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Explore Japan: Kyoto, Nara and Kumano Kodo

Starts: Kyoto, Japan
Finishes: Osaka, Japan

Visit: Kyoto, Nara, Dorogawa, Chikatsuyu, Kumihamachō-nonaka, Kōyasan, Osaka

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Walking Tour

Overview

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Japan is a beguiling country of serene cedar groves scattered with kami shrines, intricate ceremonies performed in rural teahouses, and glittering neon nightscapes. In the company of your local guides, you experience a perspective few Westerners are privileged to know. Hiking through the whispering cypress forests of the Kii Peninsula or enjoying a quiet moment in Todai-ji Temple, you find yourself fully immersed in this ancient and sophisticated culture. From the central courtyard of Nijo Castle, soak up the palace’s shogun splendor—a regal complex of moats, stone walls, and lush gardens. The ancient pilgrimage route of Kumano Kodo—a UNESCO World Heritage site—offers miles of forests dotted with stone bodhisattva statues and ancient cha-ya teahouses. It’s the adventure of a lifetime, and the ideal way to experience the Land of the Rising Sun.

Highlights

    • During a serene temple visit, meet a yamabushi priest and learn the tenets of his often-misunderstood Shugend sect, which mixes martial-arts training with rigorous feats of strength.
    • Gain an appreciation for the strict training undertaken by geishas when you head to Kyotos Gion district for a formal dinner hosted by one.
    • Wander the crowded stalls of Nishiki Market in the heart of Kyoto, the perfect opportunity to sample a broad range of Japanese snacks.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 149362
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Seniors (55+)

Starts: Kyoto, Japan
Finishes: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Enjoy 24/7 expert guides
  • Premium accommodations
  • Delicious meals
  • Effortless transportation, and local wine or beer with dinner
  • Rest assured that every trip detail has been anticipated so you’re free to enjoy an adventure that exceeds your expectations

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $7,298 ($912/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Japan Kyoto, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple, Nanzen-Ji Temple, Nishiki Market, Nara, Todai-Ji Temple, Kasuga Shrine, Nara Park, Kii Peninsula, Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, Takahara, Chikatsuyu, Hongu Grand Shrine, Kumano River, Maruyama Senmaida, Mount Koya, Osaka
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Walking Tour

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Tour Operator

Country Walkers

For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.


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