These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.
These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.
Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.
Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.
The price is per person, based on twin or triple room occupancy
For single travelers, this tour has a single supplement. This guarantees a single room throughout the tour
Prices are excluding international flights
Single room types are rooms for
single room occupants.
One person will be occupying the hotel room throughout the tour.
Twin room types are rooms set for two people who will occupy one room, but will have two separate beds.
A double room is a room that has one bed for two people to share.
A triple room is one room where three people may share the same room. It has three separate beds.
Japanese Style Room
A Japanese-style room traditionally does not have a western-style bed, it is a tatami floor room with futon bedding. However, if you prefer a western-style bed, you may request one though we cannot guarantee it.
Please note: If you would like to request neighboring rooms next to your traveling companions, you and your traveling companions must have the same room types in order to be next to each other. For example, if you have requested a double room, but your traveling companions have requested a twin, or triple room, then neighboring rooms cannot be accommodated. However, if both you and your traveling companions match in room type, then neighboring rooms will likely be arranged for your convenience.
This seasonal 8-day luxury tour showcases the delicate beauty of springtime in Japan found in one of the nation's most popular and enduring cultural symbols: the cherry blossoms. This luxury cherry blossom tour is perfect for first-time visitors, with an itinerary that everyone in your travel group can enjoy. You will stay in first-rate accommodations and enjoy quality cuisine options while visiting Japan’s top attractions in Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto. Our Luxury Japan Cherry Blossom Tour... View More
This seasonal 8-day luxury tour showcases the delicate
beauty of springtime in Japan found in one of the
nation's most popular and enduring cultural symbols: the
cherry blossoms. This luxury cherry blossom tour is
perfect for first-time visitors, with an itinerary that
everyone in your travel group can enjoy. You will stay in
first-rate accommodations and enjoy quality cuisine
options while visiting Japan’s top attractions in Tokyo,
Hakone, and Kyoto. Our Luxury Japan Cherry Blossom
Tour offers travelers the chance to experience unique
cultural activities while visiting the best spots to see
blossoms. Japan is famous for its cherry blossoms, a
sight every visitor should see at least once. Their beauty
is short lived and can be seen during the months of late
March and early April.
This itinerary begins in Tokyo, where you'll see Chidorigafuchi - the moat surrounding the Imperial Palace - with hundreds of waterside cherry trees covering the water in the delicate blooms. Travel historic Asakusa in a rickshaw pulled by a friendly Japanese guide, and learn the Taiko drum as you play fun and exciting rhythms with an expert drummer. You can also experience a busy Japanese fish market, as well as a class in sushi making with a professional chef. Continue from there to Hakone, and enjoy views of breathtaking and iconic Mt. Fuji.
At last, the tour concludes in Kyoto, with visits to the shimmering Golden Pavilion of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the dramatic stage of Kiyomizu Temple or walks beneath the reddish gates of Fushimi Inari, each artfully complemented by the well-arranged cherry trees. Immerse yourself in the artistry and beauty of Kyoto's kimono culture as you walk through rows of brightly colored pillars in the Kimono Forest, and take a class in Calligraphy and Ikebana - Japanese flower-arranging), in an old wooden townhouse. In addition, travelers can experience a traditional green tea ceremony and learn Zen meditation, savor Buddhist vegetarian cuisine inside a real temple, and enjoy a traditional Japanese kaiseki dinner with a Maiko Performance in Kyoto's Gion Geisha District.
If you would like more time to enjoy Japan in lavish style, ask our travel specialists about adding a custom pre- tour or post-tour extension to your luxury tour. Plan an extra day or two to take a train to Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, or Naoshima Art Island, or take off to a different region of Japan for extensions such as hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, exploring Kyushu on the Seven Stars of Kyushu Luxury train, or adventuring to any other destination in Japan that might capture your interest!
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All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!
We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.
We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.
Travel by air conditioned, luxury private van, baggage handling free.
For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) or Itami Airport (ITM).
Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.
Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport.
Welcome to Tokyo! We will pick you up from the airport and take to the hotel by luxury private car.
NOTE 1: If you wish to stay extra nights before the tour starts, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.
In the morning, start your tour of Tokyo with a visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple, in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. Enter by way of the Kaminarimon “Thunder Gate”, underneath an enormous red paper lantern. Don’t forget to look up to see the dragon sculpture under the lantern! Walk through the Nakamise Market – a street lined with shops selling traditional goods of all kinds, before approaching Sensoji Temple. Take some time to explore Tokyo’s oldest temple and shrine complex. Enjoy a tour around Asakusa in a traditional Japanese rickshaw - a two-wheeled vehicle pulled by a strong driver. Your rickshaw will be pulled by a knowledgeable Japanese guide, who will describe the history of this ancient part of town, opening up to you the more unexplored parts of Asakusa and offer a unique local perspective. Then join a Taiko Drum Experience and learn to play the Japanese Taiko Drum, known for their exciting "thunder" sound. Learn simple and enjoyable rhythms with a pro Taiko instructor. In the afternoon, enjoy a period of free leisure time, where you will be able to wander Tokyo on your own adventure.
Begin the morning with a tour of Chidorigafuchi, the moat around the Imperial Palace. Springtime transforms this tree-lined shore into a cherry blossom fantasy where you walk paths shaded by clouds of pastel pink petals that slowly fall into the water below. Next, the tour continues to the Tsukiji Outer Market, where the shops outside Tokyo's largest wholesale fish market sell fresh sushi and other seafood dishes, as well as cutting-edge quality kitchenware. Then join a Sushi-Making Experience, a fun and easy class on sushi preparation. Under the guidance of a master sushi chef, prepare the kinds of sushi that you find tasty (with vegetarian / vegan options available), then enjoy eating the sushi you made. Then we visit Meiji Shrine, a nature-rich shrine of simple beauty built to enshrine the spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, where you will be able to experience a native Japanese Shinto ceremony with a Shinto priest or Miko (priestess). After, tour the Nezu Museum, where you can enjoy a collection of pre- modern Japanese and East Asian art that Nezu Kaichiro (millionaire and onetime president of Tobu Railway) assembled. After bombing in World War II destroyed some of the collection, Nezu Kaichiro’s son continued to add to it to ensure that his father’s collection remained impressive.
We travel from Tokyo to Hakone for a cruise on Lake Ashi to admire Hakone's verdant natural scenery, then proceed to Owakudani, where visitors have the chance to see the hot springs and sulfurous fumes along the trails of an active volcanic zone. It is an also an excellent spot to view iconic Mount Fuji, Japan's sacred mountain, a must-see for any visitor to Japan. Then we will visit the Hakone Open Air Museum which creates a harmonic balance of nature and art by exhibiting various sculptures on its grounds in combination with views of the surrounding valley and mountains.
After breakfast, take a smooth and comfortable trip to Kyoto in a first-class seat on one of Japan's sleek bullet trains. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Wooden Townhouse, where you can learn about Calligraphy and Ikebana, two of Japan's traditional arts of refinement. Under the eye of a master, study Japanese calligraphy, which paints highly stylized versions of Japanese kanji. Learn Ikebana, or "flower-arrangement", a discipline which endeavors to create seasonal arrangements of flowers full of deep meaning and profound beauty.
Begin with a visit to the Golden Pavilion (or "Kinkaku-ji"), which is one of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks. This Zen Buddhist temple is covered in a layer of brilliant gold leaf and topped with a shimmering golden phoenix, all of which is reflected in the pond below. Next, we travel to Arashiyama and the Kimono Forest, a gorgeous "forest" of about 600 exquisitely patterned pillars. These pillars are actually textile displays done in the old "Kyo-yuzen" style. Then take a visit to see Tenryuji Temple where you can admire the temple's traditional landscape garden design - considered one of Kyoto's most beautiful. Then take a stroll through the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, a narrow path cutting between a dense grove of towering bamboo stalks. Then tour Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Japan’s feudal era, and palatial former residence of the Tokugawa shogun. The gilded buildings and elegant interior are well preserved – the foremost example of Edo-era castle architecture. Finally, enjoy a Buddhist Vegetarian Dinner in a local Kyoto Temple - a healthy dinner experience to nourish the body and refresh the mind.
Enjoy a second day in Kyoto starting with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine - home to the rows of hundreds of vermillion "torii" shrine gates made famous in films like Memoirs of a Geisha. Next, we visit Kiyomizu Temple, best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the city of Kyoto bordered by a forest that changes colors in spring and fall. Then, we will travel to Kodaiji Temple, which is a lavish temple built in the memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Here, you will learn the proper practice of Zen meditation and partake in a time-honored Japanese Green Tea Ceremony. We will end our day in the Gion Geisha District, where its streets are lined with ochaya (teahouses), exclusive establishments where guests are entertained by Geisha and Maiko. Here, we will enjoy traditional Kyoto Cuisine in the company of a beautiful Maiko – a geisha apprentice.
After breakfast, our tour officially ends.
Checkout time is 11 am.
Transfer to Osaka Kansai Airport or Itami Airport by private car.
Or we can arrange a custom private post-tour extension for you.
1) Seven Stars - Luxury Cruise Train in Kyushu
2) Guntû - Luxury Setouchi Cruise
3) Cycling tour in Shimanami Kaido
4) Visit Hiroshima & Miyajima Island
5) Visit Naoshima & Teshima Art Islands
6) Visit Pottery towns in Okayama and Kyushu
7) Kumano Kodo or Shikoku Pilgrimage Route
8) You name it and we will try our best to fulfil your dream trip in Japan.
Tokyo is the number one destination for tourist bound for Japan. It is the number one most populated, the biggest city, and is the capital of Japan. From shopping to sightseeing, this city offers everything that tourist want to see. There are a number of places to see the entire city, tourist can visit the Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower to get a breathtaking view of the city. For shopping, visitors can head to the most popular areas such as Ginza, Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, or Shinjuku. There are also many museums available such as the Edo Tokyo Museum or the Tokyo National Museum. This modern city still has many parks, temples, and shines for anyone interested in a cultural experience.
Buddhist temple with souvenir shopping street, an atmosphere of old Tokyo.
The Sensoji Temple located in Asakusa is one of the most popular Buddhist temples to visit. The temple was built and completed in the year 645 and is Tokyo’s oldest temple. The surrounding area offers shopping for souvenirs and food. The Sanja Festival is one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals and is held every May at Asakusa Temple.
Ride on an authentic traditional rickshaw – a two-wheeled cart pulled by hand, through the historical Asakusa District in Tokyo.
The rickshaw is a traditional mode of transit – a throwback to a feudal age when these were constructed of simple wood. They were used as a medieval taxi service or as private transit for the rich, with an estimated 40,000 rickshaws in operation. Today’s rickshaw is more modern, with a sleek metallic frame and seats lined with plush cushioning, making it one of the best ways to view the historic streets of Asakusa District. While famous for Sensoji Temple, Asakusa is rich in history allowing you to see the more traditional side of Tokyo during your rickshaw ride through the narrow streets.
Practice learning a traditional drum often used in major Japanese festivals.
The taiko drum is an iconic musical instrument of Japan. The history of the taiko drum in Japan is rich and full of various techniques and styles to play the drums. There are many classes and lessons available for visitors to attend that teaches the art of taiko drums. Guests can learn about the different styles, techniques, and history of the taiko drums while taking these lessons.
Former moat of Edo Castle, transformed every April into a wonderland of blossoming springtime beauty.
Near the Imperial Palace is an broad moat named Chidorigafuchi, that once separated Edo Castle from the city proper. During most of the year, this landmark is a tranquil park of stately beauty - an excellent place for a short break from the ceaseless frenzy of downtown Tokyo. Yet during the waning weeks of spring, Chidorigafuchi is elevated from functionally pretty park to terrestrial paradise, when hundreds of cherry blossoms bloom and fall along the shallow banks, turning the peaceful moat into a pink pastel fantasy.
Visit a famous Japanese market filled with fresh fish and agricultural products, plus delicious dishes.
The outer Tsukiji Fish Market offers a variety of freshly prepared food products and ingredients. Travel in between the different stores and taste a few of their dishes, freshly prepared with some of the best ingredients.
Learn how to make and prepare fresh sushi for yourself in Japan.
Take a lesson from an expert and prepare fresh sushi. Experience the difference in the taste of Japanese-grown ingredients. Then, enjoy eating your masterpiece for lunch after completing your sushi lesson.
A shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort.
The Meiji Shrine is located next to Harajuku Station and next to Yoyogi Park. The shrine is located within a small forest with large trees and the entrance is designated by a large torii gate. This is also one of Tokyo’s most popular shrines, with more than a million visitors after New Year’s Day.
Old-fashioned museum with impressive display of traditional and Buddhist artwork.
This modern museum was built to house the collection of traditional and Asian artworks amassed by businessman and avid collector Kaichiro Nezu, being founded and opened to the public by Nezu's sonafter his father's passing. The museum includes a permanent collection of traditional paintings, sculptures, ceramics, handicrafts, and more, with an especial focus on Buddhist artworks, and a more prominent exhibit that rotates every month or so.
Hakone is located in Kanagawa Prefecture and is only about two hours away from Tokyo. Hakone is park of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and is a popular destination for tourist. Hakone is famous in Japan for its hot springs and beautiful natural views. Visitors can go to the many hot spring resorts to relax and unwind or visit the many museums and shrines available. Guests that would appreciate nature more could go to the parks and trails to experience the natural beauty.
Famous for having Mount Fuji in the background and the lake as its inspirational canvas.
Lake Ashinoko along with Mount Fuji in the background is the proud symbol of Hakone. One of the best views with the lake and Mount Fuji could be seen from one of the many sightseeing boats. There are a few boat cruises available, but the main two are ran by Hakone Sightseeing Boats and Izuhakone Sightseeing Boats. The best time to come is during the cherry blossom season and when the autumn colors are at its peak.
Sulfurous vapors and warm rivers.
Owakudani is located in Hakone and is an area around a crater where gaseous fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers exist. Just like most of Hakone, on a clear day, it is possible to see Mount Fuji as well. There are hiking trails available for guests, but these trails are difficult for inexperience hikers.
Exhibiting sculptures and paintings.
The Hakone Open Air Museum is located near Chokoku No Mori Station in Hakone. There are over than one thousand pieces of art featured at this museum that will keep visitors busy besides the breathtaking views. The museum features various sculptures with beautiful views of the surrounding area of Hakone. The museum also features indoor galleries of paintings, sculptures, ceramic art, and other artistic creations.
Japan's main islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido are served by a network of high speed train lines that connect Tokyo with most of the country's major cities. Japan's high speed trains (bullet trains) are called shinkansen and are operated by Japan Railways (JR). The shinkansen network consists of multiple lines, among which the Tokaido Shinkansen (Tokyo - Nagoya - Kyoto - Osaka) is the oldest and most popular. All shinkansen lines (except the Akita and Yamagata Shinkansen) run on tracks that are exclusively built for and used by shinkansen trains. Most lines are served by multiple train categories, ranging from the fastest category that stops only at major stations to the slowest category that stops at every station along the way.
High-speed railway at speeds up to 300 km/hr.
The shinkansen (or Japan’s bullet train) is a high speed train that travel between most of the major cities in Japan. Travelers can reserve seats on either ordinary or green car seats for an added cost. The shinkansen can run up to 320 kilometers per hour (close to 200 miles per hour), and are known to always be on time, comfortable and safe.
Kyoto was once the old capital of Japan and is filled with historic temples, shrines, buildings, and other structures. Kyoto is filled with many temples and shrines such as the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Golden Pavilion. It is also home of the Gion Festival, which is the most famous festival in Japan. Kyoto is the number two destination for tourist bound for Japan, and is the number one destination for tourist looking for a full Japanese cultural experience.
Old-fashioned Kyoto Townhouse that once housed the affluent merchants of the old capital.
The machiya of Kyoto are old-fashioned wooden townhouses from the Edo period, usually serving as the residences and shops for merchant families of that period. The strict propriety laws of the period contributed to the simplistic nature of the machiya, which ooze rustic charm from the smooth tatami mats and minimalist decoration through the thin folds of bamboo window screens. Merely to experience the atmosphere that prevails in the Machiya Townhouse is to be immersed in the time-honored traditions of old Kyoto.
A timeless art that still receives praise for its beautiful handwriting.
Japanese calligraphy is the art of writing beautiful artistic characters of the Japanese language. The history of Japanese calligraphy is rich and has different techniques and styles just like any other form of art. There are classes and lessons available for visitors to attend that teaches the art of Japanese calligraphy. Guests can learn about the different styles, techniques and the history of Japanese calligraphy while taking these lessons.
A form of expressing Japanese discipline and beauty using flower arranegments.
Ikebana is one of Japan’s oldest crafts, which is the art of flower arrangement. The history of Ikebana (also known as Kado in Japanese) is rich and has different techniques and styles just like any other form of art. There are classes and lessons available for visitors to attend that teaches the art of Ikebana. Guests can learn about the different techniques, styles, and history of Ikebana while taking these lessons.
Temple building covered in gold (National Special Historic Site).
The famous Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Temple is located in northern Kyoto and is most known for the building covered in gold leaf. This famous building is the number one most popular destination for tourist visiting Kyoto. The Golden Pavilion sits overlooking a large pond and various small attractions and shops are available for visitors.
Pleasant district at the outskirts of Kyoto.
Arashiyama is located on the western outskirts of Kyoto and is a well-known destination for both the cherry blossoms and fall colors seasons. North of the famous Togetsukyo Bridge is Sagano, and together they make this place a nice little getaway from temples and shrines to enjoy nature. Popular destinations include the Togetsukyo Bridge and the Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama.
The Kimono Forest is a gorgeous attraction in Arashiyama consisting of rows of densely packed pillars colored in bright kimono patterns.
The Kimono Forest of Arashiyama is a dense bamboo- like "forest" of about 600 pillars next to Randen Tram Station on Kyoto's Keifuku Arashiyama line. It was designed by Japanese artist and interior designer Yasumichi Morita. The pillars are cleverly arranged in a fashion similar to Arashiyama's famous bamboo grove, and bisected by a walking path where visitors can enjoy the brightly colored poles. The path leads down to a small pond called Ryu no Atago (the "Dragon Pond"), where visitors make wishes for their future. The pillars themselves are clear Plexiglas with kimono fabric displayed inside. The kimono inside reflect Kyoto's history of fashionable textiles, as they include 32 kimono patterns in the traditional "Kyo-yuzuen" style. The evening is one of the best times to visit, as the pillars are illuminated with internal LED lights.
Zen Temple in the Arashiyama district (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Located in the Arashiyama district in Kyoto, the Tenryu- Ji Temple is Arashiyama’s most popular temple. The temple is listed as one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The original buildings of Tenryu-Ji Temple was lost many times throughout its history, except for Tenryu-Ji’s garden. The Tenryu-Ji Temple Zen Garden that visitors see today is the original garden and landscape.
One of the most popular and well-known spots for visitors in Arashiyama.
One of the most popular and well-known spots for visitors is the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. A nice walking path takes visitors through the groves of bamboos. The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is also one of the most famous and photographed places in all of Kyoto and brings many visitors every year during the autumn color season.
Former Kyoto residence of the shogun (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
In the northern part of central Kyoto is Nijo Castle, where it was once the former Kyoto residence of the shogun. This area is also listed as one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This area was once home to the shogun when he would visit Kyoto. This place serves as the best examples of castle palace architecture from Japan’s feudal era because most of the buildings here survived since they were originally built.
One of the most famous and visited shrines in Kyoto.
The Fushimi Inari-Taisha Grand Shrine is located in southern Kyoto and is one of the most famous and visited shrines in Kyoto. This shrine is only five minutes away from Kyoto Station by train, and features over a thousand vermillion colored torii gates that brings many tourist to this shrine every year.
Temple famous for its large wooden terrace (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The Kiyomizu-Dera Temple is located only 15 minutes away by bus from Kyoto Station to the eastern side of Kyoto. This temple is one of the most popular temples in Kyoto and is listed as one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temple features a large wooden terrace that offers a fantastic view of the cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn colors during the fall season with the city of Kyoto in the background.
Continue exploring Japan, but wearing a kimono for a more traditional flavor.
Japan is a very unique cultural experience because much of Japan’s history is still preserved, protected, and celebrated. One of the best ways to experience a visit to Japan would be to explore it while wearing a kimono. The kimono is one of Japan’s most oldest and traditional pieces of clothing. There are many places available in Japan to rent a kimono to wear and explore this beautiful country.
Zazen is a type of meditation unique to Zen Buddhism that functions at the heart of the practice.
Zen meditation is unique and is central in Zen Buddhism. This form of meditation calms both the body, mind, and to also gain enlightenment by seeking insight into the nature of existence. There are lessons and classes available for visitors where a Zen priest guides guests to practice Zen meditation and teaches the significance of Zen as part of the Japanese culture.
Traditional way of preparing and drinking tea.
Green tea has a rich history in Japan and has been the most popular non-alcoholic beverage for years. A green tea ceremony is the ceremonial way of preparing and drinking green tea that has been practiced for hundreds of years. The ceremony is full of many rituals and has a strong Zen Buddhism influence. The tea is prepared by the host for the guests and is usually green tea made from powdered tea leaves.
Kyoto's most famous geisha district.
Located only 20 minutes away by bus from Kyoto Station, is the Gion Geisha District. The Gion Geisha District is one of the most famous and popular destinations for tourist visiting Kyoto. This area is filled with restaurants, teahouses, shops, and other attractions to entertain guests. The machiya merchant houses along with river and the occasional geisha walking around, brings visitors from everywhere to experience everything that this area has to offer.
Enjoy a traditional Japanese kaiseki dinner in the company of a Maiko.
Kyoto is known for its Gion district which is famous for its geisha (geiko in Kyoto dialect) and apprentice geisha called maiko. There are many locations within Kyoto and the Gion district where visitors can have a maiko experience. Enjoy a traditional Japanese kaiseki dinner in the company of a Maiko.
Tokyo (Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3)
Western Style Accommodation
Shangri-La’s acclaimed Asian hospitality creates this sanctuary in the heart of Japan’s capital. The Shangri- La Tokyo, a 2022 Forbes Five Star hotel offers a convenient location adjacent to Tokyo Station, it offers easy access to Ginza, Nihonbashi and other main districts of Tokyo as well as Shinkansen bullet train terminal to other cities. Horizon Club located on the top floor is an elegant "home within a home" concept for horizon club floor and suite room guests. The private Horizon Club Lounge and concierge helps to fulfill each guest requests and it is designed for guests looking to escalate their stay experience. Shangri-La Tokyo has two renowned restaurants: the Shangri-La group's signature Japanese dining Nadaman, and exquisite Italian - Piacere. For seasonal crafted fine cocktails or afternoon tea, there is also an elegant Lobby Lounge on level 28. The hotel's health and leisure facilities includes a 24-hrs state-of- the-art gymnasium and a heated indoor swimming pool. Alongside with it, the Asian theme Chi, The Spa provides signature massage treatments and therapy programs to refresh the body and mind.
Hakone (Day 4)
Japanese/Western Style Accommodation
Located in Hakone, 5.1 miles from Hakone-Yumoto Station, Hakone Gora KARAKU has accommodations with a terrace, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. With free WiFi, this 5-star ryokan offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The property provides a concierge service, free shuttle service and luggage storage for guests. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a closet, an electric tea pot, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hakone Gora KARAKU the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.
Kyoto (Day 5, Day 6 & Day 7)
Western Style Accommodation
Located in Kyoto, a 17-minute walk from Kinkaku-ji Temple, Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center and a garden. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel has a shared lounge and a terrace. The property has room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a closet, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Each room includes an electric tea pot, while certain rooms here will provide you with a patio and others also provide guests with mountain views. At Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts every room includes bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes buffet, American and vegetarian options. At the accommodation you'll find a restaurant serving French cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options can also be requested. Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts offers 5-star accommodations with a hot spring bath.
PLEASE NOTE: These are the hotels All Japan Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.