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Telegraph Readers' JNTO Special Offer

12 night 'Hidden Japan' tour from £2450*

The Hidden Japan small group tour begins and ends in ancient Kyoto via a journey to the lesser known regions of Japan. The tour gets ‘beneath the surface’ staying in a Buddhist temple lodging on the sacred Mt Koya and experiences one of the Japanese cultural pleasures of hot spring bathing in a luxury Ryokan in the small pilgrimage town of Kotohira. HiddenJapan takes in the art of traditional Bunraku puppetry in the Shikoku town of Tokushima, strolls through the stunning Ritsurin gardens in Takamatsu and visits the outstanding art island of Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea. With a stay in the old castle town of Matsuyama, a trip into the picturesque Iya Valley, a stay in Hiroshima and a trip to the beautiful Miyajima island,  this tour is an odyssey through lost Japan discovering the culture and traditions of this truly unique country. 

Click here for full details on the Hidden Japan tour


Kyoto (2) – Mt Koya (1) – Tokushima (1) – Takamatsu (2) – Kotohira (2) – Matsuyama (1) – Hiroshima (2) - Kyoto (1)

The trip includes

  • Full time services of your expert IJT Tour Leader
  • Expert local Japanese guide in Mt. Koya
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • All transport between destinations in Japan including airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Meet and Greet on arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport
  • 5 evening meals and 2 lunches
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Local transport pass for Hiroshima and Miyajima
  • Selected entrance fees and local transport at all destinations
  • Full day touring by private minibus in the Iya Valley
  • Day trip to Naoshima 'art island'
  • Luggage forwarding on two occasions
  • InsideJapan Tours' complimentary Info-Pack

For more detailed information on the tour, with regards to dates and inclusions please look at the Hidden Japan tour page

To book or enquire about this tour and claim your £150 discount on the normal price of £2600, please contact us from the website, email or call 0117 370 9761

* based on twin occupancy, subject to availability. This price does NOT include international flights.

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Golden Pavilion - Kyoto

Outside Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama

Vine bridges - Iya Valley

Inside Japan Tours - Independent British Travel Awards 2011 - Best Tour Operator To East and Central Asia
The Guardian, The Observer - Travel Awards 2010 Winner - Best tour operator (small)
Inside Japan Tours - Silver at the British Travel Awards 2009