Cherry blossoms, geisha, tea ceremonies, sake, Shinto and sacred temples; Japan has it all, and when you travel through cities and countryside alike by rail, it is all too easy to fall in love with this unique country.
- Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
- Flight from London to Tokyo, via Dubai, and from Osaka to London, via Dubai
- Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
- 11 nights' hotel accommodation, with breakfast each day and 1 traditional Japanese lunch
- Guided tours of Tokyo and Kyoto and a guided visit to Mount Fuji
- See Owakudani volcanic valley & cruise Lake Ashi
- Travel on the bullet train to Hiroshima and Kyoto
- Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Osaka Castle
- A walking tour of Miyajima Island and experience a sake tasting
- Excursions to Arashiyama bamboo forest & Nara deer park
Days 1-2: Journey to Tokyo
Board your flight to Dubai, then once in the United Arab Emirates continue your journey by air, flying directly to Tokyo where you'll arrive on Day 2. A coach transfer is included to your hotel and after time to check, there'll be a short orientation tour of the area.
Days 3-4: Sightseeing in Japan’s capital
Begin your Japanese experience with a fullday's guided city tour of Tokyo, where cutting edge technology sits alongside ancient temples, flashing neon lights, and shining skyscrapers towering above stunning Shinto shrines.
Day 5: Mount Fuji
Today you'll travel by coach to Mount Fuji, one of the highlights of your tour and arguably Japan's most distinctive landmark. Driving along the foot of the famous mountain and up it's northern slopes, arrive at the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, which provides the closest view of Mount Fuji you possible, unless you make the hike to its summit.
Day 6: Hiroshima
Board the world-famous bullet train today for a high-speed journey to Hiroshima, a city that rose to prominence after the dropping of the atomic bomb by the United States Air Force on 6th August 1945.
Days 7-8: Miyajima Island & Kyoto
Just off the coast from Hiroshima, Miyajima Island - otherwise known as Itsukushima - is seen as sacred. Trees cannot be cut here, and some animals including monkeys and deer can roam freely. On Day 8 travel again by bullet train, this time to Kyoto - Japan's ancient capital. Embark on a tour that takes you to the Fushimi Inari shrine
Day 9: Arashiyama bamboo forest
Continue sightseeing in and around Kyoto today with visits to the secluded Kinkaku-ji temple and Ryoan-ji temple, both built for the practise of Zen Buddhism.
Days 10-11: Nara deer park
Transfer by coach to ancient Nara, where you'll make a stop at Nara deer park, so named due to the large number of tame deer that roam around it.
Days 12-14: Osaka and the journey home
Travel by coach to the futuristic city of Osaka today and explore Osaka Castle, a traditional pagodastyle building dating back to the 16th century, and experience the dynamic Dotonbori district with it's neon signs lining the waterfront.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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