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Lead Price
From £8700pp
10 days & 8 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Japan in Style

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Tokyo
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Fly to Tokyo


Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

DAY 2: Tokyo
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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)

DAY 3: Tokyo
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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
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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)

DAY 5: Kyoto
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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 6: Kyoto
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Day at leisure.

DAY 7: Nara
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Enjoy luxury hotel stays including Four Seasons, St Regis & Peninsula hotels
  • Experience traditional Japanese hospitality at the Gora Kadan ryokan
  • Travel in the first class carriage of Japanese shinkansen (bullet trains)
  • Stay in 5-star de luxe accommodation
Low Season
From £8,700 per person
High Season
From £11,220 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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