7D6N BEST OF JAPAN

In this scenic and cultural tour, you will experience the hustle and bustle of the city in Tokyo, visit Mount Fuji. In Kyoto and Mishima, you will visit temples nestled in nature, stroll through beautiful zen Gardens and cruise along the spectacular Lake Ashi. It’s a 7 day best-of-Japan tour like no other!

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

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Day 1   SINGAPORE – TOKYO

Arrival into the vibrant, neon-bright metropolis of Tokyo, Japan's capital city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Accommodation: 5* Grand Hyatt Tokyo or similar

Day 2   TOKYO

As modern as Tokyo may appear, behind the neon facade is a traditional soul that is easy to find amongst the old alleyways, temples and shrines of the Edo era. Today, you will explore the city, ascending the Tokyo Sky tree, the world's tallest tower. Stop to soak up the atmosphere at Sensoji and browse the stalls of Nakamise shopping street. Drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza and take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. This evening, cruise the waters of Tokyo Bay and enjoy dinner from the perfect vantage point to admire the supercharged lights of the city.

Accommodation: 5* Grand Hyatt Tokyo or similar

Day 3   TOKYO – MOUNT FUJI – MISHIMA

Travel by road from Tokyo to Mt Fuji, where you'll ascend 2,400m up Japan's most iconic sight to the 5th Station (weather permitting - if the road to the 5th Station is closed, you will instead visit the Fuji Visitor Centre). Transfer to the spa region of Hakone. Embark on a cruise on the spectacular Lake Ashi, keeping an eye out for the vermilion torii gates that nestle in the surrounding hills and in the shallows of the lake itself. Next, fly high above the lake on the Komagatake Ropeway to the summit of Mt Komagatake for views of Mt Fuji. Stay overnight in Mishima.

Accommodation: 3* Fujisan Mishima Tokyu Hotel or similar

Day 4   MISHIMA – KYOTO

Transfer to Odawara Station, jump onboard the bullet train and whizz your way to Kyoto. Capital for a millennium, Kyoto was also the heart of religion, philosophy, art and cuisine, making it a treasure trove of history and culture. It is here that all of the best-known cultural arts were born. This afternoon, visit the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine, the most important of several thousands of dedicated to the god Inari. Follow the pathway through thousands of Vermilion Torii Gates that leads through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.

Accommodation: 5* Hyatt Regency Kyoto or similar

Day 5   KYOTO

Begin the day with a visit to one of Japan's most famous temples, Kinkakuji, the 'Golden Pavilion'. Set amongst classical Japanese Zen gardens and on the edge of a reflecting pool, the temple's main hall is covered in gold leaf - a breathtaking sight no matter what season you visit in. Continue to Ryoanji, a zen temple that is home to Japan's most famous Zen Garden. Enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese culture, experiencing the elegant ritual of a tea ceremony with a tea master and learn the traditional art of calligraphy.

Accommodation: 5* Hyatt Regency Kyoto or similar

Day 6   KYOTO – NARA – OSAKA

This morning, depart for Nara. Another former capital, Nara also has a huge cultural legacy, considered second only to Kyoto’s. This picturesque, compact city is truly charming. Spend the morning discovering Todaiji Temple which houses the magnificent Daibutsu, a 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. Here, you will also meet Nara’s famous sika deer. Stroll around Isuien, a prime example of a Meiji-era (1868-1912) garden. Continue to Osaka, and explore the Dotonbori district. Later, you can learn about the turbulent history of the magnificent Osaka Castle.

Accommodation: 5* InterContinental Hotel Osaka or similar

Day 7   OSAKA – SINGAPORE

If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

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Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.


This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.

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