This semi-escorted tour will start with a morning tour of Tokyo. The tour starts with a visit to the Meiji Shrine dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. Visit the Imperial Palace East garden and one of Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temples: Sensoji Temple. Travel on to Mount Fuji and Hakone National Park where you can see active sulphur vents. Stay in a hot-spring hotel and relax in an onsen. Kyoto and Nara will enable first-time travellers to feel and experience the ‘old’ Japan.
|Day 1||London – Tokyo
Depart London on a direct flight to Tokyo.
Upon arrival at Haneda Airport, you will be met by an English-speaking assistant who will help you board a reserved taxi to your hotel. Stay for 3 nights
Morning sightseeing tour of Tokyo by coach, including Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Sensoji Temple. Afternoon free.
Free to explore Tokyo, or you may take an optional tour.
|Day 5||Mount Fuji & Hakone (L)
Depart Tokyo on a coach with a guide for Hakone, visiting Fuji Visitor Centre and the 5th station of Mount Fuji. Enjoy sightseeing in the Hakone National Park, including a cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, and Mount Komagatake. Stay overnight.
|Day 6||Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (L)
Transfer with an assistant by bus to Odawara and travel on to Kyoto by bullet train. After lunch, take an afternoon tour to Nara by coach, including Nara Park, Todaiji Temple; famous for its Great Buddha, and Kasuga Shrine. Return to Kyoto and stay for 4 nights.
Full-day sightseeing tour of Kyoto by coach, including Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace / Kitano Tenmangu Temple, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple.
Free to explore Kyoto, or you may take an optional tour.
Free to explore Kyoto, or you may take an optional tour
Transfer to a Kansai airport and take a domestic flight to Tokyo for your connecting flight to London.
Note: Upgrade to a Ryokan stay is available in Kyoto
Tour Prices for 2017
|Jan – Dec||From £2,540|
|Single Supplement from||£ Call|