Book a 2018 holiday before 14 August and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch,
Imperial and beautiful, Japan’s epic mountain landscapes and grand shrines make for a bewitching holiday. Explore shogun castles in Kyoto, stand before a 750-year-old Buddha, and glide towards the epic Mount Fuji: immersive experiences in a captivating country.
On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions prior to morning sightseeing in Tokyo. Your tour starts with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next visit Shinjuku Gyeon Garden, one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks. Later visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple and the Nakamise shopping arcade.
This morning, leave Tokyo and head south along the coast to Kamakura to see the 750-year-old Great Buddha. Continue on to the Mount Fuji area for a cruise on Lake Ashi, followed by a cable-car ride(weather permitting) for panoramic views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain.
This morning, board one of Japan's famous bullet trains bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for the thousands of brightly coloured Torii Gates.
Your day begins with a visit to Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the official residence of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Then, visit stunning Kinkakuji, the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, covered in shimmering gold leaf. Lastly, visit Kiyomizu Temple, the "Pure Water Temple," with stunning views over Kyoto. Along the way, walk through the busy streets where shops and restaurants have been catering to pilgrims for centuries.
This morning at leisure to explore more of Kyoto's historic temples and shrines. This afternoon transfer to Hiroshima.
Today visit the Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island.
Today drive to Osaka, stopping at Koraku-en Garden en route.
This morning visit the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, Osaka Castle and take a walking tour of Dotonbori. Afternoon at leisure.
Transfer to Osaka airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Hotels as stated or similar.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We've been creating unforgettable holidays since 1994. We are a member of ABTA and all our flight-inclusive holidays are fully protected by the CAA's ATOL scheme.