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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Japan Revealed

Asia
  • Duration: 11 days
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  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSLJPN

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​From the natural beauty of Mount Fuji to the spectacular skyline of Tokyo, enigmatic Japan offers a unique holiday experience. Discover ancient temples, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and travel on the famous Bullet Train as you explore this country of contrasts.

​From the natural beauty of Mount Fuji to the spectacular skyline of Tokyo, enigmatic Japan offers a unique holiday experience. Discover ancient temples, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and travel on the famous Bullet Train as you explore this country of contrasts.

PRICE FROM ? £4999 per person
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What's Included

  • ​​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Cathay Pacific or Lufthansa
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 9 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • All excursions included 

PLUS

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink and farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide
  • ​Tokyo including rickshaw ride
  • Tokyo dinner cruise
  • Mount Fuji & Hakone
  • Bullet train ride
  • Kyoto sightseeing including the historic city of Nara
  • Sake museum visit including sake tasting
  • Osaka sightseeing including dinner
  • Miyajima Island
  • Hiroshima tour
  • Kurashiki canal area
  • Himeji Castle​ gardens

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAYS 1 & 2 UK to Tokyo
  • Today we'll fly to Tokyo via Hong Kong or Frankfurt, arriving on day 2. Get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink and dinner. ​
  • ​DAY 3 Tokyo
  • Tokyo is a dazzling city of contrasts. Traditional temples, shrines and gardens sit alongside ultra-modern skyscrapers and designer shopping outlets, and we'll discover more on our included tour. A real highlight is Tokyo Tower, an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice structure rising 1,093 ft high. We'll also see the Imperial Palace, the main residence of the Emperor of Japan, and the stunning 7th century Asakusa Sensoji Temple. To top it all off, we'll experience an authentic rickshaw ride too. 

    Dinner tonight is served as we cruise the Sudima River on board a traditional and ornate Yakatabune boat, where we'll enjoy wonderful views of the city's illuminated skyline.​

  • ​DAY 4 Atami
  • Iconic Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest peak, is our destination today. We'll cruise on Lake Ashi, with its fabulous views of Fuji, before travelling by cable car and visiting Owakudani, a volcanic valley with active sulphur and hot springs known as the Great Boiling Valley. We'll also visit the natural thermal springs of Atami Onsen before settling down for an overnight stay in the popular seaside spa resort of Atami.​
  • ​DAY 5 Kyoto
  • Kyoto is nicknamed 'the city of ten thousand shrines' and is where we'll stay for the next three nights. We'll transfer here today on Japan's famous bullet train.

    On our city tour we'll visit the beautiful Kiyomizu Temple, which is built into the side of a mountain, supported by pillars. It takes its name, which means 'clear water', from a waterfall within the temple complex. 

    We'll also tour the stunning Heian Shrine, with its giant entrance gate and beautiful Japanese gardens, before sightseeing in the Gion area.This is Kyoto's most famous Geisha district and is filled with teahouses where Geisha entertain. There's plenty of free time for shopping or relaxing, too.

  • ​DAY 6 Kyoto
  • Kyoto is a truly enchanting city. We'll explore further today as we visit the Golden Pavilion, covered with pure gold leaf. 

    In Fushimi, Kyoto's traditional sake-brewing district, you can find out more about the long history of this traditional fermented rice drink. We'll visit the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum for a tasting session, before heading to Fushimi Inari, a vast tribute to the gods of rice and sake, with its winding mountain trails leading to a series of stunning shrines. Look out for the dozens of stone foxes you'll see en route – foxes are considered messengers of the gods. 

    We'll round off today's fascinating cultural experiences with a traditional Fushimi Inari Japanese tea ceremony.

  • DAY 7 Kyoto
  • Today we include a visit to historic Nara, the 'City of Temples'. Here we will see Todaiji Temple, with its huge bronze Buddha statue, and Deer Park, home to hundreds of free-roaming deer. We'll also visit the Nara National Museum, to view its extensive collection of Buddhist art. 

    ​In the afternoon, we'll visit Osaka, stopping for photographs at the beautiful Osaka Castle, one of the most famous castles in Japan. We'll also take in the shops and restaurants of the Dontonbori shopping area, before returning to Kyoto tonight.

  • ​DAY 8 Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima is an intriguing city with many fascinating sights and we'll head here today by Bullet Train. We'll visit Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, known for the floating shrine of Itsukushima, before arriving at our hotel where we'll stay tonight.

    Later, why not try your hand at okonomiyaki-making. Often referred to as Japanese pancakes or Japanese pizza, this unique dish is actually quite different to both – taste it and see what you think!​

  • ​DAY 9 Hiroshima
  • Our Hiroshima sightseeing tour today takes in the poignant sights of the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Museum. Dedicated to Hiroshima's nuclear bombing in the Second World War, the park was built on an open field created by the explosion. From the central cenotaph, view the A-Bomb Dome – this is the skeletal ruins of the former Industrial Promotion Hall, left untouched after the bombing as a constant reminder of the victims and the need for peace. 

    We'll also visit the beautifully preserved canal area of Kurashiki, where the former storehouses that line the canal have been converted into smart boutiques and quaint cafés.​

  • ​DAY 10 Kobe
  • The pretty port city of Kobe is where we'll head today for an overnight stay. En route, we'll visit gardens at Himeji Castle, a fantastic hillside complex dating back to 1333.

    There's plenty of time to explore Kobe at your own pace. Perhaps you'll visit Harbourland, the popular shopping and entertainment complex, or journey on the Shin-Kobe Ropeway cable car for great views over the city.

    Tonight, gather together with your fellow travellers to enjoy an authentic farewell dinner​.

  • ​DAY 11 Osaka to UK
  • Today we'll transfer to Osaka airport for our flight back to the UK, arriving later the same day.
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Accommodation

    • Grand Pacific Le Daiba
    • This four star hotel features a restaurant and a bar, swimming pool, gym. Rooms include TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and private bathroom.
    • Hotel New Akao Royal Wing
    • Offering ocean views, you will stay at the 4-star New Akao Hotel Royal Wing.

      Hotel facilities include restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities.
    • Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
    • The 4-star Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is ideally located within reach of Kyoto''s main tourist attractions.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
    • The 4-star Granvia Hiroshima is ideally located within easy reach of the main tourist attractions of Hiroshima.

      Hotel facilities include a selection of restaurants and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.
    • Hotel Granvia Okayama
    • You will stay at the Hotel Granvia Okayama, close to the Okayama Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle.

      Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, fitness centre and indoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.
    • ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
    • Offering fine views over Kobe, you will stay at the Crowne Plaza Ana Kobe.

      Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, fitness centre and indoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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