9 days
NEW - Spirit of Japan

Depart from your preferred airport for an overnight flight to Tokyo, arriving on day two.

Arrive at the airport in Tokyo, take airport bus which has frequent service to your hotel.

(Includes Breakfast)

Your guide will meet you at your hotel, and take you to a guide tour in the morning, visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Akasaka Guest House and the National Diet Building, home to the Japanese House of Parliament. Your 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. You are welcome to ask for details at time of booking.

(Includes Breakfast, Lunch)

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 proceed to the Hakone National Park where you will take a cable car ride with the opportunity to see the  magnificent volcanic Hakone mountain range below. You will then travel to the Owakudani Boiling Valley and afterwards take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi.  After the tour transfer back to Tokyo.

(Includes Breakfast, Lunch)

A bullet train ride (with reserved ticket) will bring you to Nagano around mid morning. 

After check in, visit "ZENKO-JI", one of the most important and popular temples in Japan founded in the 7th century. In search of the "key to paradise", you must go to the underground passage.

If you come in July, there is major celebrations held in the temple and it will be a one-of-a-kind experience that hard to forget! 

A special lunch is reserved for you at FUCHINOBO, a temple Lodging famous for Vegetarian Shojin Cuisine.

Take a drive to Sanada Tei to see a samurai residence. You will experience peacefulness in the house surrounded by Its beautiful garden which looks different in every season. 

An exclusive experience is reserved for you here. A Tea Ceremony and Japanese archery to a refined Sprit of Japan.

(Includes Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast, heading off to TOGAKUSHI shrine at the base of Mount Togakushi, considered to be a spiritual mountain with its 5 shrines being related to Japan's creation myth.

Make sure you start the walk on the path lined by ancient cedar trees that exude an spiritual feeling of the majesty and power of nature.

Next, go to NINJA MURA. There is a museum of ninjutsu arts, ninja fun house, and periodically, ninja demonstrations. 

Tonight, you will be staying in Japanese traditional ryokan TSUJI and experience fine Japanese seasonal cuisine.

(Includes Breakfast)

In the morning, you will be taking Shinkansen from Nagano to Kanazawa (approx. 1.5 hours). 

After drop your bags off at your hotel, take a stroll at Nagamachi, a Samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families used to reside. Next, visit Kenrokuen Kanazawa Castle.

(Includes Breakfast)

Visiting the 21th Art Museum where you will be pleasantly surprised with Japanese modern art which full of interesting perspective of life and inspirations. 

Then for the contrast, take a stroll in Higashi Chaya District, where guests are entertained by geisha during the Edo Period.

Sessions for a brief introduction of music instruments is booked specially for you here, following a tea tasting in their tranquil tea house over looking peaceful the garden courtyard. 

Your next stop is to experience "Gold leaf", a traditional art. You will be bring back your own personal souvenir.  

If time allows, take a look around in the Oumicho market.

Finally, as icing on the cake, a Kimono experience is reserved for you which will be hard to forget!

(Includes Breakfast)

Check out your hotel in the morning then take a flight to Tokyo and enjoy your fee time before fly back home.

There are many optional guided tours available from Tokyo, such as full day tour to either Nikko, or Kamakura, tickets and package to Tokyo Disney, pre booked tickets to Ghbli Museum etc.

If you wish to visit Kyoto, a round bullet train reserved tickets with accommodations and tour packages (2 or 3 days) are available to book. 

You are welcome to ask for details at time of booking.

Dates & Prices

Interested in this tour?
March - November 2019
Twin share ex flights
March - November 2020
Twin share ex flights
  • 6 nights accommodation in deluxe hotels with daily breakfast. 
  • 1 night accommodation in Japanese ryokan with Japanese breakfast and dinner.
  • 1 Japanese vegetarian lunch in Temple lodging.
  • Professionally qualified English speaking Guide and escorted tour for Day 3 and 4.
  • Bullet train ticket (reserved seat, 2nd class) from Tokyo to Nagano.
  • Car hire in Nagano.
  • Private driver and transfer for activities in Kanazawa in Day8.
  • Personalised itinerary with insight tips and maps for Nagano and Kanazawa region, with private guiding and optional sessions available on request.
  • Entrance fees and privately arranged sessions as described in the itinerary. 
  • Flight ticket from Kanazawa to Tokyo.
  • International flights. These can be provided by us with Full ATOL Protection.
  • Optional tours and extensions.
  • Travel Insurance.


TOKYO - Keio Plaza Hotel, Nagano - Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, TSUJI Ryokan, Kanazawa - Ana Crowne Plaza. 

(or similar subject to availability)

Signature Experiences for This Tour

Level of Comfort: Deluxe

Travel style: Combination of guided tours, pre-reserved bullet train tickets, self-drive in Nagano and private driver in Kanazawa.

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