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Absorb ancient history and timeless tradition as we travel through the 'Land of the Rising Sun' by futuristic bullet train. Sample Japanese whiskey, soak up the spectacular sight of Mount Fuji, experience an authentic tea ceremony and explore the bustling cities of Tokyo and Hiroshima on an all-encompassing route through Japan's highlights.
An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
All rail and coach travel
Scheduled ﬂights from London to Sapporo and Fukuoka to London
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
13 nights' hotel accommodation
Delicious meals included:
17 meals including 13 breakfasts and 4 dinners
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
- Guided tour of Sapporo
- Tasting of Nikka whiskey
- Explore Hakodate, including its bustling seafood market
- Sightseeing tour of Tokyo
- Hakone, including a guided tour and cruise across Lake Ashi
- Visit to Mount Fuji and Matsumoto Castle
- Excursion to Hida Folk Village and tour of Takayama
- Visit to the Daio Wasabi Farm
- Kyoto, including a traditional tea ceremony
- Nara sightseeing tour
- Discover Hiroshima, with a guided tour and talk from a Hiroshima survivor
- Enjoy Hakata on a sightseeing tour
- Explore Japan by bullet train
Enhance your tour:
- Upgrade your flights to Premium Economy from £450 per person each way
- Nikka whiskey tasting
- Hakone and a Lake Ashi cruise
- Mount Fuji
- Takayama & Kyoto
- Miyajima Island
- Nara & Hiroshima
Days 1-2: London to Sapporo
Day 3: Exploring Sapporo
Days 4-5: Hakodate
Days 6-7: Tokyo and Hakone
Day 8: Mount Fuji and on the Matsumoto
Day 9: Hida Folk Village and Takayama
Day 10: To Kyoto
Day 11: Exploring Kyoto
Day 12: Sightseeing in Nara
Day 13: Hiroshima
Day 14: Hakata
Days 15-16: Return to London
HOTEL NEW OTANI HAKATA, FUKUOKA
Combining contemporary, business-standard hospitality with classic Japanese courtesy, the Hotel New Otani Hakata is perfectly placed for your explorations of high-rise Fukuoka.
LA VISTA HAKODATE BAY, HAKODATE
The fantastic 5-Star La Vista Hakodate Bay is our hotel whilst in Hakodate. Boasting of an enviable location overlooking the waters of Hakodate Bay, this wonderful hotel boasts of numerous amenities that are typical of a 5-Star establishment.
HAKONE KOWAKIEN TEN-YU, HAKONE
The Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu is a natural haven hidden against the woodland of the spectacular Mount Hakone is an excellent place to discover the true beauty of Japanese nature.
SHERATON HIROSHIMA HOTEL, HIROSHIMA
In Hiroshima, we stay at the 5-Star Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel, located a short walk away from the train station.
KYOTO TOKYU HOTEL, KYOTO
Our hotel in Kyoto is the 3-Star Kyoto Tokyu Hotel. Located within walking distance of many of the beautiful Buddhist temples that dot the city.
HOTEL BUENA VISTA, MATSUMOTO
Set in the heart of Matsumoto, the 4-Star Hotel Buena Vista boasts a broad range of eateries, featuring Japanese, Chinese and French cuisine, plus a cafe, bar and a bakery.
MATSUMOTO MARUNOUCHI HOTEL, MATSUMOTO
Set in a fascinating grey stone building, the 3-Star Matsumoto Marunouchi Hotel is exceptionally close to the finest attractions which the 400-year old Matsumoto has to offer including the majestic Matsumoto Castle.
JR TOWER NIKKO SAPPORO, SAPPORO
Instantly recognisable in the Sapporo skyline, granting exceptional views across the lights of the city, the 3-Star JR Tower Nikko Sapporo occupies a central position, close to many attractions.
HOTEL ASSOCIA TAKAYAMA, TAKAYAMA
The 4-Star Hotel Associa Takayama is our base whilst in Takayama. Located at the edge of a beautiful and verdant forest.
KEIO PLAZA HOTEL, TOKYO
The 4-Star Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo is located close to Shinjuku railway station and is ideally placed for exploring the city.
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