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Amazing Japan

Group tour

Amazing Japan

A tour that showcases the main highlights of Japan

A tour that explores the very best of Japan’s cultural, natural and UNESCO locations. Journey on the famous bullet train. Sample some of the local specialities including fresh sushi, Hida Beef and Sake. Witness Mount Fuji and wander in the cultural city of Kyoto exploring the renowned Golden Pavillion. Other tour highlights include the 250 year old gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawago, visiting samurai houses in Kanazawa, the deer park in Nara and the “floating” Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima. You will also see the impressive castles in both Osaka and Matsumoto.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • Asakusa Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional

  • Kinkakuji Temple The Golden Pavilion Kyoto japan

    Kyoto, Japan

    Kyoto, Japan's former capital, is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites

  • Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Hiroshima Japan

    Hiroshima and Miyajima, Japan

    Hiroshima is a modern city, rebuilt after the Second World War. Nearby Miyajima Island home of the I...

  • street Takayama- Jpan

    Takayama, Japan

    Takayama, has a riverside setting and is surrounded by nature

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Amazing Japan

14 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Tokyo

Take a scheduled flight from your regional airport to Tokyo.

  • Transport: Flight
DAY 2 Arrive Tokyo

Arrive at Tokyo’s Narita or Haneda International Airports where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3 Tokyo Tour

Start the day with a visit to Toyosu Market, one of the largest fish market’s in the world, where a large amount of marine products are sold each day. Continue to the Miraikan, a Museum of Science and Technology, with exhibits on technology, robots and much more. Enjoy lunch in the Odaiba area of Tokyo followed by a cruise in Tokyo Bay to enjoy a unique view of the city from the water. Continue to Asakusa and enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. See Sensoji Temple and the popular Nakamise shopping Street, said to be one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan. End the day with a visit to the Tokyo Skytree and enjoy views over the city from the observation deck.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Mount Fuji and Hakone

Your main luggage will be transferred from Tokyo to Kyoto. Pack a small bag for your stay at Mount Fuji. Gaze at the rural scenery as you drive towards Hakone. Take a pleasure boat cruise across peaceful Lake Ashi. Ride the Owakudani Ropeway, an aerial lift with spectacular views of Mount Fuji and Ashinoko Lake. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and a panoramic view from Fuji’s 5th station, about 2300 metres above sea level (Subject to weather conditions). Transfer to your accommodation where tonight’s dinner will be served.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 5 Mount Fuji, Nagoya and Kyoto

After breakfast travel by coach towards Kyoto. Pausing in Nagoya, visit the lovely Tokugawa Japanese Garden, a traditional garden with a lake, rock formations and waterfalls. Continue to the engrossing Toyota Museum which charts the history of the automobile. Finally you will arrive in the cultural city of Kyoto and your accommodation.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 6 Kyoto

Today you will have a day tour of Kyoto. Places of interest that you will visit include the historic Nijo Castle, and the beautiful Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), a zen temple where the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. In the afternoon be enthralled at the Heian Jingu Shrine, home of perhaps the world’s most authentic and exquisite Japanese Garden. See the Sanjusangendo Temple, a Buddhist temple filled with 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of mercy. Also visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, for a panoramic view of Kyoto from the wooden platform in the main hall.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 7 Kyoto to Hiroshima

Your main luggage will be transferred from Kyoto to Osaka. Pack a small bag for your stay in Hiroshima. After breakfast, take the two hour bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. On arrival visit the Peace Memorial Park, home of the Genbaku-dome (The Atomic Bomb Dome) and the symbol of Hiroshima, a city that advocates peace in the world. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. While all structures vanished in the atomic bomb explosion, only this building miraculously remained standing.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Bullet Train
DAY 8 Miyajima and Hiroshima to Osaka

After breakfast, depart your accommodation for a ferry ride and sightseeing tour of Miyajima, where you will visit the Itsukushima Shrine. It is a breathtaking sight where the mountains, sea and red shrine buildings blend in harmony. It is one of the three most beautiful sites in Japan, along with Matsushima in Miyagi and Ama-no-hashidate in Kyoto. After lunch, transfer to Osaka by bullet train and on to your accommodation.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Bullet Train
DAY 9 Osaka and Nara

Enjoy a morning tour of Osaka including a visit to the impressive Osaka Castle, built in the 16th century and one of Japan’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy a river cruise on the Aqua Liner for a city panorama from the water. In the afternoon continue to Nara and visit the Todaji Temple (Great Buddha), the picturesque Nara Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, before returning to Osaka.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 10 Osaka to Kanazawa

Morning departure for Kanazawa. In the afternoon visit Kenrokuen Garden and the Kanazawa Museum, your tour also includes a visit to some traditional Samurai houses on a walk through the old district. Overnight
in Kanazawa.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Kanazawa to Shirakawago and Takayama

Travel to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Shirakawago, famous for the traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses which are more than 250 years old. Continue to Takayama and check in to your accommodation for a two night stay, where dinner will be served each night.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 12 Takayama

Morning visit to Matsuri no Mori, a museum showcasing items and memorabilia from the Takayama Festival, and Takayama-Jinya, a former government out-post. Finally, Hida Takayama, to explore the fascinating Kamisannomachi Street with its narrow streets lined with wooden merchants houses dating from the Edo period.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 13 Takayama to Matsumoto and Tokyo

Travel to Tokyo stopping en-route at Matsumoto to visit the majestic castle, one of the most notable historic castles in Japan, known for its unusual black exterior and often referred to as “Crow Castle”. Continue to Tokyo for an overnight stay.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 14 Fly to the UK

Transfer to the airport for the flight to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Flight
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

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Sample Accommodation

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

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Motosu View Hotel Mount Fuji

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Ariston Hotel Kyoto Jujo

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Oriental Hotel Hiroshima

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Osaka Castle Hotel

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Mystays Kanazawa Castle

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Ryu Resort and Spa

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Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2019/20
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart06/05/2019 Return19/05/2019 Day14 Depart£4,699 AvailabilityFully booked
Depart04/11/2019 Return17/11/2019 Day14 Depart£4,999 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart20/04/2020 Return03/05/2020 Day14 Depart£4,899 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart11/05/2020 Return24/05/2020 Day14 Depart£4,799 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation

Land only Price from £3,849
Single supplement £795
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.
Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.


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What's included:
  • International flights
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet Trains
  • Baggage transfers for one piece
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Osaka Castle Admission fee (paid locally)

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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