10 days
Cultural 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.

Free day to explore Tokyo or take an optional tour to Nikko.

(Includes 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 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 transfer to Kyoto by bullet train and walk to your hotel.

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).

Morning sight-seeing tour of Kyoto, including visiting Nijo Castle, former residence of the Tokugawa Shogun. Next we visit the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Afternoon free at leisure or take an optional tour to Nara.

Free time to explore Kyoto on your own. We recommend  visiting the magnificent Kiyomizu Temple or take a stroll               along the Philosophers Path.  In the afternoon board the bullet train to Hiroshima and self transfer to your hotel located near the station. 

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 Osaka (1 bag per person). Therefore prepare an overnight  carry bag for your stay in Hiroshima.

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

In the morning self transfer to Hiroshima station and leave by Bullet train to Osaka station.

Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore Osaka, which is easily navigated using the underground subways. A must-see sight is the magnificent Osaka Castle. Then explore Dotonbori which is one of the most popular streets in Osaka.

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
March - May 2019
Twin share, Excluding Flights
June - September 2019
Twin share, Excluding Flights
October - November 2019
Twin share, Excluding Flights
December 2019 - February 2020
Twin share, Excluding Flights
March - May 2020
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 Tokyo - Kyoto.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed departure.
  • 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,  KYOTO - New Miyako Hotel, HIROSHIMA - New Hiroden,  OSAKA - Hotel Granvia Osaka

(or similar, subject to availability) 

Signature Experiences for This Tour

The upgrade hotels in both cities particularly Keio Plaza Tokyo will enhance your holiday enjoyment therefore we would recommend it.

For bullet train tickets, we book advance reserved seat for a smooth travel experience.

How to book