General

This history, cultural and scenic 9 day tour of Japan covers key cities, including visits to Japans renowned Mt.Fuji and Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome.

Depart from Tokyo and enjoy city sights before heading to Nikko and the striking Kegon Falls. Explore Mt..Fuji and cruise along Lake Ashi with a night spent in Hakone. Head to Nara and discover Todaiji Temple ahead of exploring Kyoto and its key attractions. Enjoy a day spent exploring Hiroshima and the island of Miyajima – pay respects at Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park and Museum.

Destination Japan
Cities & Locations Tokyo, Hakone, Mt.Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka
Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates: Modular Group Tour departs on selected dates. Please enquire.

Guaranteed Departure Applies: As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.

NOTE: We regret we do not accept children under 15 years old on this tour.

Itinerary


Day 1: Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Tokyo

Day 3: Tokyo (L)

Today, head to Kamakura. Highlights include a matcha green tea ceremony in a 400-year-old teahouse, Hokokuji Temple and its beautiful bamboo grove, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachidor and the Great Buddha which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. You will also visit Enoshima, a getaway island popular for its cool ocean breezes.

Day 4: Tokyo – Hakone (L)

Depart Tokyo, bound for the stunning Mt.Fuji. Gain an overview of the area and take in the scenic views (weather permitting). Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ashi and the Mt.Komagatake Ropeway.

Day 5: Hakone – Takayama

This morning travel by train to Takayama, a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. It retains a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, especially in its beautifully preserved old town.

Day 6: Takayama - Kanazawa (L)

Walk around the bustling Takayama morning market before heading to Shirakawago. Visit the Wada Residence, a thatch-roofed house, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Continue on to Kanazawa.

Day 7: Kanazawa – Kyoto

Today, explore the key sights of Kanazawa. The city boasts many historical attractions such as restored residences and districts.

Day 8: Kyoto (L)

Kyoto is blessed with many beautiful attractions – explore Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizudera Temple.

Day 9: Kyoto – Osaka

Today, transfer to Osaka Airport where tour arrangements end.

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.

Kyoto

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

Kanazawa

KanazawaSurrounded by the Japan Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula Natural Park, Kanazawa offers a natural background of great beauty. Providing a tranquil contrast to the bustling cities, any journey to this area is a feast for the eyes. Spared during the World War II bombings, Kanazawa is known for its well-preserved Edo-era districts, Read more

Hakone

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

Japan

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

Osaka

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

Tokyo

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