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13 days Japan, Asia
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
2
4
Family Holidays | Min age 5yrs
Trip code: 
CJFP

3-for-2

Trip Highlights: 
Travel on high speed trains
Cooking tasty Japanese food
Views of Mt Fuji
Cable car ride
Flight Inclusive prices from
Child £2,404 Adult £2,671
Price includes flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, as well as a selection of meals. More info »
Prices without flights from
Child £1,649 Adult £1,832
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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You'll follow an itinerary which has been researched and planned by our experts, saving you all the hassle of organising the trip. The itineraries are designed to minimise the time spent travelling and maximise the variety of experiences.
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(Departures in 206)
  • Day 1/2 - Tokyo
  • Day 3 - Tokyo
  • Day 4 - Tokyo
  • Day 5 - Tokyo
  • Day 6/7 - Hakone
  • Day 8 - Kyoto
  • Day 9 - Kyoto
  • Day 10 - Kyoto
  • Day 11 - Kyoto
  • Day 12 - Departure day
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Day
1/2
Tokyo

Tokyo

Take an overnight flight and make your way to the hotel. Konnichiwa! Welcome to Tokyo.

Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7pm of your arrival day in the hotel lobby. During our time here we will have a number of included activities accompanied by your tour leader as well as free time to explore on your own. The order and day of the included activities will depend on a number of things, including weather or local events. Your leader will discuss with you the plan for the next few days at the group meeting. We'll get around the city using the extensive and efficient public transport network - the fastest way to get to where we need to go and the best way to have the most local experience of what life is like in this big city.

Asakusa Sunroute Hotel or similar

Day
3
Tokyo

Tokyo

While in Tokyo we will:
Visit Sensoji in Asakusa, one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Tokyo. It is located on the banks of the Sumida River, and also features a shopping street in its approach that features many souvenir shops.
Head to Akihabara to explore the manga (comic) market and then visit a comic making studio to see how manga is made.
Learn to write your name in Japanese characters and try your hand at calligraphy (and your mouth at pronouncing some useful Japanese words!) in a class with a local teacher.

Asakusa Sunroute Hotel or similar- Breakfast included

Day
4
Tokyo

Tokyo

Get ready for an eye-opening experience at Tsukiji Fish Market. This market is the biggest wholesale seafood market in the world, selling more than 400 seafood varieties from around the globe. Wander through narrow aisles, witness heated negotiations and watch out for speeding market trolleys piled high with crates of stock for the day's trade.
After your market visit, sit down at one of the sushi restaurants surrounding the market and enjoy the freshest sushi breakfast you will ever eat!
Note: the Tsukiji Fish Markets are closed every national holiday and every Sunday.

Take a walk through a Tokyo depachika. The word is a combination of depato, meaning department store, and chika, meaning basement. In Tokyo the basement of many department stores is dedicated to food. Over the years, these ‘food halls’ have become one of the premier places to see the cutting edge of Tokyo’s food scene.

Take a look inside the Sony showroom for a glimpse at the newest technology from this Japanese company, from the latest TVs and home theatre, to personal devices, new video games to try and even robots to play with. We will also visit Yoyogi Park where we'll join the locals for a picnic lunch and have the chance to see cosplay, local teenage bands, circus, acting and traditional arts groups all meeting to play and perform.

Asakusa Sunroute Hotel or similar

Day
5
Tokyo

Tokyo

Today is left free to explore Tokyo one more time. There are many options available and our leader will help you choose which is right for you.
Some of the options available to you include beautiful Imperial parks and temples, unique museums, watching a game of baseball and even visiting Kodomo no Shiro, a children's play area consisting of 7 floors of indoor fun including art and crafts, music, movies , toys, games and playgrounds.

Asakusa Sunroute Hotel or similar - Breakfast included

Day
6/7
Hakone

Hakone

Today we leave Tokyo behind and head direct to Hakone by train. It’s astonishingly easy to travel by train in Japan. Trains operate with metronomic precision, and the sight of a white-gloved guard, bowing to a carriage full of travellers, is something we’ll never forget!
Part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone has just about everything you could wish for – hot springs, mountains, bush walks, lakes, breathtaking views of Mt Fuji and interesting historical sites. Famed as a luxurious resort area since the Meiji period, Hakone's onsens (hot spring baths) are a top holiday destination for Tokyo residents looking to unwind.

Fuji Hakone Guesthouse or similar - Breakfast included

Day
8
Kyoto

Kyoto

The charms of the former imperial capital of Kyoto are discreetly hidden, and our stay will reveal some of the finest temples, shrines, palaces and gardens in the country. We have plenty of time to explore together - though we could easily spend a week in Kyoto without getting bored!

Daiwa Roynet Hotel or similar - Breakfast included

Day
9
Kyoto

Kyoto

This amazing city was originally founded as Heian-kyo in 794 and had its golden age during the imperial court's heyday from 794 to 1185. The city still bears the name Kyoto ('Capital City'), even though the emperor and government are now located in Tokyo. Home to many cultural landmarks and historical sites, Kyoto is regarded as the cultural heart of Japan, with its abundance of traditional arts and literature.
Today we'll go for a leisurely bike ride along the great paths around some of Kyoto's key historical and culturally significant sites. This is definitely the best way to navigate the city.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel or similar - Breakfast included

Day
10
Kyoto

Kyoto

Today we explore more of the delights that Kyoto has to offer. We will visit the Arashiyama area, a pleasant district on the outskirts of Kyoto which was a popular place for nobles to relax in the natural setting during the Heian period (785-1185). We will also take a walk through a bamboo forest and enjoy time on the Kyoto River.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel or similar - Breakfast included

Day
11
Kyoto

Kyoto

Today we head to Hikone Castle to uncover its history and hopefully one or 2 secrets. Hikone Castle traces its origin to 1603 . The keep was originally built in 1575, as part of Ōtsu Castle, and was moved to Hikone by the Ii clan , one of the most famous Samurai families in Japan. We will explore the impressive Samurai quarter here and learn about this military caste.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel or similar - Breakfast included

Day
12

Departure day

There are no activities planned for the final day and the hotel and leader will help you get back to the airport for your flight home.
If you are planning on stayinbg on a little longer you might like to: Learn the art of Japanese archery (kyudo), try your martial arts skills in an Aikido class or master traditional culinary skills in a cooking lesson, Immerse yourself in the time honoured tradition of a tea ceremony or check out the fashions at a kimono showroom.