Japan Tour For Women

 Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Takayama plus Kyoto and it’s world famous gardens

Japan is a beautiful, intricately designed puzzle, artfully integrating its proud ancient culture with the most modern of everything. Our tour is timed to coincide with the Cherry blossom (Sakura) season and we will marvel at this magical sight. We start with Tokyo’s full tilt ahead city life. While enjoying some of the most intriguing modern architecture, we also visit the ancient temple at Asakusa and make time to shop for spectacular souvenirs, from realistic plastic food to antique kimonos. We’ll visit iconic Mt. Fuji and spend two nights in the traditional mountain town of Takayama with its Meiji-era inns, hillside shrines and temples, and a charming riverside setting.
Then it’s on to Kyoto, the epitome of tradition where we discover some of the most famous gardens in the world, from the monastic stone garden to the stroll garden of the Golden Pavilion. With free time in Kyoto there is the chance to visit a silk dye house to see how kimonos are made or walk the back alleys of the Gion where geishas can still be seen on their way to appointments.
We’ll stay in western style hotels and resorts with hot spring facilities to ease our travels. Together we’ll explore the traditions of sake, gardens and geishas as well as the fast-paced city buzz and electronic towns – the fascinating juxtaposition that is Japan today.

Join us on Womens Travel Network’s Japan tour for women.

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Check out our ‘Top 5 reasons to join us to Japan’ on our WTN Travel Blog

Trip Details

Single Supplement Fee: $USD 1645
Price Note:  Includes Taxes and Gratuities

Signature Moments

  • Enjoy the unparalleled experience of shopping at a Tokyo department store
  • Experience the magical season of the Sakura (cherry blossoms)
  • Meditate in a Japanese garden
  • Taste sake at the brewery
  • Attend a Geisha performance in Kyoto

Trip Hightlights

  • Guided tour of Tokyo
  • Visit the Senso-Ji Temple, the Shinto Shrine and gardens
  • Explore the Ginza area
  • Visit Tikyo’s Fish Market
  • Learn how to prepare sushi
  • Visit a feudal castle dating back over 400 years
  • Visit Ukiyo-e Museum’s wood-block print and painting collection
  • Visit a lively city market
  • Tour an age old saki brewery
  • Visit Shirakawa-go, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995
  • Tour  the old castle town of Kanazawa and visit the traditional Kenrokuen Garden.
  • City tour of Kyoto, including: Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion), Ryoanji Temple, and the Kiyomizu Temple.
  • City tour of Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital
  • Visit a paper-making workshop here to learn about this ancient art
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony while cruising on the Uji River.
  • Arrival/departure transfers if arriving and departing with the group
  • Accommodation in twin occupancy: 4 nights Hotel New Otani Tokyo, 1 night Hotel Soho Mt. Fuji,
    2 nights Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, 3 nights Hotel  Noku Kyoto (or similar)
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transportation by private coach and by train
  • Expert English-speaking local guide throughout
  • Entrance fees to monuments and sites visited as per itinerary
  • Sushi making class
  • Geisha performance
  • Tea ceremony
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals
    (as indicated above)
  • Taxes (as indicated above)
  • Services of your Womens Travel Network tour host
  • Roundtrip airfare from your home city
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the detailed itinerary
  • Beverages with meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • any item not mentioned in “what’s included”

Moderate
This tour includes guided walks in each city. On some days, we will be travelling by subway and local train. You should be comfortable walking for up to three hours at a time on uneven terrain and walking up and down the equivalent of two flights of stairs to visit sites. If you have any questions, about your ability to take part in this tour, please call us.

We are staying in four star level hotels throughout our tour. Please note that room sizes are smaller than the North American standard. All rooms have private facilities.

 

During this tour 
We will be travelling by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and by train.

Joining Instructions
This tour begins with one included group arrival transfer from the Tokyo, Narita Airport to the hotel
This tour concludes with one included group departure transfer to Hiroshima airport.
Please contact us to verify the timing of the transfers before making any flight arrangements.

International Flights
*Roundtrip international flights are not included in the cost of your tour and must be arranged separately. Our team are happy to assist you in booking your flights, this way we can do our best to keep the group together. If you’d prefer to book your own flights, please check with us first to ensure the trip has been confirmed before booking and to verify the timing of these group transfers to ensure your flight schedule fits our program. When you book a pre or post trip night with Worldwide Quest, your airport transfer will be included. If you are making your own pre or post trip arrangements, these transfers can be provided at an additional cost.

We expect cooler Spring weather. Daily highs will be about 18°C and daily lows about 10°C. Tokyo and Kyoto’s many parks explode with cherry blossoms and create beautiful displays. There is usually a light breeze during the day.

You will require a passport for this trip. Please ensure it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return home. At the time of writing, visas are not required for Canadian citizens.

We recommend you see your travel doctor to prepare for this trip.

If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate. We do our best to ask each woman some questions to help our matchmaking process 🙂

If we are unable to find you the right match, the single cost applies.

We’d like to make sure that you know about our Worldwide Explorers Club. Travel twice with us and we’ll say a special thank you by taking 5% off all your subsequent trips. The bonus applies to our brochure trips only, is non-transferrable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or credit.  Note that some exceptions may apply as indicated on the tour’s Detailed Itinerary.

For Reservations, to Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details use the “Get More Information About This Tour” contact form on this page

 

Or contact our reservations team directly:

Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com

Phone: (416) 633-5666 or toll free at 1-800-387-1483

 

Or contact Womens Travel Network directly:
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

TICO REG. # 2667946

If our Tour Ready criteria are not met, your tour will not operate and we will transfer your payments to your choice of tour within 2 years of your initial travel date.

Our tours will proceed when all the following Four-point Tour Ready criteria are met:

  • The Canadian government does not have an ‘avoid all travel’ to the country or region within a country for any part of the tour.
  • No region of the tour has any significant COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • There is reliable airline access for arrival and departure.
  • Worldwide Quest and our in-country partners are confident that your trip can operate safely and enjoyably.

 

Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of US$750 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. A second non-refundable deposit of US$2000 is required six months prior to departure. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

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Tour Host:  Laurie Flasko
Womens Travel Network Tour Host Laurie Flasko
Laurie has a deep passion for travelling with an open bucket list for new adventures.