Set your own pace.

This 7 day self-guided tour including accommodation in Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto, a railpass and two half day tours. Start in Tokyo with a three night stay allowing lots of time for your own exploration. Take the bullet train to Hakone, enjoy an overnight in a ryokan and use the local transport pass to scenic valleys affording spectacular views of Mt Fuji. Spend the last two days in Kyoto wandering historic alleyways after a half day tour to the castle and ancient shrines. Travel back to Tokyo or on to Osaka for your departure.


Destination Japan
Cities & Locations Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto
Duration 7 days / 6 nights


Day 1: Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo.

Day 2: Tokyo

This morning enjoy a city tour of Tokyo taking in key sights such as the Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street.

Day 3: Tokyo

Spend the day at leisure to self-explore.

Day 4: Tokyo – Hakone

Travel by Shinkansen (bullet train) to Hakone and overnight in a ryokan. Use the local transport pass to scenic valleys affording spectacular views of Mt.Fuji.

Day 5: Hakone – Kyoto

Travel by Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Kyoto

This morning see the major sights of Kinkakuji Temple and Nijo Castle.

Day 7: Kyoto

Using your rail pass, travel back to Tokyo or on to Osaka for your departure.

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.


KyotoFor those connected to calmness, beauty and serenity, Kyoto is a must. Considered the traditional heart of Japan, the city once served as the capital, the city boasts numerous gardens, imperial palaces, classical Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Classic images of Japan can be found in the Gion district – streets of traditional wooden houses, Read more


HakoneWithin easy travelling distance of Tokyo, the town of Hakone is well known as a mountainous holiday resort with several small towns that include renowned hot springs, traditional inns, open-air museums and spectacular mountain scenery including fantastic views of Mt.Fuji (weather permitting). With an efficient network of buses, trains, cable cars, ropeways and sightseeing boats, Read more


JapanJapan is like no other country on earth with a truly unique culture, which many perceive as the exotic unknown. Even though Japan does have a distinct code of social etiquette it’s people are generous, welcoming, charming and warm, making any holiday here something to be remembered. A country made up of four main islands, Read more


OsakaDiscover the charm of easy-going Osaka, Japan’s third largest city, also considered the stomach of Japan. Embracing the status of a food-loving city, Osaka boasts an array of food stalls and restaurants, many Michelin star rated. The vibrant metropolis is split with a lovely river and numerous canals cutting through the centre, awash with vivid Read more


TokyoAn amazing city to visit, Tokyo will not disappoint. As the world’s largest populous city, Tokyo offers an unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining. The well spread metropolis is smoothly connected by the operation of an intensive on-time rail network. A city with multiple personalities, the famed neighborhoods of Ginza, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, Read more