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Titan Travel Essence of Japan

Titan Travel Essence of Japan

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Over two weeks, this tour seamlessly blends ancient heritage with modern marvels, immersing you in bustling metropolises, tranquil shrines, and exquisite gardens. Delight in a traditional tea ceremony, delve into the rich traditions of geisha and samurai, and catch glimpses of iconic Mount Fuji while zipping between cities aboard the sleek Shinkansen bullet train.

  • Ride on the bullet train
  • Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • Visit Matsumoto Castle
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 12nts accommodation
  • Selected meals: 12 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • 17 excursions and visits

Day 1: In Flight
Titan Travel’s door-to-door service will collect you for your transfer to airport where you board your overnight flight to Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo and transfer your hotel in the futuristic Shinjuku neighbourhood. The rest of the day is free.
Keio Plaza Hotel****

Day 3: Tokyo
Join a local tour guide to explore Tokyo, visiting its legendary landmarks including the Imperial Palace, the Senso-ji Temple, and the Meiji Shrine.
Breakfast | Keio Plaza Hotel****

Day 4: Mount Fuji & Matsumoto
Head towards Matsumoto, with a stop en-route at the Mount Fuji visitors’ centre this morning.
Breakfast & lunch | Alpico Plaza Hotel Matsumoto***1/2

Day 5: Matsumoto & Takayama
This morning, visit Matsumoto castle, considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Then, enjoy a sake tasting in a local brewery before travelling through the thickly forested Japanese Alps, arriving in Takayama. Stop at the Hida Folk Village, where you can explore a collection of antique houses.
Breakfast | Takayama Green*** or Associa Takayama***

Day 6: Takayama
Soak in the local charms of Takayama on a guided tour, seeing its Meiji era inns and shrine as well as the open-air flower and fruit markets. The rest of the day is at leisure
Breakfast | Takayama Green*** or Associa Takayama***

Day 7: Kanazawa
Transfer by coach to Kanazawa today. In the morning, stop at Shirakawago Village. Upon arrival in Kanazawa, take a sightseeing tour, seeing the Omicho Market and Higashi Chayagai, the teahouse district.
Breakfast | Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel****

Day 8: Kanazawa & Hiroshima
This morning, take another wander around the city, stopping at the Kenroku-en Garden, a traditional garden with plum and cherry blossoms. You’ll also visit BukeYashiki, the Samurai’s House. Then, board a bullet train to Hiroshima. (Please note, you will need to pack an overnight bag on this day, as your luggage will be transfer to Kyoto.)
Breakfast | Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima****

Day 9: Hiroshima
After breakfast, catch a ferry over to Miyajima Island to see the Itsukushima Shrine and the torii gate. You’ll have some free time here before returning to the city for a walking tour around the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum
Breakfast | Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima****

Day 10: Nara & Kyoto
Catch the bullet train to the city of Osaka, from where you’ll travel to Nara, Japan’s former Capital. Spend some time wandering through Nara Park, home to adorable deer, and visiting the Todaiji Temple. In the afternoon, continue to Kyoto.
Breakfast | Kyoto Hotel Okura****

Day 11: Kyoto
Take a tour of Kyoto this morning, a highlight of which is a visit to the wonderful Ryoanji Temple and the Kinkakuji Temple, whose top floors are covered in gold leaf. You’ll also visit the castle of Nijo, known for its unique flooring the replicates nightingale song.
Breakfast | Kyoto Hotel Okura****

Day 12: Kyoto to Mishima
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony this morning. Learn the intricate details of the ritual before boarding a bullet train to Mishima.
Breakfast | Fujisan Mishima Tokyo***1/2

Day 13: Hakone to Tokyo
Drive to Hakone today and embark on a cruise on Lake Ashi. You’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the mountains. Then, head up to the Owakudani Valley by cable car and visit the Hot Springs in the crater of Mount Hakone. Later, travel to Tokyo.
Breakfast | Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyo Rei Hotel***

Day 14: Tokyo to UK
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Titan’s door to door service will be waiting there to take you home.
Breakfast

  • Tours of:
    • Tokyo
    • Kanazawa (including the Kenroku-en Garden)
    • Kyoto
    • Takayama
    • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Visits to:
    • Matsumoto Castle
    • Shirakawago Village
    • Miyajima Island
    • Nara (including Todaiji Temple and Nara Park)
  • Sake tasting at a traditional brewery
  • Three bullet train journeys
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Cable Car ride to the Owakudani Valley
  • Titan Travel’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of an expert Titan Travel tour manager and a local guide
  • Headset system provided on excursions
  • Porterage services included

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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