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  • Enjoy a unique experience in a beautiful traditional ryokan by the Japanese Sea, and wander in yukata along the canals of the “Seven Onsen City”.
  • On this amazing tour, visit the must-see sites of the Land of the Rising Sun, but also some hidden treasures - Tokyo, Kyoto, Himeji, Osaka, Amanohashidate and Kinosaki Onsen!
  • Choose between 3* and 4* hotels throughout your stay and dine on delicious cuisine, ensuring you're well-pampered from the moment you arrive.
  • You will also have the opportunity to add a wide range of impressive optional excursions to make your trip even more special.

Your Destinations

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 cafes that serve delicious noodles and rice dishes. 

Kyoto

If you're looking for old Japan, Kyoto is a must: tranquil gardens, sublime temples and colourful shrines can be found in abundance. While the rest of Japan has embraced modernity, Kyoto still keeps traditions alive. Take a stroll through the Nishijin district and spy some of the older residents emerging from the machiya (traditional townhouses) to ladle water onto their porch.  If you go by an old shōtengai (shopping street) you can admire the ancient speciality shops: tofu sellers, fishmongers, pickle vendors and tea merchants.

Choose the 13 nights package to explore Amanohashidate Sandbar, known as  the "Bridge to Heaven", this is one of the three most beautiful panoramas in Japan with its three kilometer long isthmus that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay.

From Kyoto, you may also have the chance to spend your free time visiting Hiroshima, famous for history & Miyajima, “the gods island”, both close to Kyoto by train (1h45, free with Japan Rail Pass from Kyoto - Not mandatory - No reservation needed).

Kinosaki Onsen

Enjoy the tranquility of Kinosaki Onsen and relax in its hot springs, among the most prestigious in Japan. Stay in a splendid ryokan where you will taste local specialities during dinner, and let yourself be charmed by the white sand and crystal clear waters of the nearby beaches. Kinosaki Onsen is located in northern Hyogo Prefecture just 2h 30 mins from Osaka. Wander round the quaint and traditional town centre, take a visit to the Oriental Stork Sanctuary and pay your respects at the founder of Kinosaki Onsen at the Onsenji Temple. 

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.

Our Offers

7 nights / 9 days: Visit Tokyo, Kinosaki Onsen and Kyoto

9 nights / 11 days: Take your time with 1 extra night in Tokyo and discover the capital of Kansai, Osaka

11 nights / 13 days: Stop in Himeji, and spend 1 more night in Kyoto

13 nights / 15 days: Enjoy one night in Amanohashidate and one extra night in Kinosaki Onsen

Your Itineraries In Brief

7-Night / 9-Day Tour
Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Kinosaki Onsen
Day 6: Kyoto 
Day 7: Kyoto 
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Kyoto - Osaka - UK (Outbound flight via Kansai Airport)

9-Night / 11-Day Tour
Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo
Day 6: Osaka
Day 7: Kinosaki Onsen
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Kyoto 
Day 10: Kyoto
Day 11: Kyoto - Osaka - UK

11-Night / 13-Day Tour
Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo
Day 6: Osaka
Day 7: Himeji
Day 8: Osaka
Day 9: Kinosaki Onsen
Day 10: Kyoto 
Day 11: Kyoto
Day 12: Kyoto
Day 13: Kyoto - Osaka - UK

13-Night / 15-Day Tour
Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo
Day 6: Osaka
Day 7: Himeji
Day 8: Kinosaki Onsen
Day 9: Kinosaki Onsen
Day 10: Amanohashidate
Day 11: Kyoto 
Day 12: Kyoto
Day 13: Kyoto
Day 14: Kyoto
Day 15: Kyoto - Osaka - UK

Your Itinerary

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below. 20 days before departure you will receive the following items:

- A 25-page mini travel guide, giving details about your trip (transport between hotels, touristic spots, train timetables etc.)
- Your Japan Rail Pass (not included in 8-night tour)
- Airport shuttles tickets for Tokyo
- Japan map with train schedules
- Maps of Tokyo and Kyoto
- Tourist brochures for the cities featured in the tour

In very rare cases, mostly in very high season, steps might be reversed. You will be informed in your mini travel-guide.

Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Flight from UK.

Day 2: Arrival in Tokyo
Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will enjoy a transfer to the hotel. You may add a Airport Welcome at the next stage of the booking process. 

Days in Tokyo
Enjoy free time in the city or opt to add one of our optional excursions as listed below.

Our Suggestions in Tokyo:
- Asakusa district and Senso-ji temple
- The Tokyo Skytree, 634 metres high, and Tokyo Tower, the symbol of the city
- Ueno Park with its many museums
- Shibuya and Shinjuku districts
- The Imperial Palace Garden
- Meiji-jingu Shrine

Day trips from Tokyo:
- Nikko, with its temples and shrines in the heart of the forest. Trains to Nikko are covered by the JR Pass (2 hours).
- Kamakura and the Great Buddha (Daibutsu). The train to Kamakura is covered by the JR Pass (1 hour).
Osaka on 9, 11 and 13 nights tours
Depart for Osaka from Tokyo in a Shinkansen (about 3 hours). Enjoy Osaka, its famous gastronomy, and tourist attractions (medieval castle, aquarium, nightlife, Universal Studios…)

Our suggestions:
- The lively districts of Dotonbori, Namba and Shinsaibashi
- The electronic district of Denden-machi
- The medieval castle of Osaka and its cherry blossoms parks
- The biggest aquarium in Japan
- The unique and futuristic skyscraper, Umeda Sky Building
- Spa World, the biggest thermal baths in the world
- Universal Studios amusement park
- Minoh waterfalls, for an immersion in the japanese nature

Himeji on 11 and 13 nights tours
Departure for Himeji from Osaka by local train (about 1 hour).
Famous for its majestic feudal castle nicknamed the "White Heron", the city of Himeji is full of charm.

Our suggestions:
- Himeji-jo castle and its park
- Koko-en Park and its 8 gardens designed on the model of samurai residences
- Himeji City Museum of Art, where you can admire Japanese artists works, but also paintings by
Monet, Matisse or Delvaux
- The mystical temple of Engyo-ji on Mount Shosha, the highest mountain in the region
Kinosaki Onsen on all tours
Depart for Kinosaki Onsen from Tokyo, Osaka or Himeji depending on the tour. Check into your Ryokan (traditional Japanese accommodation) and enjoy a traditional dinner and breakfast in your ryokan both of which are included in your stay. You will get discover the rich gastronomy of the city and taste the fresh products of the Japanese Sea.

On the coast of the Japanese Sea, the former stork refuge is one of the most beautiful onsen cities in Japan. With its tree-lined river and small traditional shops, tranquility is everywhere in Kinosaki Onsen. Breathe the fresh air of the region and wander in traditional yukata along the canals to reach the city's famous 7 free access onsens. Enjoy the location of Kinosaki Onsen, ideal for an easy access to the magnificent Takeno-Hama beach or the sand dunes of Tottori, not to mention the medieval city of Matsue. Hot springs, wooden houses, yukuta and ryokan, Kinosaki Onsen is the ideal place for a total immersion in the Japanese traditions!

Our suggestions:
- The seven prestigious onsens path, which takes you into the particular world of Japanese hot springs
- The Otani River, surrounded by cherry trees and weeping willows
- Kinosaki International Arts Center
- The Kabuki Eirakukani Theatre, the oldest in the Kansai region
- Onsen-ji Temple, at the top of Mount Daishi-yama, which offers a splendid view in autumn

Day trips from Kinosaki Onsen:
- Takeno-Hama's heavenly beach in the heart of Sanin Kaigan National Park where you can rest, snorkel or kayak. Included with the Japan Rail Pass (about 10 min).
- Tottori and its sand dunes from where you will have a breathtaking view of the coast. Included
with the Japan Rail Pass (about 1h45).
- Matsue, a typical city sublimated by canals, old samurai houses and its medieval castle. Included with the Japan Rail Pass (about 3 hours).
Amanohashidate on the 13 nights tour
Enjoy breakfast at your ryokan before taking your train journey to Amanohashidate by Shinkansen and express train (about 3 hours). Upon arrival check into your ryokan. Known as one of Japan's three most beautiful panoramas, the Amanohashidate sandbar, or "Bridge to Heaven", allowed, according to Shinto mythology, the god Izanagi to pass from heaven to earth. Whether you choose to cross it or see it from Mount Monju, you will be amazed!

Our suggestions:
- Amanohashidate View Land, small amusement park from where you can contemplate the sandbar
- Crossing the tombolo on foot or by bike
- Takamatsu Park where you can enjoy the best view of the surroundings
- The Kono-jinja sanctuary and its garden
Free Days in Kyoto
After breakfast in your ryokan, journey to Kyoto to spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Kyoto, the former imperial capital, combines the past with the present, and the present with the future. Millennium, artistic, spiritual and gourmet: visiting Kyoto is an opportunity to discover the origins of the Japanese soul and is the essential stopover of a stay in Japan.

Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in an authentic district of Kyoto. Taste the delicious matcha tea and understand the complexity of its service in one of the best tea houses of the city (45 minute excursion in English). Upon arrival, enjoy free time in the city or opt to add one of our excursions as seen below.

Our suggestions in Kyoto:
- Ryoanji Temple, a famous rock garden
- Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)
- The Gion district and the Philosopher’s Path
- The Kiyomizu-dera
- Nishiki Market, where you can find typical food from Kyoto
- Nijo Castle and its nightingale floors
- Arashiyama’s bamboo groves

Day trip suggestions from Kyoto:
- Nara - Trip covered by the Japan Rail Pass (30 to 45 minutes), with Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine and its thousands of vermilion torii gates on your way back from Nara. Trip covered by the Japan Rail Pass (5 minutes).
- Hiroshima & Miyajima (1 hour 45 minutes from Kyoto, included in your Japan Rail Pass).

Final Day: Kyoto - Osaka - UK
Take a transfer to Osaka Kansai Airport from your hotel (included).

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 3* or 4* hotels in Standard Rooms.

In the 3* hotels, daily breakfast included in Himeji and Amanohashidate hotels. In Kinosaki Onsen, Half Board Dining (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) is included. All other breakfasts are not included but can be booked at reception upon check-in. However, in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, you will find many cafes near your hotel serving often tastier breakfasts than those of hotels, which sometimes have restrictive schedules.

In the 4* hotels, daily breakfast is included in each hotel. In Kinosaki Onsen, Half Board Dining (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) is included. 

3* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Tokyo: B Akasaka Mitsuke Hotel or similar
Osaka: Sunroute Osaka Namba Hotel or similar
Himeji: Daiwa Roynet Himeji Hotel or similar
Kinosaki Onsen: Ryokan Kinosaki Yamamotoya or similar
Amanohashidate: Ryokan Taikyourou or similar
Kyoto: Hotel Intergate Kyoto or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

4* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Tokyo: Metropolitan Ikebukoro or similar
Osaka: Cross Hotel or similar
Himeji: Nikko Himeji Hotel or similar
Kinosaki Onsen: Ryokan Yutoya or similar
Amanohashidate: Ryokan Kitanoya or similar
Kyoto: Monterey Hotel or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found. In Japan, where everything is smaller than in other countries, 3* hotels are often very good quality hotels, but rooms are smaller (12 to 16 m2 for twin rooms). To upgrade your comfort, select the 4* option.

Your Optional Excursions

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability. 

Unlimited Pocket Wifi Supplement

Your Optional Excursions
Travel with confidence with the unlimited Pocket Wifi option that will follow you everywhere during the trip. Renting Pocket WiFi in Japan is ideal if you’re looking for fast and unlimited internet access for the entire duration of your trip. Lightweight and with a long battery life, its nationwide coverage guarantees internet access wherever you are, on any kind of device (iPhone, Android smartphone, laptop).

Pick it up at the airport and return it at the end of your trip by using the prepaid envelope included. The envelope can be mailed from any Japanese post box. We recommend 1 pocket wifi from 1 to 4 people. No data limit. Pocket wifi will be delivered directly to your hotel in Tokyo.

Pre-paid transportation card, already charged with ¥1,500

Your Optional Excursions
This card is a prepaid top-up card that allows you to use most public transport (metro, trains and buses) in Japan. This card can be used in several of Japan's major cities. The Card is already topped up with 1500 yen ready for use (on top of a 500 yen deposit). The price of your journey is deducted automatically after every single use. If you all of the credit on the card, you can top up easily at train stations. It can also be used as a sort of electronic wallet to pay for small purchases in convenience stores, vending machines, or even to pay for parking. You can also keep your Pasmo Card for future use, as it is valid for 10 years. Or return it at the train station at the end of your trip to get back the 500 yen deposit. One card for each person.

Advantages:
● A prepaid card with 1500 yen ready for use
● Can be used on public transport in Tokyo and all other major Japanese cities
● Can be easily topped up on the machines at train stations
● Can be used as an electronic wallet

Tokyo Airport Welcome - same price package for 1-5 people (only valid for arrival between 10 am and 6 pm)

Your Optional Excursions
Tokyo is a vast city, which can sometimes be a little baffling. An airport reception will allow you to get to your hotel with ease and to confidently take your first steps in the city. Your guide can help you choose the best form of transport for getting into Tokyo, right to your hotel's door. They can also provide you with valuable advice about the rest of your stay. Length of activity: half a day. Our guide will wait for you at the airport, at the customs exit gate, and will take you to your hotel from there. The price of transport from the airport to hotels for your guide and for you are not included in the price of the visit (roughly 25€ from Narita and 9€ from Haneda). All our guides are bilingual English speakers.

Tokyo - Guided Day Tour (same price package for 1-5 people)

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy a guided day with one of the locals! Example of visits: Visit Meiji-jing shrine in the centre of Tokyo and Harajuku. Then explore Shinjuku, its garden and the Government Building for a breathtaking view. Meals, transportation and site entrance charges for you and the guide are not included in the price (Guide meals, guide transportation and guide site entrance fees: roughly 25€/activity). All our guides are bilingual English speakers.

Tokyo - Disneyland or Disneysea

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy a magical day in one of Tokyo's Disney parks. Discover the unique Tokyo DisneySea, often considered as the most beautiful Disney park in the world, or remain faithful to the essential Disneyland.

By default you will be given DisneySea tickets. In case of no availability of entering DisneySea, Disneyland Tokyo tickets will replace them. On site, you can choose between Disneyland or Disneysea but you cannot enter both parks. These parks are 1 hour from Tokyo by public transport.

Tokyo - Sushi Cooking Class (in a group – in English)

Your Optional Excursions
Make one of the most famous Japanese specialties with the advice of a professional. You will be able, at the end of the course, to have a moment of relaxation to taste your creations. English speaking guide in group tour included. 

Tokyo - Robots Show

Your Optional Excursions
Experience a totally unusual show between Japanese tradition and modernity. You will discover the eccentricity of the country with robots, lights and incredible costumes. Have fun in this futuristic and typically Japanese world!

Kyoto - Guided Day Tour

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a guided day with one of the local! Example of visits: Explore Nijo Castle, the Kyoto residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion). Then it's onto Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) and the Gion district. Meals, transportation and site entrance charges for you and the guide are not included in the price (Guide meals, guide transportation and guide site entrance fees: roughly 25€/activity). All the guides are bilingual in English and French. Spanish or Italian depending on availability.

Kyoto - Geishas District Evening Walk (same price package for 1 to 5 people)

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy walking with a guide in this amazing historical area at night (Around 1h 30, from 7pm to 8.30pm). All our guides are bilingual in English. French, Italian or Spanish depending on availability. Max 10 people group.

Your Journey in Japan

Flights: 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.

Transfers: A transfer from Tokyo airport (Narita or Haneda) by Limousine Bus is included along with a transfer directly from your hotel in Kyoto to Osaka Kansai Airport by airport shuttle.

The shared limousine bus shuttle is a shared shuttle that leaves the airport and stops either in front of your hotel or at a stop located between 1 and 15 minutes walk from your hotel. Detailed explanations in your travelogue with pictures.

This transfer is not a private transfer with reception. If you wish to be met personally at the airport you can choose the "Airport Welcome" option.

In rare cases, depending on the arrival time of your flight, it may be possible that in case of unavailability of the limousine bus, a public transport trip, the price of which is included in the offer, will be offered.
Detailed explanations of the itinerary with pictures in your travelogue.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Japan Rail Pass: A 7-day Japan Rail Pass is included on all offers to enable you to travel by train and shinkansen through your trip steps.

Please note: It is not necessary to have a Japan Rail Pass that covers the whole duration of your stay. Indeed, it is only profitable if it is used for long journeys between the different steps of the stay (especially by Shinkansen) which are very expensive. In large cities like Tokyo, not all public transports are covered by the Japan Rail Pass and trains are relatively cheap. Thus, providing you with a Japan Rail Pass lasting more than 7 days would not be profitable but, on the contrary, would significantly increase the cost of your journey.

The Japan Rail Pass is a special train pass for foreign tourists visiting Japan. It includes the use of all trains operated by Japan Railways, more than 20,000km of railways throughout Japan including the Shinkansen Bullet Trains (except for certain high-speed “Nozomi” and “Mizuho” trains). This allows you to access the vast majority of tourist attractions from the North to the South of Japan, on the 4 main islands for days your pass is valid. What you receive is an official voucher that you will have to exchange it at a JR office (which can be found at major airports and JR stations), once you have arrived in Japan, you will need your passport to exchange the voucher. At the time of the exchange, you will have to provide a date for when you want your JR Pass to be activated. This date must be within 30 days after the exchange.

With your JR Pass you can go anywhere you want on the Japan Railways railroad network. With the JR Pass, booking is not an obligation and any non-reserved (and available) seat can be occupied upon presentation of your Japan Rail Pass. You can also reserve a seat without additional charges by going to a travel service centre or JR ticket office (“Midori no madoguchi”) before taking the train. Simply show your Japan Rail Pass and you can get a seat ticket.

The following train journeys will be covered by Japan Rail Pass:

7 nights tour:
- Train journey from Tokyo to Kinosaki Onsen by shinkansen (fast train), approximately 5h30
- Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h30

9 nights tour:
- Train journey from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 3h
- Train journey from Osaka to Kinosaki Onsen by express train, approximately 3h
- Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h30

11 nights tour:
- Train journey from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 3h
- Train journey from Osaka to Himeji by local train, approximately 1h
- Train journey from Himeji to Kinosaki Onsen by express train, approximately 1h30
- Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h30

13 nights tour:
- Train journey from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 3h
- Train journey from Osaka to Himeji by local train, approximately 1h
- Train journey from Himeji to Kinosaki Onsen by express train, approximately 1h30
- Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Amanohashidate by local and express trains, approximately 3h
- Train journey from Amanohashidate to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h

For all tours:
Other JR train you would like to use during the validity of the pass (for example: some day trip outside Tokyo or Kyoto, like Hiroshima (1h45 from Kyoto), Nara (1h from Kyoto), Kamakura (1h from Tokyo) or Nikko (1h45 from Tokyo).

The Japan Rail Pass does not cover:
Subway and buses in Tokyo and Kyoto (you can pay by prepaid transportation card, with already ¥1,500 provided, optional)
Private lines (that are not JR)
Transfer station <-> hotels (by foot, bus, taxis or subway)
Nozomi and Mizuho very quick Shinkansen
Train journeys done outside of pass validity

Weather

Jan
min : 1°C max : 10°C
Feb
min : 2°C max : 10°C
Mar
min : 4°C max : 13°C
Apr
min : 10°C max : 18°C
May
min : 15°C max : 23°C
Jun
min : 19°C max : 25°C
Jul
min : 22°C max : 29°C
Aug
min : 24°C max : 31°C
Sep
min : 20°C max : 27°C
Oct
min : 14°C max : 21°C
Nov
min : 9°C max : 17°C
Dec
min : 4°C max : 12°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Japan. For non-British citizens, you should contact a Japanese Embassy or Consulate


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 10 am

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

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. 

What's Included

  • 7, 9, 11 or 13 nights in 3* or 4* hotels as per itinerary (including one night in a traditional ryokan)
  • One Japanese traditional dinner included in the Ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen
  • One traditional "tea ceremony" in Kyoto
  • One mini, 25-page travel-guide included (sent by mail 20 days before departure, giving details about your different
  • trip steps - transport between hotels, touristic spots, trains timetable, etc.)
  • 24-hour English speaking phone support
  • A 7-day Japan Rail Pass to travel by train and shinkansen through your trip steps
  • Transfer from Tokyo airport (Narita or Haneda) by Limousine Bus
  • Transfer directly from your hotel in Kyoto to Osaka Kansai Airport by airport shuttle

Included on Japan Rail Pass

  • 7 nights tour: Train journey from Tokyo to Kinosaki Onsen by shinkansen (fast train), approximately 5h30
  • 7 nights tour: Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h30
  • 9 nights tour: Train journey from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 3h
  • 9 nights tour: Train journey from Osaka to Kinosaki Onsen by express train, approximately 3h
  • 9 nights tour: Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h30
  • 11 nights tour: Train journey from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 3h
  • 11 nights tour: Train journey from Osaka to Himeji by local train, approximately 1h
  • 11 nights tour: Train journey from Himeji to Kinosaki Onsen by express train, approximately 1h30
  • 11 nights tour: Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h30
  • 13 nights tour: Train journey from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 3h
  • 13 nights tour: Train journey from Osaka to Himeji by local train, approximately 1h
  • 13 nights tour: Train journey from Himeji to Kinosaki Onsen by express train, approximately 1h30
  • 13 nights tour: Train journey from Kinosaki Onsen to Amanohashidate by local and express trains,
  • approximately 3h
  • 13 nights tour: Train journey from Amanohashidate to Kyoto by express train, approximately 2h
  • For all tours: Other JR train you would like to use during the validity of the pass (for example: some day trip outside Tokyo or Kyoto, like Hiroshima (1h45 from Kyoto), Nara (1h from Kyoto), Kamakura (1h from Tokyo) or Nikko (1h45 from Tokyo)

Not Included

  • Personal expenditure, such as not mentioned meals/drinks or touristic sports entrance fees
  • Public transportation inside cities (prepaid transportation card in option)
  • Kyoto and Osaka city tourist accommodation tax (200¥ (about 1.50€/night/person))
  • Insurance
  • Options
  • Everything that isn't mentioned in 'What's Included?'

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.

Important Information

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.

The Voyage Privé Promise

  • A unique selection of high-end accommodation
  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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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 7 days a week to support you before, during and after your trip.

  1. Voyage Privé
  2. Luxury holidays
  3. Authentic Japan Tour 3*/4*