The main Cities of Japan can get very busy, especially in the traditional travelling seasons. If you want to avoid some of the congestion or you would like to see more of the rural Japan, this tour is highly recommended. You will be astonished on just how much nature there actually is in Japan. If you have been to Japan before, this is also a great opportunity to see something new that will make you even more intrigued with this mystic country.

Day One (Tokyo) 

On arrival in Tokyo, an English speaking guide will be waiting in the arrival lobby and then will escort you to your accommodation. Narita or Haneda International Airport can act as your gateway to Japan, and you can take the local transportation to Tokyo central. 
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Monterey Ginza)

Day Two (Tokyo)

Morning tour of Japan’s vibrant capital visiting the site of the Imperial Palace Plaza, the Buddhist temple of Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon) and the famous Nakamise Shopping Street whose shops display typical Japanese souvenirs such as yukata and folding fans alongside traditional local snacks. The afternoon is at leisure. Maybe take the opportunity to head to the top of the Tokyo Tower to marvel at the sweeping views of this vast city.
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Monterey Ginza)

Day Three (Tokyo – Hakone) 

Drive to the magnificent setting of Mount Fuji, travelling via Lake Kawaguchi and Fuji’s 5th station to enjoy some spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Continue to Hakone and after you see some of the major sights of Hakone, such as the Komagatake cable car and a boat ride on Lake Ashi, you will terminate at your hotel, and then can make sure of the Hot Spring baths.  
(Example Accommodation : The Prince Hotel Lake Ashinoko )

Day Four (Hakone – Takayama) 

Today is a travel day, and you first time to board a bullet train. The Bullet train will take you to Nagoya, and then you will change to the Wideview Scenic Train which will take you to Takayama. Takayama is a working city, but retains its traditional charm. Get ready to be captivated.
(Example Accommodation : Takayama Green Hotel)

Day Five (Takayama)

A walking tour of Takayama this morning takes in the beautifully preserved ambience of its old town including Miyagawa Open Air Market, Kami-sannomachi Street, Jinya House and Kusakabe House. Also visit the Festival Floats Museum with its excellent display of floats used during the spring and autumn ‘matsuri.
(Example Accommodation : Takayama Green Hotel)

Day Six (Takayama – Kanazawa)

Drive to Shirakawago to explore something of its captivating old farm houses, taking in the traditional architectural style of the Gasshozukuri houses. Shirakawago is a registered Unesco World Heritage location. Don’t forget to walk up to the elevated look out spot. Depart from Shiwakawago, and transfer approx. 1 hours to Kanazawa City which will be your home away from home for tonight. 
(Example Accommodation : Mitsui Garden Kanazawa )

Day Seven (Kanazawa – Hiroshima) 

A morning’s tour of the city takes in the beautiful landscapes of the Kenrokuen Gardens and a former Samurai House, now an interesting museum. The Kenroku-en gardens lie just outside Kanazawa Castle and are one of the best 3 gardens in Japan. In the afternoon, travel to Hiroshima by Bullet Train. 
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Miyajima)

Day Eight (Hiroshima)

Again you will be fascinated with today’s content. It includes the poignant and powerful Peace Park, the A-bomb Museum along with Shukukeien Gardens and Hiroshima castle. In the afternoon travel by coach and ferry to Miyajima Island for an overnight stay at a Traditional Japanese Inn.
(Example Accommodation : Hotel Miyajima)

Day Nine (Hiroshima – Kyoto)

Before you lies the beauty of Miyajima. A visit to Itsukushima Shrine (World Heritage – Large and bright orange Torii gate floating on the sea) and Momijidani Park. In the afternoon return by ferry and then Bullet Train to Kyoto where you will be staying 3 nights. 
(Example Accommodation : Keihan Grande Hotel Kyoto)

Day Ten (Kyoto) 

Sightseeing in Kyoto includes Kinkakuji Temple (Gold Pavilion), Nijo Castle and the Kiyomizu Temple. Enjoy a walk around the Gion area of Kyoto with the opportunity to see the famous geishas and maikos. Take part in a traditional tea ceremony.  
(Example Accommodation : Keihan Grande Hotel Kyoto)

Day Eleven (Kyoto) 

Today is at leisure in Kyoto for you to wander the streets and take in the most traditional and cultural orientated City. We will be most privileged to offer you locations and directions that may be of interest to you. OR you may like to take a day tour to Nara, Osaka, or Kobe which are all with in 1 hour or less from Kyoto. 
(Example Accommodation : Keihan Grande Hotel Kyoto)

Day Twelve (Kansai Airport)

Today we visit the Fushimi Inari shrine where some scenes of the film, “Memoirs of a Geisha” were shot. It is most famous for Senbon Torii (one thousand gateways) which is painted red. There will also be a visit to the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum with the opportunity to taste sake. Return to the hotel after lunch, and then in the evening transfer to Osaka Kansai airport for your International Flight outbound.  *If you depart from a Tokyo Airport, you still can have the morning in Kyoto, and then take a Bullet train to Tokyo and on to Narita or Haneda Airports.