Any great trip to Japan should include some unmissable stops and – great news – we have them all covered! We will start in Tokyo, the modern capital that reflects the frenzy and effervescence of the country, We will then explore Kyoto, with its temples and historic neighbourhoods, Hiroshima, reborn after the Second World War, and, last but not least...Osaka, home of Japanese cuisine.
Modern will meet tradition - in Tokyo we will be surrounded by skyscrapers and will cross the busiest intersection in the world, but once we travel down to Kamakura, we'll be immersed in the peace of the Buddhist temples and Zen gardens, not too far from the iconic Mount Fuji. Then we will take the Shinkansen, the high-speed train that has the reputation of never being late. Once in Kyoto we will visit some other majestic temples before walking through the bamboo forest and under the traditional red gates of Fushimi Inari. A jump back in time in Hiroshima, another in Osaka and Himeji Castle, and then we stop in Nara to admire the famous deer walking freely in the city park. We will immerse ourselves in a culture far from ours and uncover all it has to offer - are you ready?
360º - it's our great classic that allows you to discover the destination in all its aspects. We recommend packing a backpack rather than a suitcase as there will be lots of moving around.
MODERATE - this itinerary may involve hiking or other activities that require a moderate amount of physical effort. Be prepared for some potential long transfers and early wake up calls!
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Arrival and departure
This trip will begin and end in Tokyo. Aim to arrive by 5pm on the first day – on the last day you are free to leave whenever! You can fly into either airport in Tokyo.
Small hotels and hostels.
The no sharing room option is not available for the night in Minshuku.
The first hotel will be shared with you at least 2 days before your departure by your Travel Coordinator!