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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 lessvisited
parts of Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto
(N)Day 2: Tokyo
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)Day 3: Tokyo
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)Day 4: Hakone
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)Days 5-6: Kyoto
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. 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, Japanese dollmaking, 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 Hyatt Regency Kyoto. (B)Day 7: Nara
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’s old town. 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)Day 8: Hiroshima
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)Day 9: Osaka
Board a shinkansen for the final leg of your journey to Osaka. 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)Day 10: Fly home
Private transfer to Osaka airport to catch a flight back to the UK. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Located 37 floors above Tokyo's Shiodome area, the Conrad Tokyo offers panoramic views over the Hamarikyu gardens and Tokyo Bay. All rooms and suites are furnished in luxurious contemporary decor and fitted with modern technology. There are an array of dining options, from casual eateries to Michelin-starred fine dining, and serving everything from traditional Japanese kaiseki, sushi and teppanyaki to French cuisine and Chinese dishes. The stylish bar and lounge serves as a place to mingle for afternoon tea and transforms into a bar during the evening with live music performances while the spa is the perfect place to indulge and unwind.
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 cuisine.
The Sheraton Grand 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, 2 restaurants, indoor heated pool, fitness centre, spa. Room amenities: 37-inch television, DVD player, high-speed internet access (chargeable), minibar, refrigerator, air conditioning, safe.
This elegant hotel is located in the historic area of Higashiyama Shichijo. Rooms combine traditional Japanese design with modern luxuries, while the larger suites have high ceilings and a separate tatami living room. The hotel's concierge team is on hand to assist with all your travel requests and can organise tours in Kyoto and the surrounding area. The Hyatt's Japanese restaurant offers a range of light and healthy dishes using seasonal and local produce.
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 spa.
Low season from £7295 per person
High season from £9295 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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