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11 Day Treasures of Japan Tour

Set off to the land of the rising sun on this escorted tour

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11 Day Treasures of Japan Tour



10 nights/ 11 days



Departing from

London Heathrow

11-Day Treasures of Japan Tour from £3,675pp!

The Land of the Rising Sun boasts one of the world’s most enthralling and unique cultures and civilisations. Japan is a nation of samurai castles and Zen Buddhist temples on the one hand, and bullet trains racing through neon-tinted futuristic cityscapes on the other. This fully immersive tour offers a fantastic introduction to this fascinating country.

What’s included?
  • Return flights from London Heathrow and all internal flights
  • 3 and 4 star accommodation throughout
  • 14 meals
  • Expert local tour guide
  • 8 excursions
  • ATOL protection
  • FREE £369 donation to the charity of your choice!

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Tour highlights
  • Embark on captivating city tours of Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Visit scenic Hakone, home to Mount Fuji
  • Discover Takayama’s beautifully preserved buildings
  • Explore Hiroshima and delve into its infamous history
  • Marvel at Miyajima Island and its awe-inspiring Itsukushima Shrine
  • Visit the black and white Matsumoto Castle

Day 1 – UK to Tokyo
Depart London on your scheduled overnight flight to Tokyo
Meals included: none

Day 2 – Tokyo
On arrival in Tokyo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the day at leisure.
Meals included: none

Day 3 – Tokyo
A full day of sightseeing will allow you to visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple. Enjoy a special sushi-making experience, wander through the popular area of Ginza and see the iconic Akihabara Electric Town.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4 – Tokyo and Hakone
Today, visit Hakone National Park, home to one of Japan’s most instantly recognisable sights – the iconic Mount Fuji, fringed by thick forests and a crescent-shaped ring of shimmering lakes. Discover volcanic activity along the Hakone Ropeway before visiting the Owakudani Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5 – Tokyo to Takayama
After breakfast, travel to Matsumoto, a small city flanked by the great peaks of the Japanese Alps and home to the exquisite Matsumoto Castle, known locally as ‘Crow Castle’ due to its striking black and white design. Continue your journey to the mountain town of Takayama.
Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 6 – Takayama
Established as a merchant town, the remote mountain village of Takayama offers a truly unique insight into a bygone Japan. Your fascinating guided tour takes you past canals flowing under the eaves of sake brewing houses which display bundles of cedar leaves, indicating the new season’s rice wine is available.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Takayama to Kyoto
Departing Takayama, journey into the ancient capital of Kyoto and experience an age-old tradition with an evening of geisha performances and dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Kyoto
Once the imperial capital of Japan, the ancient city of Kyoto now boasts 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On this full-day tour, explore the Zen Buddhist temple of Kinkakuji, the brightly coloured gates of Fushimi Inari shrine and the maze of food stalls in the 400-year-old Nishiki Market. Enjoy a stroll around the Gion area, a geisha district lined with charming wooden buildings, teahouses and restaurants.
Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 9 – Kyoto to Hiroshima
This morning travel to Hiroshima where you will take a boat ride to Miyajima Island, known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ and visit the awe-inspiring Itsukushima Shrine with its towering, free-standing wooden gate which stands in the middle of the sea. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 10  – Hiroshima to Osaka
Start your day with a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park & Museum where photos and belongings of victims of the Hiroshima bombing are on display, serving as a reminder of the horror of the devastating event. Later, a train carries you to Osaka, arriving in time for tonight’s entertaining farewell meal – a walking dinner that samples Osaka’s best culinary delights.
Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 11 – Osaka to UK
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK or extend your stay.
Meals included: None

Price is correct as of 25/01/2024

Varied meal plan
Return flights
All internal travel
3 and 4 star accommodation throughout
14 meals
8 Excursions
Expert tour guide
ATOL protection
And a FREE £369 donation to charity!
Prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Prices are not live and are subject to change at any time. Where applicable prices include any advertised discounts. Holidays are subject to availability and tour operator/supplier’s booking conditions apply. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without notice. The latest price/availability and operator details will be confirmed at the time of inquiry – ask for more information. The donation amount is calculated at the final sale and as such may not reflect the figure shown here. A minimum 5% donation is required to receive a maximum 5% discount.
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Number of Nights

7 nights

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Edinburgh (other options are available)

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