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Take a trip back in time on one of these 5 archaeology tours to Japan in 2022. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Hagi, Japan, Otaru, Kanazawa, and Matsue on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 5 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy small ship cruises, cruises, archaeological site visits, hiking, and cultural. Simply tell one of our Japan travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Mt. Fuji beyond the glittering lights of Tokyo
$10,950
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Beyond Japan's National Parks

Kanazawa to Otaru - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Hokkaido's hot springs
  • See Bandai Asahi's volcanic scenery
  • Savor Noshiro cuisine
  • Visit Global Geopark in Dogojima
Starts/ Ends in:
Tokyo / Otaru
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Japan's distinctive culture and way of life aboard the Heritage Adventurer. In Kanazawa, experience the historic mountain settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. Set sail for the port of Sakaiminato and Matsue's port of entry. Cross the Sea of Japan to reach …
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Riverside view of Hiroshima
$9,375
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Discover Eternal Japan

Discover Eternal Japan - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Tour Hokkaido's sake distilleries
  • See Torii Gate in Miyajima Island
  • Explore Matsue Castle
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Discover Uwajima pearl farm
Starts/ Ends in:
Otaru / Kobe
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience Japan as it seamlessly blends ancient customs with ultramodern living, cruising from iconic cities to remote coastlines and islands. Explore this in-depth expedition cruise by wandering through medieval castles and shrines from the Edo period, culturally rich islands, and fascinating …
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Sunset over Nagasaki
$23,480
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Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Enjoy castles and samurai district
  • Discover ancient ruins of Gyeongju
  • Visit Matsue's art museum
  • See Naoshima, the art-filled island
  • Tour three Japanese gardens
Starts/ Ends in:
Japan / Japan
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Step back in time on a 15-day voyage into Japan’s riveting history, from the elegant shrines and merchant districts of the Meiji era in Tokyo to the poignant sites of World War II in Hiroshima to historic castle towns of the Edo period in Kobe. As you trace the shores of Honshu and the …
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Osaka's city lights after sunset
$19,470
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Sailing the East China Sea: Japan, Okinawa, And Taiwan

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Japan's Himeji Castle
  • Explore Naoshima's architecture
  • Snorkel in Kerama Island
  • Hike in Yakushima's rainforest
  • Visit the Shodoshima culinary mecca
Starts/ Ends in:
Japan / Japan
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Island-hop your way from Japan to Taiwan aboard theNational Geographic Resolution, experiencing a wide array of natural wonders, historic sites, and cultural treasures. This 14-day journey begins in Kobe with a visit to Himeji Castle, one of the first sites in Japan to be designated a UNESCO World …
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Osaka's city lights after sunset
$6,290
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Expedition in the Seto Inland Sea

Osaka - Fukuoka - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit temples of Onimichi
  • Explore legendary Hari
  • Sail to Japan’s oldest sea route
  • Experience Nagasaki's heritage
Starts/ Ends in:
Osaka / Hagi
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover theLand of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side. With this brand-new itinerary,PONANTis taking you on a cruisefrom Osaka to Fukuoka aboard Le Soleal. This8-daycircuit allows you to discover the jewels to be found in the …
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