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A privately guided tour of Tokyo, Kyoto & Hakone

10 days from £9,850pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Learn samurai sword-fighting from a master.

  • Explore Kyoto's geisha district with a top guide.

  • Relax in a hot spring spa.

  • Take part in a Buddhist temple tea ceremony.

  • Travel by high-speed bullet train.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Hakone

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Tokyo.

Day 2 Tokyo

Day 2 Tokyo

Tokyo

After passing through customs and luggage collection, you're met by an airport guide who will give you your trip documents and direct you to the private car which takes you to your hotel. After checking in, spend the rest of the day at leisure, resting and relaxing after your flight. If you do feel like starting exploring, you may wish to walk around the Imperial Gardens.

Day 3 Tokyo

Day 3 Tokyo

Tokyo

Head out to see the city with a private guide. A good place to start would be the Hamarikyu gardens where you can take a river cruise up the Sumida river to see the old Asakusa district.

Day 4 Tokyo

Day 4 Tokyo

Tokyo

You will have the unforgettable chance to learn samurai swordplay skills from the team who were behind the fight choreography of Tarantino's Kill Bill action movie. Spend the rest of the day exploring this expansive metropolis.

Day 5 Kyoto

Day 5 Kyoto

Tokyo , Kyoto

Take the bullet train west to the cultural heart and past capital of Japan, Kyoto. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shinto shrines, Kyoto is one of the world's most culturally rich cities. When you reach Kyoto, you'll meet your guide for a half day tour of Kyoto's main sights. This evening, meet our geisha guide for a walk through the Gion district to spot the elusive geisha on the way to their appointments.

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Day 6 Kyoto

Day 6 Kyoto

Kyoto

In the morning, head out with a local guide to see some of the spectacular temples in Kyoto. Stop at Kodai-ji, one of the most exclusive places for tea ceremonies in the city, before continuing on to the Higashiyama district to gaze upon the awe-inspiring architecture of the area.

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Day 7 Kyoto

Day 7 Kyoto

Kyoto

Today is a chance to explore some of the temples further afield with a private guide. Fushimi-inari Taisha Shrine is famous for the tunnels of red Tori gates working their way through the forest and is one of the best sights in Japan. About hour from Kyoto is the ancient capital of Nara where you can find Todai-ji, one of the largest wooden structures in the world, set in beautiful parkland filled with tame deer.

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Day 8 Hakone

Day 8 Hakone

Kyoto , Hakone

Travel from Kyoto to Hakone. Hakone National Park is known for the open-air art museum, grand views of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting), sulphuric hot springs, and unique forms of transportation (cable car, ropeway, ship and local train). Enjoy your resort this evening and the incredible ryokan experience with kaiseki meals included.

Day 9 Hakone

Day 9 Hakone

Hakone

A privately guided tour of Hakone National Park today will ensure you see the highlights of this beautiful area in the most informative and fun way. Return to your resort tonight for another incredible meal.

Day 10 International return flight

Day 10 International return flight

Hakone , International return flight

A private car will transfer you from your hotel in Hakone directly to the airport in plenty of time for your return flight home later today. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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