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In just a week visit the highlights of Japan and have a taster of the rich cultural heritage, natural beauty of Mount Fuji and the bustling and dynamic street of Tokyo.
Days 1 & 2: Fly to Tokyo
Travel to Tokyo. Depending on what time you arrive you can enjoy some free time exploring Tokyo.
Day 3: Explore Tokyo
Today you will head to the top of the Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views over the city before taking a wander through the districts of Asakusa and Nakamise. You will visit the Sensoji, Tokyo’s most famous and beloved temple and then visit Nakamise shopping street. Then, you will discover the Imperial Palace Plaza and take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. You will receive your evening meal whilst cruising on Tokyo Bay.
Day 4: Mount Fuji
You will travel Tokyo to Fuji today, where you’ll visit the 5th Station. If the road to the 5th Station is closed, you will instead visit the Fuji Visitor Centre. After, you will visit the spa region of Hakone by coach then take a cruise on Lake Ashi. Fly up from the lakeside over the Alpinesque hills to the summit of Mount Komagatake on the Komagatake Ropeway, from where you’ll have breathtaking views of Mount Fuji.
Day 5: Bullet Train to Kyoto
You will take the Hikari bullet train to Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Fusihimi Inari Shrine and wonder at the thousands of vermillion torii gates that leads through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.
Day 6: Explore Kyoto
This morning you will visit one of Japan’s most famous temples, Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. It is situated in a beautiful Zen garden. Then you will Continue to Ryoanji, a Zen temple. In the afternoon, experience a tea ceremony and learn the traditional art of origami.
Day 7: Explore Nara & Osaka
You will travel to Nara and spend the morning exploring Todaji Temple which is home to a great Buddha. Here you will also be greeted by the famous, friendly Sika deer. You will then visit Issuien, a beautiful garden. Then, continue to Osaka, where you’ll have lunch and stroll through the Dontonburi district. Then discover the dark history of Osaka Castle.
Day 8: Fly Osaka to UK
Fly from Osaka to the UK
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities. In the Fuji area, hotels tend to be more traditional in style and culture. In this area, you may be asked to take your shoes off at the door and store them in a secure locker – this is very traditional Japanese culture.
Cruise on Tokyo Bay
Embark on a relaxed dinner cruise on the waters of Tokyo Bay, enabling you to look back and admire the bright, twinkling lights of the city by night
Traditional Tea Ceremony
Experience the perfect display of Japanese culture as you witness the preparation and performance involved in the ‘Way of Tea’, a traditional tea ceremony.
Ancient Calligraphy Class
With traditional brushes, ink and paper, try your hand at the beautiful art of calligraphy, an important aspect of Japanese culture since its introduction from China in the 6th century.
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of Japan on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. Roads in Japan are extremely well maintained and are comparatively smooth with the rest of Asia.
Bullet trains: Second class reserved seats are booked for our groups on bullet trains; there will be toilet facilities on board. Due to the limited space on bullet trains, a separate luggage transfer service will be arranged for all suitcases(1 case per person). You will need to pack a separate overnight bag to carry on the train as your suitcase will not arrive until the following day after a bullet train journey. You guide will indicate when you will need to prepare for this throughout your tour.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a national escort. There will usually be no more than 29 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
If you want to explore more of Japan or simply want more time in your destination, then you can add an extension or stop over.*
Choose from the following Extensions and stopovers
Tokyo Extension (Tokyo)
Kyoto Extension (Kyoto)
Nara Extension (Osaka)
Hiroshima & Miyajima Short stay (Osaka)
Naoshima Extension (Osaka)
Nikko & Kamakura Extension (Tokyo)
Sapporo & Otaru Extension (Sapporo)
Tokyo, Mount Fuji & Bullet Train (Tokyo)
Snow Monkeys Extension (Tokyo)
Koya-san Extension (Osaka)
*Available extensions and stopovers depend on your chosen airline
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