Highlights of Japan

11 Days


If you are looking for the best Japan Tour, this is for you! Allow us to showcase some of the sought afterdestinations with the highlights of Japan. A tour which makes Japan the place to visit at least once.

Wonder through this fascinating land with the Highlights of Japan tour and allow us to showcase some of the most sought after destinations in Japan. Tour starts in Tokyo taking you to the downtown district of Asakusa Temple and Nakimase shopping street to the upmarket shopping in Ginza. This is followed by the most renowned symbol of Japan, which is Mount Fuji! Grab the opportunity to get a close range snap shot of Mt. Fuji from a cruise in Lake Ashi, visit the bubbling Owakudani Valley in Hakone National Park and taste one of the eggs which are thought to prolong life due to being boiled in the natural hotspring waters. Hop on the bullet train and visit the Japan Alps. Experience the well preserved old town of Takayama famous for its spring and autumn festival, the mountainous Shirakawa-go village with its thatched roofs and Kanazawawhich includes one of the top three gardens in Japan and try some popular seafood at the Omicho market. Final stop Kyoto will include many highlights such as temples with the gold leafed upper deck: Golden Pavilion, Gion Geisha District, Authentic Tea Ceremony, the shogun ruler’s Nijo Castle. A popular day trip to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Nara or Hiroshima and Miyajima island can be arranged.

Choice is yours! Let us create that special adventure which helps you enjoy a seamless blend of the age old charm and fast paced life with our Highlights of Japan Tour.


Day 01 :

Arrive at Tokyo Narita airport. Transfer by shared shuttle taxi. An assistant will meet you in the afternoon for an orientation and to help exchange your Japan Rail Passes.

Breakfast at hotel. Full-day Private Guided tour of Tokyo.

Tour highlights:

  • Imperial Palace East garden
  • Sumo Museum
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise shopping arcade Ginza shopping area.
  • Local train tickets are included for this day.

Breakfast at hotel. Private guided tour of Hakone in Mt.Fuji area by local trains.

Tour highlights:

  • Owakudani valley to see active sulphur vents
  • Cruise around Lake Ashi
  • Overnight in a Japanese style ryokan.
  • Relax in the hot springs. Dinner is included at your ryokan.

Breakfast at your ryokan. Travel by bullet train and limited express train to Takayama. Half-day walking tour of Takayama with private guide.

Tour highlights:

  • Hida folk village open air museum.

Breakfast at your hotel. Full day private guided walking tour of Takayama.

Tour highlights:

  • Takayama Morning Market
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Sake Brewery visit and Takayama old town.

Breakfast at your hotel. Private Guided Tour of Shirakawago using local transport.

Tour highlights:

  • World Heritage mountain village of Shirakawago including thatched roofed houses. Proceed to Kanazawa this afternoon.

Breakfast at your hotel. Private guided tour of Kanazawa.

Tour highlights:

  • Kenrokuen garden one of the top three gardens in Japan
  • Higashi Chaya Geisha District and Nagamachi Samurai District.
  • Taste Kanazawa’s famous sea food at Omicho market.

Travel independently by express train to Kyoto in the afternoon.

Met by an assistant at the Kyoto station who will escort you to your hotel.

Breakfast at your hotel. Full-day private guided tour of Kyoto using local transportation.

Tour highlights:

  • Nijo castle
  • Golden Pavilion
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Gion geisha district
  • An authentic tea ceremony is included for this day.

Breakfast at your hotel. Full-day private guided tour of Arashiyama using local transportation.

Tour highlights:

  • Bamboo Grove walk
  • Hozugawa River Cruise (subject to seasonal availability)
  • Tenryuiji Zen Temple

You will have the option of Hiroshima Tour or Nara Tour as an alternative. Please request at the time of booking/ enquiry.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Travel by bullet train to Tokyo.
Assistant will meet you at Tokyo station platform.
Last minute shopping in Tokyo or enjoy an afternoon tour of Tokyo with assistant.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Transfer by shared shuttle taxi or airport bus to Tokyo Airport to catch your return flight home.



  • Accommodation including daily Breakfast
  • Dinner included in Hakone
  • Private Guided Tours as per itinerary
  • Authentic Tea ceremony experience in Kyoto
  • 7-Day standard class Japan Rail Pass


  • International flights
  • Entrance fees. We like to keep our itineraries flexible. Entrance fees doesn't cost a lot. We can provide estimated costs.
  • Lunch, Dinner (excluding Hakone) and Drinks
  • Tips to Guides

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Highlights of Japan

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