A land of contrasts, Japan is as compelling a destination as almost anywhere on Earth. Switch from electrifying Tokyo and Osaka to the majesty of Mt. Fuji, and compare the high- speed Bullet Train to the calm of Kyoto’s temples and teahouses. In between, savor the cherry tree-coated countryside and delicate cuisine, and explore malls and markets for a taste of everyday life. Plus, consider extending your horizons further than this captivating nation by adding time in Beijing or Hong Kong.

Our travel styles explained
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Our Escorted trips feature day-to-day sightseeing tours with local guides who’ll answer questions and provide insight, along with periods of free time for you to explore and relax at leisure.

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These tours balance independence and organized touring with regular, locally guided sightseeing trips teamed with free days and evenings that let you venture out alone or take optional excursions.

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Ideal for travelers eager to do their own thing, our Independent trips include return airfares, airport transfers, accommodations and nothing else—leaving you free to spend your vacation your way.