Jewels of Japan

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Key inclusions

  • Accommodation on tour
  • Flights
  • Meals on tour
  • Asia & The Far East

  • Small group tour

Discover the Jewels of Japan and visit Tokyo and Kyoto that offer two totally diverse images of Japan. Experience the thrill of riding on the Bullet Train between Tokyo and Kyoto. The impressive architecture of the modern-day Tokyo skyscrapers contrast with the vintage atmosphere that surrounds Kyoto's old temples and buildings.

At a glance


  • Tokyo Tokyo Tower
  • Mount Fuji Bullet Train - Tokyo to Kyoto Kyoto Nijo Castle, Imperial Palace, Temple of the Gold Pavilion
Tale of Two Cities 2016

What's included

  • Accommodation on tour
  • Flights
  • Meals on tour
  • Services of a local guide in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable
  • Transfers
  • Travel of tour
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Discover the Jewels of Japan and visit Tokyo and Kyoto that offer two totally diverse images of Japan. Experience the thrill of riding on the Bullet Train between Tokyo and Kyoto. The impressive architecture of the modern-day Tokyo skyscrapers contrast with the vintage atmosphere that surrounds Kyoto's old temples and buildings.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Tokyo

Day
2

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three nights (check in from 2pm). The rest of the day is yours to relax.

No meals included

Tokyo

Day
3

After breakfast begin this morning's sightseeing tour. Highlights of the tour include visits to the Toyko Tower, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. You will also drive through Akihabara and Ueno Park. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Tokyo

Day
4

Today, visit one of the most recognisable sights in the world on a full day excursion to Mount Fuji. An active volcano that last erupted in 1707. Locally known as Fuji-san it is Japan's tallest peak. It is surrounded by 5 lakes and after a stop at the visitor centre there is an included cruise on Lake Ashi. Afterwards, take a cable car ride (weather permitting) for unforgettable views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and the surrounding area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tokyo - Bullet Train - Kyoto

Day
5

Leave the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo behind and head for the Ancient Capital of Japan, Kyoto. This is a highlight of your holiday and you will board Japan's one of Japan's high speed trains (bullet trains) locally called shinkansen and are operated by Japan Railways. Running at speeds of up to 320 km/h, the shinkansen is known for it's punctuality (most trains depart on time to the second), comfortable in relatively silent cars with spacious and always forward facing seats. The journey will be no longer than 3 hours to cover the 318 miles/ 513kms between the modern and ancient capitals of Japan. On arrival in Kyoto you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kyoto

Day
6

Today you will be met by the local guide to enjoy a tour of Kyoto, visiting many of the city's temples, shrines, palaces and pagodas. One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to the extraordinary Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The ornate gardens that surround the flat-land mountain castle are some of the best in Japan. Also included is a visit to Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Gold Pavilion and the Imperial Palace, one of Kyoto's leading temples. Its' formal name is Rokuon-ji. It was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kyoto

Day
7

Enjoy a full day to explore the charms of Kyoto at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kyoto - Osaka - UK

Day
8

This morning, transfer to Osaka airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

No meals included

Things to note

  • Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard. Single rooms in Japan are traditionally small with a single bed. Anyone booking a single room will be paying a supplement to have their own private room.

Hotels

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


  • Tokyo: Either Shibuya Excel or Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu;
  • Kyoto: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel.

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard. Single rooms in Japan are traditionally small with a single bed. Anyone booking a single room will be paying a supplement to have their own private room.

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