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  • Immersing yourself in Japanese culture - a beautiful combination of tradition and modernity.
  • Staying in ideally located hotels to discover Japan's three metropolises - Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka - and their surrounding areas.
  • Experiencing a culinary journey with a guided tour of Tokyo's Tsukiji market and a stroll through Osaka's divine street food scene.

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An ideal itinerary for a first discovery of Japan. You will explore the three main cities of the Land of the Rising Sun, each with its uniqueness: Tokyo, a bustling metropolis; Kyoto, more traditional; and finally, Osaka, known as the "nations kitchen," which will host the World Expo in 2025. Don't hesitate to explore the surroundings of these cities with your Japan Rail Pass.   

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Your itinerary in brief

Japan, the land of the rising sun, offers you an intense travel experience. Admire the perfect combination of modernity and ancient customs on this 10 or 12 night tour.

 

Explore major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto at your own pace and move around freely like the locals thanks to the Japan Rail Pass.

 

Choose the length of stay that suits you best: 

 

10 night tour:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
  • Days 2 - 4: Tokyo
  • Day 5: Tokyo - Kyoto
  • Days 6 - 8: Kyoto
  • Day 9: Kyoto - Osaka
  • Day 10: Osaka
  • Day 11: Departure

 

12 night tour:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
  • Days 2 - 5: Tokyo
  • Day 6: Tokyo - Kyoto
  • Days 7 - 10: Kyoto
  • Day 11: Kyoto - Osaka
  • Day 12: Osaka
  • Day 13: Departure

 

Please note that the order of activities may be changed without affecting the interest of the programme.

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Your itinerary in detail

10 NIGHT TOUR

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TOKYO

  • English-speaking assistance upon arrival at Narita or Haneda airport.
  • Shared transfer from Narita or Haneda Airport to your hotel in Tokyo.
  • More than a city, Tokyo is a fascinating juxtaposition of motley districts, skyscrapers, neon signs, temples and traditional shrines.
  • Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, discovering Tokyo.
  • Our suggestion: Start your discovery of Tokyo gently with the famous Meiji-jingu Shrine, before continuing along the pedestrian Takeshita Dori street, renowned for its small shops. 

 

DAYS 2 - 5: TOKYO

  • Enjoy a complimentary group gastronomic tour of Tsukiji market (in English). This is the world's largest fish market. You'll step back in time and explore the market's fascinating history, and embark on a veritable immersion in the rich cultural tapestry of Japan.
  • This gastronomic tour includes visits to spiritual landmarks, a leisurely stroll through historic market streets, delectable tastings of local seafood, a culinary encounter with a sumptuous donburi (Japanese rice-bowl dish), and a breaktaking panoramic view from a designated observation point. 

 

Overnight stays at a Standard or Superior hotel (depending your chosen package).

Breakfasts included.

DAY 6: TOKYO - KYOTO (DAY 6 = ACTIVATION OF JR RAIL PASS)

  • Your JR Rail Pass activates today.
  • Board your train and enjoy a pleasant journey to Kyoto, considered to be Japan's spiritual centre

DAYS 7 - 8: KYOTO

  • Millennial, artistic, spiritual and gourmet, a visit to Kyoto is an opportunity to discover the cradle of the Japanese soul in all its facets, and is an absolute must-see on any trip to Japan.
  • Our suggestion (optional, extra charge): Why not travel back in time by partaking in a traditional tea ceremony? Taste delicious matcha tea and understand all the intricacies of serving it in one of the city's tea houses.

 

Overnight stays at a Standard or Superior hotel (depending your chosen package).

Breakfasts included.

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Days 9-11: Osaka

DAY 9: KYOTO - OSAKA

  • Enjoy a relaxing train journey from Kyoto - Osaka with your JR pass.
  • Take advantage of this short stay in Japan's gastronomic capital of Osaka to immerse yourself in the Japanese culture through its cuisine. 

DAY 10: OSAKA

  • Spend time discovering Osaka. Known for its quality street-food, you'll also discover a dynamic modern port city with a lively nightlife.

 

DAY 11: DEPARTURE

  • It's your final morning in Japan, and time for departure.
  • Enjoy the ease of a shared transfer from your hotel in Osaka to Kansai Airport

 

Overnight stays at a Standard or Superior hotel (depending your chosen package).

Breakfasts included.

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12 night tour

DAYS 1-5: TOKYO 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TOKYO

  • English-speaking assistance upon arrival at Narita or Haneda airport.
  • Shared transfer from Narita or Haneda Airport to your hotel in Tokyo.
  • More than a city, Tokyo is a fascinating juxtaposition of motley districts, skyscrapersneon signstemples and traditional shrines.
  • Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, discovering Tokyo.
  • Our suggestion: Start your discovery of Tokyo gently with the famous Meiji-jingu Shrine, before continuing along the pedestrian Takeshita Dori street, renowned for its small shops. 

 

DAYS 2 - 5: TOKYO

 

  • Enjoy a complimentary group gastronomic tour of Tsukiji market (in English). This is the wordl's largest fish market. You'll step back in time and explore the market's fascinating history, and embark on a veritable immersion in the rich cultural tapestry of Japan.
  • This gastronomic tour includes visits to spiritual landmarks, a leisurely stroll through historic market streets, delectable tastings of local seafood, a culinary encounter with a sumptuous donburi (Japanese rice-bowl dish), and a breaktaking panoramic view from a designated observation point. 

 

Overnight stays at a Standard or Superior hotel (depending your chosen package).

Breakfasts included.

DAY 6: TOKYO - KYOTO (DAY 6 = ACTIVATION OF JR RAIL PASS)

  • Your JR Rail Pass activates today.
  • Board your train and enjoy a pleasant journey to Kyoto, considered to be Japan's spiritual centre

 

 

DAYS 7 - 10: KYOTO

  • Millennial, artistic, spiritual and gourmet, a visit to Kyoto is an opportunity to discover the cradle of the Japanese soul in all its facets, and is an absolute must-see on any trip to Japan.
  • Our suggestion (optional, extra charge): Why not travel back in time by partaking in a traditional tea ceremony? Taste delicious matcha tea and understand all the intricacies of serving it in one of the city's tea houses.

 

Overnight stays at a Standard or Superior hotel (depending your chosen package).

Breakfasts included.

 

DAY 11: KYOTO - OSAKA

  • Enjoy a relaxing train journey from Kyoto - Osaka with your JR pass.
  • Take advantage of this short stay in Japan's gastronomic capital of Osaka to immerse yourself in the Japanese culture through its cuisine. 
     

 

DAY 12: OSAKA

  • Spend time discovering Osaka. Known for its quality street-food, you'll also discover a dynamic modern port city with a lively nightlife.
     

 

DAY 13: DEPARTURE

  • It's your final morning in Japan, and time for departure.
  • Enjoy the ease of a shared transfer from your hotel in Osaka to Kansai Airport

 

Overnight stays at a Standard or Superior hotel (depending your chosen package).

Breakfasts included.

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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 journey in Japan, you will stay in the following thoughtfully chosen hotels.

 

Your hotels:

 

Standard category accommodation:

  • Tokyo: Agora Place Asakusa or Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku (or similar)
  • Kyoto: Hearton Hotel Kyoto or Hotel Gimmond (or similar)
  • Osaka: Hearton Nishi-Humeda or Wing International Select Osaka Umeda (or similar)

 

Superior category accommodation:

  • Tokyo: Monterey La Soeur Ginza or Hotel East 21 Tokyo (or similar)
  • Kyoto: Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo or Almont Hotel Kyoto (or similar)
  • Osaka: Mitsui Garden Osaka Premier Hotel or Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka (or similar)

 

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

Your dining choices

This is a bed and breakfast stay.

 

Optional excursions

Kamakura tour

Optional excursions

Enjoy a guided day out with one of the locals. Kamakura, the ancient Zen capital nestled between the hills and the sea, offers a wealth of historical and seaside attractions.


Further information:

  • Examples of visits: The big Buddha (Daibutsu) of Kotoku-in, the temples of Hasedera and Hachimangu, the long beaches along the Pacific Ocean, the Enoshima peninsula.
  • Meals, transport and entrance to sites are not included in the price.
  • Guides can speak the following languages : English, French, German, Spanish. Italian on request

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Tea ceremony and kimono experience

Optional excursions

Travel back in time by taking part in a traditional tea ceremony in an authentic district of Kyoto. Taste delicious matcha tea and understand the intricacies of serving it in one of the city's finest tea houses.

Sushi making experience

Optional excursions

Make your favourite sushi, then take the time to enjoy your creations accompanied by a traditional Miso soup. You'll learn how to make a number of different types of sushi, including: Nigiri, Inari, Hosomaki and California roll.

Further information

  • What's included: English-speaking guide.
  • What's not included : transport to meeting point, personal expenses.
  • When: Early afternoon. 

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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 destinations

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.

Price includes:

  • Standard or Superior accommodation
  • Breakfast package
  • English-speaking assistance on arrival at Narita/Haneda airport
  • Gastronomic tour of Tokyo's Tsukiji market (in group and in English)
  • Pocket Wifi
  • Japan Rail Pass for 7 consecutive days
  • One 72-hour Tokyo subway ticket per person
  • Group transfer from Narita/Haneda airport to your hotel in Tokyo
  • Collective transfer from your hotel in Osaka to Kansai airport

 

Price does not include:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses, tips
  • Tourist tax payable on site
  • Insurance (optional)
  • Booking fees
  • Anything not mentioned in "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.

Your contract

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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