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.