Classic Japan

9 Days

from £2,699

Discover the culture and landscape of this amazing country, with our nine day Classic Japan tour. You will visit the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as iconic Mt Fuji. Cruise on Lake Ashi and enjoy an overnight stay at a traditional hot springs in Hakone. Extend your tour with three or four nights on the beautiful island of Okinawa, where you can relax in the subtropical climate,  enjoying the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.

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2018 – 20

Day 1 UK to Tokyo
classic japanTake a scheduled flight from your regional airport to Tokyo.

Day 2 Arrive Tokyo
Arrive at either Narita or Haneda airports, where you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you to board an airport bus to transfer to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 3 Tokyo (B)
Day at leisure with optional tours available to pre-book. Japan’s bustling capital, Tokyo mixes modern with traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers, to attractive cherry tree filled gardens and historic temples.

Day 4 Tokyo Morning Tour (B)
Today, you will be collected from your hotel to join a morning tour of Tokyo. Visit Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace East Garden (or Imperial Palace Plaza and Double Bridge, Monday, Friday and when the garden is closed) and drive through Asakusa shopping district. Tour ends at Tokyo Station. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 5 Tokyo to Mt. Fuji and Hakone (BL)
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please keep an overnight bag with you for the night in Hakone. After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation to join a day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji’s 5th station in the morning, and after lunch continue to Owakudani Boiling Valley using the Hakone Ropeway, followed by a cruise on Lake Ashi. After the tour, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hakone by taxi.

Day 6 Hakone on to Kyoto Afternoon Walking Tour (B)
After breakfast, make your way to the station by private car for your bullet train to Kyoto, where you will be met by an English speaking assistant upon arrival, who will transfer you to your accommodation. In the afternoon, join a Kyoto Afternoon Tour by foot (approx. 3.5 km walking with some parts over steep terrain). You will meet
an English speaking guide and take a public bus to visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Kodai-ji Temple, the Yasaka Shrine and the Gion district, one of the famous Geisha quarters, where the tour ends.

Day 7 Nara Morning Walking Tour and Kyoto (B)
After breakfast, is the walking Nara Morning Tour (approx. 4.5km). Meet an English speaking guide at the station and catch a Kintetsu Express Train to Nara, the imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century. Here
you will explore the Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha), Nara Park (Deer Park) and the Kofuku-ji Temple, before returning to Kyoto by train, where the tour ends. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 8 Kyoto (B)
Day at leisure. Home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kyoto was the centre of politics for 1,100 years. This culturally rich city has many interesting places to discover including museums, art galleries, shrines and temples. You will also uncover an exciting food culture with a variety of amazing dishes on offer including Sushi,
Kaiseki-ryori, tempura and noodles. During your time in Kyoto you may come across a Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha) wearing traditional kimono. Gion, one of the main downtown districts in Kyoto, is where you may catch a sight of them. There is so much to discover and experience in Kyoto so take your time to enjoy this historic and charming city!

Day 9 Fly to UK (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to Kansai International Airport by shuttle bus for your flight to your regional UK airport.

Your Hotel Accomodation

Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel

Just a 5-minute walk to two subway stations and the JR Hamamatsucho train station is a 10-minute walk away. The hotel offers 2 restaurants and a bar. The spacious rooms include a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi is available at all areas.

Hakone: Hakone Hotel

The Hakone Hotel is a resort hotel located in the popular resort area of Hakone, near Tokyo. This elegant resort on the shore of Lake Ashi offers beautiful views and high-class service. Equipped with modern facilities, the stylishly understated Japanese and Western rooms have large windows overlooking the lake.

Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel

Right in front of Kyoto Station, New Miyako Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a beauty salon, a convenience shop and 6 dining options.

Tour Name: Classic Japan

Tour Code: CJ9
Duration:
9 Days

Departures are available everyday.

Price from £2,699 per person.

Single room supplement from £690.

Land only from £1,899.

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet train
  • Baggage transfers for one piece
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance