Classic Japan

Imperial Palace and Moat, Tokyo9 Days

from £2300

Discover the culture and landscape this amazing country has to offer with our 9 day Classic Japan tour. You will visit the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as the iconic Mt Fuji. Take a cruise on Lake Ashi and enjoy an overnight stay at a traditional hot springs. Extend your tour with 3 or 4 nights on the stunning island of Okinawa, where you will relax in the subtropical climate, enjoying the beautiful beaches and crystal blue sea.

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2016 – 17

Day 1 Fly to Tokyoclassic japan
Take a scheduled flight from your regional airport to Tokyo.

Day 2 Arrive Tokyo
Arrive at Narita (Narita International Airport) or Haneda (Tokyo International Airport). You will be welcomed by our representative and assist you to board an airport bus. Transfer to your accommodation by bus. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

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

Day 4 Tokyo Morning Tour (B)
This morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation to join Tokyo Morning Tour. Enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform at Tokyo Tower, visit Meiji Shrine, drive past Akasaka Guest House and National Diet Building. Visit Imperial Palace Plaza, finishing up at Ginza shopping district. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 5 Tokyo / Mt. Fuji / 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 5th station in the morning. After lunch, visit Owakudani Boiling Valley using 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 / Kyoto Afternoon Walking Tour (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Odawara or Atami station by private car. Take a bullet train to Kyoto. You will be met by an English speaking assistant at Kyoto station upon arrival. Transfer to your accommodation with the assistant. In the afternoon, you will join Kyoto afternoon tour on foot (Approx. 3.5 km walking with some parts over the steep terrain). You will meet an English speaking guide at Kyoto Station. Take public bus from the station to Higashiyama area and visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Yasaka Shrine and Gion district, one of the famous Geisha quarters. Tour ends in Gion approx. 6 pm.

Day 7 Nara Morning Walking Tour / Kyoto (B)
After breakfast, you will join Nara morning tour on foot (Approx. 4.5km walking). You will meet an English speaking guide at Kyoto station. Take a Kintetsu Express Train to Nara, the imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century. You will visit Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha), Nara Park (Deer Park) and Kofuku-ji Temple. Return to Kyoto by train. Tour ends at Kyoto station approx. 1 pm. 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 offers many interesting places to visit including museums, art galleries, shrines and temples. Popular historic sites include the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. You will also discover an exciting food culture with a variety of amazing food 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 choose the season, take your time and enjoy this historic and charming city.

Day 9 Fly to UK (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to Kansai international airport by airport shuttle bus. Fly to your regional airport in the UK.

Your Hotel Accomodation
Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel
Hakone: Palace Hotel
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel

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: Palace Hotel

Boasting spectacular views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi, Palace Hotel Hakone is a luxurious highland property with spacious outdoor and indoor hot spring baths, as well as sauna. It also offers 2 restaurants, a café and a Karaoke & bar. Free WiFi is available.

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 Day

Departures are available everyday.

Price from £2300 per person.

Single room supplement from £690.

Land only from £1599.

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
  • Hotel accommodation
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet train
  • Baggage trasfer for one piece
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance