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13 days
from AU$7,834 per person

Essence of Japan

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Marvelling at the harmonious contrast of Japan’s old and new. Enjoying three exhilarating rides on the modern marvel that is the bullet train. Experiencing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto, the country’s ancient capital (and birthplace of this refined ritual).

Ancient and ultra-modern sit shoulder to shoulder in Japan. On this Japan itinerary, we’ll experience both over two weeks, exploring high-paced cities, hushed shrines and temples, and serene gardens. We’ll attend a traditional tea ceremony, learn a little about geisha and samurai culture, catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji and whizz between cities on the sleek, slick Shinkansen (bullet train). Our Japan tours travel in spring, when cherry blossoms and hydrangea bloom; in summer, when you can time your tour with the fascinating Gion Festival; and in autumn, when maple trees are a blaze of fiery red and orange. In April and October, some dates coincide with the colourful Takayama Festival, and May and September also offer opportunities to experience a Sumo wrestling tournament. Which will you choose?

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From AU$7,834pp

AU$450 deposit per person

17 excursions & visits

13 meals

Moderate pace

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Please note - Customers will need to be in the start location of the tour on 10/10/2024 to join their group

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Your itinerary

Essence of Japan

What's included

13 meals

12 breakfasts

1 lunch


12 nights in hotels


Travel in destination by coach

Tour highlights

17 excursions & visits

City tours of Tokyo, Kanazawa (including Kenroku-en Garden), and Kyoto

Mount Fuji Visitor Centre

Visits to Matsumoto Castle, Shirakawago Village, Miyajima Island and Nara (including Todaiji Temple and Nara Park)

Sake tasting at a traditional brewery

Walking tours of Takayama and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Three journeys on the bullet train

Traditional tea ceremony

Lake Ashi cruise

Cable car to the Owakudani Valley and hot springs

Adventure made effortless with Titan Travel


Titan tour manager and local guide

Portable audio

Headset system on excursions


Services included


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