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  • Discover the fascinating and exquisite culture of Japan where the ancient and modern worlds collide, on this 12 night group tour.
  • Highlights include UNESCO World Heritage sights Toshogu Shrine and the Gassho-Zukuri house, and journeying from Hiroshima to Kyoto on the famous bullet train.
  • The services of a knowledgeable guide will help you get under the skin of this amazing country, with comfortable hotel accommodation included throughout.

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Your Destination

Japan, the land of the Rising Sun, a magical country that brings centuries of ancient culture together with futuristic technology the likes of which are not seen anywhere else in the world. From the metropolis of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, the contrast of culture is simply breathtaking to behold.

Discover modern cities and ancient marvels on this enchanting tour. Enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Tokyo, before continuing to explore the ancient imperial city of Kyoto and the impressive Mount Fuji and the moving city of Hiroshima.

There are a host of UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore on this tour, including the Itsukushima Shrine and an abundance of stunning temples and pristine gardens.

Highlights:

  • Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Toshogu Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Gassho-Zukuri houses (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Peace Memorial Park
  • Bullet Train - Hiroshima to Kyoto
  • Traditional Tea Ceremony

Your Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast

DAY 1: Depart UK.

DAY 2: Arrive Tokyo.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three nights (check in from 2pm). The rest of the day is yours to relax.

DAY 3: Tokyo.
One of the most exciting cities in the world, Tokyo is home to more than 8 million people. Today's sightseeing tour takes you to the Meiji Shrine - a magnificent 20th century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Afterwards, pass by the Imperial Palace Plaza, the State Guest House, the Akihabara district and the famous Ginza shopping street. Your tour concludes with a visit to the Asakusa Kannon Temple and the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in this cosmopolitan city. (B)

DAY 4: Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo.
Journey north to Nikko for a visit to Toshogu Shrine and its famous Yomeimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, continue on to the I-Ro-Ha Zaka driveway, which reaches elevations of 3,940 feet, to visit Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Waterfall. Later, return to Tokyo. (B)

DAY 5: Tokyo - Matsumoto - Nagano - Toyama.
This morning drive to Matsumoto where you will see Matsumoto Castle and the Matsumoto City Museum. Later, travel to Nagano to visit Zenkoji Temple. Founded 1400 years ago, the temple houses what is said to be the first Buddhist statue brought to Japan. In the evening, arrive in Toyama. (B)

DAY 6: Toyama - Shirakawa - Takayama - Nagoya.
Continue through Japan's beautiful mountain scenery to one of the country's most remote regions - Shirakawa. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the unique Gassho-Zukuri (meaning joined hands) style thatched houses can only be found in this area. This afternoon, journey through the Japanese Alps, via one of Japan's longest road tunnels, to the secluded town of Takayama, where old traditions are untouched by the passage of time. Visit the Kusakabe Heritage House for a glimpse of traditional Japanese architecture of the late 19th century before heading to Nagoya. (B)

DAY 7: Nagoya - Toba - Osaka.
Begin with a trip to Toba and visit Mikimoto Pearl Island to learn about the pearl cultivation process. Later, enjoy a visit to the most important shrine of the Shinto 'church' - Ise Grande Shrine. This afternoon, continue to Osaka, Japan's second largest city, where the rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 8: Osaka - Matsue.
Head to the city of Yonago, on the coast of the Sea of Japan and after a brief visit, continue to the Adachi Museum of Art to view Japanese-style gardens and view paintings by one of the greatest Japanese painters Yokoyama Taikan. Later, visit Matsue to see Matsue Castle and Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, to learn about the life of an international writer. (B)

DAY 9: Matsue - Hiroshima.
En route to Hiroshima, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine and its famous floating Torii Gate. From here, continue to Hiroshima where your sightseeing tour of this important historical city features the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, which commemorates the victims of the atomic bomb. Also visit the Shukkeien Landscape Garden, which dates back to 1620. (B)

DAY 10: Hiroshima - Kyoto by Bullet Train.
A highlight of your tour is a journey on one of Japan's famous bullet trains, bound for Kyoto. Reaching Kyoto, one of the most fascinating cities in Japan, the remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore. (B)

DAY 11: Kyoto.
Enjoy a tour of Kyoto, visiting many of the city's temples, shrines, palaces and pagodas. A highlight of the day is a visit to the extraordinary Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. You will also visit Kinkakuji, the Temple of the Gold Pavilion and the Heian Shrine and garden. During the day there will also be the chance to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. (B)

DAY 12: Kyoto - Hakone National Park - Tokyo.
Drive on the Meishin and Tomei expressways to Hakone National Park for a leisurely cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial cable car ride over the beautiful Owakudani Valley. From here, weather permitting, enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, before continuing on to your hotel at Tokyo's Narita airport for one night.

DAY 13: Tokyo - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

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Your Hotels

You will stay in the following hotels or similar (depending on availability) in a Standard Room with daily breakfast. All hotels are a 3/4* standard.

Tokyo: Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
A high rise hotel in the the business and entertainment district, this property is just two minutes walk from two stations, so you can easily reach all the city sights. The 487 guestrooms are simple and modern. Facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre and four restaurants / bars.

Tayama: Toyama Excel Hotel Tokyo
A modern hotel with 210 guestrooms, some offering views of the magnificent Tateyama Mountains. Facilities include a fitness room, indoor pool and two restaurants.

Nagoya: Nagoya Sakae Tokyu Rei
This hotel is located in the city’s Sakae district - a bustling area with many offices, shopping spots, and dining opportunities. At just a seven-minute walk from Sakae and Fushimi subway stations, the hotel is ideally situated for sightseeing too. The 297 guestrooms are simple and modern, and facilities include a Western restaurant and a fitness club.

Osaka: Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu Rei
This hotel has 363 simple and welcoming guestrooms, and is located near the Midosuji subway line - a major transportation link between southern and northern Osaka. It features a western style restaurant and a fitness room.

Matsue: Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu Inn
This hotel is located in front of Matsue Station, making it really convenient for sightseeing . There are 163 rooms spread over 9 floors, and facilities include a relaxed restaurant and fitness room.

Hiroshima: Hiroshima Tokyu Rei
Set on Heiwa-dori, this business hotel offers 239 guestrooms, located just 10 minutes walk from the shopping area, Peace Park and the memorial museum.

Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Winner of the Kyoto Scenic Beauty Award, this well-established, upmarket hotel’s atmosphere of quiet and calm invites instant relaxation on arrival. It is just 5 minutes from the World Heritage site Nishi-Honganji Temple. It features 430 graciously appointed guest rooms, 3 restaurants and bars, a courtyard terrace, gym and spa.

Tokyo Narita Airport: Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu
Located just a 15-minute shuttle bus ride from Narita Airport, this hotel provides convenient accessibility for the night before your flight. In addition to 706 modern guestrooms, the hotel has a gym to keep you healthy whilst travelling.

Your Journey

Just for you: If you live within 50 miles of the UK departure airport, we will include a free VIP chauffeur service to and from the airport. (If you live further than this you can add this service for an additional fee.)

Flights:
Return economy class flights (in-direct) from London Heathrow or London Gatwick are included

For flight times please click here.

Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary.

Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change.  We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given.  Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator.  Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.

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Nov
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Dec
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Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for Cosmos Tours & Cruises with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company.

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements.

Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure. Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post.

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Important Information

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Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

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

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