You are here

Japan Uncovered

Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Takayama, Matsumoto, Mount Fuji, Hakone, Tokyo
Ref: 7772210

Why Not Tailor-Make it Easy

Tailor-make this holiday from £7,689pp

  • We'll adapt this itinerary to suit you
  • Add local experiences
  • Choose accommodation
  • Designed to your budget
  • Flexible payments

Included in this Holiday

  • Indirect international flights, departing London.
  • Group tour with Wendy Wu
  • 15 nights in 3-4* accomodation
  • All transfers, visa fees & meals throughout your tour are included.
  • Visit to Kubota Itchiku's Art Museum
  • Visit to a Wasabi Farm
Price based on 2 people sharing, Priced for travel in June 2024.
Speak to a Consultant

Here’s What Your Amazing Holiday Could Look Like...

INCLUDES: Flights & Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Japan's cultural gems with our 17-day tour. Experience the vibrant city of Osaka before exploring the ancient capital of Nara, where you'll visit Todaiji Temple and Osaka Castle. Journey to Himeji Castle, known for its remarkable architecture, and continue to Hiroshima, where you'll visit the Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island. Explore the enchanting city of Kyoto, home to Ryoanji Temple and the iconic Golden Pavilion. Immerse yourself in Japanese traditions with a tea ceremony at Kiyomizu Temple and a visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Discover the historic cities of Kanazawa and Takayama, and admire the stunning beauty of the Japanese Alps as you search for snow monkeys. Witness the majestic Mount Fuji and explore the scenic Hakone region. Conclude your journey in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, where you'll visit the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple, and enjoy a dinner cruise on a traditional yakata boat. With a perfect blend of ancient traditions and modern wonders, this tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Japan's rich heritage and natural beauty.

We’ll Help you Find your Way

 

Planning your holiday

Hi I'm Chloe and as a Travel Consultant I'm here to make sure you find the exact holiday you want. This Journey itinerary is just one example for what's possible when you travel with us. Get in touch ...

GET IN TOUCH

Your Example Itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Osaka

Day 2

Osaka

Upon arrival, meet an English-speaking representative who will transfer you to your hotel.

Included in this price:

Day 3

Nara and Osaka Highlights

Embark on a coach journey to Nara, the former imperial capital of Japan. Explore Todaiji Temple, home to the world's largest wooden structure and Japan's largest Buddha. Afterward, continue to Osaka to savor a delightful lunch in the lively Dotonbori District, followed by visits to Osaka Castle and a relaxing cruise along the Yodogawa River.

Included in this price:

Day 4

Himeji Castle

Travel by coach to Himeji and marvel at the splendid 17th Century Himeji Castle. Take a stroll through the adjacent Koko-en garden, immersing yourself in traditional Japanese aesthetics. After lunch, journey to Hiroshima, approximately 3.5 hours away.

Included in this price:

Day 5

Hiroshima and Miyajima

Island Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, taking time to reflect on the city's history. Enjoy a ferry ride to Miyajima Island, where you can explore Itsukushima Shrine and have free time to wander the charming streets or hike up to Daisho-in Temple.

Included in this price:

Day 6

Bullet Train to Kyoto

Catch a bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto, a city steeped in history and tradition. Visit the serene Ryoanji Temple, known as the 'temple of the peaceful dragon,' and the iconic Kinkakuji, the 'Golden Pavilion.' Enjoy a day of sightseeing on foot.

Included in this price:

Day 7

Japanese Tea Ceremony and Fushimi Inari Shrine

Begin the day at the majestic Kiyomizu Temple, followed by a traditional tea ceremony led by a Tea Master. After lunch, explore the renowned Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its vibrant torii gates. Expect a 15-minute walk from coach parking to the shrine.

Included in this price:

Day 8

Kanazawa

Embark on a 4-hour coach journey from Kyoto to Kanazawa. Delight in lunch at a local restaurant and then wander through the beautiful Kenroku-en Garden. Discover contemporary art at the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art before settling into your hotel.

Included in this price:

Day 9

Gokayama and Shirakawago

Visit the Nomura Samurai House and garden before traveling to Gokayama, where you'll try your hand at making washi paper. Continue to the 300-year-old Gassho-style Wada House in Shirakawago. Finally, reach Takayama, check into your hotel, and enjoy the onsen facilities.

Included in this price:

Day 10

Takayama Exploration

Begin the day at the Miyagawa Morning Market, sampling local produce. Take a leisurely stroll through the town, visiting museums and enjoying the traditional houses. Spend free time in Kamisannomachi Street, experiencing the charm of Takayama.

Included in this price:

Day 11

Matsumoto Castle and Nagano

Journey to Matsumoto and explore the impressive Matsumoto Castle, known as 'Crow Castle.' Learn about the process of making miso soup and visit a wasabi farm before heading to Nagano. Discover the Zenkoji Temple and return to Nagano for the night.

Included in this price:

Day 12

Snow Monkeys and Zenkoji Temple

Travel to Yudanaka in search of the famous snow monkeys at Jigokudani Yaen-Koen Monkey Park. Observe these wild creatures up-close in their natural habitat. Continue to the historic Zenkoji Temple before returning to Nagano.

Included in this price:

Day 13

Mount Fuji

Travel to Mount Fuji's base, enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding lakes. Visit the 5th Station or the Fuji San World Heritage Centre, and explore the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Check into your hotel in Mishima or Gotemba.

Included in this price:

Day 14

Hakone Exploration

Transfer to Hakone and cruise on Lake Ashi before riding the Hakone ropeway to the Owakudani Valley. Continue to Tokyo after lunch.

Included in this price:

Day 15

Discover Tokyo

Uncover the serene side of Tokyo by exploring its tranquil backstreets, old temples, and gardens like the Imperial Palace East Gardens and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Included in this price:

Day 16

More Tokyo

Begin the day in Asakusa, visiting Senso-ji temple, and then head to the towering Skytree for breathtaking views from the observation deck. Enjoy free time in the afternoon before a memorable dinner cruise on a traditional yakata boat.

Included in this price:

Day 17

Depart Tokyo and return to the UK

Chat to Us About Tailor-Making Your Trip!

Flight Centre’s Travel Consultants really know their stuff when it comes to creating bespoke itineraries. Get in touch below, and let us tailor-make it easy

Choose a Method of Contact

Tap an option below

Callback
We can call you right now

Enter your number below (UK only) and our lovely Consultants will give you a call

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat: 09:00 to 19:00
Sun: 09:00 to 18:00

We can call you, now or later.

Enter your number below and we can call you now or at a set time - the choice is yours!

We’re not in the office right now

Enter your number and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you (within opening hours)

Enter your number
Select your preference
CALL ME NOW
SCHEDULE
Callback
When would you like us to call?

Select a day and time (UK)




Success!

We're about to call you back


Continue Browsing

Choose a Method of Contact

Tap an option below

Callback
We can call you right now

Enter your number below (UK only) and our lovely Consultants will give you a call

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat: 09:00 to 19:00
Sun: 09:00 to 18:00

We can call you, now or later.

Enter your number below and we can call you now or at a set time - the choice is yours!

We’re not in the office right now

Enter your number and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you (within opening hours)

Enter your number
Select your preference
CALL ME NOW
SCHEDULE
Callback
When would you like us to call?

Select a day and time (UK)




Success!

We're about to call you back


Continue Browsing

Your holiday

We know our stuff when it comes to holidays all around the world and – most importantly – with a little bit of information, our Travel Experts can tailor make a trip to suit you. So what are you waiting for?

Travel Details

Your Details

Best time to call:

By proceeding, I agree to the website terms of use and understand that the personal data I provide will be used to deal with my request and in accordance with the privacy notice.