13 days
Independent & Tailor-made - Wonders of Japan

Depart from your preferred airport for a scheduled flight to Tokyo.

Arrive in Japan, where you are met by our Tour Assistant and transferred to Tokyo by Airport Limousine bus or train. 

The rest of the day is at your leisure to adjust to the 9 hours time difference.

Morning city tour of Tokyo visiting Tokyo Tower and Meiji Shrine. Next we drive by the Akasaka Guest House and the National Diet Building, home to the Japanese House of Parliament. Our tour continues to the Imperial Palace East Gardens and a drive and stroll along Ginza high street.

Afternoon is free at leisure, or take an optional afternoon Tokyo city tour. Ask for details at time of booking.

(Includes Lunch)

Full day tour by motorcoach to Nikko National park, a designated  World Cultural Heritage site. The tour includes visiting the magnificent Toshogu shrine, Five-Story Pagoda, Niomon Gate, Three Monkeys, Yomeimon Gate and Main Sacred Hall. 

After enjoying a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant, we travel to see Tamozawa Imperial Villa, the Tokugawa family  summer retreat for the Imperial Family.  Later we visit the spectacular Kirifuri waterfall before returning to Tokyo.  Tour disbands on arrival in Ginza & Shinjuku.

(Includes Lunch and Dinner)

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven by deluxe motorcoach to Mount Fuji. Lunch will be provided at a Hotel /Restaurant in Hakone. 

In the  afternoon we proceed to the Hakone National Park where we  will take a cable car ride with the opportunity to see the  magnificent volcanic Hakone mountain range below. We will then travel to the Owakudani Boiling Valley and afterwards take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi. 

After the tour, a private car is arranged to transfer you to the Ryokan with 'Onsen' hot springs baths for that ultimate relax. Enjoy Japanese set Dinner at your Ryokan in the evening. Stay in Japanese style room.

For  your convenience and due to luggage restriction on the bullet train, we have arranged free luggage transfer to take your large luggage directly to Kyoto (1 bag per person).

(Includes Breakfast)

Enjoy Breakfast at your Ryokan. Afterwards a private car is arranged to transfer you to Odawara railway station in the morning, where you take the Shinkansen (Bullet train) to Kyoto. 

Afternoon free at leisure for you to explore Kyoto.

(Includes Lunch)

Full day sight-seeing tour of Kyoto & Nara, including visiting Nijo Castle, former residence of the Tokugawa Shogun. Next we visit the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Kyoto Imperial Palace.

After lunch we travel to Nara and visit the Deer Park and Todaiji Temple, which houses the Great Buddha in the worlds largest wooden building. Next we visit Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine and Nara Nagomikan before returning to Kyoto. 

Free day in Kyoto or purchase and optional tour.

Optional overnight stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan is available (inc Breakfast & Evening Dinner) - Contact us for details.

Morning free at leisure in Kyoto before taking bullet train to Hiroshima. Walk to your hotel which is conveniently situated close to train station. 

For your convenience, we have arranged luggage transfer to take your large luggage directly to Osaka (1 bag per person). Prepare a light carry bag for your time in Hiroshima & Okayama.

Today enjoy a full day tour to Hiroshima & Myajima. Highlights include Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park / museum, Atomic Bomb Dome, Boat ride to the Island of Miyajima and exploring the beautiful Itsukushima shrine and floating red Torii Gate.

This morning take the train for an unassisted transfer to Okayama. Upon arrival check into your hotel which is conveniently located near to the station. We then recommend you visit the nearby Okayama Castle and the beautiful Korakuen Gardens, regarded as one of the best gardens in Japan and one of Japan's official Three Great Gardens.

Today you have free time to explore Okayama until taking the bullet train  Osaka.

If you prefer to leave for Osaka in the morning, we can arrange a suitable train time (upon request at time of booking). We recommend visiting the magnificent Osaka Castle. and then Dotonbori which is one of the most popular streets in Osaka and nearby Domi domi shopping and eating areas are one of the most exciting districts in Japan. Alternatively Shinsaibashi is probably the best shopping area and certainly the most frantic. Osaka bay is also a great area to explore and we are happy to provide recommendations.

You will be transferred to the futuristic Kansai International Airport in Osaka for your departure flight homeward.

Dates & Prices

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Weekly Departures from UK every Saturday, Wednesday, Thursday
March - May 2018
Twin share, Excluding Flights
June - September 2018
Twin share, Excluding Flights
October - November 2018
Twin share, Excluding Flights
December 2018 - February 2019
Twin share, Excluding Flights
March - May 2019
Twin share, Excluding Flights
  • Airport/hotel greeting and transfers.
  • Sightseeing tours by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • All entrance fees whilst on guided tours.
  • Train tickets. For bullet train, we book advance reserved seat.
  • Quality accommodation with private facilities.
  • Separate luggage transfer as stated in itinerary.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed departure.
  • Note: Ryokan is not available for single occupancy, therefore single travellers will stay in a hotel with western style room, in this case no breakfast or dinner is provided. The hotel will have Onsen spa facilities. Single supplement will take the above into costings.
  • International Flights. Air fare is between £500 and £800 per person return. We can book for you with ATOL Protection.
  • Optional tours.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • No tipping is expected in Japan.


TOKYO - Shiba Park Hotel,  HAKONE - Okado Ryokan (Japanese style room with traditional dinner and breakfast), [For single use] Hakone hotel (Western style room, No meal), KYOTO - New Miyako Hotel, HIROSHIMA - New Hiroden,  OKAYAMA - Granvia Hotel,  OSAKA - Hotel Granvia Osaka

(or similar, subject to availability) 

Signature Experiences for This Tou

The upgrade hotels will enhance your holiday enjoyment therefore we would recommendit.

Forbullet train tickets, we book advance reserved seat for a smooth travelexperience.

How to book

0161 440 7332