Discover the cultural heritage of Japan
on this exciting journey through the
country’s main island of Honshu. Visit
the tranquil Kenroku-en garden and the
castle of Kanazawa before exploring
the imperial city of Kyoto with its many
temples and shrines. Experience the
sombre modern history of Hiroshima,
then visit the picturesque island of
Miyajima with its iconic Torii gate, Himeji
Castle, before ending in Osaka.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Tokyo Haneda airport
via Dubai with Emirates. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (or similar) for 3 nights. (N)
Full-day excursion to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu
National Park for views of Mount Fuji, a cruise on
Lake Ashi and a ride on the Mount Komagatake
Ropeway (cable car) and a visit to the Hakone
Open-Air Museum. (B, L)
Full-day tour visiting Asakusa Kannon temple,
Tokyo National Museum, the Imperial East
Garden and the peaceful Meiji shrine. Lunch
will be a kushiage meal of fried meat and
vegetables. (B, L)
Morning departure by shinkansen (bullet train)
to Kanazawa. Visit Kanazawa castle park
and the Kenroku-en garden. Stay 2 nights at
the Crowne Plaza ANA Kanazawa (or similar).
Early morning stroll in the Higashi-Chayamachi
district, home to various traditional buildings,
then visit the busy Omi fresh food market.
Afternoon excursion to Shirakawago to see the
Unesco-listed gassho-zukuri houses and their
unique architectural style. (B)
Travel by express train to Kyoto. Afternoon visit
to Nijo castle, then experience a traditional tea
ceremony in a machiya (wooden townhouse),
followed by a visit to Nishiki market. Stay
2 nights at the Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto
(or similar). (B, L)
Morning visit to Kinkakuji temple (Golden
Pavilion), then Ryoanji temple, famous for its
zen rock garden. Afternoon tour of the historic
city of Nara. Return to Kyoto. (B)
Morning at leisure to explore Kyoto at your
own pace. Afternoon bullet train journey to
Hiroshima. Stay 2 nights at the Rihga Royal
Hotel Hiroshima. (B)
Take the ferry over to Miyajima island to visit
the Itsukushima shrine and see the Torii gate.
Return to the mainland and take the train back
to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Park and the Memorial Museum. (B)
Board a bullet train for the journey north to
Himeji city. Take a tour of Himeji castle, which,
unlike most castles in Japan, is still in its original form and is arguably the finest example of
medieval castle architecture in Japan. Afterwards,
take a stroll in the Koko-en gardens, which consist
of nine separate, walled gardens with ponds,
waterfalls and a tea ceremony house. Travel by
bullet train to Osaka, then continue by coach
to Osaka airport for the overnight flight with
Emirates back to London, via Dubai. (B)
Early morning arrival in London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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
Europe. Please visit this tour on our website to
see details of the hotels included.
Please note that in Japan room
sizes can be significantly smaller than in Europe
note that the cost of travelling on a private basis
rather than as a part of a group is significantly
higher in Japan than in most countries. This is
because of the very high costs of private guides
and vehicles. To reduce costs, a similar itinerary
can be booked using public transport and some
self-guided excursions, for which guideline prices
are shown. Please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Set in central Kanazawa next to the JR train station and the Ishikawa concert hall, the Crowne Plaza ANA Kanazawa is an ideal base to explore the city. Among the dining options is the Unkai restaurant, which serves wagyu steaks, is set on tatami mats and looks out over the manicured garden. From the 19th floor Kaga Teppanyaki restaurant there are views out to the Sea of Japan.
Features: 249 rooms, 4 restaurants, cafe, lounge bar, beer terrace.
Room amenities: Minibar, television, wired internet access, tea and coffee facilities, air...
The hotel is well located, near the railway station and within walking distance of many of the key sights in the city. The rooms are comfortably furnished, some with excellent views of the city. The hotel has a swimming pool and fitness centre as well as a wide variety of dining and entertainment...
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...
The stylish and contemporary Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located on the upper floors of Japan's tallest high-rise building. The 360 well-appointed rooms and suites offer unrivalled views of Osaka Bay, the Ikoma mountains or the city itself. Dining options include Restaurant ZK on the top floor of the hotel, and the COOKA...
The Park Hotel, a member of the Design Hotels portfolio, occupies the top floors of the Shiodome Media Tower in Tokyo's Minato ward, close to the Shiodome Subway Station and only a 10-minute walk to the peaceful Hamarikyu Gardens. The hotel has modern, artistic feel, and is centered around a high atrium with Japanese art on display in the lobby lounge and communal areas.
Features: 273 rooms, 2 restaurants, wine bar, café, beauty salon, Wi-Fi,
Room amenities: Minibar, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, tea and coffee facilities,...
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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