Private Tour: The Essence of Japan - Japan - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

Irresistible offers on inspirational holidays, exclusively for our members.

Every day, irresistible holiday offers, for members only

We Love

  • Wandering the thronged streets of the bustling modern metropolis of Tokyo.
  • Relaxing in a delightfully relaxing ryokan in Hakone, nestled at the base of majestic Mount Fuji.
  • Travelling back in time and admiring the splendid sacred temples of the former imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara.

New Voyage Privé

Carefully selected by our experts especially for you

Enjoy a different Japan with this tour: Electric Tokyo, exquisite Kyoto and the beautiful scenery of the Japanese Alps. Choose the add-on and go to Hiroshima, its unforgettable Miyajima Island, and discover the beauty of Takayama and Shirakawa-go. A fabulous discovery of the Land of the Rising Sun lies ahead.


Your Itinerary in Brief

Enjoy discovering a different Japan through this tour: Visit vibrant Tokyo, exquisite Kyoto and savour the stunning scenery of the Japanese Alps.


Choose an add-on to take in Hiroshima and the beauty of Takayama.


A fantastic encounter with the Land of the Rising Sun awaits you!


Your itinerary:


Round trip of 8 nights / 10 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Tokyo

Day 2 to 3 : Tokyo

Day 4 : Hakone

Day 5 to 7 : Kyoto

Day 8 : Kanazawa

Day 9 : Tokyo

Day 10 : Departure from Tokyo


Your round trip of 12 nights / 14 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Tokyo

Day 2 to 4 : Tokyo

Day 5 : Hakone

Day 6 to 8 : Kyoto

Day 9 to 10 : Hiroshima

Day 11 : Kanazawa

Day 12 to 13 : Tokyo

Day 14 : Departure from Tokyo


Round trip of 16 nights / 18 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Tokyo

Day 2 to 5 : Tokyo

Day 6 : Hakone

Day 7 to 10 : Kyoto

Day 11 to 12 : Hiroshima

Day 13 to 14 : Kanazawa

Day 15 : Takayama

Day 16 to 17 : Tokyo

Day 18 : Departure from Tokyo

Read more

Your Itinerary in Detail

Your days in Tokyo & Hakone - Mount Fuji


On arrival in Tokyo, you will be welcomed at the customs exit by our airport assistant, who will hand you all your travel documents and, if you choose this option, your Pocket Wi-Fi (optional and with extra charge). Escorted transfer to your hotel.


Discover the main attractions of the Japanese capital.

Tokyo is more than a city, it is a fascinating juxtaposition of heterogeneous neighbourhoods, skyscrapers, luminaries, temples and traditional shrines.


The must-sees:


  • The Asakusa district and the Senso-ji temple
  • The Tokyo Skytree, peaking at 634 metres, and the Tokyo Tower, symbol of the city
  • Ueno Park and its many museums
  • Shibuya and Shinjuku districts
  • Hamarikyu, the Japanese garden among Tokyo's buildings
  • The gardens of the Imperial Palace Meiji-jingu Shrine
  • Ginza, the chic district of Tokyo
  • Harajuku: the avant-garde district
  • ...and other places detailed in your guidebook


Hakone - Mount Fuji

Explore the Mount Fuji region and stay in a ryokan, a typical Japanese inn! In addition, a Japanese dinner (excluding drinks) is included.

There are no less than 17 hot springs in the area where you can relax. Cruising by pirate boat on Lake Ashinoko, created 3000 years ago during the last eruption of Mount Fuji, is also a must!

Owakudani's black eggs extend your life by as much as 7 years, it is believed, so why not take the gamble?


Do you like art? Then head to Japan's first open-air museum. Imagine, all of all this with beautiful views of the mighty Mount Fuji!

Your days in Kyoto & Kanazawa



Artistic, spiritual and gastronomic: a visit to Kyoto is an opportunity to discover the cradle of the Japanese soul in all its facets. A must during your stay in Japan.


Included in the price:

● Experience a night walk in Gion, Kyoto's vibrant and colourful Geisha district. Discover Kyoto's most iconic district, filled with tradition and history.

Discover the main attractions:

  • Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)
  • Gion district and the Philosophers' Path
  • Ryoanji Zen Garden, a famous dry landscape
  • Kiyomizu-dera, a thousand-year-old temple overlooking the city
  • Nishiki market, where you can find typical ingredients of Kyoto cuisine
  • Nijo Castle and its "nightingale" parquet floors
  • Arashiyama bamboo forest, west of Kyoto
  • ...and other places mentioned in your guidebook


Sample day trips from Kyoto :


  • The city of Nara, 1 hour from Kyoto by JR train (included in the JR Pass) and its thousands of deer in freedom.
  • The gourmet capital of Japan, Osaka, located just 20 minutes from Kyoto by Shinkansen (included in the JR Pass) 




Located between the Sea of Japan and the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa has much to offer travellers.


The must-sees:


  • Kenroku-en, Kanazawa's beautiful Japanese garden
  • Nagamachi samurai district and the former Nomura residence
  • Higashiyama, one of the city's three geisha districts
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art and its open-air gallery
  • Omicho, the fish market of the Sea of Japan

Your days in Hiroshima & Takayama

Hiroshima (only on the 12- and 16-night tours)


Tour of Hiroshima and its surroundings: discover Hiroshima, a place rich in history, and the island of Miyajima, "the island of the gods".


The must-sees:


  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum
  • The peace monuments (the dome, the memorial to young Sadako Sasaki, one of the many victims of the radiation)
  • The famous castle of Hiroshima
  • Itsukushima-jinja Shrine and its world-famous, highly photographed great torii
  • Folklore Museum (Egami House)
  • Senjôkaku Shinto temple and its pagoda


Note: Miyajima's great torii is under indefinite renovation.


Takayama (on 16-night round trip only)


Takayama is located in the Hida Mountains in the Japanese Alps. It is a very pleasant town, with a charming river, many temples and craft shops.


Our suggestions:


  • The historic Sanmachi Suji district
  • Mount Norikura, a volcanic peak
  • Hida Kokubun temple and its pagoda
  • The ruins of Takayama Castle and Shiroyama Park
  • Shin-Hotaka cable car

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 tour programme 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

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Hotel accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels (according to your chosen itinerary)
  • 1 or 2 nights in a ryokan (depending on your chosen itinerary)
  • Included guided Gion nighttime walking tour in Kyoto
  • Complimentary mini travel guide will be provided via email
  • 24-hour English-language helpline
  • Welcome and assistance at the airport
  • Ground transport during your stay with the included 7 or 14-day Japan Rail Pass (depending on your chosen itinerary)

Hand-Picked Just For You

Maximum room capacity

To ensure that your tour is as comfortable as possible, you will stay in standard rooms in 3* or 4* hotels (depending on the package chosen).


In order to experience total cultural immersion, you will also stay one or two nights (depending upon your chosen itinerary) in a ryokan (traditional Japanese accommodation).

Your 3* hotels during the tour:


- Tokyo: Royal Park Canvas Ginza 8 (or similar)

- Hakone Mount Fuji: Ryokan Ichinoyu Shinkan (or similar)

- Kyoto: Rakuro by The Share Hotels (or similar)

- Kanazawa: Mystays Premier Kanazawa (or similar)

- Hiroshima (12 and 16 nights only): Intergate Hotel (or similar)

- Takayama (16 nights only): Ryokan Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan (or similar)

Please note: In the ryokans, you will sleep on comfortable futons placed on the tatami or on a western bed with a tatami area.


As is customary in Japanese temple hotels, the bathroom in the onsen is shared (not mixed). The toilet and sink are usually in the room, but this is not guaranteed.


Your 4* hotels during the tour:


- Tokyo: The Blossom Hibiya (or similar)

Hakone Mount Fuji: Ryokan Hakone Yutowa (or similar)

- Kyoto: The General Kyoto Takatsuji (or similar)

- Kanazawa: Hyatt Centric Kanazawa (or similar)

- Hiroshima (12 and 16 night offer only): Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel (or similar)

- Takayama (16 nights only): Oyado Koto no Yume (or similar)


Please note: In the ryokans, you will sleep on comfortable futons placed on the tatami or on a western bed with a tatami area.


Bathrooms and toilets are private in 4* ryokans.

Read more

Maximum room capacity: 3 adults OR 2 adults + 1 child.


It is possible to stay in a single room.

Your Dining Choices

To best fit your itinerary, your board type is adapted to suit your itinerary!


- If you choose the 3* accommodation tour, you will benefit from the Half Board formula (excluding drinks) in the ryokan of Hakone Mount Fuji and Takayama (16 nights tour only). You will also enjoy breakfast in Kanazawa and Hiroshima (12 and 16 nights only).


- If you choose the 4* accommodation tour, you will enjoy breakfast in all hotels and Half Board (excluding drinks) in the ryokan of Hakone Mount Fuji and Takayama (16 nights tour only).

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival.

Read more

Your Optional Hotel Services

Optional Private Guided Tour of Tokyo

Your Optional Hotel Services

Enjoy a guided day with a local guide. 


Possible points of interest to visit: Meiji-jingu Shrine and Harajuku, Shinjuku, with its garden and the Government Building for a breathtaking, bird's eye view of this iconic capital city!


Optional Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

Your Optional Hotel Services

In Japan, free Wi-Fi access is still rare. Renting a Pocket Wi-Fi will guarantee you internet access wherever you are, and on any type of device!

Optional Private Guided Tour of Kyoto

Your Optional Hotel Services

Enjoy a day discovering the very special city of Kyoto with one of the locals!

Optional Prepaid Transport Card (Suica or Pasmo)

Your Optional Hotel Services

Hit the ground running and get around easily on Japan's public transport with a prepaid transport card, already charged with ¥1,500!

  • This card is a prepaid top-up card for use in several of Japan's major cities public transport (metro, trains and buses).
  • The card is already charged with 1500 Japanese Yen and is and ready for use (on top of a 500 JP¥ deposit).
  • The price of your journey is deducted automatically after every single use.
  • If you use all the credit on the card, it can easily be topped up at train stations, just as you would for the Oyster card in London.
  • Handy Tip:  The card can also be used as an electronic wallet to pay in convenience stores, vending machines, or even to pay for parking!


Please note: One card is required per person.


Read more

Optional Traditional Tea Ceremony in Kyoto

Your Optional Hotel Services

Travel back in time and experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in an authentic district of Kyoto.


Taste the delicious matcha tea and understand the complexity and delicacy of its service in one of the best tea houses of the city.

Your journey to Japan


You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.


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.

Travel with peace of mind

We have selected for you the best companies to travel with peace of mind in these special times.


Tour transport and inter-hotel transfers are included as per your itinerary. 

For other offers, the airport/hotel travel will be covered by your Japan Railpass, which you can use as follows:


All JapanRailways (JR) Group lines. Including HIKARI / KODAMA / SAKURA express trains, NARITA EXPRESS (Narita Airport, Tokyo), JR buses, HARUKA (Osaka Kansai-Shin Airport), ferry (Myajima-Miyajimaguchi), circular train lines within Tokyo, YAMANOTE (Tokyo) and Osaka (KANJYOSEN) line


Important information about non-flight offers:

In order to permit Voyage Privé to organise your airport/hotel/airport transfers, please provide us with your flight schedule within 48 hours of your booking by filling in the dedicated form in your member account. Without this information, transfers cannot be guaranteed.

Please Note: Transfers are only for Tokyo airport/hotel/Tokyo airport.

Your Visit to 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

Further Information

Our Top Tips for Your Visit to Japan

Getting Oriented...

Travelling from east to west, from Kanto to Kansai, from a condensation of modernity to the authenticity of Japanese culture.


Kanto is the region of the Japanese megalopolis formed by Tokyo, Kawasaki and Yokohama. Kansai is the region that brings together Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Himeji, the region that concentrates the soul of Japan.

Full Immersion...
Take a bath in an onsen, a natural outdoor thermal spring whose water comes from natural volcanic springs.


The city of Kinosaki has no less than 7 of them! Note that onsen do not always accept people with tattoos. It is customary to be completely naked (men and women separated) to go there.

Get the Big Picture...
Climb to the top of the Tokyo SkyTree, Japan's tallest tower. Perched at 634 metres, it offers a magnificent view of the city.


Visit the water temple, Kiyomizu-dera, a complex built into the mountainside east of Kyoto, that combines a Buddhist temple and a Shinto shrine.

In More Detail

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

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

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.

Your tour includes:

- Accommodation in Standard rooms in 3 or 4* hotels (depending on the package chosen) including one night in a ryokan (traditional Japanese accommodation)

- Board type according to the itinerary

- Reception at the airport

- A night walk from Gion to Kyoto

- A mini travel guide received by email before departure (detailing the stages of your trip and the tourist sites not to be missed, train schedules...)

- Transportation between the different stages by Japan Rail (see description)

- 24-hour telephone assistance in English or Japanese

- Round trip airport/hotel transfers included for flight inclusive offers 


Your tour does not include:

- Personal expenses, meals and drinks not mentioned, entrance fees to tourist sites

- Public transport in the cities (prepaid card optional)

- Tourist tax in each city except Tokyo (approximately 1,5€/night/person)

- Insurance and other optional services

- Everything not mentioned in "Your tour includes"

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is 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.


Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link:

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.

The Voyage Privé Promise

  • A unique selection of high-end accommodation
  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • For all inquiries, refer to our help centre available 24/7
Show moreShow less

Carefully selected travel offers

Our offers are distinguished by their quality and the level of their services.

- Curated offers carefully selected by our travel experts.

- We are world recognised in the tourism industry.

- We are constantly improving the quality of our offers, thanks to on-going feedback from our members.

Exclusive prices and discounts of up to -70%

Our flash sales guarantee our members the best rates on the market.

- The 7-day flash sales can be extended or restocked in exceptional circumstances, when we have the opportunity to offer more available dates.

- We negotiate the best rates thanks to our highly regarded reputation and our evergrowing database of members.

- An exclusive discount based on the reference price provided by our partners and suppliers (maximum price advertised for a room and board basis, on a specific time period), guaranteed by means of contract for each sale.

- We offer reliable, responsive, high-quality service.

Quality service: informative, reliable & responsive

Our goal: to provide members with a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

- A simple, inspiring and innovative service, both on your computer and your mobile.

- On-site professional support for your queries.

- Our Customer Service team are available to support you before, during and after your trip.

  1. Voyage Privé
  2. Luxury holidays
  3. Private Tour: The Essence of Japan