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Abercrombie & Kent Journey through Japan
from £6740 pp
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  • Location
    Japan, Asia
  • Board Basis
    11 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Duration
    11 Days
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From Tokyo to Kyoto Escorted Tour 

Immersive Journey.

12 days / 11 Nights. Maximum of 18 guests.

The ideal escape for those keen to embrace both modern and traditional Japan. Journey from futuristic Tokyo to ancient Kyoto, seeing everything from samurai houses to the world-famous bullet train.

Tour Highlights
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  • No single supplements if booked early.

  • Explore geisha culture and watch a timeless, entrancing performance.

  • Discover Tokyo in depth for three nights.

  • Whistle through Japan on the world-famous bullet train.

  • See traditional gassho-zukuri houses in Shirakawago.

  • Unravel Hiroshima’s history with an expert.

  • A small group of maximum 18 people.

What's Included
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  • Resident tour director & English-speaking expert local guides
  • Airport meet & greet & return private transfers
  • Entrance fees, taxes & tips, & excursions as stated
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Wifi in accommodation
  • Scenic sundowner 
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo 

Land in Japan’s capital city where you will be met and driven straight to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with this vibrant city. 

Day 2: Tokyo

Start the day in the Asakusa district to see the city's oldest temple, Senso-Ji. Next, continue to one of Japan's most important Shinto sites - Meiji Shrine, followed by a visit to Tokyo's buzzing neighbourhood of Harajuku where you'll find an abundance of colourful street art and quirky vintage fashion stores.

Day 3: Tokyo

Today gives you the freedom to design your own day, choosing an experience best suited to you.

Day 4: Tokyo - Takayama

Leave Tokyo behind as you board one of Japan's high speed bullet trains to Takayama, a stunning mountain town and getaway to the hiking paradise of the Japan Alps.

Day 5: Takayama

Get a taste of the local cuisine with sake tasting, delving behind the scenes of a few cedar-smelling breweries. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Takayama – Kanazawa

Today, you'll be driven to the historic city of Kanazawa - stopping off at the traditional, UNESCO village of Shirakawago - famed for its traditional houses with thatched and steep roofs called Gassho-Zukuri.

Day 7: Kanazawa

Home to Japan's most beautiful gardens, enjoy a stroll round this horticultural paradise.

Day 8: Kanazawa – Kyoto

After a morning exploring on your own the delights of Kanazawa, board the bullet train to Kyoto. Worlds away from futurist Tokyo, explore Japan's once imperial capital.

Day 9: Kyoto

Get ready to visit Kyoto’s iconic Kinkaku-ji, glittering with gold. Now a Zen Buddhist temple offering its visitors fantastical reflections in the mirror-like pond. 

Day 10: Hiroshima

Take the bullet train to Hiroshima, the site where the first atomic bomb was dropped on 6 August 1945. Today you can still see the ruins where this devastating attack took place. While the city itself was rebuilt, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park remains as a legacy of the atttack

Day 11: Kyoto

Today, Design your Day – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you.

Day 12: Depart Kyoto

A chauffeur will drive you to the airport from where you will depart.

Design Your Day Experiences
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In Tokyo, choose from the following options:

Option 1: Visit the hi-tech Mori Art Museum and the Suntory Museum of Art.
Option 2: Dive into Tsukiji Fish Market.
Option 3: Begin your samurai training journey.
Option 4: Enjoy a Taiko drumming lesson.

In Kyoto, choose from the following options:

Option 1: Enjoy learning about kimonos and donning one.
Option 2: Browse Nishiki market and prepare traditional sweets.
Option 3: Enjoy a rickshaw ride around the lofty Sagano Bamboo Forest.

Accommodation
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  • Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, Tokyo: Sky-scraping luxury with contemporary Tokyo style.
  • Hotel Associa Takayama Resort: Mountain escape with traditional onsen
  • Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel: Contemporary outpost five minutes from the city landmarks.
  • Kyoto Tokyu Hotel: Modern retreat close the sights.
Solo Travellers
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Book early and the first four solo places won’t pay any single supplement. The same journey, the same luxury, guaranteed at the same price.

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