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2018 Japan's Cultural Treasures

Japan: Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto

79% Traveler Excellence Rating Read reviews

14 Days from only $4795 including international airfare

Activity Level:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Find the Adventure That’s Right for You

Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Courtesy of Patrick Shyu
Kyoto Rising Dawn

Take a virtual tour of Kyoto—from a summer evening in the Gion district to the snow-covered torii gates.

Courtesy David Conover
One Moment in Japan

Discover how Japan’s timeless culture is encapsulated in the elaborate rituals of a tea ceremony.

Courtesy of Tantra, Inc
Tokyo Electric City

Take a wide-ranging musical journey through the electric streets of Tokyo, and learn about the latest pop culture trends.

Courtesy of Fritz Schumann
Houshi

Get to know the Houshi family who have run a ryokan (or Japanese inn) for over 1,000 years.

©2009 The New York Times
Frugal Traveler: Kyoto, Japan

Follow a frugal traveler as he goes in search of hidden charms in Japan’s ancient Imperial capital.

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