Land Journey

Essence of Japan

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Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

Days
13
From (per Person)
$11,990 USD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Mar - Jun, Aug - Nov
Cities & Landmarks
Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Hiroshima, Gero Onsen
Mount Fuji

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

In Kyoto, enjoy a private home visit with tea ceremony & Origami demonstration, explorations with a local Geisha expert, visits to Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple & Pure Water Temple (Kiyomizu Temple) 

  

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Multiple-night stays in premier hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone & at a hot springs resort & spa in Gero Onsen

 

A Kagura ceremonial blessing and taiko drums in Tokyo

 

A ferry ride on Lake Ashi highlighted with views of Mt. Fuji, Japan's largest mountain, in the distance

 

In Hakone, visit an open-air museum and attend a flower arranging class

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Experiences of a lifetime

Inspirational, innovative and intriguing, Japan is a favorite destination with Tauck travelers... where gilded temples and glittering skyscrapers reign over streets steeped in history and tradition.

Discover the revered customs and unique sense of beauty that infuse life here... On the main island of Honshu, from Tokyo to the hot springs resort town of Hakone to Kanazawa and the cultural treasure trove of Kyoto, visit a private home for a tea ceremony and Origami... explore castles, temples, shrines, a samurai home, and world-class gardens... spend a night at a ryokan with traditional Japanese cultural experiences... make sushi, taste sake, cruise Lake Ashi to see Mt. Fuji... enjoy a taiko performance, Shinto music, Kagura dancing, a sumo wrestling demonstration... and meet a geisha expert. Join us for a Japan trip to remember. Read Less

The Geisha

Extraordinary Access

Kyoto, Japan

Traditional Taiko Drumming

A Hands-On Lesson

Gero Onsen Yunoshimakan

Night 6

Tradition meets innovation

Built on the slopes of Mt. Yunoshima (Mt. Gero) in 1931, Yunoshimakan's buildings and gardens were designed to weave through the groves of cedar and cypress trees said to be hundreds of years old as a sign of respect for the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Combining traditional Japanese-style architecture in its main building and annex, with its guest rooms built and designed in sukiya-zukuri style, and Western-influences in its entertainment building, Yunoshimakan is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.

Cruise Lake Ashi

Day 4

Lake Ashi, in Mt. Fuji's shadow

Sometimes known as Hakone Lake or Ashinoko Lake, Japan's Lake Ashi is a picturesque crater lake set on the caldera of volcanic Mt. Hakone on the island of Honshu. The lake is famous not only for the sight of Mt. Fuji, Japan's tallest peak, looming over it, but for the many volcanically heated hot springs and historic sites along its shores. Foremost among these is Hakone Shrine in the lakeside town of Hakone, a Shinto shrine that has been frequently visited by samurai, shogun and pilgrims since the 17th century. Your cruise along Lake Ashi's sparkling waters offers great views of such sites and, weather permitting, iconic Mt. Fuji in the distance.

The opportunities to experience the 'Onsen', wear a Yukata and stay one night in a traditional Japanese hotel were not to be missed.

Malcolm & Jenette Galloway

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Tauck Travel Protection Product

Effective for plans purchased as of August 1, 2020:

Tauck's Guest Protection

Tauck's Guest Protection provides you with cancellation protection before your journey begins as well as insurance benefits while you are traveling. Guest Protection includes the following:

Cancellation Waiver – Provided by Tauck:

Under Tauck's Cancellation Fee Waiver you can cancel your tour for ANY REASON up to the day before departure and receive a money-back refund (except in Extreme Circumstances*) on the land tour cost, based on your original method of payment.

*Extreme Circumstances: In the event of an act of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease, or other event or circumstance beyond our control that contributes to or results in cancellation rates above our historical cancellation rates in the absence of such event or occurrence, Tauck reserves the right to issue a credit to you in lieu of a money-back refund, applicable to a future Tauck journey.

Travel Insurance Benefits – Underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company.

  • Trip Cancellation – If you must cancel your tour due to a covered reason, the plan provides coverage for the amount you paid for your travel arrangements. Since the non-insurance cancellation waiver takes care of the land package cancellation fees already, this benefit reimburses the airfare cancellation charges up to the value of your original airfare purchase.

  • Trip Interruption – If you have to interrupt your tour for covered reasons, the plan provides reimbursement to catch up to your tour or return home.

  • Travel Delay – Provides reimbursement for missed, prepaid travel arrangements if you are delayed by a common carrier, natural disaster, unannounced strike, or other reasons as cited in the plan.

  • Medical Expense – Reimburses covered medical expenses incurred in the event you become injured or sick during your trip. 

  • Baggage / Personal Effects Protection – Provides reimbursement in the event your luggage or personal effects are, lost, stolen, damaged or delayed during your trip.
  • Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services – Provided by Carefree Travel Assistance; 24-hour emergency telephone assistance hotline for medical and travel related problems.

The cost of Tauck's Guest Protection is:

$269 per person – Costa Rica tours and Mystical Peru

$335 per person – Most Tauck Bridges Europe land tours

$359 per person – A Week in Europe tours

$459 per person – Most Europe land tours; Grand European Family Holiday

$459 per person – Cuba: Connecting with People and Culture

$559 per person – New Zealand: A North & South Island Adventure; Australia Adventure: Kangaroo Island, Tasmania & Sydney

$569 per person – Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

$659 per person – Asia land tours; India's Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Mumbai

$669 per person – Africa land tours; Israel and Jordan; Egypt and Jordan land tours; Grand Australia and New Zealand

$699 per person – A Portrait of IndiaNorthern India & Nepal

This protection provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.

This optional Guest Protection must be requested at time of booking and fee must be included with initial payment. Fees are based on costs as of August 2020, and are subject to change. Details will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation. Guest Protection does not protect travel agent commissions. Reimbursements will be made according to original method of payment. The amount of any refund shall be reduced by any recoveries obtained by you from any third parties.

The Guest Protection plan waives cancellation fees outlined below, provided we are notified of cancellation before your tour departs. Tour cancellation fees are waived regardless of reason, without written notice, and Tauck will refund land tour cost.

If You Have to Cancel

Cancellations Fees – Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Therefore, the following fees apply.

Guests choosing to purchase Tauck's Guest Protection will incur cancellation penalties as follows:

Loss of Guest Protection fee, per person 

Guests choosing not to purchase Tauck's Guest Protection will incur cancellation penalties per person as follows:

60 days or more before departure:

$350 per person – Costa Rica tours; Mystical Peru

$600 per person – Cuba: Connecting with People and Culture; Africa land tours; Asia land tours; Australia / New Zealand land tours; Egypt and Jordan land tours; Israel and JordanIndia's Golden Triangle, Udaipur & MumbaiEurope land tours

$1000 per person – A Portrait of IndiaNorthern India & Nepal

59-8 days before departure:

$600 per person – Costa Rica tours and Mystical Peru

$900 per person – Cuba: Connecting with People and CultureEurope land tours

$1250 per person – Africa land tours; Israel and Jordan; Egypt and Jordan land tours; Australia / New Zealand land tours; Asia land tours; India's Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Mumbai

$1500 per person – A Portrait of IndiaNorthern India & Nepal

7-1 days before departure:

$900 per person – Costa Rica tours; Mystical Peru

$1500 per person – Europe land tours; Cuba: Connecting with People and Culture; 

$2000 per person – Africa land tours; Israel and Jordan; Egypt and Jordan land tours; Australia / New Zealand land tours; Asia land tours; A Portrait of  IndiaNorthern India & Nepal

Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in our Wilton Woods, CT office.

In the event of an unforeseen circumstance beyond our control, Tauck reserves the right to amend the cancellation terms outlined herein.

Note: All Guests, regardless of residency, who book a Tauck journey have the option of purchasing the Cancellation Waiver provided by Tauck in the event they need to cancel their trip after making their reservations. Tauck's Guest Protection, which includes both the Cancellation Fee Waiver and the Travel Insurance Benefits and Assistance Services described above, is not available to residents of Puerto Rico.

To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance that contains the complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the certificate, visit http://www.affinitytravelcert.com/docs/TACGPPINTL

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