Japan Unveiled

16 Days
Fukuoka to Tokyo
From (GBP)
£ 9,695
£ 9,195
Dates & Pricing

2018/2019 Fukuoka > Tokyo

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16 days
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16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Fukuoka

    Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester.  Regional airports on request at an additional supplement, please call for details.

  2. Day 2 - Fukuoka

    This evening enjoy your welcome reception at your luxury hotel in Fukuoka, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Fukuoka

    Visit Shofuku-ji, the oldest Zen Temple in Japan and the sixth century Kushida Shrine. Next, wander through the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum where you can witness first-hand the prestigious Hakata-ori woven textile being made.

    Shop to your heart’s content at Canal City or visit Maizuru Park and the castle ruins located within before enjoying the view from Fukuoka Tower.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Fukuoka > Nagasaki

    Drive through the countryside of Kyushu to Nagasaki, stopping at the Yoshinogari Ruins and the pottery village of Arita en-route. In Nagasaki relax at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Nagasaki

    Over time, Nagasaki’s growth has been shaped by many diverse foreign powers.

    Explore the footprint of Christianity left by European powers. Alternatively, visit Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum and reflect on a more tragic and modern notoriety.

    Later, venture by cable car to the top of Mt Inasa and take in the sweeping vista of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Nagasaki > Hiroshima

    Travel by Shinkansen train to Hiroshima

    Experience an emotional visit to the Peace Park and Museum before visiting Orizuru Tower to create your own special origami donation.

    Tonight, sample Okonomiyaki, a delicious Japanese-style pancake, a speciality of the region. You’ll enjoy two restful nights in Hiroshima.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Hiroshima

    Sail by ferry to Miyajima Island to visit Daisho-in Temple and the floating sixth century Torii Gate at the Itsukushima Shrine. Later, see industrial robots perform around the Mazda factory.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Hiroshima > Kyoto

    Travel by Shinkansen to marvel at Himeji Castle, an original and Japan’s most spectacular castle before continuing to Kyoto, home to many World Heritage-listed Sites. Begin a memorable three night stay at your hotel in Kyoto.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kyoto

    Revel in the atmosphere of the ancient preservation districts or visit the Silver Pavilion and then stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk. Alternatively visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, featured in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and marvel at the architecture of Nijo Castle.

    After strolling through the Gion District, tonight’s dinner will allow you to interact with a Maiko who’ll host your meal presentation. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about what is involved in becoming a Geisha and the art of Japanese hospitality.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kyoto > Nara

    Enjoy an excursion to Nara, where you’ll visit Todaiji Temple and Nara Park. En-route back you’ll stop for some sake tasting and visit a sake museum.

    Choose between Japanese cuisine at Shinensen Heihachi, or international cuisine at the historic Fortune Garden.

    Ryokan Upgrade
    Choose to stay tonight in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn with futon beds and private facilities including dinner and breakfast (additional cost).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kyoto > Tokyo

    Visit the Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion and wander the classical Zen Garden at Ryoanji Temple.

    Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony whilst dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, a great photo opportunity.

    Travel by Shinakansen to your wonderful Special Stay hotel in Tokyo for the next four nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Tokyo

    Wander through the Tsukiji Fish Market to see the mornings catch being distributed.

    Immerse yourself in Japanese cuisine with the help of a local chef, as you prepare your own sushi lunch.

    Visit the Imperial Shinto Meiji Shrine, before seeing the Shibuya scramble crossing. Alternatively wander through picturesque Shinjuku-Gyoen Gardens before witnessing the Shinjuku entertainment district come alive at dusk.

    Choose from a contemporary Asian mix at China Blue or culturally immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese evening bar scene serving Yakatori.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Tokyo > Five Lakes > Hakone

    Venture deep into the stunning scenery of Kawaguchiko. Discover the incredible workmanship involved in creating kimonos at the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Walk around the hot springs of the Owakudani geothermal area before admiring the stunning scenery during your cable car ride down to your Lake Ashinoko cruise.

    This evening, take in the bright lights of Tokyo during your dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay on a yakabutane, an old fashioned houseboat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tokyo

    Today visit the Asakusa district, paying your respects at Sensoji, the city’s oldest Buddhist temple then enjoy a cruise along the Sumida River. Later, walk through the peaceful Hama-Rikyu Gardens. Tonight relive your highlights at your farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Tokyo > UK

    Say goodbye to the land of the rising sun, but you’ll take many wonderful memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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