Multi-Day Tour

Japan Winter Highlights (9 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Tokyo, Japan To Kyoto, Japan

Valid for Departures: 26 Nov 2018 - 03 Dec 2019

Japan Winter Highlights (9 days)

Day 4

Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa

Day 6

Kawayu Onsen/Osaka

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tokyo, Japan
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Day 1 Tokyo: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Tokyo, Japan
None None
Day 2 Tokyo: Enjoy a morning tour of some of the city's highlights. With a free afternoon, opt to head out of town and view Mt Fuji or explore more of Tokyo's diverse districts. Included Activities: City Tour
Day 3
Tokyo, Japan
None None
Day 3 Tokyo/Shirakawa-go (1D): It's a long travel day to reach the scenic village of Shirakawa-go. View the unique architecture before settling into a local style inn for the night. Enjoy a traditional dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle Bullet train
Day 4
Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa
None Breakfast
Day 4 Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa: Enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Kanazawa by bus. Wander through the samurai village on a short guided walk and take a guided tour of the Ninja Temple. Opt to visit the impressive 21st Century Museum, the geisha district, or Kenrokuen garden. Included Activities: Ninja Temple Visit Nagamachi Samurai District Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Kanazawa, Japan
None None
Day 5 Kanazawa/Kawayu Onsen (1D): It's a long, but scenic, travel day to reach the Wakayama prefecture. Kawayu Onsen is known for its large, outdoor onsen bath dug every winter into the river bed. Dress in the yukata (cotton kimono) provided by the minshuku (inn) and stroll over to the seninburo (large public hot spring) to enjoy an unforgettable soak in the steamy natural hot spring water. Included Activities: Traditional Minshuku Stay and Meal Seninburo Hot Spring Visit Transport: Local train Local bus
Day 6
Kawayu Onsen/Osaka
None Breakfast
Day 6 Kawayu Onsen/Osaka: Spend a free morning in the area. Opt to walk along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, visit nearby Yunomine Onsen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or visit the Hongu Taisha Shrine and giant torii gate of Oyu No Hara. Travel to Osaka in the late afternoon and opt for a night out in buzzing Namba. Transport: Local bus Local train
Day 7
Osaka, Japan
None None
Day 7 Osaka: Osaka has heaps to offer including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street and Dotombori Bridge. Be sure to try "takoyaki" the city's famous squid snack. Osaka is a unique culinary destination – opt for a group meal of "kushikatsu". Included Activities: Instant Ramen Museum Visit
Day 8
Osaka, Japan
None None
Day 8 Osaka/Kyoto: Continue on to nearby Kyoto and enjoy a morning city tour. With options like a tea ceremony, a traditional costume photo shoot, and visits to temples or museums, there's tons to see and do. Included Activities: City Tour Transport: Local train
Day 9
Kyoto, Japan
None Breakfast
Day 9 Kyoto: Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this historic city. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Japan in winter is simply unforgettable. Join this nine-day tour to explore big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, then roam the iconic geisha district in Kanazawa. Visit the Swiss-like village of Shirakawa-go before heading to Kawayu Onsen to enjoy local-style accommodation and the traditional onsens (outdoor hot springs) that make winter tours in this country so fun. Make next winter something special in Japan.

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