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  • From the Osaka to the metropolis of Tokyo and lots in between, our members will set out to discover the cultural lures of Japan!
  • Discover the picturesque gardens of Kanazawa to the ancient temples of Kyoto or the mountainous region of Nagano - the contrast of this country is simply breathtaking to behold. 
  • Our members will be immersed in unique culture and will unearth modern cities and ancient marvels alike, whilst staying at either 3* or 4* hotels... the choice is yours!

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Your Destinations

Osaka

Japan's largest city has many attractions to offer, including Universal Studios, Osaka Castle and many more. Look forward to a true spectacle for the senses and get to enjoy the lively neighbourhoods of Namba and Dotombori.

As you set out to explore this exquisite region, don't forget  to make a stop in an izakaya. These are traditional Japanese boozers which also tend to house restaurants! Here, members can enjoy sampling local specialities including okonomiyaki, which is a savory cabbage pancake or some takoyaki - small octopus dough balls and totally delicious!

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.

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.

Nagano

The stunning scenery of the area around Nagano in Japan is mesmerising. As this is the main access point for many areas of the Japan Alps, this is a destination known for hosting the Winter Olympics in the year  1998.

Nagano is also known for its stunning natural parks including Jigokudani Park - where our members can set out to watch the famous macaque monkeys, as they bathe in the hot springs!

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.  

Your Itineraries in Brief

9 Nights
Day 1: Arrive in Osaka
Day 2: Osaka
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto - Kanazawa
Day 5: Kanazawa - Nagano
Day 6: Nagano
Day 7: Nagano - Tokyo
Day 8: Tokyo
Day 9: Tokyo
Day 10: Depart

11 Nights
Day 1: Arrive in Osaka
Day 2: Osaka - Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto - Kanazawa
Day 5: Kanazawa - Nagano
Day 6: Nagano
Day 7: Nagano - Tokyo
Day 8: Tokyo
Day 9: Tokyo
Day 10: Tokyo
Day 11: Tokyo
Day 12: Depart

Your Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Osaka
Upon arrival into Osaka airport, you will make your own way to your first hotel. Once checked in, you can enjoy free time in the city. 

Our Suggestions:
Neighboring Kyoto, Osaka is still the third largest city in Japan and deserves a stop for visiting some of its must-sees. Take time to visit Osaka Castle, one of the most important in the country, which has survived many conflicts and eras. If you feel like it, continue with the discovery of the Osaka History Museum. Stroll through the Umeda and Namba neighborhoods to shop or sample the local cuisine that is famous throughout the country, or wander the streets of the vibrant Dotombori area at night. 

Overnight in Osaka Hotel.

Day 2: Osaka to Kyoto (Breakfast)
Following breakfast, take the chance to explore what is Japan's second city then activate your JR Pass to travel to Kyoto. Overnight in Kyoto Hotel.

Day 3: Kyoto (Breakfast)
After breakfast, set out to explore Kyoto. This charming city is sure to seduce you thanks to its well-kept traditions. It is the former imperial capital of Japan and has managed to have kept its prestige. 

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.

Overnight in Kyoto Hotel.
Day 4: Kyoto to Kanazawa (Breakfast)
After breakfast, make way to Kanazawa and be charmed by the old-fashioned feel of this new city. Day four is about exploring the small characterful streets as well as the castles and the Kenrokuen gardens. These sights create an ambience of another era.

Our Suggestions:
Let yourself be charmed by yesteryear of this city: small and charming streets, castles, Kenrokuen gardens, all of which create an atmosphere of another era. Kanazawa is also famous for its craftsmanship. You time here gives you opportunity to discover silk kimonos, ceramics, or Wajima lacquers. This region and Gokayama have several villages known for their authenticity and the style of their thatched houses, such as Shirakawago. Ogimachi is the best known and also offers arts and crafts museums. Take the day to visit these villages and dive into another era, while admiring the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the Japanese Alps region.

Overnight in Kanazawa hotel.

Day 5: Kanazawa to Nagano (Breakfast)
After breakfast, venture north-east and head in further to the Japanese Alps with a stop in the famous Nagano area (Nagano or IIyama). Overnight in Nagano hotel. 

Day 6: Nagano (Breakfast)
Following breakfast, today is yours at leisure to uncover this spectacular region. 

Our Suggestions:
Explore the city of Nagano starting with the famed Zenkoji temple. Founded in the 7th century, this temple was pivotal to the building of Nagano city. See several Olympic facilities in the town from when the Winter Olympics where held here in 1998. Visit the legendary home of the Togakure Ninja School within the Togakushi area and discover the Togakushi Shrine. Ninpo Museum is also worth a visit, in addition to the Shinano Art Museum, exhibiting art related to Nagano Prefecture. The main highlight of this area, however, is Yamanouchi - where bubbling hot springs play host to a swathe of wild Japanese Macaques monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park.

Overnight in Nagano hotel. 
Day 7: Nagano to Tokyo (Breakfast)
After breakfast, say goodbye to the alps and head for the bright lights of Tokyo for your remaining days of this tour.
Overnight in Tokyo Hotel.

Days 8 to 9 or 11: Tokyo (Breakfast)
Following breakfast, these free days will be yours at leisure to explore the city and embark on optional excursions!

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!

Overnight in Tokyo Hotel.


Day 10 or 12: Depart (Breakfast)
After breakfast, take your included limousine bus transfer from to Tokyo Airport where you will board your return flight back to the UK.

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following accommodation in Standard Rooms throughout with breakfast included.

3* Hotels Option

Your Hotels
Osaka: 1-night stay at Sunroute Namba, Hearton Shinsaibashi or similar
Kyoto: 2-night stay at Ibis Styles Sation, Hotel Gimmond or similar
Kanazawa:
1-night stay at Hotel Mysyats Kanazawa Castle, Hote Resol Trinity Kanazawa or similar
Nagano:
2-night stay at Hotel Sunroute Nagano Hiashiguchi, Chisun Grand Nagano or similar
Tokyo: 3 or 5-night stay at Agiora Palace Asakusa, The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku or similar.

Sleeps up to:

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

4* Hotels Option

Your Hotels
Osaka: 1-night stay at City Plaza Osaka, Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka or similar
Kyoto: 2-night stay at Kyoto Tokyu, New Miyako or similar
Kanazawa: 
1-night stay at Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Ana Crowne Plaza Kanazawa or similar
Nagano:
 2-night stay at Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, Kokusai 21 International Hotel or similar
Tokyo: 3 or 5-night stay at Shinjuku Granbell, Niwa Hotel Tokyo 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. Important information: In Japan, where everything is smaller than in other country, 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 Included Excursions

Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi

Your Included 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).

Your Optional Excursions

Tokyo - In the Morning

Your Optional Excursions
This tour of Tokyo allows you discover the must-see’s of the city. Highlights include Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Square, the Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Street. The tour ends at the Tokyo station. Daily Departures: 1 Jan – 31 Dec (Except: 17 Feb, 3 Mar). Approximate Hours: 09.00hrs -12.45hrs.

Tokyo - Full Day Tour & Tea Ceremony

Your Optional Excursions
Tokyo is a vast city, which can sometimes be a little baffling. Take a full day guided tour, accompanied by and English speaking guide, for your chance to uncover this city the best way! You'll get to see the Tower of Tokyo and then enjoy a traditional Tea Ceremony. This will be followed by a Japanese style lunch and more time to explore. Head to the Imperial Palace Square and Nijubashi Bridge, take a Sumida River Cruise, visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Street. The tour will either end at the Tokyo Station or Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. Approximate times: 9:00 - 17:30. Daily Departures: 4 Jan – 30 Dec (Except: 17 Feb, 3 Mar & 16 June).

Tokyo - Visit to the Tsukiji Foreign Market and Learn to Cook Sushi (in English)

Your Optional Excursions
Whilst in Tokyo, visit the Tsukiji outdoor fish market. Then, you will learn the preparation of the famous sushi. At the end of the course, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing moment to taste your creations. You will have all the keys in hand to reproduce these Japanese specialities at home! The tour ends at the Tsukiji or Ginza station.
Approximate times: 8:40 - 13:00. Departures: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 4 Jan - 28 Feb  & 2 May – 27 Dec OR Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1 Mar – 30 Apr (Except: 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 03 May, 06 May, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct,  04 Nov, 23 Dec)

Tokyo - Excursion to Hakone and Mt. Fuji

Your Optional Excursions
Today you will be taking a full day excursion to Mount Fuji and the Hakone National Park by coach. Your day will get underway with the drive to the 5th Station of Mount Fuji from where, weather permitting, you will be able to take in the spectacular views before moving to Hakone, where you will board a cruise boat and travel across Lake Ashi to Hakone-en Garden. From the garden, you will take a cable car up Mount Komagatake for a spectacular panoramic view of Mount Fuji and the valley below. The tour ends when you return to Tokyo in the area of Ginza or Shinjuku. Approximate hours: 08.00hrs -20.30hrs. Daily Departures: 3 Jan - 30 Apr and 6 May - 31 Dec (except: 27-29 Apr; 13-15, 21, 28 Jul; 4, 10-12, 25 Aug; 14-16, 21-23 Sep; 12-14 Oct; 02-04 Nov).

Kyoto - Visit of Kyoto and Nara

Your Optional Excursions
Uncover the beauty of Kyoto and Nara on this full day tour. Venture to the likes of Nijo Castle (or Ryoanji Temple), Temple of the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion and the Ancient Imperial Palace (or Kitano Sanctuary, or Nishi Honganji Temple). You will then have time for lunch before moving onto the Todaiji Temple and its Great Buddha, Deer Park, and Kasuga Shrine. The tour will end at the Kyoto station. Approximate Hours: 08.30-19.30hrs. Departures Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5 Jan – 9 Mar or daily departures from 12 Mar - 30 Dec (except on the day of the Nara marathon).

Kyoto - Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sake Tasting (in English - min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions
Guests will start the the day off nicely with some traditional sake tasting! Here, get to visit a local Sake Museum, where you can learn about the history of the punchy-drink, as well as sample it! You will then continue with a visit to the Fushimi Inari shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates - its picture-perfect. The tour ends at the Kyoto station. Departs Monday and Thursday from 21 Jan – 26 Dec  (Except: 12 Aug, 15 Aug). Approximate Hours: 08.40-12.45 hrs

Kyoto - Japanese Night (min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions
Immerse yourself in this traditional arts show at Gion Corner, then walk through the Gion area before experiencing a traditional tea ceremony and Japanese style light dinner at the Ryokan Yoshiima. Departures are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 16 Mar – 30 Nov or Saturdays 7 - 21 Dec (except: 16 Jul). Approximate Hours: 17.00-21.30 hrs.

Osaka - Full Day Tour (in English - min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions
Osaka is a contrasting city with sky high buildings and traditional temples. Take this trip to explore the city, starting with a visit the floating observatory of the Umeda Sky building. You will then enjoy lunch before moving onto Osaka Castle. To finish this tour, take a fantastic cruise on the Okawa River. The tour ends at the Osaka station. Departures: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 6 Jan -24 Dec (except: 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 27 Jun 29 Jun, 25 Jul). Approximate Hours: 09.50-16.45 hrs.

Osaka - Visit to Mt. Koya (min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions
Taking a train to Mt. Koya, venture to the centre of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist sect introduced to Japan in 805. Indulge in a Japanese style lunch before uncovering the Okuno-in Temple and Danjo Garan. The tour ends at the Namba station in Osaka. Departures Monday and Thursday from 4 Mar – 28 Nov (except: 29 Apr, 2 May, 6 May, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov). Approximate Hours: 09.40-18.30 hrs.

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: This offer includes a limousine bus transfer to Tokyo Airport at the end of your journey.

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.

TrainThis offer includes a 7 day Japan Rail Pass. The JR Pass allows you almost unlimited travel on all Japan Rail lines throughout the country. It allows you to travel on the world-famous Bullet Train (Shinkansen).

About the 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.

You will be able to use:
All lines of Japan Railways Group (JR) including speedtrain HIKARI / KODAMA / SAKURA, express trains, NARITA EXPRESS (Narita Airport Tokyo), JR buses, HARUKA (Osaka Airport Kansai-Shin), Ferry (MyajimaMiyajimaguchi), circular train lines inside Tokyo city, YAMANOTE Line (Tokyo) and Osaka (KANJYOSEN).

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

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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. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
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 or 11 nights staying in 3* or 4* hotels
  • Breakfast
  • 7-day Japan rail pass
  • Pocket Wi-Fi
  • Airport limousine bus transfers to Tokyo Airport

Not Included

  • 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

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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.

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