In the former capital, Kyoto, interact with geiko or maiko during an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner
In Kyoto, the rhythms of a traditional taiko drum performance elevates your dining experience
Evocative and sobering, see the collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the catastrophic atomic bomb
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
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
Choose to visit the Edo Museum and Tokyo Sky Tree; take in the views from the Roppongi Hills Observatory Deck; alternatively, choose to embark on a walking tour of Shibuya and enjoy an authentic glimpse of Tokyo.
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Tokyo. Located in the heart of the city, the pristine Hamarikyu Gardens offer an oasis from the hustle and bustle. Afterwards, take a step back in time in Asakusa and wander through old Tokyo. Pass through the iconic Thunder Gate entrance to the ancient Sensoji temple, Tokyo's most colourful and popular Buddhist temple. This afternoon, discover more of Tokyo with your chosen sightseeing experience. Tonight, indulge in a sumptuous Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant.Daily :
Today travel to Hakone, a city renowned for its natural beauty. En route to Hakone, stop at Honma Yosegi Museum and admire the exhibition of Edo-period artisan crafts. Following lunch, ride the Hakone Ropeway and, if the sky is clear, see Mt. Fuji. Visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum and be immersed in a wonderland of art and nature.Daily :
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.
There is a choice of dining options at the hotel this evening.
This morning you will learn the art of sushi making. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.Daily :
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding the Bullet Train to Kanazawa. Upon arrival, visit the Kenroku-en garden. One of Japan's most beautiful landscaped gardens, the surrounds change with the seasons. Tour the old castle town including the Nagamachi Samurai district.
Stay: Two Nights, Kanazawa, ANA Crowne PlazaDaily :
Choose from a range of dining options this evening.
Today, enjoy time at the Omicho Market, Kanazawa's largest fresh food market with over 200 stalls. After, explore the Higashi Chaya district, Kanazawa's largest geisha district. Later, visit the historic village of Shirakawa-go and wander the Gassho-style houses with their steeply-pitched thatched roofs, the only of their kind in Japan. Return to your hotel.Daily :
Board the train this morning to Kyoto. Upon arrival, take part in a tea ceremony before strolling through Higashiyama district with a chance to see a geisha. Tonight, the rhythms of a taiko drum performance elevates your dining experience.
Stay: Three Nights, Kyoto, Brighton HotelDaily :
In the former capital, Nara, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and receive a Shinto blessing by a priest. See the iconic Todaiji temple and the Kasuga Taisha shrine. Later, stop by at the Sake Brewery Museum and delight in the chance to sample the local brew.Daily :
Enjoy a special night of traditional entertainment, where you will dine and experience the art of conversation and dancing by genuine geiko (geisha) or maiko (apprentice geisha).
Today you will discover the incredible attractions of the cultural capital of Japan on a full day tour. Visit Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), the World Heritage-listed Tenryuji temple, and Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves. This evening, take in a unique and memorable Signature Experience.Daily :
Choose from a selection of outstanding dining options for dinner tonight.
After breakfast, take the Bullet Train to Hiroshima. Spend the afternoon at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Here, observe displays left by victims, photos and other materials that convey the horror of the event. Afterwards, visit the picturesque Shukkei-en Gardens. Tonight, choose where to dine.
Stay: Hiroshima, Sheraton Grand HotelDaily :
Today, enjoy a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island to view the spectacular 'Floating Torii Gate'. After lunch at a local restaurant, board a Bullet Train to Osaka.
Stay: Two Nights, Osaka, InterContinentalDaily :
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.Daily :
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.Daily :
Stay in Japan's finest hotels in the heart of all the action, including Tokyo's stylish Shangri La Hotel
From Tokyo to Kanazawa, Kyoto to Osaka, travel on Japan's remarkable rail system, including a trip on the bullet train
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