Scheduled flight to Tokyo, possible stopover in an Asian city Day 1 - London / Tokyo
Scheduled flight to Tokyo, possible stopover in an Asian city

Day 1 - London / Tokyo Scheduled flight to Tokyo, possible 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 to stopover 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
Discover the city, Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya districts and Yoyogi Park Day 2 – Tokyo
Discover the city, Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya districts and Yoyogi ParkDiscover the city, Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya districts and Yoyogi Park

Day 2 – Tokyo Discover the city, Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya districts and Yoyogi Park

  • Arrive at Tokyo – Narita International Airport. Your private car will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.
  • Once you have settled into your hotel, the charming capital of Tokyo, will be yours to discover!
  • For a wonderful first glimpse of the city, start with the Shinjuku district and go up to the 45th floor of Tokyo City Hall, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the city! On a nice day, you may even see Mount Fuji in the distance!
  • Then, stroll around the relaxing greenery of Yoyogi Park, a wooded haven of tranquillity within the city that also houses Meiji Jingu shrine.
  • Then, 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 5* luxury Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo
Tsukiji Market, Akihabara, Ginza and Odaiba districts Day 3 – Tokyo
Tsukiji Market, Akihabara, Ginza and Odaiba districtsTsukiji Market, Akihabara, Ginza and Odaiba districts

Day 3 – Tokyo Tsukiji Market, Akihabara, Ginza and Odaiba districts

  • 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 Market where thousands of different kinds of fish are sold every day! For breakfast, you can even try the freshest sushi imaginable at the Daiwa sushi restaurant, which is located inside the market!
  • Admire an incredible view of Tokyo as you take a cruise Sumida river that will take you all the way to Senso-ji Temple in the working-class district of Asakusa.
  • Then, discover the Akihabara 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 go to 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 5* luxury Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo
Engaku-ji temple, Hachiman-gu shrine and the Daibutsu Day 4 – Kamakura
Engaku-ji temple, Hachiman-gu shrine and the DaibutsuEngaku-ji temple, Hachiman-gu shrine and the Daibutsu

Day 4 – Kamakura Engaku-ji temple, Hachiman-gu shrine and the Daibutsu

  • 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 wonderful 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 remain.
  • You can also visit the 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 5* luxury Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo
Temples of Kyoto, Gion and Pontocho districts Day 5 – Kyoto
Temples of Kyoto, Gion and Pontocho districtsTemples of Kyoto, Gion and Pontocho districts

Day 5 – Kyoto Temples of Kyoto, Gion and Pontocho districts

  • Spend two whole days visiting the queen of Japanese cities, which is barely enough to discover the vast historical and cultural heritage that this former capital boasts.
  • On the first day, we recommend you visit the most beautiful temples of Kyoto, recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, starting with the famous Kinkaku-ji, which is better known as the Golden Pavilion as this elegant structure is entirely covered with gold leaf.
  • A short distance away, Ryoan-ji temple, famous for its Zen garden, is an invitation to meditate.
  • A little further, Ninna-ji houses beautiful structures: a palace surrounded by nature as well as a little pagoda.
  • In the eastern part of the city, visit the most impressive temple in Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera, a fabulous wooden structure perched on the side of a cliff and propped up by giant wooden stilts.
  • Finally, as night falls, walk around the small alleyways of 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 neighbourhood.
  • On the other side of the river, in a parallel street, you will find plenty of places to eat in the charming district of Pontocho.
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 5* Gion Hatanaka boutique hotel in Kyoto (or similar)
Temples and shrines, Nijo Castle and Arashiyama district Day 6 – Kyoto
Temples and shrines, Nijo Castle and Arashiyama districtTemples and shrines, Nijo Castle and Arashiyama district

Day 6 – Kyoto Temples and shrines, Nijo Castle and Arashiyama district

  • Kyoto still has many wonders in store for you!
  • If you like temples, shrines and jardins, you are in luck: Kyoto has over 2,000 of them! In the town centre, we recommend Heian shrine, which has a gigantic red Torii at the entrance as well as one of the most beautiful gardens in Kyoto, and the Silver Pavilion and its lovely moss garden.
  • In the outskirts of the city, visit the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine where thousands of red torii straddle a network of trails over a few kilometres in the midst of a thick forest.
  • If you love beautiful traditional Japanese buildings, do not miss the amazing Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its beautiful landscape garden.
  • If you like shopping, go to the Kyoto Handicraft Centre, which sells a wide range of local handicrafts: you will find prints and fans as well as high-quality kimono and yukata. Furthermore, the town centre is full of modern boutiques, especially in and around the Teramachi shopping street.
  • If you like nature hikes, discover the Arashiyama district and its beautiful bamboo grove: Sagano Forest.
  • Not far from there, do not miss Tenryû-ji temple, one of the five big Zen temples in Kyoto. Its garden represents a dry waterfall of rocks flowing into a pond shaped like the Chinese character “heart”.
  • North of the town, stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk, and enjoy a pleasant walk along a charming canal, which is truely beautiful when the cherry trees are in blossom.
  • Take the time for a cup of tea and delicious cakes at the “Pomme” cafe, which is reminiscent of Paris of a past age.
  • If you like animals, climb upIwatayama mountain in the Arashiyama district, where you can see hundreds of monkeys roaming freely.
  • Enjoy the incredible view of Kyoto!
  • Finally, we offer an optional choice of fun and cultural activities: discover them in our “Activities” section.
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 5* Gion Hatanaka boutique hotel in Kyoto (or similar).
Nara Park, Todaiji temple and Nara-machi district Day 7 – Nara
Nara Park, Todaiji temple and Nara-machi districtNara Park, Todaiji temple and Nara-machi district

Day 7 – Nara Nara Park, Todaiji temple and Nara-machi district

  • Spend a pleasant day in the small town of Nara. Founded in the 8th century, Nara was the first real capital of Japan from 710 to 784. Forty kilometres (about 25 miles) from Kyoto, Nara is also a cultural hotspot that houses many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Stroll around Nara Park, where thousands of deer roam freely.
  • As you enter the Park, do not miss Kôfuku-ji temple, which is comprised of ten buildings including a beautiful five-storey pagoda dating back to 1426.
  • Next, visit Todaiji temple where you can see the largest bronze Buddha in Japan.
  • Then, walk 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.
  • In the town centre, Nara-machi district is a lovely place for a stroll. Its maze of small, narrow streets houses local craft shops.
  • Make the most of this time and visit Gango-ji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 5* Gion Hatanaka boutique hotel in Kyoto (or similar)
Back to UK Day 8 - Osaka / London
Back to UK

Day 8 - Osaka / London Back to UK

  • You can take the train to Kansai 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 in Tokyo

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!

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 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.

Activities recommended in Kyoto

Dine in Gion and watch a traditional Japanese show

Dine in Gion and watch a traditional Japanese show

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).

Japanese dinner with Maiko dance show

Japanese dinner with Maiko dance show

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.

Sake-tasting in Fushimi

Sake-tasting in Fushimi

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.

Renting a bicycle in Kyoto

Renting a bicycle in 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.

Half-day visit of Kyoto by bicycle

Half-day visit of Kyoto by bicycle

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.

Learn how to make Japanese desserts and enjoy a Kaiseki lunch

Learn how to make Japanese desserts and enjoy a Kaiseki lunch

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.

Zazen meditation and Hiei Garden

Zazen meditation and Hiei Garden

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.

Tofu cooking course

Tofu cooking course

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

One-day guided tour of Kyoto and Nara

One-day guided tour of Kyoto and 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.

One-day visit of Kyoto

One-day visit of 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.

Afternoon guided tour of Kyoto

Afternoon guided tour of Kyoto

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.

Have lunch with a Maiko in Gion

Have lunch with a Maiko in 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.

Morning visit of Kyoto

Morning visit of Kyoto

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.

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

Peninsula - Tokyo

Hotel Tokyo

Peninsula - Tokyo

Ideally located, a two-minute walk from Hibiya subway station, near the Imperial Palace, the 5*Peninsula Hotel welcomes you to one of the most stunning and refined settings of the capital. All the rooms are sumptuously decorated and equipped with television, A/C and tea/coffee service. In the hotel, you will find a large choice of bars and restaurants serving Japanese and Western cuisine. Do not forget to sample the delicacies of Hei Fung Terrace Chinese restaurant, where the chef won a star in the Michelin guide. Relax in the hotel’s amazing spa that offers gentle treatments to help you unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Gion Hatanaka - Kyoto

Hotel Kyoto

Gion Hatanaka - Kyoto

Ideally located in the heart of the historical district of Gion, the 5* Gion Hatanaka Ryokan welcomes you to its unspoiled setting. The ryokan’s 21 rooms are housed in traditional Japanese buildings that offer the tranquillity of Zen gardens and all the charm of historical buildings. The rooms are all tastefully decorated in a typical Japanese style. To unwind after a day of sightseeing, relax in one of the traditional hot baths that provide a lovely view of the garden’s vegetation. Finally, you will taste traditional, refined Kyoto cuisine during dinner. The dishes are always prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients – you will delight in the different tastes provided by one of the best cuisines in the world!

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

  • International flights LONDON / TOKYO / LONDON on scheduled flights in economy class (business class possible on request)
  • Airport taxes (including fuel surcharge) and the Solidarity Tax
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room in the 5* Luxury and Boutique hotels mentioned in the programme. If one of these hotels is not available, similar quality accommodation will be booked
  • Meals: all breakfasts
  • All unlimited train trips in second class, as stated in the itinerary, thanks to the 7-day JR Pass
  • All unlimited trips by subway or public transport on JR lines

The price doesn't include

  • Insurance

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

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