Imagine Japan

Tokyo, Miyajima, Kyoto, Hakone, Tokyo
10 nights private tour from $7,000 Per person

Be enthralled by the vibrant energy of Tokyo as you gaze up at the towering, neon skyscrapers. Hike through the astonishingly beautiful forests and peaks of Hakone and Mount Fuji before plunging into serenity in an open-air hot spring. Feel the charm of Kyoto as you amble past age-old exquisite ryokans. Japan is a place of contrasts and this itinerary really highlights this in a relatively short and highly rewarding trip.

Imagine Japan
At a glance
  • Although we will provide you with a private guide at times, you’ll have plenty of time to explore this captivating country independently, and you’ll have the pleasure of using the high-speed bullet trains.

  • Enjoy the tranquillity of the hot springs whilst you stay at Yama No Chaya inn, located in Hakone

  • We’ll arrange an intriguing insight into a Geisha’s life for you with one of our experts in Geisha culture

Journey highlights
  • Although we will provide you with a private guide at times, you’ll have plenty of time to explore this captivating country independently, and you’ll have the pleasure of using the high-speed bullet trains.

  • Enjoy the tranquillity of the hot springs whilst you stay at Yama No Chaya inn, located in Hakone

  • We’ll arrange an intriguing insight into a Geisha’s life for you with one of our experts in Geisha culture

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

As Japan is made up of a series of islands, the weather varies greatly across the country. The best time to visit is generally in the spring; which takes place in March and April, or in the autumn; which is in October and November. The spring is characterised by the famous cherry blossom, and the autumn by the spectacular colours of the leaves. Both seasons are warm, often sunny with little rain.

November to December is fairly quiet but can get a little chilly. January to March is also cold in Japan, but little rainfall makes it a good time to see Mount Fuji clearly. During the colder months expect snow in Japan’s mountain ranges and in some cities. In May and June, the weather is pleasant and there are fewer tourists, so we feel this is a very good time to visit. Between July and October, the weather can be very hot and humid.


Price Guide: (Per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $7,700 $1,900 plan your trip
June $7,000 $1,700 plan your trip
July $7,700 $1,900 plan your trip
August $8,100 $2,000 plan your trip
September $8,100 $2,000 plan your trip
October $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
November $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
December $8,100 $2,000 plan your trip
January $7,000 $1,700 plan your trip
February $7,000 $1,700 plan your trip
March $7,700 $1,900 plan your trip
April $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,900
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,900
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,000
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,000
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,000
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,900
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Tokyo
Day 1-4

Tokyo

Delve into Tokyo, a city like no other. After settling into the Park Hotel, your base for the next 3 nights, your private guide will ease you into this mesmerizing city which is sure to give you a culture shock! Begin your tour this afternoon exploring Meiji Jingu, a very popular shrine and a sanctuary of calm, surrounded by lush green vegetation and towering trees. Stroll down the ancient Japanese gardens of Imperial Palace and then let your senses guide you down Takeshita Street in Harajuku, a fascinating melting pot of cultures, fashion and tastes. Your guide will take you to a traditional restaurant for the evening before you head back to your hotel. The following days you’ll immerse yourself in this energetic city at your own pace; venture through Shinjuku, with high-rise skyscrapers and neon lights surrounding you. Be amazed by the iconic Shibuya Crossing, argued to be the busiest intersection in the world with around 1000 people crossing at any one time.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo ( 3 nights )
Day 4-6

Miyajima

Feel your excitement build as you board a bullet train to Hiroshima via Shin-Osaka, before taking the JR line to Miyajimaguchi, then hopping on the ferry to your next destination, Miyajima. From the ferry port, stroll through the blossoms and maple trees, passing the river and arrive at Iwaso, an elegant ryokan that you will have the pleasure of calling home for the next 2 nights. Enjoy the astonishingly beautiful area and the peaceful shrines encased by the forests surrounding you.  At high tide, gaze out across the river as the spectacular torri gates of the Itsukushima Shrine appear to be floating out to sea. Spend an afternoon sinking into serenity at Iwaso’s hot spring looking onto the forest, and if you’re lucky catch a glimpse of the adorable deer that have become habituated in this area.

Accommodation: Iwaso ( 2 nights )
Day 6-9

Kyoto

Today you’ll board a bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto, the undisputed cultural hot spot of Japan. Settle in at Celestine Gion Hotel, your base for the next 3 nights. This captivating city is brimming with nature trails leading to intricate shrines, and age-old exquisite buildings that managed to miss the World War Two bombings. Spend the next 3 days enjoying Kyoto at your own pace. Stand amid the towering Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and take one of the paths leading to secluded views of the forested valleys surrounding you. Amble through the thousands of vibrant orange torii gates encasing a network of trails in the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Join an acclaimed expert in Geisha culture to explore the beautiful streets of Kyoto before enjoying a private tea ceremony through the eyes of a Geisha.

Accommodation: The Celestine Kyoto Gion ( 3 nights )
Day 9-10

Tokyo

This morning after a traditional Japanese breakfast, you will board your final bullet train back to Tokyo. Spend your day exploring more of this captivating city. If you are a tech lover, delve into the streets and arcades of Akihabara, the anime and games district of Tokyo. Learn the process of making Japan’s much-loved drink, sake, and explore one of Tokyo’s older breweries. You’ll spend the night at the Park Hotel before catching your flight home tomorrow morning.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo ( 1 night )
Fly home from Tokyo
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

As Japan is made up of a series of islands, the weather varies greatly across the country. The best time to visit is generally in the spring; which takes place in March and April, or in the autumn; which is in October and November. The spring is characterised by the famous cherry blossom, and the autumn by the spectacular colours of the leaves. Both seasons are warm, often sunny with little rain.

November to December is fairly quiet but can get a little chilly. January to March is also cold in Japan, but little rainfall makes it a good time to see Mount Fuji clearly. During the colder months expect snow in Japan’s mountain ranges and in some cities. In May and June, the weather is pleasant and there are fewer tourists, so we feel this is a very good time to visit. Between July and October, the weather can be very hot and humid.

Imagine Japan
Imagine Japan

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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