Immersive Tour of Japan 3/4* - Tokyo - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Escape to Japan and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime in destinations such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Koya San.
  • Choose between 3* and 4* hotels throughout your stay and dine on delicious cuisine, ensuring you're well-pampered from the moment you arrive.
  • Experience the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, head to hot springs on the edge of Mount Fuji and soak up the vibrant history and culture at a Buddhist temple in Koya San!
  • You will also have the opportunity to add a wide range of impressive optional excursions to make your trip even more special.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Our Offers

 

7-Night Immersive Tour of Japan in 3* or 4* Hotels

9-Night Immersive Tour of Japan in 3* or 4* Hotels

11-Night Immersive Tour of Japan in 3* or 4* Hotels

13-Night Immersive Tour of Japan in 3* or 4* Hotels

 

During their tour, our members will follow the itineraries as seen below.

 

7-Night / 9-Day Tour

Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Hakone - Mount Fuji
Day 6: Kyoto 
Day 7: Kyoto 
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Kyoto - UK

 

9-Night / 11-Day Tour

Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo
Day 6: Hakone - Mount Fuji
Day 7: Osaka
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Kyoto 
Day 10: Kyoto
Day 11: Kyoto - UK

 

11-Night / 13-Day Tour

Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo
Day 6: Hakone - Mount Fuji
Day 7: Osaka
Day 8: Osaka
Day 9: Koya San
Day 10: Kyoto 
Day 11: Kyoto
Day 12: Kyoto
Day 13: Kyoto - UK

 

13-Night / 15-Day Tour

Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo
Day 6: Tokyo
Day 7: Hakone - Mount Fuji
Day 8: Osaka
Day 9: Osaka
Day 10: Koya San
Day 11: Kyoto 
Day 12: Kyoto
Day 13: Kyoto
Day 14: Kyoto
Day 15: Kyoto - UK

 

Please Note: 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
- Airport shuttles tickets for Tokyo

 

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

Your Itinerary

Day 1-4: Tokyo

Day 1: UK - Tokyo

Flight from UK.

 

Day 2: Arrival in Tokyo

Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will enjoy a transfer to the hotel.

 

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).

Day 5-7: Hakone - Mount Fuji

Day 5, 6 or 7: Tokyo - Hakone - Mount Fuji

On this day, transfer to the station by subway (not included) and enjoy a train journey from Tokyo to Odawara by Shinkansen (45-minute fast train), from where you can reach Hakone - Mount Fuji (extra 15-minute train that is not covered by JR Pass - additional 2.50EUR). At night, enjoy a complimentary dinner at your traditional Ryokan.

 

Our Suggestions in Hakone:
Gora-koen Park
Chokoku-no-mori open-air musueum
Hakone & Narukawa museum of fine arts
Hakone-jinja sanctuary
Mount Fuji from Ashi-no-ko lake

Day 7-9: Osaka

Day 7, 8 or 9 (not available in the 7-night option): Osaka

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a journey from Kyoto or Koya San to Osaka. This city is famous for its gastronomy and many tourist attractions including a medieval castle, aquarium and Universal Studios.
Upon arrival, enjoy a free day in the city or opt to add the excursion listed below.

 

Our suggestions in Osaka:

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

 

Hiroshima and Miyajima can also be visited on a one day trip from Osaka (one way 1h30 on Shinkansen, included in your offer with Japan Rail Pass). Finally you will transfer to Kyoto by Jr Train (35 min, included in your Japan Rail Pass) or to Koya San (included in your offer via Koya San Pass).

Day 9-10: Koya San

Day 9 or 10 (not available in the 7 or 9-night option): Koya San (Sacred Valley)

Journey from Osaka to Koya San by train and cable car (included in your Japan Rail Pass, approximately 2hours). Check-in at your temple accommodation. During the afternoon, enjoy a visit of Koya San: the most mystical sacred mountain in Japan. A religious city that has long been closed in on itself, its temple-inns and its forest invite us to spirituality.

 

Our suggestions in Koya San:

The thousand-year-old necropolis of Okuno, on several hectares in the forest
Kongôbu-ji and its dry Zen garden (the largest in the world)
Danjôgaran, a group of sacred buildings in Kongôbuji located under a forest of cryptomers
The Reihôkan, a collection of Buddhist sculptures and mandalas
Walks and hikes in the forest

 

You will then return to Kyoto the next day, morning or afternoon (2h30 trip included in both Koya San Pass and JRPass) for your last nights. Note: luggage can be sent from Osaka hotel to Kyoto hotel, to travel with lighter bags to Koya San.Around 12€/luggage, to book on spot. Details in your travel documents.

Free Days in Kyoto

Free Days in Kyoto

After breakfast in your hotel, transfer to the station (not included) and journey to Kyoto by express train (2.5 hours) which is included in your JR Pass. 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. In Kyoto you will experience an included Evening tour in Kyoto Geishas district (around 1h30). Enjoy walking with a guide in this amazing historical area at night (from 7pm to 8.30pm).

 

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 of Stay: Kyoto - UK

Take a transfer to Osaka Kansai Airport from your hotel (included).

 

End of Services.

Your Tour Hotels

3* and 4* Hotels

Maximum room capacity

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

 

3* Hotels

Tokyo: B Akasaka Mitsuke Hotel 3* or Similar

Hakone: 
Ryokan Ishinoyu Shinkan Hotel 3* or Similar

Osaka (not valid with 7-night tour):
 Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka Namba 3* or Similar

Koya San (not valid with 7 or 9-night tour)
Fukuchi-in 3* (Japanese style rooms in a historic Buddhist temple with a zen garden) or Similar

Kyoto: 
Hotel Intergate Kyoto 3* or Similar

 

 

4* Hotels

Tokyo: Metropolitan Ikebukoro Tokyo 4* or Similar

Hakone: Art & Music Spa Resort Manatei 4* or Similar

Osaka (not valid with 7-night tour): Cross Hotel 4* or Similar

Koya San (not valid with 7 or 9-night tour): Sojiin 4* or Similar

Kyoto: Monterey Hotel 4* or Similar

Your Board Basis

In the Hakone-Mount Fuji Ryokan, in the Art & Music Spa Resort Manatei and in Koya San, Half Board Dining (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) is included. 

 

When staying in 3* hotels, all other breakfasts not included in your package 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.

 

When staying in 4* hotels, breakfast is included in each hotel.

 

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 these hotel for further information two days before your arrival.

 

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities, as well as the outdoor swimming pools at any of these hotels may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotels or the tourist office two days before your arrival. 

Your Optional Excursions

Hiroshima & Miyajima - Private Guided Getaway (Full Day from Kyoto)

Your Optional Excursions

Discover the magic of Miyajima Island with an English-speaking guide: first visit the famous Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 6th century, and its famous flaming red torii in the middle of the sea of Seto. Continue with a tour of the historic city of Hiroshima and its Peace Memorial, as well as its famous Dome symbolizing the nuclear attack of the Second World War.

Tokyo Airport Welcome

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 EUR from Narita and 9 EUR from Haneda). All our guides are bilingual English speakers.

 

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Tokyo - Full Day in Tokyo

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a guided day with one of the locals! Example of visits: Visit Meiji-jingu 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 yourself ​and the guide are not included in the price (​Guide meals, guide transportation and guide site entrance fees: roughly 25 EUR per activity). All the guides are bilingual in English and French (Spanish or Italian depending on availability).

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Hakone - Mount Fuji - Private In-Room Onsen (Bath)

Your Optional Excursions

Like all traditional accommodations in Japan, the ryokan offered at the Hakone Mont Fuji has single-gender Japanese collective baths (onsen). By choosing this option, you will enjoy a traditional private bath in your room. Recommended for mixed couples, families, modest people or people with clearly visible tattoos.

Kyoto - Guided Day Tour

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a guided day with one of the locals! 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 EUR per activity). All the guides are bilingual in English and French (Spanish or Italian depending on availability).

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Kyoto - Kimono Rental for One Day

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 9am and must return it before 5:30pm.

Kyoto - Geishas District Evening Tour (1h30)

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy walking with a guide in this amazing historical area at night (Around 1h30 duration, starting around 7pm to 8:30pm). All our guides are bilingual in English (French, Italian or Spanish depending on availability). Max 10 people group.

Your Optional Extras

Pocket Wifi

Your Optional Extras

Travel with confidence with the unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi option that will follow you everywhere during the trip. Renting Pocket Wi-Fi 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).

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

Your Optional Extras

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 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

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Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy or Premium 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:

Return airport transfers are included for all offers.

 

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. 

Transfers are included throughout this offer, as per itinerary.

- 7 nights tour: Shinkansen Tokyo → Hakone, free transportation in Hakone, Shinkansen Tokyo → Kyoto; no Japan Rail Pass
- 9 nights tour: 1 Japan Rail Pass for 7 days for travels by shinkansen and trains between the different steps of the stay
-11 and 13 nights tours: 1 Japan Rail Pass for 7 days and 1 Koya san Pass (Free transportation Osaka ↔ Koya San and in Koya san for 2 days)

Welcome to 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 cafes that serve delicious noodles and rice dishes. 

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.

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. 

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 of 200¥ (1.50€) per person per night, which are payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

 

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.

Room Information: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

What's Included

  • 7, 9, 11 or 13-night stay in 3* or 4* hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary
  • One night in a traditional Ryokan (all tours) and one night in a temple (11 & 13-night tours only)
  • Traditional tea ceremony experience in Kyoto included
  • One mini travel-guide (sent by mail 20 days before departure)
  • Access to 24-hour English-speaking helpline
  • Return airport and inter-hotel transfers included throughout, as per itinerary

 

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 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:

- Train journey from Tokyo to Odawara by Shinkansen (fast train) (45min), from where you can reach Hakone - Mount Fuji (extra 15 minutes, not included: 2,5€/person)
- Train journey between Odawara/Hakone and Osaka by Shinkansen, approximately 2:45
- Train journey from Osaka to Kyoto, approximately 35 min
- 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 (1:45 from Kyoto), Nara (1 hour from Kyoto), Kamakura (1 hour from Tokyo) or Nikko (1:45 from Tokyo)

 

The Japan Rail Pass does not cover:

- Subway and buses in Tokyo and Kyoto (you can pay by prepaid transportation card, 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

 

Starting May 2020, large luggages needs pre-booking (free of charge, at the station) to be carried in all Japanese Shinkansen trains. If such pre-booking is not done, you will need to pay 1000¥ (8€) per luggage. Low availability though. Hotel to Hotel luggage delivery also exist (to be booked with hotel receptions). Details in your travelogue.

 

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 1,5€/night/person))
  • Insurance
  • Options
  • Everything but what is “included in the price”

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: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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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