Discover the Landscapes of Japan Tour - Tokyo - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Dive into the Japanese traditions with this fabulous trip to discover the culture and the most beautiful landscapes of the country!
  • Enjoy different side to Japan through this incredible three or four-star journey: historic Hiroshima, traditional Kyoto, the beautiful landscapes of the countryside around Kanazawa and the picturesque mountains. 
  • Experience Japan as locals and enjoy this amazing culture from your traditional accommodation.
  • You'll discover the contrast of culture and architecture on your adventure and it is simply breathtaking to behold!

Your Destinations

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. 

Hiroshima

Spend some time exploring ukkei-en garden, with 200 yoshino cherry trees, mountain cherry trees and weeping cherry trees that blossom in the spring! The Memorial Peace Park & Museum is definitely worth a visit too.

Okayama

Okayama is the largest city in the Chugoku Region right after Hiroshima. It has its own charm and, like Matsumoto, is known for the 16th-century Okayama Castle with its intriguing black exterior. As well as being an important transportation hub, the city is also home to stunning natural places including the expansive Korakuen Garden, which is popular with locals and tourists alike. 

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.

Kanazawa

Touched with the grand allure of its past, Kanazawa prides itself on being a historical jewel of Japan. It is best known for being home to one of Japan's most beautiful landscaped gardens - Kenrokuen - a castle garden originating from the 17th century. It's easy to discover this nostalgic city in a few days, admiring its celebrated penchant for the traditional arts, including hand-painted silks and lacquerware, ceramics and delicate gold leaf work. Spot a geisha at work, discover authentic tea houses and inns, and wade your way through the market.

Takayama

Established as a castle town in the 16th century, Takayama has retained its unique charm to the present day. Sights include the Sanmachi district of traditional buildings, the bustling morning markets and dozens of museums, galleries and traditional craft shops. Situated in the Japan Alps, this small city offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and is a good base for exploring the Hida region.

Our Offers

Discover the classics of Japan: Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima, but also some hidden gems. Enjoy the fresh air in the Japanese Alps and make a stop at Okayama to explore a region full of arts and history. Japan's beautiful lands await you on this tour!

In this tour, even if Tokyo is accessible from Kyoto or Osaka during the day, there is no overnight stay in the Japanese capital. This tour will therefore suit all those who wish to discover a more traditional and authentic Japan in all seasons, and particularly during the Tokyo Olympic Games from July 24th to August 9th, 2020, where accommodation capacities are very limited. Finally, you will also be able to discover "modern Japan" in Osaka, Japan's second megalopolis.

Choose from our offers below:


7 nights / 9 days:
Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama and Osaka
9 nights / 11 days: 1 extra night in Kyoto, 1 extra night in Osaka
12 nights / 14 days: 1 night in Kanazawa and 2 nights in Takayama
14 nights / 16 days: 1 extra night in Kanazawa and 1 extra night in Kyoto

Choose the 12 or 14 nights tour and explore the Japanese countryside during one day around Kanazawa, with a private guide. With the 14 nights tour, discover Takayama, in the middle of Japanese Alps, covered by snow during winter, and by green grass during other seasons; surrounded by high peaks. You'll also get to see Hiroshima, famous for history & Miyajima - “the gods island”.

Your Itineraries In Brief

7 nights / 9 days
Day 1: UK - Kyoto 
Day 2: Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto
Day 5: Hiroshima
Day 6: Hiroshima
Day 7: Okayama 
Day 8: Osaka
Day 9: Osaka - Depart

9 nights / 11 days
Day 1: UK - Kyoto 
Day 2: Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Hiroshima
Day 7: Hiroshima
Day 8: Okayama
Day 9: Osaka
Day 10: Osaka
Day 11: Osaka - UK

12 nights / 14 days

Day 1: UK - Kyoto
Day 2: Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Hiroshima
Day 7: Hiroshima
Day 8: Okayama
Day 9: Kanazawa
Day 10: Takayama - Japanese Alps
Day 11: Takayama - Japanese Alps
Day 12: Osaka
Day 13 Osaka
Day 14: Osaka - UK

14 nights / 16 days
Day 1: UK - Kyoto 
Day 2: Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Kyoto
Day 7: Hiroshima
Day 8: Hiroshima
Day 9: Okayama
Day 10: Kanazawa
Day 11: Kanazawa
Day 12: Takayama - Japanese Alps
Day 13: Takayama - Japanese Alps
Day 14: Osaka
Day 15: Osaka
Day 16: Osaka - UK

Your Itinerary

Our members will have the choice of itinerary's during their stay in Japan, all of which are detailed below. 

Your 7-night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Kyoto
Make your way to Kyoto, Kansai International Airport.

Day 2-4: Kyoto

Arrive in Tokyo and get a shared shuttle to your hotel, where you can check-in. Enjoy your free time in Kyoto! 

Our Suggestions:
- 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 trips suggestions from Kyoto:
Discover Takao, a treasure near Kyoto still preserved from the tourist crowds, during a guided day trip.(optional)
Nara, 1 hour from Kyoto and Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine and its thousands of vermilion torii gates

Add to your stay:
Guiding day in Kyoto
Traditional tea ceremony
Kimono rental
Visit of a sake brewery and sake tasting

In Kyoto, you can choose to use a 3-day Pass to enjoy unlimited transportation in Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Kobe and many other cities in the area (optional).
Day 5-6: Hiroshima
Take a Shinkansen journey to Hiroshima, approximately 2 hours, covered by your Japan Rail Pass. Check into your hotel. Visit the city of Hiroshima, known because of the nuclear bombings of August 6, 1945, the city has imposed its faith in the future and has become a symbol of peace.

Our Suggestions:
- The Peace Memorial and its museum
- Ikari-jinja sanctuary
- Sukkei-en garden

Discover Miyajima, also accessible from Hiroshima:
- Itsukushima-jinja sanctuary and its ootorii (Note that since June 2019, the Miyajima Torii has beenunder construction until an undetermined date)
- Momijidani park
- Daishô-in temple
- The Treasure Pavilion, Homotsukan
- The five-storey pagoda Gojû-no-tô
- Egami House
Days 7: Okayama
Embark on a Shinkansen journey to Okayama (40 minutes, covered by your JR Pass). Check into your hotel (in Okayama or Kurashiki, 15 minutes by train from Okayama). Free time in Okayama and its surroundings. At the crossroads between two islands, Okayama, former seigneurial city, reflects the nobleness of a past kingdom.

Our Suggestions in Okayama:
The impressive "crow" castle of Okayama city
The Kôrakuen garden, one of the three most beautiful in Japan

Examples of excursions from Okayama city (less than 1 hour one way, included in your Japan Rail Pass):
- Kurashiki, an old merchant city bordered by canals. Do not miss the Ohashi house, representative of the former Japanese nobleness
- Naoshima island, world famous for its Modern Art museums and the works of Tadao Ando. From Uno (50 min by JR train from Okayama, 20 min by boat (subject to a charge) to get to the island. Details in your travelogue)
- Bizen, specialized in ceramics and katana forges
Day 8-9: Osaka
Departure for Osaka (covered by your Japan Rail Pass). Check into your hotel.Free time in Osaka.

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 unique and futuristic skyscraper, Umeda Sky Building

Your 9-night Itinerary

For the exact programme, please refer to the 'Itinerary In Brief' above.

Days 1-11: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka etc.
Very similar to the 7-night itinerary with 1 more night in Kyoto and 1 more night in Osaka - see 'Itinerary In Brief'.

Your 12-Night Itinerary

For the exact programme, please refer to the 'Itinerary In Brief' above.

Days 1-14: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, Kanazawa, Takayama - Japanese Alps, Osaka etc.
Very similar to the 9-night itinerary with 1 night in Kanazawa and 2 nights in Takayama - Japanese Alps - see 'Itinerary In Brief'. 

Day 9: Kanazawa 
Enjoy a Shinkansen and express train journey from Okayama to Kanazawa (approx. 3:30, covered by your Japan RailPass). Check into your hotel. Embark on a free day for you to explore Kanazawa.

Our suggestions:
- Kenrokuen, one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens"
- Kanazawa Castle
- The Seisonkaku Villa, built in 1863
- The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
- Higashi-Chaya district and Nagamachi district.
You can also be guided for half a day to discover all the secrets of the city. (optional)

Your 14-Night Itinerary

For the exact programme, please refer to the 'Itinerary In Brief' above.

Days 1-12: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, Kanazawa etc.
Very similar to the 12-night itinerary, except you will have an additional night in Kyoto, 1 less night in Kanazawa, but two additional nights in Takayama - Japanese Alps. 

Days 12-13: Takayama - Japanese Alps
Transfer to Takayama with Shinakansen and express train (included with the JR Pass (2h30)). You can also reach Takayama by bus from Kanazawa via Shirakawa-go typical village, however bus price (around 30€) is not included. Details of the trip in your travel logue.

Takayama is famous for being an area most skilled in woodwork. Though this small town is surrounded by mountains, it did not stop it from spreading its reputation. During the Edo Period Takayama was controlled by the shogun, whom of which managed to generate fortune for the city. Currently in the heart of Takayama is a preserved merchant street that continues to sell its beautiful crafts. Inside this small village is a blossoming culture and gorgeous views to see. It will definitely surprise and charm you once you visit.  

Our Suggestions in Takayama:
- The Sanmachi-suji district
- The Kokubun-ji temple 
- The houses of Yoshijima and Kusakabe 
- The Hall dedicated to the Takayama Matsuri, a festival held twice a year in spring in autumn.

Day 14-15: Osaka
One more evening in Osaka.

Day 16: Osaka - UK
Return home.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 3* or 4* category hotels in a Standard Room (or similar).

On the 3* option, our members will enjoy Breakfast included in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kanazawa and Takayama.

On the 4* option, our members will enjoy Breakfast throughout their stay. 

Note: Breakfasts not included in your package can be added at the reception desk when you arrive at the hotel. However, in Kyoto and Osaka, you will find many cafes near your hotel serving often tastier breakfasts than those of hotels, which sometimes have restrictive schedules.

3* Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Kyoto: Intergate Kyoto Hotel (or similar)
Hiroshima: Intergate Hiroshima Hotel (or similar)
Okayama: Koraku Hotel (or similar)
Osaka: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka Namba Hotel (or similar)
Kanazawa: MyStays Kanazawa Castle (or similar)
Takayama - Japanese Alps: Country Hotel Takayama (or similar)

4* Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Kyoto: Monterey Kyoto Hotel (or similar)
Hiroshima: Rihga Hiroshima Hotel (or similar)
Okayama: Granvia Hotel (or similar)
Osaka: Cross Hotel (or similar)
Kanazawa: Nikko Kanazawa Hotel (or similar)
Takayama: Wat Hotel & Spa Hida Takayama (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.

Your Included Excursions

Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.

Kyoto - Geishas District Evening Tour

Your Included 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 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. 

Pocket WiFi for the duration of your stay

Your Optional Excursions
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.

Kyoto - Visit of a sake brewery and sake tasting in Kyoto (3 hours)

Your Optional Excursions
Discover all the secrets of sake, traditional Japanese alcohol (15 degrees, different from the Chinese sakewell-known in Europe) in the city of Kyoto. You will start with a visit of a sake brewery where you will see the traditional brewing processes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Then, during a tasting session with experts, you will learn about the unique characteristics of the different varieties of sake. Finally, you will taste traditional Japanese "otsumami" snacks and discover how the taste of sake can completely change when combined with different dishes. Included in the price: Snacks and drinks, entrance fees to the distillery and museum, tasting of 10 different sake. In English only.

Unlimited 3-day pass in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and surroundings

Your Optional Excursions
In large cities such as Kyoto, the use of public transport is essential to visit the city and its surroundings. With this 3-day pass, you can enjoy unlimited transportation in Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Kobe and many other cities to freely explore the region. Even if you have a Japan Rail Pass, not all public transportation is covered by it (bus, subway, private lines...) and private lines are often faster.

One night in a traditional accommodation (ryokan)

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy an authentic experience by staying one night in a traditional accommodation (ryokan), including Japanese dinner and breakfast. You will stay in the city of Nara, 1 hour from Kyoto with the JR train (covered by your Japan Rail Pass). It will replace your last night in Kyoto (western hotel or traditional house if you choose the other option). Depending on availability, you will stay in ryokan in Miyajima (the island of the gods near Hiroshima), Kurashiki (Venice of Japan) or Kanazawa. Whether it is a 3* or 4* option, the traditional accommodation will be a 2/3* equivalent ryokan (exemple: Mimatsu ryokan or same ⅔* category ryokan). Offered: the private bathroom in your room, unlike the majority of ryokan where the bathroom is shared.

Stay in a traditional house in Kyoto

Your Optional Excursions
Live an unforgettable experience by staying in a traditional house in Kyoto instead of a western hotel. Much wider than a hotel room, the houses all have at least one Japanese room with tatamis and futons for sleeping, as well as all the necessary modern comforts. Each house has also been chosen for its location (transport, shops, temples...). They are located either in the historical district of Gion or on the edge of the Philosophy path and the Silver Pavilion.

Equipment:
- Fridge
- Stove
- Microwave
- Washing machine
- Coffee machine
- Air conditioning
- Heater
- Beds and/or futons
- Vacuum cleaner
- Wifi
- Sheets, towels, tea towels
- Consumables (detergent, soap, etc.)

The houses are equipped with 4 beds, either in single bed or in futon.Capacity : 4 persons maximum. An English-speaking specialist of Japan will welcome you in the house the day of your arrival. He will give you the keys, explain how the house and its facilities work, take you on a tour of the area (tourist sites, supermarkets, bike rental...) and answer all your questions (about 45 min). He remains available during your stay in case of problems or questions. The welcoming by an English-speaking specialist, the sheets, towels and cleaning at the end of your stay are included. 

Open from March 4th to 9th and from May 28th to 2021 January 10th (closed from March 10 to May 27).

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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 English speakers. French, Spanish or Italian depending on availability.

Kyoto - One-day kimono rental

Your Optional Excursions
Rent a kimono and walk for a day in the traditional streets of Kyoto in this typically Japanese outfit. You can pick up your kimono from 9 am and must return it before 5:30 pm.

Kyoto - Tea Ceremony (45 minutes)

Your Optional Excursions
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.

Takao Guided Day Tour (Private, from Kyoto)

Your Optional Excursions
Discover with your English-speaking guide this treasure still preserved from the tourist crowds, close to Kyoto. A breath of fresh air along a torrent of crystal-clear waters, in the middle of an unspoiled and wild nature. Walking time: about 4 hours. Hiking level: easy. This walk is not recommended for children under 6 years old.

Kanazawa - Private Guided Tour (half day)

Your Optional Excursions
Discover this traditional city with an English-speaking guide for half a day and go off the beaten track. Example of itinerary: geisha and samurai district, Kanazawa castle, Japanese garden, museum of modern art or fish market. Meals, transportation and site entrance charges for yourself are not included in the price. All our guides are bilingual English speakers. French, Spanish or Italian depending on availability.

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: Transfers from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to your hotel by shared shuttle are included for flight-inclusive offers. Please note that if you subscribe to the "traditional house" option, the shuttle will also take you directly to your house. Transfers by public transport (price included with your prepaid transportation card) to KIX airport are included. Please note that this is the fastest way to reach the airport from Osaka. Detailed explanations of the itinerary 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. 

JapanRail Pass: A Japan Rail Pass is included in your journey as follows:

- 7 and 9 night-tour: Japan Rail Pass 7 days
- 12 night-tour: Japan Rail Pass 7 days 
- 14 night-tour: Japan Rail Pass 14 days

The following trips are covered by the JR Pass for the 7 and 9-night tour: 
- Shinkansen journey between Kyoto and Hiroshima, approximately 2 hours
- Shinkansen journey between Hiroshima and Okayama, approximately 40 minutes
- Shinkansen journey between Okayama and Osaka, approximately 50 minutes

The following trips are covered by the JR Pass & Hakone Free Pass for the 12 and 14-night tour: 
- Shinkansen journey between Kyoto and Hiroshima, approximately 2 hours
- Shinkansen journey between Hiroshima and Okayama, approximately 40 minutes
- Shinkansen and express train journey between Okayama and Kanazawa, approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
- Express train journey between Kanazawa and Takayama en train express, approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
- Express train and shinkansen journey between Takayama and Osaka, approximately 4 hours

The Japan Rail Pass does not cover:
- Subway and buses in cities (e.g Kyoto)
- 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.

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Weather

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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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 tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
General check-in time: 3 pm
General check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax 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, 10, 12 or 14 nights in 3* or 4* hotels, at your choice, according to program
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Evening guided walking tour in Kyoto Geisha district
  • One Japan Rail Pass for transportation between the different steps of the tour (see transportation section)
  • One prepaid transportation card (rechargeable)
  • One mini-travel guide per booking, sent by mail 20 days before departure, giving details about your different trip steps (transport between hotels, touristic spots, trains timetable)
  • 24-hour English helpline
  • Airport transfers included for flight-inclusive offers

Not Included

  • Public transportation inside cities, except 1500 already credited in your prepaid transportation card
  • Kyoto, Kanazawa and Osaka city tourist accommodation tax (200¥ (about 1.5€/night/person)
  • Optional or suggested excursions
  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Personal expenditure, such as not mentioned meals/drinks or touristic sports entrance fees

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

Japan Rail Pass: 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 centeror JR ticket office (“midori no madoguchi”) before taking the train. Simply show your Japan Rail Pass and you can get a seat ticket. 

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 arrivalYou 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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Exclusive prices and discounts of up to -70%

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

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