Wonderful Japan

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Independent Tours

Experience the highlights and lesser-known areas of Honshu Island in this wonderful 11-day holiday. Staying in the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto - with Kanazawa, Takayama and Hiroshima in between - this is an ideal introduction to the culture and spirit of Japan. Bridging the gap between independent and guided travel you’ll experience the best of both worlds with assistance just a phone call away on free days without a guide. You’ll also become acquainted with modern Japan’s favourite mode of transport – the Shinkansen ‘Bullet Train’. Fast, sleek and ultra-cool – and that’s just how you’ll feel on route to Kyoto. From the infamous sites of Hiroshima and the skyscrapers of Tokyo to tranquil Zen rock gardens and an overnight stay in a traditional ryokan; if you’re looking to get to know Japan, here’s how you do it without the worry of doing everything yourself. 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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11 meals

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner


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

Excursions and visits

  • Three nights and guided sightseeing in Tokyo
  • Free time or optional sightseeing extension tour
  • Bullet Train rides to Kanazawa and Takayama
  • Overnight stay and evening meal in a traditional ryokan
  • Independent tours of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island
  • Three nights in Kyoto including guided sightseeing
  • Buddhist temples, Zen rock gardens and floating castles
  • Morning markets, neon-lit alleyways and back street sake bars

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Transfer from Kyoto to Kansai Airport


Train travel including the Bullet Train

7 Day Japan Rail Pass (2nd class – upgrades available)

Tours and excursions:

Guided tours with English speaking guide

Entrance fees and transfers (unless stated)


  • 10 nights

  • Asia . Japan . Kanazawa . Hiroshima . Kyoto . Takayama

  • International flights not included

From £2,029 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 11 days


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