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Experience Japan's Breathtaking Cities + Up To $100 in Trip Upgrade with Audley
from $7,185 pp

  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Destinations: Japan

Explore the frenetic pace of Tokyo before venturing to quieter corners of the country with your Japan rail pass. The Tokyo, Kyoto & Hakone tour will have you experiencing it all. You'll have time to meander between temples and UNESCO heritage sites of Kyoto, visit the geisha district with a geisha expert, and learn to make your own mochi. Then head to Hakone, famous for its ryokans with thermal baths and breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • Special Offer *
  • Member Benefits
    • Trip customized specifically for you by a destination expert
    • Up to$100 value trip upgrade
    • 24/7 on-trip support
    • All in-country transfers

What You May Experience:

  • Take a cuisine walking tour through Kyoto.
  • Travel by high-speed bullet train.
  • Experience traditional Japanese hospitality with a ryokan stay.
  • Explore the exciting Tokyo with a private guide.

Where You Will Stay:

Each stop on this tour offers fabulous accommodations.

  • Park Hotel - A first-class, modern hotel with well-designed rooms in a fantastic area of Tokyo, with the great views that come with the location, the Park Hotel is a great choice for those who want class and comfort.
  • The Noku - Modern comforts meets ancient heritage at this Kyoto hotel.
  • Ten-yu Kowakien - The concept of this ryokan, or Japanese-style inn, is the harmony of authentic Japanese hospitality and the nature. You can watch the sunrising sky while bathing in our enormous open-air onsen with infinite horizon view. In addition, all rooms come with its own private open-air bath. 

Nearby Attractions:

Japan’s cultural heritage is the cornerstone of its many attractions and activities and Kyoto is a scenic hub of history and tradition. Explore the city’s cobbled streets on an evening tour for a glimpse of a Geisha or visit the home of a Women’s Association member to learn about a traditional pastime such as calligraphy. Cosmopolitan Tokyo is a complete contrast, and an early morning trip to Tsujiki, the world’s biggest fish market, can be followed by a visit to the ornate Meiji Jingu shrine.

Further afield, walking and hiking opportunities abound in Japan’s countless national parks and mountain ranges, such as Hakone National Park, home to snow-capped Mount Fuji.

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Included With Your Trip

Inclusions:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel

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Here is a look at the details of this trip:

At A Glance: Tokyo, Kyoto & Hakone Tour Itinerary~ 10 days ~ Tokyo, Japan to Tokyo, Japan All breakfasts ~ from $7,185 per person

Day 1: Tokyo

After passing through customs and luggage collection, you're met by an airport guide who will give you your trip documents and direct you to the shared shuttle service which takes you to your hotel. After checking in, spend the rest of the day at leisure, resting and relaxing after your flight. If you do feel like starting exploring, you may wish to walk around the Imperial Gardens.

Day 2: Tokyo

Your guide will meet you today in the hotel lobby to run through your trip and offer any local advice to you so you can enjoy the country with confidence. In the first section the guide will explain your itinerary in more detail and answer any questions you might have. They can also assist with validating your Japan Rail Pass if needed. This can take up to two hours so afterwards head out with your guide to see some of the highlights of the city. In the evening, head out with a guide to sample some of the local Tokyo cuisine in the vibrant district of Ebisu.

Day 3: Tokyo

Today can be open at leisure for you to explore Tokyo as you please. We can provide sightseeing information for you or you can do as you please!

Day 4: Kyoto

This morning you will embark on your first journey by high-speed bullet train — an experience in itself. On arrival in Kyoto, freshen up at your well-located hotel before visiting the immediate surroundings.

Day 5: Kyoto

You can have leisure time in Kyoto today. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shinto shrines, Kyoto is one of the world's most culturally rich cities.

Day 6: Kyoto

Head out to the neighboring prefecture of Shiga which is home to the expansive Lake Biwa. Here you can join a local family and make mochi (traditional rice cakes) in a truly unforgettable unique experience of Japan off the beaten tourist track. Enjoy some Sukiyaki lunch before returning to Kyoto. Spend some time exploring the city before meeting a local geisha expert for an exclusive tour of the geisha quarter. Another chance to gain a fascinating insight into a rarely seen aspect of Japanese life.

Day 7: Kyoto

Today is at leisure and you could visit another town or city for a day-trip such as nearby Arashiyama, Hiroshima or Nara. You can decide which is most appealing for you. You'll be provided with sightseeing information for the particular place you'll visit. This is great chance to see more of the country while you're there and utilize the convenient Japan Rail Pass that you have for the duration of your trip.

Day 8: Hakone & Mount Fuji

You will make your way to Hakone today by bullet train. Enjoy the atmosphere of this quieter town. This will give you a nice contrast to the busy big cities in Japan. You will also have the opportunity to stay in a traditional ryokan accommodation. Ryokan are Japanese inns that are famous for their service and incredible food they serve. You usually sleep on tatami-mat floors in a Japanese-style room. The Hakone area is famous for ryokans having hot spring onsen baths too given its location near the iconic Mount Fuji.

Day 9: Hakone & Mount Fuji

Today you can enjoy the area and towns of the Hakone National Park. The village of Hakone-machi sits right on the lake nestled in the hills near Mt. Fuji. You can also take the ferry across the lake and enjoy the scenery and vistas around Hakone. If the weather is clear you may catch a glimpse of the very conical Mt. Fuji!

Day 10: Tokyo

You will return to Tokyo by private line train today for your last night in Japan. Definitely take the opportunity to see any sights of the city you may have missed at the beginning of the trip. This is also a good chance to do any last minute shopping or eat some more amazing food in Japan's capital city!

Day 11: Return home

You'll take a shared transfer from your hotel to the airport today in time for your return flight home.

Departure Dates
Start: October 1, 2021
End: December 31, 2022
Price: $7,185 pp


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