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(N)Day 2: Tokyo
Arrive and transfer to the Park Hotel Tokyo for 2 nights. Evening tickets provided for the Tokyo Skytree. (N)Day 3: Tokyo
Full-day private guided city tour using public transport, visiting the Asakusa Kannon temple, Tokyo National Museum’s Japanese gallery, the Imperial East Garden and the tranquil Meiji shrine. (B)Day 4: Kyoto
Depart by bullet train to Kyoto. Afternoon to explore the Kyoto botanical garden at your own pace. Overnight at the Gion Yoshi-Ima ryokan (or similar), a traditional Japanese inn that serves a multi-course kaiseki evening meal. (B, D)Day 5: Kyoto
Full-day private guided city tour using public transport. Recommendations include the Ryoanji temple with its famous zen rock garden and Kinkakuji temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Make your way to the Rihga Royal Hotel for a 3-night stay. (B)Day 6: Kyoto
At leisure to explore western Kyoto. Visit the Arashiyama district, including Togetsukyo (or ‘Moon Crossing Bridge’) and the Sagano bamboo grove. (B)Day 7: Nara
Take an express train to the historic city of Nara with your private guide for a tour of Nara Park, visiting the Todaiji temple and Kasuga-taisha shrine. (B)Day 8: Mount Koya
Take the train to Mount Koya via Osaka. Stay 2 nights at one of the larger temples. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about monastic life and join the resident monks for morning prayers. (B, D)Day 9: Mount Koya
Explore Mount Koya with Ms Noriko Matsuyama, a licensed English-speaking guide with more than 20 years’ experience guiding in the area. Visit the atmospheric Okunoin cemetery and the Kongobuji temple. (B, D)Day 10: Osaka
Take an express train to Kyoto and then continue to Osaka. Overnight at the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel. (B)Days 11-12: Fly home
Take an overnight flight home and arrive the next day (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.**Accommodation:
Please note that in Japan room sizes are smaller than in Europe. For more information on staying in ryokans, please click the “Accommodation” tab.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.Private travel in Japan
Please note that tailor-made travel in Japan is unlike travel in any other Far East country due to the high costs of vehicle hire, drivers and guides. This means that engaging the services of a private guide and driver on a tailor-made journey is not always feasible and, as a result, sightseeing and travel between cities may involve public transport or shared services that are not exclusive to Cox & Kings. Furthermore, as English is not always spoken in areas away from the main tourist destinations, a degree of independence and self-guiding may be required. A comprehensive information pack is provided before departure, with transport instructions and bilingual timetables, hotel addresses and maps, and a guide for each destination covering a wide range of topics from eating out to enjoying a hot spring bath.
The Rihga Royal Kyoto is situated near Kyoto station and provides a regular shuttle service to and from the hotel. The hotel has a range of dining options, including the Top of Kyoto restaurant on the 14th floor, serving French cuisine with views over the city. Rooms are well appointed with a stylish, contemporary decor. Features: 489 rooms, 6 restaurants, heated indoor pool (charges apply), souvenir shop, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, fridge, minibar, kettle & Japanese tea, hairdryer, safe.
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 a modern, artistic ambience, and is centred around a high atrium with Japanese art on display in the lobby lounge and communal areas. The property features a unique 'Artist in Hotel' project, where a small number of the standard category rooms have been transformed by local artists who have decorated the room walls with their original artwork. These rooms are all different and can be booked on request at an extra cost.Features: 273 rooms, 2 restaurants, wine bar, cafe, Thann Sanctuary spa, Wi-Fi, business centre.<br>Room amenities: Minibar, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, tea and coffee facilities, television.
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 Kitchen.
Low season from £4195 per person
High season from £4995 per person
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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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