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Great Rail Journeys Grand Tour of Japan 2019
from £5245 pp
USEFUL INFO
  • Location
    Japan, Asia
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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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.

What's Included
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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
Tour Highlights
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  • Sapporo
  • Nikka whiskey tasting
  • Hakodate
  • Hakone and a Lake Ashi cruise
  • Tokyo
  • Mount Fuji
  • Takayama & Kyoto
  • Miyajima Island
  • Nara & Hiroshima
Tour Itinerary
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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

Accommodation
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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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