Japan Highlights

Private 8 Day Japan Highlights Tour

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8 Day Private Itinerary from $2999* per person



  • Sample traditional, local snacks and shop for souvenirs on Nakamise Shopping Street as your approach the popular Sensoji Temple.
  • Take in the natural beauty of the Hakone countryside and, on a clear day, the near-perfect symmetry of Mt Fuji
  • Lean all about the world of the Geisha as you explore the Geisha districts of Kyoto including Hanami-koji Lane and Poonto-chi


  • 7 Nights 3 to 3 1/2 star hotel accommodation
  • 7 Day JR Rail Pass
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
  • Tokyo City Highlights half day tour
  • Hakone full day tour
  • Kyoto half day tour
  • Kyoto by Night Gion walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Airport transfers to Tokyo accommodation
  • Meals as indicated


Day 1 - Tokyo
On arrival in Tokyo. meet your local representative and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring Tokyo. Stay the next 3 nights.
Day 2 - Tokyo
Spend the morning discovering the highlights of Tokyo with your local English speaking guide. Take full advantage of the fantastic underground railway network and travel to serene Meiji Jingu shrine and Harajuku. Mingle with youngsters dressed in colourful cult fashions. Continue by train to Asakusa and explore Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street (BL)
Day 3 - Tokyo
Enjoy a free day exploring Tokyo (B)
Day 4 - Tokyo to Hakone
Travel by Shinkansen bullet train to Hakone. Explore the region with your local English speaking guide on transport including buses, mountain railways, cable cars and even a pirate ship across Lake Ashi. Choose to explore the national park on foot and head to one of the hiking trails which crisscross the area. (BD)
Day 5 - Hakone to Kyoto
Venture to Kyoto on the Shinkansen Bullet train. On arrival in Kyoto, check into your hotel. Spend time exploring Kyoto independently. Stay 3 Nights.
Day 6 - Kyoto
Discover Kyoto’s highlights with your local English speaking guide this morning. Visit the Niji Castle built in 1603, and the Golden Pavilion, one of Japan’s most cherished sites. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 7 - Kyoto
Spend time exploring Kyoto independently today. This evening, discover Kyoto’s famed Gion entertainment district on a walking tour. Walk through the most scenic streets of two different distrcits and learn about the world of the Giesha. If you’re lucky, you might spot a Geisha on the way to an appointment. Highlights include Hanami-koji Lane (Geisha District), preserved houses, Shimbashi (the most scenic street in all Kyoto) and Ponto-cho (another scenic Geisha distrcit). (B)
Day 8 - Kyoto
Enjoy free time until your onward journey (B)


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