Epic Japan city-hop with nature excursions

Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Osaka

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Mount Fuji

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Scramble crossing, Shibuya, Tokyo

Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower

Mount Fuji Lake, Kawaguchiko

Kanazawa

Geisha District, Kanazawa

Holiday Inn ANA Kanazawa Sky, Kanazawa, Japan

Holiday Inn ANA Kanazawa Sky, Kanazawa, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Nara Park

Karasuma Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Karasuma Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-Ji Temple, Kyoto

Kyoto

Hotel Unizo Osaka Yodoyabashi, Osaka

Hotel Unizo Osaka Yodoyabashi, Osaka

Hotel Unizo Osaka Yodoyabashi, Osaka

Osaka

Himeji Castle, Osaka

Journey across Japan’s tantalising Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and more, with an excursion to Mount Fuji - includes flights, Japan Rail Passes, a range of tours and optional excursions

Day 1: Tokyo

Touch down in Tokyo, a heady metropolis bursting with culture. Transfer to your hotel, then start exploring this incredible city - why not start with a visit to one of the many food markets?

Day 2: Tokyo

Start off with a half-day city tour, visit the Shinjuku Love Statue, Harajuku and the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the Imperial Palace and the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa, then finish the tour at the train station and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

Day 3: Mount Fuji

See another side of Japan with an unforgettable excursion to the legendary Mount Fuji, which includes lunching at the View Restaurant and sailing along Ashi Crater Lake. More nature awaits at Hakone and the volcanic Owaku-Dani Valley, before returning back to the capital.

Day 4: Kanazawa

Use your Japan Rail Pass to ride to Kanazawa, a historical gem with castles and traditional Japanese culture: visit Kenrokuen, a 17th-century castle garden, where you'll be amazed at the traditional aspects of Japanese culture.

Day 5: Kanazawa

Spend today exploring Kanazawa on a self-guided tour by bus, during which you’ll get an overview of the city and its Japanese architecture. Soak up the artistic atmosphere with a traditional Gold-Leaf experience, where you'll be served refreshing tea at Kikentei.

Day 6: Kyoto

Use your Japan Rail Pass again to get to Kyoto, capital of the Japanese Empire for 11 centuries. Start exploring at your own pace, perhaps with delving into geisha-culture with a visit to Pontocho.

Day 7: Kyoto

Set off on a half-day tour this morning to visit the Niki-jo Castle, Kinkauji Temple, the Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8: Kyoto

Head to the iconic Bamboo Forest and work on your photography skills, or walk through the tranquil Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Alternatively, opt to explore two World Heritage sites in Nara by taking the Kintetsu Express train. You'll encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, and see one of the world's largest wooden temples, Todai-Ji Temple (at additional cost).

Day 9: Osaka

Grit and glamour combine in Japan’s third largest city, Osaka. After using your Japan Rail Pass to arrive, grab some lunch at the local Kuromon market, before heading to the Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky building - panoramic views are abound, here.

Day 10: Osaka

Take your last full day at a leisurely pace and explore the city at your own pace. Alternatively, squeeze in one more optional excursion to Himeji Castle, a truly magnificent hilltop castle that perfectly embodies traditional Japanese architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage site is bound to impress with its white façade and fascinating interiors (chargeable).

Day 11: Osaka - UK

Sadly, it’s time to head to the airport and make your way home.

Good to know

There are a range of optional excursions available on this tour for an additional cost; please call Exoticca directly on 0203 695 9677 to arrange these before booking on the website. Additional tours must be confirmed before your final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's website.

This holiday allows you to spread the cost of your break by paying only the deposit upfront. The remaining balance is due at a later date and is to be paid directly to the holiday supplier (the exact date will be stated on your booking confirmation). 

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