Experience the best of Japan on this
10-day tour, travelling with a group of
solo travellers and escorted throughout
by an expert local guide. Alongside
tours of Japan’s major sights and cities,
including the gardens and temples of
Kyoto, Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park
and the scenic Miyajima island, sample
a variety of Japanese cuisine, experience
a traditional tea ceremony and cruise on
the Sumida river through Tokyo.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Tokyo with
British Airways. (N)
You will be met on arrival and transferred to
the Tokyo Marriott (or similar) for 2 nights.
Early check in at the hot el, followed by a tour
of Tokyo, including a cruise on the Sumida river.
Welcome dinner. (L, D)
Morning tour of the Meiji shrine and Asakusa
Kannon temple, followed by some time
to browse the shops and food stalls along
Nakamise shopping street. (B, D)
Morning departure by Shinkansen (bullet train)
to Kyoto. Visit Nijo castle, Nishiki food market
and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in a
machiya (wooden townhouse). Stay 3 nights at
the Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa (or similar). (B, D)
Full-day tour of Kyoto including Ryoanji temple
with its famous Zen rock garden, and Kinkakuji
temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion.
Afternoon cooking class in Japanese cuisine and
an optional evening walk in the Gion geisha
district. The following day is at leisure. (B)
Morning departure for Hiroshima by bullet train.
Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Stay 2
nights at the Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel. (B, D)
Full-day tour to Miyajima island, visiting the
Itsukushima shrine and the Torii gate. (B, D)
Bullet train journey to Tokyo. Afternoon at
leisure, followed by an evening visit to the Tokyo
Skytree. Overnight at the Haneda Excel Hotel
Tokyu with a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B, D)
Transfer to Haneda airport and fly to London
with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These small group
tours have been specially created for single
travellers. Benefits include single occupancy
of double / twin rooms as standard and at
sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded
travellers. View the complete collection at
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 4-star
accommodation. Please note that in Japan
room sizes can be significantly smaller than in
Hanami, literally meaning ‘flower viewing’, is
the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying
the blossoming cherry trees from March to early
May, in particular in Tokyo and Kyoto in early
April. Cherry blossom can be seen on many of
the excursions throughout the tours departing
on 23 March and 6 April.
Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is directly connected to the departure lounge of Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 2. The Tokyo Monorail station is just 5 minutes' walk away for connections into Tokyo city centre. Rooms are clean and comfortable and soundproofed against any noise from the airport. The hotel restaurant serves western cuisine and a buffet breakfast.
Features: 386 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, fitness room, sauna, swimming pool,.
Room amenities: Television, Japanese green tea and black tea, refrigerator, hairdryer,...
The Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa is superbly located in Kyoto city centre, 15 minutes' drive from Kyoto's railway station and within walking distance of the Geisha district of Gion and the Shiyakushomae subway station. Rooms have a contemporary style with a floorspace of between 18 to 22 sq metres.
Features: 443 rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, Japanese green...
Part of the Tokyu chain popular throughout Japan, the 4-star Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a 7-minute walk from Gojo subway station, from where many points of interest in Kyoto can be accessed. The 430 rooms all have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and complimentary Japanese green tea. Wireless internet access is complimentary in all rooms and public areas. Hotel facilities include three restaurants, a bar, tea lounge, beauty salon and...
The Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city centre, next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train terminal. Rooms and suites are decorated with contemporary western furnishings.
Features: 238 rooms, Miyabi-tei teppanyaki restaurant, Bridges international restaurant, indoor heated pool, fitness centre, Shine Spa for Sheraton.
Room amenities: 37-inch televisions, DVD players, high-speed internet access (chargeable), minibar, refridgerator, air conditioning,...
The Tokyo Marriott Hotel has a convenient location in the busy Shinagawa district, which has easy access by train to other parts of the city, with the shops of Ginza and the nightlife of Roppongi both less than 20 minutes away. A complimentary shuttle bus runs from the hotel to Shinagawa Station.
Features: 242 rooms & 7 suites, 3 restaurants, pool, fitness room, Wi-Fi access in communal areas.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, tea and coffees facilities, minibar, fridge, safe, television, internet...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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