1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert
Operator
Trafalgar
Days
9
From
USD $4,425
Why Pay Retail? Call us for a quick quote!

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Wednesday,
Apr 19, 2023
To
Thursday,
Apr 27, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Apr 23, 2023
To
Monday,
May 01, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
May 07, 2023
To
Monday,
May 15, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
May 28, 2023
To
Monday,
Jun 05, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jun 04, 2023
To
Monday,
Jun 12, 2023
Best$4,425Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jun 11, 2023
To
Monday,
Jun 19, 2023
Best$4,425Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jun 25, 2023
To
Monday,
Jul 03, 2023
Best$4,425Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jul 02, 2023
To
Monday,
Jul 10, 2023
Best$4,425Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jul 16, 2023
To
Monday,
Jul 24, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 13, 2023
To
Monday,
Aug 21, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 03, 2023
To
Monday,
Sep 11, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 17, 2023
To
Monday,
Sep 25, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Oct 01, 2023
To
Monday,
Oct 09, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Oct 15, 2023
To
Monday,
Oct 23, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Oct 29, 2023
To
Monday,
Nov 06, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Nov 05, 2023
To
Monday,
Nov 13, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Nov 19, 2023
To
Monday,
Nov 27, 2023
Best$4,795Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Dec 03, 2023
To
Monday,
Dec 11, 2023
Best$4,425Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wednesday,
Dec 20, 2023
To
Thursday,
Dec 28, 2023
Best$4,750Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jan 07, 2024
To
Monday,
Jan 15, 2024
Best$4,550Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Feb 04, 2024
To
Monday,
Feb 12, 2024
Best$4,550Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Mar 03, 2024
To
Monday,
Mar 11, 2024
Best$4,895Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Mar 10, 2024
To
Monday,
Mar 18, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Mar 17, 2024
To
Monday,
Mar 25, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wednesday,
Mar 20, 2024
To
Thursday,
Mar 28, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Mar 24, 2024
To
Monday,
Apr 01, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wednesday,
Mar 27, 2024
To
Thursday,
Apr 04, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Mar 31, 2024
To
Monday,
Apr 08, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wednesday,
Apr 03, 2024
To
Thursday,
Apr 11, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Apr 07, 2024
To
Monday,
Apr 15, 2024
Best$4,950Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Apr 14, 2024
To
Monday,
Apr 22, 2024
Best$4,895Get Lower PriceGet Quote

Promotions

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON TRAFALGAR TOURS

Why pay full price? Call us or click above for a quick quote and save money on Trafalgar Tours.

Itinerary

Book With Flexibility

  • Peace of Mind
    Complimentary "Peace of Mind" Travel Plan. Change your travel plans until 60 days before your trip
  • Change Destination / Vacation
    Change to a different destination or vacation with the Travcorp Family of Brands.
  • Change Dates
    Choose new departure dates if your plans change.
  • Great Service
    Award-winning service, low prices, client satisfaction

Tour Itinerary

At Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine, climb the extraordinary path lined with hundreds of orange torii gates that snake through the forest up into the mountains above the city. Indulge in a delicious kaiseki lunch at a traditional ryokan and gain an insight into Japanese customs.

Countries Visited

Japan

Cities Visited

Kanazawa , Kyoto , Osaka , Takayama , Tokyo

  1. Day 1
    Konnichiwa Tokyo
    Your in-depth exploration of Japan begins in Tokyo. On arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, take a shuttle bus transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers.Accommodation: New Otani Garden Tower
  2. Day 2
    Explore Vibrant Tokyo
    We launch our City Tour in the old-time entertainment centre of Asakusa, where we'll encounter the Sensoji Buddhist Temple. One of Tokyo's most colourful and popular temples, Sensoji has been rebuilt countless times since it was founded in 628, making it Tokyo's oldest temple site. Strolling down Nakamise next, we immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of shitamachi (downtown Tokyo), admiring the wooden dolls, colourful chiyogami (origami paper) and traditional Japanese sweets. We'll ascend Tokyo Skytree, the world's highest free-standing broadcasting tower for panoramic views of the city, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or on an Optional Experience where a professional stylist will dress you in a traditional Japanese kimono.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Off to the Five Lakes District
    Our first stop today is the Imperial Palace Plaza from where the two bridges that form the entrance to the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace can be viewed. We'll have the opportunity to explore the leafy Imperial Palace East Gardens before continuing our City Tour. At the Edo-Tokyo Museum, we delve into the history and culture of Tokyo’s Edo era, then continue to the Ginza district where we’ll learn how to make sushi with a Local Specialist. We venture to the Five Lakes District next, keeping a keen eye out for the UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji which dominates the landscape.Accommodation: Fuji Marriott Yamanakako
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Majestic Mt. Fuji and Timeless Takayama
    Visit Oshino Hakkai, a small rural village in the Fuji Five Lakes district, renowned for eight natural spring water ponds that are fed by melted snow from Mt. Fuji. Admire the reflections of the sky and landscapes in its clear waters, then ascend Mt. Fuji by road to 2,300 metres at the 5th station. Ride up Mt. Tenjo on the Kachikachiyama Ropeway next, for jaw-dropping views (weather permitting) of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. Then, journey through the Japanese Alps to the beautiful hillside town of Takayama, before enjoying dinner at the hotel.Accommodation: Associa Takayama Resort
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Experience Gokayama and on to Kanazawa
    Immerse yourself in tradition as you walk through the Edo-style streets of Takayama's Old Town. Indulge a lunch of Japanese Hida-gyu – beef from a black-haired Japanese cattle breed, renowned as one of the finest quality varieties of beef. Journey back in time this afternoon during a visit to the peaceful UNESCO-listed Gokayama, a mountain village set amidst five valleys. Admire the unique construction of the local Gassho-zukuri wooden houses that have been built without the use of nails with steeply sloped thatched roofs to prevent snow from building up on them. Next, meet a local family in one of these houses, then Dive Into Culture observing local artisans making washi paper and trying your hand at making your own. Make a difference to the sustainability of this small business during this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Stay overnight in Kanazawa.Accommodation: Kanazawa Tokyu
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Traditional Kanazawa
    Join a Local Specialist this morning to learn the secrets of painting gold leaf, a delicate craft the Japanese have been perfecting since the 16th century. Continue to the tranquil gardens of Kenrokuen, which took shape over a hundred years to emerge as one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens. Connecting with your exquisite natural surrounds, you’ll stroll through ornate landscapes and past ponds and temples. Take a short walk through the Omicho market next to see the local fish catch and enjoy an insider’s view of everyday life in a busy coastal town. Then, visit the Nagamachi District with its beautifully preserved samurai houses that line the traditional stone streets. Here you will gain first-hand insights into samurai life during a visit to the Nomura house, an elegant samurai mansion.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Onwards to Kyoto
    We board an Express train this morning to Kyoto, where we’ll Connect With Locals at a traditional ryokan, built in 1932 to serve as the second residence of Emperor Akihito’s uncle. We’ll enjoy a Be My Guest lunch and learn about local Japanese customs as our hosts welcome us into their beautiful home. After lunch, we visit the UNESCO-listed Kinkakuji Temple with its famous Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion), the proud symbol of Kyoto and a Zen temple, which has its origins as a 14th century villa.Accommodation: Nikko Princess
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Discover Enchanting Kyoto
    The blazing orange torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine guide our path through the forest, up into the mountains and to a sacred site that has heard prayers for prosperity and happiness since the 8th century. We continue to Sanjusangen-do Hall and admire the minute detail of each of its 1,001 “thousand-handed” goddesses of mercy statues, then enjoy a walking tour of the Gion area. This evening, we indulge in a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow guests.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Sayonara Japan
    Our encounter with Japan’s age-old traditions and modern cityscapes at its end, we take a transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport for our onward flight. Alternatively, continue to Hiroshima by choosing the 13 day Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima itinerary.
    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Visit the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museum in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto
  • . View Mt. Fuji
  • See the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama and the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa
  • Connect with Locals Enjoy a kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs.
  • Dive into Culture Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama.
  • Dive into Culture Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® 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.

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Health and Safety Protocols for Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Trafalgar and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Trafalgar is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Trafalgar will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Trafalgar have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Trafalgar is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Trafalgar does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Trafalgar only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Trafalgar is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: What is the activity level on this tour

Thanks for your e-mail! The activity level for this tour is listed as "1-light." There will be some walking tours over uneven surfaces and climbing some stairs may be required. More physical activities might be available as optional tours. We’re open seven days a week to help with your vacation plans. Please call us at (800) 627-3753 and a travel consultant will be happy to assist you. Thanks!

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 13 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Accommodation in Nagano was very poor. Other accommodations were great.

Great tour and excellent group of people on this trip.

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2020 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!