An amazing 10 day tour to Japan most popular cities and old towns
The highlights of this tour are Magone & Tsumago, once prosperous post towns lying along the Nakasendo highway, a mountainous road linking Edo ( now Tokyo ) and Kyoto. The old architecture of the Edo period being very well preserved coupled with the traditional lifestyle of the local people make these places very attractive living museums.
£2,195 per person
TOKYO – MOUNT FUJI – TSUMAGO – MAGOME – KYOTO
Departure every Sunday & Friday. March – November only.
Note : This tour may not be available on certain dates, please ring us for information.
Price includes: Hotels as stated with daily breakfast, assistance of local representatives at airport/station, bus fares from Narita airport to your hotel in Tokyo, taxi transfer from Lake Ashi to hotel in Hakone, coach sightseeing in Tokyo, coach tours to Mount Fuji, Hakone, Magome/Tsumago and Kyoto, train journeys as mentioned in the programme, meals where indicated ( B,L,D ), admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, other meals, tipping ( not compulsory ) and any service not specified. Price is per person sharing twin or double room.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
Single room supplement is £695 per person.
Please note: Japanese style accommodation will generally be in tatami-mat rooms with low tables and futons. Ryokan have en-suite facilities in the rooms but family run minshuku do not. Occasionally, there will be a need to walk to and from train/bus stations. Clients must be able to carry their own luggage on and off trains and through stations. Good tip : travel light.
DAY 01 International flights to Tokyo.
DAY 02 TOKYO (-/-/-)
On arrival at the airport, meeting with our representative and board a bus to TCAT (Tokyo City Air Terminal). On arrival at TCAT take a taxi to Keio Plaza Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure in Tokyo.
DAY 03 TOKYO (B/-/-)
After breakfast meet our local guide at hotel lobby. Join Tokyo half day guided city tour visiting Tokyo Tower & Observatory, Imperial Palace East Garden, Asakusa Kannon temple and Nakamise Arcade. The tour ends at Tokyo station. Return to hotel on your own (metro or taxi). Overnight at Keio Plaza Hotel.
DAY 04 MOUNT FUJI / HAKONE (B/L/-)
Full day excursion to scenic Mount Fuji and Hakone. After breakfast depart by coach from your hotel. Drive up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji , one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world, Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon take a cable car ride to Owakudani Valley and board a reconstructed pirate boat for a beautiful cruise on the romantic Lake Ashi where on clear days a reflection of Mount Fuji can be seen. Transfer ( by local taxis ) to your hotel in Hakone, The Hakone Kowakien Hotel for overnight.
DAY 05 HAKONE / NAGOYA (B/L/-)
After breakfast coach transfer to Odawara station to board a Shinkansen train to Nagoya (1 hour 20 minutes). On arrival, guided visits to Nagoya Castle followed by the Toyota Industry & Technology Museum. Check in at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel for overnight.
DAY 06 NAGOYA / MAGOME / TSUMAGO (B/L/D)
After breakfast walk to Nagoya station. Board a local train to Nakatsugawa (1 hour) . On arrival, transfer to Magome Juku walk. Lunch break. Afternoon enjoy Kisoji chopstick making followed by Waki-honjin Tsumago Juku walk. Japanese style dinner and overnight at Kisoji Japanese style Hotel.
DAY 07 MAGOME / TSUMAGO / KUOTO (B/L/-)
Transfer to Nakatsugawa station to board the Express train back to Nagoya station and change train to Kyoto. On arrival buffet lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit to Heian Jingu shrine, Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizudera shrine. Overnight at New Miyako Hotel.
DAY 08 KYOTO (B/-/-)
Day at leisure in Kyoto staying at New Miyako Hotel.
DAY 09 KYOTO / KANSAI (B/-/-)
Coach transfer to Kansai airport for your flight home.
DAY 10 Arrive home
3 day extension KYOTO - HIROSHIMA - OSAKA
Price £695 per person
DAY 01 : KYOTO / OSAKA / HIROSHIMA
Coach transfer from your hotel to Kyoto station. Board a Shikansen train to Osaka. On arrival, change train for Hiroshima. On arrival coach transfer to Miyajimaguchi jetty and board a boat for Miyajima. Walking tour on the island visiting Itsukushima Jinja Shrine. Walk back to jetty for coach transfer to Peace Memorial Park. Visit the Atomic Dome and Peace Memorial Museum. Transfer to Hotel Granvia Hiroshima for overnight.
DAY 02 : HIROSHIMA / SHIMANAMI SEA ROAD / OSAKA
Short walk to Hiroshima station and board your train to Fukuyana. On arrival, coach transfer to Kosanji temple followed by Ikuo Hirayama Museum. Next transfer to Oyamazumi shrine then to Shimanami Sea Road for the tatara Shimanami Park. Transfer to back to Fukuyama station for train to Osaka. On arrival take a taxi to New Osaka Hotel. Overnight in Osaka.
DAY 03 : Departure from Osaka. Fly home from Kansai airport, Osaka.