Travel to Japan
Depart on your overnight flight to Osaka.
Arrive in Japan
Upon arrival in Osaka you will be met by our local representative before being transferred to your hotel in Kyoto.
At Leisure & Welcome Dinner
You will have the day to relax and settle in before enjoying a welcome dinner with the group at a local restaurant.
Kyoto City Tour
You will spend today exploring the sights of Kyoto with your local guide. There will be a visit to the impressive Buddhist temples including Kiyomizu-dera which is one of the most celebrated in Japan. From here you will move on to Sanjūsangen-dō, which is thought to be the longest wooden building in the world.
The tour also includes a visit to the Heian Shrine, with time to explore the intricate architecture and beautiful surrounding gardens. You will finish today with a visit to the 17th Century Nijō Castle, the former residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu and a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to your hotel. Lunch is included.
Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to Nara, the former 8th century capital of Japan. The city is filled with historic treasures including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples. The tour includes a visit to Nara Park, Kofukiji and Tōdai-ji Temple, one of the country’s most famous temples. You will also see the ancient Kasuga-taisha shrine, famous for its bronze and stone lanterns. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.
Dinner & Geisha Show
Enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant, followed by a Geisha performance.
Transfer to Osaka & City Tour
After checking out of your hotel you will transfer to Japan’s second largest city – Osaka. You will take a guided tour of the city to include Umeda Sydeck, Observatory, Osaka Castle and Strollong Dotonbori. Lunch included at local restaurant.
Transfer to Odawara
Today, you will travel to Odawara on one of the famous ‘bullet trains’. Upon arrival in Odawara station you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon can be spent at your leisure.
Tour of Hakone
Today you will take a full-day excursion to Hakone. The tranquil Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is a popular escape from Tokyo and is home to Japan’s highest mountain, Mount Fuji. You will experience the views from one of the best viewing points and take in views of the spectacular landscape.
Afterwards enjoy a relaxing boat trip on Lake Ashi, where you can soak up the picturesque surroundings, followed by a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway Cable Car. From here you will have terrific photo opportunities of Mt Fuji. Lunch is included.
Hakone & Kamakura
Spend a today on a sightseeing tour of Hakone & Kamakura including Hakone Open-air Museum, Kotokuin and Hase Kannon Temples, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Lunch included at local restaurant.
Transfer to Tokyo
Afterwards, take a guided transfer to your hotel in Tokyo.
Tokyo City Tour
After breakfast you will take in some of the sights and sounds of bustling Tokyo, including visits to Tokyo Tower, the Meiji Shrine and the Asakusa Kannon Temple. You will also see the Imperial Palace Plaza, which is home to the Japanese Imperial family.
In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore Ginza, which is recognised as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. There will also be a visit to the more traditional Nakamise shopping arcade. Lunch is included.
This morning you will visit the National Museum and Ueno Park before witnessing a tea ceremony and learning the Japanese art of Ikebana (flower arranging).
You will have the afternoon free for shopping and sightseeing at your leisure.
Your excursion today includes a visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. You will also have time to explore the Harajuku district on foot, known internationally as the centre of Japanese youth culture and fashion.
You will be transferred with guide assistance to Tokyo airport for your overnight flight home.