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Scheduled flight to Tokyo, possibility of a stopover in an Asian city Jour 1 - London / Tokyo
Scheduled flight to Tokyo, possibility of a stopover in an Asian city
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Jour 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 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, Shibuya and Harajuku districts and Yoyogi Park Jour 2 – Tokyo

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

  • Arrive at Narita International Airport.
  • You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant who will explain how your JR Pass works. Once you have settled into your hotel in the centre of the city and have had some time to relax, head out for a first glimpse of Tokyo.
  • Start by marvelling at the bustling heart of Tokyo: Shibuya district, famous for having the biggest intersection in the world! You will be stunned by the giant TV screens and charmed by the little pedestrian streets where you will find many boutiques selling fashionable clothes for young people!
  • Continue towards Harajuku, the fashionable youth district: do not miss Takeshita-Dori pedestrian street, which you will love if you enjoy alternative, colourful fashion!
  • Finally, if you are looking for a haven of tranquillity in this urban jungle, walk around Yoyogi Park, the largest park in Tokyo. This forest inside the city contains Meiji-jingu shrine, one of the most sacred places in Tokyo.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Remm Hibiya Hotel in Tokyo (or similar).
Ueno Park and Zoo, Akhibahara, Odaiba and Asakusa districts Jour 3 – Tokyo

Jour 3 – Tokyo Ueno Park and Zoo, Akhibahara, Odaiba and Asakusa districts

  • After having visited bustling Tokyo the previous evening, make the most of today to soak up the atmosphere of this unique city, between green spaces and skyscrapers.
  • Start the day by visiting the Buddhist temple of Senso-ji and the lively Asakusadistrict, which is lined with tiny shops selling traditional wares and colourful sweets.
  • Continue your visit withUeno Park, which is very popular with Tokyoites on the weekend when they like to unwind on the banks of the Lake, which are covered with lovely water lilies.
  • The children will enjoy visiting Ueno Zoo, the oldest and most famous zoo in Japan, which houses over 450 different species.
  • If you love computers and gadgets, do not miss Akibahara, also known as Electric Town, where you will find state-of-the-art electronics as well as large manga stores where you can buy figurines and other merchandise.
  • If you wish to relax, sit down in a Maid cafe where a charming hostess dressed up as a manga character will welcome you to the cafe’s futuristic atmosphere.
  • In the evening, go to the artificial island of Odaiba and enjoy a beautiful view of the night-lights of Tokyo.
  • Try the Monogatari Onsen, hot baths located on the artificial island of Odaiba.
  • For dinner, choose a restaurant overlooking Tokyo Bay, studded with islands and shining brightly, and the Rainbow Bridge.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Remm Hibiya Hotel in Tokyo (or similar).
Engaku-ji temple, Hachiman-gu shrine and Shikinejima Jour 4 – Kamakura / Tokyo / Shikinejima Island

Jour 4 – Kamakura / Tokyo / Shikinejima Island Engaku-ji temple, Hachiman-gu shrine and Shikinejima

  • 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 seaside town and enjoy its wonderful temples and shrines and 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. This shrine is consecrated to Hachiman, the God of War, and 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 and the second largest 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.
  • In the evening, you will return to Tokyo to catch the 10 p.m. ferry to the small island of Shikinejima, south of the capital, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
  • You will spend the night in a Deluxe Double Cabin on the ferry.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night on the Salvia or Camelia Ferry connecting Tokyo and the Izu islands (or similar).
Stroll around the island and optional activities Jour 5 – Shikinejima Island

Jour 5 – Shikinejima Island Stroll around the island and optional activities

  • A small island in Izu National Park, Shikinejima is off the coast of the Izu Peninsula, in the Pacific Ocean. Discover its wild landscapes and go on some amazing nature hikes, all in one day.
  • You can relax in its small coves and beaches. The island also has two natural hot springs that you can enjoy!
  • Optional activities in Shikinejima
    • Snorkelling with masks and tubas: 6 Euros (about 5 GBP)
    • Sea fishing from a boat: 96 Euros (about 80 GBP)
    • Hook and line fishing: 22 Euros
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Kikusui Ryokan on Shikinejima Island(or similar).
Shimoda fishing port and Gassho-Zukuri Jour 6 – Shikinejima Island / Shimoda

Jour 6 – Shikinejima Island / Shimoda Shimoda fishing port and Gassho-Zukuri

  • After spending the morning on Shikinejima Island, you will take the 12:50 speedboat to Izu Peninsula.
  • Stop off in the lovely little fishing port of Shimoda, where the US-Japan Treaty of Amity and Friendship was signed in 1854 by Commodore Perry and the Shogun’s representative, Hayashi Daigaku.
  • Follow Perry Road along a charming little canal until you reach the bay. You will enjoy a wonderful view from the hill.
  • Finally, take the time to discover Shimoda’s gassho-zukuri, traditional houses from Japanese Alps, which are usually only found in that region. This one was bought by a private investor who dismantled it stone by stone and rebuilt it in Shimoda.
  • Lunch and dinner in your hotel.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Shimoda View Hotel in Shimoda (or similar).
Ryôsen-ji and Shuzen-ji temples, Tokko no yu spring and Kikuya onsen Jour 7 – Shuzenji

Jour 7 – Shuzenji Ryôsen-ji and Shuzen-ji temples, Tokko no yu spring and Kikuya onsen

  • This morning, your private car with chauffeur will meet you at your hotel to take you out for a day of sightseeing in Izu Peninsula.
  • Discover Ryôsen-ji temple where the US-Japan Treaty of Amity and Friendship was signed. You can see the original document on display, as well as many prints portraying the arrival of the Americans in Japan.
  • You will also visit Hofuku-ji temple, which is well-worth seeing. In the heart of the peninsula, admire the beautiful Kawazu waterfall, near which you will find the famous statue of the Izu dancer. Today’s trip will end in Shuzenji, where you will spend the night.
  • Founded in 807 by Kukai, the bonze who started the Shingon sect, Mount Koya and the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, Shuzen-ji temple gave its name to this lovely, peaceful village, which is famous for its hot springs.
  • For an authentic bathing experience, discover Tokko no yu hot spring in the town centre. To pamper yourself a little more, relax in the baths of the historical Kikuya Ryokan , where the famous writer Natsume Sôseki used to stay. Indeed, these baths are some of the most beautiful and luxurious ones in Japan – a real treat!
  • You will end this wonderful day with a delicious, gourmet meal in the ryokan.
  • Lunch and dinner in your ryokan.
  • Spend the night in the 4* Marukyu Ryokan in Shuzenji (or similar).
Hot springs, Owakudani fumaroles and Museum of the Little Prince Jour 8 – Hakone

Jour 8 – Hakone Hot springs, Owakudani fumaroles and Museum of the Little Prince

  • You will leave in the morning for the lovely Izu Peninsula, more specifically Hakone, south of Tokyo. This spa resort is renowned for its natural hot springs, which are due to the region’s volcanic, sulphuric gases.
  • Discover the Hakone area and start with a stroll among the Owakudani fumaroles. In a lunar-like, rocky landscape, walk along the side of Kamiyama volcano from which rise clouds of sulphuric gas.
  • Sample the famous Kura-Tamago, black eggs hard-boiled in boiling waters that, it is said, will add seven years to the lives of those who eat them.
  • In the afternoon, discover the Museum of the Little Prince, the only museum in the world to be devoted to the book by Saint-Exupéry, where you can visit a life-size reconstruction of his French hometown, Saint Maurice de Remens!
  • In the evening, spend the night in the Japanese-style in an iconic hotel: the Fujiya. You can also enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural hot spring – an onsen – and make the most of the hotel’s two swimming pools.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 3* Fujiya Hotel in Hakone (or similar).
Boat cruise on Lake Ashi and ropeway to Mount Komagatake Jour 9 – Hakone / Kyoto

Jour 9 – Hakone / Kyoto Boat cruise on Lake Ashi and ropeway to Mount Komagatake

  • This morning, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi , which offers amazing landscapes, including the symbol of the region – Mount Fuji –overlooking an immense bright-red torii erected in the waters of the Lake to indicate its sacred nature.
  • Then, you will take the ropeway to Mount Komagatake, from which you can enjoy amazing panoramic views.
  • In the afternoon, leave for Kyoto, the former capital of Japan on the famous Shinkansen bullet train.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure
  • Spend the night in the 4* New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto (or similar).
Visit temples, learn Yatsuhashi, discover the districts of Gion and Pontocho Jour 10 – Kyoto

Jour 10 – Kyoto Visit temples, learn Yatsuhashi, discover the districts of Gion and Pontocho

  • Spend two incredible days in the jewel of Japanese cities, just enough time to discover the wonderful historical and cultural heritage of the former capital.
  • On your first day, your English-speaking guide and your private car will accompany you as you visit the most beautiful temples of Kyoto. You will discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the famous Kinkaku-ji better known as the Golden Pavilion, since this elegant building is entirely covered in gold leaf, as well as Ryoan-ji temple, famous for its Zen garden, which is an invitation to pause and to meditate.
  • After lunch, discover Kyoto Imperial Palace, which houses wonderful gardens, including a lush forest.
  • Finally, you will have the opportunity to take cooking class with your guide. Learn how to make Yatsuhashi, a dessert made using rice paste,, red bean paste and cinnamon. A real treat and a local delicacy!
  • You will end this lovely excursion with your guide with a tea ceremony. Your guide will explain to you all the codes of this incredible ritual surrounding green tea.
  • 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 catch a glimpse of 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.
  • Spend the night in the 4* New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto (or similar).
Temples and shrines, Nijo castle, Arashiyama district and the “Pomme” cafe Jour 11 – Kyoto

Jour 11 – Kyoto Temples and shrines, Nijo castle, Arashiyama district and the “Pomme” cafe

  • With 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kyoto still has many wonders in store for you!
  • If you like temples, shrines and gardens, 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 dense forest.
  • If you love beautiful traditional Japanese buildings, do not miss the incredible castle of Nijo , a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its beautiful landscape garden.
  • If you like shopping, you will love 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 in the shape of the Chinese character “heart”.
  • North of the city, stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk and enjoy a pleasant walk by a charming little canal, which is spectacular when the cherry trees are in bloom.
  • Take the time to enjoy a cup of tea and taste the delicious cakes at the “Pomme” cafe , which is reminiscent of Paris of a past age.
  • If you like animals, climb up Iwatayama mountain in the Arashiyama district, where hundreds of monkeys roam freely. Admire the incredible view of Kyoto!
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the 4* New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto (or similar).
Back to UK Jour 12 - Osaka / London
Back to UK
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Jour 12 - 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!

Activités du voyage

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Yatsuhashi cooking class and tea ceremony in Kyoto

Yatsuhashi cooking class and tea ceremony in Kyoto

Yatsuhashi cooking class and tea ceremony in Kyoto

Yatsuhashi is a Japanese dessert and is a local specialty of Kyoto. It is made with glutinous rice flour, cinnamon powder and sugar. It can be steamed or baked. It can also contain red bean paste (inside), chocolate, jam or cream. With an English-speaking guide, you will attend a cooking class to learn how to make this delicious dessert as well as tea ceremony where you will discover the extremely codified art of preparing and drinking matcha or green tea.

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.

Three nights in a ryokan

Three nights in a ryokan

Three nights in a ryokan

Spend three magical nights in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse, where you will find all the charm and tranquillity of Japanese architecture: from sliding doors to rice-paper windows! You will sleep on a very comfortable futon on traditional tatami mats! You can also wear yukata— indoor kimonos – to relax or to go to the hot baths! Finally, you will enjoy delicious homemade traditional Japanese cuisine prepared by your hosts using fresh, seasonal ingredients! A real treat!

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!

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!

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.

Visit of Sagano and Arashiyama

Visit of Sagano and Arashiyama

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.

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.

Hôtels de ce voyage

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Hotels included

New Miyako - Kyoto

Hotel 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.

Remm Hibiya - Tokyo

Hotel Tokyo

Remm Hibiya - Tokyo

Located a four-minute walk from JR Yurakucho station, on the Yamanote Line, the 3* Superior Remm Hibiya Hotel is ideally located in downtown Tokyo, next to the Ginza shopping district, Hibiya park and the Imperial Palace. This beautiful boutique hotel opened in November 2007, and now welcomes you to its modern, stylish setting. All the rooms are spacious, well lit and elegantly decorated and provide a lovely view of Tokyo. The hotel house the Muji café that serves delicious breakfasts as a perfect start to your day.

Shimoda View - Shimoda

Hotel Shimoda

Shimoda View - Shimoda

Offering an amazing view of the sea and of the seven islands of Izu bay, the 4*Shimoda View Hotel is built the long of a wonderful, calm little beach. Breathe in the sea air in this lovely, luxurious hotel. Enjoy the hotel’s many hot baths, some of which offer incredible, picture post-card views. Do not forget to further unwind thanks to one of the many relaxing massages offered in the hotel. Finally, you will have the opportunity to sample delicious local dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients..

Ryokan Marukyu - Shuzenji

Hotel Shuzenji

Ryokan Marukyu - Shuzenji

This small hotel only has 26 Japanese-style rooms, but it offers no less than eight indoor and outdoor hot baths, including four baths that can be booked for private use. Relaxing in the baths is a real treat, especially since the scenery and view are amazing. The rooms are elegantly decorated with traditional Japanese furniture and are equipped with television as well as tea/coffee service. You will be served a traditional, homemade Japanese meal that will not fail to delight your taste buds!

Fujiya - Hakone

Hotel Hakone

Fujiya - Hakone

A legendary hotel built in 1878, the 3* Superior Fujiya Hotel welcomes you to its grandiose setting. The outside architectural design mimics the Western style while keeping key elements from Japanese architecture, which creates a breathtaking façade. The rooms are all decorated in a classical yet simple manner and equipped with A/C, television and mini-bar. If you wish to relax, make the most of the hotels many amenities: an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, hot spring baths, a massage parlour and even a greenhouse with a wide variety of plants and flowers, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finally, you have the choice of five restaurants and bars serving delicious Japanese and international cuisine.

Bon à savoir

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

Prix du Voyage

Le prix comprend

  • International flights LONDON / TOKYO and OSAKA / LONDON on scheduled flights in economy class
  • Airport taxes (including fuel surcharge) and the Solidarity Tax
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room in the 3* or 4* hotels mentioned in the itinerary including multiple nights in a ryokan. If one of these hotels is not available, similar quality accommodation will be booked
  • Meals: all breakfasts and three dinners
  • Unlimited train trips in second class on all JR lines, thanks to the JR Pass
  • Ferry rides and speedboat between Shikinejima Island and Tokyo / Shimoda
  • Day-trip to visit Izu Peninsula in a private car with chauffeur (Day 7)
  • All trips by subway or public transport in Tokyo and Osaka on JR lines
  • Visits mentioned in the programme including entry fees
  • The services of a French-speaking guide in Kyoto (Day 10)
  • The services of an English-speaking assistant on Day 2 to meet you at the airport and explain how the JR Pass works
  • Activities and trips mentioned in the itinerary

Le prix ne comprend pas

  • Insurance

* prix à partir de sur une base 2 personnes

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