The perfect itinerary for first-time visitors to Japan: cities, countryside, hot springs, great food, history and culture. Locations you will visit include Japan's historic capital, Kyoto; Tokyo with its bright lights and excitement; the Fuji-Hakone National Park; Takayama in the Japanese Alps; and Hiroshima.
Explore Senso-ji Temple, learn the art of tea ceremony at Hamarikyu Gardens and scale the world's tallest tower in Tokyo, Japan's vibrant capital city.
Meals: None; Breakfast/Lunch; Breakfast;
Take a guided tour of the Fuji Five Lakes area before tucking in to a superb kaiseki dinner and relaxing in the hot spring baths at your luxurious ryokan inn in Hakone
Accommodation: Gora Tensui
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner; Breakfast/Dinner;
Discover a hidden world as you enjoy an exclusive private audience with a trainee geisha in Kyoto, Japan's “City of Ten Thousand Temples”.
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast; Breakfast/Lunch; Breakfast;
Visit the iconic “floating” gate of Itsukushima Shrine, befriend the local deer and take a day trip to Hiroshima as you stay on Miyajima Island.
Accommodation: Kurayado Iroha
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner;
Sample the regional specialities in Osaka, famous throughout Japan for its delicious cuisine and friendly, fun-loving inhabitants.
Accommodation: Ritz-Carlton Osaka
Explore the sake breweries, merchant residences, craft shops and traditional ryokan inns of the alpine town of Takayama.
Accommodation: Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner; Breakfast/Dinner;
Swap sweeping mountain scenery for the concrete jungle of Tokyo as you round off your trip in the skyscraper district of Shinjuku.
Accommodation: Park Hyatt
Meals: Breakfast; Breakfast;