12, 14 or 16-night tour through mystical Japan - Osaka - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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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 your stay: 

 

12-night/13-day tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka

Day 2: Osaka

Day 3: Osaka (Japan Rail Pass activation)

Days 4 to 6: Kyoto

Day 7: Kyoto - Takayama

Day 8: Takayama

Day 9: Takayama - Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass)

Days 10 and 12: Tokyo

Day 13: Departure

 

14-night/15-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

Days 6 to 8: Kyoto

Day 9: Kyoto - Takayama

Day 10: Takayama

Day 11: Takayama - Tokyo

Days 12 to 14: Tokyo (and end of Japan Rail Pass on day 14)

Day 15: Departure

 

16-night/17-day tour:

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

Day 2: Osaka

Day 3: Osaka - Okayama

Day 4: Okayama

Day 5: Okayama - Hiroshima

Day 6: Hiroshima

Day 7: Hiroshima - Kyoto

Days 8 and 10: Kyoto

Day 11: Kyoto - Takayama

Day 12: Takayama

Day 13: Takayama - Tokyo

Day 14 to 16: Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass on day 14)

Day 17: Departure

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Your itinerary in detail

12-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.

 

Make 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


Day 3: Osaka (Japan Rail Pass activation)

Activate your Japan Rail Pass activation on this day.

 

Days 4 - 6: Kyoto

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

 

Among the fascinating places we recommend you visit are:

  • 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 7: Kyoto - Takayama

Travel from Kyoto to Takayama.

 

Day 8: 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 9: Takayama - Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass)

Travel from Takayama to Tokyo. Your Japan Rail Pass will end today.

 

Days 10 -12: Tokyo

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.


While you are here, these 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 13: Departure

14-night tour

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

Arrive in Osaka and activate your Japan Rail Pass on your first day.

 

For suggested things to do, see days 1 - 2 of the 12-night itinerary.

 

Day 3: Osaka - Hiroshima

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

 

Day 4: Hiroshima

Make 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.

 

Days 6 to 8: Kyoto

See days 4 - 6 of the 12-night itinerary.

 

Day 9: Kyoto - Takayama

Travel from Kyoto to Takayama.

 

Day 10: Takayama

See day 8 of the 12-night itinerary.

 

Day 11: Takayama - Tokyo

Travel from Takayama to Tokyo.

 

Days 12 -14: Tokyo (and end of Japan Rail Pass on day 14)

See days 10 - 12 of the 12-night itinerary. Your Japan Rail Pass ends on day 14.

 

Day 15: Departure

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16-night tour

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

Arrive in Osaka and activate your Japan Rail Pass on your first day.  For suggested things to do, see days 1 - 2 of 12-night itinerary.

 

Day 3: Osaka - Okayama

Travel from Osaka to Okayama.

 

Day 4: Okayama

Welcome to Okayama, the city whose symbol 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 exploring:

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

 

Day 5: Okayama - Hiroshima

Travel from Okayama to Hiroshima.

 

Day 6: Hiroshima

See day 4 of the 14-night itinerary.

 

Day 7: Hiroshima - Kyoto

Travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto.

 

Days 8 and 10: Kyoto

See days 4 - 6 of the 12-night itinerary.

 

Day 11: Kyoto - Takayama

Travel from Kyoto to Takayama.

 

Day 12: Takayama

See day 8 of the 12-night itinerary.

 

Day 13: Takayama - Tokyo

Travel from Takayama to Tokyo.

 

Days 14 - 16: Tokyo (end of Japan Rail Pass on day 14)

See days 10 - 12 of the 12-night itinerary. Your Japan Rail Pass will end on day 14.

 

Day 17: Departure

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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

Kyoto: Hearton Hotel or Hotel Gimmond

Takayama: Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama or Takayama Ouan

Tokyo: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho Daimon or 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 or 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

Upgrade to Japan Rail Green Pass (First Class) - 12-night tour

Your optional excursions

Go for the Green Pass is a first-class JR Pass and enjoy additional benefits during your journey:

 

  • Plush seating: Your ticket guarantees a spacious and comfortable seat in air-conditioned cars of all the JR lines. You just need to book your seat for free - you can do this a day in advance or just before boarding the train
  • Spacious train cars: The front part of the trains are private, meaning you share bathroom facilities with fewer people
  • Complimentary oshibori: Some 'trains' offer traditional oshibori to passengers. This is a small towel that is either hot or cold depending on the season so you can warm yourself up or cool yourself down
  • Free drinks and magazines

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Upgrade to Japan Rail Green Pass (First Class) - 14 or 16-night tour

Your optional excursions

Go for the Green Pass is a first-class JR Pass and enjoy additional benefits during your journey:

  • Plush seating: Your ticket guarantees a spacious and comfortable seat in air-conditioned cars of all the JR lines. You just need to book your seat for free - you can do this a day in advance or just before boarding the train
  • Spacious train cars: The front part of the trains are private, meaning you share bathroom facilities with fewer people
  • Complimentary oshibori: Some 'trains' offer traditional oshibori to passengers. This is a small towel that is either hot or cold depending on the season so you can warm yourself up or cool yourself down
  • Free drinks and magazines

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Kamakura Tour

Your optional excursions

On this tour to Kamakura, you will explore this fascinating city that was the political centre of medieval Japan.

 

Here's what's included:

- Roundtrip train ticket between Tokyo and Kamakura

- English-speaking tour escort

Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience

Your optional excursions

You will make Green tea (Matcha) in an ancient-style tea ceremony room wearing a Kimono. The Kimono is prepared for both men and women.

 

What is included:

Hairstyling (simple style)

Green tea

Kimono costume

Utensils

Snacks

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Sushi Making experience

Your optional excursions

In this cooking class, you will learn how to make sushi straight from the beginning.

 

You will also be shown how to practise making it at home.

What is included:

Sushi class

English-speaking

Lunch

Dinner

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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

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have 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

Osaka

Explore Japan's second city and enjoy the lively neighbourhoods of Namba and Dotombori, try an izakaya, Japanese bar-restaurants! Enjoy the local specialities: okonomiyaki, savoury cabbage pancake, or takoyaki, small octopus dough balls. Continue your adventure with a trip to Osaka Castle Park with its 300 Yoshino cherry trees or to Shi-Tennoji Temple which is the oldest in Japan.

Tokyo

One of the world’s most cutting-edge capitals, Tokyo is a city of contrasts. Famous for its modernity, neon-lit landscape and towering skyscrapers, it is also home to sprawling parkland, peaceful shrines and temples and lovingly tended gardens.

 

Despite its love affair with manga pop culture, fashion, high-tech trends and conspicuous consumption, below the surface is a city that has its roots in ancient heritage. Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples stand close to skyscrapers as a reminder of a more contemplative time, and at the heart of the hyperactive centre lies the serene Imperial Palace, the home of the ruling emperor that provides a tangible link to the city’s historical past. 

 

Behind the shopping, entertainment and commercial emporia can be found quaint wooden houses, private gardens with meticulously clipped bonsai trees and the Zen-like calm of the Hamarikyu Gardens. Discover the fascinating and exquisite culture of Japan, where the ancient and modern worlds collide. The city’s reputation as a mega-expensive metropolis is ill-conceived, and visitors can take advantage of inexpensive izakaya bars and neighbourhood cafés that serve delicious noodles and rice dishes

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 14 and 16 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 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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