Splendors of Japan - Celebrate the Takayama Festival

02/08/2021 through 04/08/2023
02/08/2021 through 04/19/2023
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Splendors Of Japan – Celebrate The Takayama Festival
Celebrate the changing seasons as the jangle of bells and boom-boom-bang of drums accompany a captivating parade of festival floats on the streets of hillside Takayama.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • EXPLORE Tokyo and Kyoto
  • SEE the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama, the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa
  • VIEW Mt. Fuji
  • VISIT the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museumin Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs. (Day 7)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Join the locals at the Takayama Festival. (Days 4 & 5) Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. (Day 5) Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama. (Day 5)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Sushi making in Tokyo. (Day 3) Gold Leaf painting in Kanazawa. (Day 6)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help support a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop. You’ll watch the family at work, and test your paper-making skills for yourself. (Day 5)


Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches (including Connect with Locals)
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 Konnichiwa Tokyo
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Day 2 Explore Vibrant Tokyo
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Day 3 Off to the Five Lakes District
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Day 4 Majestic Mt. Fuji and Timeless Takayama
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Day 5 Join the Locals at the Takayama Festival
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Day 6 Experience Gokayama and On To Kanazawa
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Day 7 Onwards to Kyoto
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Day 8 Discover Enchanting Kyoto
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Day 9 Sayonara Japan
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