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  • Experiencing refined Japanese culture, which is full of captivating stories and ancient myths.
  • Seeing the modern, futuristic side of the country in cities like Tokyo, before admiring the spectacular scenery of the Japanese Alps.
  • Enjoying included travel on the excellent Japanese Shinkansen 'bullet train' between Tokyo to Kanazawa, Hiroshima & Miyajima.

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Your itinerary in brief

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking world of Japan with this 13 night trip that takes you across the country.

 

Between modernity and time-honoured customsfuturistic cities and verdant valleys, you will be enthralled by this culture full of captivating contrasts.  

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo

Days 2-4: Tokyo 

Day 5: Mount Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi 

Day 6: Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Kegon Waterfall & Lake Chuzenji

Day 7: Tokyo - Kanazawa

Day 8: Shirakawa-go & Takayama

Day 9: Kanazawa - Kyoto 

Day 10: Kyoto & Nara 

Days 11: Kyoto - Osaka

Day 12: Hiroshima & Miyajima

Day 13: Osaka

Day 14: Departure

Your itinerary in detail

DAYS 1-4: TOKYO

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TOKYO

 

  • Transfer from Haneda Airport (HND) to Tokyo.
  • Settle into your hotel and if energies permit, begin to discover this dynamic city of contrasts...
  • Tokyo dazzles with its kaleidoscopic, bright neon lights and skyscrapers, but also beguiles with its maze-like backstreets from a bygone era. 

 

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Hotel Resol Akihabara.

 

DAY 2: TOKYO 

 

  • Set off to see the all the must-see sights on the 'Best of Tokyo' day tour.
  • Visit Tokyo Tower (entrance to the Main Deck included) and (conditions permitting), enjoy a Tokyo Bay Cruise.
  • You may wish to visit the Meiji Shrine and the Hamarikyu Garden, to savour an authentic Uji Matcha experience...

 

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Hotel Resol Akihabara.

 

DAY 3: TOKYO

  • Visit the iconic Tsukiji Fish Market.
  • This revered, labyrinthine 80-year-old market sells fish, shellfish, sake and more. 
  • Enjoy a food tour, including 2-3 food tastings and a deliciously fresh seafood lunch.

 Overnight stay in Tokyo at Hotel Resol Akihabara.

Lunch included.

 

 

DAY 4: TOKYO

 

  • Enjoy a day at leisure to set off and see more of this fascinating city, brimming over with justapositions

 

While in Tokyo, the following places are well worth a visit:

 

  • The Asakusa district and the Senso-ji temple
  • The 634-metre-high Tokyo Skytree and the Tokyo Tower
  • Ueno Park and its many museums
  • The gardens of the Imperial Palace
  • The chic Ginza and Harajuku disricts

 

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Hotel Resol Akihabara.

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DAYS 5-9: MOUNT FUJI - KANAZAWA - SHIRAKAWA-GO - TAKAYAMA

DAY 5: MOUNT FUJI & LAKE KAWAGUCHI

 

  • After a breakfasting, set off in the direction of the iconic Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak.
  • On crisp, cloudless days, you can enjoy drinking in the marvellous landscapes below, or, in the event of inclement weather, you may even witness the enchanting spectacle of a sea of clouds.
  • Enjoy a tour of Lake Kawaguchi, an area of exceptional natural beauty at the foot of the famous mount, before returning to bustling Tokyo.

 

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Hotel Resol Akihabara.

 

DAY 6: NIKKO TOSHOGU SHRINE, KEGON WATERFALL & LAKE CHUZENJI 

 

  • Today set off to visit the UNESCO-listed Nikko Toshogu Shrine & & Hot Springs, where you can admire many beautiful carvings, including the famous Three Wise Monkeys, the Sleeping Cat and the Imagined Elephants.
  • From there, head to the picturesque Kegon Waterfall, which has been deemed one of Japan's three most beautiful falls. 

  • Later, enjoy a tour of calming Lake Chuzenji - a scenic lake nestled in the mountains above the town of Nikko and at the foot of Mount Nantai, Nikko's sacred volcano.
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    Overnight stay in Tokyo at Hotel Resol Akihabara.

     

    DAY 7: TOKYO - KANAZAWA

     

    • It's time to board the sleek Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Kanazawa.
    • Situated on Japan's central Honshu Island, Kanazawa is known for well-preserved and ever-so picturesque, Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts.

     

    Overnight stay in Kanazawa at Henn Na Hotel Kanazawa Korinbo.

     

    DAY 8: SHIRAKAWA-GO & TAKAYAMA 

     

    • Set off early morning, to visit Shirakawa-go - an enchanting village deep in the countryside, famous for its beautifully-preserved, centuries-old farmhouses built with steeply slanting thatched roofs.
    • In the afternoon, visit Takayama. Nestled in the mountainous Gifu Prefecture, this typical Japanese small town will take you back to an ancient time with its strong traditions. Depending on when you travel, you can visit its biennial festival that celebrates spring and autumn. 
    • Return to Kanazawa in the late afternoon / early evening.

     

    Overnight stay in Kanazawa at Henn Na Hotel Kanazawa Korinbo.

     

    DAY 9: KANAZAWA - KYOTO 

     

    • Transfer by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto.
    • Artistic, spiritual and gastronomic: a visit to Kyoto is an opportunity to discover authentic Japan in all its facets.
    • Images you may have only imagined, of majestic torii gates and tranquil Zen rock gardens become a reality in this town, where tradition blends harmoniously with modernity.

     

    Overnight stay in Kyoto at Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto.

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    DAYS 10-14: KYOTO - NIKKO - OSAKA - HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA

    DAY 10: KYOTO & NARA

     

    • Head out early and enjoy a day tour of Nara.
    • This small city was, in ancient times, the capital of Japan and offers both modern and traditional elements. If time permits, stop and watch the beautiful deer that graze freely in Nara Park, meander through Naramachi, the Edo-era district of Nara, or visit Tōdaiji, also known as 'Japan's Great Eastern Temple'.

     

    Overnight stay in Kyoto at Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto.

     

    DAY 11: KYOTO - OSAKA

     

    • Transfer by train from Kyoto to Osaka.
    • Enjoy a captivating food tour in what's considered to be the gourmet capital of Japan to thoroughly immerse yourself in the country's culture, through its cuisine. Foodies are sure to want to seek out the historic Kuromon food market and nearby kitchenware district.

    Overnight stay in Osaka at Hotel Sobial Namba Daikokucho.

     

    DAY 12: HIROSHIMA & MIYAJIMA

     

    • Early morning, set off with your guide to visit Hiroshima & Miyajima.
    • Discover the remains of this iconic, thought-provoking historic site.

     

    Be sure to visit:

     

    • The Peace Memorial Park and its museum (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)
    • The Peace Memorials (The Dome, the memorial to young Sadako Sasaki, one of the many victims of radiation)
    • The famous Hiroshima Castle, Itsukushima-jinja Shrine and its world-famous and photographed Great Torii
    • Shinto Temple Senjôkaku and its beautiful pagoda

     

    Overnight stay in Osaka at Hotel Sobial Namba Daikokucho.

     

    DAY 13: OSAKA

     

    • It's time to get your comfortable shoes on - for a captivating walking tour of Osaka
    • Known for its high-end street food, Osaka also reveals itself to be a vibrant modern port city with a lively nightlife.

     

    Osaka at Hotel Sobial Namba Daikokucho.

     

    DAY 14: DEPARTURE

     

    • Transfer from Osaka to Kansai Airport (KIX), in time for your flight. 
    • Depart for home, full of the richest of indelible memories

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    Essential Information about your tour

    Please note the following important information about the order of your itinerary:

     

    • Each day of your tour will be led by a local guide, ensuring an authentic, passion-filled experience.

     

    • You'll be divided into different groups according to the excursion.

     

    • Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 people for walking tours / food experiences, and a maximum of 40 people for excursions outside city centres.

     

    • The order of the itinerary is subject to change, to enable your guide to optimize yoru stay and provide you with the very best experience possible.

     

    • In particular, for the Tokyo Tour, please note that: Some tour activities can vary based on the day of the week, as follows:

     

    • If taking the Tokyo Tour on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, you'll visit the Meiji Shrine and see the Hamarikyu Gardens.
    • It it's Monday, Wednesday, or Friday - you'll enjoy an authentic Uji Matcha experience and cruise along Tokyo Bay (subject to weather conditions).  

     

    • Shirakawa-go: As stated above, this visit and surrounding activities may vary based on the day of the week.

     

    • Regarding your hotels in Japan: During the booking process, you can choose to stay in Standard or Superior hotels during your stay.  All have been carefully hand-pickedto ensure a comfortable and authentic experience. 

     

    • Regarding your transfers: For extra comfort, you can opt to upgrade to a private airport transfer (including hotel drop off / pickup), for an extra charge.

    Important information about your tour and visits:

    The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change.

    Your hotels

    Hand-picked just for you

    Maximum room capacity

    During your Japanese escapade, you will stay in comfortable rooms in carefully selected hotels (depending on the package chosen).

     

    Standard accommodation:

    • Tokyo: Hotel Villa Fontaine (or similar)
    • Kanazawa: Hotel Integrate (or similar)
    • Kyoto: Hotel Gran Ms (or similar)
    • Osaka: Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi  (or similar)

     

    Superior accommodation:

    • Tokyo: Mitsui Garden Hotel Shiodome Italia-Gai  (or similar)
    • Kanazawa: The Square Hotel Kanazawa  (or similar)
    • Kyoto: Park Hotel Kyoto (or similar)
    • Osaka: The B Namba-Kuromon (or similar)

     

    If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply.

     

    Please note: 

    Most hotels in Japan regardless of category have smaller rooms compared to Western standards

    Hotels do not usually have double beds, they normally use 2 single beds in a twin room

    The maximum capacity in a room is: 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child.

     

    There is the possibility to stay in a single room.

    Your dining choices

    This is an accommodation only stay. 

     

    You can enjoy included food tastings during your tour, lunch at Tsukiji Fish Market with food tastings and at Shirakawa-go. 

    Your journey to Japan

    Flights:

    You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

    Luggage information

    Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

    For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

    You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

    Your destination

    Japan

    Head to the land of thousand-year-old traditions for a cultural trip, enchanting landscapes for hiking enthusiasts and a paradise of new technology for geeks: Japan is the ideal destination.

     

    The capital, Tokyo, modern and inspiring with its architecture, will impress you with its veritable forest of skyscrapers in the Shinjuku district or the Kokyo imperial palace.

     

    For lovers of nature, you must undertake the ascent of Mount Fuji, take a walk in the heart of a park in spring to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms and relax in an Onsen, these typical natural hot springs.

     

    Rich in culture, Japan is also known for its traditional inns: the ryokan, but also for its unique gastronomy.

     

    Visit museums and art galleries, watch a robot show, learn to savour sushi and sample the famous rice wine, sake... There is so much to discover in Japan, you are sure to return from your trip to the land of the rising sun enriched and renewed.

    In more detail

    Please find practical information about your trip:
    This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Pets are not permitted.
    Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

    Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally.

     

    General terms and conditions of sale apply.

    This price includes:

     

    • Accommodation in Standard or Superior hotels, as per your itinerary
    • Only those meals listed in your itinerary
    • English-speaking guide 
    • Entrance fees to Tokyo Tower Main Deck & Tokyo Bay Cruise (on selected days)
    • Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market with food tastings and seafood lunch
    • Lunch at Shirakawa-go 
    • Osaka food tour with tastings
    • Entrance fees to Nikko Toshogu Shrine & Hot Spring

     

    Transport/Transfers:

     

    • Train from Kanazawa-Kyoto and Kyoto-Osaka
    • Shinkansen train from Tokyo to Kanazawa, Hiroshima & Miyajima
    • Transfers throughout trip as per your itinerary
    • Roundtrip shared airport transfers 

     


    This price does not include:

    • Meals and drinks not listed
    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Tourist tax payable locally
    • Insurances (optional)
    • Processing fees
    • International flights
    • Sightseeing and excursions
    • Anything not mentioned in 'The price includes'.

    If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

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

    Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

    You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

    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.

     

    Travel with peace of mind

     

    To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.

     

    Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

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    If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

    If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

    Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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