Small Group Tour IJT Classic

Seven Night Taster

7 Nights: from US$2870 Trip Code: 17JPH

The perfect introduction to the fascinating culture of Japan. Travelling in springtime means you should have a chance to catch the beautiful Cherry blossom for which Japan is famous. This tour includes day trips to Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Himeji Castle. Read more >

Tokyo and Kyoto are Japan's two great cities: one an international byword for modernity, the other an ancient cultural giant whose history goes back more than a millennium.  

In between Tokyo and Kyoto you'll visit Kanazawa on the western coast, a small but beautifully preserved city with lamp-lit streets and one of the best gardens in Japan. Here you'll spend the night in a traditional ryokan inn, where the floors are matted with tatami and you'll sleep on traditional futon beds. Don't miss the natural onsen hot spring baths, an integral part of Japanese culture and the perfect end to a day of sightseeing.

This tour gives you ample time to explore, with the opportunity to take day trips from Kyoto using the included Japan Rail Pass at no extra cost: take the shinkansen bullet train all the way to Hiroshima and its neighbour, the stunning island of Miyajima, and the castle town of Himeji.

Your expert InsideJapan tour leader will accompany you throughout the holiday, staying in the same hotels, so please feel free to ask for help or advice at any time. They are available pretty much all day every day and will even be happy to accompany tour members out at night on occasion! If you would like to break away from the group and do something different, they will be available to give you advice, and help you plan your day.

Your tour leader will introduce you to fantastic experiences and local restaurants - many of which would be impossible to find by yourself or intimidating to enter alone.

Important Practical Information

We recommend booking at least one extra night to check in and relax before the tour begins.

Group Size: 4 - 14

Accommodation: Six nights accommodation in well located, three star hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto. One night accommodation at a traditional Japanese ryokan inn in Kanazawa.

Single Supplement: This tour has a single supplement. This guarantees a single room at the Western style hotels (6 nights). However, solo travellers will be asked to share with another group member of the same sex at the Japanese ryokan inn (1 night). 

Fitness: Even when not using public transport, sightseeing in Japan often involves walking between sights, climbing up steps in temples and being 'on the go' for much of the day. To enjoy this tour you should be of moderate fitness, able to walk and climb stairs without difficulty and able to maintain a pace that is comfortable for the majority of the group.

Transport: Please note that most transfers are by public transport making use of Japan's first-rate transport network.

Luggage: We highly recommend that to make your stay more enjoyable you pack reasonably light. Large suitcases will be an inconvenience to you. One small case or bag with wheels or a rucksack are most appropriate for this tour as you will have to carry your bags for short distances and some stations do not have escalators or elevators/lifts. During the tour we also take advantage of next-day luggage forwarding; therefore, you will also need a small overnight bag for use when your main suitcase has been forwarded ahead.

International Flights: This tour starts in Tokyo for arrivals at Tokyo Narita Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport. The tour finishes in Kyoto for departures from Osaka Kansai Airport.

Check-in: Please note that rooms at the Tokyo hotel are only available from 3pm. (You can, however, securely leave your luggage at the front desk at any time).

At a glance

What's Included >

What's included

  • Full-time services of your InsideJapan tour leader
  • Six nights' hotel accommodation in Tokyo and Kyoto, and one night accommodation at a traditional Japanese ryokan inn in Kanazawa
  • Tea Ceremony and Private guide service for one day in Kyoto
  • Selected sightseeing in Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto
  • Day trips to Hiroshima, Miyajima and Himeji
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers by shared shuttle bus
  • All transport between each destination
  • Seven-day Japan Rail Pass, Kyoto 2 Day Pass
  • IC transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Breakfast everyday plus one dinner
  • Luggage forwarding from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Your InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Entrance fees including those for temples, shrines and museums unless otherwise specified
  • Any local transport (subways, taxis, buses) unless covered by the included passes
  • Baggage handling & luggage forwarding unless otherwise specified
  • Travel Insurance - one of our conditions of booking is that you have insurance to cover you for medical costs in Japan.

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Tour Price Information

  • Tour Price: From US$2870
  • Single Supplement: From US$490

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share From US$105 pp Single From US$154 pp
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share From US$119 pp Single From US$161 pp
Disclaimer Message: Please note: Prices displayed above are all "From" prices as individual prices vary depending on time of year travelling. For full pricing information on specific departures please speak to your Travel Consultant.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the metropolis of Tokyo and a Sumida River Cruise
  • Explore one of Japan's top 3 landscape gardens; Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and the traditional Nagamachi Samurai district
  • Learn about the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and visit nearby Miyajima Island
  • Take part in a traditional tea ceremony in the cultural hub of Kyoto
  • Stay in a traditional Ryokan
  • Visit the largest castle in Japan in Himeji

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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Single supplement from £350

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