Japan is famous for its spring and autumn shows of colour. In spring it is the pink cherry blossoms framing the famous views, but in autumn rich hues of red. orange, gold and brown from maple and ginko trees lend rich colour to the landscape. This special inclusive group tour at this time of year provides excellent value for money, covering the main sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hiroshima and Kyoto as well as some lesser-known sights that help create a deeper impression of Japan and Japanese culture.
Visit Japan at a great time of year for a very special price. Price includes flights, accommodation, daily breakfast and some lunches, transport and sightseeing.
This tour departs UK on 7 November 2019.
Price: £3,845 per person including international flights (based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room).
Single room supplement: £900
Flight supplements may apply for late bookings, so early confirmation is recommended.
Depart London or regional airport for your flight to Tokyo.
Once you arrive in Tokyo, you are met by our representative and helped on your bus. You then travel to your hotel.
Pick-up from hotel and enjoy a full day's sightseeing tour of Tokyo visiting the Tokyo Tower Observatory, the Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace East Gardens, Hama-rikyu Garden, a short cruise on the Sumida River, the Senso-ji (Asakusa Kannon) Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street.. (B, L)
Free day in Tokyo.
Excursion to Mt Fuji and Hakone. Your heavy luggage will be transported from Tokyo to Takayama so you should take an overnight bag for the night. Ascend half way up the mountain. After lunch, enjoy an aerial cable car ride with spectacular views and a boat trip on Lake Ashi. Then transfer for your stay at your hotel with traditional "onsen" or hot springs. (B, L)
In the morning board the bullet train to Kyoto. In the afternoon take an excursion to the nearby town of Nara, the ancient capital of Japan and an important Buddhist centre. Visit the Todai-ji Temple, a vast wooden building housing a giant bronze Buddha, the Deer Park and the Kasuga Shrine. Return to Kyoto (B)
Free day for you to explore Kyoto on your own, whether you want to see some of the exquisite temples and gardens, or the historic streets, such as those of the Gion district. Alternatively you may wish to join an organised tour - please ask for details. (B)
A further free day to explore this historic city. (B)
Travel to Hiroshima by bullet train. Your heavy luggage will be transported to Osaka, so overnight bag for stay in Hiroshima. Full day tour to Hiroshima and nearby Miyajima Island. First visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and museum, and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Then take the ferry to Miyajima Island to visit the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine and the iconic "floating" red torii gate. (B)
In the morning take a bullet train to Osaka. Afternoon walking tour of Osaka including Osaka Castle and cruise on the Aqau Liner along Osaka's waterways. (B)
Transfer to Kansai International Airport and travel safely back to the UK, arriving later the same day. (B)
Here are details of the preferred hotels for this tour. Similar hotels may be substituted. All are good 3- or 4-star standard, and are modern, clean, well-presented hotels offering a comfortable stay on a touring holiday.
This large central hotel has more than 800 rooms. Located in Chiyoda, near the Imperial Palace, it has its own extensive grounds. It also boasts a number of restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese, and French cuisine. The hotel contains an indoor pool and spa centre.
Kyoto: ANA CROWNE PLAZA
The Crowne Plaza is in a good central location, directly opposite Nijo Castle. A free shuttle bus operates to the railway station. There are 5 restaurants, including French, Japanese and Chinese cuisine, plus an indoor swimming pool.