What To Expect:
Japan Travel Tour Highlights
With the new bullet train linking Tokyo to Kanazawa, visitors can see more of this serene and beautiful country with ease. You will take full advantage of the train’s extended route during your deluxe tour of Japan. Your journey begins with a look at Tokyo inside and out: Be one of the final visitors to wind through the labyrinth of the Tsukiji Fish Market before it is significantly downsized in preparation for the 2020 summer Olympics; visit the Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace East Gardens, the Sensou-ji Temple, and the Edo-Tokyo Museum; take a private, hands-on ikebana lesson and taste all the intriguing offerings of the Takashimaya food emporium. In Tokyo you’ll stay in the city’s newest ultra-luxury property, the Aman Tokyo. Occupying the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower, the Aman Tokyo boasts magnificent views of the city below, a 1,2000 bottle wine cellar, and a multi-floor, no-indulgence-spared signature Aman spa. Enjoy views of Mt. Fuji as you travel by train to Hakone. Hakone is a rugged yet beautiful mountain town known for its hot springs. Here you will stay at one of the most exclusive and famous ryokans (a traditional inn) in all of Japan, Gora Kadan. The most decadent property you may ever visit, Gora Kadan lives up to its historical beginnings as the summer residence of the Kan-In-No-Miya Imperial family. From here, continue on to Kyoto, home to the Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Kyoto you will have the opportunity to learn sushi making in a local machiya (traditional wooden house), unwind with a private Zen meditation session, participate in a traditional tea ceremony, enjoy a private meeting with a maiko (the younger apprentice to a geisha), and visit the area’s most important temples and shrines. Before returning to Japan, a day-long excursion to Hiroshima allows you to tour the thought-provoking Peace Memorial Museum, visit Miyajima Island and view the Itsukushima Shrine.