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Classic Japan

Semi-Escorted Tour

Classic Japan

The perfect introduction to the fascinating country of Japan

Discover the culture and landscape of this amazing country, with our nine day Classic Japan tour. You will visit the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as iconic Mt Fuji. Cruise on Lake Ashi and enjoy an overnight stay at a traditional hot springs in Hakone.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • Asakusa Tokyo


    Discover Japan's dazzling capital - where ancient meets modern

    3 Days

  • Lake Ashi hakone japan

    Hakone, Japan

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hakone with this handy destination guide.

    1 Day

  • Kyoto

    Explore historic sights and wander the atmospheric streets of Kyoto

    3 Days


Classic Japan

9 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Tokyo

Take a scheduled flight from your regional airport to Tokyo.

  • Transport: Flight
DAY 2 Arrive Tokyo

Arrive at either Narita or Haneda airports, where you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you to board an airport bus to transfer to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 3 Tokyo

Day at leisure with optional tours available to pre-book. Japan’s bustling capital mixes modern with traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers, to picturesque gardens and historic temples.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 4 Tokyo Morning Tour

Today, you will be collected from your hotel to join a morning tour of Tokyo. Visit Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace East Garden (or Imperial Palace Plaza and Double Bridge, Monday, Friday and when the garden is closed) and drive through Asakusa shopping district. Tour ends at Tokyo Station. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 5 Tokyo to Mount Fuji and Hakone

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please keep an overnight bag with you for the night in Hakone. After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation to join a day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji’s 5th station in the morning, and after lunch continue to Owakudani Boiling Valley using the Hakone Ropeway, followed by a cruise on Lake Ashi. After the tour, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hakone by taxi.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 6 Hakone to Kyoto and Nara Afternoon Walking Tour

After breakfast, make your way to the station by private car for your bullet train to Kyoto, where you will be met by an English speaking assistantl, who will transfer you to your accommodation. In the afternoon, join the tour to Nara, to visit the Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha, and Nara Park, home to over 1,200 wild shika deer. Visitors may feed the deer with Shika-senbei, a special snack for the deer which is available to buy in the park. Continue on to the Kofuku-ji Temple, before returning to Kyoto.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Bullet Train
DAY 7 Kyoto Full Day Tour

Today, join a full day tour of Kyoto. Visit the impressive Kiyomizu-dera Temple, for a panoramic view of Kyoto. Continue to Sanjusangendo Temple, a Buddhist temple filled with 1001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of mercy, and the intriguing Fushimi Inari Shrine with its brightly coloured Torii gates. Next, move on to Arashiyama, and the Tenryu-ji Temple, one of Kyoto’s best Zen temples, and wander through the beautiful landscaped garden. Walk along the enchanting Sagano Bamboo Grove, where the plants tower above both sides of you, forming a picturesque tunnel. The last stop of the day will be at the beautiful Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), a zen temple where the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 Kyoto

Day at leisure. Home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kyoto was the centre of politics for 1,100 years. This culturally rich city has many interesting places to discover including museums, art galleries, shrines and temples. You will also uncover an exciting food culture with a variety of amazing dishes on offer including Sushi, Kaiseki-ryori, tempura and noodles. During your time in Kyoto you may come across a Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha) wearing traditional kimono. Gion, one of the main downtown districts in Kyoto, is where you may catch a sight of them. There is so much to discover and experience in Kyoto so take your time to enjoy this historic and charming city!

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Fly to UK

Day at leisure until your transfer to Kansai International Airport by shuttle bus for your flight to your regional UK airport.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Flight
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

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    Japan: Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour

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Sample Accommodation

3★ Shiba Park Hotel, Tokyo

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4★ Hakone Hotel, Hakone

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4★ New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto

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What's included:
  • International flights
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers
  • Bullet train
  • Baggage transfers for one piece
  • Meals as specified
  • Tours as stated
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance

Departures are available everyday.
Price from £2,865
Single room supplement £690

(sole passenger prices on request)
Land only from £2,065
(excluding international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.


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