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Steeped in a reverence for tradition and appreciation for detail, Japan is also one of the most pioneering and dynamic countries in the world. From beautiful ancient temples in Kyoto to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, Japan seamlessly fuses the historic with the futuristic.

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Itineraries We Love

We believe that itineraries need to be personalized, and can work for anyone from honeymooners and adventurers to families and multi-gen groups as long as they are tailored to your interests. Here are some of our favorites; many more can be created by our expert team.

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    Iconic Japan

    A comprehensive journey to Japan includes visits to the buzzing, urban metropolis of Tokyo, the traditional city of Kyoto, Mount Fuji and the mineral hot springs in Hakone, the monuments at Hiroshima and the dramatic outdoor museum of Naoshima Island.

    A comprehensive journey to Japan includes visits to the buzzing, urban metropolis of Tokyo, the traditional city of Kyoto, Mount Fuji and the mineral hot springs in Hakone, the monuments at Hiroshima and the dramatic outdoor museum of Naoshima Island.

    • When to Go

      The ideal months to visit are September through November, and March through May.

    • Ideal Length of Stay

      14 days

    • Itinerary Highlights

      Meiji Shrine and Tsujiki Fish Market in Tokyo, views of Mount Fuji in Hakone, geisha ceremony and temple visits in Kyoto, the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, art on Naoshima Island

    • Day 1-4

      Explore the dynamic Japanese capital and balance visits to historic sites like the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine with contemporary highlights such as the energetic Harajuku district and the sleek Ometsando and Ginza shopping neighborhoods.

    • Day 5-6

      Drive to Hakone and stay a night or two at one of Japan’s best ryokans with views of nearby Mt. Fuji. Board the Hakone Ropeway, a cablecar system, for a bird’s eye-view of Lake Ashi, and explore the impressive sculpture park with works by modern masters. End the day in the hot springs or onsen, a true–and truly relaxing—Japanese tradition.

    • Day 7-10

      Visit Kyoto, the former capital and cultural heart of the country, which is replete with temples, Zen gardens and craft houses and workshops. Don’t miss a tea ceremony, a sword-fighting demonstration or dinner presentation with geishas.

    • Day 11

      Witness the ground zero of the 1945 atomic explosion in Hiroshima, one of the world’s most sobering sites. A visit to Peace Memorial Park is a moving and necessary experience and one not to be missed.

    • Day 12-14

      Wander around Naoshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea, which is an art-lover’s dream with its galleries and outdoor sculpture parks exhibiting the works of international modern masters.

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    Family-Friendly Japan

    A family-friendly itinerary includes Tokyo and Kyoto, the capital and the cultural heart of the country. Tokyo is an uncompromisingly modern city, the streets below its slick skyscrapers teeming with affluent people impeccably dressed in Western designer garb. Kyoto, in drastic contrast, is a historic UNESCO World Heritage city, with the peaceful Kamo River, narrow alleys lined with 17th-century tea houses and mountains hovering in the distance shrouded in fog.

    A family-friendly itinerary includes Tokyo and Kyoto, the capital and the cultural heart of the country. Tokyo is an uncompromisingly modern city, the streets below its slick skyscrapers teeming with affluent people impeccably dressed in Western designer garb. Kyoto, in drastic contrast, is a historic UNESCO World Heritage city, with the peaceful Kamo River, narrow alleys lined with 17th-century tea houses and mountains hovering in the distance shrouded in fog.

    • When to Go

      The best seasons to visit are September through November and March through May.

    • Ideal Length of Stay

      7 days

    • Itinerary Highlights

      Taking a sushi-making class, sumo wrestling matches, wandering Harajuku in Tokyo, experiencing a geisha presentation in Kyoto

    • Day 1-4: Tokyo

      Explore the buzzing metropolis with its endless array of attractions for children and don’t miss the bustling Sensoji Temple, a Taiko drumming lesson and a uniquely Japanese experience like visiting a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley or karaoke café.

    • Day 4-7: Kyoto

      Soak up ancient Japanese culture in the quiet, sedate city of Kyoto. Children will be enchanted by the geisha performances, gilded temples and peaceful parks.

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    Craft Your Own

    Indagare believes that personalization is a key element for transformative travel, and that every journey is unique. Thus, the perfect itinerary for you depends entirely on your likes and dislikes. To have the most meaningful experience in Japan, consult with the specialists at Indagare, who will craft a tailor-made itinerary just for you, including special access, private classes and guided touring.

    Indagare believes that personalization is a key element for transformative travel, and that every journey is unique. Thus, the perfect itinerary for you depends entirely on your likes and dislikes. To have the most meaningful experience in Japan, consult with the specialists at Indagare, who will craft a tailor-made itinerary just for you, including special access, private classes and guided touring.

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