Highlights of Japan

Discover colourful cultures, tasty cuisines, and enchanting cities as you follow your local guide on the 8-day highlights of Japan tour. Start your adventure in the bustling city of Tokyo, checking out the world-famous fish markets and neon-lit bars of Shinjuku. Marvel at the picture-perfect views of Mt Fuji on Lake Ashinoko and listen to your guide as they share hair-raising stories of Hiroshima’s historic past. Finish your adventure with us in Kyoto and explore a city brimming with temples, shrines, gardens and restaurants in your own time!

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

8 Days

Japan

Tokyo / Kyoto

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 & 3 Star

4-18 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

5

10 reviews

Classic,Short Break

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 8-day adventure gives a snapshot into the highlights of Japan from the Geishas of Kyoto to the Golden Gai Bars of Tokyo, plus zen-filled landscapes like Hakone, Mt Fuji and Takayama.
  • Shape your adventure with optional activities. Learn how to make Japanese pancakes in Hiroshima, taste-test sashimi and at the local fish markets or explore the neon-lit backstreets of Tokyo!
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodation with traditional onsens and spas at your disposal. Plus, all breakfasts included in the tour package.
  • Enjoy extended two-night stays with free time in Tokyo, Takayama, and Hiroshima to embrace each city and its culture like a local!
  • Take a day trip to the romantic Miyajima Island to explore the famously floating Torii Gate and Shrines, and breath-taking 360-degree views of the inland sea.
  • Tour finishes in Kyoto with the freedom to explore the cultural and historical hub at your own pace! Your guide can provide plenty of recommendations on what to see and do while you’re there!

Sights Visited on This Tour

The two most prominent buildings of the Garan are the Kondo Hall and the huge Konpon Daito Pagoda. The Hall is a large wooden temple hall where major ceremonies are held.

Hugged by Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi, Hakone is a scenic town in the Japanese countryside. It is most famous for its red torii gate and Shinto shrine.

A modern city on Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event.

Spacious market with vendors selling street food, fresh produce & shellfish, plus souvenirs. An amazing place to spend splendid times in a peaceful area full of locals.

Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan, brimming with Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and dazzling gardens and palaces. It is the best city to experience Japan's cultural nuances.

A small island in Hiroshima Bay, it is known for its forests and ancient temples. Just offshore, the giant orange Great Torii Gate is partially submerged at high tide.

A Buddhist temple complex perched on Mount Koya, Koyasan is considered one of the most sacred sites in Japan. It is also a scenic retreat with its epic mountain views.

This sacred area is home to the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, founder of Shingon Buddhism. The cemetery is an important center for Japanese culture and a photogenic spot.

The large port city of Osaka is one of the trendiest cosmopolitan urban centers in Japan. It is a traveler's hub with vibrant nightlife and top-notch international cuisine.

Once a significant military base, Osaka Castle is a historic landmark and graceful touch to the city's skyline with brilliant architecture and beautifully manicured gardens.

This museum is dedicated to documenting the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II. The museum was established in August 1955 with the Peace Memorial Hall.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is the only building that remains intact at the explosion site of the atomic bomb. It pays homage to the victims with its half-demolished state.

The mountainous Takayama town is an idyllic place nestling Japan's age-old traditions and rural charm. Hida Folk Village is one of its highlight attractions.

Japan’s busy capital mixes the ultramodern and the traditional from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 & 3 Star Hotels, Japanese-style Ryokans

Meals

7 Breakfasts

Transportation

Train, local bus, luggage transfers

Train

Express/bullet train, local & mountain train

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced local Travel Talk Tour Leader

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access (where available)

Sightseeing

Tokaido Checkpoint
Hakone Shrine
Morning Market

Merchant House
Takayama Jinya Building
Peace Museum

Peace Park & A Bomb Dome
Miyajima Island
Itsukushima-jinja Shrine

Kijo Castle
Kyoto
Mt Misen

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on twin share occupancy. Double occupancy is also available on request, although double beds and room sizes are smaller in Japan. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a twin room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process. Please also note that double beds in Japan tend to be smaller than in Europe.

Departing

Finishing

Availability

Deal/Discount

Price Per Person ( $ )

Sun 14 Apr 2024

Sun 21 Apr 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

Sun 21 Apr 2024

Sun 28 Apr 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

Sun 28 Apr 2024

Sun 5 May 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

May 2024

Sun 5 May 2024

Sun 12 May 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

Sun 12 May 2024

Sun 19 May 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

Sun 19 May 2024

Sun 26 May 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

Sun 26 May 2024

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$4913 $2702

June 2024

Sun 2 Jun 2024

Sun 9 Jun 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

Sun 16 Jun 2024

Sun 23 Jun 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

Sun 30 Jun 2024

Sun 7 Jul 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

July 2024

Sun 14 Jul 2024

Sun 21 Jul 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

Sun 28 Jul 2024

Sun 4 Aug 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

August 2024

Sun 11 Aug 2024

Sun 18 Aug 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

Sun 25 Aug 2024

Sun 1 Sep 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5207 $2864

September 2024

Sun 1 Sep 2024

Sun 8 Sep 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5417 $2979

Sun 8 Sep 2024

Sun 15 Sep 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5417 $2979

Sun 15 Sep 2024

Sun 22 Sep 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5417 $2979

Sun 22 Sep 2024

Sun 29 Sep 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5417 $2979

Sun 29 Sep 2024

Sun 6 Oct 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Available

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5417 $2979

October 2024

Sun 6 Oct 2024

Sun 13 Oct 2024

Guaranteed
Departure

Fully Booked

45 % Off

or Book for 2, Pay for 1

$5417 $2979

+ Load More Departures

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 14 Apr

End 21 Apr

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 21 Apr

End 28 Apr

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 28 Apr

End 5 May

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

May 2024

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 5 May

End 12 May

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 12 May

End 19 May

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 19 May

End 26 May

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 26 May

End 2 Jun

Per Person in Share Room

$4913 $2702

June 2024

Available

45 % Off

Start 2 Jun

End 9 Jun

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

Available

45 % Off

Start 16 Jun

End 23 Jun

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 30 Jun

End 7 Jul

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

July 2024

Available

45 % Off

Start 14 Jul

End 21 Jul

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

Available

45 % Off

Start 28 Jul

End 4 Aug

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

August 2024

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 11 Aug

End 18 Aug

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

Available

45 % Off

Start 25 Aug

End 1 Sep

Per Person in Share Room

$5207 $2864

September 2024

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 1 Sep

End 8 Sep

Per Person in Share Room

$5417 $2979

Available

45 % Off

Start 8 Sep

End 15 Sep

Per Person in Share Room

$5417 $2979

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 15 Sep

End 22 Sep

Per Person in Share Room

$5417 $2979

Available

45 % Off

Start 22 Sep

End 29 Sep

Per Person in Share Room

$5417 $2979

Available

45 % Off

Start 29 Sep

End 6 Oct

Per Person in Share Room

$5417 $2979

October 2024

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 6 Oct

End 13 Oct

Per Person in Share Room

$5417 $2979

+ Load More Departures

Accommodation

METROPOLITAN EDMONT LIDABASHI
Tokyo
4 Star

A perfectly located & modern-design hotel, offering rooms with flat-screen tv & electric kettle.

YUTOWA HOTEL
Hakone
4 Star

Located only steps away from Hakone Gora Park, Yutowa Hotel features an on-site restaurant, a hot-spring bath & free parking.

HIGHLAND HOTEL
Hakone
4 Star

Situated in a forest, Highland Hotel offers an unforgettable stay with its hot spring bath, SPA and wellness center. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and electric kettle.

TKP LEC TORE HAKONE GORA
Hakone
4 Star

A stylish accommodation where the services offered include an hot spring bath, table tennis and modern & air-conditioned rooms.

HAKONE KOWAKIEN
Hakone
4 Star

A wellness hotel, with services including a SPA, fitness center, hot spring bath. The rooms are equipped with coffee/ tea maker

HOTEL SPA ALPINA
Takayama
3 Star

Hotel SPA Alpina offers a relaxing stay to the guests with an open-air bath & indoor hot-spring. The rooms come with ensuite bathroom.

CHISUN GRAND TAKAYAMA
Takayama
4 Star

A perfectly located hotel situated only few steps away from Takayama Station. Hotel services include a SPA, sauna and wellness center.

HOTEL & SPA GIFT TAKAYAMA
Takayama
4 Star

A modern design hotel offering the guests an on-site restaurant & bar and rooms with flat screen TV and electric kettle.

MERCURE TAKAYAMA
Takayama
4 Star

A comfortable & modern-design hotel offering the guests a hot-spring bath, an on-site restaurant & bar and elegant rooms.

SOTETSU FRESA INN HIROSHIMA
Hiroshima
4 Star

Located on Peace Boulevard and overlooking Peace Memorial Park and the Motoyasu River, this hotel right in the city center. It has 2 top-floor restaurants and a bar.

CANDEO HOTEL
Hiroshima
3 Star

With its rooftop open-air bath, indoor bath & sauna, Candeo Hotel has everything for a relaxing stay.

HIROSHIMA WASHINGTON HOTEL
Hiroshima
3 Star

A charming hotel in Hiroshima, offering air-conditioned rooms equipped with flat-screen TV, electric kettle and safe box.

GRANVIA HOTEL
Hiroshima
4 Star

Granvia Hotel is located just a few steps away from JR Hiroshima Station, a perfect location to start your discovery. The on-site restaurants offer delicacies from both Japanese & world cuisine.

HIROSHIMA TOKYO REI
Hiroshima
3 Star

A modern and comfortable hotel, offering air-conditioned rooms equipped with electric kettle, air purifier and flat-screen TV.

OYADO NONO
Kyoto
4 Star

A centrally located hotel featuring an indoor & outdoor bath, sauna and cold water bath. The rooms come with flat secreen tv, fridge and kettle.

DORMY INN PREMIUM KYOTO EKIMAE
Kyoto
4 Star

A relaxing & elegant hotel where the services include a hot-spring bath, SPA & wellness center, an on-site restaurant.

HOTEL VISTA PREMIO
Kyoto
3 Star

Situated few steps away from Shiyakusho-mae Station and Kamogawa River, the hotel offers a perfect location. Modern-designed rooms are equipped with an air purifier/humidifier, a fridge and a flat-screen TV.

Accommodation
Tokyo
METROPOLITAN EDMONT LIDABASHI
4 Star
Accommodation
Hakone
YUTOWA HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Hakone
HIGHLAND HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Hakone
TKP LEC TORE HAKONE GORA
4 Star
Accommodation
Hakone
HAKONE KOWAKIEN
4 Star
Accommodation
Takayama
HOTEL SPA ALPINA
3 Star
Accommodation
Takayama
CHISUN GRAND TAKAYAMA
4 Star
Accommodation
Takayama
HOTEL & SPA GIFT TAKAYAMA
4 Star
Accommodation
Takayama
MERCURE TAKAYAMA
4 Star
Accommodation
Hiroshima
SOTETSU FRESA INN HIROSHIMA
4 Star
Accommodation
Hiroshima
CANDEO HOTEL
3 Star
Accommodation
Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA WASHINGTON HOTEL
3 Star
Accommodation
Hiroshima
GRANVIA HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA TOKYO REI
3 Star
Accommodation
Kyoto
OYADO NONO
4 Star
Accommodation
Kyoto
DORMY INN PREMIUM KYOTO EKIMAE
4 Star
Accommodation
Kyoto
HOTEL VISTA PREMIO
3 Star

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

5/5 10 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.9
  • Transportation 4.6
  • Value for Money 4.9
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 5

M. Lawrence

Daisuke was an amazing tour guide who went above and beyond! He was knowledgeable, friendly and dependable. He was able to make my first visit to Japan one of the highlights of my life!

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

A. Reeves

I really enjoyed Daisuke our tour guide. He is extremely friendly, funny and informative. We really enjoyed the activities on this trip. The hotel rooms were super and an unreal awesome service. Thanks Dai for making this trip a lot of fun for us. We hope to see you in Australia some time!

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

A. Henning

Akemi was a fantastic tour guide! She put the group first and always accommodated to them. She was extremely organized and knowledgeable about the area, the places. We toured and transportation. I would %100 travel with Traveltalk for my many future trips!

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

E. Jones

Sonny was very personable, helpful and always went out his way to ensure. We had a great time, thank you.

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

Shaunna Byrne

The eight day Japan tour was excellent. Our guide Tatsuya is an excellent guide and very passionate.

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

J. Gamache

Cannot recommend this trip enough. The country is beautiful but it was Pepijn’s passion for Japan, his genuine human & kindness that truly made this trip memorable. Bravo Pepijn, thank you for having us!!

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

L. Gannon

Tatsuya was an absolute delight, so patient, understanding, informative.

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

D. Hansen

Chicko was amazing. She had the whole group going and kept us on track! 10/10 If i was to say the highlight – if was her, knew her way around, jokes and her knowledge was first rate.

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

J. Sgouromitis

Akemi was an amazing tour guide. She ensured we all had a great experience and that we got the most from our trip. I would highly recommend Akemi for future tour groups!

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

Charlotte Walker

We just finished doing this tour. Pepijin , our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Great tour to see amazing cities. Highly recommended…

Overall
Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Tour Guide

+ Load More

If you are one of our previous travellers and wish to share your experience with others please fill in the form below. Thanks!

Accomodation
Transportation
Value for Money
Guide
Overall

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 8-day adventure gives a snapshot into the highlights of Japan from the Geishas of Kyoto to the Golden Gai Bars of Tokyo, plus zen-filled landscapes like Hakone, Mt Fuji and Takayama.
  • Shape your adventure with optional activities. Learn how to make Japanese pancakes in Hiroshima, taste-test sashimi and at the local fish markets or explore the neon-lit backstreets of Tokyo!
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodation with traditional onsens and spas at your disposal. Plus, all breakfasts included in the tour package.
  • Enjoy extended two-night stays with free time in Tokyo, Takayama, and Hiroshima to embrace each city and its culture like a local!
  • Take a day trip to the romantic Miyajima Island to explore the famously floating Torii Gate and Shrines, and breath-taking 360-degree views of the inland sea.
  • Tour finishes in Kyoto with the freedom to explore the cultural and historical hub at your own pace! Your guide can provide plenty of recommendations on what to see and do while you’re there!
Enquiry

Enquiry From

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Open until midnight

+44 20 809 995 96
[email protected]

Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
W. Europe