From £ 1,485 p/person
See the essentials of Japan – Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima – on a great value 9-day tour. This group tour has many guaranteed departures during 2019.

  • Osaka, Nara
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima & Itsukushima shrine
  • Hakone
  • Tokyo

Day 1 : Arrive Osaka

An English-speaking guide will  meet you at Kansai International Airport (KIX) and assist you to board a transfer to your hotel in central Osaka.

Stay 2 nights at FP Hotels South-Namba.

Day 2 : Osaka - Nara - Osaka

After breakfast, join the excursion to Nara by coach with English-speaking guide. This former capital of Japan is famous for its Buddhist Temples: Todaiji Temple houses the Great Buddha (Daibutsu), the largest bronze Buddha in the world at nearly 15 metres tall. Visit Kasuga Shrine; this centre of Japan’s native Shinto religion was established in 768 CE. Take a walk through the Deer Park. Finally visit Kofukuji Temple with its 5-storey pagoda.

Day 3 : Osaka - Hiroshima

Today travel to Hiroshima, and visit the Atom Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, continue to Miyajima Ferry Port and take the short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, where picturesque Itsukushima Shrine sits at the water’s edge, its torii or ceremonial gate standing in the sea at high tide. End at the hotel in Hiroshima.

Stay 1 night at Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel

Day 4 : Hiroshima - Kyoto - Osaka

After breakfast take the Bullet train to Kyoto. Then take the local train to Fushimi Inari Shrine. Along with the thousands of red torii gates that snake up nearly 4 km along the mountain side, the shrine is well known for its many fox statues: foxes were believed to be messengers of Inari. Next, visit Yasaka Shrine and the Gion district, the ancient red light district where Maiko (apprentice Geisha) can occasionally be glimpsed in the streets. Return to Osaka for overnight.

Stay 2 nights at Shin Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel.

Day 5 : Osaka

Full day free at leisure to explore Osaka. Alternatively, Kobe and Himeji can be visited on a day trip on your own.

Day 6 : Osaka - Hakone

Please take an overnight bag to Hakone: your main baggage will be transported separately to Tokyo.

Travel by Bullet train to Hakone, in the Fuji-Hakone National Park not far from Mt.Fuji itself. Take the Owakudani Ropeway for views of Mt.Fuji in the distance (weather permitting). Then take a short cruise on Lake Ashi – where again Mt.Fuji is visible in the distance on a clear day.

Stay for 1 night at Sengokuhara Prince Hotel.

Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine for dinner, and relax in the local hot springs.

Day 7 : Hakone - Tokyo

Take a train to Tokyo, and visit the Meiji Grand Shrine, amid the many trees of the Yoyogi Park which provide a solemn and peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city beyond the trees.

A short walk away of the shrine is Harajuku, with Takeshita Dori, a street lined with fashion shops and cafes catering for the youth market. See the famous “scramble crossing” at Shibuya, and go to Asakusa, where the Nakamise Arcade of shops lead up to the Asakusa Kannon Temple.

Stay 2 nights at Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo.

Day 8 : Tokyo

Full day free at leisure.

Day 9 : Depart Tokyo

After breakfast and hotel checkout, take the “Airport Limousine” bus service to the airport for departure.

from £ 1,485 per person

sharing twin room

(varies according to departure date: please see “Departures” tab for details)

 

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation mentioned (or similar) including breakfast
  • 1 night at ryokan (Japanese inn) mentioned (or similar) including Japanese dinner and breakfast
  • Coach transportation as shown in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Bullet train ticket Hiroshima - Kyoto on Day 4, Osaka - Hakone on Day 6
  • Local train ticket Kyoto - Inari on Day 4

Not included

  • flights
  • any other excursions or personal expenses
  • travel insurance
Arrive Depart Price per person
17 Oct 2018 25 Oct £ 1,485
14 Nov 22 Nov £ 1,545
06 Mar 2019 14 Mar £ 1,485
20 Mar 28 Mar £ 1,485
27 Mar 04 Apr £ 1,545
03 Apr 11 Apr £ 1,545
10 Apr 18 Apr £ 1,545
17 Apr 25 Apr £ 1,545
08 May 16 May £ 1,485
22 May 30 May £ 1,485
05 June 13 June £ 1,485
19 June 27 June £ 1,485
03 July 11 July £ 1,485
24 July 01 Aug £ 1,485
31 July 08 Aug £ 1,485
21 Aug 29 Aug £ 1,485
04 Sept 12 Sept £ 1,485
25 Sept 03 Oct £ 1,605
16 Oct 24 Oct £ 1,545
23 Oct 31 Oct £ 1,545
06 Nov 14 Nov £ 1,545
13 Nov 21 Nov £ 1,545
20 Nov 28 Nov £ 1,545
27 Nov 05 Dec £ 1,545
04 Dec 12 Dec £ 1,485
18 Dec 26 Dec £ 1,485