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  • See Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and more on this incredible three or four-star journey throughout Japan!
  • You'll discover the contrast of culture and architecture on your adventure and it is simply breathtaking to behold!
  • Highlights include majestic Kyoto, an overnight stay in a Ryokan and an overnight stay in a traditional monastery.

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. 

Hakone

South of Mount Fuji and West of Tokyo you will find a tranquil spot where the imposing slopes of Mount Fuji meet a glistening lake. A red torii, a traditional Japanese gate frames the entrance to this heavenly spot where it is easy to slow down and forget the stresses of everyday life. And at the heart of this majestic site is the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji as it juts into the sky.

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. 

Our Offers

9, 11 or 13-night Japan Tour at 3* hotels
OR
9, 11 or 13-night Japan Tour at 4* hotels

Your Itinerary In Brief

9 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo – Hakone
Day 5: Hakone - Kyoto
Day 6: Kyoto
Day 7: Kyoto
Day 8: Kyoto – Monastery
Day 9: Monastery - Kyoto
Day 10: Kyoto - Osaka - UK

11 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo – Hakone
Day 6: Hakone - Kyoto
Day 7: Kyoto
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Kyoto 
Day 10: Kyoto – Monastery
Day 11: Monastery - Kyoto
Day 12: Kyoto - Osaka - UK

13 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Tokyo
Day 5: Tokyo 
Day 6: Tokyo – Hakone
Day 7: Hakone - Kyoto
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Kyoto
Day 10: Kyoto 
Day 11: Kyoto
Day 12: Kyoto – Monastery
Day 13: Monastery - Kyoto
Day 14: Kyoto - Osaka - UK

Your Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Tokyo
Upon arrival into Tokyo, you will be met by a representative holding a sign, ready for your transfer to your hotel. The transfer will be via shared minibus that will drop you off in front of your hotel. Check in at the hotel upon arrival and then enjoy free time at leisure. 

Day 2-3, 4 or 5: Tokyo

After breakfast, spend time in Tokyo free at leisure.

Our Suggestions:
Start your trip by visiting the famous and peaceful Meiji Jingu Shrine, and walk through the Takeshita Dori, stopping by few incredible shops while strolling down this famous street. Then, take a walk along the Omotesandō avenue to admire the architecture, or go shopping in the Shibuya district to discover the crazy and fashionable Tokyo!

Enjoy the traditional districts of the city, such as Asakusa and Ueno where you will travel back in time while visiting the Sensō-ji temple and the Sumida park. Go for some sightseeing in Yanaka, also known as the "old Tokyo". Don’t miss playing video games in Akihabara; go find the mangas (comic characters) of your childhood, and delve into the universe of Cosplay!
Day 4, 5 or 6: Tokyo - Hakone
Journey from Tokyo Shinjuku to Odawara by Odakyu Railways. After a changing at Odawara, reach Hakone and enjoy your Hakone Free Pass to travel by the Hakone Tozan buses, the Hakone Tozan ropeway, the sightseeing boats on Lake Ashinoko and the cablecar. When here spend some time exploring your surroundings at your own leisure. 

What will probably be the highlight of your trip is the opportunity to enter in the japanese culture with an overnight stay in a Ryokan. Experience one night in a Ryokan, an authentic japanese guest house, where you will relax and adopt a "zen attitude". Go for a long bath in a Onsen (hot spring, indoor or outdoor) to releive the stress after a long day of visiting. To finish, you will have a tasty and healthy japanese meal with delicious specialties.

Our Suggestions:
Here, you finally meet the famous Fuji mountain, a true symbol of Japan. First go for a visit of the Hakone jinja shrine and its amazing red Torii, then cross the Ashi lake by boat and enjoy the view of the Fuji mountain, if you are lucky enough to get a clear sky…Go up by cable car to Owakudani, to see the impressive smokes going out of the mountain.

Hakone is also the perfect place to have a bath in the hot springs. Japanese people believe that it is the best way to purify your body and your mind.

Day 5, 6 or 7: Hakone - Kyoto
Make your way to Kyoto by Odakyu Railways. This journey should take about 1 h 30.  Upon arrival, head to your hotel and enjoy free time at your own leisure. 
Days 6-7, 7-9 or 8-11: Kyoto
Enjoy the next few days exploring the top sights.

Kyoto combines the past with the present, and the present with the future. The former imperial capital is a superlative place, and its name remains linked to perfection. Millennium, artistic, spiritual and gourmet: visiting Kyoto is an opportunity to discover the cradle of the Japanese soul in all its aspects. The essential stopover of a stay in Japan.

Whilst in Kyoto, you will experience one of the famous Japanese traditions in English: the Tea Ceremony, a real ritual in Japan, is presented by a tea master who shows you how to prepare and enjoy Japanese green tea. Prepare your own and then enjoy it with Japanese sweets, an opportunity to learn a little more about the "way" of tea.

Our Suggestions: 
This charming city is sure to seduce you thanks to its well-kept traditions. This former imperial capital of Japan has kept its prestige and few cultural treasures that will make your trip incredible. Start with a zen walk in the bamboo field of Arashiyama, and visit the Tenryu-ji temple. Go on with plenty of sightseeing in the centre, especially in the Gion district where you can find the wonderful Geishas. You can stop by Nishiki market, famous for its impressive size, and the diverse type of food that you can find there. 

Do not leave Kyoto if you haven’t seen the fabulous Fushimi Inari-taisha shinto shrine and its thousands of red toriis in the middle of the forest. You can go ahead with a tour in the south of Higashiyama to discover the Kiyomizu-dera temple, the Maruyama koen park, or the Chion-in temple. The Nanzen-ji temple also worth a visit. Be sure to also visit the UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji temple and the rock garden of Ryoan-ji.

Day 8, 10 or 12: Kyoto – Monastery
From Kyoto, take the train to a Japanese monastery for an authentic stay. 

Enjoy a timeless experience by immersing yourself in the atypical atmosphere of a Japanese monastery! Start by visiting the place and its surroundings, then enjoy a traditional vegetarian meal prepared by the monks. Experience the traditional daily life of the monks, relax in an onsen, meditate in front of the monastery gardens before sleeping peacefully on your futon - a traditional Japanese bed. Please note that monastery accommodation is traditional and authentic, that it is located in the heart of the temples and offers only shared bathrooms and toilets.

Day 9, 11 or 13: Monastery - Kyoto
Start your day by attending the first morning prayer to share a unique moment! You will then take the train back to Kyoto for time at your own leisure and overnight in the city.

Day 10, 12 or 14: Kyoto - Osaka - Depart

On your final day, you will travel by shared mini transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 3* or 4*category, you will stay at the below hotels (or similar) in a Standard Room with breakfast included. Our members will also enjoy 1 night in Ryokan with half-board dining (excluded drinks) and 1 night in a monastery with half-board dining (excluded drinks) based on futon bedding and accommodation with shared toilets and bathroom.

All other meals are at your expense. Breakfasts not included in your package can be added at the reception desk when you arrive at the hotel.

3* Category Hotels

Your Hotels
Tokyo: Villa Fontaine Jimbo-Cho 
Hakone: Ichinoyu Honkan
Monastery: Gyokuzou Inn on Mont Shigi or Fugen Inn on Mont Koya 
Kyoto: Hotel Excellence Enmachi Ekimae

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

4* Category Hotels

Your Hotels
Tokyo: Mitsui Garden Kyobashi
Hakone: Hakone Pax Yoshino
Monastery: Gyokuzou Inn on Mont Shigi or Fugen Inn on Mont Koya 
Kyoto: Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found. For technical reasons, hotels might be changed by similar lodging and steps might be reversed. In Japan, the rooms are usually narrow and the beds are pretty small. Check-in is during the afternoon, around 3-4 PM. The accommodation included in this package is not adapted to people with reduced mobility. For more information, please contact customer service.

Your Optional Excursions

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).

Tokyo - Guided tour (half day – in English)

Your Optional Excursions
This tour of Tokyo by bus allows you discover the must-see’s of the city. Enjoy a guided day with one of the locals! Example of visits: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Square, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Street. This tour will end at Tokyo station. Meals, transportation and site entrance charges for you and the guide are not included in the price. All our guides are bilingual English speakers.

Visit to Nara (half day)

Your Optional Excursions
Departure by train from Kyoto to Nara by your own means. Join your guide to discover the most famous temples in the region, starting with Kofukuji. Then visit the splendid temple of Todaiji and his big buddha, then finish with a walk in the deer park or with a little shopping.

Maiko Dinner Show

Your Optional Excursions
Immerse yourself in Japan's unique culture when you opt to enhance your trip with this optional excursion.  Watch the famously elegant Maiko dances then take some photos with the elaborately styled dancers, take part in traditional games and treat yourself to a delicious traditional meal...

Kyoto by bike

Your Optional Excursions
Discover the cultural capital of Japan via bike. Start with an idyllic trip along the Kamo River & head towards the impressive Nanzenji Temple, one of the most important Zen temples in the country. You then continue on the Promenade of the Philosopher lined with cherry trees. Finally, you return to the station of Kyoto along a beautiful canal with ancient tea houses.

Nikko Tour

Your Optional Excursions
This excursion from Tokyo allows you discover the essentials of Nikko including Toshogu Shrine, the magnificent Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji.

Tokyo Sushi

Your Optional Excursions
Learn how to make your favourite sushi during this immersive cooking class accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Your Journey

Flights: 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 shared transfers from the airport to the hotel are included. 

Train: The Hakone Free Pass and train journeys from Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto and Kyoto - Monastery - Kyoto are included in this offer. 

Luggage: Your luggage will be picked up from your hotel in Tokyo and sent to your hotel in Kyoto directly so you don’t have to carry it during your one-night trip in Hakone. Make sure to have a small bag to carry the essential while you are in Hakone.

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 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

  • 9, 11 or 13 nights in 3-star or 4-star hotels, including one night in a ryokan (traditional Japanese accommodation) and one night in a monastery
  • Breakfast
  • The Hakone Free Pass
  • Tea Ceremony
  • 1 Wi-Fi Pack 7G per booking
  • Train from Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto and Kyoto - Monastery - Kyoto
  • Baggage delivery from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Return shared transfers from the airport to the hotel

Not Included

  • 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
  • International flights UK/Tokyo and Osaka/UK
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Tips and personnal purchases
  • Visits, admissions to sites not mentioned
  • Transfers hotel-train station-hotel to Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto
  • Transfers Kyoto-monastery-Kyoto
  • Optional insurance
  • Hotels taxes
  • Departure taxes

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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