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Discover ultra-modern cities filled with skyscrapers, hi-tech industry and futuristic technology alongside ancient architecture and beautifully preserved tradition. From golden temples and Shinto shrines to feudal castles, there’s rich and interesting history to uncover throughout this vast land. Escape the cities to find a natural wonderland of snow-capped mountains, glistening lakes and verdant gardens and parkland.
This tour is the perfect introduction to Japan, great for travellers visiting Japan for the first time who want to sample everything this rich culture has to offer.
– 7 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
– 7 breakfasts
– 5 visits and tours
– Journey on a bullet train
– Expert Tour Manager & driver guides
– All local accommodation taxes
– Return flights & transfers (inc. taxes)
– Checked Luggage
– See the famous sights of Tokyo
– Explore Kyoto
– Visit the charming town of Kamakura
– Travel on a high-speed bullet train
Arrive at the airports for your overnight flight to Osaka
Arrive in Osaka and transfer to Kyoto. Here you can walk through the Gion district and Pontocho Alley to discover a delightful restaurant for dinner
After a relaxing morning in the hotel, spend the afternoon exploring the city with a local expert. The tour starts with the golden temple of Kinkakuji and the Nijo Castle. After, walk through Honmaru Gardens. Continue to the famous rock garden at Ryoan-ji. In the evening, take a fascinating walk around the Gion district
Head to southeast Kyoto to discover the Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine before boarding a 2 hour bullet train towards Mount Fuji
Spend a day around Mount Fuji, visit two of its 5 lakes. At the Ichiku Kubota Museum, learn about the history of Kimonos before taking the cable car to the summit of Mount Tenjo for fantastic views
Arrive in the small coastal town of Kamakura, home to a selection of shops specialising in local arts and crafts. Enjoy some free time to explore, perhaps taking time to visit the Great Buddha or the gardens of Hasedera. Continue onto Tokyo later in the afternoon to check into the hotel.
Spend the day exploring Tokyo. Start with a tour of the city’s highlights including the Imperial Palace, the Shibuya crossing and the Sensoji in Asakusa.
Explore the city at your leisure
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
The Hotel Higashiyama – 4*
Blending modern and traditional Japanese décor inspired by the calming flow of the Shirakawa River that runs nearby, creating a tranquil space that combines the essence of both Japanese and Western style. Guests are welcomed by a traditional tea box in the rooms. Facilities include free wifi, kettle and fridge. The hotel has an onsite restaurant, spa and tea bar.
Fujisan Mishima Tokyu Hotel – 4*
Rooms at the hotel are compact but well-appointed with free wifi, air conditioning, kettles and TV. There is an on-site restaurant as well as an open-air rooftop bath with views of Mount Fuji.
Shiba Park Hotel – 4*
From the moment you enter the hotel lobby, you will be greeted with shelves of books – both Japanese and Western – as well as an individual nook on each floor. Rooms are compact with contemporary furnishings and include free Wi-Fi, a kettle, a fridge, and air conditioning. All rooms have Japanese-style mini-bathtubs with showers.
• Currency: Yen
• Flight Time: Approx. 11 hours 45 minutes
• Language: Japanese
• Time Zone: GMT+8
• Country: Japan
There is a fair amount of walking involved throughout this tour, and as many places we visit as part of this itinerary are in national parks and historical areas, we cannot expect or guarantee the terrain to be flat and even. Whilst this should not pose any difficulty for clients who are in good health, please consider any mobility requirements personal to yourself.
Is at one’s discretion.
Arrival: Osaka airport to Kyoto: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Departure: Tokyo to Tokyo airport: 30 minutes
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