The Classic Japan Fully Guided Tour

The Classic Japan Fully Guided Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days
Board Basis:
As per itinerary
Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Mt Fuji & Tokyo

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Travel: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 from £6258/pp

  • Escorted tours of Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Tokyo
  • Travel on the Bullet Train
  • Japanese hot spring experience in Hakone
  • Dinner with a Maiko in Kyoto's Gion district
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Services of a knowledgeable tour leader throughout

Experience the ancient temples, exquisite landscape and highlights of Japan. Being the heartbeat of Japan, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines, exquisite crafts and some of the best cuisine in the country. Here we will enjoy dinner with a Maiko (apprentice Geisha).

You will then head for a day trip to peaceful Hiroshima and, a short ferry ride away, you will be stunned by the fantastic views of the lovely island of Miyajima.

Next, enjoy a stay near beautiful Mt Fuji where you will be relaxing in the wonderful indoor and outdoor hot springs.

Finally, head to the bright lights of the buzzling metropolis of Tokyo, the capital of Japan where ancient and modern meet.


On arrival, transfer by Express train to your 4* hotel in central Kyoto for 4 nights where you will be met by your Guide.

Enjoy a full day visiting the sights of Kyoto by private air-conditioned coach, beginning with the beautiful Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavillion), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top floor is covered in gold leaf. After that we will visit wonderful Ryoan-ji, possibly the temple with the most famous Zen rock garden in Japan arranged in the kare-sansui (dry landscape) style. Following a bento box lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Centre, we will visit Sanjusangendo, a famous temple in eastern Kyoto renowned for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).

Today we will take a coach to the sleepy town of Nara, Japan's first permanent capital. The highlight of the day is a visit to Todai-ji Temple, home to the Great Buddha. After a quick stroll in Nara Park, where you can get close to the deer, we will move on to Uji which is famous for the most delicious green tea. We will visit a lovely tea shop that has provided tea to the Shoguns and Imperial family and you will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare green tea. (Breakfast included).

Today we will make an early start and board the world-famous Bullet Train to the moving city of Hiroshima. We first visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, and Peace Memorial Museum. We will then stop for a delicious lunch before taking a short ferry ride to the beautiful island of Miyajima, once considered so sacred that commoners were forbidden. We return to Kyoto this evening. (Breakfast & Lunch included).

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. In the late afternoon, we will enjoy a walk in the famous Geisha district of Gion followed by a very special experience where we will enjoy a light dinner in the company of a Maiko (apprentice Geisha) who will entertain us with dances and Oshaku (pouring drinks). Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Maiko. (Breakfast & Dinner included).

N.B. In order to make your journey to Tokyo more comfortable, we recommend that you pack a small overnight bag for your night's stay in Hakone as the remainder of your luggage will be sent ahead separately to your Tokyo hotel. The cost of sending one standard-sized suitcase is included in our tour price. Additional baggage will cost extra. Your suitcase will be collected tomorrow morning.

Today we say goodbye to Kyoto and board the Bullet Train bound for Hakone, a peaceful mountain resort in the foothills of Mt Fuji. We check into a lovely 4* hotel for the night. You are free to spend the afternoon strolling through the mountain paths and relaxing in your hotel's soothing private indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. Enjoy a delicious dinner tonight. (Breakfast & Dinner included).

Following breakfast, we will explore the landscape of Hakone by private coach, ride in a cable car for a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountains and volcanic valleys of Owakudani, and enjoy a wonderful cruise across Lake Ashi. Later this afternoon the Bullet Train will speed you to Tokyo, a city which must be seen to be believed. Your 4* hotel is located in central Tokyo, an ideal place to experience modern, urban Japan. (Breakfast included).

Today we will enjoy a full-day city tour by private coach beginning with a visit to the Sumida Hokusai Museum where you can browse the fantastic exhibits on show. We will then visit bustling Senso-ji Temple in the downtown area of Asakusa, before ending the day by ascending Tocho (the Tokyo Municipal Government Building) for a panoramic view of Tokyo. (Breakfast included).

Today you are free to explore more of Tokyo's attractions. We recommend the electronics district of Akihabara. Alternatively, you might like to join a 1-day optional tour to Kamakura (the political centre of medieval Japan) and Enoshima Bay, or a 1- day optional tour to Nikko, a superb temple town in the mountains north of Tokyo. Lunch is included on both optional tours. (Breakfast included).

This morning we will visit lovely KoishikawaKorakuen garden. We will then visit serene Meiji Shrine and the trendy nearby district of Harajuku. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. We will have a fantastic Farewell Dinner in the evening. (Breakfast & Dinner included).

Transport to the airport by express train or Airport Limousine bus. Fly back home.

  • Escorted tours of Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Tokyo
  • All transportation on the main tour which includes private coaches, Bullet Train and Limited Express train tickets, subway and local train fares for all journeys
  • Travel on the Bullet Train
  • Japanese hot spring experience in Hakone
  • Dinner with a Maiko in Kyoto's Gion district
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Services of a knowledgeable tour leader throughout
  • Return International flights from London Airport
  • 10 Nights accommodation as detailed
  • Entrance fees and transportation fares to all attractions mentioned

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