skip to main content

Japan Golden Route

Group Tour

Japan Golden Route

Discover some of Japan's cultural and historical treasures

As its name suggests, Japan’s Golden Route visits a range of destinations from the exciting, bustling capital city of Tokyo, the picturesque and ancient capital of Kyoto, and Japan’s most renowned city, Hiroshima. Tokyo, host to the 2020 Olympic Games, offers the most modern shopping experience while still being home to historic, elegant buildings and temples. Mt. Fuji, with its single snowy peak, is another impressive, breathtaking location. On a clear day, the views are simply incredible. The cities of Kyoto, famous for its serene, charming vistas, and Hiroshima, where you can learn about its momentous history at the Peace Museum, provide much interest and enjoyment. Finally, the island of Miyajima will offer you a wonderful insight into Japan’s natural life.

Itsukushima Shrine miyajima japan

Locations you will be visiting

  • Asakusa Tokyo

    Tokyo

    Discover Japan's dazzling capital - where ancient meets modern

    2 Days

  • Lake Ashi hakone japan

    Hakone, Japan

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

    1 Day

  • Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Hiroshima Japan

    Hiroshima and Miyajima

    Hiroshima, rebuilt after World War II, and stunning Miyajima island, are among the most visited spot...

    1 Day

  • Kyoto

    Explore historic sights and wander the atmospheric streets of Kyoto

    2 Days

  • Osaka Castle Autumn Osaka Japan

    Osaka

    An exciting and bustling city with a wide range of tasty cuisine on offer

    2 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Japan Golden Route

10 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Tokyo

Take a scheduled flight from your regional airport to Tokyo.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Tokyo

Upon arrival at the airport in Tokyo, you will be met by a representative. You will be transferred to your hotel in Tokyo city centre. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 3 Tokyo Full Day Tour

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Meet with our guide in the reception area. Enjoy the Tokyo Full Day tour. This tour will take you to some must-see spots in Tokyo by public transportation. Visit Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, Shibuya Crossing, and more.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Hakone Full Day Tour

Meet with our guide and enjoy Hakone tour by train and local transportation using Hakone Free Pass. Take the limited express train to Hakone Area. Enjoy a short cruise on Lake Ashi and continue to the Owakudani Ropeway and Hakone Ropeway. Transfer to the Ryokan. Enjoy dinner and hot spring at the hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transportation: Train
DAY 5 Bullet Train to Hiroshima

After breakfast at the hotel, the driver will pick you up from hotel and drive you to Odawara. Take the bullet train to Hiroshima. You will arrive in Hiroshima in the afternoon. Enjoy sightseeing in Hiroshima city. Visit Genbaku – Museum The Atomic Bomb Dome designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and Peace Memorial Park.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Train
DAY 6 Miyajima and Bullet Train to Kyoto

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with our representative in the reception area. Take the ferry to Miyajima Island. Visit Itsukushima shrine and Big Torii Gate. Try some street food in Miyajima, for example oyster croquette etc. Back to Hiroshima and we take the bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, check in the hotel.

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

Meet the representative at the hotel’s reception and enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto. Take the local train to Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, home to thousands of torii gates and the Buddhist Sanjusangendo Temple, filled with 1001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of mercy. Enjoy the tea ceremony at Kyoto.

You will visit Kinkakuji, the Golden Temple. The tour ends at Gion area, should you prefer to continue your sightseeing by yourself.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 8 Nara and Osaka Full Day Tour

This morning starts with a walking tour of Nara. We take the train to Nara, the imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century, and visit the Todaiji Temple where an enormous bronze Buddha image is exhibited in the Daibutsuden Hall. We then continue to Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild shika deer roam freely. Visitors can feed with Shika-senbei, a special snack for the deer sold in the park grounds. Travel to Osaka visit Osaka Castle and Back to the hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9 Osaka

Day free at leisure to explore Osaka.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 10 Fly to UK

Transfer to Kansai Airport for your flight to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
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.

  • geisha performing music japan
    Japan

    Japan: Dinner with Maiko, Kyoto

    Enjoy a traditional dinner with a Maiko, or apprentice Geisha and enjoy two traditional dance performances. Opportunity to ask questions and take photos with Maiko.

    View this package
  • Sagano Bambo Grove Arashiyama japan
    Japan

    Japan: Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour

    Take a walk through the scenic Sagano Bamboo Grove visiting Jojakko-ji Temple and Togetsu Bridge over Katsura River. Enjoy Japanese style lunch on a Yakatabune Boat in Arashiyama.

    View this package
  • ninja wifi features japan
    Japan

    Ninja Wifi, Japan

    WiFi on the go in Japan to help you stay connected.

    View this package
  • Calligraphy Japan
    Japan

    Japan: Calligraphy and Meditation

    Relax your mind and soul at a Buddhist temple overnight. Try ancient writing technique of Calligraphy join the monks for meditation in the morning.

    View this package

Sample Accommodation

3★ Sunshine City Prince Hotel, Tokyo

View this hotel
4★ Daiwa Roynet Kyoto Ekimae PREMIER, Kyoto

View this hotel
3.5★ Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda, Osaka

View this hotel
4★ Hakone Hotel, Hakone

View this hotel
4★ Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Hiroshima

View this hotel
Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2024 and 2025
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart04/03/2024 Return13/03/2024 Day10 Depart£3,749 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart15/04/2024 Return24/04/2024 Day10 Depart£3,949 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart06/05/2024 Return15/05/2024 Day10 Depart£3,749 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart02/09/2024 Return11/09/2024 Day10 Depart£3,849 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart07/10/2024 Return16/10/2024 Day10 Depart£3,949 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart04/11/2024 Return13/11/2024 Day10 Depart£3,849 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart03/03/2025 Return12/03/2025 Day10 Depart£3,899 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart14/04/2025 Return23/04/2025 Day10 Depart£4,099 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart05/05/2025 Return14/05/2025 Day10 Depart£4,099 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart01/09/2025 Return10/09/2025 Day10 Depart£3,999 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart06/10/2025 Return15/10/2025 Day10 Depart£4,099 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart03/11/2025 Return12/11/2025 Day10 Depart£3,999 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation

Single supplement from £615
Land only from £2,769

(without international flights)

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

Japan: Japan Golden Route
price
from
£3,299
Make an enquiry
What's included:
  • International flights
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Baggage transfer for one piece
  • Meals as specified
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance

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.

TOUR MAP

Extend your holiday with a stopover

  • DUBAI Downtown Dubai
    Stopovers Tailor Made Beach

    Dubai Stopover

    Dubai, the ultimate stopover destination for shopping and relaxation

    View this package

Thanks, your enquiry was received

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest offers

We promise not to bother you to much, but would love to share special offers or latest information about us with you.

We’re here to listen to your needs so if you need to chat, then why not email us or pick up the phone, we will be happy to help.