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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 unlimited freedom of movement with the Japan Rail Pass, which permits access to the country's excellent rail network.

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Discover the major cities of Japan, as well as Takayama in the Japanese Alps, and organise your days and journeys in complete freedom depending on what you want to see and do.

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Your itinerary in brief

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

 

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

 

Choose the length of stay that suits you best - either 11, 13 or 15 nights

 

11-night/12-day tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka 

Day 2: Osaka

Day 3: Osaka - Kyoto (Japan Rail Pass activation)

Day 4: Kyoto

Day 5: Kyoto

Day 6: Kyoto - Takayama

Day 7: Takayama

Day 8: Takayama - Tokyo

Day 9: Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass on Day 9)

Day 10: Tokyo 

Day 11: Tokyo

Day 12: Departure

 

13-night/14-day tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka (Japan Rail Pass activation)

Day 2: Osaka

Day 3: Osaka - Hiroshima

Day 4: Hiroshima

Day 5: Hiroshima - Kyoto

Day 6 - 7: Kyoto

Day 8: Kyoto - Takayama

Day 9: Takayama 

Day 10: Takayama - Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass on Day 10)

Days 11 - 13: Tokyo

Day 14: Departure

 

15-night/16-day tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka

Day 2: Osaka (Japan Rail Pass activation)

Day 3: Osaka -Okayama

Day 4: Okayama

Day 5: Okayama - Hiroshima

Day 6: Hiroshima

Day 7: Hiroshima - Kyoto

Days 8 & 9: Kyoto

Day 10: Kyoto - Takayama

Day 11: Takayama

Day 12: Takayama - Tokyo

Days 13 - 15: Tokyo (and end of Japan Rail Pass on Day 15)

Day 16: Departure

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Your itinerary in detail

11 night tour

Days 1 & 2: Osaka

  • Touch down in the vibrant city of Osaka.
  • Take advantage of this short trip to the gourmet capital of Japan to immerse yourself in the country's culture through its cuisine. Known for its high-end street food, Osaka reveals itself to be a vibrant modern port city with a lively nightlife.

 

Be sure to visit:

  • Osaka Castle, built in the 16th century
  • Umeda Sky Building for a panoramic view
  • Shi Tenno-ji - one of Japan's oldest temples

 

Overnight stays while in Osaka at Hearton Nishi-Umeda or Hearton Shinsaibashi (Standard hotels) or Namba Oriental Hotel or Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka (Superior hotels) 

Breakfast included


Day 3: Osaka - Kyoto (Japan Rail Pass activation)

  • Activate your Japan Rail Pass today.

 

Overnight stays while in Kyoto at Hearton Hotel or Hotel Gimmond (Standard hotels) or Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo or Almont Hotel Kyoto (Superior hotels) 

Breakfast included

 

Days 4 & 5: Kyoto

  • Artistic, spiritual and gastronomic: a visit to Kyoto is an opportunity to discover authentic Japan in all its facets.

 

Fascinating places we recommend you visit:

  • Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)
  • The Gion district and the Philosophers' Path
  • Ryoanji Zen Garden, a famous dry landscape
  • Kiyomizu-Dera - a thousand-year-old temple overlooking the city

  

Day 6: Kyoto - Takayama

  • Travel from Kyoto to Takayama today.

 

Overnight stays while in Takayama at Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan

Breakfast included

 

Day 7: Takayama

 

  • Nestled in the mountainous Gifu Prefecture, the typical Japanese small town of Takayama will take you back to an ancient time with its strong traditions. Depending on when you travel, you can visit the biennial festival celebrating spring and autumn. 
  • The unmissable sights are the historic district of Sanmachi Suji, Mount Norikura, a volcanic peak, Hida Kokubun Temple and its pagoda, the ruins of Takayama Castle and Shiroyama Park and the Shin-Hotaka Cable Car

 

Day 8: Takayama - Tokyo 

  • Travel from Takayama to Tokyo.

 

Overnight stays while in Tokyo at in Agora Place Asakusa ou Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku (Standard hotels) or Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza or Hotel East21 Tokyo (Superior hotels) 

Breakfast included

 

Day 9: Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass)

  • Your Japan Rail Pass will end today.
  • The last stop on your adventure is Tokyo. Tokyo is more than a city, it is a fascinating juxtaposition of colourful neighbourhoods, skyscrapers, neon signs, temples and traditional shrines.

 

Days 10 & 11: Tokyo


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

 

Day 12: Departure

  • Enjoy a final breakfast at your Tokyo hotel, before heading for home after a very memorable trip. 

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13 night tour

Days 1 - 2: Osaka (Japan Rail Pass activation)

  • Arrive in Osaka and activate your Japan Rail Pass on the first day of your trip.
  • For suggested things to do, see days 1 - 2 of the 11-night itinerary.

 

Overnight stay while in Osaka at Hearton Nishi-Umeda or Hearton Shinsaibashi (Standard hotels) or Namba Oriental Hotel or Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Day 3: Osaka - Hiroshima

  • Travel from Osaka to Hiroshima and discover the remains of this iconic, thought-provoking historic site.

 

Overnight stays while in Hiroshima at Apa Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae Ohashi or Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima (Standard hotels) or Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima or Oriental Hotel Hiroshima (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

 

Day 4: Hiroshima

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

 

Day 5: Hiroshima - Kyoto

  • Travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto.

 

Overnight stays while in Kyoto at Hearton Hotel or Hotel Gimmond (Standard hotels) or Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo or Almont Hotel Kyoto (Superior hotels) 

Breakfast included

 

Day 6 - 7: Kyoto

  • See Days 4-6 of the 11-night itinerary.

 

Day 8: Kyoto - Takayama

  • Travel from Kyoto to Takayama.

 

Overnight stays while in Takayama at Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan

Breakfast included

 

Day 9: Takayama

See Day 7 of the 11-night itinerary.

 

Day 10: Takayama - Tokyo  (and end of Japan Rail Pass on Day 10)

  • Travel from Takayama to Tokyo.
  • Your Japan Rail Pass ends on Day 10.

 

Overnight stays while in Tokyo at Agora Place Asakusa ou Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku (Standard hotels) or Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza or Hotel East21 Tokyo (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Days 11 -13: Tokyo

  • See Days 9-11 of the 11-night itinerary. 

 

Day 15: Departure

  • It's time to enjoy a final breakfast at your Tokyo hotel, before departing for home. 

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15 night tour

Days 1 & 2: Osaka (Japan Rail Pass activation on Day 2)

  • Arrive in Osaka.
  • Activate your Japan Rail Pass on your second day. 
  • For suggested things to do, see Days 1 - 2 of the 11-night itinerary.

 

Overnight stays while in Osaka at Hearton Nishi-Umeda or Hearton Shinsaibashi (Standard hotels) or Namba Oriental Hotel or Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

 

Day 3: Osaka - Okayama

  • Travel from Osaka to Okayama.

 

Overnight stays while in Okayama at Okayama Koraku Hotel oder Dawai Roynet Hotel Okayama Ekimae (Standard hotels) or Hotel Granvia Okayama oder Ana Crowne Plaza Okayama (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Day 4: Okayama

  • Welcome to Okayama, the city whose logo is the chrysanthemum.
  • Admire the castle and gardens surrounding it and enjoy the peace and serenity that pervades the city. Take time to visit some renowned museums for a total immersion in Japanese culture.

 

We suggest you explore:

  • Korakuen Garden
  • The Kibiji cycle path 
  • Kurashiki Bikan Historic District

 

Day 5: Okayama - Hiroshima

  • Travel from Okayama to Hiroshima.

 

Overnight stays while in Hiroshima at Apa Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae Ohashi or Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima (Standard hotels) or Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima or Oriental Hotel Hiroshima (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Day 6: Hiroshima

  • See Day 4 of the 13-night itinerary.

 

Day 7: Hiroshima - Kyoto

  • Travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto.

 

Overnight stays while in Kyoto at Hearton Hotel or Hotel Gimmond (Standard hotels) or Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo or Almont Hotel Kyoto (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Days 8 and 9: Kyoto

  • See Days 4 - 6 of the 11-night itinerary.

 

Day 10: Kyoto - Takayama

  • Travel from Kyoto to Takayama.

 

Overnight stays while in Takayama at Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan (Standard hotels) or Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Day 11: Takayama

  • See Day 7 of the 11-night itinerary.

 

Day 12: Takayama - Tokyo

  • Travel from Takayama to Tokyo.

 

Overnight stays while in Tokyo at Agora Place Asakusa ou Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku  (Standard hotels) or Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza or Hotel East21 Tokyo (Superior hotels)

Breakfast included

 

Days 13 - 15: Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass on Day 15)

  • See Days 10 - 11 of the 11-night itinerary.
  • Your Japan Rail Pass will end on Day 15.

 

Day 16: Departure

  • It's time to head for home after a wonderfully rich visit to the Land of the Rising Sun.

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

 

Standard accommodation:

  • Osaka: Hearton Nishi-Umeda or Hearton Shinsaibashi
  • Hiroshima: Apa Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae Ohashi or Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima
  • Okayama: Okayama Koraku Hotel oder Dawai Roynet Hotel Okayama Ekimae
  • Kyoto: Hearton Hotel or Hotel Gimmond
  • Takayama: Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan
  • Tokyo: Agora Place Asakusa ou Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku

 

Superior accommodation:

  • Osaka: Namba Oriental Hotel or Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka
  • Hiroshima: Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima or Oriental Hotel Hiroshima
  • Okayama: Hotel Granvia Okayama oder Ana Crowne Plaza Okayama
  • Kyoto: Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo or Almont Hotel Kyoto
  • Takayama: Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan
  • Tokyo: Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza or Hotel East21 Tokyo

 

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 offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. 

Your optional excursions

Universal Studios Japan 1-day ticket

Your optional excursions

Explore Universal Studios Japan in Osaka for a day of entertainment blending Hollywood movies and Japanese pop culture, with transportation from your accommodation included.

Optional upgrade to 1st class Japan Rail Green Pass

Your optional excursions

Opt to upgrade your experience with a 1st class Japan Rail Green Pass, for a seamless travel experience (for the 11-night tour). 

Optional upgrade to a 1st Class Japan Rail Green Pass (for the 13 or 15 night tour)

Your optional excursions

Opt to upgrade your experience with a 1st class Japan Rail Green Pass, for a seamless travel experience (for the 13 or 15 night tour). 

Kamakura Tour

Your 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

Your 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

Your 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 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
  • Breakfast included
  • English-speaking assistant upon your arrival at Kansai Airport
  • Tokyo Subway ticket (72-hour)
  • Pocket WiFi
  • Gastronomic Tour in Tsukiji market in Tokyo (in group and in English)
  • 7 consecutive days Japan Rail Pass for 12 nights and 14 consecutive days Japan Rail Pass for 14 or 16 nights

Long stay benefits:

  • For stays of 13 and 15 nights: A guided tour of Hiroshima (in a group and in English)

Transport/Transfers:

  • Transfers throughout trip as per your itinerary
  • Shared transfer from Kansai airport to your hotel in Osaka
  • Shared Transfer from your hotel in Tokyo to Narita/Haneda airport


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.

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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