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Japan Family Tour

Semi-escorted tour

Japan Family Tour

The ideal tour to Japan for all the family

Explore the history and culture of this amazing country, with fun-filled excursions for all the family. Discover ancient castles and tranquil shrines, marvel at Mt. Fuji, perhaps feed the deer in Nara Park, cruise Lake Ashi on a Pirate Boat, and tread in the footsteps of ancients at Osaka Castle. Let your imagination run wild in the fantasy worlds and exhilarating rides of Disneyland and Universal Studios! This is a semi-escorted tour, based on travelling independently and joining day tours where specified. Japan Rail Passes are included to enable you to travel freely on all applicable Japan Rail services.

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Japan Family Tour

15 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Tokyo

Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Tokyo. Flights from regional airports can be arranged on request.

  • Transport: Flight
DAY 2 Arrive Tokyo

Upon arrival at Haneda/Narita Airport, you will be met by an English speaking assistant who will help you board an airport shuttle bus transfer to your hotel. Upon arrival at your accommodation in Tokyo, please check in by yourself. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3 Tokyo Half Day Tour

This morning, after breakfast, join a Tokyo Morning Tour. Marvel at the city panorama from the main observation platform at the Tokyo Tower, a 332.9m tall communications and observation tower. Visit the Meiji Shrine, a Shinto shrine located in Shibuya and drive past the Akasaka Guest House and the National Diet Building. Continue to the Imperial Palace East Garden (or Imperial Palace Plaza and Double Bridge, Monday, Friday and when the garden is closed) and drive through the Ginza shopping district, where the tour ends.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 4 Mount Fuji and Hakone

Enjoy a day tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone to marvel at one of the most iconic sights of Japan. Visit Mount Fuji’s 5th Station and journey on the Hakone Sky Gondola. See the Owakudani Valley and enjoy a Pirate Boat cruise on Lake Ashi. Return to Tokyo by bullet train.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive/Bullet Train
DAY 5 Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea

Catch a train from Shinagawa to Maihama Station and make your way to Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea. Spend a day at the park enjoying the rides, attractions, entertainment, shops and parades. At the end of the day return to your accommodation.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 6 Tokyo to Kanazawa

Travel to the station for your Limited Express train to Kanazawa, where you should make your own way to the accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the neighbourhood.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Train
DAY 7 Day trip to Shirakawago

Take a Nohi Bus to Shirakawago (travel time approx 75 mins), and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the 250 year old, traditional gasshou-zukuri farmhouses. Return to Kanazawa by bus.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Kanazawa to Kyoto, Afternoon Tour

After breakfast, go to the station for your Limited Express train to Kyoto, and make your way to your accommodation. This afternoon, join the Kyoto Afternoon Tour, which includes the Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and the impressive Kiyomizudera Temple with fantastic views of Kyoto.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Train
DAY 9 Nara Half Day Tour

This morning starts with a walking tour of Nara. Take the train to Nara, the imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century, and visit the Todaiji Temple where an enormous bronze Buddha image is exhibited in the Daibutsuden Hall. Continue to Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild shika deer freely roam. Visitors can feed them Shika-senbei, a special snack for the deer sold in the park grounds. Visit the Kofuku-ji Temple, which was transferred from Kyoto in AD710 and has a five-story pagoda, the second highest in Japan, before returning to Kyoto, for the rest of your day at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 10 Kyoto

Day at leisure. You may wish to spend the morning enjoying a cultural experience at a unique Machiya Townhouse, where a guide will explain about the traditions and history of the house and its antique furniture.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about the traditional Japanese Kimono. Select your favourite from one of many choices of finest silk kimonos and learn the secrets of how to wear and move in a kimono with grace and beauty. (Additional cost for this experience £70 per person, must be pre-booked).

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Kyoto to Hiroshima

Catch a Bullet Train to Hiroshima, and upon arrival make your own way to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure, with an opportunity to explore Hiroshima independently. Perhaps visit the Peace Memorial Park and the Genbaku-Dome (The Atomic Bomb Dome), the symbol of Hiroshima, a city that advocates world Peace. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. While all structures were decimated by the atomic bomb explosion, only this building miraculously remained standing! Perhaps take the ferry across to Miyajima Island and see the Itsukushima Shrine, the great Torii gate that stands in the sea.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Bullet Train
DAY 12 Hiroshima

Day at leisure. For car enthusiasts, maybe visit the fascinating Mazda Museum, a short train journey from Hiroshima Station.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 13 Hiroshima to Osaka

From Hiroshima take a bullet train to Osaka, and in the afternoon, join a half day tour of Osaka. Visit Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots and learn about the city’s history. Explore Osaka Castle, built in 1583 and one of the most important castles in Japan, and enjoy the scenery of the city, from the boat the Aqua Liner, also known as “Aqua Metropolis Osaka” on an hour long cruise.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Bullet Train
DAY 14 Osaka Universal Studios

Today, experience a trip to Universal Studios for a fun-filled day enjoying all the rides, attractions and entertainment that this theme park has to offer. Take the short train journey between Osaka Station and
Universal City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 15 Fly to UK

From Osaka Station take the train to Kansai Airport for your flight to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

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Sample Accommodation

Shinagawa Tobu

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Kanazawa New Grand Hotel

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New Miyako Hotel Kyoto

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Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel

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Granvia Osaka Hotel

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What's included:
  • International flights
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers
  • 14 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Disneyland or Disney Sea and Universal Studios Pass
  • Meals as specified
  • Tours as stated
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance

Price from Adult £3,299, Child £2,599
Land only from Adult £2,499, Child £1,999

Prices based on 2 adults and 2 children under 11 years of age travelling in low season. For alternative pricing options, please ask for details.

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

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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