Essential Japan

Kyoto, Mt Fuji & Tokyo

From £3200 per person in low season
From £3600 per person in high season

based on 6 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Shared transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

starting price based on two people sharing. Includes all accommodation, bullet train transfers, combination of public and private transfers with local English speaking guide.

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At a Glance

  • The Bullet Train, otherwise known as the Shinkansen, has maximum speeds of 240-320 km/h

  • Yoshimatsu will open your eyes to the best of traditional Japanese hospitality and allow you to have the unique experience of a Japanese ryokan

  • With three nights in Kyoto you will have plenty of time to delve into the incredible history and culture of Japan

  • In Tokyo, visit the outer markets of the fish market and surrounding restaurants for some of the freshest seafood you have ever tried!

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Japan has four seasons and is best visited in spring from March to May and autumn from late September to November. December to January can be cold with snow and the summer is hot and humid. The end of March and early April is a particularly good time to visit as this is the cherry blossom season as is October for the autumn colours.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Japan’s incredible cities are linked by the Shinkansen, the Bullet Train, travelling up to 200 miles per hour. Start with the cultural experience of Kyoto and then relax in peaceful beauty of the Hakone National Park before ending your trip in the dynamic city of Tokyo.

  1. Days 1-4: Kyoto

    Starting off the itinerary, launch straight into Japan's cultural centre of Kyoto and venture into the Shinto and Buddhist shrines and temples. During your time in Kyoto, make sure to explore Gion with your guide, strolling through the small side streets in the hope of seeing a Maiko on her way to an evening performance. Discover Kyoto with a full day city tour to explore the highlights including Philosopher Walk, the iconic Heian Shrine as well as Nijo Castle, the seat of Japanese medieval power for many centuries.

    Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-5: Hakone

    After three nights in Kyoto, jump on the bullet train and head to Hakone National Park, a volcanic valley renowned for its hot springs and fantastic spa facilities. Hakone is a beautiful area of Japan and allows some time to relax and unwind surrounded by stunning scenery which changes with every season. Once you have had your fill of taking it easy in the Onsen (hot springs) there are plenty of places to visit including the Boiling Valley and Lake Ashi, giving another unique experience of Japan.

    Accommodation: Yoshimatsu (1 night)

  3. Days 5-7: Tokyo

    Take the bullet train to the exciting city of Tokyo, a city that never sleeps and experience the bright lights of Shinjuku and pockets of old Japan such as Asakusa where hidden temples await exploration. Stay two nights and enjoy a visit to the Meiji Shrine and Asakusa district, where you can wander in the compounds of the ancient Sensoji temple. Experience Tokyo of the Edo Period in the interactive Edo Tokyo Museum.

    Tokyo is such a mesmerising city, there is just so much to do and see here and for those that want to explore further you could take one day out to visit Kamakura or Nikko which are great options for a day trip and easily accessible from Tokyo.

    Accommodation: Hilton Tokyo (2 nights)

Experiences

  • A Day in Kyoto

    Today, explore the gorgeous 'Silver Pavilion' and stroll along the Philosopher's Walk. Visit the Heian Shrine before taking a tour of Nijo Castle. End the day with some free time to explore Nishijin Textile Centre or the Teramachi.

  • Cruise on Lake Ashi of Hakone

    Enjoy a delightful scenic cruise on Lake Ashi and admire the beautiful scenery of the surrounds. If you are lucky, get amazing views of Mt Fuji up close!

  • Full Day Tokyo City Tour

    Discover Asakusa today and explore Sensoji before proceeding to the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan that offers great panoramic views. Head to Edo Tokyo Museum and if time permits, make a visit to the Meiji Shrine.

  • Gion by Night

    Embark on a Gion district night walk either with the guide or on your own and if you are lucky, catch sight of the geishas' in beautiful kimonos as they go about on their evening activities.

  • Half Day Kyoto Exploration

    Visit Kiyomizu Temple and admire the outstanding architecture. Head to the 'pottery street' of Kyoto.

Location

Kyoto, Mt Fuji & Tokyo

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