Discover the essence of Japan—from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa, and Kyoto—and discover a land of sublime art, unsurpassed natural beauty, and fascinating traditions, as well as bustling modernity.

Starting at: $7,184 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Monk at Buddhist shrine in Kyoto  The Higashiyama District in Kyoto  Evening panorama of Tokyo  The Tokyo-Edo Museum   The Shinto Meiji Shrine, Tokyo  Asakusa Kannon, or Sensoji Temple, Tokyo  Tokyo's Ginza district  Mt. Fuji and Ashi Lake  The iconic Mt. Fuji  Old Town, Takayama  The historic houses of Shirakawa-go  The art of gold leaf, Kanazawa. Credit: Courtesy Japan Tourism Bureau  The art of calligraphy  The art of the Japanese tea ceremony  Traditional sushi platter  Sushi-making lesson  Traditional kimonos  Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto  Entrance to Nijo Castle (detail), Kyoto  Nijo Castle Garden, Kyoto  Ryoan-ji Zen Garden, Kyoto  Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara  Todai-ji Temple, Nara  Buddha at Todai-ji Temple, Nara

Eternal Japan

13 days from $7,184 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Discover the essence of Japan—from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa, and Kyoto—and discover a land of sublime art, unsurpassed natural beauty, and fascinating traditions, as well as bustling modernity.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

TOUR BROCHURE

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Hard to top this trip! It was well planned and the opportunity to see smaller cities such as Takayama made this trip very special. There was no way could we have seen, experienced and learned so very much about this country on our own … especially over a limited number of days! Very good value. This was our second Smithsonian journey and, as we experienced with our first, excellent arrangements, enrichment program, and educational impact. This was simply an outstanding introduction to Japanese culture; it topped our expectations.

- Suzanne and Peter C.

This was a top quality tour! Fabulous rooms, and delicious meals. The best part though is the exceptional tour guides and experts that took us on this amazing journey through Japan. I learned so much and felt completely cared for from them as we traveled from one city to the next. I would recommend traveling with Smithsonian to all my friends and family without hesitation!

- Carol M.

This tour really gave us insights into the culture and language of Japan we couldn't have gotten any other way. 

- Nicky S.

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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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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,384 - $1,095 Double
$8,879 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 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
$7,884 - $1,095 Double
$9,379 - $1,340 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
$7,984 - $1,095 Double
$9,479 - $1,340 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,495 - $1,095 Double
$7,990 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,384 - $1,095 Double
$8,879 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,884 - $1,095 Double
$9,379 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,984 - $1,095 Double
$9,479 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,495 - $1,095 Double
$7,990 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,384 - $1,095 Double
$8,879 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 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
$7,884 - $1,095 Double
$9,379 - $1,340 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
$7,984 - $1,095 Double
$9,479 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,495 - $1,095 Double
$7,990 - $1,340 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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,184 - $1,095 Double
$8,679 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,484 - $1,095 Double
$8,979 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,784 - $1,095 Double
$9,279 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,295 - $1,095 Double
$7,790 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,184 - $1,095 Double
$8,679 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,484 - $1,095 Double
$8,979 - $1,340 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
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 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
$7,784 - $1,095 Double
$9,279 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,295 - $1,095 Double
$7,790 - $1,340 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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,184 - $1,095 Double
$8,679 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,484 - $1,095 Double
$8,979 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,784 - $1,095 Double
$9,279 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,295 - $1,095 Double
$7,790 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,284 - $1,095 Double
$8,779 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,584 - $1,095 Double
$9,079 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,784 - $1,095 Double
$9,279 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,884 - $1,095 Double
$9,379 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,395 - $1,095 Double
$7,890 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,384 - $1,095 Double
$8,879 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,884 - $1,095 Double
$9,379 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,984 - $1,095 Double
$9,479 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,495 - $1,095 Double
$7,990 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

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
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,184 - $1,095 Double
$8,679 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, or San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,484 - $1,095 Double
$8,979 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,684 - $1,095 Double
$9,179 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,784 - $1,095 Double
$9,279 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,295 - $1,095 Double
$7,790 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation

Price Notes

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: $4,695 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 $389, which are subject to change until final payment is made. 

Prices are based on rates of exchange, airfare & fuel (where applicable), tariffs, taxes and other costs as of the tour publication date. We reserve the right to correct errors and to increase program prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, and taxes received after prices are published and to reflect currency fluctuations.