Go off the beaten path and explore Japan in depth, learning about its rich traditions as you take part in a traditional tea ceremony, meet with a preeminent calligrapher, and stroll through Miyakawacho, a geisha neighborhood.

Starting at: $5,591 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto  Daibutsu or "Great Buddha" in Nara, Japan  An artisan at work  Mt. Fuji  Young Geishas offer a picturesque pose against sake barrels  Entrance to Nijo Castle (detail), Kyoto  Nijo Castle Garden, Kyoto  Ryoan-ji Zen Garden, Kyoto  The Todaiji Temple, Nara  The historic houses of Shirakawa-go

Eternal Japan

13 days from $5,591 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Go off the beaten path and explore Japan in depth, learning about its rich traditions as you take part in a traditional tea ceremony, meet with a preeminent calligrapher, and stroll through Miyakawacho, a geisha neighborhood.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

TOUR BROCHURE

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This Smithsonian Journeys trip exceeded my expectations. The quality of leadership and their narratives, the hotels, and local guides make my trip rich beyond words. Thank you Smithsonian for a special life experience.

- Cheryl B.

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Dates & Prices

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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour Cost including airfare Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,691 - $895 Double
$6,686 - $990 Single
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Tour Cost including airfare Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,891 - $895 Double
$6,886 - $990 Single
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Tour Cost including airfare Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,091 - $895 Double
$7,086 - $990 Single
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Tour Cost including airfare Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,191 - $895 Double
$7,186 - $990 Single
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Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,595 - $895 Double
$5,590 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour Cost including airfare Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,691 - $895 Double
$6,686 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour Cost including airfare Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,891 - $895 Double
$6,886 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour Cost including airfare Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,091 - $895 Double
$7,086 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour Cost including airfare Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,191 - $895 Double
$7,186 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,595 - $895 Double
$5,590 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour Cost including airfare Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,591 - $895 Double
$6,586 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour Cost including airfare Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,791 - $895 Double
$6,786 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour Cost including airfare Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,991 - $895 Double
$6,986 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour Cost including airfare Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,091 - $895 Double
$7,086 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question
Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,595 - $895 Double
$5,590 - $990 Single
Ask us a Question

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however pricing is not yet final for this 2017 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you by June 9, 2016 when final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports. Please contact our customer service team for more details.


Estimated Starting Price
$5991
Make a Reservation

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however pricing is not yet final for this 2017 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you by June 9, 2016 when final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports. Please contact our customer service team for more details.


Estimated Starting Price
$5991
Make a Reservation

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however pricing is not yet final for this 2017 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you by June 9, 2016 when final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports. Please contact our customer service team for more details.


Estimated Starting Price
$5891
Make a Reservation

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however pricing is not yet final for this 2017 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you by June 9, 2016 when final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports. Please contact our customer service team for more details.


Estimated Starting Price
$5991
Make a Reservation

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however pricing is not yet final for this 2017 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you by June 9, 2016 when final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports. Please contact our customer service team for more details.


Estimated Starting Price
$5991
Make a Reservation

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however pricing is not yet final for this 2017 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you by June 9, 2016 when final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports. Please contact our customer service team for more details.


Estimated Starting Price
$5891
Make a Reservation

Price includes airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees, which are subject to change until final payment is made. Please call if your city is not listed. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Business Class upgrade on round-trip transpacific flight: $4,195 per person from San Francisco (Business Class upgrade is on request and pricing is subject to change.) Air inclusive prices include airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees of $396, which are subject to change until final payment is made.