Highlights of Japan
Tokyo • Nikko • Mt Fuji • Hakone • Ryokan stay • Kyoto • Bullet train • Hiroshima • Osaka
A wonderful introduction to Japan - from the bustle of Tokyo to the majesty of Mt Fuji. Tranquility abounds in Hakone where you will experience staying in a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan). In Kyoto explore the historic sites and marvel as you walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove. To visit Hiroshima is a moving experience as you view this city that has been rebuilt from ashes into one that is prosperous and vibrant.
Day 1: Tokyo On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Tokyo This morning you will have a private half day tour of Tokyo with your guide. Choose perhaps the Tsukiji Fish Market and Imperial East Garden or Asakusa Kannon Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree.
Day 3: Tokyo Scheduled day tour to Nikko, the ancient centre of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship, with its magical shrines and stunning natural scenery.
Day 4: Tokyo > Mt Fuji > Hakone Scheduled tour to Mt Fuji and then continue to Hakone, famous for its hot springs, for a ride on the Hakone Ropeway for spectacular views. Overnight at a ryokan with its own onsen (spa).
Day 5: Hakone > Kyoto Take the bullet train to Kyoto and transfer to your hotel.
Day 6: Kyoto This morning you will have a private half day tour of Kyoto with your guide. Choose perhaps Niji Castle and Kinkakuji Temple or Kodajii Temple and the Gion District.
Day 7: Kyoto Enjoy a scenic walking tour and river cruise in Arashiyama, including the Sagano bamboo grove and the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge.
Day 8: Kyoto > Hiroshima > Kobe Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima where your guide will meet you for a private tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima. Continue by bullet train to Kobe and overnight.
Day 9: Kobe > Osaka Airport Transfer to the airport by train.
• Tailor-made journey with English speaking guides • 7 nights' hotel accommodation and 1 night in a ryokan • Transfers and transport • 3 private and 2 scheduled tours including related entrance fees • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Not included • International airfares
• Travel insurance
• International airfares • Travel insurance
Gratuity Tipping is neither requested nor required in Japan.
Tipping is neither requested nor required in Japan.
The trip to Japan was a fantastic experience. We all enjoyed it. The Hotel Andaz is a luxury Hyatt and is one of the best Hotels we have ever stayed at. While it might be expensive , it delivered excellence. We were very happy there. The company organising our travel within Japan were also excellent. The guide for the trip to Mt Fuji was very good and spoke excellent English. She was also 100% flexible - the day we went was very wet, so we abbreviated the trip to Mt Fuji and had a look at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. She also took us to the things we were interested in at Mt Fuji (flower garden and a specialty restaurant). She did not make us go an on a long boat trip in the rain. The transfers from the airport and to the train station also went flawlessly. The train tickets and instruction were very clear. We went to Miyajima Island and the A Bomb peace park - both highlights of the trip. Generally Japan is a hard place to travel for a westerner. Taxis, instructions to taxi drivers, and train stations are all difficult. We are pleased we had transfers organised. Takes all the stress out of travelling.