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Glistening metropolises of neon lights, tropical beaches to the south, breathtaking snow capped mountains to the north, with countless adventures and experiences to undertake in between; there are endless ways to discover Japan. Where to visit? How long to stay? What day trips are best? With an eclectic mix of traditional and modern sightseeing spots, adding this exotic destination to your bucket list is a must.
Small Group Tours
Embark on one of our tour partners, Inside Japan’s award-winning group tours and you will be treated to a real ‘get beneath the surface’ experience of Japan. The group tours are escorted by knowledgeable, engaging and fun local tour leaders.
All the flexibility and fun of planning your own trip, only better! Your FBI Travel advisor will help pick the perfect properties, introduce you to experiences you didn’t even know existed, provide honest advice and produce a meticulously planned itinerary just for you.
Exclusive Private Journeys
Uncover Japan in a unique and personal way. Exquisite accommodation, perhaps the world’s finest dining and resources of local experts & guides make this a very special way to experience Japan.
Embark on one of these innovative and fun group tours, tailormade trips and cultural experiences throughout Japan.
The Best Of Japan – Self Guided Adventure
14 Nights from $11,457 per person (twin share)
A superior two-week itinerary taking in Japan’s most iconic sights, with four-star accommodation and a programme of cultural experiences included.
Start your adventure in the modern megalopolis of Tokyo where you will then travel south on the bullet train to the Fuji-Hakone National Park, you will be amazed by the surprises and contradictions to be found in such a small area of this diverse country.
Visiting Hakone you will spend the next three days exploring the historic temples, shrines and gardens in the cultural heart of Japan: Kyoto. Continuing west from here you’ll then travel west to Miyajima, an island just across the water from Hiroshima and one of the most scenic places in all Japan.
Your next destination will take you deep into the Japanese Alps, where you’ll be exploring the picturesque historical town of Takayama.
Destinations and Highlights
Tokyo – Hakone – Kyoto – Miyajima – Osaka – Takayama – Tokyo
- Explore Kyoto’s shrines and temples`
- Bathe in Hakone’s hot springs
- Visit Tsukiji Fish Market
- Sample sake in Takayama
- Experience the very best of Japanese hospitality at a ryokan inn
- Spend an evening with a trainee geisha
The Japan Arts Trail – Self Guided Adventure
15 Nights from $3,857 per person (twin share)
A low-cost, 15-day itinerary introducing the best of Japan’s arts scene, from traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints to modern masters.
Explore some of the best museums and art experiences available, travelling from exciting Tokyo to the cultural heart of the country at Kyoto before returning to the capital for the end of your trip. Through visits to galleries and museums large and small, you will see Japan through the eyes of its artists whilst exploring the attractions and inspirations that each destination has to offer. Your exploration will begin with three nights in Tokyo, a city that encapsulates the diversity of the Japanese art world. Next you will travel by bullet train to Hakone, famous not only for its hot spring baths, sulphurous volcanic craters and spectacular views of the iconic Mount Fuji, but also for its world-class art galleries and museums.
Here you will have the chance to visit the Chokoku no Mori outdoor sculpture park, where the works of Henry Moore, Anthony Gormley and many others are set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. In Matsue you’ll make a stop to appreciate the beautiful collection of Japanese modern art and the award-winning landscape garden at the Adachi Museum. Here, in Japan’s “City of Water”, you can also take a sunset cruise out into Lake Shinji and visit one of Japan’s best-preserved original samurai castles.
You will cap off your adventure with a stay in Nagoya, home to some of the finest arts of the Shogun era at the Tokugawa Art Museum, followed by a stop on the Inland Sea island of Naoshima.
On this truly remarkable island you can visit the various annexes of Benesse House, designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando; wander the galleries of the Chichu Art Museum; or explore the Art House Project whereby old Japanese houses in the main town area of the island have been restored and turned into art exhibitions.
Destinations and Highlights
Tokyo – Hakone – Nagoya – Kyoto – Matsue – Naoshima
- Visit Naoshima’s Art House Projects
- Take in the outdoor sculptures at Chokoku no Mori
- View Matsue’s Adachi Museum Gardens
- Discover the gardens and temples of Kyoto
- Explore Tokyo’s Mori Gallery
- Stay in a traditional Japanese inn
Japan Enchantment – Small Group Tour
14 Nights from $11,732 per person (twin share)
With a range of high-end accommodations, superb included meals and your tour leader on hand to make sure everything runs like clockwork, this is the perfect introduction to a fascinating culture often considered impenetrable by the outside world.
You’ll begin and end the trip in Tokyo, icon of high modernity and a city of bewildering size and scope. Your first dinner at a local restaurant will provide you with a relaxed yet invaluable introduction to Japanese food and etiquette, and is the perfect way to get to know your tour leader and group.
Kyoto is Japan’s other great city: imperial capital for over a thousand years and packed with architectural treasures. The highlight of your stay here is a private audience with a maiko (trainee geisha). Such experiences are rarely available to foreigners, giving you an exclusive window into this mysterious and captivating profession. Complementing the city stays, you’ll also get a tantalising taste of rural Japan. In the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park you’ll cruise across Lake Ashi under the watchful gaze of Mount Fuji, explore the outstanding Hakone Open-Air Museum and rest your legs in volcanic hot spring baths.
In thickly forested Nikko you’ll be privy to the most lavish religious architecture in all of Japan, whilst in Karuizawa you’ll take a soba noodle-making class in of one of the country’s finest mountain resorts. The cities of Kanazawa and Nagano, contrasting as they are, offer yet more remarkable variety. High in the Japanese Alps, Nagano is your gateway to the famous onsen-bathing snow monkeys of Yudanaka. Kanazawa offers beautifully preserved samurai house districts, one of the very best Japanese gardens and a plethora of traditional craft workshops.
Destinations and Highlights
Tokyo – Nikki – Karuizawa – Nagano – Kanazawa – Kyoto – Hakone – Tokyo
- See flying squirrels in their natural habitat in rural Karuizawa
- Discover Nikko, Tokyo, Karuizawa, Kanazawa and Kyoto with the help of expert local guides
- Stroll around Kyoto’s Gion district followed by an exclusive audience with a trainee geisha
- Enjoy a soba noodle-making class in one of Japan’s finest mountain resorts
- See the famous onsen-bathing “snow monkeys” of Yudanaka
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