Edo-era architecture, samurai stories and houses shaped like praying hands — experience Japanese history and culture on this 3-day tour from Kyoto to three of Japan’s must-visit historical cities: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa. With a professional guide, you'll explore traditional homes, UNESCO-listed folk villages and other impressive sites such as Kenroku-en Garden. Relax easy with prearranged transport to all locations, and enjoy your choice of standard or deluxe hotel accommodation in Takayama and Kanazawa. This is a one-way tour, ending in Tokyo.
Your 3-day tour puts the spotlight on Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa, three historical Japanese cities considered by the guidebooks to be must-visit destinations. Each is famous in its own right: Takayama for its impeccably preserved Old Town, Shirakawago for its unique farmhouses and Kanazawa for its cultural heritage and samurai history.With a professional guide, enjoy tours to top attractions in each city, and enjoy leisure time in the evenings. No meals are included, giving you the flexibility to eat what you want and where you please. Your guide will factor in free time each day for meals, and offer recommendations for good places. Your one-way sightseeing adventure starts in Kyoto, from where you'll travel by train, local bus, taxi and coach between destinations before ending the tour in Tokyo. Your train travel is done independently, but tour guides and assistants accompany you to the station, help you during transfers and meet you on the other end.