A Week in Japan

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Discover Japan's essential highlights on this great-value tour. Explore the historical cities of Kyoto and Nara, be awestruck by the beauty of Mt Fuji and experience the bright lights of Tokyo and Osaka.

Take a week to explore the top highlights of this futuristic and eccentric country. Start in Tokyo, then travel to Hakone and the iconic Mount Fuji, and explore Kyoto’s traditional streets and temples. Finish in vibrant Osaka. If you’re hungry to see Japan but don’t have much time, this tour is perfect for you!

Highlights
  • Visit Nara's Todaiji Temple and say hello to its friendly resident deer.
  • Wander through vibrant Dotonburi in Osaka.
  • Ascend the slopes of Mt Fuji and take a relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi.
  • Discover Tokyo's pockets of tranquility including the Imperial Palace Gardens and Sensoji Temple.
  • Visit Kyoto's outstanding temples, each one unique.
  • Experience a Japanese tea ceremony and calligraphy class.
  • Feel the rush of Tokyo City.
Tipping and Gratuities
Although tipping in Japan is not customary, if you feel you have received an excellent service, please feel free to tip your guide at your discretion
Destinations
  • Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Japan
  • Mount Fuji
  • Far East
Tour Types
  • Scenic
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Museum
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • Flowers and Gardens
  • History

Location: London, Tokyo

Fly overnight to the vibrant, neon-bright metropolis of Tokyo, Japan's capital city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

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Location: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

As modern as Tokyo may appear, behind the neon facade is a traditional soul that is easy to find amongst the old alleyways, temples and shrines of the Edo era. Today, you will explore the city, ascending the Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest tower. Stop to soak up the atmosphere at Sensoji and browse the stalls of Nakamise shopping street. Drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza and take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. This evening, cruise the waters of Tokyo Bay and enjoy dinner from the perfect vantage point to admire the supercharged lights of the city.

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Location: Mount Fuji

Travel by road from Tokyo to Mt Fuji, where you'll ascend 2,400 metres up Japan's most iconic sight to the 5th Station (weather permitting - if the road to the 5th Station is closed, you will instead visit the Fuji Visitor Centre). Transfer to the spa region of Hakone. Embark on a cruise on the spectacular Lake Ashi, keeping an eye out for the vermilion torii gates that nestle in the surrounding hills and in the shallows of the lake itself. Next, fly high above the lake on the Komagatake Ropeway to the summit of Mt Komagatake where the views of Mt Fuji will be breathtaking but weather dependent of course!

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Location: Kyoto

Transfer to Odawara Station, jump onboard the bullet train and whizz your way to Kyoto. Capital for a millennium, Kyoto was also the heart of religion, philosophy, art and cuisine, making it a treasure trove of history and culture. It is here that all the best known cultural arts were born. This afternoon, visit the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine, the most important of several thousands of dedicated to the god Inari. Follow the pathway through thousands of vermilion torii gates that leads through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.

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Location: Kyoto

Begin the day with a visit to one of Japan's most famous temples, Kinkakuji, the 'Golden Pavilion'. Set amongst classical Japanese Zen gardens and on the edge of a reflecting pool, the temple's main hall is covered in gold leaf - a breathtaking sight no matter what season you visit in. Continue to Ryoanji, a zen temple that is home to Japan's most famous Zen garden. Enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese culture, experiencing the elegant ritual of a tea ceremony with a tea master and learn the traditional art of calligraphy.

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Location: Nara, Osaka

This morning, depart for Nara. Another former capital, Nara also has a huge cultural legacy, considered second only to Kyoto’s. This picturesque, compact city is truly charming. Spend the morning discovering Todaiji Temple which houses the magnificent Daibutsu, a 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. Here, you will also meet Nara’s famous sika deer. Stroll around Isuien, a prime example of a Meiji-era (1868-1912) garden. Continue to Osaka, and explore the Dotonbori district. Later, you can learn about the turbulent history of the magnificent Osaka Castle.

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Location: London

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

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Included
  • Fully Inclusive
    -Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • International Travel
  • Fully Guided
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Flights
    -International flights and current taxes
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Meals – Full Board
    -Breakfasts: 6, Lunches: 5, Dinners: 6
  • Accommodation
    -6 nights in 3+/4 star
  • Local Taxes

Not Included
  • Drinks with Meals
    -
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -Although tipping in Japan is not customary, if you feel you have received an excellent service, please feel free to tip your guide at your discretion
Japan is a very welcoming place, making it easy to travel around. No matter what part of the country you are visiting, we will always ensure that you have every detail you’ll need to make your way from place to place. If you’ve never travelled to Japan before, the language barrier may be a little daunting, however, this is never a major problem. Often, signs are displayed in the Roman alphabet.
Japan is a very welcoming place, making it easy to travel around. No matter what part of the country you are visiting, we will always ensure that you have every detail you’ll need to make your way from place to place. If you’ve never travelled to Japan before, the language barrier may be a little daunting, however, this is never a major problem. Often, signs are displayed in the Roman alphabet.
5* Covered everything we wanted
The trip covered everything we wanted from the tour and exceeded our expectations. Our guide was fantastic and went out of her way to make it a memorable experience. We would absolutely use this company again.
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5* Very enjoyable
The whole experience was very enjoyable & I felt very safe with this tour.
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5* Excellent experiences
Good itinerary. Great hotels. Excellent experiences
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5* Everything was arranged
It was great to have the comfort from knowing everything was arranged from start to finish with no hidden costs.
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Touring with Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards including the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards for the last six years running and the TTG Travel Awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and a 4.7/5 independent Feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, offering outstanding value to the customer. They even include your visa! As well as Classic Group Tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.

For 2020 they’ve even built their own state-of-the-art vessel, Victoria Mekong, to operate a series of Mekong River Cruises that can be booked either as a cruise only option or as part of a tour. No matter what style of travel you enjoy, Wendy Wu Tours can provide a comprehensive and expert guiding hand to your travel plans. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to South America. Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination.

By using local personnel, they can offer genuinely insightful and expert guiding and their award-winning National Escorts have a reputation for transforming a good tour into a truly great one - indeed many customers will name check their guides when they return saying how wonderful they were and how they performed beyond expectations. Recommendations and repeat travel are the foundation of the business and the guides are key to this success. Wendy Wu Tours is a truly global company with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Auckland plus an operational base in China. 

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Finish: UK
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: Over 40s
Accommodation:3* plus - 4*
Physical rating:Low, Comfortable
Meals:6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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