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Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor

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Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor

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13 days 12 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $1080.00


Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss.

One of our most popular tours with an added twist, this tour takes you to the must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss. The first of these is the Shibazakura at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Here, the ground is covered in short pink flowers. The combination of the lake and Mt. Fuji in the background make for some breath-taking photographs. The next special stop on this tour Snow Monkey Park where you can see wild monkeys behaving very human-like. These monkeys have taken quite a liking to the local hot springs and so had land designated for their use which includes a hot spring pool. While the monkeys are famous for being photographed during the winter, they can be seen in the park all year round. This tour also includes a night at an onsen hotel (Japanese style room) where you will be able to enjoy the traditional experience of bathing in the natural mineral bath, which is said to be very good for the health. The next seasonal highlight of this tour is the Snow Corridor and Alpine Route. Here, you will be able to see gorgeous mountain scenery, towering walls of snow reaching up to 20 meters high, and get some insight into the rural spirit of Japan.

While on this tour, you will also be able to enjoy the can't- miss sites of Japan. These will include the famous Asakusa Sensoji Temple where you can learn the difference between a temple and a shrine and also enjoy shopping in the nearby market. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Drive by the historical Imperial Palace, and take in the view from the record-breaking Tokyo Skytree’s main observation deck. While in Kyoto, you will see the Fushimi Inari shrine well known for its thousand Torii gates. Near-by is Kiyomizu Temple, a large wooden structure most noted for its large stage that juts out from the hill and looks down upon the trees and city. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a green tea ceremony with an apprentice geisha (maiko) . Another important stop will be Hiroshima. Here, you can visit the Peace Park, A-Bomb Museum, and Miyajima. Miyajima island is home to the Itsukushima Shrine and well known for its large Torii gate which was built to appear floating on the water during high tide.

Among the must-see cities and sites of Japan, you will also visit some lesser known but equally important and beautiful sites. You will visit Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kanazawa. In Takayama, visitors can experience the local farm grown products and the rural atmosphere of Old Town. In Shirakawa-go, you can see the old style farmhouses of very unique architecture. These are so unique that they have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many are still in use and some have been made into museums. In Kanazawa, experience the beauty and tradition of the Japanese garden.

These are just a few things you can visit on this tour. After this tour, you will have seen the can't-miss sites of Japan, lesser-known hidden gems, important cultural sites, as well as pop culture areas. This tour will give you much insight into the spirit of Japan and a true understanding of the country as a whole, rather than just the large cities. These have been just a few exampled of the great sites on this tour, please see the full detailed itinerary for more information.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Fri. May 9, 2025 Wed. May 21, 2025 USD $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sat. May 9, 2026 Thu. May 21, 2026 USD $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 10 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 6 lunches and 5 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

Transport

Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX).
  • • If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the first day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Mt. Fuji
  • Day4   Matsumoto - Yudanaka
  • Day5   Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
  • Day6   Takayama
  • Day7   Shirakawa-go - Kanazawa
  • Day8   Kyoto
  • Day9   Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
  • Day10   Himeji - Kurashiki - Hiroshima
  • Day11   Hiroshima - Shikoku
  • Day12   Shikoku - Kobe
  • Day13   Tour ends

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Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe


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Learn to create your own Sushi, meet a geisha or maiko, and more

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Meet locals and visit rural areas of Japan you might miss on other tours