Trip Type : Private Guided
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Japan: Land of The Rising Sun

Cox & Kings
4.7 . Excellent
96%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
9 days
From: $ 8,415 $ 935 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Tokyo, including the country's most celebrated Shinto shrine and its largest Buddhist temple
  • Explore the picturesque landscape of Hakone National Park
  • Cruise Lake Ashi and take the aerial cableway for incredible views of Mount Fuji and the volcanic valley of Owakudani
  • Travel first class on the iconic Shinkansen bullet train
  • See the Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima Island
  • Experience the ancient culture of Kyoto and discover its UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Attend a maiko show in Kyoto with your Cox & Kings geisha expert
  • Visit the galleries, markets and boutiques that make Kyoto such a vibrant city

Short Description

Explore the futuristic metropolis of Tokyo and then marvel at the splendor of Mount Fuji and Hakone National Park's wetlands, lakes and bubbling hot springs. Heading south, discover the grand monuments and shrines of Hiroshima and visit the vibrant city of Kyoto, a great base from which to explore the imperial capital of Nara. Rocket through the country on the Shinkansen (bullet train), spend a night in an authentic ryokan, experience the city lights, relish traditional Japanese delicacies and immerse yourself in the culture of ancient and modern Japan.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Tokyo
End City Osaka

Trip Includes

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel
  • All planning, handling and operational charges
  • Accommodation as noted in itinerary, based on double occupancy
  • Privately guided sightseeing in air conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)
  • Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Escort as detailed in your itinerary
  • All entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Baggage handling, 2 pieces per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tokyo

Accommodation: The Peninsula Tokyo

Upon arrival in Tokyo, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Japan's vibrant and energetic capital.

Day 2: Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Peninsula Tokyo

After breakfast this morning, join your expert guide and set out on an exploration of this cosmopolitan city. Visit Meiji Shrine, Tokyo's most celebrated Shinto shrine, and the boulevard of Omotesando, which is known as the Champs-Elysees of Tokyo. Explore the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist Temple and the traditional Nakamise shopping arcade. End your day with green tea and Japanese sweets at the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens, a glorious public park located at the mouth of the Sumida River.

Day 3: Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Peninsula Tokyo

Spend the day at leisure and explore the city at your own pace.

Option: If you like, visit Tsukiji, the world's largest fish market and an incredible spot for photos. Continue to a private home for a lesson in how to make sushi.

Day 4: To Hakone

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Gora Kadan

Embark on a drive to the iconic peak of Mount Fuji and the surrounding Hakone National Park. After a traditional Japanese lunch, embark on a boat cruise on Lake Ashi. Then, board a cable car and ride the aerial cableway up and down Owakudani for spectacular views of the pristine blue waters of Lake Ashi, the volcanic fumes rising from the valley of Owakudani and the grandeur of Mount Fuji in the distance. End your day with a visit to the wonderful Open Air Museum, where sculptures blend with the incredible natural surroundings.

Day 5: To Hiroshima

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel

This morning, your luggage will be delivered to your hotel in Kyoto, as only an overnight bag is required for your trip to Hiroshima on the Shinkansen (bullet train). Upon arrival, take a full-day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima. Pay tribute to the victims at the Peace Park and witness the aftermath of the blast through the photographs at the Atomic Bomb Museum. A short ferry ride takes you to the picturesque island of Miyajima. Admire the architectural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Itsukushima Shrine.

Day 6: To Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Ride the rails north as you take the bullet train to Osaka station. Visit Osaka Castle, which was originally built in the 16th century to rule over a unified Japan. Then, join your guide to explore the Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori districts. Later, continue to Kyoto.

Day 7: Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Discover Kyoto on a city tour. Visit the Kinkakuji Temple, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Nijo Castle, which is famed throughout the country for its Momoyama architecture. Stop at Kiyomizu Temple to appreciate its stunning views over Kyoto. This evening, enjoy a truly exclusive experience: a private maiko (apprentice geisha) show led by Kyoto's most prominent expert on geisha culture.

Day 8: Kyoto

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Pay a morning visit to Nara, home to Japan's original emperors. Visit Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine to immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of the country. Then, spend some time in idyllic Nara Park with its resident population of hundreds of tame deer that graze on the verdant fields. Return to Kyoto and visit the hillside Fushimi-Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto that is famous for its thousands of brilliant red torii gates, which lead into the forest of sacred Mount Inari. End the day with a visit to the Sake Museum to learn more about Japan's national drink.

Day 9: Depart Osaka

Meals: Breakfast

Bid farewell to the Land of the Rising Sun as you are escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

  • If Days before Departure is 90 days or longer, then Cancellation Charge is $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)
  • If Days before Departure is 89 to 61, then Cancellation Charge is 20% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 60 to 31, then Cancellation Charge is 50% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 30 to Day of Departure, then Cancellation Charge is 100% of total land program price

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International and internal region airfare, unless otherwise stated
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"
  • Travel Protection Insurance

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner

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