Depart from your preferred airport for a scheduled flight to Tokyo.
Meals on board.
Arrive at Narita Airport in Tokyo, you are met by your tour assistant
and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. The rest of the
day is at your leisure to adjust to the 9 hours time difference.
Morning city tour of Tokyo visiting a number of the main
highlights of this magnificent City. The tour includes a visit to
the Tokyo Tower where you can enjoy panoramic views across
the city from the observation tower. We proceed to the peaceful
picturesque setting of the Meiji Shrine, set in thick
woodland and considered to be one of the finest examples
of Shinto Architecture. Next we drive by the 'Akasaka Guest House'
for a photo opportunity. The Guest House is a magnificent
'Western Style Palace' built in the Baroque Architectural style.
We then drive alongside the imposing National Diet Building,
which is home to the Japanese House of Parliament.
tour continues across Tokyo to the Imperial Palace East Gardens.
Enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace,
which is filled with scenic and historic beauty. (Alternatively
for tours on Monday & Friday & when the garden is closed,
we will visit the Imperial Palace plaza and famous Double bridge
instead). Our tour will continue with a drive and stroll along Ginza
high street, the famous shopping area of Tokyo. The tour disbands
in Ginza, giving you a great opportunity for shopping. We highly
recommend you visit the Sony Centre building to see the futuristic
electronics on display. Ginza is also convenient for the subway
to explore further areas of Tokyo.
Afternoon is free at leisure, or take an optional
afternoon Tokyo city tour. The optional tour includes visiting the
beautiful Hama-Rikyu garden, enjoying our Sumida River
Cruise and visiting the Asakusa Kannon Temple &
Nakamise shopping street. We then drive through Kappabashi,
Ueno and Akihabara districts of Tokyo before finishing the tour.
Ask for details at time of booking.
Tokyo - (Nikko optional tour)
Free day to explore Tokyo at your leisure or purchase an
optional full day tour to Nikko.
optional professionally guided tour involves taking a Deluxe motor
coach to Nikko National park, a designated World Cultural
Heritage site. Nikko is a gem of natural beauty and home to
some of the most spectacular examples of ancient architecture in
Japan. The tour includes a visit to the magnificent Toshogu shrine,
which houses the Mausoleum of the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
We also visit the stunning Tamozawa Imperial Villa, constructed
in 1899 and which served as the Tokyo residence of the Tokugawa
family and later a summer retreat for the Imperial Family. Afterwards
we visit the spectacular Kirifuri waterfall.
style Lunch included.
The tour disbands on arrival in Ginza & Shinjuku at around 7-8pm,
where you will have ample restaurants and bars to choose from for
your evening meal and entertainment. If you prefer, you can return
to your hotel and our tour guide will be happy to provide you with
information on return transportation/directions. Overnight
Tokyo - MT Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven by deluxe motorcoach
to Mount Fuji. Along the way you will enjoy the scenery of
rural Japan, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and mountainous
peaks. From our vantage point on the 5th station on MT Fuji, we
will enjoy spectacular views (weather permitting).
will be provided at a Hotel/Restaurant in Hakone. In the
afternoon we proceed to the Hakone National Park where we
will take a cable car ride with the opportunity to see the
magnificent volcanic Hakone mountain range below. We will then travel
to the Owakudani Boiling Valley where you will see ancient
volcanic craters with sulphurous fumes and clouds of steam spiralling
from crevasses across the mountain side giving a truly mystical
image. We then proceed with our tour for a boat cruise on
Lake Ashi, which is set in serene natural beauty, where weather
permitting spectacular views of Mount Fuji can be seen silhouetted
in the lake. Proceed to Odawara and take the Shinkansen (Bullet
train) to Kyoto. Accommodation at the New Miyako hotel or similar
your convenience and due to luggage restriction on the bullet train,
we have arrange free luggage transfer to take your large luggage
directly to Kyoto (1 bag per person).
Morning sight seeing tour of Kyoto including
a visit to Nijo Castle, former residence of the Tokugawa
Shogun built in 1603. Nijo Castle is noted for its Ornate interior
and 'nightingale floor' designed to sing when stepped upon to warn
of Ninja assassins. Next we visit the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden
Pavilion) centred around one of the best examples of a Japanese
Zen gardens in the world. We then travel to Kyoto Imperial
Palace, the impressive former residence of the Imperial family.
Tour ends around 1:00pm.
is free at leisure, or take an optional tour to Nara.
The optional tour includes visiting Nara Deer Park and the
Todaiji temple housing the Great Buddha in the worlds largest
wooden building. Next we visit the Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine
which features 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. Finally enjoy Nara
Nagomikan before retuning to Kyoto. (Optional tour includes
buffet lunch). Enquire at time of booking to include
the Nara tour in your itinerary)
Day free at Leisure to explore the fascinating city of Kyoto,
or purchase our optional Kyoto afternoon tour.
option tour includes visiting the colourful Heian Jingu Shrine
and inner garden and ponds. Next we explore Sanjusangendo Hall,
a renowned long wooden hall housing all of 1,001 statues that date
back to the 13th century. Finally we visit the magnificent Kiyomizu
Temple with spectacular views across the entire city. (This
highly recommended afternoon tour can be included at time of booking).
overnight stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan is available (inc
Breakfast & Evening Dinner) - Contact us for details.
Kyoto - Osaka
Check out of your hotel in the morning and leave your luggage with
the bellboy. You are then free to further explore Kyoto before taking
the train to Osaka (train
tickets provide). The JR train from Kyoto to Osaka, is a regular
local train service and does not require reserved seats. Therefore
you can take the train whenever you like. Upon arrival at Osaka,
check in to your hotel which is conveniently located just minutes
on foot from the JR Osaka station.
We recommend arriving early afternoon in Osaka, so that you still
have free time to explore Osaka city, which is easily navigated
using the underground subways. A must-see sight in Osaka is the
magnificent Osaka Castle located in the city centre. Then
explore Dotonbori which is one of the
most popular streets in Osaka and runs adjacent to a canal of the
same name. Nearby Domi domi
shopping and eating areas are one of the most exciting districts
in Japan. Shinsaibashi is probably
the best shopping area and certainly the most frantic. If you want
to explore more historic culture, then visit the beautiful and peaceful
Shitennoji Buddhist temple. Shitennoji is the oldest
officially administered temple in Japan built by Prince Shotoku
Osaka - Naha City -
You will be transferred to the futuristic Kansai International Airport
in Osaka for your departure flight to Naha, Okinawa. Upon arrival
our meeting assistant will welcome you and help you take the shuttle
bus to your beautiful 4 star resort hotel, staying in sea-view
between three great hotels:
Beach Resort & Oncean Spa - Situated on a vast hillside
Sea Park Hotel Tancha Bay - beautiful clear waters
Garden Hotel - good location for shopping/sightseeing
Day free at Leisure to relax on the beach and explore local amenities
and numerous water sport activities that are available for purchase
Day free at Leisure at your beach resort to enjoy the beautiful
soft sand and clear emerald green Ocean.
Okinawa - Tokyo
Morning free. Check out of your hotel and take shuttle bus (ticket
included) to the airport for your flight to Tokyo in the afternoon.
Upon arrive at Tokyo Haneda Airport, make you own way to your Hotel.
Tokyo - Departure
the free hotel shuttle bus service to the airport for your flight
can provide additional nights accommodation for both our
tour options in Okinawa. The package includes sea-view rooms
and breakfast and dinner in Okinawa.
2017 Departure Dates & Prices from (£)
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
can vary on certain dates in Okinawa & at festival times. Contact
us for confirmation and availability. The prices shown above are
'per person' based upon twin share.
either of these 4 star resort hotels-
Beach Resort & Ocean Spa:Situated
on a vast hillside
Sea Park Hotel Tancha Bay:
beautiful clear waters
Garden Hotel: good
location for shopping/sightseeing
prices shown above are 'per person')
transfers - as specified in the itinerary.
tours by professional English-speaking tour guide.
of quality accommodation in well furnished hotel rooms with private
4 star Beach Resort hotels in Okinawa (sea view rooms)
as specified in the itinerary.
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel between Tokyo & Kyoto.
Does Not Include
Flights: We are happy to provide all flights with full ATOL
rate Flights Osaka - Naha (Okinawa) - Tokyo approx £100pp
bookable 3 months in advance.
Tours & Ryokan Experience
stay at a traditional Ryokan (Japanese style Inn) is a highly recommended
experience, with excellent standards of service. We can arrange
a 1 night Ryokan stay on your last day in Kyoto, or in Hakone. The
supplement starts from £160 per person for 1 night with Japanese
breakfast & Dinner included.
and further Tour information
see our FAQ
page for further essential tour information. For
your 4 star hotels in Okinawa, all rooms have ocean-view
and daily breakfast and dinner is included.
tour is suitable for travellers of all ages, who are reasonably
fit and healthy. Add on tours and city extensions are available,
for details visit optional
Castle (Kyoto) is closed (every Tuesday in Jan, July, Aug &
Dec), therefore if your tour falls on these dates, we will visit
Ryoanji Temple instead. Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed at weekends
and on national holidays, we will visit Kitano Tenmangu instead.
Hiroshima & Miyajima optional tour usually operates Mon
- Wed, Frid -Sunday.
itinerary is designed according to the most up to date information
available at the time. The above itinerary
highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day.In
regards to expected transfer times, flight and train times these
may vary as they are subject to schedules and availability controlled
by the various flight & railway companies. It
is extremely rare that itineraries ever need changes and we will
in your best interest to handle any amendments
if this did occur. However we reserve the right to change, amend
or alter the itinerary if required, for example
occasionally the tour sequence and duration of time spent in each
city can change due to local conditions which are out of our control
to heavy traffic conditions, flight delays or bad weather.
Please refer to the booking form for detailed
terms & conditions.