From historic castle towns to the dazzle of downtown Tokyo, experience the essence of Japan past and present, delving into art, cuisine, and spiritual traditions in great cities and stunning rural areas.

Starting at: $7,784 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Higashiyama District in Kyoto
 Monk at Buddhist shrine 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 $7,784 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

From historic castle towns to the dazzle of downtown Tokyo, experience the essence of Japan past and present, delving into art, cuisine, and spiritual traditions in great cities and stunning rural areas.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

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
$7,884 - $1,295 Double
$9,479 - $1,450 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,184 - $1,295 Double
$9,779 - $1,450 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
$8,384 - $1,295 Double
$9,979 - $1,450 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
$8,484 - $1,295 Double
$10,079 - $1,450 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,995 - $1,295 Double
$8,590 - $1,450 Single
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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
$7,784 - $1,295 Double
$9,379 - $1,450 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,084 - $1,295 Double
$9,679 - $1,450 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
$8,284 - $1,295 Double
$9,879 - $1,450 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
$8,384 - $1,295 Double
$9,979 - $1,450 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,895 - $1,295 Double
$8,490 - $1,450 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL OFFER

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
$8,084 - $1,395 Double
$9,879 - $1,550 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,384 - $1,395 Double
$10,179 - $1,550 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
$8,584 - $1,395 Double
$10,379 - $1,550 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
$8,684 - $1,395 Double
$10,479 - $1,550 Single
Ask us a Question
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,195 - $1,395 Double
$8,990 - $1,550 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL OFFER

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
$8,084 - $1,395 Double
$9,879 - $1,550 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,384 - $1,395 Double
$10,179 - $1,550 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
$8,584 - $1,395 Double
$10,379 - $1,550 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
$8,684 - $1,395 Double
$10,479 - $1,550 Single
Ask us a Question
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,195 - $1,395 Double
$8,990 - $1,550 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL OFFER

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
$7,984 - $1,395 Double
$9,779 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,284 - $1,395 Double
$10,079 - $1,550 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
$8,484 - $1,395 Double
$10,279 - $1,550 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
$8,584 - $1,395 Double
$10,379 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,095 - $1,395 Double
$8,890 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL OFFER

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
$7,984 - $1,395 Double
$9,779 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,284 - $1,395 Double
$10,079 - $1,550 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
$8,484 - $1,395 Double
$10,279 - $1,550 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
$8,584 - $1,395 Double
$10,379 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,095 - $1,395 Double
$8,890 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL OFFER

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
$8,084 - $1,395 Double
$9,879 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,384 - $1,395 Double
$10,179 - $1,550 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
$8,584 - $1,395 Double
$10,379 - $1,550 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
$8,684 - $1,395 Double
$10,479 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,195 - $1,395 Double
$8,990 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL OFFER

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
$7,984 - $1,395 Double
$9,779 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$8,284 - $1,395 Double
$10,079 - $1,550 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
$8,484 - $1,395 Double
$10,279 - $1,550 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
$8,584 - $1,395 Double
$10,379 - $1,550 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,095 - $1,395 Double
$8,890 - $1,550 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: For 2022 - $4,695 per person from Los Angeles; $5,195 from New York; $5,495 from Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. (Dulles).  For 2023 - $4,995 per person from Los Angeles; $5,395 from New York; $5,695 from Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. (Dulles).  (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.

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