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Japan Bucket List Travel Ideas


  • Tokyo, Japan's dynamic capital

Why is Japan considered a top bucket list destination?

Japan offers one of the widest arrays of unique experiences for travellers within Asia. Many of these experiences are even exclusive to the country and cannot be experienced elsewhere. For ski-enthusiasts, the country offers some of the best slopes in all of Asia. People who enjoy travelling by train will find no better country as Japan is famous for its expansive, fast and efficient trains & network. Japan is also a culinary powerhouse drawing in the most discerning of foodies offering them delectable local cuisine with premium service.

What are the top bucket list activities on a Japan vacation?

Some of Japan’s most iconic experiences and activities include strolling through the serene Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto , exploring outstanding art & architecture on Naoshima Island, enjoying the freshest sushi breakfast imaginable in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, riding the Shinkansen (bullet trains) and witnessing majestic Mount Fuji.

Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Signature Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto & Luxury Ryokan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto on this custom journey through Japan. Explore the temples of Tokyo and delve into the neon-soaked nightlife of Shinjuku before relaxing in a luxury ryokan in Hakone near Mt. Fuji. Cap off the trip in Kyoto, where you’ll stroll through bamboo groves and discover Japanese culinary classics.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,877
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences
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  • Japan Hike, Bike & Hot Springs

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience Japan’s bountiful nature on this active vacation. Connecting across the nation from Tokyo to Kyoto, you’ll explore Hakone National Park, cycle to tea fields and rice paddies, hike Mt. Fuji, and stroll the Nakasendo Trail. Along the way, rejuvenate in onsen and visit some of the country’s most famous temples and gardens.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate Japan: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kaga Onsen & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the highlights of Japan on this incredible rail journey which seamlessly combines a mix of deluxe hotel stays, traditional ryokan stays and privately guided day tours to unfold the wonders of this incredible country. You'll even have an opportunity to wear a kimono and participate in a tea ceremony!
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,385
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Tokyo with Sumo

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Stopover in Tokyo to take in a sumo match and learn about Japan’s beloved national sport. A city tour will introduce you to many of Tokyo’s most popular landmarks, including Senso-ji, before you head to Ryogoku to watch the grand sumo tournament and learn about the history of the sport at the Sumo Museum.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 993
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Specialty Groups & Events, Stopovers/City Breaks
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  • Koyasan Monastery Retreat

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: This retreat to spiritual Mount Koya (Koyasan) is the perfect way to delve into the quiet mysticism of Japanese Buddhism. Explore Koyasan with an expert guide, then join the monks for a stay at a traditional shukubo temple lodge.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 537
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Japan: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Experience authentic Japan on this intimate small-group guided tour to four distinctive regions over twelve days, exploring extensively on foot and travelling by bullet train, regional train and bus.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,275
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Kinosaki Onsen Hot Springs Stay

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Unwind from your Kyoto sightseeing in the traditional Japanese way, staying at Kinosaki Onsen. Stay in a traditional Ryokan in Kinosaki, enjoying a range of unique traditional bath facilities.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,077
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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