Tale of Two Cities - Tokyo & Kyoto

  • 9 Days

Tokyo and Kyoto offer two totally diverse images of Japan. The impressive architecture of the modern-day Tokyo skyscrapers contrasts with the vintage atmosphere that surrounds Kyoto's old temples and buildings.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 6 breakfasts,

Overview

At a glance

Tokyo Tower Mount Fuji Bullet Train - Tokyo to Kyoto Nijo Castle Imperial Palace Temple of the Gold Pavilion

Day 1

Depart UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Arrive Tokyo

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Tokyo

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

Day 4

Tokyo - Mount Fuji

Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Mount Fuji. Stop at the visitor centre before embarking on a cruise on Lake Ashi. Afterwards, take a cable car ride (weather permitting) for panoramic views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and the surrounding area.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Tokyo - Kyoto

A highlight of your tour is a journey on one of Japan's famous bullet trains, bound for Kyoto. Reaching Kyoto, one of the most fascinating cities in Japan, the remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Kyoto

Enjoy a tour of Kyoto, visiting many of the city's temples, shrines, palaces and pagodas. A highlight of the day is a visit to the extraordinary Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. You will also visit Kinkakuji, the Temple of the Gold Pavilion and the Imperial Palace.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Kyoto

A full day at leisure to explore more of Kyoto.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Kyoto - Osaka - UK

This morning, transfer to Osaka airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in a Japanese Ryokan.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

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

Notes

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