China & Northeast Asia

Japan: Best Bits

Our 'best bits' itinerary includes what we feel are THE top sights to see in Japan during your visit.

Japan: Best Bits Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart UK and fly overnight to Tokyo.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Tokyo.
  • Days 3-4 : Tokyo – explore the numerous sights of this dazzling city – head up the Tokyo Skytree or take to the Sumida River for a city overview, find tranquillity in Senso-ji and Mei-ji or explore Tokyo’s past at the Edo-Tokyo Museum and Imperial Palace.
  • Day 5 : Hakone - head out of the city by train to the resort town of Hakone. Here you can explore gardens, admire views and, dependent on volcanic activity, visit the thermal geopark. Finish the day cruising Lake Ashi, from where you can catch sneak peeks of Mount Fuji amongst the hills.
  • Day 6 : Mount Fuji – one of Japan’s most iconic sights, you can travel roughly half way up Fuji, to the 5th Station, by road for incredible views of the surrounding area.
  • Days 7-8 : Kyoto - travel across the country to Kyoto, four and a half hours by road or two hours by bullet train from Mishima station. On arrival you can begin your explorations of Kyoto’s 17 UNESCO-listed monuments – take in Kinkaku-ji and the Zen garden at Ryoan-ji, walk through the tori of Fushimi Inari-Taisha and sip tea with a geisha or meiko.
  • Days 9-10 : Kyoto – these two days are perfect for day trips, especially if you’ve seen all you want to see in Kyoto. Hop on the bullet train to Hiroshima and Miyajima, just one
    hour 40 minutes away - the Peace Park is one of the most moving experiences in Japan or travel 55 minutes to Himeji, where you’ll find a magnificent castle.
  • Day 11 : Travel to Osaka’s airport and fly to the UK.


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Tokyo’s Senso-ji – Fuji views from Lake Kawaguchi – Kyoto’s extensive heritage – Tea with a geisha or meiko


11 days


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