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Osaka – Nara – Kyoto - Mount Fuji – Tokyo
This tour of Japan is dedicated to solo travellers. You’ll uncover Japan’s best-known cities, discover the hidden treasures of Koya-san and Nara and view majestic Mt Fuji. The tour is designed especially for solo travellers who want to travel with other, like-minded solo travellers, so together you can explore, discover and share your passion for travel. As well as all the excursions included, there will also be time at leisure to further explore on your own or with your newfound companions. Plus your own room is guaranteed at no further cost.
- Explore historic Himeji & Nara
- Head to holy Koya-san
- Discover delightful Kyoto
- Admire beautiful Mt Fuji
- Be amazed in bustling Tokyo
- Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges
- All accommodation
- Meals as stated on your itinerary
- Sightseeing and entrance fees as stated on your itinerary
- All transportation and transfers
- English speaking National Escort
- Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
- Comprehensive travel guides
Days 1-2: Fly to Osaka
Fly overnight to the lively, fast-paced city of Osaka. On arrival you will be met by an English-speaking representative and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Himeji
Start exploring Japan today with a visi to Himeji. In the morning, travel around 2 hours by coach and on arrival visit the city’s magnificent feudal-era fort, before strolling through Koko-en, a classical Japanese garden.
Day 4: Koya-san
This morning, transfer around 2.5 hours to the holy mountain of Koya-san, home to a cluster of over a hundred monasteries nestled in a valley enclosed by peaks. Visit Kongobuji Temple and wander around Okunoin.
Day 5: Nara - Kyoto
Stroll through Nara Park to Todaiji Temple, meeting the resident sika deer en-route, before exploring Isui-en Garden. Proceed around 1 hour by road to Kyoto and start exploring this lovely city with visits to Kinkakuji Temple, known as the ‘Golden Pavilion’, and the Zen garden at Ryoanji Temple.
Day 6: Kyoto
An interesting morning awaits as you take part in some traditional Japanese activities. Experience the age-old rituals of a tea ceremony, before a session of Zen meditation at the lovely Kodaiji Temple.
Day 7: Kyoto - Hakone
This morning, transfer to Kyoto station and take the super-fast bullet train to the Hakone area, a journey of around 2 hours. In Hakone, board a coach to explore the beautiful area. Take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi before soaring high on the Komagatake Ropeway for gorgeous Fuji views.
Day 8: Mt Fuji
Travel approximately 1 hour to Mt Fuji and ascend by road to Fuji’s 5 th Station, about half way up the volcano’s slope, for spectacular mountain vistas.
Day 9: Explore Tokyo
Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you will find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore. Today, take a half-day tour by coach of this fascinating city.
Day 10: Tokyo
Today is a free day for you to spend as you wish; your guide will be on hand to give options and ideas. In the evening, get together for your final meal as a group where you can share memories and highlights of the tour.
Day 11: Tokyo
This morning is free at leisure before you transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on a solo traveller in a single room. 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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