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Japan Private Tour

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Discover the highlights of Japan on this exceptional 12 day adventure. Experience incredibly retained and preserved traditions and culture whilst enjoying breathtaking scenery and dining on mouth-watering local cuisine on this guided private tour.
Japan
Cultural
Nature
Private Escorted Tours

Highlights

Walking tours in Japan's most magnificent tourist's destinations

Visit the incredible Mt. Fuji

Embark on a Cruise on Lake Ashi

Enjoy a Cruise on the Osaka River

Private guide and driver throughout your stay

Explore the bustling city of Tokyo visiting sites such as Ueno Park & Asakusa Kannon Temple utilising the efficient Tokyo Metro on a full day Tokyo Walking Tour. Try your hand at Sushi Making for lunch and then enjoy a Sumida river cruise with a visit to the Odaiba harbour area.

A visit to Tokyo is not complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring Mt Fuji. Take advantage of amazing photo opportunities at Lake Kawaguchi and enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi. Experience an active volcanic zone visiting the Owakudani Boiling Valley Ropeway.

See the sites of Kanazawa on local transport with your guide on a full day tour. Take a stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s most beautiful landscaped gardens. Explore the Higashi Chaya district, known for its Chaya’s (teahouses) where guests dine and are entertained by geisha’s performing song and dance. Visit Hakuichi Golden Leaf and learn about the manufacturing and distribution of craft, cosmetic and food products that use gold leaf and perhaps try a ‘golden soft serve’ ice cream.

Enjoy a half day walking tour at Kyoto with a visit to the impressive Golden Pavilion, featuring gold leaf covering the top two floors and the majestic Kiyomizu Temple, one of the signature World Heritage sites in Kyoto.

Discover the ancient capital of Nara on a full day walking tour. Get up close and personal with the resident deer at the Nara Deer Park and visit the Todaiji Temple, one of the most famous and historically significant temples in Japan. Take in the extraordinary Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in Nara, famous for its many bronze and stone lanterns.

Enjoy a half day walking tour visiting the elegant Silver Pavilion, a zen temple set in magnificent grounds featuring traditional Japanese landscape architecture. Take a stroll along the beautiful canal-side Philosopher Pass experiencing the stunning cherry blossoms in Spring and colourful foliage in fall. Explore the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates.

At Hiroshima explore the quaint Miyajima Island visiting the mysterious Shrine on the Water, the Itsukushima Shrine best known for its iconic floating Torii Gate. Enjoy stunning aerial views on the gondola style Ropeway at Mt Misen.

A visit to Hiroshima would be incomplete without visiting the Peace Memorial Museum, set up with the aim of conveying the realities of the devasting atomic bomb and to advocate world peace. Wander through Peace Park, a memorial dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima and take in the views from Orizuru Tower. Enjoy a famous Okonomiyaki lunch (savory pancake filled with vegetables, seafood and meat) before heading to Osaka. At Osaka, enjoy a cruise on the Osaka River, shop in the Shinsaibashi District and visit the impressive Osaka Castle, one of the most famous landmarks in Japan.

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Included

4 nights in Tokyo at Hotel Grand Prince New Takanawa
2 nights in Kanazawa at Hotel ANA Crowne Plaza
2 nights in Kyoto at Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo
2 nights in Hiroshima at Hotel Grand Prince Hiroshima
1 night in Osaka at Hotel Sheraton Miyako
Professional English Speaking Local Guides
Private Transportation Throughout
11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches (Local Japanese-Style)
Bullet train tickets (Green Class: Reserved Seat in 1st Class)
Admission Fees
Daily mineral water

Itinerary

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Day 1
Tokyo

On arrival in Tokyo, you will be met by our representative in the arrival hall and transferred to your Tokyo hotel by airport limousine bus, where you are based for the next 4 nights.

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Grand Prince New Takanawa in a Deluxe Room.

 

 

Tokyo
View of Tokyo | Credit: Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO
Day 2
Tokyo

After breakfast, you will be met by your guide in the hotel lobby to start your full-day Tokyo Walking Tour. Using the Tokyo Metro, sights will include Ueno Park and Asakusa Kannon Temple before experiencing a Sushi Making Class for your lunch, then ending the day with a Sumida river cruise and visiting the Odaiba harbour area.

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Grand Prince New Takanawa in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Tokyo
Sumida River | Credit: Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO
Day 3
Tokyo → Mt Fuji → Tokyo

This morning you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby after breakfast then proceed to Mt.Fuji by private transfer. Along the way, there is a photo opportunity at Lake Kawaguchi before you arrive at the Fuji Visitor Centre, and in the afternoon, you’ll also enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi and visit the Owakudani Boiling Valley Ropeway. Return back to Tokyo in the late afternoon.

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Grand Prince New Takanawa in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Tokyo → Mt Fuji → Tokyo
Lake Ashi
Day 4
Tokyo

Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy however you like.

Overnight stay in Tokyo at Grand Prince New Takanawa in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast
Tokyo
Shibuya, Tokyo
Day 5
Tokyo → Kanazawa

After breakfast in the hotel, you have a morning at leisure until it is time to catch the afternoon bullet train to Kanazawa. You will have a meet and greet on arrival and shown to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Kanazawa at ANA Crowne Plaza in a Deluxe Room.

 

 

Breakfast
Tokyo → Kanazawa
Kenroku-en Garden | Credit: JTA / JNTO
Day 6
Kanazawa

Today you will meet the guide in the lobby for a full day tour of Kanazawa using local transport, including visits to Kenrokuen Garden, Hakuichi Golden Leaf, and Higashi Chaya.

Overnight stay in Kanazawa at ANA Crowne Plaza in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Kanazawa
Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa | ©JTA/ ©JNTO
Day 7
Kanazawa → Kyoto

After breakfast and check-out, you will take a bullet train to Kyoto. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a walking tour and you will visit such sites as Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple.

Overnight stay in Kyoto at Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast
Kanazawa → Kyoto
Kiyomizu Temple
Day 8
Kyoto → Nara → Kyoto

Today you will travel by a local train to the ancient capital of Nara, where you will spend a full day on a walking tour exploring the Nara Deer Park, Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

Overnight stay in Kyoto at Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Kyoto → Nara → Kyoto
Nara Park | Credit: Nara Tourism Federation / JNTO
Day 9
Kyoto → Hiroshima

In the morning, you will meet the guide for a walking tour to visit the Silver Pavilion, as well as Philosopher Pass, then visit Fushimi Inari Shrine by local train. In the afternoon, a bullet train will take you to Hiroshima where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Hiroshima at Grand Prince Hiroshima in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Kyoto → Hiroshima
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Day 10
Hiroshima

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a walking tour of Hiroshima, where you will visit Miyajima Island and the Itsukushima Shrine and Torii Gate. Later, you will see Mt Misen by Ropeway.

Overnight stay in Hiroshima at Grand Prince Hiroshima in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine
Day 11
Hiroshima → Osaka

In the morning, you will have a half-day tour of Hiroshima to visit the Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Park, and Orizuru Tower. A famous Okonomiyaki lunch will be served. After lunch, take a bullet train to Osaka, where you will visit Osaka Castle, enjoy a cruise on the Osaka River, and have an opportunity to do some shopping in the Shinsaibashi District.

Overnight stay in Osaka at Sheraton Miyako in a Deluxe Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Hiroshima → Osaka
Atomic Bomb Dome | Credit: Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau
Day 12
Osaka → Kansai International Airport

After breakfast in the hotel, the day is at your leisure until it is time for the transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Japanese
Currency
Japanese yen
2021 Private Escorted Tours
Personalised & Private!

These packages are much more intimate and include a private guide/driver that will be with you throughout the duration of your stay.

11 nights
from AUD12,139
per person, twin share
Japan
Tokyo
Osaka
Cultural, Nature
Private Escorted Tours
Jan - Dec 2021

Hotel options

Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa

Tokyo
Experience a rich and exceptional time that can only be found here. Grand Prince Hotel offers services to satisfy those who know travel, hotels, and what is truly valuable. Equipped with comfortable and expansive space, large guest rooms, and a full range of services. It is a hotel that serves as a base for interaction, valuing the connections between people.You can relax your body and soul and develop the power to move toward tomorrow. It is a hotel that always stays close to your trip.

ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa
ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa

Kanazawa
Step into a space where you can be productive, connected, rested and restored. At ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel, experience new generation of business travellers who share our belief that the happier you feel, the more you achieve. You won’t just find power everywhere, here you’ll be energized by the whole experience. There are fresh ideas to help you work better, relax better and enjoy your downtime.

Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo
Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

Kyoto
As the gateway to the ancient capital of Kyoto, Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo has always welcomed many guests. With courteous and hospitable staff that will welcome and treat you warmly. The hotel has plenty guest rooms, as well as a variety of restaurants, a souvenir shop, and a convenience store. It is also within walking distance of historically famous spots in Kyoto.

Grand Prince Hiroshima
Grand Prince Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima is situated in an ideal location approximately 15 minutes by car from central Hiroshima, surrounded by the Setonaikai National Park. All guest rooms provide a view of the Seto Inland Sea, a location home to numerous favorite destinations such as Hiroshima Bay. Tourist sites such as Miyajima and Etajima can be accessed by high-speed boat from the pier outside the hotel.

Sheraton Miyako Osaka
Sheraton Miyako Osaka

Osaka
This inn is a perfect home base for visiting NARA or KYOTO and other area attractions as well. From the moment you step into the hotel lobby, you'll be greeted with sincere hospitality and enjoy impeccable service throughout your stay. Find respite in the modern hotel rooms with thoughtful amenities and a tranquil Japanese ambiance. Indulge in contemporary Japanese cuisine and eclectic international fare at our hotel restaurants. Look forward to a memorable stay in Japan at Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka.

Important notes

Departures are availabe from January until December 2021. Blackout dates apply during the month of May.

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