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  • Discover the fascinating and exquisite culture of Japan where the ancient and modern worlds collide on this tour.
  • Highlights include UNESCO World Heritage sights Toshogu Shrine and the Gassho-Zukuri house, and journeying from Hiroshima to Kyoto on the famous bullet train.
  • Get under the skin of this amazing country, with comfortable hotel accommodation included throughout - the choice is yours between 3 or 4 star hotels. 

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Booking 80 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)

Our Offers

Option 1: 9 nights in 3* hotels
Option 2: 9 nights in 4* hotels
Option 3: 10 nights in 3* hotels
Option 4:
10 nights in 4* hotels

Your Destinations

One of the world’s most cutting-edge capitals, Tokyo is a city of contrasts. Famous for its modernity, neon-lit landscape and towering skyscrapers, it is also home to sprawling parkland, peaceful shrines and temples and lovingly tended gardens. 

Despite its love affair with manga pop culture, fashion, high-tech trends and conspicuous consumption, below the surface is a city that has its roots in ancient heritage. Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples stand close to skyscrapers as a reminder of a more contemplative time and at the heart of the hyperactive centre lies the serene Imperial Palace, the home of the ruling emperor that provides a tangible link to the city’s historical past. 

Behind the shopping, entertainment and commercial emporia can be found quaint wooden houses, private gardens with meticulously clipped bonsai trees and the Zen-like calm of the Hamarikyu Gardens. Discover the fascinating and exquisite culture of Japan where the ancient and modern worlds collide.
South of Mount Fuji and West of Tokyo you will find a tranquil spot where the imposing slopes of Mount Fuji meets a glistening lake.  A red torii, a traditionally Japanese gate frames the entrance to this heavenly spot where it is easy to slow down and forget the stresses of everyday life.  And at the heart of this majestic sight is the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji as it juts into the sky.
If you're looking for old Japan, Kyoto is a must: tranquil gardens, sublime temples and colourful shrines can be found in abundance.  While the rest of Japan has embraced modernity, Kyoto still keeps traditions alive.  Take a stroll through the Nishijin district and spy some of the older residents emerging from the machiya (traditional townhouses) to ladle water onto their porch.  

If you go by an old shōtengai (shopping street) you can admire the ancient speciality shops: tofu sellers, fishmongers, pickle vendors and tea merchants. 

A red-lipped, kimono-clad geisha vanishing around a corner. Riverside cherry trees bursting into cloudlike bloom. Zen gardens with raked sand and haiku-inspiring rock formations. While Tokyo is all high-speed trains, flashes of neon and skyscrapers, Kyoto moves to an altogether different rhythm.

Danielle Demetriou
The Telegraph Travel

Spend some time exploring ukkei-en garden, with 200 yoshino cherry trees, mountain cherry trees and weeping cherry trees that blossom in the spring! The Memorial Peace Park & Museum is definitely worth a visit too.
Explore Japan's second city and enjoy the lively neighbourhoods of Namba and Dotombori, try an izakaya, Japanese bar-restaurants! Enjoy the local specialities: okonomiyaki, savory cabbage pancake, or takoyaki, small octopus dough balls. Continue your adventure with a trip to Osaka Castle Park with its 300 Yoshino cherry trees or to Shi-Tennoji Temple which is the oldest in Japan. 

Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add any of the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Shopping in Tokyo

Spend some time flitting from one neon-signed shop to another in Tokyo's vast and fabulous shopping centre, befitting the capital of the world's second-largest economy. Shopping in Tokyo mirrors the eclectic style of the city around you: high-end fashion and traditional crafts, posh boutiques and gleaming department stores...nowhere does old & new like Tokyo!

Excursion in Nikko (from Tokyo)
This excursion will take you to some of Nikko's must sees: Toshogu Shrine, the magnificent Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. This option is the perfect way to enjoy the nature and legacy of Nikko. The trip will take approximately 4hrs&  includes lunch, a tour guide & transport via minibus.

Sushi workshop (Tokyo)
Your sushi workshop starts early in the afternoon, learn to make different types of Sushi’s (Nigiri, Inari, Hosomaki and California roll). Make your favourite Sushi’s and then take time to taste them with a traditional Miso soup! (from 13:30 to 16:30)
Excursion to Kamakura - Great Buddha
You leave Tokyo and head for Kamakura by bus in order to visit the famous Kotokuin Temple, where the Great Buddha statue is hidden, and Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine afterwards. After a small break to take a cup of Japanese green tea you have time to explore the beautiful bamboo forest at Hokoku-ji Temple.

Departure is at 9am from the Bus Hamamatsucho terminal (the bus can pick you up from other meeting points).

Excursion in Nara
Spend the morning in Nara & discover the famous Todaiji temple, the deer park and the Kofukuji temple. Most tours are on foot (about 4/5 km walk). 
Group Tea Ceremony
Try out one of the most well-known Japanese traditions! This tea ceremony is a true Japanese ritual with a tea master showing you how to make and to taste Japanese green tea. Then, prepare tea by yourselves and savour it with Japanese sweets. 

Kyoto by bike
Discover the cultural capital of Japan via bike. Start with an idyllic trip along the Kamo River & head towards the impressive Nanzenji Temple, one of the most important Zen temples in the country. You then continue on the Promenade of the Philosopher lined with cherry trees. Finally, you return to the station of Kyoto along a beautiful canal with ancient tea houses.
Maiko Show with Dinner Included in Kyoto (Drinks Excluded)
Immerse yourself in Japan's unique culture when your opt to enhance your trip with this optional excursion.  Watch the famously elegant Maiko dances then take some photos with the elaborately styled dancers, take part in traditional games and treat yourself to a delicious traditional meal...

Hiroshima & Miyajima Visit (Full Day)
Discover all the magic of Miyajima Island with an English-speaking guide: first of all, visit the famous Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of VI century, and its amazing flame-red torii in the middle of the Seto Sea. Go on with exploring the historic city of Hiroshima, its Peace Memorial as well as Genbaku Dome, the symbol of nuclear attack during the Second World War.

Your Itinerary

Our Members can choose between 2 durations.

This offer includes: 
  -  JR Pass during 7 days
  -  Pocket Wifi
  -  1 night in Ryokan Half-board without drinks (10-night itinerary only)

9 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
Arrival at Tokyo airport, transfer to hotel and enjoy free time in Tokyo. 

Overnight in Tokyo.

Day 2 and 3: Tokyo
Get your JR Pass in one of the Tokyo stations and enjoy your free time in Tokyo! (Valid from Day 3)

Our Suggestions:
Start your trip by visiting the famous and peaceful Meiji Jingu Shrine, and walk through the Takeshita Dori, stopping by few incredible shops while strolling down this famous street. Then, take a walk along the Omotesandō avenue to admire the architecture, or go shopping in the Shibuya district to discover the crazy and fashionable Tokyo! Enjoy the traditional districts of the city, such as Asakusa and Ueno where you will travel back in time while visiting the Sensō-ji temple and the Sumida park. Go for some sightseeing in Yanaka, also known as the "old Tokyo". Don’t miss playing video games in Akihabara; go find the mangas (comic characters) of your childhood, and delve into the universe of Cosplay!

Overnight in Tokyo.

Day 4: Tokyo -  Kyoto
Depart by train to Kyoto and enjoy a free afternoon here. 

Overnight in Kyoto.

Day 5 & 6: Kyoto
Enjoy free days exploring Kyoto and enjoy a tea ceremony to experience the traditions of Japan. 

Our Suggestions: 
This charming city is sure to seduce you thanks to its well-kept traditions. This former imperial capital of Japan has kept its prestige and few cultural treasures that will make your trip incredible. Start with a zen walk in the bamboo field of Arashiyama, and visit the Tenryu-ji temple. Go on with plenty of sightseeing in the centre, especially in the Gion district where you can find the wonderful Geishas. You can stop by Nishiki market, famous for its impressive size, and the diverse type of food that you can find there. Do not leave Kyoto if you haven’t seen the fabulous Fushimi Inari-taisha shinto shrine and its thousands of red toriis in the middle of the forest. You can go ahead with a tour in the south of Higashiyama to discover the Kiyomizu-dera temple, the Maruyama koen park, or the Chion-in temple. The Nanzen-ji temple also worth a visit. Be sure to also visit the UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji temple and the rock garden of Ryoan-ji.

Overnight in Kyoto.

Day 7: Kyoto -  Hiroshima
Depart by train to Kyoto and enjoy a free afternoon here.

Overnight in Hiroshima.

Day 8: Hiroshima
Free time to explore this thought-provoking city.

Overnight in Hiroshima.

Day 9: Hiroshima - Osaka
Take the train to Japan's second city & spend your last night exploring its famous nightlife.

Overnight in Osaka.

Day 10: Departure
Make your way to Kansai Airport for your flight back to the UK.

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10 Nights

Our members can choose to visit Hakone in between Tokyo & Kyoto, the rest of the trip will be the same.

Day 1:      Arrival in Tokyo & transfer to your hotel.
Day 2-3:   Free time in Tokyo.
Day 4:      Travel from Tokyo to Hakone via train.
Day 5:      Travel from Hakone to Kyoto by train.
Day 6-7:   Free time in Kyoto.
Day 8:      Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima, the afternoon is free to explore.
Day 9:      Free time in Hiroshima.
Day 10:    Travel from Hiroshima to Osaka by train.
Day 11:    Flight home.

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Your 3* Hotels

If you choose the 3* category, you will stay in the following hotels in a Standard Room with breakfast included. 

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Tokyo: 3 nights at Agora Place Asakusa

Hakone: 1 night at Ichinoyu Honkan (10-night itinerary only)

Kyoto: 3 nights at The B Kyoto Sanjo

Hiroshima: 2 nights at Chisun Hotel Hiroshima

Osaka: 1 night at Dormy Inn Umeda Higashi

Your 4* Hotels

If you choose the 4* category, you will stay in the following hotels in a Standard Room with breakfast included. 

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Tokyo: 3 nights at Toshi Center

Hakone: 1 night at Hakone Pax Yoshino (10-night itinerary only)

Kyoto: 3 nights at Kyoto Royal & Spa

Hiroshima: 2 nights at Ana Crown Plaza Hiroshima

Osaka: 1 night at Monterey Osaka

Please note: If these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ. 

Transfers: From the airport to your first hotel, shared transfers are included. Henceforth, guests will travel autonomously using their included JR pass. 

Japan Rail Pass: The JR Pass allows you almost unlimited travel for 7 days on all Japan Rail lines throughout the country. It allows you to travel on the world-famous Bullet Train (Shinkansen).

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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for Cosmos Tours & Cruises with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company.

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements.

Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure. Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post.

Please do make sure that you add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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