Explore the three most well known cities in Japan. With its unique culture and customs, shrines and temples that photo’s alone cannot grasp the architecture and beauty of, and a warm and welcoming people who take the utmost pride in cleanliness and politeness. You have to visit Japan to understand its true nature.
Depart London Heathrow for international flight to Hiroshima, Japan. We can also arrange departures from your local airport at no extra cost.
Arrive at Hiroshima Airport. Be greeted by English speaking assistant and transfer to Granvia Hotel in city centre, conveniently located next to Hiroshima Station.
Rest of day at leisure.
Enjoy full day Hiroshima and Miyajima tour visiting Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome.
Morning take Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto. Make your way to a traditional style Japanese Inn (Ryokan) in city centre.
Today enjoy a full day tour of Kyoto which will include Nijo Castle, the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun in 1603, noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors.
Then continue to the Golden Pavillion, with the most authentic and exquisite Japanese style garden. Enjoy a buffet lunch and shopping at the Kyoto Handicraft Centre.
After lunch visit the Heian Shrine, a brightly coloured shrine with vermilion pillars and green roof, with enchanting inner gardens and ponds.
Later this afternoon the tour continues with Sanju-Sangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple, where you will enjoy a sweeping view of the entire city from its lofty terrace, surrounded by a quaint old lane lined with pottery shops.
This morning take Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo.
Upon arrival at Tokyo Shinjuku Station, walk to nearby Keio Plaza Hotel in city centre.
Rest of day free at leisure.
Morning pick up from hotel and join Mt Fuji / Hakone full day tour by deluxe motorcoach. Visit the Fuji Centre and then drive halfway up Mt Fuji to the 5th Station, enjoying the natural scenery en route.
Then stop for lunch at the Hotel Highland Resort, before continuing to Lake Ashi for a relaxing cruise. Take a ride on the Mt Komagatake Aerial Cableway, where you will get sweeping views of the celebrated Hakone National Park and Mt Fuji from a distance. Return to Tokyo late afternoon / early evening.
Today you have a full day coach tour of Tokyo which includes the Mieji Shinto Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, 50 minute cruise around Tokyo Bay, the Rainbow Bridge and Waterfront City.
This morning transfer to Tokyo Narita Airport for flight home to London.
4* Hotel Granvia
The rooms of Hotel Granvia Hiroshima were designed to make your stay a great experience, either for leisure or business. All rooms are renovated featuring Simmons or Serta pocketed coil bed and tempur neck pillow providing a good sleep. A great deal of sophisticated hospitality welcomes you!
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Traditional style Japanese Inn (Ryokan)
Ryokan are Japanese style inns found throughout the country, especially in hot spring resorts. More than just a place to sleep, ryokan are an opportunity to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle and hospitality, incorporating elements such as tatami floors, futon beds, Japanese style baths and local cuisine.
4* Keio Plaza Hotel
Keio Plaza Hotel is modern, simple, and convenient.It is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. located in central Tokyo and only minutes away from the most popular shopping and tourist attractions. The rooms are painted in soothing shades, and they are comfortable and functional.
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