North and South Japan

15 DaysBeach Lagoon Okinawa

from £3899

Journey through Japan’s northern, central and southern regions, starting in the northernmost and least developed of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido. Discover Japan’s historic sites and vibrant cities during your time in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Finish your tour on the island of Okinawa; Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Here you will discover a subtropical climate and clear seas.

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2016 – 17

Day 1 Fly to Sapporonorth and south japan
Take a scheduled flight from your regional airport to Sapporo.

Day 2 Arrive Sapporo
Arrive at New Chitose Airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to our accommodation by airport limousine bus with your assistant.

Day 3 Sapporo Full Day City Tour (B)
You will join Sapporo City Tour today (seat in coach tour, English speaking audio system available). After breakfast, make your own way to Sapporo Chuo Bus Terminal (10mins). You will visit Hokkaido Jingu Shrine, Shiroi Koibito Park Factory, Sapporo Central Wholesale Market and free time for lunch at Sapporo Station (own expense). After lunch time, visit Okurayama Ski Jump, Hitsujigaoka Observatory. Tour ends at Sapporo Chuo Bus Terminal. Return to your accommodation by yourselves.

Day 4 Sapporo (B)
Day at leisure or optional Sapporo and Otaru Sightseeing Tour (extra cost). Sapporo is the largest city on the island of Hokkaido. Odori Park stretches from east to west in the centre of the city, and is a symbol of the city. To the south of the city you will discover a large underground shopping mall, which is directly under Sapporo Station. This bright and cosmopolitan city is famous for its beer, with a visit to the Sapporo Beer Museum a great way to learn more about the city and its history, as well as enjoying its local brew. Sapporo played host to the 1972 Olympic Games and football matches during the 2002 Football World Cup.

Day 5 Fly Sapporo / Tokyo (B)
After breakfast, transfer to New Chitose Airport by Airport Limousine Bus. Upon arrival at Haneda (Tokyo International Airport), you will be met by our representative and helped to board an airport bus. Transfer to your accommodation by bus. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 6 Tokyo Morning Tour (B)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation to join Tokyo Morning Tour. Visit Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace East Garden and Ginza. Tour ends in Ginza. Afternoon is at your leisure exploring Ginza or head back to your accommodation. (Optional: Tokyo Grand Full Day Tour)

Day 7 Tokyo / Hiroshima (B)
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. You will need to keep with you the luggage that you need for your nights in Hiroshima. Make your own way to Shinagawa Station. Leave Shinagawa for Hiroshima by Bullet train (4hrs 40mins). Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.

Day 8 Hiroshima & Miyajima Day Tour (B)
Today you will join Hiroshima & Miyajima Day Tour. Make your way to an assembly point at Hotel Granvia Hiroshima. Visit Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima island by taking a short ferry ride. After lunch (own expense; try Hiroshima-fu Okonomiyaki, Japanese savory pancake), leave the island and visit Hiroshima Peace and Memorial Park/Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Tour ends at Hiroshima Station, approx. 6 pm. Return to your accommodation by yourselves.

Day 9 Hiroshima / Kyoto (B)
Leave Hiroshima for Kyoto by Bullet train (Travel time 2hrs). Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, you will be met by an English speaking assistant. Transfer to your accommodation with the assistant.

Day 10 Kyoto and Nara Full Day Tour (B)
You will join Nara & Kyoto Full Day Tour today (train rides between Kyoto and Nara and a bus ride in Kyoto included). After breakfast, make your own way to an assembly point at Kyoto Station, where you will meet an English speaking guide. Leave for Nara by train. You will visit the Todai-ji Temple with Great Buddha, Nara Park, Kofuku-ji Temple. Return to Kyoto and after lunch time (own expense), visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Yasaka Shrine and Gion district. Tour ends in Gion district approx. 6 pm.

Day 11 Kyoto / Osaka (B)
Leave Kyoto for Osaka. Make your own way to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free to explore Osaka. Osaka, and in many ways like Tokyo, is a large port city and commercial powerhouse on the Japanese island of Honshu, it is known for its modern architecture, boisterous nightlife and hearty street food. In the heart of the city is the perfectly restored, and very impressive, Osaka-jo castle. Osaka’s north gate, Umeda, has a gigantic stretch of underground mall that houses many restaurants, fashion and sundry goods stores. Osaka is also widely known as the Nation’s Kitchen, offering an incredible array of tasty Japanese dishes.

Day 12 Fly to Okinawa (B)
Transfer to Kansai International Airport by airport bus. Upon arrival at Naha Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation by public taxi with your assistant. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 13 South Okinawa Day Tour (BL)
Today by coach discover the south part of Okinawa. Visit Niraikanai Bridge, Himeruri no Tou, Himeyuri Peach Memorial Museum, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Gyokusendo cave, Okinawa World and Outlet Mall Ashibina. Tour ends at Okinawa coach station. Return to your accommodation by yourselves.

Day 14 North Okinawa Day Tour (BL)
Today by coach discover the north part of Okinawa. Visit Manzamo Cape / Okinawa Expo Park / Churaumi Aquarium / Nakijin Castle / Nago Pineapple Park. Return to your accommodation by yourselves.

Day 15 Fly to UK (B)
Transfer to Naha Airport by chartered taxi. Fly via Osaka to your regional airport in the UK.

Tour Name: North and South Japan

Tour Code: NSJ15
Duration:
15 Day

Departures are available everyday.

Prices from £3899 per person.

Single supplement from £1100.

Land Only from £3099.

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

 

Your Hotel Accommodation
Sapporo: Hotel Monterey Sapporo
Tokyo: Shiba Park
Hiroshima:Hotel New Hiroden
Kyoto: New Miyako Hotel
Osaka: Hotel Elsereine Osaka
Naha, Okinawa: Hotel Royal Orion

Sapporo: Hotel Monterey Sapporo

Located in the city centre, with the Clock Tower and Sapporo TV Tower within a 10-minute walk, the majestic Hotel Monterey offers cosy rooms with free internet access. The hotel has a restaurant and massage service.

Tokyo: Shiba Park

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.

Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden

Located 3 minutes to the West of JR Hiroshima Station South Exit and a 15-minute walk from the Hiroshima Castle, the hotel stands out elegantly beside the banks of Kyobashi River. It features 3 dining options, massage services and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

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.

Osaka: Hotel Elsereine Osaka

Located in the Umeda city centre, Hotel Elsereine Osaka features stylish accommodation and plenty fresh flowers. This completely non-smoking hotel offers 3 dining options. JR Osaka Train Station is a 10-minute walk, and the JR Kita-shinchi Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. Free WiFi.

Naha, Okinawa: Hotel Royal Orion

Located in International Street, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Saion Square and Makishi Park. It offers 3 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café.