The ultimate tour to discover the main areas and cities of Japan. You will follow the original Tokkaido route from Tokyo to Hiroshima and then return to Tokyo via the Sightseeing Capitol of Japan, Kyoto. You will be introduced to the Japanese culture and along the way visit many World Cultural Heritage sites. Something to excite any traveler no matter what your interests are.

Day One (Tokyo)

Welcome to Japan! After arrival at either Narita or Haneda International Airport, you will be taken to your central Tokyo accommodation by the Local Trains and an English Speaking Assistant. The Guide will explain not only the details for tomorrow, but also will answer any questions you may have about your up and coming adventure in Japan. Don’t forget that there is a time difference, so please make sure you have an early night.
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Gracery Ginza) 

Day Two (Tokyo) 

Meet your Guide at the Hotel lobby and commence a full day of Tokyo sightseeing. This will include the major sights such as the Asakusa Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree, a short cruise on the waterways of Tokyo as well as the Imperial Palace. This will also give you time to tailor make one location, which could be the Hokusai Woodblock print Museum, or the Ryogoku Sumo Stadium, or any Art Gallery in Tokyo, depending on your interests. The Tsukiji Fish market could also be a great option.
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Gracery Ginza) 

Day Three (Tokyo – Hiroshima) 

Transfer from Tokyo to Hiroshima by a Bullet train that can clock close to 300km/per hour. Once in Hiroshima you will be taken to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic bomb Dome, to see the effects the A-bomb had on this relatively small and gentle City. You will also enter the Archive center, which will offer a great education to all. (Example Accommodation : Granvia Hiroshima Hotel) 

Day Four (Hiroshima – Kyoto)

Today’s itinerary includes a Half Day Sightseeing tour of Miyajima and you get there by a short Ferry ride. You will surely be mesmerized by Itsukushima Shrine with its Large and bright orange Torii gate floating on the sea. Even if the tide is out, stroll out to the Torii gate and see it up close. Also don’t miss the Five-storied Pagoda. After Hiroshima sightseeing has been completed, your Guide will escort you to Hiroshima Station once more, and you will take another Bullet train ride to the Cultural Capitol of Japan, Kyoto. (Example Accommodation : Righa Royal Kyoto Hotel)

Day Five (Kyoto)

Enjoy a full day in Kyoto visiting the Arashiyama area of Kyoto and surroundings. The famous Bamboo forest, Togetsukyo bridge, as well as Kinkaku-ji Temple (= Golden Pavilion), Ryoan-ji Temple with its rock garden and many secrets. Then head to central Kyoto and stroll Nishiki-koji Food Market before a Traditional Style Dinner in a Traditional Cobble stoned path area of Kyoto.  (If you Have been to Japan before, there are many other options to suit your needs such as visiting Japanese Rice-Wine or Whiskey Distilleries, or head to some temples that are really loved by the Japanese, but not so widely known by Tourists)
(Example Accommodation : Righa Royal Kyoto Hotel)

Day Six (Kyoto)

Today is another day of Kyoto sightseeing, and you will be able to get out of central Kyoto and see some areas that the normal traveler cannot get to, or non-local Travel Agents do not know about. (Of course this day can be tailor made to suit particular interests). You will be taken to the outskirts of Kyoto and to a Temple Complex high on the mountain top, which is also a World Heritage location. To the Kyoto residents, this mountain is a sacred to them as Mt Fuji is to the Tokyo people. See the temple that people from all over the country pilgrim to. Then take the local transportation or a private car to your next destination which has an amazing Moss garden. Take a small break at the temple here and sit on the deck just to breathe in the natural air and silence. (Example Accommodation : Righa Royal Kyoto Hotel)

Day Seven (Nara / Kyoto)

From Kyoto, Nara is only one hour away, and here you will be fascinated with the history and the shear size of one of the largest bronze statues in the World at Todaiji Temple. Also visit, Kasuga Grand Shrine with it’s uncountable number of lanterns, and also Nara park with it’s Deer residents. From Nara, you will return to Kyoto, but on the way stop at Uji City. Uji is famous for being the first location to produce Japanese Tea, and you will be able to experience an authentic Japanese Tea ceremony, not known by Travel Agents that are not local.
(Example Accommodation : Righa Royal Kyoto Hotel)

Day Eight (Osaka / Kyoto)

Compare the differences of Kyoto and Osaka, the second largest City in Japan. The lifestyle and the tempo of this city is often noted as more relaxed than other areas. Even the Japanese dialect is slightly different in Osaka as is the food and fashion. Visit the Osaka Castle, Observation deck of Umeda Sky Building and Dotonbori Canal Area, an area of total fusion. Osaka is only 35 minutes away by local train, so no need to change your accommodation.
Example Accommodation : Righa Royal Kyoto Hotel)

Day Nine (Kyoto – Hakone)

Transfer to Hakone from Kyoto by a Bullet Train. Once in Hakone, take a gentle cruise on Lake Ashi, visit Hakone Shrine and also take the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. It is here were you have the chance to see the most famous mountain of Japan, MT Fuji in the not so far distance. A stay in a Japanese Style Inn with a Hot Springs bath in your room is often popular.
(Example Accommodation : Ryokan Accommodation – Setsugetsuka) 

Day Ten (Hakone – Tokyo)

From Hakone it is a short distance back to Tokyo and upon arrival, I suggest a stroll through the most popular Ginza shopping district. Or you may like to venture to the Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Harajuku areas to see the somewhat bizarre fashion and trends. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy your last night in Japan.
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Gracery Ginza) 

Day Eleven (Tokyo Airport)

Today is a simple transfer to the International Airport and with the help of the English Speaking Assistant, you then will check in to your home bound flight. We will miss you, but know that you will have uncountable memories to remember your time in Japan.