An ideal tour for the first-time visitor to Japan, this trip includes Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Hakone and a ride on the famous “Bullet train” to the historic city of Kyoto.
Tokyo is where modern and traditional live side by side: the famous sights of contemporary Japan like Akihabara with its electronics shops and the scintillating nightlife of Shinjuku, temples and shrines are scattered around the capital.
Central to the Fuji-Hakone National Park is Mt.Fuji itself, a classic volcano shape which remains snow-capped except in the very height of summer.
Kyoto is a treasure trove of traditional buildings and UNESCO World Heritage sites. We include a guided tour around the major places of interest in both Kyoto and nearby Nara, a former capital of Japan.

  • Visit Tokyo with half day city tour
  • Coach to the Fuji/Hakone National Park for views of Mt.Fuji, then take the Bullet train to Kyoto
  • Stay in Kyoto, with guided sightseeing
  • Guided sightseeing to nearby Nara

 

DEPARTURES

Dep. UK: Weekdays: Exceptions:
09 Mar – 02 Dec 2018: Daily Apr: 24-26, 29-30
May: 01-02
Jul: 10-12, 26-27
Aug: 08-09, 13-14
Sep: 19-20
Oct: 03-04
Dec: 01
05 Jan – 06 Mar 2018,
07 – 23 Dec 2018:
Tuesday, Friday, Sunday Feb: 23

Day 1 : Depart UK

Depart from London Heathrow on overnight flight to Tokyo.

Day 2 : Arrive Tokyo

Arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport. Meeting staff at customs exit to provide assistance in boarding a reserved taxi to the hotel in Tokyo.

Day 3 : Tokyo

Morning tour of Tokyo visiting Tokyo Tower Observatory, Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon), Nakamise Shopping Arcade and Tasaki Pearl Gallery. Afternoon free at leisure.

Day 4 : Tokyo – Mt.Fuji – Hakone – Kyoto

Coach to the foot of Mt. Fuji via expressway. Then drive halfway up Japan’s highest mountain to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 meters. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch. In the afternoon, proceed to Hakone for a cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. In the evening, take a Bullet Train to Kyoto.

Day 5 : Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto

Morning sightseeing of Kyoto, visiting Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle (when Nijo Castle is closed, visit Ryoanji Temple instead), and Kyoto Imperial Palace (on Sat., Sun & national holidays: visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine or Higashi Honganji Temple instead). Lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Centre. Afternoon tour to Nara visiting Todaiji Temple housing the Great Buddha, colourful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, and Nara Park (Deer Park) where tame deer roam. Return to Kyoto in the evening.

Day 6 : Kyoto

Free at leisure in the historic city of Kyoto.

Day 7 : Osaka – London

Transfer to Kansai International Airport(KIX) by taxi transfer service. Depart to London Heathrow, arriving the same day.

2018

Hotel grade: Standard Superior
05 Jan – 11 Mar: £ 1,895 £ 2,083
12 Mar – 04 May: £ 2,014 £ 2,306
05 May – 01 Jul: £ 1,895 £ 2,083
02 Jul – 20 Jul: £ 2,014 £ 2,306
21 Jul – 08 Oct: £ 2,264 £ 2,556
09 Oct – 07 Dec: £ 2,014 £ 2,306
08 – 23 Dec: £ 1,895 £ 2,083
Single Suppl: £ 340 £ 653

All prices are per person, sharing twin room
Total package price is a “from” price, and is subject to availability of flights on the specified airline in the required class of travel. Different airlines may be offered, at different package prices, depending on availability on your selected dates of travel.

Included

  • Return flight London-Tokyo, Osaka-London on Finnair economy class via Helsinki, including taxes and other charges
  • Assisted transfer to/from the airport and the hotel
  • 5 nights accommodation in Japan (2 in Tokyo and 3 in Kyoto) at hotels of the class indicated, including daily breakfast
  • 2 Lunches (Day 4 and 5)
  • English-speaking guide services from Day 3 to 5
  • Luggage Transfer – Your luggage will be transported from Tokyo to Kyoto on Day 4. For extra luggage, JPY2,200 will be charged per piece locally.

Not included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals and beverages not shown in the above itinerary
  • Incidental costs such as personal laundry, drinks, snacks
  • Passport and other visa document fees (UK citizens do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days in Japan)