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

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.

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