A nation rich in historical traditions, dotted with cutting-edge cities and overflowing with breathtaking natural beauty. Climb Tokyo’s cutting-edge skyscrapers savour the grandeur of Mt. Fuji, immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of ancient temples and shrines, and fall in love with the changing of the seasons. With Tripfinder’s all-inclusive travel package, take an immersive tour of Japan. Visit famous sites like the Imperial Palace, Shibuya Junction, and the Zojoji Temple to learn more about the history and culture of Japan. Take the bullet train to Hiroshima, where you can visit the Peace Memorial Park and Dome to honour the city’s past. Explore Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima Island. Visit Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen for a traditional Japanese bath while you’re there. Before visiting the bustling city of Kobe, take a spiritual ambience break at Kotohira Shrine. At Mount Koya, surrounded by magnificent temples and mausoleums, you can finally find peace. This itinerary provides a fascinating look at Japan’s extensive history, stunning scenery, and welcoming people. Starting in Tokyo and visiting well-known locations like Zojoji Temple, Shibuya Junction, and the Imperial Palace, this comprehensive travel package offers an immersive tour of Japan. Take a bullet train to Hiroshima, where you can visit the Peace Memorial Park and Dome to pay homage to the city’s past. Enjoy your stunning vacation in Japan with Tripfinder.
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Good day from Japan! Travel to the hotel and meet with the guide. We will pay a visit to this intriguing country by taking a trip on the metro (tickets included) to the Shinjuku neighbourhood in the late afternoon and witnessing the throngs of people who utilise this cutting-edge and effective collective transport system. One of the most significant areas for nightlife is Shinjuku. Dinner is included, and we’ll take you back to your hotel using the metro. Staying at a hotel in Tokyo for the night.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will embark on a 5-hour guided tour to explore the captivating city of Tokyo. This vibrant metropolis is a harmonious blend of bustling modern districts and serene, peaceful areas. Our first stop will be at Zojoji Temple, where you can capture a beautiful photograph of the iconic Tokyo Tower. Take a moment to appreciate the numerous Jizos, traditional stone deities believed to protect travelers, provide strength to the weak (such as children), and watch over those in perilous situations. These Jizos are adorned with hats, robes, and windmills.
Next, we will make our way to the famous Shibuya crossing, known as one of the busiest intersections in the world. Our tour continues with a visit to the magnificent Meiji Temple, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, where we can pay our respects to their spirits. As we travel along Omotesando, an elegant street, we will catch glimpses of the splendid Imperial Palace and its picturesque gardens. We will make a stop to admire the renowned Nijubashi Bridge.
Our journey takes us through Akihabara, also known as the “electric town,” famous for its association with Japanese Manga and Anime culture. We will then pass by Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium and the hub of this traditional Japanese sport. Another highlight of our tour is the visit to Sensoji, the oldest and most significant Buddhist temple in Tokyo, featuring a striking 55-meter-high pagoda. Following this, you will have some free time to explore Nakamise, a traditional shopping street located in the Asakusa district.
Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant, allowing you to savor the flavors of Tokyo. In the afternoon, you will have free time to further explore the city at your own pace. Please note that during the Japanese Olympics, accommodations may be arranged near Narita Airport. You will spend the night at the hotel in Tokyo.
Transfer to the station for the Bullet Train to Hiroshima after breakfast. Between the two cities, 800 kilometres can be travelled in about four hours. Hiroshima arrival. Sadly, this city is well-known for being completely levelled by an atomic bomb in 1945. We’ll take a stroll past the Peace Memorial, the Bomb Dome, and the impressive Museum of Peace. After the war, we will travel by ferry to the island “where men and gods live together,” where the sanctuary of Itsukushima honours the sea guardian and is partially submerged in the water. It’s time to go to the temple, stroll through its charming centre, and eat lunch. Visit our hotel in Hiroshima once more. Included is dinner. The sequence of the visits to Hiroshima may change without changing the content of those visits. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Having to follow breakfast Today, we will travel by ferry to Shikoku Island, where we will spend a pleasant two-and-a-half-hour journey taking in the various islands that makeup Japan. We will ride the cable car to Matsuzama’s impressive castle. Then, we’ll go to Ishiji, a revered Buddhist shrine that is a beautiful temple. Included is lunch. We will stop by Dogo Onsen, a 19th-century traditional Japanese bathhouse, in the late afternoon (admission is free). Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, we move to KOTOHIRA, a Shinto shrine and popular pilgrimage site honouring the God of Sailors. There are 785 steps to climb to get to the shrine, which is located on Mount Zosu. We will then visit Ritsurin, one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens, in Takamatsu. Included is lunch. Then, in Naruto, we cross a stunning sea bridge, pausing along the way to admire the building and walk on its glass floor with the sea 45 metres below us. Beautiful scenery surrounds our road as it travels across long seaside bridges connecting islands. Arrival in Kobe; lodging. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast in Kobe, we went to the Earthquake Memorial Museum, which serves as a memorial to the tragic 1995 earthquake that destroyed the city and its flawless reconstruction. The Earthquake Museum may be substituted on certain days for the Sake Museum or a climb up the Kobe Tower. Osaka is our next stop. From here, we’ll travel to Mount Koya, one of Japan’s holiest mountains and the country’s principal Shingon Buddhist centre. This magical mountain has 120 shrines and monasteries, making it a popular destination for pilgrims. We’ll go to the Okuno Mausoleum, a huge cemetery in the middle of nowhere with more than 200,000 graves. We will go to the 1593-built Kongobuji Temple. This evening will be spent at a Buddhist monastery. We’ll participate in a Zen meditation with the monks (Ajikan). The meal was served (vegetarian food). If you want to attend, there is a religious ceremony early in the morning at the temple. We consider our stay at the monastery to have been an important existential experience. The hotel’s simple, bathroom-free rooms are furnished with tatamis in the traditional Japanese style. Shared restrooms are available. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, the Japanese eat at the temple. After that, we leave early for Kyoto, where we will stay all day. Between 794 and 1868, Kyoto served as Japan’s capital, and it is here that the Imperial Court is located. Since Kyoto was the only significant Japanese city to escape bombing during World War II, its rich artistic heritage has survived. The renowned protocol limiting greenhouse gas emissions was signed in Kyoto in 1997. One of the most significant areas of the city is visited during the visit. We will visit the magnificent Kinkakuji temple, the Imperial Palace, the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine, “the golden pavilion,” and its lovely gardens. Enjoy some free time before going to GION, a bustling traditional district well-known for its geisha. Spare time. Note: If Kyoto is a stop on your tour, our guide will give you tips and information on exploring the rest of the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and fly back home after a memorable trip.
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No services or sightseeing that are not used will be reimbursed.
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If the aforementioned hotels are not available, alternative lodging will be arranged in a hotel of comparable calibre.
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The hotel’s check-in and checkout times are always 1400 and 1500, respectively. Unless otherwise noted in the inclusion column, early check-in and late checkout are contingent upon availability.
The hotel does not issue refunds for late check-ins or early checkouts.
Activities like paragliding and skiing are optional.
In the event of deportation or any other reason for a no-show, a strict cancellation policy will be in effect, and no waivers or refunds are possible.
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Japan Visa fees are not included.
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