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Treasures of Japan: UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Private Luxury Japan Tour (17 days)

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Artisans of Leisure

Tokyo, Japan to Tokyo, Japan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 03 May 2027
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TREASURES OF JAPAN: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Tokyo, Nikko, Osaka (with Hiroshima and Miyajima or Himeji Castle), Koyasan (Mount Koya), Kyoto & Nara, Kanazawa & Shirakawago, Hakone & Kamakura

An exclusive private tour of Japan for the most discerning luxury traveler.

This private luxury tour focuses on Japan’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and most important cultural destinations. It features accommodation at Japan’s top luxury hotels and private touring of renowned temples and shrines, beautiful gardens, significant historical sites, favorite culinary spots and much more.

Itinerary

Day 1
Tokyo, Japan

Hotel: Aman Tokyo
Meals: None

TREASURES OF JAPAN: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Tokyo, Nikko, Osaka (with Hiroshima and Miyajima or Himeji Castle), Koyasan (Mount Koya), Kyoto & Nara, Kanazawa & Shirakawago, Hakone & Kamakura

An exclusive private tour of Japan for the most discerning luxury traveler.

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Tokyo at ultra-luxury hotel: Aman Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peninsula Tokyo, or The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Day 2
Tokyo, Japan

Hotel: Aman Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Temples, shrines, gardens, pop-culture, neighborhoods, museums, specialty shops, food, markets, history

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: private sushi lesson with master chef, attending festivals, insider shopping, watching sumo wrestling, attending a kabuki performance, meeting culinary and sake experts, private martial arts lesson, appointment to visit Ghibli Museum

Day 3
Nikko, Japan

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
Meals: Breakfast

Private transfer to hotel in Nikko with touring en route

Accommodation in Nikko at luxurious lakeside resort with onsen (hot springs)

Day 4
Nikko, Japan

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
Meals: Breakfast

Private touring around Nikko

Beautiful landscapes, shrines, temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Additional activities upon request: hiking, mountain biking and stand up paddleboarding

Day 5
Osaka, Japan

Hotel: The St. Regis Osaka
Meals: Breakfast

Private transfer to Tokyo station for first-class shinkansen (bullet train) to Osaka

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Evening private street food tour

Accommodation in Osaka at luxury hotel

Day 6
Hiroshima, Japan

Osaka, Japan

Miyajima, Japan

Hotel: The St. Regis Osaka
Meals: Breakfast

Full-day private excursion to Hiroshima and Miyajima or Himeji Castle

Peace Park Memorial, Floating Torii, traditional temples and neighborhoods, UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 7
Koyasan, Japan

Hotel: Fukuchi-in
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Private transfer to temple lodge

Afternoon private tour

UNESCO World Heritage Site, cedar forest, mountain landscapes, temples, ancient cemetery

Shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian) dinner

Accommodation at Koyasan (Mount Koya) at traditional temple lodge

Day 8
Kyoto, Japan

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast

Option for early-morning Buddhist chanting at the temple

Private transfer to hotel in Kyoto

Afternoon private tour

Accommodation in Kyoto at ultra-luxury hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto or Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Day 9
Kyoto, Japan

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Historic temples, shrines, gardens, Geisha district, bamboo forest, history, traditional architecture, crafts and antiques, cuisine, UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private tea ceremony

Vegetarian Buddhist temple lunch

Day 10
Nara, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast

Full-day private excursion to Nara and/or Uji

UNESCO World Heritage Sites, temples, tea plantations

Additional options upon request: exclusive private tea ceremony in a tea villa

Day 11
Kyoto, Japan

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast

Half-day private city tour, including option for cultural activity

Options include exclusive private dinner with geisha entertainment, private Zen meditation in a local Buddhist temple, meetings with local craftspeople, private ikebana (flower arranging) lessons, visiting a master swordsmith, meetings with ceramics experts, tea tastings, visits to sake breweries and tofu factories, manga drawing lessons, a visit to a private machiya (traditional merchant house), hiking to temples in the hills, attending local festivals, private Japanese cooking classes

Day 12
Kanazawa, Japan

Hotel: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Meals: Breakfast

Private transfer to Kanazawa

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Afternoon private tour with expert guide

Traditional samurai and geisha districts, Kenrokuen Garden, traditional crafts, temples, museums, local markets

Accommodation in Kanazawa at luxury hotel

Day 13
Kanazawa, Japan

Hotel: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Meals: Breakfast

Full-day private excursion to Gokayama & Shirakawago

UNESCO World Heritage-listed mountain villages

Traditional villages, historic farmhouses, rice fields, forests

Other options include visiting a renowned pottery kiln and studio, private cooking lesson at a traditional farm in the countryside

Day 14
Hakone, Japan

Hotel: Gora Kadan Ryokan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Private transfer to station for first-class shinkansen to Tokyo, connecting with first-class shinkansen to Hakone

Half-day private tour on arrival

Mount Fuji, scenic views, geothermal areas, art museums, local crafts, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Transfer to luxury hot springs ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)

Kaiseki ryori (seasonal tasting menu) dinner

Accommodation in Hakone at luxurious ryokan with hot springs and spa

Upon request: hiking, a drive up the base of Mount Fuji or a boat ride on Lake Ashi

Day 15
Kamakura, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Hotel: Aman Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast

Private transfer to hotel in Tokyo with Kamakura touring en route

Temples, shrines, forests, bamboo groves, Great Buddha statue

Accommodation in Tokyo at ultra-luxury hotel: Aman Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peninsula Tokyo, or The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Day 16
Tokyo, Japan

Hotel: Aman Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast

Half-day private city tour

Day 17
Tokyo, Japan

Hotel: None
Meals: Breakfast

Private airport transfer

Virtuoso Benefits

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