Ultimate Japan

Discover more than just chaotic cities and mountainous landscapes on this ultimate 14-day adventure through Japan. Explore the cultural hubs of Kyoto and Osaka as you learn about Geishas, visit enchanting castles and discover the beautifully quaint backstreets. Spend an evening sleeping at a Buddhist monastery in Mount Koya. Embrace Tokyo’s blend of new and old as visit local fish markets and explore neon-lit neighbourhoods. Follow your guide through the historic heartlands of Takayama and Hiroshima. 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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14 Days

Japan

Tokyo / Osaka

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 & 3 Star

4-18 People

18+

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Discovery,In-Depth Explorer

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 14-day adventure is perfect for travelers who want to go beyond the tourist hotspots in Japan to discover unique, local, and cultural experiences.
  • Shape your adventure with optional activities including Kyoto lanes & lanterns, cooking classes, day trips, and more!
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodation with traditional onsens and spas at your disposal!
  • Meditate with Buddhist monks and enjoy an evening of zen as you sleep in a traditional Monastery at Mount Koya.
  • Discover ancient cities and traditions in-depth with extended stays in Kyoto and Osaka.
  • 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.
  • Follow your local guide through historic cities like Hiroshima and explore iconic landscapes like Mt Fuji in Hakone.

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.

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.

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, mountain monastery

Meals

13 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Transportation

Train, cable car, 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
Mount Koya Monastery
Garan Sacred Area
Okunoin Cemetery and Kobo Daish
Kongobuji & Kuromon Market
Osaka Castle

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.
 
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.
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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
Hiroshima
3 Star

Ark Hotel Hiroshimaeki Minami is a 5-minute walk away from Hiroshima Station south exit, offers rooms with free WiFi. 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

MT KOYA SHUKUBO MONASTERY
Mt Koya
Monastery - 3 Star Quality

The small mountaintop Buddhist community of Mount Koya is one of Japan’s most magical, increasingly popular, destinations and the perfect place to spend a night at a monastery.

WBF NAMBA KUROMON
Osaka
3 Star

You can enjoy a great view of Osaka downtown and Ikoma mountains from the restaurant located on the top floor of the hotel. Has a roof top bar located on the top floor of the hotel.

Accommodation
Tokyo
SUNROUTE ASAKUSA
3 Star
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Hakone
ICHINOYU SHINKAN
Ryokan
Accommodation
Takayama
WAT HOTEL
4 Star
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Hiroshima
ARK HOTEL HIROSHIMAEKI
3 Star
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Hiroshima
SOTETSU FRESA
4 Star
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Kyoto
HEIANBO RYOKAN
Ryokan
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Mt Koya
MT KOYA SHUKUBO MONASTERY
Monastery - 3 Star Quality
Accommodation
Osaka
WBF NAMBA KUROMON
3 Star

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 14-day adventure is perfect for travelers who want to go beyond the tourist hotspots in Japan to discover unique, local, and cultural experiences.
  • Shape your adventure with optional activities including Kyoto lanes & lanterns, cooking classes, day trips, and more!
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodation with traditional onsens and spas at your disposal!
  • Meditate with Buddhist monks and enjoy an evening of zen as you sleep in a traditional Monastery at Mount Koya.
  • Discover ancient cities and traditions in-depth with extended stays in Kyoto and Osaka.
  • 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.
  • Follow your local guide through historic cities like Hiroshima and explore iconic landscapes like Mt Fuji in Hakone.
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