Essential Japan

10 Days From Only £2,250

Offer Based On

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Board basis: Selected Meals Included
  • Departure airport: London (Heathrow)
  • Offer valid: 15/03/2019 to 30/12/2019
  • Offer bookable: to 23/11/2019

About Essential Japan

This semi-escorted tour will start with a morning tour of Tokyo. The tour starts with a visit to the Meiji Shrine dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. Visit the Imperial Palace East garden and Tokyo's oldest and most famous Buddhist temple; Asakusa Kannon Temple. Travel on to Mount Fuji and Hakone National Park where you can see active sulphur vents. Stay in a hot-spring hotel and relax in an onsen. Kyoto and Nara will enable first-time travellers to feel and experience the 'old' Japan.

Day 1. London Tokyo
Depart London on a non-stop flight to Tokyo.

Day 2. Tokyo
Upon arrival at Narita Airport you will be met by an English speaking assistant who will help you board an airport bus to Tokyo. Stay for 3 nights.

Day 3. Tokyo
Morning sightseeing tour of Tokyo by coach, including Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Asakusa Kannon Temple. Afternoon free.

Day 4. Tokyo
Free to explore Tokyo or you may take an optional tour.
Day 5. Mount Fuji & Hakone
Depart Tokyo on a coach with a guide for Hakone, visiting Fuji Visitor Centre and the 5th station of Mount Fuji. Enjoy sightseeing in the Hakone National Park, including a cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, and Mount Komagatake. Stay overnight.

Day 6. Kyoto Nara
Transfer with an assistant by bus to Odawara and travel on to Kyoto by bullet train. After lunch, take an afternoon tour to Nara by coach, including Nara Park, Todaiji Temple; famous for its Great Buddha, and Kasuga Shrine. Return to Kyoto and stay for 4 nights.

Day 7. Kyoto
Full-day sightseeing tour of Kyoto by coach, including Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace / Kitano Tenmangu Temple, Sanjusangendo Hall, Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple.

Day 8 - 9. Kyoto
Free to explore Kyoto or you may take an optional tour.

Day 10. London
Transfer by shared shuttle taxi to Osaka Itami Airport. Take a domestic flight to Tokyo Narita Airport for your non-stop flight to London, arriving the same day.

Note: Upgrade to a ryokan stay in Kyoto available. We can also arrange for a stay in and/or escorted tours to Hiroshima

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Tour may be subject to slight changes