Classic Japan

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver (on some days), English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $10,400 PER PERSON
View more details >

DURATION

7 days | 6 nights

DESTINATIONS

Japan

SHARE

Highlights

  • Explore the bustling Tsukiji & Toyosu markets
  • Visit Tokyo’s most unique, memorable districts, from Roppongi, to Harajuku, to Ginza
  • Take the bullet train, which can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour Marvel at Kyoto’s stunning temples and shrines

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Experience the best of this fascinating, beautiful, and unique country with our Classic Japan itinerary. Enjoy seven thrilling days of luxury travel, taking in Tokyo’s most famous districts, Kyoto’s cultural sites, and enjoying time in Fushimi, Uji, and Nara. Spend your nights at some of Japan’s most luxurious hotels, and experience truly warm and authentic Japanese hospitality. 

Day-to-Day

DAY 1 Tokyo

Arrive today in Japan’s thriving, exciting capital, Tokyo. Transfer to your luxury hotel - we recommend either the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, the Peninsula Tokyo or Aman Tokyo, and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Relax at your hotel, getting rested up for the day ahead.

DAY 2 Tokyo

After a gourmet breakfast, head to the newly opened Toyosu Fish Market. Enjoy its mixture of wholesale and retail shops, which celebrate traditional and innovative Japanese dishes. Then, visit the site of the former Tsukiji Fish Market, where although the fish market is now absent, the remaining outer market remains active selling produce and kitchenware. The Edo Tokyo Museum is your next stop, where you can learn all about Tokyo’s history and culture. Pop over to Ginza, Tokyo’s upscale fashion district, before taking a course in the ancient art of calligraphy.

DAY 3 Tokyo

Continue your exploration of Tokyo today with a visit to the well-known and revered Meiji Jingu Shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji, who died in 1912, and his wife. Next, head to funky, trendy Harajuku, and take a stroll along Japan’s version of the Champs-Elysees, known as Omotesando. Spend your afternoon museum-hopping, from Nezu Museum to Mori Art Museum, and finish off your day in the nightlife haven of Roppongi. 

DAY 4 Kyoto

Today you’re heading to what many say is the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto. You’ll head there by bullet train, or shinkansen as the Japanese call it, upon which you’ll see the countryside fly by in a thrilling blur. Once arrived, check in to your luxury room at one of our three recommended hotels: Hoshinoya Kyoto, the Hyatt Regency Kyoto or the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto. Settle in and get to know Kyoto by visiting a few key spots, including Sanjusangendo Temple, Kiyomizudera, Yasaka, and the Gion area. 

DAY 5 Nara

After breakfast today, you’ll take a day trip to Fushimi, Uji, and Nara. These nearby stops are home to such culturally-important sites as Fushimi Inari Taisha Grand Shrine, Byodoin Temple, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine, as well as Nara’s Deer Park. Don’t forget to take your camera so that you can capture it all! Return from your trip to your luxury Kyoto hotel. 

DAY 6 Kyoto

For your final day in Kyoto, you’ll start off with a trip to Kinkaku-ji Temple, known for its delicately-manicured gardens and floors covered in gold leaf. Next, check out the Zen temple, Ryoan-ji, one of the finest Japanese rock gardens in the world. Spend the second half of your day visiting the Miho Museum, which houses the private collection of Asian and Western antiques of Japan’s wealthiest woman. The structure itself is impressive, having been designed by I. M. Pei, known worldwide as the master of modern architecture.

DAY 7 Departure

For your final day of your luxury Japan itinerary, take the bullet train back to Tokyo, and check in for your onward flight to your next destination. 

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Remote Lands

Explore 400+ Journeys in
33 Countries Across Asia

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Responsible
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wellbeing
Wildlife
With Kids

Filter to Select Your Itinerary

Travelogues

What to Know about Aman Niseko in 2023

Author
Travelogues

Aman Niseko might seem like a long way off, but there are a few things travelers should know, and it’s all good news.

Read More

Five Things to Know About Watching Baseball in Japan

Author
Travelogues

Cheerleaders, history, balloons — watching baseball in Japan is a whole new way to see the game.

Read More

Remembrance at Hiroshima’s Nuclear Temple

Author
Ronan O'Connell

Hiroshima's 1,200-year-old Mitaki-dera temple is tranquil but it’s also, a pilgrimage site for the victims of the nuclear age.

Read More

Guntû: What to Expect Aboard Japan’s Floating Ryokan

Author
John McMahon

The guntû is a small blue crab considered a delicacy in the Seto Inland Sea area of Japan, but the tasty little crustacean is also a floating five-star ryokan, one of the most exclusive venues in East Asia.

Read More

Dozen Dream Destination: Teshima and Shodoshima for the Art

Author
Travelogues

From above you’d never guess that the tiny, forested islands of Teshima and Shodoshima host some of the finest permanent exhibitions in East Asia, but they do.

Read More

Dozen Dream Destination: Kyoto for the Aman

Author
Travelogues

Perhaps the best reason to visit Kyoto in 2020 is to be among the first to sojourn at the highly anticipated Aman Kyoto, slated to open in November 2019.

Read More

What Others Say

Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida

Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida

“All the logistics and ground transportation were executed flawlessly.”

Aman Jet Expeditions

Bali to Luang Prabang

Indonesia - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos

May 9 - 24, 2021

Kyoto to Greece

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece

October 1 - 17, 2020

Wait List Only

A Mindful and Cultural Journey

Vietnam - Laos - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka

September 8-24, 2021

Venice to Utah

Italy - Morocco - Dominican Republic - Turks and Caicos - USA

February 16 - March 2, 2021

The Grandest Tour

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy

March 21 - April 11, 2021

Kyoto to Greece

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece

April 16 - May 2, 2021

Stay Informed: Newsletter