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Luxury

Best of Japan

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Trip Code: JA12
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Trip Highlights

Geisha experience evening

In the former capital, Nara, interact with geiko or maiko during an evening of traditional entertainment

Tea Ceremony in Kyoto

In the Japanese city of Kyoto, visit a small temple and take part in a traditional tea ceremony experience

Explore the ancient city of Kyoto

See many of Kyoto's landmarks including the Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to seven destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities
  • Finest dining - a total of 22 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Japan Map JA12 2018

Tokyo to Osaka

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Tonight, meet your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel.

Stay: Four Nights: Tokyo, Shangri La Hotel or similar

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This afternoon choose to visit the Edo Museum and Tokyo Sky Tree; or take in the views from the Roppongi Hills and observatory deck. This evening, head out for a Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant.


After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of Tokyo, beginning with a visit to Meiji Shrine. Dedicated to Emperor Meiji, this Shinto shrine is now a popular setting for traditional Japanese weddings. Later, soak up the atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades in the Asakusa centre of the Shitamachi district. Walk around the historic surroundings and visit Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will enjoy an incredible full day tour of Mount Fuji and Hakone. At 3,776 metres, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain and the spectacular drive along Hakone Skyline road will provide views of the famous peak, on clear days. Visit Hakone Checkpoint and the lookout tower that guarded this road that linked Tokyo with Kyoto during the feudal Edo Period. After lunch at a local restaurant, ride the Hakone Ropeway and enjoy the incredible views. At the Hakone Open Air Musuem, explore the sculpture park, which harmoniously combines nature and art, then perhaps take a relaxing foot bath in the natural hot springs, before your coach returns you to Tokyo.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

There is a choice of dining options at the hotel this evening.


This morning you will learn the gastronomic art of sushi making. During a cooking class, a local sushi chef will show you how to create three types of the traditional delicacy, which you will enjoy for lunch. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding the refurbished Kagayaki (bullet train) to Kanazawa. Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the old castle town including the Nagamachi Samurai district and the Higashi Chaya District where geisha may still be glimpsed.

Stay: Two Nights: Kanazawa, Hotel Tokyu (or similar)

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Return to the hotel for a choice of dining options this evening.


Explore the 11.4 hectare Japanese Kenroku-en Gardens, located on the central heights and next to the Kanazawa Castle. Enjoy time at the Omicho Market, Kanazawa's largest fresh food market with over 200 stalls. Later visit the village of Shirakawa-go.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board the Thunderbird train service this morning to Kyoto. Upon arrival visit Kiyomizu temple, which overlooks Kyoto. Later, take part in a tea ceremony in a small temple, followed by a stroll through the Gion district.

Stay: Three Nights: Kyoto, Westin Miyako Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening enjoy a special night of traditional entertainment, with a sumptuous dinner, and experience the art of conversation and dancing by genuine geiko (geisha) or maiko (apprentice geisha).


In the former capital, Nara, visit the Todaiji temple and the Kasuga Taisha shrine before a wander through Nara Park, which is known as 'deer park' due to its abundance of friendly fauna. Later visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine then stop by at a local sake brewery.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy a choice of dining options at the hotel this evening.


Today you will discover the incredible attractions of the cultural capital of Japan on a full day tour. Visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, the World-Heritage listed Tenryuji temple, and Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, take the bullet train to Hiroshima, then enjoy a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island to view the spectacular 'Floating Torii Gate'. After lunch at a local restaurant, spend the afternoon at the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. At the museum, observe displays left by victims, photos and other materials that convey the horror of the event. Later take another bullet train to Osaka and transfer to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Osaka, InterContinental or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a morning at leisure followed by an afternoon tour of Osaka where you will visit Osaka Castle, the Floating Observatory and the colourful district of Dotonbori. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Kansai Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your APT holiday with a trip to China.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Relax in Luxury Hotels

Stay in Japan's finest hotels in the heart of all the action, including Tokyo's stylish Shangri La Hotel

Taste the Flavours of Japan

You'll know your teppanyaki from your okonomiyaki as we reveal the favourite flavours of Japan

Rail Travel

From Tokyo to Kanazawa, Kyoto to Osaka, travel on Japan's remarkable rail system, including a trip on the bullet train

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home