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

Starting at: $6,757 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto  Buddha at Todai-ji Temple  The iconic Mt. Fuji  Traditional kimonos  Entrance to Nijo Castle (detail), Kyoto  Nijo Castle Garden, Kyoto  Ryoan-ji Zen Garden, Kyoto  Todaiji Temple, Nara  The historic houses of Shirakawa-go  An artisan at work  Traditional sushi platter  Sushi-making lesson

Eternal Japan

13 days from $6,757 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Discover the essence of Japan—from Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa, and Kyoto to Tokyo—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

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.

Eternal Japan is a fabulous overview of Japanese culture, with plenty of hands-on experiences and marvelous experts and guides from Smithsonian.

- Kathy, A.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Dates & Prices

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Tour cost including airfare: Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,757 - $1,095 Double
$8,152 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,057 - $1,095 Double
$8,452 - $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
$7,257 - $1,095 Double
$8,652 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,357 - $1,095 Double
$8,752 - $1,340 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,895 - $1,095 Double
$7,290 - $1,340 Single
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Save $200 *per person when you book by May 31, 2019!. Use promotion code LASTCALL online or when speaking to our travel specialists to secure these savings.
*Offer valid on new bookings only.

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
$6,757 - $1,095 Double
$8,152 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,057 - $1,095 Double
$8,452 - $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
$7,257 - $1,095 Double
$8,652 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,357 - $1,095 Double
$8,752 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,895 - $1,095 Double
$7,290 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,857 - $1,095 Double
$8,252 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,157 - $1,095 Double
$8,552 - $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
$7,357 - $1,095 Double
$8,752 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,457 - $1,095 Double
$8,852 - $1,340 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,995 - $1,095 Double
$7,390 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,957 - $1,095 Double
$8,352 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,257 - $1,095 Double
$8,652 - $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
$7,457 - $1,095 Double
$8,852 - $1,340 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,557 - $1,095 Double
$8,952 - $1,340 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,095 - $1,095 Double
$7,490 - $1,340 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, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,957 - $1,095 Double
$8,352 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,257 - $1,095 Double
$8,652 - $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
$7,457 - $1,095 Double
$8,852 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,557 - $1,095 Double
$8,952 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,095 - $1,095 Double
$7,490 - $1,340 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Los Angeles, San Francisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,857 - $1,095 Double
$8,252 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Portland (OR), Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,157 - $1,095 Double
$8,552 - $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
$7,357 - $1,095 Double
$8,752 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$7,457 - $1,095 Double
$8,852 - $1,340 Single
Ask us a Question
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,995 - $1,095 Double
$7,390 - $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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,957 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,095 - - Double
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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,957 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,095 - - Double
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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,957 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,095 - - Double
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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,757 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,895 - - Double
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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,757 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,895 - - Double
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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,957 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,095 - - Double
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 Angelos, San Fransisco
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,857 - - Double
Make a Reservation
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,995 - - Double
Make a Reservation

Price Notes

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however, pricing is not yet final for our 2020 departures. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will be in touch with you 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.

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: $4,595 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 $362, 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.