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Tauck Essence of Japan
from £7860 pp
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  • Location
    Japan, Asia
  • Board Basis
    30 meals (12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners)
  • Duration
    13 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
  • Brochure/Itinerary
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From Tokyo to Hakone and through the “Japanese Alps” to Kanazawa and Kyoto.

Explore castles, temples, shrines, a samurai home, and landscaped gardens, make sushi, taste sake, cruise Lake Ashi to see Mt. Fuji, a sumo wrestling competition and more. 




Multiple-night stays in premier hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa & at a hot springs resort & spa in Hakone
Small group departures stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto nights 8 – 11
Overnight stay in a traditional ryokan in Matsumoto
Tokyo’s Edo-Tokyo Museum, Shinto music, Kagura dancing, taiko drums & sumo wrestling
Tea ceremony & Origami demonstration, explorations with a local Geisha expert
Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple & Pure Water Temple (Kiyomizu Temple)
Lake Ashi beneath Mt. Fuji
Hakone- flower arranging class
A lesson on sake brewing
Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en Garden
Airport transfers 


Day 1
Arrive Tokyo

Day 2
Tokyo – Today and Yesterday

Day 3
Hakone, a lake cruise & Mt. Fuji

Day 4
Explore Traditions Hakone

Day 5
The Japanese Alps and Matsumoto

Day 6
Old Takayama and a Sake brewery

Day 7
Gardens, art & more in Kanazawa

Day 8
A train ride to beautiful Kyoto

Day 9
A castle, a temple & a Kyoto geisha district

Day 10
A private home visit in Kyoto

Day 11
Kyoto as you please

Day 12
Traditions in Tokyo

Day 13
Journey home


Price Information

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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