Japan Escape


  • Japan

  • Steady pace

Tour : K10

Overview

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Experience the distinct flavour of Japan without the crowds or higher prices of the busy travel season with an escorted holiday in Japan. Your 9-day escape to Tokyo and Kyoto shows you Japan’s amazing sights with 3 nights in each legendary city. You’ll enjoy sightseeing and ample free time in each city, with included transportation between the two destinations via bullet train.

Explore Tokyo’s highlights including Asakusa Kannon Temple and Meiji Shrine, a magnificent Shinto monument set in a man-made garden. In Kyoto, you’ll see the Fushimi Inari Shrine and serene temples, including a visit the exquisite Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf and poised on the picturesque Kyōko-chi (mirror pond) that reflects the pavilion and gardens.

Serenity and scenic wonders await you in Kyoto and Tokyo, made even more of a peaceful escape when enjoyed in the off-season with fewer crowds and lower prices. Enjoy your 9-day guided tour of two of Japan’s favourite destinations to enjoy the graceful beauty and fascinating traditions behind the beautiful culture of Japan.

Highlights

Tokyo Visit Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyeon Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping arcade

Kyoto Visit the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Kyomizu Temple.

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts

Tokyo, Japan

Day
1

Welcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Tokyo

Day
2

Meet your Tour Director and travelling 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 GYOEN GARDEN. Originally dating from the early 1600s, the garden was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as a public park. Today, it remains a very popular stop for locals and visitors alike. Last stop is the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the bustling NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tokyo

Day
3

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps consider an optional excursion to see Mount Fuji. Your Tour Director will be on hand should you need any suggestions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tokyo - Kyoto

Day
4

This morning, board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kyoto

Day
5

Your day begins with a visit to stunning Kinkakuji, the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION, covered in shimmering gold leaf. Continue on to FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for its thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates. Lastly, stop in the Higashiyama District to explore 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. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kyoto

Day
6

A free day for independent exploration in this historic city. Perhaps explore a local market, visit more of the cities famed temples, or stroll through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. Your Tour Director will have plenty of recommendations.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kyoto

Day
7

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

Why book with us?

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