Sample Itineraries

Enjoying the Winter in Osaka, Kyoto, and Gifu (5 days)

From the lively city of Osaka to the quieter, old capital of Kyoto, and finally on to the heart of snow country in Gifu! This course abounds with pleasures unique to the winter season.

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Surround yourself with the ancient culture and atmosphere of Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine

While in the same general region as Osaka, Kyoto gives off a completely different feel. Experience the elegant culture of Japan's old capital at places like the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangen-do, and the Kinkaku-ji. You will almost feel as if you are surrounded by the the ancient Japanese nobles themselves.

Enjoy the beauty of a traditional Japanese garden at Kenroku-en


Counted among the three great gardens of Japan, Kenroku-en is a vast, traditional garden that displays a different side of its beauty each season of the year, including mesmerizing cherry blossoms in the spring. English tour guides are available, and joining in a tea ceremony in the garden grounds makes for a fantastic experience!

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