Japan in Depth (13 days)

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flag Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kamakura - Nara
What's included?
+ included - not included
  • International Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Meals
  • Escorted Tour
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Taxes Charges
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Tipping

Explore the land of the rising sun, from its ancient and intriguing history, to its fascinating and inspiring modern day existence. Everything you could want to see in one complete package, with stunning scenery, stay in a Ryokan and a ride on the world famous bullet train.

 

Day 1 London Heathrow to Tokyo

Depart London Heathrow for international flight to Tokyo Narita. We can also arrange departures from your local airport at no extra cost.

Day 2 Tokyo Arrival

Arrive in Tokyo Narita Airport, be greeted and transfer by airport bus to Keio Plaza Hotel.

The hotel is located in the skyscraper Shinjuku district directly opposite to Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings.

Shinjuku is the most modern area of Tokyo. Rest of day free.

Day 3 Tokyo

Morning pick up from hotel and join full day Tokyo coach tour – start with a tour to Tokyo Tower and enjoy a panoramic view from its observatory.

Then you will continue to the “Happoen” Japanese Garden, where you will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional tea ceremony.

The tour then continues to the Imperial Palace Plaza with a short photo stop. You will then have a barbecue lunch at Chinzanso Restaurant.

After lunch, you will drive past the National Diet Building (the Japanese House of Parliament) and then take a 40 minute Sumida River cruise from Hinode pier of Tokyo Bay to Asakusa.

The tour finishes with a visit to the Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 4 Tokyo / Nikko

Morning pick up from hotel for one day coach tour to Nikko, one of Japan’s most beautiful regions.

You’ll enjoy visiting Nikko Toshogu Shrine, famous for its Cultural World Heritage.

Afterwards travelling up Irohazaka to Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall, considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. Return to Tokyo in the evening.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 5 Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone

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.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 6 Tokyo / Kamakura

Morning pick up from hotel and join Kamakura Walking tour, visiting Hase Kannon Temple, Great Buddha, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Shopping Street etc.

Return to Tokyo later in the afternoon.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 7 Tokyo to Kyoto

Take own taxi or metro to Tokyo Station for Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto.

Upon arrival, take own taxi to Yoshi-Ima Ryokan. Rest of day at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 8 Kyoto

Morning pick up from hotel and join Kyoto 1 day tour covering the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu Temple.

Evening pick up from ryokan and enjoy Maiko night tour, you will meet a Maiko (young Geisha), enjoy a traditional Japanese “Maiko” dance and a tempura dinner.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 9 Kyoto / Nara

Afternoon pick up from hotel and join Nara afternoon tour – visit the Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, Kasuga Shrine.

Return to hotel later in the evening.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 10 Kyoto to Hiroshima

Take own taxi to Kyoto Station for Shinkansen bullet train to Hiroshima.

Upon arrival, check in to Hotel Granvia adjacent to Hiroshima Station.

Rest of day free to explore.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 11 Hiroshima to Tokyo

Take Shinkansen Bullet Train back to Tokyo.

Upon arrival, take own taxi to Keio Plaza Hotel.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 12 Tokyo

Free day at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 13 Tokyo to London Heathrow

Coach transfer from hotel to Narita Airport for flight home.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Tokyo - 4* Keio Plaza Hotel

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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Kyoto - Yoshi-Ima Ryokan

Yoshi-Ima Ryokan

“Yoshi-Ima” is one of the traditional Japanese style Inn located in a very central part of the city of Kyoto. It has a history started from 1747 and now exists as a Japanese style inn. It is a fine artistic wooden structure and facing the historical preserved district in

Hiroshima - 4* Hotel Granvia

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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Tour Price includes:

  • International economy flights;
  • Hotel / Ryokan accommodation as shown (based on twin occupancy);
  • Meals as described (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures;
  • Sightseeing coach excursions with English speaking guides;
  • All transfers and road transportation in air-conditioned vehicles;
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in program;
  • Bullet Train (Shinkansen) journeys where mentioned in program;
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Tour Price excludes:

  • Drinks during meals;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, souvenirs etc;
  • Travel insurance (can be arranged, please ask for details);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Optional tours;
  • Early check-in or late check-out;
  • Flight and accommodation upgrades.
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We used Emperor for a group trip to India. they were fantastic with their choice of hotels (some truly incredible) their tour guide, the whole programme and their choice of airlines for the trip. We made things quite tough for them with different members of the group travelling for different periods and arriving in and out of different airports. We specifically had some issues with one of the airlines on the return leg of our trip, through no fault of Emperor, but they did their utmost to put things right and made the journey home as pleasant as possible by meeting the cost of a lounge at the airport for us do to the shortcomings of one of the airlines checking in procedures. The pre holiday package of information was very comprehensive and we were presented with very durable luggage tags. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team in tailoring a package for a trip to India. We had an amazing culturally stimulating trip and will certainly go back to India in the future.

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