Japan Highlights

07/02/2023 through 11/14/2024
07/02/2023 through 11/17/2024
Intrepid Travel

Japan Highlights

Home of the sumo, the geisha, sake, karaoke, onsen and izakaya – Japan is a true feast for all of your senses. This 8-day journey hits all the right spots giving you a true appreciation for the land of the rising sun. Absorb the bustle of Tokyo before heading into the countryside for a farmstay with local tea harvesters and a quiet hike featuring spectacular views of Mt Fuji. Travel on a futuristic bullet train to Kyoto and step into history before wrapping up your adventure in the foodie paradise of Osaka.


  • Tokyo – welcome meeting and orientation walk
  • Tokyo – Sensoji Temple
  • Tokyo – Meiji Jingu Shrine
  • Tokyo – Shibuya walking tour
  • Tokyo – Shibuya Sky Observation Platform
  • Kawane – Farm Stay & Home-cooked Dinner
  • Kawane – Tea Farm Visit & Tea Brewing & Tasting
  • Kawane – Scenic Train Ride
  • Kawane – Home-cooked Japanese Breakfast
  • Shizuoka – Tokai Nature Trail Soft Hike
  • Shizuoka – Nihondaira Yume Terrace? (Mt. Fuji viewing platform)
  • Kyoto – Gion District walk
  • Kyoto – Nishiki-Koji Market
  • Shizuoka – Shimizu Fish Market & Brunch
  • Kyoto – Fushimi Inari-Taisha
  • Kyoto – Sake Brewry Visit & Tasting
  • Osaka – Dotombori and Kuromon Street Food Walking Tour


  • This is THE trip to take in Japan – a cultural and culinary whirlwind from the streets of Tokyo to the eats of Osaka.
  • Explore the many sides of Shibuya in Tokyo, from busy intersections to rooftop city views and from the tranquillity of the ancient Meiji Shrine to quirky Harajuku.
  • Settle into rural Japanese life at a local farmstay, where you might help harvest tea and prepare a home-cooked, farm-to-table feast and hike a quiet country trail passing through tea plantations and featuring the unmissable view of Mt. Fuji along the way.
  • Ride the rails like the locals, from lightening-fast bullet trains to scenic mountain rails offering seasonal views of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
  • Immerse yourself in the history and tradition of Kyoto among shrines, geishas and a 300-year-old sake brewery, and follow it up with the mouth-watering street food in Osaka.


Day 1 Tokyo
Day 2 Tokyo
Day 3 Kawane Farm Stay
Day 4 Shizuoka/Shimizu
Day 5 Kyoto
Day 6 Kyoto
Day 7 Osaka
Day 8 Osaka

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