Japan Express Tour

Japan Express Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days
Board Basis:
As per itinerary
Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Miyajima Island

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  • A self-guided independent tour with clear instructions at all stages for you to follow.
  • This means: While your itinerary is planned and your accommodation and transportation are booked, what you see during your days in each city is up to you.
  • Excursions in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto & Nara are however Included as per Itinerary.

The Japan Express itinerary is a classic 8-night self-guided itinerary which includes visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Miyajima Island.

  • 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Tokyo + 2 guided excursions included as detailed on Itinerary
  • Bullet train to Kyoto
  • 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Kyoto + 2 guided excursions
  • Bullet Train to Hiroshima
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast in Hiroshima
  • Bullet Train to Tokyo
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast in Tokyo


Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda International Airport, you will be welcomed by our friendly Meet & Greet service who will escort you to the Airport Limousine Bus or Narita Express bound for Tokyo. Check in to your clean and comfortable hotel in central Tokyo for 3 nights.

Your options are unlimited in this incredible city. Explore Tokyo's past in the bustling, traditional Asakusa district, shop in the fashionable districts of Shibuya and Harajuku, and dine on Japan's finest cuisine. Tokyo is relatively straightforward to navigate, and our Information Pack will make travelling around the city a breeze.

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing by coach in Tokyo, with lunch included. Your guide will show you the highlights of this vast metropolis, from the Imperial Palace and serene Meiji Shrine to the 'Electric City' of Akihabara.

Enjoy a further day of exploring in Tokyo, or use your Japan Rail Pass to venture further afield to Kamakura, a former capital of Japan, or Nikko, a beautiful temple town in the mountains north of Tokyo.

Join a fantastic guided excursion by coach to the beautiful Hakone & Mt Fuji region. Ride in a cable car for a superb view of the surrounding mountains and volcanic craters, and even board a pirate ship to cruise around Lake Ashi! A delicious lunch is included. Return to Tokyo on Japan's world-famous Bullet Train.

It's time to say goodbye to Tokyo for a few days and speed on the Bullet Train to Kyoto, the soul of Japan. The journey takes less than 3 hours, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the late afternoon in Kyoto, where we recommend a stroll around the lovely side streets. You will stay in a comfortable, spotless hotel in the heart of Kyoto for 3 nights.

A rich history of religion, art, and craft have combined to make this glorious city a spiritual home for the Japanese. For temples, we recommend Kiyomizu-dera and Ginkaku-ji in the hills to the east of the city. Nijo Castle is also well worth a visit, and make sure you allow yourself plenty of time for the wonderful craft shops and delightful streets of Gion, the old geisha quarter.

Join a guided coach tour. As well as visits to Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Temple), Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizu Temple, today's tour includes a delicious buffet-style lunch.

Use your Japan Rail Pass to explore further afield. Why not visit Nara, Japan's first permanent capital and home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Or how about magnificent Himeji Castle? You could even check out nearby Osaka, Japan's lively second city.

Spend the afternoon on a guided coach tour to Nara. Your guide will take you around Todaiji Temple and Nara Park followed by visits to Kasuga Taisha Shrine before heading back to Kyoto by coach.

Check out of your hotel and board the Bullet Train to Hiroshima. The Atomic Bomb Dome and the moving Peace Memorial Park and Museum are sights not to be missed. Make the short trip by ferry to the lovely island of Miyajima. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and fantastic views of the o-torii of Itsukushima Shrine, one of the most famous sights in Japan. By late afternoon the day-trippers will have left the island, and you will spend a magical evening in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) where a delicious Japanese dinner and breakfast are included.

Enjoy the morning in the lovely surroundings of your ryokan before heading back to Hiroshima. Board the Bullet Train again and head back to the electrifying city of Tokyo. Enjoy your final evening in the capital of manga, anime, shopping, eating , and people-watching. If your flight is early the next morning, we can also offer a hotel accommodation in Haneda or Narita Airport.

Transfer from your hotel to Haneda or Narita International Airport (Tokyo).

  • Visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima
  • Travel on Japan's world-famous Bullet Train
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • 8 Nights' accommodation
  • Stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) with dinner included
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport
  • Airport transfers from/to Narita or Haneda International Airport (Tokyo)
  • Excursions in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto & Nara Included.
  • International flights from London Airport & Return

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