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Pre-trip: Japan: Tokyo
Post-trip: Japan: Hiroshima
Countries: 1
Cities: 4
Average Group Size: 14 Travelers
Magnificent Island Nation of Japan Submitted by Barbara Jensen, 20-time traveler from Sierra Vista, Arizona

Journey to the mountainside village of Kanazawa and learn the step-by-step process of mochitsuki—a traditional ceremony of rice-cake making—and witness an exclusive demonstration of sumo wrestling with traveler Barbara J.

23:28 454 views
A Taste of Delicious Tokyo

Follow a fearless Japanese food writer into Tokyo’s edgiest restaurants—where soup made from soil is a culinary sensation.

08:14 5304 views
ReelEarth: Akuseki Island’s Resident 76

See how the residents of Akuseki Island, home to less than 100 people, maintain age-old traditions and rely on younger generations to carry on the island's legacy.

14:03 2723 views
Trip Experience

Follow a sushi chef, a Hanafuda playing cards expert, and a sake brewer in this video as they share pieces of Japanese culture, from Kyoto to Tokyo, with travelers.

11:14 13253 views
Experiencing Japan's Culture Submitted by Audrey Wigman, 5-time traveler from Cumming, Georgia

In this winning entry from our 2019 Women's Travel Video Contest, follow traveler Audrey W. as she and her group ride Japan's famous bullet train, enjoy a picturesque—albeit rainy—visit to Kenrokuen Garden, practice their taiko drumming, and even take on a sumo wrestler.

14:23 2031 views


Enhanced! Japan's Cultural Treasures

80% of travelers rated this trip excellent

The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. Travelers can choose to rate their experience “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “poor;” this percentage indicates how many travelers rated their experience “excellent.” More than 70% of travelers complete this survey after returning from their trip. Travelers rate excellence across their entire travel experience, focusing on the two categories below:

  • Trip Experience Leader: 88% of travelers rated their Trip Experience Leader “excellent,” citing his or her facilitation of people-to-people interactions, communication skills, and overall performance.
  • Learning & Discovery: 84% of travelers rated the learning and discovery activities on this adventure “excellent,” citing its authentic cultural experiences and controversial conversations.
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