Journey through Japan
This Japan tour showcases the very best that the country has to offer. You'll start in Tokyo, end in Osaka, and overnight along the way in Utsunomiya, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto, Matsue, and Hiroshima.
- Visit Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise Shopping Arcade
- Visit Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Waterfall
- Visit Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum
- Visit Gassho-Zukuri houses
- Visit Nijo Castle, Temple of the Golden Pavilion, and Heian Shrine and Garden; Japanese tea ceremony
- Visit Adachi Museum of Art, Matsue Castle, and Buke Yashiki
- Visit Itsukushima Shrine, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, and Shukkei-en Garden
- Sight Seeing Tours
- Tour Manager
Today's sightseeing tour takes you to the MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Afterward, pass by the Imperial Palace Plaza, the State Guest House, the Akihabara district, and the famous Ginza shopping street. Your tour concludes with a visit to the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in this cosmopolitan city.
Enjoy your day at your leisure. Perhaps join a full day optional excursion to Mount Fuji. .
Journey north to Nikko for a visit to TOSHOGU SHRINE and its famous YOMEIMON GATE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, continue on to the scenic Iroha-zaka Driveway, which reaches elevations of 3,940 feet, to visit LAKE CHUZENJI and the KEGON WATERFALL. Continue to Utsunomiya, home of Japan's famous gyoza dumplings.
This morning, travel to Matsumoto where you will see MATSUMOTO CASTLE and the MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM.
Continue through Japan's beautiful mountain scenery to one of the country's most remote regions, SHIRAKAWA. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the unique Gassho-Zukuri (joined hands) thatched houses can only be found here. This afternoon, journey through the Japanese Alps to the secluded town of Takayama, where old traditions are untouched by the passage of time
Journey to Kyoto, one of the most fascinating cities in Japan. The remainder of your day is free to explore. This evening, you may choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense). Traditional Ryokan Stay - Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture and hospitality at a ryokan (Japanese inn). Your ryokan, Gion Hatanaka, features traditional touches-tatami mat floors, a thin sleeping mattress on the floor, and the chance to experience a Japanese-style bath-as well as the modern convenience of a private bathroom. Included: transfers to/from ryokan and from/to hotel in Kyoto; traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast.
NOTE:Space is limited. See Dates & Prices for supplement.
Enjoy a tour of Kyoto, visiting many of the city's temples, shrines, palaces, and pagodas. A highlight of the day is a visit to the extraordinary NIJO CASTLE, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. You will also visit the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION and the HEIAN SHRINE AND GARDEN. During the day, there will also be a chance to participate in a traditional JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY.
Journey to the city of Yonago on the coast of the Sea of Japan. After a brief visit, continue to ADACHI MUSEUM OF ART to view Japanese-style gardens and view paintings by one of the greatest Japanese painters, Yokoyama Taikan. Later, visit Matsue to see MATSUE CASTLE and BUKE YASHIKI, a former samurai residence.
En route to Hiroshima, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE and its famous FLOATING TORII GATE. From here, continue to Hiroshima. This city bears significant historic importance, for it was here that the world's first atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. Your tour features the PEACE MEMORIAL PARK to see the PEACE MEMORIAL. Commonly referred to as the Atomic Bomb Dome, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been preserved just as it was on August 6, 1945, immediately after the bombing. Also, visit the SHUKKEI-EN GARDEN, which dates back to 1620.
Your fascinating journey to Osaka, aboard one of Japan's famous BULLET TRAINS, is sure to be a highlight of your tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Japan's second largest city.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
- Starting from AED 12576* per adult on Twin / Triple Sharing
- Child above 8 years are allowed on this tour
Apr 19: 1, 4, 8 & 15
May 19: 6 & 27
Aug 19: 26
Sep 19: 2, 23 & 30
Oct 19: 14
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION DETAILS
- Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel or similar
- Utsunomiya: Daiwa Roynet Utsunomiya or similar
- Matsumoto: Alpico Plaza Hotel or similar
- Takayama: Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar
- Kyoto: Daiwa Roynet Shijo Karasuma or similar
- Matsue: Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar
- Hiroshima: Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel or similar
- Osaka: Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel or similar