Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Land Of The Rising Sun

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALJAPN

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Discover the unforgettable highlights of Japan including an incredible high-speed ride on the Bullet Train.

Discover the unforgettable highlights of Japan including an incredible high-speed ride on the Bullet Train.

PRICE FROM ? £3849 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Cathay Pacific
  • 10 nights in 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • All excursions included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Audio Guide​


  • Tour of Japan's capital, Tokyo
  • Hakone, gateway to Mount Fuji
  • Matsumoto Castle, Japan's oldest existing castle
  • Visit a wasabi farm
  • Takayama, a traditional city in the mountains
  • Ride the Bullet Train to Kyoto
  • Sightseeing in Kyoto
  • Arashiyama and rickshaw ride
  • Sushi-making demonstration
  • Bullet Train journey to Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima sightseeing tour and Miyajima Island
  • Tour of Osaka
  • Visit the historic city of Nara​

Not Included


  • DAY 1 UK/Tokyo
  • Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Tokyo via Hong Kong.
  • DAY 2 Tokyo
  • This evening you'll arrive in Tokyo, where we'll transfer you to your hotel.
  • DAY 3 Tokyo
  • Your explorations of Japan begin here in dazzling Tokyo and take you first to the spectacular Imperial Palace. Next we'll transfer to Asakusa, where you'll visit the fascinating Sensoji temple, and head to Nakamise Street, a vibrant shopping district where you can hunt for unique souvenirs. In the afternoon we're going to visit the Tokyo Tower, and tonight we'll head to a restaurant for a welcome dinner.
  • DAY 4 Hakone & Mount Fuji
  • A spectacular sight awaits us today, as we journey to Hakone. This is the gateway to Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, and the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Take in scenic views during an included cable-car ride and a lake cruise. We'll also make a photo stop at a great spot close to Mount Fuji, so you can capture its stunning beauty.
  • DAY 5 Takayama
  • Your next base is Takayama, and a day of discoveries starts with a visit to the ancient and perfectly preserved Matsumoto Castle. In the afternoon we're going to tour Daio Wasabi Farm to see how Japanese horseradish is grown.
  • DAY 6 Takayama
  • Our day out today starts early at Miyagawa morning market, where you'll see and even sample the region's exotic fruit and vegetables. We'll then have the chance to see a traditional house and enjoy some free time in Takayama. One of Japan's most scenic areas is Shirakawago, located along the Shokawa River. We'll head here later to take in wonderful sights of pine-covered mountains and centuries-old thatch-roofed farmhouses.
  • DAY 7 Kyoto
  • A journey by train this morning takes us to Tak-Nagoya, where we board one of Japan's famous Bullet Trains bound for Kyoto. If it's a clear day, this exciting ride gets even better thanks to views of Mount Fuji. We'll start the sightseeing as soon as we arrive in Kyoto. Highlights include the Kinkakuji Temple with its Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, built in 1603 for the first Shogun of the Edo Period, and the Sanjusangendo Temple. This is the longest wooden building in Japan and it houses 1,001 unique carved statues of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy.​
  • DAY 8 Kyoto
  • We're heading to the beautiful district of Arashiyama today, where a rickshaw ride through a bamboo forest promises to be an exhilarating experience. We'll then go back to Kyoto for an included sushi-making demonstration and lunch before an afternoon of exploration in Nara. This historic city is where we'll find the Todaiji Temple and Deer Park with its hundreds of free-roaming deer.
  • DAY 9 Kyoto
  • How you spend today in Kyoto is entirely up to you. You could take part in a Kendo lesson, a modern martial art which uses bamboo swords, or maybe enjoy a more genteel experience, a traditional tea ceremony.​
  • DAY 10 Hiroshima
  • We're taking another Bullet Train today, and this time it will transport us to Hiroshima. This city is infamous as the target of the first-ever atomic bomb, dropped by the US at the end of the Second World War. You'll tour this rebuilt city and Miyajima Island, to see the Itsukushima Shrine, Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. This is one of the few surviving buildings that stood at the epicentre of the devastating bomb blast.
  • DAY 11 Osaka
  • Osaka is the final destination of your tour, and you'll journey here by road. Your hotel is located close to the city's main shopping and entertainment district, so there's plenty to keep you busy during a free afternoon.​
  • DAY 12 Osaka/UK
  • You'll spend the first half of today discovering Osaka Castle and the Floating Garden in Umeda. After some time at leisure, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Hong Kong​.​
  • DAY 13 UK
  • You'll arrive back in the UK today.​
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    • Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
    • Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
    • The 4-star Associa Takayama Resort is situated in Takayama.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and a TV.
    • 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 Nikko Osaka
    • Hotel Nikko Osaka is a deluxe hotel located in a prime area of central Osaka. The hotel faces the famous tree-lined Mido-suji Avenue, the city's main boulevard.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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