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Tauck Essence of Japan
from £7090 pp

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. 

 

 

Includes
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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 

Itinerary
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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
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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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