Japan Explorer

Uncover Japan in-depth on this 10-day exploration from Tokyo to Kyoto! Get set to tantalize your taste buds with Japanese street food, sushi, and Sake in the capital city. Wander through the historic war ruins from Hiroshima’s atomic bomb attack. Explore Kyoto like a local with optional cycling, walking or shopping tours. Witness Japan’s iconic attractions including Himeji Castle, Mt Fuji, Shinjuku, and Miyajima Island. Travel in style with bullet trains, gondola rides and boat trips to ensure you get the most out of your adventure!

Duration

Destination

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10 Days

Japan

Tokyo / Kyoto

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 & 3 Star

4-18 People

18+

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Classic,Discovery

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore the unmissable highlights of Japan from Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima on this 10-day adventure.
  • Enjoy extended two-night stays with extra free time in the major cities and towns, so you can embrace each city and its culture like a true local.
  • Shape your adventure with an abundance of optional activities including Kyoto Lanes & Lanterns, Cooking Classes in Hiroshima, Drinks and Lights Tours in Tokyo and more.
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodation with traditional onsens and spas at your disposal! Plus, breakfast is included in the tour package each morning.
  • Join an optional day trip to Nara to meet and pat the friendly and holy deer of Nara. This is a weird and wonderful experience so have your cameras ready.
  • Take a day trip to the romantic Miyajima Island to explore the famously floating Torii Gate, Shrines and breath-taking 360-degree views of the inland sea.
  • Spend a day embracing the beauty of Mt Fuji as you cruise along Lake Ashinoko on a scenic boat tour.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Garan Sacred Area

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.

Hakone

Hakone, in Japan's Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park west of Tokyo, is a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) and views of the iconic volcano Mount Fuji.

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. It's an increasingly popular spot.

Hiroshima

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.

Kuromon Market

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

Kyoto

Once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces

Miyajima island

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.

Mount Koya

A large temple settlement in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan to the south of Osaka. In the strictest sense, Mount Kōya is the mountain name of Kongōbu-ji Temple

Okunoin Cemetery

Old cedars tower in this sacred area with the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, founder of Shingon Buddhism.This is an important site for the Japanese culture.

Osaka

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It's known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food.

Osaka Castle

The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

Peace Museum

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.

Peace Park & A-Bomb Dome

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, and now commonly called the Genbaku Dome.

Takayama

Takayama is a city in Japan's mountainous Gifu Prefecture. The narrow streets of its Sanmachi Suji historic district are lined with wooden merchants’ houses.

Tokyo

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

9 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
Himeji Castle

Mt Misen
Kiyomizu-dera
Imperial Palace
Nanzenji Temple
Shosei Strolling Garden

Nishiki-Koji Market
Gion Corner cultural centre
Ryoanji Zen Garden
Tenryuji Temple
National Museum

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 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.  
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.

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Accommodation

SUNROUTE ASAKUSA
Tokyo
3 Star

Hotel Sunroute Asakusa is located near to the Tawaramachi metro station, The non-smoking rooms featuring earth-tone colours are equipped with an en suite bathroom, air conditioning/heating.

ICHINOYU SHINKAN
Hakone
Ryokan

Located in a quiet area, offers rooms with a private open-air hot-spring bath. Guests can use free Wi-Fi at the entire property and enjoy the public indoor,outdoor hot-spring baths as well.

WAT HOTEL
Takayama
4 Star

Guests can make use of the hot spring bath. An off-site fitness centre, 4-minutes away on foot, is available free of charge.The hotel is located 2km from Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village.

ARK HOTEL HIROSHIMAEKI MINAMI
Hiroshima
3 Star

Ark Hotel Hiroshimaeki Minami is a 5-minute walk away from Hiroshima Station south exit, offers rooms with free WiFi and wired internet access. The hotel features 3 dining options, a hot tub and a sauna.

SOTETSU FRESA
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.

HEIANBO RYOKAN
Kyoto
Ryokan

Heianbo Ryokan is a 4-star hotel, only one km from Kamo River. This place is set in the centre of Kyoto. Guests can enjoy Japanese and Asian meals at Kyo Chabana Kyotoekimae

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Tokyo
SUNROUTE ASAKUSA
3 Star
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Hakone
ICHINOYU SHINKAN
Ryokan
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Takayama
WAT HOTEL
4 Star
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Hiroshima
ARK HOTEL HIROSHIMAEKI MINAMI
3 Star
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Hiroshima
SOTETSU FRESA
4 Star
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Kyoto
HEIANBO RYOKAN
Ryokan

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore the unmissable highlights of Japan from Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima on this 10-day adventure.
  • Enjoy extended two-night stays with extra free time in the major cities and towns, so you can embrace each city and its culture like a true local.
  • Shape your adventure with an abundance of optional activities including Kyoto Lanes & Lanterns, Cooking Classes in Hiroshima, Drinks and Lights Tours in Tokyo and more.
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodation with traditional onsens and spas at your disposal! Plus, breakfast is included in the tour package each morning.
  • Join an optional day trip to Nara to meet and pat the friendly and holy deer of Nara. This is a weird and wonderful experience so have your cameras ready.
  • Take a day trip to the romantic Miyajima Island to explore the famously floating Torii Gate, Shrines and breath-taking 360-degree views of the inland sea.
  • Spend a day embracing the beauty of Mt Fuji as you cruise along Lake Ashinoko on a scenic boat tour.
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