General

Tranquil and beautiful, Japanese gardens are a work of art – on this 11 day tour, travel through Japan exploring some of the most celebrated gardens in Japanese history.

Depart from Tokyo where gardens are a stark contrast to the skyscrapers standing nearby. Discover the Omiya Bonsai Village and experience an ikebana presentation (flower arrangement). Take in the sights of Nikko, Kamakura and Hakone, ahead of arriving in Kyoto. Visit several key temples and gardens including Ryoanji Temple and its famous zen rock garden. Admire the Korakuen Garden in Okayama and Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu before ending the tour in Osaka.

 

Destination Japan
Cities & Locations Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura Hakone, Kyoto, Takamatsu, and Osaka
Duration 12 days / 11 nights

Terms & Conditions

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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

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