Japan in Depth

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Independent Tours

This fully guided train tour of Japan’s Honshu Island covers all the highlights including Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. In between two and three-night stopovers in the big cities, you’ll also get to experience life in the mountain resort villages around Takayama and Nagano. It’s an absolute world away from the neon glare of the streets with multi-course dinners and thermal hot springs providing ample opportunities to enjoy a warm welcome. There’s a whole lot to take in as well as plenty of free time to enjoy evenings at your own pace. From the infamous sites of Hiroshima and the temple shrines of Kyoto to meditative Zen gardens and volcanic views over Mount Fuji; if you’re looking to delve deeper into Japan, here’s how you do so without the stress of DIY travel.

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  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


17 meals

  • 15 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners


14 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Guided sightseeing tour of Osaka
  • Bullet train ride from Osaka to Hiroshima
  • Guided tours of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island
  • Three nights in Kyoto including bike tour along Kamo River
  • Hot springs and morning markets in Takayama
  • Yudanaka Onsen and Snow Monkey Park near Nagano
  • Three nights in Tokyo including boat tours of Sumida River and Lake Ashi
  • Buddhist temples, bamboo forest paths and mist covered mountains
  • Historic villages, neon-lit alleyways and traditional sake breweries

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)


Train travel including the Bullet Train

Inclusive Japan Rail Pass

Tours and excursions:

Guided tours with English speaking guide

Entrance fees and transfers


  • 14 nights

  • Asia . Japan . Gifu . Takayama . Nagano . Yudanaka

  • International flights not included

From £6,055 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 15 days


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