Small Group Tour IJT Deluxe

Luxury Japan

10 Nights: from US$12082 Trip Code: LJ

Explore Japan's classic sights in luxurious style on this deluxe group tour, with five-star hotels, top-quality cuisine and an array of exclusive cultural experiences arranged especially for your group. Read more >

Luxury Japan is our one and only deluxe-level Small Group Tour, and we've pulled out all the stops to ensure that you have access to the very best accommodation, cuisine, experiences and guiding at all stages of your trip.

The tour begins and ends in Tokyo, where you'll be able to survey the neon glimmering skyscrapers from the balcony of your hotel overlooking the Imperial Palace Gardens - a really unique and exclusive location to kick off a fabulous tour. 

After a day in the capital you'll move on to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park area. Here you'll enjoy the very best in Japanese hospitality - or omotenashi as it's called in Japan - at your choice of deluxe accommodation.

After two days to enjoy the charms of Mount Fuji and its environs you'll move on to spend three days exploring Kyoto, Japan's ancient city of culture, before paying a visit the city Kanazawa, home of one of the country's finest landscape gardens.

Finally your trip will bring you full circle as you return to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a final night at the elegant, high-rise Park Hyatt - immortalised by Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in the film Lost in Translation.

At every stage of your trip you'll enjoy private transfers, first-class rail travel, fine Japanese cuisine, private local guides and exclusive experiences - all whilst being accompanied by your dedicated InsideJapan senior tour leader, who will ensure that you never have to worry about a thing. 

The tour leader will be staying at the first hotel for two nights before the tour starts so they will be available for advice if you choose to book pre tour nights. We recommend booking at least one extra night to check in and relax before the tour begins.

Maximum Group Size: 14

Single Supplement: This tour has a mandatory single supplement. This guarantees a single room throughout the tour.

Transport: Airport transfers will be by private car, and we will have the use of a private minibus most days. You will be travelling by bullet train between Odawara and Kyoto (2hrs), and between Kanazawa and Tokyo (2.5 hrs). Sightseeing will include rides on cable cars, rickshaws and river boat cruises. Whilst sightseeing we can also expect to enjoy walking amongst sites and occasionally exploring by public transport.     

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 any of our Small Group Tours 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.

Luggage: Luggage handing between all destinations is included. Although there is porterage available at the hotels we suggest that you pack reasonably light to make your stay more enjoyable. 

Accommodation: All accommodation on this tour has full en-suite bathroom facilities. The accommodation in Hakone also offers shared hot-spring baths for your enjoyment.

International Flights: This tour starts and finishes in Tokyo for arrivals and departures at Tokyo Narita Airport or at Tokyo Haneda 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

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • All transport between destinations in Japan including private airport transfers, first-class rail travel and private minibus transfers between most locations
  • Full-time services of your InsideJapan senior tour leader
  • Local expert guides for selected days in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa
  • Entrance fees for Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle
  • Breakfast every day, eight lunches and eight evening meals
  • Drinks reception on your first night in Tokyo
  • Wine and Sake tasting at a restaurant in Tokyo
  • Entrance to the Tokyo SkyTree
  • Two-day Hakone Free Pass for local transport in the Hakone region
  • Entrance to Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • Tickets for the Hakone ropeway and a visit to Owakudani “Hell Valley”
  • Cruise across Lake Ashi
  • Visit to a trick box workshop in Moto Hakone
  • Early-morning visit to Arashiyama with a rickshaw ride through the bamboo grove and thirty-minute boat ride on the Hozugawa River and entrance to Tenryuji Temple
  • Entrance to Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion, Tofukuji and Sanjusangendo temples in Kyoto
  • Kimono dress-up session in Kyoto
  • Zazen meditation and tea ceremony experiences followed by a garden party with geisha entertainment, all at Gesshin-in Temple and accompanied by a professional photographer
  • Visit to Nomura samurai house in Kanazawa
  • Final night drinks reception at the Park Hyatt, Tokyo
  • Baggage handling, luggage forwarding and porterage throughout
  • Shared portable Wi-Fi access throughout trip

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Any extra local transport (taxis, subways, buses) unless covered by the included transport passes
  • Any entrance fees (including those for temples, shrines and museums) unless otherwise specified

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Tour Price Information

  • Tour Price: From US$12082
  • Single Supplement: US$4752

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share pp US$438 Single pp US$810
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share pp US$405 Single pp US$769

Tour Highlights

  • Look out over Tokyo's Imperial Palace Gardens from your private balcony at the Palace Hotel
  • Enjoy a wine and sake tasting session with a Tokyo expert
  • Take a cruise across Lake Ashi overlooked by Mount Fuji
  • Visit Kanazawa's 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Attend a private garden party with geisha entertainment at Gesshin-in Temple
  • Choose your accommodation at one of Japan's most exclusive properties in Hakone
  • Explore Arashiyama with a rickshaw ride through its bamboo grove and a boat ride on the Hozugawa River
  • Admire outdoor sculpture art in Hakone's Open Air Museum

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

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