Steeped in a reverence for tradition and appreciation for detail, Japan seamlessly fuses the historic with the futuristic. The offerings for a culturally curious traveler are astounding—from crafts, fashion and food to history, religion and architecture (Japan has more buildings by Pritzker Prize award-winning architects than any other country in the world). This trip offers an insider’s view of this complex and layered destination, with ample time to experience the very best of Tokyo and Kyoto, along with the mountainous region of Hakone that lies between the two cities.

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What to Expect

Highlights and special experiences:

Explore Tokyo through its neighborhoods, museums and sites. Take in the city’s most important Shinto temple, the Meiji Shrine, with an expert guide, along with dynamic districts like Omotesandō, Aoyama, Ginza, Roppongi and Harajuki. See the city through the eyes of fashion designer Tomo Koizumi, who will guide you through one of Tokyo’s edgiest department stores, and enjoy private tours of such cutting-edge art galleries and digital collectives as the Mori Art Museum, 21_21 Design Sight, the National Art Center, the Aoyama and Nezu Museum and TeamLab.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Japanese culture through a sake tasting, incense workshop and delicious meals—from yakitori and sushi to soba noodles and teppanyaki—plus time at the onsen, a private meditation with a Buddhist monk and much more.

Experience the fusion of nature, art and architecture, while wandering Hakone’s open-air sculpture park and the Enoura Obervatory. Get a taste of Japanese ryokan life with an unforgettable night at the Indagare-adored Gōra Kadan.

See the Saihoji Moss Garden in Kyoto with special access and visit a small but unique museum in the former studio of a famous ceramicist Kawai Kanjirō. Explore the Arashiyama district and take a rickshaw ride through bamboo forests followed by a boat ride with impressive mountain views.

 

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

At Indagare, we believe that travel can and should have a positive impact​ on​ the destinations we visit. We are proud to operate as a 100 percent carbon-neutral company. Through the Indagare Impact Fund, we donate nearly two percent of our annual revenue to carefully vetted initiatives and organizations. Together with our community, we ensure that your trips are helping to positively reshape and sustain the destinations you experience with us.

Sold Out
  • When
    March 11 – 18, 2024
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Ultimate Indulgers
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    March 11 – 18, 2024
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 12 travelers

Includes

  • All accommodations, as detailed in the itinerary. Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades, subject to availability.
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles.
  • All gratuities
  • All first class Shinkansen (bullet) train tickets
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions—subject to booking accommodation through Indagare.
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip
  • Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting 100 percent of unavoidable emissions, including flights booked through Indagare, through certified carbon projects

Excludes

  • International air transportation to and from Japan and any visa or border fees
  • Airport transfers outside of scheduled group arrivals and departures
  • Meals not specified and premium beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes).
  • Custom trip-planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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