Extraordinary Japan journey with rail passes

Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima

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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

Mt Fuji

Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo

Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo

Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo

Tokyo tower, Japan

Shibuya, Tokyo

Mt Fuji

Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Japan

Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Japan

Higashi Chaya-Gai District, Kanazawa, Japan

Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Japan

Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Japan

Bamboo forest, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto

To-ji Temple, Kyoto

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto

Kyoto

Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi

Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi

Osaka, Japan

Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi

Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi

Osaka castle, Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Hiroshima

Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Hiroshima

Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Hiroshima

Memorial park, Hiroshima

Peace Park memorial, Hiroshima

See Japan's brightest lights and cultural sights from Tokyo to Hiroshima

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You'll start your holiday with four nights in a Standard room at the Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Double room at the Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Kanazawa.

Then, you'll spend three nights in a Studio Double at the Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto, Kyoto.

After, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at the Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Queen room at the Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Hiroshima.

Finally, you will spend one night in a Standard room at the Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi, Osaka

You will stay on a room-only basis throughout.

Please note if one of the advertised hotels is unavailable for your selected dates they will be swapped with one of similar standards. Please visit our supplier's, Exoticca, website for more information.

This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary: a tour of Tokyo; a full-day tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone, with lunch included; a tour of Kyoto, with lunch inlcuded; a visit to Todai-Ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and an excursion to Miyajima and Hiroshima.

Please note the excursion to Miyajima and Hiroshima will be a guided tour except on the following dates, where you will receive a self-guided tour voucher: 15 July, 12 August, 16 September, 23 September, 4 October, 14 October and 30 December 2019.

A number of optional excursions and travel insurance can purchased for additional costs. These can be arranged directly with our supplier, Exoticca, after booking and must be selected before final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's own website.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Tokyo, Japan, returning from the Osaka. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person is included, as per the airline's terms and conditions.

A 14-day Japan Rail Pass and one-way shared arrival airport transfer are included

We recommend activating your Japan Rail Pass on day two or three of your trip.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

The discount

We advertise this offer at up to 43% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 19/11/2019, leaving from Manchester, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £2,499 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £4,343 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 43%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 15/05/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

Tour Japan on a formidable 14-night trip, taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Hiroshima and more, with charming hotel stays and a Japan rail pass - all travel included

It's arguable that no country combines its age-old traditions with its future-bound attitude quite like Japan. From the calming rituals of glorious geishas, to the hectic hubbub of an electrified Tokyo, Japan is a truly unique destination. Add to this the jaw-dropping scenery of Mount Fuji and stunning parks of Kyoto and you’ve got a destination like none other.

This 14-night trip starts in Tokyo, where a tour will cover some of the city’s quintessential sightseeing spots - Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Meiji Shrine, Ginza and an Akasaka guest house. You’ll also embark on a full-day tour to Mount Fuji: ascend to 2,300 metres above sea level to enjoy breathtaking views above the clouds, before cruising along Ashi Crater Lake and taking a cable car ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine, Mototsumiya, that's nestled at the top of the mountain.

After getting to grips with the capital city, you’ll hop on board a futuristic bullet train to Kanazawa. Here awaits your home for two nights, Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbou, and the city known to its locals as ‘Little Kyoto’. Full of well-preserved Edo-era castles, like 17th-century Kenrokuen with its impeccably manicured gardens, this charming city sits on the Sea of Japan and is bordered by beautiful, mountainous landscapes. Be sure to explore Higashi Chaya, the teahouse district, and Nagamachi, once home to the samurais of the Edo period.

Travel by train to Kyoto next - the former capital of the Japanese Empire, known for its three-hour-long tea ceremonies. You'll see some of Japan's most important historical and cultural epicentres, including Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, plus Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Later, you may even encounter some friendly wild deer in Nara Park; they are known to bow in order to receive treats from visitors – see if you can resist their charm.

You'll travel on to Osaka next, where you'll have time at leisure to explore the city's most striking landmarks - don't miss a chance to tour Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan and Shitenno-ji Temple for a dose of the city's culture and history.

You'll then make tracks for Hiroshima, where a sobering visit of its Peace Memorial Park and museum, as well as the Atomic Bomb Dome, is included for a chance to immerse yourself in wartime history. You'll also take a short ferry ride to Miyajima island, one of the country's most scenic spots known for its floating shrine. You'll then return to Osaka for a final day spent at leisure, before reluctantly taking your flight back home to the UK.
Itinerary

Day 1: Fly from the UK to Tokyo. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to the hotel by shuttle bus. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 3: Take a Tokyo city tour, including Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine and an Akasaka guest house, followed by the Imperial Palace, East Garden and Ginza shopping district. Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 4: Take a full-day Mount Fuji and Hakone tour, during which your bus will head up to the 5th station at 2,300 metres above sea level. After lunch, visit Ashi Crater Lake before journeying to the peak of Mount Komagatake, where you'll take a cable car ride up to the Hakone Shrine, Mototsumiya. Return to Tokyo by bus for an overnight stay. Please note that if road conditions or unforeseen circumstances restrict the ascent to the 5th station, you will instead travel the highest elevation possible at the time. If conditions or circumstances prevent sailing on Ashi Crater Lake, alternative visits and experiences will be taken to replace the activity.
Day 5: Spend the day at leisure, with the option of taking a Kamakura and Enoshime Bay excursion, during which you could see the Grand Buddha and enjoy a traditional green tea ceremony, before exploring Tsurugaoka Hachimangu and feast on a traditional lunch (chargeable). Overnight in Tokyo.
Day 6: Using your Japan rail pass, travel to Kanazawa to check into your hotel and spend the day at leisure. Overnight in Kanazawa.
Day 7: Spend the day at leisure, with the option of enjoying a Shirakawago excursion, during which you'll visit this traditional village, take lunch, and continue on to Ainokura village for a traditional rice cracker baking experience (chargeable). Overnight in Kanazawa.
Day 8: Using your Japan rail pass, travel to Kyoto and spend the day at leisure before an overnight stay.
Day 9: Take a morning guided tour of Kyoto including Nijo Castle, before enjoying lunch and an afternoon tour of Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Take a stroll through Nara Park, filled with wild deer. Overnight in Kyoto.
Day 10: Spend the day at leisure, with the option of taking an excursion to Mount Koya, known for its temples, shrines and pagodas (chargeable). Overnight in Kyoto.
Day 11: Using your Japan rail pass, travel to Osaka to spend the day at leisure before an overnight stay.
Day 12: Spend the day at leisure, with the option of enjoying an excursion to Himeji Castle (chargeable). Overnight in Osaka.
Day 13: Using your Japan rail pass, transfer to Hiroshima and spend the day at leisure before an overnight stay.
Day 14: Take a guided tour of Miyajima and Hiroshima, starting with a ferry ride to Miyajima before a tour of Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and museum, as well as the Atomic Bomb Dome. Please note that this excursion is not available on 15 July, 12 August, 16 and 23 September, 14 October, 4 November and 30 December; during these dates it will be replaced with vouchers for a self-guided Hiroshima and Miyajima visit.
Day 15: Travel by bullet train back to Osaka and spend the afternoon at leisure, with the optional of taking a city walking tour on arrival, including stops at Higashi-Umeda station, Tenmabashi station and Osaka Castle (chargeable). Overnight in Osaka.
Day 16: Transfer to the airport using your Japan rail pass, for your flight back to the UK. Overnight on board.
Day 17: Arrive back in the UK.

Agora Place Asakusa, Tokyo (four nights)

This contemporary hotel puts modern simplicity at its core, with a concept that sees amenities added to rooms on a purchasable or rentable basis. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout and the hotel is set just a minute’s walk from Tawaramachi Station, a 10-minute walk from Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Arcade, and a five-minute walk from Kappabashi Dougu Street. Agora Place Asakusa sports a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, Kanazawa (two nights)

With sleek and modern bedrooms, comfortable beds and a great location, Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo is a great base for exploring Kanazawa. You’re only a 15-minute walk from Kanazawa Castle Park, and it’s only a little further to all of the other historical sights in the city. The Robikafefashino restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, so no matter the time of day, you’re well catered for with a mix of Asian and Western dishes.

Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo, Kyoto (three nights)

Centrally located in Gojo, the trendy, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-awarded Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Hotel sits just steps away from the Gojo subway station, and one stop away from Kyoto's main station. Ultra-modern studio apartments are beautifully calm, with a whitewashed, minimalist decor and feature both private en-suites and a well-equipped kitchen. Additional services such as breakfast and dry cleaning are available.

Hotel Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi, Osaka (two nights, and a third night)

Sleek, modern and warm in style, this inviting hotel is perfect for any stay in Osaka, and benefits from a central location near Shinsaibashi underground station. Deep earthy colour schemes and wood and marble accents feature heavily across this hotel, which offers a brightly-lit lounge-style café, plus Wi-Fi, smartphones in the rooms, and an array of items available for loan from reception.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima, Hiroshima (two nights)

Located a 10-minute walk from the Peace Memorial Park and within easy reach of other central landmark sights, this hotel offers a charming and modern spot to rest your head during your stay in Hiroshima. Facilities include laundry services, a 24-hour vending machine, and a breakfast area serving hearty dishes between 5-10am. Guest rooms are simple and unfussy in style, and come with a TV, work desk and seating area.
Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, 1 Chome-2-16 Korinbo, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0961, Japan (your second destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow to Tokyo, Japan, returning from Osaka, with Qatar, Emirates, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Aeroflot, Finnair, British Airways, and Japan Airlines (airlines subject to change).

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times as well as flight numbers.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website.

Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

Your outbound or inbound flight may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will also call you directly to confirm your booking.

Please also check the visa requirements for any countries you have a connection in.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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Highlights

  • Enjoying a stress-free trip with a pre-arranged Japan Rail Pass helping you get around
  • The mix of old and new on this unique tour, with both metropolitan cities and historic sites on the itinerary
  • Ticking off a number of must-visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Todai-ji Temple and Nijo Castle

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Agora Place Asakusa, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Hotel Oriental Express Osaka Shinsaibashi, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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