Classic Japan: The Golden Route

New for 2018

Price per person
from £3,165

Price based on
London Gatwick
10th Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Japan

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

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.

At a glance


  • Tokyo Purify your hands and write a wish at Meiji Shrine.
  • Kamakura See the 750-year-old Great Buddha statue in the serene grounds of Kotokuin Temple.
  • Mount Fuji Cable Car For panoramic views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain.
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi Sail across this peaceful lake, formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone.
  • Nijo Castle Once the grand residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto.
  • Kiyomizu Temple The “Pure Water Temple” is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Tokyo

Day
2

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

No meals included

Tokyo

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tokyo - Kamakura - Mount Fuji Area

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mount Fuji Area - Kyoto

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kyoto

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kyoto - Hiroshima

Day
7

This morning at leisure to explore more of Kyoto's historic temples and shrines. This afternoon transfer to Hiroshima.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hiroshima.

Day
8

Today visit the Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hiroshima - Osaka.

Day
9

Today drive to Osaka, stopping at Koraku-en Garden en route.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Osaka

Day
10

This morning visit the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, Osaka Castle and take a walking tour of Dotonbori. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kyoto - Osaka - UK

Day
11

Transfer to Osaka airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
12

No meals included

Things to note

Note: Hotels as stated or similar.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Tokyo: Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
  • Mount Fuji Area: Daiwa Roynet Numazu
  • Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
  • Hiroshima: Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel
  • Osaka: Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel

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