Become immersed in the local life and culture of this fascinating land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity. Take in a jumble of sights, sounds and tastes on this exclusive, small-group tour as you explore highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, and go off the beaten path to the historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Journeys to the Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and the Japanese Alps offer panoramic views of Japan’s breathtaking scenery, and a full day in Kyoto showcases the country’s compelling cultural and artistic heritage.

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Trip Highlights

  • Tour Tokyo’s top sites, including the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace
  • Spend the night at a "ryokan," a traditional Japanese inn
  • Explore Takayama’s authentically preserved small inns, teahouses and sake breweries
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go and see the Miboro Dam, the largest dam constructed using rock-fill technology
  • Stop at the lakeside Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle

Smith Faculty Speaker

John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor of Geosciences

Trip Details

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Activity Level: Active; There is a significant amount of walking
  • Cost: From $5,691 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $1,195 per person
  • Deposit: $500 per person, payable to Odysseys Unlimited Inc.
  • On-tour Air: Roundtrip airfare is included from Los Angeles, San Fransisco; prices for other departures are available
  • Optional Extensions: A three-day post-tour extension to Hiroshima is available

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