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  • Learning the ancient traditions of this beautiful country in the sacred temples, pretty gardens, and city streets.
  • Sampling authentic Japanese dishes including fresh sushi, tasty udon noodles, warming miso soup and pastel-coloured mochi.
  • Exploring the bright lights and skyscaper-lined streets of Tokyo, where old and new clash in brilliant neon colours.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Discover the treasures of Japan, a fascinating country known for technological prowess, gentle elegance, and a collision of tradition and modernity. Start your tour in Tokyo's bustling metropolis, discover the beauty of Takayama and Kanazawa, and visit the ancient temples sitting in the peaceful sanctity of Kyoto. For a bespoke stay, you can choose between an 9, 11 or 14 night tour, and between 3* or 4* hotel accommodation.

 

Choose between 3 packages:

 

  • 9 nights / 11 days: Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto and return to Tokyo
  • 11 nights / 13 days: Add an extra night in Tokyo and another in Kyoto
  • 14 nights / 16 days: Extend the adventure with two nights in Hiroshima, and an extra night in Tokyo

 

Your itinerary:

 

9 nights / 11 days:

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo

Days 2 and 3: Tokyo

Day 4: Takayama

Days 5 and 6: Shirakawago - Kanazawa

Days 7 to 9: Kyoto

Day 10: Tokyo

Day 11: Depart from Tokyo

 

11 nights / 13 days:

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo

Days 2 to 4: Tokyo

Day 5: Takayama

Days 6 and 7: Shirakawago - Kanazawa

Days 8 to 11: Kyoto

Day 12: Tokyo

Day 13: Departure from Tokyo 

 

14 nights / 16 days:

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo 

Days 2 to 5: Tokyo

Day 6: Takayama

Days 7 and 8: Shirakawago - Kanazawa

Days 9 and 10: Hiroshima

Days 11 to 14: Kyoto

Day 15: Tokyo

Day 16: Departure from Tokyo

 

Please note: In rare cases, mainly during the very high season, the order of the itinerary may be subject to change. You will be informed of this in your mini travel guide.

Your Itinerary In Detail

9 or 11-Night Tour

Welcome to Tokyo! When you arrive at the airport, you'll be met at customs by our partner, who will give you all your travel documents and your pocket WiFi. You will then be transferred by shuttle to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel (rooms available from 3pm).

Tokyo (optional guide): More than just a city, Tokyo is a fascinating juxtaposition of motley districts, skyscrapers, neon signs, temples and traditional monuments. Here are a few must-sees: the Asakusa district and the Senso-ji temple, the Tokyo Skytree, which rises to 634 metres, Ueno Park and its many museums, the districts of Ginza, Shibuya and Shinjuku, the gardens of the Imperial Palace, the Meiji-jingu shrine... and other places detailed in your travel diary.


Takayama: Discover the Japanese Alps and stay in a ryokan, a typical Japanese inn (traditional Japanese dinner - drinks not included). Visit Takayama, in the middle of the Japanese mountains. It's a very pleasant town, bordered by a charming river, numerous temples and craft shops.


Shirakawago - Kanazawa: In the morning, departure for Shirakawago by bus (approx. 50 minutes). Stroll through this typical Japanese Alpine village, visiting a minka (traditional Japanese house) or the Myôzenji, the village's Zen temple. The whole village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


In the early afternoon, you will take the bus to Kanazawa (approx. 1h15). Check into your hotel. Nestling between the Sea of Japan and the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa has much to offer travellers. Must-sees: Kenroku-en, Kanazawa's magnificent Japanese garden; Nagamachi, the samurai quarter and the former Nomura residence; Higashiyama, one of the city's three geisha quarters; and Omicho, the Sea of Japan fish market.

 

Kyoto (optional guide): Free days to explore Kyoto, the former imperial capital, which combines the past with the present, and the present with the future. A thousand years old, artistic, spiritual and gourmet: a visit to Kyoto is an opportunity to discover the origins of the Japanese soul and is a must on any trip to Japan. Take an evening stroll through Gion, Kyoto's lively and colourful geisha quarter.


Our suggestions for your free days in Kyoto:
● Kinkakuji (golden pavilion) and Ginkakuji (silver pavilion).
● Ryoanji temple, a famous rock garden.
● The Gion district and the philosophers' path.
● Kiyomizu-dera
● The Nishiki market, where you can find typical Kyoto foods.
● Nijo Castle and its tiers of nightingales.
● The bamboo groves of Arashiyama.
Suggested day trips from Kyoto:
● Nara. Journey covered by the Japan Rail Pass (30 to 45 minutes), with the Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine and its thousands of vermilion torii gates on your way back from Nara. Journey covered by the Japan Rail Pass (5 minutes)

14-Night Tour

Extend your adventure with an extension to Hiroshima! You'll be transferred from Kyoto to Hiroshima, and after checking into your hotel you'll be able to discover a place steeped in history and with a strong heritage. Don't forget to make a diversion to the island of Miyajima, also known as "the island of the gods", home to many natural wonders and rather sociable deer.


Among the region's must-sees, you'll be amazed by:
● The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.
● The peace monuments (The Dome, the memorial to young Sadako Sasaki, one of the many victims of radiation).
● Hiroshima's famous castle.
● The Itsukushima-jinja shrine and its world-famous and much-photographed large torii.
● The Folklore Museum (Egami House).
● Senjôkaku Shinto temple and pagoda.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in thoughtfully chosen 3* or 4* accommodation (depending on offer selected).

 
Your  3* hotels during the tour: 

  • Tokyo: La'gent Hotel Shinjuku (or similar)
  • Takayama: Sumiyoshi ryokan (or similar). Set in the heart of local traditions, you will sleep on comfortable futons placed on tatami mats. As is customary, the bathroom is shared (not mixed). Toilets and washbasins are usually in the room, but are not guaranteed
  • Kanazawa: Mystays Premier Kanazawa (or similar)
  • Hiroshima: Hotel Intergate (or similar)
  • Kyoto: Traditional Japanese-style house in the heart of Kyoto. At certain times during the high season, a 3-star hotel may be offered instead of a house.

  

Your 4* hotels during the tour:

  • Tokyo: The Blossom Hibiya (or similar)
  • Takayama: Oyado Koto no Yume (or similar). Set in the heart of local traditions, you will sleep on comfortable futons placed on tatami mats and enjoy the comfort of a private toilet and bathroom
  • Kanazawa: Hyatt Centric Kanazawa (or similar)
  • Hiroshima: Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel (or similar)
  • Kyoto: Machiya japonaise (or similar). Stunning architecture with several Western and Japanese rooms (Western beds and futons). At certain times during the high season, a 4-star hotel may be offered instead of a house.

 

Hotels listed in the programme; if these are not available, accommodation in hotels of a similar category.

Your dining choices

 

For 3* packages:

When you stay in a ryokan in Takayama, you'll enjoy an authentic experience with a half board stay (excluding drinks), including breakfast and a traditional dinner. You'll also enjoy bed and breakfast stays in Hiroshima and Kanazawa (breakfasts are not included on other stops).

 

For 4* offers:

You will also enjoy a half board stay in Takayama followed by bed and breakfast stays throughout the tour, for a completely relaxing experience.

Your Optional Excursions

Guided Tour of Shinjuku

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a guided evening stroll through one of Tokyo's liveliest districts: Shinjuku.

You'll find all the details in your travel pack.

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Private Guided Tour of Tokyo

Your Optional Excursions

Take advantage of a full-day guided tour to discover the Japanese capital.


Sample itinerary: Visit the Meiji-jingu sanctuary in its wooded setting in the centre of Tokyo, and Harajuku, the unusual fashion district. Visit Shinjuku, its garden and the Government Building for a breathtaking view of the city.

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Private Guided Day Trip to Kyoto

Your Optional Excursions

Take advantage of a full-day guided trip to discover Kyoto!

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 trips, you will have to 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.
Our price doesn’t include a city tax which is payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival. 
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 
Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only. 

 

The price includes:

9, 11 or 14 nights' accommodation as indicated in the programme in 3* or 4* establishments (depending on the package chosen), including one night in a ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel).
Package as per programme: traditional breakfast and dinner (drinks not included) in Takayama, and breakfast in Kanazawa and Hiroshima (other breakfasts are only included in the 4* package).
Guided evening walk in the Gion district (geisha district) in Kyoto
A mini travel guide sent to you by email before departure, detailing the stages of your trip and the tourist sites not to be missed, train timetables, etc.
Pocket wifi
24-hour English-speaking helpline
Bus journey to the Unesco World Heritage site of Shirakawago
Prepaid travel card for most buses and subways in Tokyo and Kyoto
Transport between stages of the tour with the Japan Rail pass (see description)
Pick-up at destination and return airport/hotel transfer

 

The price does not include

Drinks and meals not mentioned
Excursions and entrance taxes not mentioned in the programme
Tourist taxes to be paid at the hotels
Tips and personal expenses
Anything not mentioned in the "price includes" section.


Depending on the duration chosen, your Rail Pass includes:

 9-night tour: 7-day Rail Pass

● Travel by Shinkansen and local train between Tokyo and Takayama, approximately 4h30.
● Journey by Shinkansen and local train between Takayama and Kanazawa, approximately 2h30 - or bus to Shirakawago as an option.
● Journey by local express train between Kanazawa and Kyoto, approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
● Shinkansen back to Tokyo, approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.

  

11-night tour: Same tour as the 9-night tour but the Japan Rail Pass is a 14-day Japan Rail Pass, instead of 7.

 

14-night tour: 14-day Rail Pass
● Travel by Shinkansen and local train between Tokyo and Takayama, approximately 4.5 hours.
● Travel by Shinkansen and local train between Takayama and Kanazawa, approximately 2h30 - or bus to Shirakawago as an option.
● Local express train and Shinkansen between Kanazawa and Hiroshima, approximately 4h30 minutes.
● Shinkansen between Hiroshima and Kyoto, approximately 2h30 minutes.
● Shinkansen for the return journey to Tokyo, approximately 2h40 minutes.

 

For all tours: Train journeys on JR lines that you make during the JR Pass validity period, such as the journey to Nara or Hiroshima from Kyoto/Osaka, or journeys from Tokyo (Nikko or Kamakura), or Hiroshima -> Miyajima by train and boat.

  

Note: it is not necessary to have a Japan Rail Pass that covers the entire duration of your stay. In fact, it is only profitable if it is used.

If booking as a single 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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