Head to the land of the rising sun

Ultra-modern technology, refined cuisine and century-old customs have all contributed to the allure of the Japanese culture.

Our Japan tours include transfers, porterage, tipping and gratuities, hotel stays and a wide range of exceptional cultural experiences that are all included in your journey.

For most of your travels, you will traverse the country on Japan’s state-of-the-art railway system, with included trips on the world-renowned Shinkansen bullet train.

You will also enjoy transfers in comfortable coaches, have the opportunity to unwind on a cruise in Tokyo Bay and witness breathtaking mountain views from cable cars.


And when the day is over you can look forward to returning to some of Japan’s finest hotels, including the Conrad Tokyo and the Hotel de Yama in Hakone.

As you explore the local way of life with us, you will enter the soaring cities and exquisite rural farms, view the picturesque mountains and tranquil seas and encounter many of the famous monuments that have made Japan one of the most desirable tourist destinations.

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2018 Japan Tour Offers

Partner Fly Free*
Book any journey of 16 days or less to Japan and receive Partner Fly Free PLUS Save $400*per couple.
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Japan tour inclusions

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the Land of the Rising Sun in Scenic’s signature 5-star luxury.

Scenic Freechoice
Choose between a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences from walking through Japan's beautiful gardens to soaking up the history in Hiroshima.

Scenic Enrich
We have handpicked a range of unique experiences from partaking in a Japanese tea ceremony to learning to play the Taiko drums.

Luxury Hotels
From luxury resorts in iconic countryside locations to world-famous hotels in bustling cities, you’ll get to enjoy the very best accommodation available.

Rail
Experience state-of-the-art rail travel on board Japan’s world-famous Shinkansen bullet trains and relax in Green (Business) Class seats.

The Nth Degree
We take care of everything for you from private buses in national parks to viewing ancient artefacts after hours and avoiding the crowds.

 

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Experiences

We include a range of unique Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice activities on our Japan tours that allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and personally encounter the local way of life.


Taiko Drums
Given by Taiko Masters, partake in an interactive, private group demonstration and lesson in playing the Taiko drums.

Japanese Tea Ceremony with Kimonos
Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony whilst dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, a great photo opportunity.

Origami Donation
Experience an emotional visit to the Peace Park and Museum before visiting Orizuru Tower to create your own special origami donation.

Cultural Shinjuku
Wander through picturesque Shinjuku-Gyoen Gardens before witnessing the Shinjuku entertainment district come alive at dusk.

Ancient Kyoto
Revel in the atmosphere of the ancient preservation districts on the southern Higashiyama walk strolling through Ishibei Koji, Sannen – zaka and Ninen – zaka lanes.

Geisha Dinner
Interact with a Maiko, an apprentice Geisha who’ll host your meal presentation. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about what is involved in becoming a Geisha and the art of Japanese hospitality.

 
 

Destinations

What will amaze you most about this flourishing nation is the sheer scale of beauty on offer, both natural and cultural.

For a land of only modest size, it has more than its share of wondrous cities, imposing volcanic peaks, natural springs, and beautiful temples, shrines and pagodas.

Modern design and cutting edge innovation are omnipresent, as are the echoes of the ancient Shinto codes that still have such an enduring influence.

Here creativity and discipline go hand in hand, and technology and traditional artistry combine to create a truly unique society.


Kanazawa
Known as little Kyoto with its tea districts and Geisha culture, and home to Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s top 3 gardens. See inside the homes of the local Samurai and sample the local Kaga cuisine.

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Hakone
Cruise and then stay on the shores of Lake Ashinoko at the picturesque Hotel De Yama, so to visit Hakone’s many natural attractions and manmade wonders such as the Open Air Museum.

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Hiroshima
Make an origami donation at the Orizuru Tower above the Atomic dome in honour of Sadako and world peace, try the delicious Okonomiyaki and visit the Mazda Car Factory.

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Nagasaki
Learn about the influence and interaction of foreign powers in Japan and its more recent history in the 20th century.

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Matsumoto
Home to one of Japan’s most complete and beautiful original castles, known as Crow Castle due to its colour.

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Himeji
Himeji is home to Himeji Castle, Japan’s most spectacular and original feudal castle.

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Lavish Hotels

You’ll find that the wonders of the East are all the more wonderful when you’re ensconced in the comfort and luxury of the region’s most prestigious hotels.

You can look forward to some of the most lavish accommodation in the orient, as well as truly outstanding levels of service.

In Japan, as you’d expect, the accent is on design and innovation as much as it is on luxury and location.

In select locations we feature Scenic Special Stays, iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and comfort.


Conrad Tokyo
Conrad excellence meets modern Japan at the Conrad Tokyo, conveniently located just minutes from the famous Ginza Shopping Street. Panoramic views and one of Tokyo’s most spacious guestrooms combine to create a truly luxurious experience.

Westin Nagoya Castle, Nagoya
Perfectly located across from the moat, reflect on Japan’s feudal history as you overlook Nagoya Castle from the comforts of your room at Westin Nagoya Castle.

Hilton Osaka
Situated in the heart of the business district, connected to a large shopping mall, the Hilton Osaka offers modern amenities, large windows and beautiful views over the city from your Executive Room.

Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, Fukuoka
Tastefully decorated in modern style influenced by Western and traditional Japanese elegance this waterfront hotel enjoys views of the city and bay, a short stroll to the entertainment and shopping district.

Hotel de Yama, Hakone
In Hakone, soak in the views over the beautiful gardens and Lake Ashinoko from this classic and authentic resort hotel. Relax and unwind in the bright and open baths at the end of a long day.

Sheraton Grand, Hiroshima
Conveniently placed just a minute on foot from JR Hiroshima Station, here you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep in your deluxe room, before exploring the city’s sights.

 

Rail

Japan is world-renowned for its Shinkansen bullet trains, and our itineraries allow you to travel at speed in pure luxury.

Shinkansen bullet trains traverse the country and offer several advantages over air travel.

among other things, more foot room than most economy flights, especially in the Green Class (Business) seats Scenic uses on your journeys.

Not only can you expect a smooth ride, you’ll also get the opportunity to enjoy the wondrous scenery passing you by, and be barely conscious of the fact that you’re moving.