Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima - Celebrate the Takayama Festival

02/08/2021 through 04/08/2023
02/08/2021 through 04/23/2023

Splendors Of Japan With Hiroshima – Celebrate The Takayama Festival
Celebrate the changing seasons as the jangle of bells and boom-boom-bang of drums accompany a captivating parade of festival floats on the streets of hillside Takayama.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIEW Mt. Fuji
  • SEE the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama, the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa
  • VISIT the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museumin Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto, the Water Temple on Awaji Island, Zentsuji Temple, the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima and Osaka Castle
  • EXPLORE Tokyo. Kyoto. Hiroshima
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs. (Day 7)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Join the locals at the Takayama Festival. (Days 4 & 5) Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. (Day 5) Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama. (Day 5) Sample the famous Hiroshima style okonomiyaki. (Day 11)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Sushi making in Tokyo. (Day 3) Gold Leaf painting in Kanazawa. (Day 6)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help support a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop. You’ll watch the family at work, and test your paper-making skills for yourself. (Day 5)
  • STAYS WITH STORIES Enjoy genuine Japanese hospitality at a traditional ryokan in the mountain hot springs village of Kotohira. (Day 9)

Dining Highlights

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches (including Connect with Locals)
  • 7 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights


Day 1 Konnichiwa Tokyo
Day 2 Explore Vibrant Tokyo
Day 3 Off to the Five Lakes District
Day 4 Majestic Mt. Fuji and Timeless Takayama
Day 5 Join the Locals at the Takayama Festival
Day 6 Experience Gokayama and On To Kanazawa
Day 7 Onwards to Kyoto
Day 8 Discover Enchanting Kyoto
Day 9 Cross the Seto Inland Sea to Awaji Island
Day 10 Spiritual Kotohira and Onwards to Hiroshima
Day 11 Set Sail for Miyajima Island
Day 12 High Speed Bullet Train to Osaka
Day 13 Sayonara Osaka

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