Day Tour

Discover the Aroms and Scents of Japanese Incense (1 Hour)

Windows to Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Discover the Aroms and Scents of Japanese Incense (1 Hour )

Kyoto, Japan

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Scent is one of the most moving senses we humans have. One brief wisp of fragrance causes us to recall the most vivid memories, calling forth feelings of home and peace. Certain fragrances have a special place in Japan, with some of the most natural and pungent being reserved for important ceremonies and religious rites. Clear your senses and prepare for a journey using only your sense of smell. Learn about traditional incenses and the place they hold in history and in the present, and prepare to be tested on your ability to memorize and recall some of the many warm and spicy fragrances of the East.

About Us

We are a dynamic company that enables travelers the opportunity to have intimate, personalized encounters with Japan’s fascinating culture. We bring our guests, individuals and groups, directly to the heart of Japan through the soul-stirring cultural windows we weave into our custom journeys. Our extensive knowledge and personal connections established over our many years living and working in Japan puts us in a unique position to open up local culture, areas and experiences, allowing us to take guests off the beaten path, and giving us the flexibility to provide for guests’ unique interests and wishes.

Insider Tip

Avoid traveling in April. Sure, you'll miss the blossoms, but so many other wonders await year-round!

Terms & Conditions

Tour Confirmation and Payment

To confirm services we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total fare amount in Japanese yen (JPY) only. Please note that we startsecuring services and making reservations only after the tour is confirmed and payment is made. This payment should be made within 7 daysof your acceptance of the tour as offered, and your request for and receipt of the deposit invoice for the tour. The remaining balance should be paid in Japanese Yen (JPY) no later than 30 days prior to your arrival to Japan.

**Please note that when you confirm within 30 days of the arrival date, full payment is required at the time of confirmation.

Payment Methods

Credit Card

Payment can be made by credit card through our secure online form. We will send you credit card payment instructions along with the deposit invoice for your tour upon your acceptance of this tour.

Bank Transfer

Payment can be made via bank transfer to our bank account. Details will be provided along with the invoice we will send upon your confirmation of the tour. Transaction fees charged by the Japanese bank for your first bank transfer transaction will be covered by our agency. In the event of more than one bank transfer transaction, 4,000JPY will be added to your invoice for each additional transfer. Any charges made by the sender’s bank will be covered by the sender.

Changes Policy

The itineraries we suggest are always flexible in order meet your preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further fine-tuning of your trip. If you would like to make some changes to booked services after confirmation has been made, an administrative fee of 5,000JPY per person might be charged at our discretion. If you wish to transfer a booking to another date, Windows to Japan might agree to such alterations at its own discretion, subject to an administrative fee of 5,000JPY per person. If you decide to transfer the booking less than 30 days prior to arrival date, this will be treated as cancellation in accordance with our cancellation policy.


Up to 30 days prior to arrival: No charge*.

*Except the non-refundable deposit, and tickets/other non-refundable charges completed prior to cancellation. (read below**)

From 29-20 days prior to arrival: 30% of the tour fare.

From 19-13 days prior to arrival: 50% of the tour fare.

From 12 days prior to arrival to day of arrival: 100% of the tour fare

Your cancellation notice should arrive in writing within our working hours of 10:00 -18:00 JST Monday - Friday. If we receive your cancellation notice outside the above working hours, it will be considered as being received on the next working day.

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Outstanding Travel Plan

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2014

This was a GREAT trip to Japan; well planned and organized. The few things that went wrong were when I FAILED to take Marion’s advice.

Excellent guide

By: Rob

Reviewed on: 25 May 2017

Expensive but worth it. Excellent guide and itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Lannon

Windows to Japan

By: Sammie

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and efficient. She was personable. We were amazed at all we were able to experience in just two days in Tokyo with her. We never could have seen all we did without her.
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca

Christmas in Japan 2017

By: Becca

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

Windows to Japan, in conjunction with our travel advisor Tisha , planned one of our most incredible trips we have ever taken. The partners at Windows to Japan helped plan incredible tours, give suggestions for restaurants, and provided us with the most amazing itineraries. Once we arrived in Japan, we had an entire binder full of information waiting for us in our hotel room. Included in the binder was all of our tickets, train cards, daily itineraries, maps, suggestions of what to do, and a list of restaurants. This was key in our travels. We love that they provided detailed train station information, as it would have been next to impossible to navigate the train stations. Windows provided us with some of the best tour guides-so knowledgable and fun and enjoyable to be with. They arranged great experiences such as tea making class, home cooking class, and excursions into the mountains. All of our hotels were beautiful and in great locations. They made our trip memorable and perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Tisha Neufville