Leave London for Hong Kong. Night and meal on board Day 1 - London / Hong Kong
Leave London for Hong Kong. Night and meal on board
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Day 1 - London / Hong Kong Leave London for Hong Kong. Night and meal on board

  • Leave London for Hong Kong International Airport on a scheduled flight with the Cathay Pacific airline, in economy class.
  • Night and meal on board.
Arrive in Hong Kong and have the day to yourself Day 2 – Hong Kong
Arrive in Hong Kong and have the day to yourself

Day 2 – Hong Kong Arrive in Hong Kong and have the day to yourself

  • Arrival in Hong Kong in the afternoon, entry procedures, transfer to your hotel.
  • Once you have settled into your hotel, discover the city at your leisure.
Free day in Hong Kong Day 3 – Hong Kong
Free day in Hong Kong

Day 3 – Hong Kong Free day in Hong Kong

  • Recommended activities (not included in the tour): Ladies’ Market, Stanley Market
Free day to discover Hong Kong Day 4 – Hong Kong
Free day to discover Hong Kong

Day 4 – Hong Kong Free day to discover Hong Kong

  • Recommended activities (not included in the tour): The Big Buddha.
Free day to discover Hong Kong Day 5 – Hong Kong
Free day to discover Hong Kong

Day 5 – Hong Kong Free day to discover Hong Kong

  • Recommended activities (not included in the tour): Victoria Peak.
Flight to Tokyo, Shinjuku district, dinner in a local restaurant Day 6 – Hong Kong / Tokyo
Flight to Tokyo, Shinjuku district, dinner in a local restaurant

Day 6 – Hong Kong / Tokyo Flight to Tokyo, Shinjuku district, dinner in a local restaurant

  • This morning, you will take a plane to Tokyo, the delightful Japanese capital.
  • Once you have settled into your hotel, Tokyo, the charming capital, will be yours to discover! For a wonderful first glimpse of the city, start with the Shinjuku district and go to the 45th floor of Tokyo City Hall , which offers an amazing panoramic view of the city! On a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji !
  • Then, stroll around the relaxing greenery of Yoyogi Park, a wooded haven of tranquillity within the city which houses Meiji Jingu shrine. After that, wander along the colourful streets of Harajuku, the fashion district for young people and the perfect place for a shopping spree! Not far from there, walk down Omotesando Avenue, Tokyo’s Champs-Elysees, where you will find many fashion and luxury boutiques offering you an opportunity for yet more shopping.
  • As the day comes to an end, explore the famous Shibuya district, renowned for having the largest intersection in the world and for its thousands of blinking neon lights and giant TV screens that are never turned off! We recommend you have dinner in one of the many restaurants in this area: there is something for everyone!
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure
  • Spend the night in the 4* Park Hotel in Tokyo (or similar)
Tsukiji fish market, Ginza district, Odaiba district by night Day 7 à 8 – Tokyo
Tsukiji fish market, Ginza district, Odaiba district by night

Day 7 à 8 – Tokyo Tsukiji fish market, Ginza district, Odaiba district by night

  • Tokyo is a gigantic city which still has many wonders in store! In the early morning, stroll around the largest fish market in the world: Tsukiji fish market, where thousands of different kinds of fish are sold every day! For breakfast, you can even taste sushi the freshest sushi imaginable at the Daiwa sushi restaurant, located inside the market ! Take a cruise on the Sumida River and admire the incredible views of Tokyo as the boat takes you all the way to Senso-ji Temple in the working-class district of Asakusa.
  • Then, discover the Akibahara district, also known as Electric Town, where you will find state-of-the-art electronics as well as manga and merchandise stores, which your children will undoubtedly love !
  • As night falls over the city, admire the colourful neon lights of the Ginza district, which is renowned for housing all the international fashion brands! In the Sony Building, you will find a showroom where you can test all of the brand’s latest gadgets!
  • In the evening, discover Tokyo by night and the Odaiba district, which is on an artificial island. Enjoy dinner in a restaurant overlooking the lights of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure
  • Spend the night in the 4* Park Hotel in Tokyo (or similar)
Town of Nikko, Tôshô-gû shrine, Lake Chuzenji-ko Day 9 – Tokyo
Town of Nikko, Tôshô-gû shrine, Lake Chuzenji-ko

Day 9 – Tokyo Town of Nikko, Tôshô-gû shrine, Lake Chuzenji-ko

  • Take advantage of your trip to discover the history of the area around Tokyo.
  • The small town of Nikko has been an important site for Japanese Buddhism for over a thousand years and houses wonderful temples and shrines, recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most famous is Tôshô-gû shrine, a Baroque masterpiece, which is probably the most ornate temple in the country. Erected in 1636, this shrine will amaze you as it shines brightly in the midst of a forest of giant Japanese cedars . In the afternoon, stroll around the banks of Lake Chuzenji-ko and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view with Mount Nantai in the background. Admire Kegon Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in Japan. You can also walk around Ryuzu no Taki Falls and enjoy a lovely hike in the forest.
  • In the evening, you will return to Tokyo.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Park Hotel in Tokyo (or similar).
Engaku-ji, the most famous of Japanese Zen temples: the Daibutsu is a must-see Day 10 – Nikko
Engaku-ji, the most famous of Japanese Zen temples: the Daibutsu is a must-see

Day 10 – Nikko Engaku-ji, the most famous of Japanese Zen temples: the Daibutsu is a must-see

  • Take the train to discover Kamakura, a small seaside town south of Tokyo. The former capital of the Shogun from 1185 to 1333 is far from the bustling capital. Walk around this small coastal town, and enjoy beautiful temples and shrines 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 still remain. We will 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 stars for over 700 years.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure
  • Spend the night in the 4* Park Hotelin Tokyo (or similar)
Go to Tokyo-Narita International Airport Day 11 - Tokyo / London
Go to Tokyo-Narita International Airport
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Day 11 - Tokyo / London Go to Tokyo-Narita International Airport

  • You will go to Tokyo-Narita International Airport, where you will take a scheduled flight to London in economy class.
  • Sayonara!

Tour's activities

Our selection of activities

We invite you to take full advantage of your experiences with Marco Vasco by selecting among our additional guided tours. Don’t hesitate to talk to one of our specialists for more information or if you would prefer a Spanish-speaking guide!

Activities recommended

Watch a Kabuki performance

Watch a Kabuki performance

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!

Odaiba Ferris Wheel

Odaiba Ferris Wheel

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.

Dinner and Cruise in Tokyo Bay

Dinner and Cruise in Tokyo Bay

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!

Tea ceremony and Kaiseki dinner

Tea ceremony and Kaiseki dinner

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.

Cruise on the river Sumida in Tokyo

Cruise on the river Sumida in Tokyo

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.

Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

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)

Watch a sumo match in Tokyo

Watch a sumo match in Tokyo

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).

Watch sumo training and meet champions!

Watch sumo training and meet champions!

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!

Learn how to make sushi and visit the Tsukiji fish market

Learn how to make sushi and visit the Tsukiji fish market

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!

Guided tour of Kamakura

Guided tour of 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.

Guided tour of Nikko

Guided tour of 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!

Watch a baseball match

Watch a baseball match

Watch a baseball match

Did you know that, sumo wrestling aside, the most popular sport in Japan is baseball? This typical American sport has taken over the island chain that passionately supports the different teams! In fact, the Japanese became the baseball world champions this year for the second time in a row, beating the American and Korean teams ! Outside of the US, the most famous baseball team in the world is the Tokyo Giants whose home stadium Tokyo dome is nicknamed “the Big Egg”. Attend a match and watch the crowd go wild!

Visit Hakone and Mount Fuji

Visit Hakone and Mount Fuji

Visit Hakone and Mount Fuji

Spend a day visiting the region of Mount Fuji and Hakone. The symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji is 3776 metres high and is the highest mountain in the country. A perfect cone volcano, it is religiously worshipped as the refuge of the kami, mountain spirits. You will take the bus to the fifth station to admire the view. After lunch, you will go to Hakone, the famous spa resort, where you will take a cruise on Lake Ashi. Finally, you will walk on the side of Mount Komagatake, where you will see steam rising from the fumaroles!

Visit Tokyo

Visit Tokyo

Visit Tokyo

Visit Meiji shrine in the heart of Yoyogi Park, walk in the Imperial Palace Park, wander around the colourful Asakusa district and admire its beautiful temple. Then, take a lunch cruise on the Sumida all the way to Tokyo Bay. Finally, visit the artificial island of Odaiba.

Visit Tokyo by Night and have dinner in a Japanese restaurant

Visit Tokyo by Night and have dinner in a Japanese restaurant

Visit Tokyo by Night and have dinner in a Japanese restaurant

Have dinner in a typical Japanese restaurant where you can choose from a selection of Japanese delicacies from Tempura to Sashimi and Sukiyaki. Then discover Tokyo by night and visit the artificial island of Odaiba and the Ginza district, famous for its multi-coloured neon lights, and admire the view from the observatory in Roppongi Hills.

Tokyo morning visit

Tokyo morning visit

Tokyo morning visit

The Asakusa district and its beautiful temple, walk in the Imperial Palace Park, tour of the Ginza district and visit of Meiji shrine in the scenic Yoyogi park.

Tokyo afternoon visit

Tokyo afternoon visit

Tokyo afternoon visit

Take in the incredible view of Tokyo from the top of Tokyo Tower. Visit the lively Asakusa district, wander around the Imperial Palace Park and walk down Ginza avenue.

Tour's hotels

Our selection of hotels

Voici les hébergements que nous vous proposons pour ce séjour. N'hésitez pas à consulter nos conseillers si vous souhaitez une catégorie d'hébergements supérieure ou inférieure.

Hotels included

Park Hotel - Tokyo

Hotel Tokyo

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.

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 of your solo tour includes:
  • International flights LONDON / HONG KONG / TOKYO / LONDON on scheduled flights in economy class (business class possible on request)
  • Airport taxes (including fuel surcharge) and the Solidarity Tax
  • 9 days’ accommodation in a standard double room in the 4* hotels mentioned in the programme. If one of these hotels is not available, similar quality accommodation will be booked
  • Meals: all breakfasts

The price doesn't include

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not included in the programme
  • Activities not included in the programme
  • Stopover in Asia or Europe (optional)

* price per person "from", double base in standard room

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