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Step into Japanese culture. Discover the country at your own pace using a Japan Rail Pass. Marvel at the architecture of Tokyo, the port city of Osaka and the Honshu city of Nagoya. Enjoy the rural charm of Takayama and unearth the dramatic history of Hiroshima. Do not miss the stunning views of Mount Fuji and gardens of Kanazawa. Visit Kyoto's iconic palaces and encounter the wild deer of Nara.
* Rail pass use from day 3 -16 of trip
** Possibility of booking optional excursions in next stage of the booking process. Please note that all additional optional excursions which are not selected at time of booking must be requested before final payment is made at least 30 days before departure.
IMPORTANT: You must get your passport stamped at the airport on entering Japan to enable you to use your Japan Rail Pass
IMPORTANT: When making your booking, the details of your postal address must be correct in order for you to receive your Japan Rail Pass.
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to limited availability of tours, they may be on different days than the ones on the itinerary. The days of the tours will be confirmed before departure. This includes any optional excursions.
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Entrances, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
Arrival at UK departure airport ready to check-in for flight to Tokyo.
Arrival in Tokyo and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day you are free to relax or to get to know this lively, fascinating city. Overnight stay.
Half day tour of Tokyo included. Visit three of Tokyo's quintessential sightseeing spots on the tour this morning. Get a spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo from the observation deck of Tokyo Tower. In the Imperial Palace Plaza you can admire the view of Nijubashi Bridge and the surrounding scenery at this National Garden that was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family. Of the 33 temples in Eastern Japan dedicated to the Goddess Kannon, Asakusa Kannon is the only one in the capital. In this historic area explore Nakamise-dori, the street leading to the temple. Enjoy a pleasant drive through Ueno, where Tokyo's first coffee shop once stood, to Akihabara which is home to the famous Electric Town.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. We suggest a lovely walk under the cherry trees that border the Sumida River and across the famous zebra crossing of Shibuya. Overnight stay.
Today, use your Japan Rail Pass to travel to Takayama, a city set in the beautiful mountains of the Gifu prefecture and home to the charming Sanmachi Suji historic district where you can find streets lined with wooden merchants’ houses dating to the Edo Period, along with many small museums. Arrive and discover at your own pace. Overnight stay.
Today, spend the morning at your leisure before you enjoy an afternoon out in the picturesque countryside on a Sake Tasting Excursion. Learn how this traditional Japanese drink is made and explore the subtle differences in a variety of Sakes. Uncover the fascinating history and significance that Sake plays in Japanese culture and enjoy unique food and Sake pairings. Return to Takayama for an overnight stay.
Using your Japan Rail Pass, travel to Kanazawa, a historical jewel of a city and home to some of Japan's most beautiful landscaped gardens. We recommend visiting Kenrokuen, a castle garden originating from the 17th century. Enjoy strolling in the picturesque landscapes. Overnight in Kanazawa.
Kanazawa morning tour included. Visit the former Samurai district of Nagamachi, the Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi-chaya houses and Hakuza gold leaf shop for a fascinating insight into Kanazawa tradition and culture. After the tour, independently spend the afternoon exploring this nostalgic city. Spot a traditional geisha at work, discover authentic tea houses and inns, and wade your way through the charming markets. Overnight stay.
Using your Japan Rail Pass, travel to Kyoto, the capital of the Japanese Empire for 11 centuries. We recommend visiting Mount Hiei and its main temple in the Buddhist school Tendaishū. Visit he Nijo Castle, one of the most spectacular buildings in Kyoto. Explore Pontocho, an emblematic neighbourhood known for its traditional architecture and geishas. Overnight stay.
Half day tour of Kyoto included. Today, embark on a morning tour of Kyoto and discover some of Japan's most important historical and cultural centres. Nijo Castle is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical castle was completed in 1626 and was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun. It was also used as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. Visit Kinkaku-Ji Temple, a World Heritage Site also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and it is surrounded by a beautiful lake. Discover Kyoto Imperial Palace and its spectacular garden. Enjoy a visit to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine main hall which is a designated national treasure and famous for housing the God of Scholarship. The shrine is beautiful to visit during the spring plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Afternoon tour of Nara included. Today, travel to Nara and visit two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide. Enjoy the view whilst passing through the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara. Nara Park & Todai-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold. Overnight stay.
Using your Japan Rail Pass, take the train to Hiroshima, a modern city often remembered for being largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima is a thriving city, home to many museums, public gardens and sports stadiums. Arrive, explore at your leisure and overnight stay.
Spend the day exploring two of the most representative landmarks of Hiroshima on an included walking city tour. Set off for the spectacular Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, surrounded by native deer and awash with a calm and tranquil atmosphere. The shrine rises out from the water and is an impressive sight. Your guide will tell you about the history and significance of the shrine. Head back into the city, past bustling Kiyomori street until you reach the Atomic Bomb Dome and Memorial Peace Park to appreciate the history of this location and the impact that the Second World War had on the lives of Hiroshima's citizens. Return to the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Today, take the train, using your Japan Rail Pass, and travel to Osaka. Osaka, a port city, is known for its amazingly diverse street food and fun and lively nightlife. Explore the city at your leisure and get to know a different side of Japan. Overnight stay.
Spend the day at your leisure, perhaps marvelling at the wonderful modern architecture or visit the Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. Overnight stay.
Depart from Osaka and using your Japan Rail Pass, travel to Nagoya. This city is known to be a shipping and manufacturing heartland and is home to fascinating museums, juxtaposed with lively entertainment districts. Enjoy a free day to explore this cosmopolitan city. Overnight stay.
Spend the day at your leisure, be it strolling around the museums in the Naka district or visiting the Nagoya Castle, which is home to many glorious Edo-era artefacts. Either way, you are sure to experience an authentic taste of Japan. Overnight stay.
Depart from Nagoya and using your Japan Rail Pass for the last time, travel back to Tokyo. Spend the rest of the day exploring the places that caught your eye at the beginning of the trip or sampling some of the exquisite Japanese cuisine available in this sprawling metropolis. Overnight stay.
Full day tour of Mount Fuji included. Today come face to face with the impressive Mount Fuji on a full day excursion. The bus heads up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line, at 2,300 metres above sea level. At this height, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. After lunch, visit Ashi Crate Lake and admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji whilst sailing on the lake. Take the short journey to the peak of Mt. Komagatake and then a cable car ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine, Mototsumiya, that nestles at the top of the mountain. Return to Tokyo by bus. Overnight stay.
Self-transfer to Tokyo Airport and check in for your return flight back to the UK. Night on board. (Dependant on choice of flight, you may arrive back in the UK today)
Arrive in the UK and end your trip.
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