VH sur la route de tokkaido

On the Tokaido road - 10 Days | 8 Nights


Tour top features:

  • Spend one night in a Buddhist monastery on Mount Koya and attend the morning prayers
  • A tour that takes you to all the must-see places, perfect for discovering Japan for the first time
  • A choice of activities to liven up your Tokyo nights
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Itinerary

Trip steps



Day 1 - London / Tokyo – Scheduled flight to Tokyo, possibility of a stopover in an Asian city
  • Leave from London to Tokyo Narita International Airport on a scheduled flight in economy class.
  • Night and meal on board.
  • Do not forget that it is entirely possible tostopover off in Asia, Europe or the Middle-East for one or more nights to spice things up, relax and discover a new destination, on the way there or on the way back.
  • Depending on your preferences, choose from our partner airlines:
    • Asiana via Seoul
    • Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong
    • Eva Air via Taipei
    • Finnair via Helsinki
    • Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich
Day 2 - Tokyo – Discover the city, a local Japanese restaurant and Hamarikyu Japanese garden


  • Arrive at Tokyo Narita International Airport.
  • You will be greeted by our English-speaking representative who will accompany you on a scheduled bus to your hotel in the centre of Tokyo.
  • Once you have settled into the hotel and have had some time to relax, head out to discover Tokyo for the first time on your own.
  • Make the most of this time and discover Japanese cuisine in a small local restaurant.
  • Just next to your hotel, you can visit the beautiful Hamarikyu Japanese garden , which also offers a tearoom where you can unwind and admire the scenery.
  • In the evening, do not miss the Ginza shopping street, where you will find amazing modern buildings that house some of the most famous Japanese and Western fashion brands.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure. Spend the night in the 4* Superior Park Hotel Shimbashi in Tokyo (or similar).
Day 3 - Tokyo – Visit the city, the Buddhist temple of Senso-ji, Harajuku and Shibuya districts and Yoyogi Park


  • This morning, head out at 9 a.m. for a day of sightseeing in Tokyo with a English-speaking guide.
  • Start by visiting the Buddhist temple of Senso-ji, the most popular temple in Tokyo, easily recognizable by its imposing gate in which hangs a gigantic red lantern.
  • You will then stroll around Ueno Park, the lung of the city.
  • After this, you will go to a completely different district and walk down Tokyo’s Champs Elysees – Omotesando Avenue – where you will find the top names in international fashion.
  • Then, let yourself be drawn into one of the most colourful districts of Tokyo, renowned for its unique street fashion, Harajuku where you will meet young people wearing extravagant costumes!
  • After the lively bustle of Harajuku, take a stroll in Yoyogi Park, a dense, verdant forest. In this oasis in the midst of the city, you will find Meiji-jingu shrine, much loved by Tokyoites. This is where yourguided tour ends.
  • However, we strongly recommend you take the JR train to the next station, Shibuya to discover one of the most lively districts in Tokyo in the evening! This district is famous for its giant intersection, the biggest in the world: you will be stunned by its neon lights and television screens! You will find many small restaurants in the pedestrian streets opposite Shibuya station.
  • Back to your hotel on your own.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Superior Park Hotel Shimbashi in Tokyo (or similar).
Day 4 - Tokyo – Free day in Tokyo or optional visit of Kamakura


  • You will have today to yourself in Tokyo.
  • However, you can also visit Kamakura with a English-speaking guide: 330 Euros per person (about 275 GBP), based on two people participating.
  • With your English-speaking guide, you will take the train to Kamakura, a small seaside town south of Tokyo.
  • Walk around this small coastal town, the former capital of the Shogun from 1185 to 1333, which is far from the bustling capital. As you stroll through the town, you will discover various temples in a hushed atmosphere. Engaku-ji is one of the most famous Zen Buddhist temples in Japan.
  • It was built in 1282, but now only 17 of the 40 original buildings remain.
  • You can also visit Hachiman-gu shrine. Originally built by the water, this temple, which dates back to 1063, was moved to its current location in 1191. Consecrated to Hachiman, the God of War, this is the most important Shinto shrine in Japan.
  • Admire the Daibutsu, a giant bronze statue of Buddha, which was cast and sculpted in 1252. It is 13 metres high, which makes it the second tallest Buddha in Japan after the one in Nara. The Buddha is sitting in the lotus position and has been meditating under the skies for over 700 years.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Superior Park Hotel Shimbashi in Tokyo (or similar).
Day 5 - Tokyo / Hakone / Kyoto – Lake Ashi and its hot springs and volcanic valley of Owakudani


  • This morning, you will leave for the region of Hakone with your E,glish-speaking guide. This area is famous for its hot springs and the majestic Lake Ashi which is dominated by the imposing Mount Fuji.
  • You will take a ropeway to stroll around the Volcanic valley of Owakudani. In a lunar-like landscape, you will walk by fumaroles escaping from the depths of the earth – what a strange feeling it is to walk on the side of volcano!
  • You will sample the local delicacy : black eggs , hard-boiled in hot springs. It is said that eating one will add seven years to your life.
  • Then, you will leave for Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan, on the Shinkansen bullet train and you will return to your hotel on your own.
  • Lunch at your leisure and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto (or similar)
Day 6 - Kyoto – Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji and Kiyomizu-dera temples, stroll around the streets of Gion


  • Head out at 9 a.m. to visit the most beautiful temples of Kyoto with your English-speaking guide.
  • You will start with the most famous temple, the amazing Kinkaku-ji, better known as the Golden Pavilion as this elegant structure is entirely covered with gold leaf.
  • You will continue by visiting Ryoan-ji temple, famous for its Zen garden, which is conducive to meditation.
  • Then, you will go to the eastern part of the city to visit the most imposing temple in Kyoto: Kiyomizu-dera, a beautiful wooden structure, perched on the side of a cliff and propped up by giant wooden stilts.
  • Finally, as night falls, walk around the narrow alleyways of Gion, Kyoto’s historical district, where you will find beautiful wooden teahouses hosting extremely refined dinners.
  • You may be lucky enough to run into one of the Geisha who still live and work in this district.
  • On the other side of the river, in a parallel street, you will find plenty of places to eat in the charming Pontocho district .
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure at the hotel.
  • Spend the night in the 4* New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto (or similar).
Day 7 - Kyoto – Free day in Kyoto or optional visit of Nara


  • You will have today to yourself in Kyoto.
  • However, you can also visit Nara with a English-speaking guide: 376 Euros per person (about 315 GBP), based on two people participating.
  • Founded in the 8th century, Nara was the first real capital of Japan from 710 to 784. Forty kilometres from Kyoto (about 25 miles), Nara is also a cultural hotspot, which houses many UNESCO World Heritage monuments.
  • You will stroll around Nara Park where thousands of tame deer roam freely.
  • Visit Todaiji temple where you can see the largest bronze Buddha in Japan.
  • Then, you will stroll through the forest until you reach Kasuga shrine. Erected in 768, its bright-red lacquered buildings create a strikingly beautiful contrast with the surrounding greenery. Wrapped in light, the shrine shines brightly thanks to the 1,800 stone lanterns all around it and the thousands of metal lanterns hanging from the corridors’ eaves.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto (or similar)
Day 8 - Mount Koya – Visit temples, Okuno-in Cemetery and spend the night in a shukubo


  • This morning leave with your guide for one of the most sacred sites for Japanese spirituality: Mount Koya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • On a hill 900 metres above sea level, surrounded by eight mountains, the bonze Kukai built the first religious community in Japan in the 8th century. Mount Koya eventually became the main centre of the Shingon Buddhist sect who believe that spiritual enlightenment can be reached during life.
  • Mount Koya now represents over more than 110 temples.
  • You will visit the most important and most iconic temples: Kondo and Kongobuji which manages the 3,600 temples of the Shingon sect.
  • But you will mostly stroll around Okuno-in Cemetery , where you can find over 200,000 tombstones of samurai and famous people resting in the shadows of a thick forest of age-old cedars.
  • Spend the night in a shukubo in a monastery, where you will share the monks’ vegetarian meal.
  • Spending the night in the monastery is a unique experience: sleep in the Japanese style on a futon and tatami mats, in a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Enjoy lunch and dinner in your shukubo at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the Fukushi Inn monastery on Mount Koya (or similar).
Day 9 - Mount Koya / Osaka – The monks’s prayers and Umeda and Dotonbori districts


  • You will rise early to attend the monks’ prayers in your monastery.
  • Then, you will share their vegetarian breakfast before leaving for Osaka, the capital of Kansai and the third largest city in Japan.
  • Start by visiting the lively district of Umeda.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the famous Floating Observatory on the roof of the Umeda Sky Building, the most futuristic building in the city.
  • Then you will stroll around the lively, colourful district of Dotonbori where you will have lunch.
  • Visit Osaka Castle, which is famous for its iconic tiger-headed fish.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Granvia Hotel in Osaka
Day 10 - Osaka / London – Back to UK


  • The day of departure has arrived.
  • You will be taken by bus to Kansai International Airport-Osaka to take a scheduled flight back to London.
  • Sayonara!


Tour's activities


Our selection of activities

Discover special activities to enhance your trip and give you the best souvenirs. Ask our specialist for more information !


Activities included


AI   Une nuit dans un monastere One night in a Buddhist monastery in a shukubo
What experience could be more exceptional and unforgettable than spending the night in a UNESCO World Heritage Site? When you visit Mount Koya, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, you will have the opportunity to spend the night in a Buddhist monastery, a shukubo, where you will experience the daily life of a monastery first hand. You will eat the same vegetarian food as the monks and will sleep on tatami mats and futons in a typical Japanese setting. Finally, at dawn, you will attend the monks’ morning prayers, as they rise with the sun.
AI Tokyo Kyoto Kamakura Nara Guided tour of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara, Osaka and Mount Koya in English
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places as well as the most beautiful monuments of the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara and Osaka as well as Mount Koya. Discover the different forms of Japanese art: temples, shrines and secret gardens in Kyoto, modern buildings designed by the most renowned architects in Tokyo, the giant bronze Buddha in Kamakura, and age-old temples in Nara and on Mount Koya.

Activities recommended in Tokyo


AI   Riviere Sumida Cruise on the river Sumida in Tokyo
Discover Tokyo in a different way by taking a cruise on the river Sumida that flows through Tokyo! For 40 minutes, you will enjoy a unique panorama of the city and will be able to observe all the buildings that make Tokyo an incredible city! The river Sumida is 27 kilometres long and is crossed by 26 bridges, which are all built in a different architectural style. Keep your camera close at hand for stunning pictures of the city and its bay.
AI   Diner a Gion Dine in Gion and watch a traditional Japanese show
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the narrow streets of Gion – Kyoto’s historical district. Dine in a Japanese restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste tempura. Visit Gion Corner, the Geisha school, where you will attend a show presenting different traditional Japanese arts : a dance performed by Maiko dancers (apprentice Geisha), a piece of music played on the Koto (Japanese harp), Kado (a style of flower arrangement), Kyogen (traditional theatre) and Bunkaru (puppet theatre). There will also be a tea ceremony where you will learn to prepare matcha, Japanese green tea. A shorter version of this activity is also offered from 5:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from March to December – 115 Euros (about 100 GBP).
AI   croisiere baie Tokyo Dinner and Cruise in Tokyo Bay
Cruise Tokyo Bay in the evening aboard a Yakatabune, a Japanese-style boat dating back centuries, and admire the lights of the Odaiba district, on an artificial island, as well as those of the Rainbow Bridge, which light up the bay and its little islands. You will be served a traditional Japanese tempura dinner: vegetables, seafood or meat fried in a delicate batter that literally melt in your mouth. A delight for the taste buds!
AI   Musee Ghibli Ghibli Museum in Mitaka
Enter into the wonderful world of the greatest manga artist in Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, father of the adorable Totoro and mischievous Chihiro. Take a look behind the scenes of a manga production and walk into the master’s office where you can view beautiful original drawings. In a giant Cat Bus, the children will enjoy viewing an original, unaired twenty-minute animated film. A must-see! This activity is also offered with an English-speaking guide on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. – 62 Euros (about 53 GBP)
AI   Visite KAmakura Guided tour of Kamakura
Discover one of the most famous towns in Japan, renowned for its rich heritage! Kamakura was the Shogun’s capital in the 12th century and still has some amazing remnants of its past. You will visit some of the town’s temples and shrines: Hachiman-gu and Hase-dera and their beautiful gardens. After lunch, you will go and admire the second largest Buddha in Japan, after the one in Nara, who has been meditating under the sky for hundreds of years. A rickshaw version of this tour is also possible: visit the town in a human-powered tricycle.
AI   Visite de Nikko Guided tour of Nikko
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Nikko is a must-see. This small mountain town houses incredible baroque temples. Visit the renowned Toshogu temple that shines brightly in the heart of a forest of giant Japanese cedars. After lunch, you will go to the shores of Lake Chuzenji, in the shade of Mount Nantai. You will admire Kegon Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Japan!
AI   Demi journee Nara Half-day guided tour of Nara
Walk around Nara Park, where thousands of deer wander around freely. With an English-speaking guide, you will visit Todaiji temple, which houses the largest Bronze Buddha in Japan. The other main site of the town is the great Kasuga shrine, which was built in 768. Its bright red buildings offer a striking contrast with the greenery surrounding it. Surrounded by light, the shrine shines brightly thanks to the 1,800 stone lanterns laid out around the enclosure and the thousands of metal lanterns hung on the corridors’ eaves.
AI   Visite de kyoto a velo Half-day visit of Kyoto by bicycle
Kyoto is full of charming, secret passageways that are fun to discover by bicycle. With an English-speaking guide, you will bike around the Gion district and its teahouses where Geisha perform. You will then ride along the river Shirakawa before discovering the vast park of the former Imperial Palace, a peaceful retreat in the city centre.
AI   spectacle de danse maiko Japanese dinner with Maiko dance show
Enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner in the Hatoya Zuihoukaku restaurant, near Kyoto station. You will have the opportunity to sample various traditional Japanese dishes. After that, you will watch Maiko, apprentice Geisha, perform traditional dances for the crowd’s delight. At the end of the show, you will be able to meet the Maiko and talk with her.
AI   Cours de cuisine de Sushi Learn how to make sushi and visit the Tsukiji fish market
Walk around the incredible Tsukiji market, the largest fish market in the world, where thousands of different kinds of fish and seafood are sold. Then take a cooking class and learn how to make the most popular Japanese food in the world: sushi. To top it all off, enjoy the results of your cooking class for lunch!
AI   Grande roue dOdaiba Odaiba Ferris Wheel
Go up on the Ferris Wheel on the artificial island of Odaiba! You will have an amazing view of the city of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay! In the evening, you will be delighted by the beauty of Rainbow Bridge.
AI   Bicyclette a Kyoto Renting a bicycle in Kyoto
Discover the charming town of Kyoto and its secret passageways by bicycle! A quiet, wide town built in a valley, Kyoto is the perfect place for a nice bike ride! You will have the bicycle for the day and can choose where you want to go.
AI   Degustation de Sake Sake-tasting in Fushimi
Sake is a typical Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverage. Come and discover the secrets of sake production in the small town of Fushimi in the south of Kyoto, with an English-speaking guide. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the region’s best sake and, who knows, maybe bring some back for your own parties.
AI   The et cuisine Kaiseki Tea ceremony and Kaiseki dinner
Experience an authentic three-hour tea ceremony performed by tea master Soryu Maruyama. Discover all the steps of the ceremony, from preparing the tea to drinking it, Kaiseki-style. An incredible experience that will bring you closer to one of the most traditional Japanese arts following a meticulously codified ritual that enhances the beauty of each movement.
AI   Representation de Kabuki Watch a Kabuki performance
Watch a Kabuki performance, a theatrical art typical to Japan. In beautiful sets representing traditional Japanese landscapes, the actors – all men – wear extremely elaborate costumes and make-up and act, sing, dance and play musical instruments to the delight of the crowd. This show is rich in colour and full of poetry – let it transport you to another world!
AI   Match de Sumo Watch a sumo match in Tokyo
Experience a unique holiday by watching a sumo match, a traditional Japanese sport which is extremely popular in the island chain. These fights were born almost 1,500 years ago as part of a Shinto ceremony. They were dedicated to the Gods along with songs and dances to ensure a good harvest. This sport is particularly impressive as it still contains religious rituals that are performed before and after the game, and the matches themselves are incredible! It is possible to follow this activity with a Japanese dinner: discover the meal of sumo wrestlers, Chanko Nabe – 42 Euros (about 38 GBP).
AI   Entrainement de sumo Watch sumo training and meet champions!
Experience an enriching, incredible moment as you meet sumo champions! They are highly respected and even worshipped in Japan! You will watch them train and then share a traditional meal with them: Chanko Nabe. A genuine, unique experience!

Activities recommended in Kyoto


AI   Kyoto lapres midi Afternoon guided tour of Kyoto
Discover some of Kyoto’s most beautiful temples with an English-speaking guide ! You will start by visiting Heian jingu shrine and its beautiful Japanese landscape garden. You will then walk around the traditional neighbourhood of Higashiyama. After that, you will visit Sanjusangendo temple, which is 125 metres long and famous for its hundreds of statues of the goddess Kannon. Finally, you will go to one of the most popular and most impressive temples of Kyoto: Kiyomizu-dera.
AI   Diner a Gion Dine in Gion and watch a traditional Japanese show
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the narrow streets of Gion – Kyoto’s historical district. Dine in a Japanese restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste tempura. Visit Gion Corner, the Geisha school, where you will attend a show presenting different traditional Japanese arts : a dance performed by Maiko dancers (apprentice Geisha), a piece of music played on the Koto (Japanese harp), Kado (a style of flower arrangement), Kyogen (traditional theatre) and Bunkaru (puppet theatre). There will also be a tea ceremony where you will learn to prepare matcha, Japanese green tea. A shorter version of this activity is also offered from 5:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from March to December – 115 Euros (about 100 GBP).
AI   Visite de kyoto a velo Half-day visit of Kyoto by bicycle
Kyoto is full of charming, secret passageways that are fun to discover by bicycle. With an English-speaking guide, you will bike around the Gion district and its teahouses where Geisha perform. You will then ride along the river Shirakawa before discovering the vast park of the former Imperial Palace, a peaceful retreat in the city centre.
AI   Dejeuner a Gion Have lunch with a Maiko in Gion
Maiko are apprentice Geishas in the Gion district. They wear beautiful coloured kimonos and have elaborate hairstyles with Kanzashi – lovely ornaments usually shaped like flowers – in the image of traditional Japanese dolls with porcelain complexions. You will have the opportunity to share a meal with one of these generally inaccessible artists. An English-speaking guide will come to pick you up at the hotel around noon and will take you to see the Gion district. You will be served a traditional Japanese meal in a charming restaurant overlooking the Shirakawa river. At the end of the meal, a young Maiko will come and join you. You will have the opportunity to take pictures with her and then she will dance for you.
AI   spectacle de danse maiko Japanese dinner with Maiko dance show
Enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner in the Hatoya Zuihoukaku restaurant, near Kyoto station. You will have the opportunity to sample various traditional Japanese dishes. After that, you will watch Maiko, apprentice Geisha, perform traditional dances for the crowd’s delight. At the end of the show, you will be able to meet the Maiko and talk with her.
AI   Cours de patisserie Learn how to make Japanese desserts and enjoy a Kaiseki lunch
Enjoy a delicious traditional Japanese meal in the Kaiseki style. This refined cuisine is famous for the way it is beautifully presented. The ingredients are always fresh and seasonal. Then, with an English-speaking guide, you will take a Japanese cooking course to learn how to make Japanese desserts, traditionally served with green tea.
AI   Kyoto le matin Morning visit of Kyoto
Take your first steps in the cultural capital of Japan with an English-speaking guide! You will discover the town’s most famous temple : Kinkakuji or the Golden Pavilion. You will then visit Nijo Castle. You will amble around the park of the former Imperial Palace before visiting the Kyoto Handicraft Centre, which displays many local traditional handicrafts.
AI   Kyoto et Nara One-day guided tour of Kyoto and Nara
In the morning, visit the most beautiful temples of Kyoto with an English-speaking guide: the Golden Pavilion or Kinkakuji. You will then walk around the Imperial Palace Park. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will leave for the small town of Nara, the first capital of Japan, which also houses many treasures. You will walk around Nara Park and discover the impressive Todai-ji temple and the bright-red Kasuga shrine, famous for its thousands of lanterns.
AI   1 jour de visite de Kyoto One-day visit of Kyoto
Discover one of the most beautiful historical towns of Japan with an English speaking guide! The former capital is full of treasures and your guide will share with you many stories about Kyoto and its wonders! Visit some of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto : Kinkakuji, more commonly known as the Golden Pavilion, as well as Ryoanji that houses one of the most famous Zen gardens in Japan . After lunch, you will walk around the Imperial Palace Park.
AI   Bicyclette a Kyoto Renting a bicycle in Kyoto
Discover the charming town of Kyoto and its secret passageways by bicycle! A quiet, wide town built in a valley, Kyoto is the perfect place for a nice bike ride! You will have the bicycle for the day and can choose where you want to go.
AI   Degustation de Sake Sake-tasting in Fushimi
Sake is a typical Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverage. Come and discover the secrets of sake production in the small town of Fushimi in the south of Kyoto, with an English-speaking guide. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the region’s best sake and, who knows, maybe bring some back for your own parties.
AI   Cours de cuisine de Tofu Tofu cooking course
Tofu is a soft, white block produced by coagulating soy milk by adding lemon juice, salt and vinegar. It is a common ingredient in Asian dishes and is renowned for its health benefits. During this class, you will learn how to cook tofu with an English-speaking guide. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to eat the food you have prepared
AI visite de sagano arayashima Visit of Sagano and Arashiyama
All those who enjoy nature walks will love discovering the district of Arashiyama with an English-speaking guide. You will visit its famous bamboo grove – Sagano forest – as well as Tenryû-ji temple, one of the five main Zen temples of Kyoto. Its garden represents a dry waterfall of rocks throwing themselves into a pool and forming the Chinese character “heart”. You will also visit Jojakkoji temple, which is less known but well worth discovering. Finally, you will walk on the famous Togetsukyo bridge that connects both banks of the river and offers a beautiful view of this part of Kyoto.
AI   Medidation Zazen et Jardin Hiei Zazen meditation and Hiei Garden
Experience spiritual Japan by attending a session of Zazen meditation in the UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist temple of Enryakuji, on Mount Hiei. After meditating, you will partake of the same vegetarian meal as the temple’s monks. You will then visit the truly beautiful Hiei Garden.


Tour's hotels


Our selection of hotels


Hotels included


HI Park Tokyo shimbashi
Park Hotel - Tokyo
Located a few steps away from the Shiodome subway station and very close to Shimbashi JR station, the 4* Superior Park Hotel is an excellent choice if you are spending a few days in Tokyo. Very modern, the Park Hotel is designated a "Design Hotel" and offers comfortable rooms with warm, soothing colours decorated with works by Monique Le Houelleur. The Park Hotel houses two famous restaurants, including the Tateru Yoshino restaurant – named after its chef –, which was given a star by the Michelin guide in 2008 and 2009.
HI Fukushi inn shukubo mont koya
Shukubo Fukushi Inn - Mont Koya
Staying in a shukubo, a rest house inside a temple, is a rare and amazing experience that will not fail to leave you with wonderful memories! Fukushi Inn is a large Buddhist monastery that provides you with a unique setting: the rooms, decorated in a Japanese-style, are simple yet comfortable, but above all, you will be delighted by the interior garden! Fukushi Inn has different kinds of gardens: landscape gardens with small ornamental lakes where the famous Japanese carps live and dry gardens with rocks, pebbles and gravel that encourage meditation as you gaze upon them. You will be served vegetarian food in your room - the same traditional cuisine that the monks eat. Finally, to make the experience complete, do not miss the monks' morning prayers at 6 a.m.!
HI New Miyako Kyoto
New Miyako - Kyoto
With 986 Western and Japanese-style rooms, the 4* New Miyako hotel is located a few steps away from JR Kyoto station, which offers easy access to different sites in the town by bus or metro. Each room is equipped with television, hair-dryer and refrigerator. The hotel has four restaurants: French, Japanese, Chinese and a buffet of international cuisine where you will surely find dishes you will enjoy. Finally, the hotel offers various boutiques and services: traditional Japanese objects, as well as a beauty salon and photo studio.
HI Granvia Osaka
Granvia - Osaka
Located in the centre of Osaka, in the Umeda district, a few minutes away from JR Osaka station, the 4* Granvia Hotel offers Western-style rooms with a simple, refined decor. All the rooms are equipped with television, mini-bar and coffee/tea service. The hotel houses ten restaurants that serve international and Japanese cuisine in a refined, richly decorated setting. It also offers many leisure amenities: an indoor swimming pool, a mini-golf course and a tennis court.


Good to know


Additional Information

  • Hotels and meals
    • If a hotel mentioned in the program is not available, a hotel in a similar category will be booked.
    • The visits mentioned in this program are merely suggestions. Of course, you can allocate your free time as you wish and visit other towns near Tokyo and Kyoto apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Most of the lunches and dinners in this tour are at your leisure to allow you can appreciate the diversity of Japanese cuisine according to your tastes and wishes. Please note that it is very easy to find food in Japan as there are many little restaurants offering a wide variety of dishes. Furthermore, simple, filling meals are inexpensive. Bon appetit!
  • Climate
    • Are you coming to Japan in winter?
      Bring warm clothes as the winter temperatures in Tokyo are similar to those in Paris.
      If you are travelling to the north of Japan in winter, to the west coast or to the Japanese Alps, bring clothes adapted to extreme temperatures since cold winds from Siberia often blow over Japan!
      A real Northern experience!
    • Are you going to Japan in summer?
      Please note that the weather will be very hot and humid! Pack your summer clothes but do not forget to bring an umbrella, especially in June and September, as well as warmer clothes for the cool evenings or for the north of Japan. Do not forget your sunglasses, hats and swimming costumes!
    • Are you going to Japan during the intermediary seasons: spring and autumn?
      Do not hesitate to bring summer clothes (shorts, swimming costumes, T-shirts, light shoes) as well as winter clothes (umbrella, jeans, jumpers, jackets and closed shoes) as the temperatures are mild in the south of Japan but cooler in Tokyo and the north.
    • Are you stopping off in Asia on the way there or on the way back?
      In this case, to avoid standing out in Hong Kong in your ski-suit or winter jacket, pack T-shirts, shorts and light shoes.
  • International flights and stopovers in Asia

    Depending on the period of travel, we have purposely calculated our prices with one of the partner airlines mentioned below so that you can always enjoy the best possible prices.
    As soon as you ask us for a quote, we will select the cheapest company by default (depending on your dates of travel).
    However, if you would prefer to fly with a specific partner airline or if you would like to stop over in a specific Asian city (among those mentioned below), please let us know!
    Please note that the price will be adjusted accordingly.

    • Our partner airlines, which offer flights to and from Tokyo and Osaka:
      • Asiana via Seoul
      • Air France (nonstop flights)
      • Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong
      • Eva Air via Taipei
      • Finnair via Helsinki
      • Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich
    • Stopovers in Asia, Europe or the Middle-East, base price for 1 night, in a double room :
      • Hong Kong, 3* Hotel + transfers + breakfast : from 45€ (about 37 GBP) per person
      • Seoul, 3* Hotel + transfer + breakfast : from 60€ (about 50 GBP) per person
      • Taiwan, 3* Hotel + transfer + breakfast : from 60€ (about 50 GBP) per person
      • Europe, 3* Hotel + transfer + breakfast : from 90€ (about 74 GBP) per person



Tour price


The price include:

 

The price doesn't include:

     
  • International flights LONDON / TOKYO and OSAKA / LONDON on scheduled flights in economy class
  • Airport taxes (including fuel surcharge) and the Solidarity Tax
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room in the 4* or 4* Superior hotels mentioned in the itinerary, including one night in a monastery on Mount Koya and two nights in a ryokan
  • If one of these hotels is not available, similar quality accommodation will be booked
  • Meals: three breakfasts and three dinners
  • All bus transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All train rides, with second-class bookings, as stated in the itinerary
  • All subway rides or public transport
  • Visits mentioned in the programme, including entry fees
  • The services of a English-speaking guide every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Days 2, 4 and 7
  • The services of an English-speaking assistant on Day 2 to meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in Tokyo
  • Activities and trips mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not included in the programme
  • Entry fees for places of interest that must be paid on the premises during free days out.
  • Activities and transport not included in the programme: free day out in Kyoto (Day 8)
  • Stopover in Asia or Europe (optional)


On the Tokaido road - 10 Days | 8 Nights

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10 Days
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à partir de
3883 £





* price per person "from", double base in standard room, if available at the booking time


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