Conducted by an experienced multilingual guide well versed in Japanese history and culture, this tour is your quintessential introduction to the ancient land of Rising Sun.
Cities/places of interest to be included in the itinerary are Tokyo, Sapporo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kanazawa, Takayama, Shiragawa-go, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukuoka. Excursions to Nikko National Park, Himeji Castle and Mayajima Island are also planned. A quick stop at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya is under consideration.
The tour would start and end in Tokyo.
This Japan tour is very much focused on history. Naturally, there will be numerous museum visits. To enhance enjoyment of the museum visits, guests will each be furnished with an earpiece so that they can wander off while still being able to listen to the guide. We have been using the “whisper” audio system since we purchased our first batch from Taiwan many years ago. And the guests love it.
During the tour, the guide will provide in-depth commentaries on a wide range of topics including prominent historical figures, politics, economy, employment, education, agriculture, folk customs, religions, demography, Japanese constitution etc. Highlights also include sushi making lesson, village visits and tradition cultural performances.
The itinerary is under development. If you wish to be notified when it is ready, please email us to get on our list. We plan to launch this tour in late March 2019 with the first departure scheduled for November (fall foliage season) of 2019.
We expect the land tour price before early bird and/or repeat customer discount to be around US$9,500 or CA$12,350 per person based on double occupancy.