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Japan Explorer

6 Nights from £2,149 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

A country offering everything a true traveller could wish for, Japan will awaken your senses. From vibrant cities with futuristic skyscrapers, to ancient temples and shrines nestled into luscious gardens or snow-topped mountain peaks. Prepare to be enthralled as you embark on a 7 day escorted tour which will immerse you in all this incredible nation has to offer. You will explore vast World Heritage Sites and sacred shrines, experience wildlife and nature like never before, and you’ll be in awe at the blissful vistas that surround you on this wonderful adventure (DA).

Highlights

  • Full guided tour of Tokyo’s highlights with a cruise along the Sumida River
  • Delight in the unforgettable views and adventures of a Mount Fuji tour
  • Experience the high speeds of the world-famous bullet train
  • Explore the wonders and sights of Kyoto, the past capital city of Japan
  • Visit a number of incredible temples, shrines and World Heritage Sites
  • Encounter over 1,000 wild deer from up-close in Nara Park

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, you will meet your driver in the arrivals hall who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel in Tokyo, taking around 60 to 90 minutes). After check-in, you will meet the rest of your tour group and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Shiba Park (Annex Standard Room)

Day 2

Tokyo Full Day Coach Tour

Your day will be spent exploring Tokyo City with a guided coach tour. You will start by visiting Tokyo Tower to enjoy panoramic city views before participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. You’ll then take a stroll along the moat surrounding Imperial Palace Plaza.

Board a boat for a 40-minute cruise along the Sumida River to Asakusa. Here, you can wander down the colourful Nakamise walkway leading to Sensoji Temple – Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple. To finish the tour, you will pass through Ginza, Japan’s renowned shopping and entertainment district.

Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Overnight: Shiba Park (Annex Standard Room)

Day 3

Hakone – Mount Fuji Coach Tour

Today you will embark on a full-day 11 hour motor coach tour. Leaving from Tokyo, you will take a stop at the Fuji Visitor Centre, followed by a trip up to Mt. Fuji’s fifth station reaching an elevation of 2,300 metres. You will then take a cruise along the pristine waters of Lake Ashi, and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway, treating you to panoramic views of Hakone National Park.

Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Overnight: Shiba Park (Annex Standard Room)

Day 4

Kyoto

Your day will start with a ride on the world-famous bullet train to Kyoto. Capable of reaching speeds of 186mph, it should take around 2 and a half hours.

The rest of your day is free to explore the streets of Japan’s former capital city.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto (Standard Room)

Day 5

Coach Tour of Kyoto

Enjoy a full-day 8 hour coach tour of Kyoto, Japan’s capital from 794-1868. The tour will start with a visit to Niko Castle, renowned for its beautiful gardens, and the Golden Pavilion which houses sacred relics of Buddha. You’ll then walk through Kyoto Imperial Palace and watch traditional Japanese artisans in the Kyoto Handicraft Centre. Visit the Heian Jingu Shrine and then head to the Sanjusangendo Temple, followed by the Kiyomizudera Temple.

Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Overnight: Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto (Standard Room)

Day 6

Kyoto

Today is free to explore Kyoto at your leisure. You may want to take part in an optional Nara Guided Afternoon Tour – You will visit two World Heritage Sites – Todai-ji and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. You will then get the rare opportunity to see wild deer up close whilst walking through the Nara Park before returning to Kyoto.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto (Standard Room)

Day 7

Depart Kyoto

Your day is at leisure until your shared transfer to KIX or ITM airport.

Breakfast included.

  • International flights
  • 6 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Airport transfers (shared)
  • Tours and transfers including entry fees
  • Train ticket for Tokyo – Kyoto, Ordinary Class

What’s Not Included

  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Travel insurance or personal expenses
  • Entrance / Transport fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities

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