Cultural Treasures of Japan
Come to know Japanese culture both ancient and modern. In Tokyo, explore the famous Ginza district, see the Imperial Palace and join the locals for a tea ceremony. See Asakusa’s famous Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon. Explore the lakeside resort of Hakone. Cruise Lake Ashi. Climb aboard the Kachi Kachi Ropeway and take in epic views of Mt. Fuji. Tour Matsumoto Castle, the “Crow Castle.” Discover Takayama, a town in the Japanese Alps. Sit down at a traditional noodle shop. Marvel at the gassho-zukuri-style homes of Shirakawa. Visit Kanazawa’s Omicho market and the Samurai district. Partake in a gold leaf class. Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan and a marvel to behold. Explore Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, home of the first Shogun. Take a lesson in the art of stenciling. Board the Shinkansen bullet train to travel to Hiroshima where you’ll visit the Peace Memorial Museum. Finally, sit down to a special farewell dinner in Kyoto that features a Geisha show.