Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Miyajima - Osaka - Takayama - Tokyo
Your journey starts and ends in Tokyo, an immense, futuristic city made up of a host of distinct neighbourhoods each with its own unique character. With a wonderful abundance of street-level detail, Tokyo is a city that never fails to amaze visitors.
The perfect counterpoint to Tokyo is Kyoto, capital of Japan for over one thousand years and home to many of the country's finest temples, shrines and gardens - including a remarkable 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites! Just down the railway tracks you will sample some of Japan's best food and drink in Kyoto's lively neighbour, Osaka. Following this, you'll head down the western seaboard to Hiroshima, a city that looks to the future whilst acknowledging its past.
Carefully woven amongst your urban stays are visits to more rural parts of Japan. In Hakone National Park you'll experience the steaming volcanic hot springs and natural beauty to be found in the foothills of Mount Fuji. High in the Japanese Alps, in the well-preserved historic town of Takayama, you will find traditional crafts, sake breweries and morning markets.
We believe that cultural experiences are the key to a fantastic trip to Japan, and this trip is packed with them. Riding the famous Shinkansen bullet train, enjoying traditional Japanese hospitality at an authentic ryokan inn, spotting a geisha scurrying from one teahouse to another in Kyoto, and wandering through Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market are just a few of the fascinating experiences that make this itinerary so stimulating and exciting.
If you would like to upgrade or downgrade your trip, we offer Best of Japan at various different grades - from budget to deluxe. Just get in touch or visit our website to find out how we can tailor this itinerary to suit you!
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