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A Taste of Japan

Taste of Japan - hero1 - shutterstock_667925704 - Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo

Independent Tours

This independent tour of Japan gives you an opportunity to experience Kyoto and Tokyo on your own and with an English-speaking guide. You’ll also travel by train to a traditional hot springs resort on the outskirts of Kyoto and stay in a ryokan spa, overnight. From visiting the Kiyomizu-dera and Sanjusangen-do Buddhist temples to relaxing on the shores of Lake Biwa and riding the Shinkansen 'bullet train', this taste of Japan combines free time and optional excursions to create an unforgettable holiday. Please note: Certain sections of this itinerary will be with other travellers, including shared transfers. The minimum group size will be two people and the maximum will be 16 people.

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7 meals

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner


6 nights in hotels, including 1 night in a traditional ryokan inn.

Excursions and visits

  • Guided sightseeing and temple tour of Kyoto
  • Optional day trip to Nara or free day in Kyoto
  • Overnight in traditional ryokan spa in Ogoto
  • Option to visit Mount Hiei and Tendai Monastery
  • Bullet Train ride from Kyoto to Tokyo
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Tokyo
  • Buddhist temples, Zen gardens and thermal hot springs

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Transfer from Tokyo to Narita/Haneda airports


  • 6 nights

  • Asia . Japan . Kyoto . Tokyo

  • International flights not included

From £1,672 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 7 days


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