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Luxury Japan

15 days from $12,815pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Tokyo
  • Tsumago
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Hakone
  • Visit Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

  • Geisha walk in Gion and cookery course, Kyoto.

  • Hot spring bathing in Hakone.

  • Walking the Nakasendo Highway, Tsumago.

  • Helicopter ride over Tokyo.

Audley Travel specialist Scott

What our specialists say...

This trip is ideal for a first time visitor to Japan, taking in all of the major highlights as well as some more off the beaten track places. The itinerary is complimented by some of the very best accommodation Japan has to offer and includes some truly unique experiences.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Tokyo
  • Tsumago
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Hakone
  • Tokyo

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Tokyo

Tokyo

On arrival into Japan and having cleared customs you will be met by one of our representatives who will show you to your private transfer into the city. Spend the rest of the day relaxing after your flight.

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Day 2 Tokyo

Tokyo

Embark on a private full day tour of the city with your guide.

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Day 3 Tokyo

Tokyo

Head out of Tokyo and visit the giant, bronze Daibutsu. Weighing close to 850 tonnes and at over 11 metres tall this is Japan's second largest Buddha statue and is Kamakura's most famous sight. In the late afternoon return to Tokyo and enjoy an exhilarating shared helicopter ride over this incredible metropolis.

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Day 4 Tsumago

Tokyo , Tsumago

Travel by bullet train and local lines to Tsumago, a quiet post town in the Kiso Valley. This afternoon walk along the scenic Nakasendo Highway, which once connected Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo) in the 1800s

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Day 5 Tsumago

Tsumago

At leisure to walk along and explore the Nakasendo Highway

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Day 6 Hiroshima

Tsumago , Hiroshima

Take the train back to Nagoya and then travel south to Hiroshima.

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Day 7 Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Have a full day at leisure to explore Hiroshima and nearby Miyajima island, with its "floating" torii gate.

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Day 8 Kyoto

Hiroshima , Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 1600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shinto Shrines, Kyoto is one of the worlds most culturally rich cities. In the late afternoon enjoy a private guided walk around the famous geisha district.

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Day 9 Kyoto

Kyoto

Enjoy a full day private tour of Kyoto with your guide. Your day finishes with an evening meal at one of the top tempura restaurants in Japan.

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Day 10 Kyoto

Kyoto

Enjoy a day learning traditional Japanese pastimes with your private host and guide.

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Day 11 Kyoto

Kyoto

This morning check into your luxury ryokan before spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps take in the ancient capital of Nara.

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Day 12 Hakone

Kyoto , Hakone

Transfer to the Hakone National Park area by bullet train and local lines. You have the rest of the day to explore at your own pace or simply relax in your luxurious accommodation.

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Day 13 Hakone

Hakone

At leisure in the Hakone National Park

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Day 14 Tokyo

Hakone , Tokyo

Return to Tokyo using your rail pass, for your final afternoon at leisure in Japan

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Day 15 Return home

Tokyo

Today you are transferred by private car to Narita airport in time for your return flight.

Audley Travel specialist Rebecca
Audley Travel specialist Gareth

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The specialist who designs your trip to Japan will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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