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Scheduled flights to Osaka, possibility of a stopover in an Asian city Day 1 - London / Osaka
Scheduled flights to Osaka, possibility of a stopover in an Asian city
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Day 1 - London / Osaka Scheduled flights to Osaka, possibility of a stopover in an Asian city

  • Leave from London for Kansai / Osaka 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 Hakuro-jô, White Heron Castle Day 2 – Osaka / Himeji
Discover Hakuro-jô, White Heron Castle

Day 2 – Osaka / Himeji Discover Hakuro-jô, White Heron Castle

  • Arrive at Osaka International Airport
  • You will take the train to the town of Himeji. After having settled into the hotel, you will discover the most famous castle in Japan, one of the only three wooden castles still remaining in Japan, with Matsumoto-jô and Kumamoto-jô.
  • Built in the 14th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, it is the largest and most elegant medieval fortress in the country. Also known as Hakuro-jô, White Heron Castle, because of its white walls, this incredible structure survived the bombings of World War Two almost unharmed. As you climb up to the different floors, you will get a clear picture of the structure of a Japanese garden. Furthermore, you will have an amazing view of the steep roofs of the castle and of the town of Himeji!
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Nikko Himeji Hotel in Himeji (or similar).
Visit Koko-en and Korakuen Japanese gardens and castles Day 3 – Himeji / Okayama
Visit Koko-en and Korakuen Japanese gardens and castles

Day 3 – Himeji / Okayama Visit Koko-en and Korakuen Japanese gardens and castles

  • This morning, walk around the charming Japanese garden of Koko-en in Himeji, which boasts a lovely landscape of small ponds where the much-loved Japanese carps live, as well as little stone bridges.
  • In the afternoon, take the train to the town of Okayama, by the Inland Sea.
  • Visit the castle, which is in direct contrast to Himeji as its walls are black. It was erected in 1597, destroyed by bombings in 1945 and then replicated in 1966.
  • As the day comes to an end, walk around Korakuen garden, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in the archipelago. Ponds, hills, rice-fields and tea plantations make it a lovely place for a stroll, with Okayama Castle in the background
  • In the evening, you will go to the town of Kurashiki to spend the night in a ryokan, a Japanese-style guesthouse.
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Kurashiki Ryokan Misono Hotel in Kurashiki (or similar).
Edo period district and Matsuyama-jô castle Day 4 – Kurashiki / Matsuyama-jô
Edo period district and Matsuyama-jô castle

Day 4 – Kurashiki / Matsuyama-jô Edo period district and Matsuyama-jô castle

  • After a traditional Japanese breakfast, discover the secret garden in the centre of the charming town of Kurashiki. Kurashiki houses a district dating back to the Edo period, where a maze of alleyways leads to a canal lined with former merchant houses, now museums or inns. The charm of the area is reinforced by the tranquillity of the town, which is still rarely visited by tourists.
  • In the afternoon, take the train to Bitchû-Takahashi, where, after a half-hour hike up a mountain path, you will reach the enchanting site of Matsuyama-jô castle.
  • In the midst of a forest inhabited by monkeys, this harmonious, simple castle was restored from 1929 onwards by local artisans. They only used original materials, no cement, for a perfectly authentic result! This lovely stroll will introduce you to this little-known castle.
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Kurashiki Ryokan Misono Hotel in Kurashiki (or similar).
Discover the island and the museum of modern art Day 5 – Ile de Naoshima
Discover the island and the museum of modern art

Day 5 – Ile de Naoshima Discover the island and the museum of modern art

  • This morning, after having enjoyed breakfast in your hotel, you will take the train and the ferry to Naoshima Island, a one-hour boat ride from Uno Port.
  • Naoshima is a small island in the Inland Sea, which became famous when renowned architect Tadao Ando selected it as the home of his museum of modern art in 1989.
  • Now a temple of modern art, Naoshima contains multiple sites: an open-air museum in the village, but also the Smarthu Art Museum, which opened in 2004, as well as the Art House Project, which features a black art piece by American Artist James Turrell that shows that black is not a colour but an optical illusion.
  • You will have dinner and spend the night in the incomparable Benesse House, which is also a work of art designed by Tadao Ando himself showcasing works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
  • Lunch at your leisure and dinner in Benesse House.
  • Spend the night in the 5* Benesse House hotel-museum in Naoshima.
Ritsurin Park and Tamano garden Day 6 – Takamatsu
Ritsurin Park and Tamano garden

Day 6 – Takamatsu Ritsurin Park and Tamano garden

  • After breakfast at the Benesse House, you will take the ferry and cross the Inland Sea once more for the town of Takamatsu, on Shikoku Island.
  • Visit the amazing Ritsurin Park, which dates back to the mid-1600s. It took over a century to build. With ponds, meditation areas, teahouses and little islands spread out over 17 acres, the park is divided into two parts: the north and south gardens. The north garden could be described as a wild garden as it houses a duck hunting preserve. The south garden is a typically Japanese landscaped garden where each tree, lake and teahouse is in a specific location.
  • As you walk through the garden, admire the small Higurashi teahouse , a thatched-roof pavilion that dates back to 1898, the amazing Engetsu Kyo bridge and the big Kikugetsu or Chrysanthemum Moon teahouse , which dates back to the Edo period (1640). You can also visit Tamano garden , where you can see the remains of the old feudal castle, one of the only castles with moats filled by the water of the Inland Sea.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Ana Hotel Clement in Takamatsu (or similar).
Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum and sacred island of Miyajima Day 7 – Hiroshima / Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum and sacred island of Miyajima

Day 7 – Hiroshima / Miyajima Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum and sacred island of Miyajima

  • This morning, you will take the train to the sadly famous but still very lively city of ;strong>Hiroshima. Discover the Peace Memorial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can see the A-bomb Dome – the former Industrial Promotion Hall located at the point of impact of the explosion –, which has been preserved as a memorial.
  • Do not miss the remarkable Peace Memorial Museum , designed by architect Kenzo Tange and devoted to the atomic bomb that struck the city on the 6th of August, 1945.
  • In the evening, you will leave for the sacred island of Miyajima a thirty-minute train ride followed by a ten-minute ferry trip from Hiroshima. You will spend the night on the island so that you can admire the torii, which is lit-up at night, and enjoy the tranquillity that descends upon this beautiful island once the day tourists have left.
  • Spend the night in a charming ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse, where you can relax in hot baths.
  • Have lunch and dinner at your leisure in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Makoto Hotel in Miyajima.
Visit Miyajima Island and take the ropeway to the top of Mount Misen Day 8 – Miyajima
Visit Miyajima Island and take the ropeway to the top of Mount Misen

Day 8 – Miyajima Visit Miyajima Island and take the ropeway to the top of Mount Misen

  • This morning, take the time to visit Miyajima Island. This lush island houses one of Japan’s most famous treasures: the Floating Torii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the amazing bright-red shrine of Itsukushima, built on a pier-like structure over the bay, to which the torii is the entrance. You will spend the whole day on the island, which houses many other wonders: follow small paths through the forest until you reach clear streams into which you can dip your feet.
  • Make the most of the island’s famous natural beauty: not only will you see deer roaming freely, you will probably also notice quite a few monkeys!
  • To admire the beautiful panorama, take the ropeway to the top of Mount Misen. From there, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the lovely scenery spread out before your eyes!
  • In the evening, you will leave for the small town of Iwakuni.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Iwakuni International Kanko Hotel in Iwakuni.
Samurai district, Iwakuni-jô castle and Rurikô-ji temple Day 9 – Iwakuni
Samurai district, Iwakuni-jô castle and Rurikô-ji temple

Day 9 – Iwakuni Samurai district, Iwakuni-jô castle and Rurikô-ji temple

  • Iwakuni is a quaint little town, famous for Kintai bridge. Built of wood and stone, this 193-metre long bridge was first erected in 1673. Built in the traditional Japanese feudal style, it strides over Nishiki River thanks to its five domed arches.
  • Nestled in a bend in the river, the former samurai district looks like a little island village. Stroll around the lovely little streets, and fall in love with their charm.
  • A few minutes from this district, you can reach Iwakuni-jô castle, which overlooks the valley, by following a hiking trail or taking the ropeway.
  • In the afternoon, discover the town of Yamaguchi and its many temples.
  • Follow the small Ichinosaka gawa path by the side of the river, which is lined with beautiful azaleas and cherry trees.
  • Further north, you will reach the beautiful five-storey pagoda of Rurikô-ji temple. It is 31 metres high and was erected in 1442.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Yamaguchi Grand Hotel in Yamaguchi.
Visit a historical city and Uragami Art Museum Day 10 – Hagi
Visit a historical city and Uragami Art Museum

Day 10 – Hagi Visit a historical city and Uragami Art Museum

  • This morning, you will take the bus to discover one of the most beautiful and lesser known historical cities in Japan. Located in the Western part of Honshu by the Inland Sea, the historical city of Hagi contains old samurai districts as well as the castle park. Lose yourself in these charming streets lined with beautiful traditional houses. The streets around the castle and the Aiba canal are considered National Historical Monuments and have not changed since the Edo period, which makes Hagi a wonderful city-museum..
  • Take the time to visit the historical mansions, merchant houses and samurai houses, as well as the Kukiya, Kuchiba and Kubota residences. These traditional buildings are perfectly preserved and contain quaint little gardens. They bear witness to the daily life of this district and allow visitors to discover Hagi’s past.
  • Hagi is also famous for its pottery. Visit the Ishii Tea Bowl Museum, where you can see one of the oldest bowls in Hagi as well as the Shiroyama pottery, which displays and sells many works of art.
  • Finally, end this wonderful stroll through Hagi by visiting Uragami Art Museum, where you can see many Japanese prints on display, including Hokusai’s Great Wave.
  • Have lunch and dinner at your leisure in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Hagi Senshuraku Hotel in Hagi.
Visit Tsuwano and Taikodani Inari-jinja shrine and take the train to Matsue Day 11 – Matsue
Visit Tsuwano and Taikodani Inari-jinja shrine and take the train to Matsue

Day 11 – Matsue Visit Tsuwano and Taikodani Inari-jinja shrine and take the train to Matsue

  • Today, you will cross Chugoku by train to discover the small town of Tsuwano.
  • A village nestled in the valley, Tsuwano is spread out on a terrace of rice-fields with mountains in the background. Peaceful canals, in which swim many multicoloured carps, cross the streets lined with majestic historical houses, opening up on museums, churches and temples! Take the time to stroll around this little town, made big by its history and the treasures it houses.
  • Do not forget to visit the majestic Taikodani Inari-jinja shrine, consecrated to the Goddess Inari, which contains over a thousand bright-red torii. These gates straddle the stairs, which lead up the side of the mountain all the way to the shrine, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the town and its surroundings.
  • You will then take the train back to the town of Matsue, where you will spend the night. During the journey, do not forget to admire the beautiful scenery of the coasts of the Inland Sea.
  • Have lunch and dinner at your leisure in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Ichibata Hotel in Matsue.
Canal cruise, Lafcadio Hearn residence and Adachi art museum Day 12 – Matsue
Canal cruise, Lafcadio Hearn residence and Adachi art museum

Day 12 – Matsue Canal cruise, Lafcadio Hearn residence and Adachi art museum

  • The twin towns of Matsue and Izumo, which deserve to be better known, are located on either side of the lovely Lake Shinji, in the heart of a region where the rituals of ancient Japan are still followed. Criss-crossed by canals, Matsue boasts buildings dating back to the Samurai period.
  • We recommend you start your discovery of the town centre with a canal cruise, which will provide you with a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Next, visit the beautiful castle, which was built in 1611 and is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Japan.
  • Then, stroll around in the historical centre and follow the moats along Shiomi Nawate street where you will see many historical buildings. Admire the samurai house, a beautifully preserved building dating from the Edo period and Meimei-an teahouse, one of the most famous teahouses in Japan.
  • Matsue was also the home of the famous European-born Japanese classical author Lafcadio Hearn. You can visit his former residence as well as the museum dedicated to him, which displays his possessions.
  • Near Matsue, do not miss Adachi Art Museum, a museum displaying paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, surrounded by extremely refined and vast gardens, where you will find tea gardens, moss gardens, ponds and majestic waterfalls.
  • Have lunch and dinner at your leisure in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Ichibata Hotel in Matsue.
Izumo shrine and Museum of Ancient Izumo Day 13 – Izumo
Izumo shrine  and Museum of Ancient Izumo

Day 13 – Izumo Izumo shrine and Museum of Ancient Izumo

  • A short distance from Matsue, Izumo is famous for its large shrine where age-old rituals are still performed today to the sound of drums and lively flutes. The shrine is composed of various buildings and its entrance is marked by a 23-metre-high torii.
  • The shrine is composed of various buildings. The haiden is the most characteristic one as its pediment is surmounted by three giant rice straw cords, which form a horizontal plait.
  • Do not hesitate to imitate the pilgrims who throw small coins inside the giant plait for luck. In fact, in Izumo, pilgrims must clap four times to greet and call upon the spirits, contrary to other shrines where they only have to do so twice.
  • A few minute’s walk from the entrance of the shrine, you can visit the Museum of Ancient Izumo, which displays archaeological objects uncovered in the region.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Twin Leaves Hotel in Izumo.
Visit the mining country of Iwami Ginzan Day 14 – Iwami Ginzan
Visit the mining country of Iwami Ginzan

Day 14 – Iwami Ginzan Visit the mining country of Iwami Ginzan

  • Near Izumo, visit the mining country of Iwami Ginzan, perched at an altitude of 600 metres. Until 1923, an exceptionally rich silver ore deposit was mined here. When the ore had been entirely extracted, the mine was abandoned and nature took over, covering the region with forests. Many ancient merchant and samurai houses can still be found today in charming, unspoilt villages, which earned the area a place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Twin Leaves Hotel in Izumo.
Osaka Castle and Umeda district Day 15 – Osaka
Osaka Castle and Umeda district

Day 15 – Osaka Osaka Castle and Umeda district

  • This morning, you will take the train to the third largest city in Japan. Fall in love with this dynamic city, which is a pleasure to stroll around.
  • Start by visiting Osaka Castle, a beautiful building with lovely gardens, which was replicated after World War Two.
  • Then stroll around the lively Umeda district.
  • Do not miss the incredible panoramic view from the top of the Floating Observatory on the roof of the Umeda Sky Building, the most futuristic building in the city. You will find many shops and delicious restaurants in this neighbourhood.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Granvia Osaka Hotel in Osaka (or similar).
Back to UK Day 16 - Osaka / London
Back to UK
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Day 16 - Osaka / London Back to UK

  • The day of departure has come.
  • Transfer to Osaka Airport, where you will take a scheduled flight for London in economy class filled with unforgettable memories!
  • Depending on the time of your flight, make the most of this time to do some last-minute shopping in Osaka.

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 included

Visit Naoshima Island and spend the night in the Benesse House

Visit Naoshima Island and spend the night in the Benesse House

Visit Naoshima Island and spend the night in the Benesse House

Discover the island of Naoshima, an experiment in showing modern art indoors and outdoors. As you wander around the island, discover the different places exhibiting art works, whether it be paintings, sculptures or conceptual architecture. Finally, you will stay the night in the Benesse House, an environmentally friendly hotel-museum designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Visit the small historical towns of the north of Chugoku : Matsue, Izumo, Tsuwano and Hagi

Visit the small historical towns of the north of Chugoku : Matsue, Izumo, Tsuwano and Hagi

Visit the small historical towns of the north of Chugoku : Matsue, Izumo, Tsuwano and Hagi

Visit the little-known historical towns of Chugoku where you will discover the wonders of the past! From the beautiful feudal castle of Matsue, a former samurai stronghold, to the lovely historical houses of Hagi and Izumo and Tsuwano shrines, this itinerary will take you to the heart of a region filled with history that is well worth exploring! Fall in love with the leisurely charm of the amazing landscapes of the Sea of Japan where gardens are rice-fields.

Visit the main cultural sites of Chugoku

Visit the main cultural sites of Chugoku

Visit the main cultural sites of Chugoku

Discover or rediscover the two main cultural sites of Chugoku, listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: Hiroshima and Miyajima. From the city with the tragic history that really should be commemorated by a visit to the Peace Memorial to the sacred island – with its bright red sacred Torii that stands in the waters of the inland sea for all eternity and is one of the most famous images of Japan – , you will travel through a region steeped in history which offers some incredible vestiges of the past.

Activities recommended in Osaka

At day at Universal Studios in Osaka

At day at Universal Studios in Osaka

At day at Universal Studios in Osaka

The first cinema theme park to open outside of the US, Universal Studios in Osaka offers many attractions, rides and shows that will make you relive some of cinema’s greatest box-office hits, from Jurassic Park and E.T. to Spiderman and Shrek! A great day out for the whole family!

Umeda Sky Building observatory in Osaka

Umeda Sky Building observatory in Osaka

Umeda Sky Building observatory in Osaka

This famous landmark is one of the symbols of Osaka. Climb to the 40th floor of the Umeda Sky Building and walk on the roof of the skyscraper, in the Floating Garden Observatory. This open-air gallery towers 173 metres above ground and provides an incredible view of the city. A wonderful way to discover the third largest city in Japan!

Osaka Aquarium

Osaka Aquarium

Osaka Aquarium

The Osaka Aquarium built in Osaka Bay invites you to discover the seabed with its many floors of exhibits displaying thousands of different kinds of fish, plants, birds and marine mammals. You can admire beautiful dolphins but the star of the aquarium is undoubtedly the fascinating hammerhead shark.

Guided tour of Osaka

Guided tour of Osaka

Guided tour of Osaka

Discover the third largest city in Japan – Osaka! Fall in love with this lively, pleasant city, which is a wonderful place to wander around. You will start by visiting Osaka Castle, a beautiful white building with lovely gardens. You will then enjoy the incredible panoramic view from the floating observatory on the top floor of the Umeda Sky Building, the most futuristic building in the city. You will end the visit with a small cruise on the river that flows through the city!

Guided tour of Miho museum

Guided tour of Miho museum

Guided tour of Miho museum

Designed by the architect I.M Pei, who also built the famous Louvre Pyramid, the Miho museum is 80% underground, in the mountain, which already makes the visit an impressive one. Miho museum displays collections from all over the world: Japanese, Chinese, Western and Middle-Eastern works, which will be decrypted for you by an English-speaking guide.

Guided tour of Osaka Bay

Guided tour of Osaka Bay

Guided tour of Osaka Bay

Visit the ultramodern Osaka Bay, where quite a few artificial islands have been built. During this excursion with an English-speaking guide, you will visit Osaka’s huge Kaiyukan Aquarium. You will then take a cruise around Osaka Bay to admire the amazing view of the city. You will end the trip with a visit to the Imax Theatre and the Tempozan market

Okonomiyaki cooking class and guided walk in Dotonbori

Okonomiyaki cooking class and guided walk in Dotonbori

Okonomiyaki cooking class and guided walk in Dotonbori

Okonomiyaki is a traditional Japanese dish from the Osaka region that could be described as somewhere between a pancake, an omelette and a pizza. It can be made with many different ingredients (meat, vegetables or seafood) and is cooked on a griddle. Learn how to make this delicious Japanese dish with an English-speaking guide! After the lesson, you will walk around the liveliest district of Osaka: Dotonbori!

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

Granvia - Osaka

Hotel 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.

Ana Hotel Clement - Takamatsu

Hotel Takamatsu

Ana Hotel Clement - Takamatsu

In the town centre, literally a minute's walk from JR Takamatsu station, the 4* Ana Hotel Clement offers a panoramic view of the town of Takamatsu and the inland sea. Modern and functional, the hotel offers the choice of five restaurants serving Japanese and international cuisine. The seafood restaurant is particularly renowned. All the rooms are equipped with television, mini-bar, coffee/tea service and safe. Among other amenities, you will find boutiques, a bureau de change, a beauty salon and a laundry service.

Makoto - Miyajima

Hotel Miyajima

Makoto - Miyajima

Welcome to Makoto Ryokan that offers wonderful, traditional Japanese-style accommodation with its 44 rooms. Located a few minutes from the ferry terminal and the famous Miyajima Torii, Makoto Ryokan offers you the opportunity to spend a night in the traditional Japanese manner by sleeping on authentic futons! You can also wear yukata— indoor kimonos – to go to the hotel’s indoor hot baths! You will also be able to sample traditional Japanese cuisine, carefully prepared with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. More than just a place to stay the night, Makoto Ryokan provides an unforgettable experience!

Nikko - Himeji

Hotel Himeji

Nikko - Himeji

With 257 Western-style rooms, the 4* Nikko Himeji Hotel is located a few steps away from JR Himeji station, which itself is only a ten-minute walk from the famous castle. Each room is equipped with television, hair-dryer, A/C and tea/coffee service. The hotel has three restaurants serving Japanese and Chinese food as well as three bars and lounges where you will also find treats for your taste buds.

Ryokan Misono - Kurashiki

Hotel Kurashiki

Ryokan Misono - Kurashiki

Located an eight-minute walk from JR Kurashiki station, the 3* Kurashiki Ryokan Misono welcomes you to its elegant, refined setting. The Kurashiki Ryokan Misono has 22 Japanese-style rooms with private en-suite bathrooms and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. It is surrounded by a small landscape garden and also offers you the opportunity to sample traditional Japanese delicacies.

Benesse House - Naoshima

Hotel Ile de Naoshima

Benesse House - Naoshima

Opened in 1992, Benesse House is not just an exceptional hotel. It is, above all, a project initiated by the famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The idea was to design a conceptual building – using noble, environmentally friendly materials such as wood – that would blend in perfectly with the nature around it and would house a modern art museum. Benesse House also receives a small number of eminent guests that you may be a part of. The rooms overlook a vast park or the sea. They all have a different decor but emphasize their spaciousness with a simple, light design and furniture with understated colours. Apart from its exceptional setting, Benesse House offers a gourmet restaurant as well as a relaxation area with swimming pool and spa, providing different treatments such as Thalassotherapy and Aromatherapy.

Iwakuni Kanko Hotel - Iwakuni

Hotel Iwakuni

Iwakuni Kanko Hotel - Iwakuni

Located a short distance from the famous Kintai bridge, which can be seen from many of the rooms, the 4* Iwakuni Kanko Hotel welcomes you to its elegant setting. The hotel’s rooms are decorated in the Japanese and Western styles and are all equipped with refrigerator and television. You can also enjoy the indoor Japanese-style hot baths.

Yamaguchi Grand Hotel - Yamaguchi

Hotel

Yamaguchi Grand Hotel - Yamaguchi

Located one minute from Yamaguchi station, the 3* Yamaguchi Grand Hotel is a modern, convenient, comfortable hotel with Western-style rooms. All the rooms are decorated in a simple yet elegant fashion and are equipped with satellite television, Internet connection and refrigerator. The hotel houses a restaurant and a bar.

Hagi Senshunraku - Hagi

Hotel Hagi

Hagi Senshunraku - Hagi

Welcome to the 4* Hagi Senshunraku, a beautiful Japanese ryokan located in downtown Hagi, by the sea! Come and enjoy its beautiful Japanese-style rooms decorated in a refined fashion. You will have the opportunity to sample traditional Japanese cuisine for dinner as well as breakfast and unwind in the amazing indoor and outdoor Japanese hot baths. Enjoy the peacefulness of Hagi, settle back and relax while taking in the view of the sea!

Ichibata - Matsue

Hotel Matsue

Ichibata - Matsue

Located on the banks of Lake Shiji-jo, which can be seen from many of the hotel’s rooms, the 3* Ichibata Hotel welcomes you to its comfortable Japanese and Western-style rooms. The rooms are all equipped with television and A/C and decorated in a simple yet elegant fashion. The hotel offers the choice of restaurants serving French, Japanese and international cuisine. If you feel like relaxing, do not miss the Japanese-style hot bath on the top floor of the hotel!

Twin Leaves Hotel - Izumo

Hotel Izumo

Twin Leaves Hotel - Izumo

Located one minute’s walk from JR Izumo station, the 3* Twin Leaves Hotel Izumo welcomes you to its modern, elegant setting. Its Western-style rooms are equipped with television and Internet connection and decorated in a simple yet comfortable fashion. The hotel houses three restaurants serving Japanese and international cuisine.

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 / OSAKA / LONDON on scheduled flights in economy class
  • Airport taxes (including fuel surcharge) and the Solidarity Tax
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room in 3* or 4* hotels or high-quality ryokan mentioned in the itinerary. If one of these hotels is not available, similar quality accommodation will be booked
  • Meals: half-board breakfasts and seven dinners
  • All unlimited train trips on JR lines with the 14-day JR Pass

The price doesn't include

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not included in the programme
  • Activities not included in the programme
  • Entry fees for places of interest that must be paid on the premises
  • Stopover in Asia or Europe (optional)

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

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