Group Tour 12 days from £2725 per person

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  Places Visited: Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Kanawzawa, Kyoto

Starting in Tokyo our Japan Experience tour takes in some of the best that Japan has to offer. After a day’s sightseeing of the old and new city of Tokyo, venture out of the city to the shrines of Nikko and Mount Fuji.

Spend two days immersed in the timeless town of Takayama and move on to the World Heritage Site of Shirakawago, before continuing to Kanazawa. In the cultural heartland of the Kyoto region, you have three full days to explore the rich history, culture and tradition of this fascinating city. You will have the chance to rejuvenate in the hot springs at Hakone and visit the ancient capital city of Nara. Travel home via Osaka.

Holiday Types

Cultural Tours


Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 6-16 people
  • Internal Travel Arrival & departure transfers by public transport. Internal travel by road and rail
  • Accompanying Guide English speaking guides where applicable
  • Accommodation 11 nights
  • Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast, lunch on days 2, 3, 4 & 10


Itinerary for Japan Experience

Day 1

Arrive in Tokyo and transfer by airport bus to the Shiba Park hotel or similar, for a three-night stay.

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Day 2

Explore the capital with a private guide using Tokyo’s excellent public transportation. Visit Meiji Jingu shrine, the historic Asakusa district and take a cruise down the Sumida river to Hamarikyu gardens.

Day 3

Take a trip north, by shared coach, to visit Nikko today. Set in beautiful surroundings, this World Heritage site has been a Centre of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries.

Day 4
Mount Fuji, Hakone

Travel to the beautiful Hakone National Park via Mount Fuji by shared coach. Stop on the slopes, at a height of over 2000m and admire the panoramic views (weather permitting). Later enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi, and a lovely cable car-ride. Stay overnight at the Ichinoyu Honkan or similar. You can enjoy a soak in the hotel’s hot spring bath.

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Day 5

In the morning transfer to Odawara then by bullet and express train to Takayama. This journey takes in some glorious mountain scenery. After checking into the Takayama Ouan hotel for a two-night stay, take time at leisure to enjoy an afternoon stroll. You can visit the old traditional district, festival hall and folk craft museum.

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Day 6

Day at leisure to explore the town on your own.

Day 7
Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa

Take a public bus to Shirakawa-go World Heritage village, nestling in the scenic mountains of Central Japan. Continue on to Kanazawa and check in to the ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa Hotel or similar for two nights.

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Day 8

Day is at leisure to visit the famous Kenroku-en gardens.

Day 9
Kanazawa, Kyoto

Take the bullet train to Kyoto and stay for three nights at Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto hotel or similar. Rest of the day is at leisure.

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Day 10

A treasure trove of Japanese history and tradition, Kyoto used to be the national capital for more than one thousand years. Explore the city with a private guide, using public transportation. Visit the Imperial Palace, Kyoto Handicraft centre, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji and the Kiyomizu temple on your full day tour.

Day 11

This morning, take part in a Tea Ceremony at Wak Japan. Visit Nara in the afternoon, known for some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. Afternoon is at leisure.

Day 12

Transfer to Kansai airport for your onward flight.

Group Tour 12 days from £2725 per person

What's included

✓   11 nights accommodation
✓  All internal transportation and transfers, predominately using public transport
✓  English-speaking guides as listed in the tour itinerary
✓   Shared sightseeing by coach
✓   Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2, 3, 4 & 10
✓  Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in the tour itinerary

Holiday Extensions for this tour

Japan Experience - Hiroshima

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Single supplement £ 295 per person
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Day 12
Kyoto, Hiroshima

Take the bullet train to Hiroshima and stay at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima for two nights. Day is at leisure to explore the city.

Day 13

Day at leisure to explore Hiroshima and Miyajima on your own.

Day 14
Hiroshima, Kyoto

Travel back to Kyoto by bullet train and stay at Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto for the night.

Day 15

Transfer to Osaka's Kansai airport for your onward flight.

Japan Experience - Kyoto

3 days, 2 nights from £275 per person

Single supplement £ 245 per person
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Day 12

Stay at the Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto for an additional two nights. Day is at leisure.

Day 13

Day at leisure.

Day 14

Transfer to Osaka’s Kansai airport for your onward flight.

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