Discover the best of Japan on this
luxurious private journey from Tokyo
to Osaka. Throughout you will be
staying in some of the country’s
finest accommodation, travelling by
private car or first class train carriage,
and escorted by expert local guides.
Sightseeing is flexible and tailored
to your tastes, allowing you to enjoy
Japan at your own pace and discover
less-visited parts of Tokyo, Hakone,
Kyoto and Osaka.
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Private airport transfer to The Peninsula Tokyo
for a 2-night stay. The Peninsula Tokyo is one
of the city’s finest hotels, located opposite
the Imperial Palace and a short walk from the
fashionable Ginza shopping district. (N)
Today you will be provided with a private
car and driver for the day. Visits to the Tokyo
National Museum’s Japanese gallery, the
Imperial East Garden and the tranquil Meiji
shrine are all recommended. Reservations can
also be made for you to take in some of Japan’s
unique cultural experiences, such as a visit to the
Kabuki theatre. (B)
Drive south-west from Tokyo into Hakone
National Park, a picturesque landscape of lakes,
green valleys and volcanic hot springs. Stay
overnight at one of the best ryokans in Japan,
Gora Kadan, the former retreat of the imperial
family and now a luxurious Relais & Chateaux
property. Rooms are available here with private
outdoor onsen (hot springs), or there is a luxury
spa and access nearby to fishing, golf and hiking
trails. (B, D)
Private transfer to Odawara station, then board
a shinkansen (bullet train) for the journey south
to Kyoto. You will be met on the platform by
your guide, who will accompany you throughout
your time in the city. Your itinerary and
sightseeing will be tailor-made to your interests
and requirements during your stay. Either let the
guide introduce you to the cultural highlights
of the city or structure travels around a theme:
focus on Kyoto's best gardens; join an expert
potter and gallery owner for a tour of Kyoto's
ceramic legacy; discover local crafts such as
ukiyo-e woodblock prints, yakimono pottery,
Japanese doll-making, roketsu indigo dyeing
or kanoko-shibori tie dyeing; or enjoy touring Kyoto's best sake district and the wonderful
Fushimi Inari shrine, dedicated to the rice gods.
Stay 3 nights at the Four Seasons Kyoto. (B)
Take a day trip outside the city to Nara,
travelling by taxi to Kyoto station then on to
Nara by train. Visit Kofukuji temple, the many
pagodas in the park and Naramachi, a part of
Nara old town that still has many older buildings.
Other options include Todaiji museum and the
Nigatsudo pavilion. Your guide will be able to
explain all about the history of ancient Nara and
the numerous world heritage sights. (B)
Continue south by train to Hiroshima, home to
the A-Bomb Museum & Peace Memorial Park,
built by the people of the city to symbolise their
wishes for everlasting peace. Stay overnight at
the Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel. Extensions
are possible here to visit or stay overnight on
nearby Miyajima, a peaceful island with walking
trails, good ryokan accommodation and the
renowned floating torii gate. (B)
Board a shinkansen once again for the final leg
of your journey to Osaka. On arrival you will be
met on the platform and taken by private car to
the St Regis Hotel Osaka for a 1-night stay. The
guide will also be available to help you explore
the city this afternoon. (B)
Private transfer to Osaka airport to catch a flight
back to the UK. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards, to discuss
flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Gora Kadan is the former retreat of the imperial family in Hakone National Park. This Relais & Chateaux property features 23 authentic tatami-style rooms, some with open air bath, and is a relaxing base from which to explore the region. For the more active there is nearby access to fishing, golf and hiking trails. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre and...
The St Regis Osaka is located on the main street of Mido-Suji, which runs from north of the Kita area to as far as Namba in the Minami area, and is lined with fashion boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes. All 160 guestrooms and suites are spacious and luxuriously appointed with state-of-the-art amenities, including a 42-inch high definition flatscreen television, Pioneer Blu-ray DVD / CD player and radio, walk-in closet, and bathroom with Japanese style bathtub and rainforest shower. The decor is elegant and stylish, using carefully selected art and ceramics and Kawashima silk. Dining options include Rudoru, a French bistro, and Rabede-yuta restaurant, which serves northern Italian...
The Peninsula is superbly located in central Tokyo, opposite the Imperial Palace and a short walk from the fashionable Ginza shopping district. Each of the 314 guest rooms combines elements of traditional Japanese culture with the level of comfort and technology you expect from the Peninsula brand. A range of dining options are available, including traditional Afternoon Tea in the elegant lobby lounge, spectacular city views from restaurant Peter on the 24th floor, authentic Cantonese cuisine at the Hei Fung Terrace, and Japanese Kaiseki meals at the Kyoto Tsuruya. Guests can work out at the hotel fitness centre and swimming pool, or relax at the luxury Peninsula Spa, where the nine private rooms feature private shower, Japanese yukimi shoji screens and adjustable heated beds. The adjoining relaxation area has a thermal suite, steam rooms and...
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JLX2018: 8 Nights
Hakone National Park is a picturesque landscape of lakes, green valley and volcanoes. ...
The huge, energetic and fascinating city of Tokyo has been the capital of Japan since...
Kyoto was Japan’s capital from the 7th century until around the 11th and it is known...