13-Nights Essence of Japan Tour
Inspirational, evocative, innovative and intriguing, Japan has always been a favorite Tauck destination. Here ancient cities are electrified by the breathtakingly new... gilded temples and glittering skyscrapers reign over streets steeped in history and tradition. In the port city of Osaka, life unfolds in contrasts. Board a high-speed train for sights frozen in time, from a floating shrine to the poignant Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, lit by an eternal flame. Visit a castle that has stood the test of time, again and again, and mingle with the locals on a canal-lined street. In Kyoto, golden pavilions and a nightingale castle honor royal times, and cultural arts keep customs like Origami, tea and Maiko dancing alive for modern-day pleasure. Old Japan is chronicled in tranquil Nara, gardens grace Samurai residences in Kanazawa, and "praying hands" hold up homes and spirits in historic mountain villages. And while modern bullet trains speed through country landscapes from place to place, the pace slows down to reveal the Essence of Japan... in ryokans, in art-filled open-air museums, at a sake brewery, a sushi lunch, a calligraphy demonstration and music and dance performances, Tauck Style. Join Tauck for a Japan travel experience to remember.