City to Country Japan Experience [Tokyo, Hiroshima, Takayama, Kyoto]

Product Code: CCTJE
From £ 2,462 /pp

[Self-Guided] 12 days

This tour includes stays at three of Japan's best-known cities, but also the unique inclusion of a night in a traditional inn (ryokan) at Hirayu Onsen. Hirayu a small town in the countryside beyond Takayama (60 minutes by local bus), and will undoubtedly be one of your most heart-felt memories of your trip. This trip can be altered to spend more time at any of the places that interest you, or to include anything that you want to experience in Japan while you are there.


Included in this tour:

☑ Indirect Economy Class flights (London-Tokyo return)

☑ Accommodations based on 2 people sharing a twin room listed

☑ Breakfast daily

☑ Dinner in Takayama (2 nights)

☑ 14-day Ordinary Class Japan Rail Pass

☑ All airport taxes and charges

☑ ATOL protection for your financial security



Date Description Meals
Depart UK airport on economy class On board
Day 1 After arrival at Tokyo, start using your JR Pass for Narita Express to your hotel. 
Free time in Tokyo. 
You may wish to visit western Tokyo. Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku Stations are popular for shopping, entertainments. You will find many trendy cafes, cool shops and restaurants. If you don't fancy with busy streets then please visit the spacious city park - Shinjuku Gyoen, Meiji Shrine built for dedication to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji, Yoyogi Park. 
Stay in: excellent location near JR station in Tokyo
On board
Day 2 Free time in Tokyo. You may wish to visit western Tokyo. Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku Stations are popular for shopping, entertainments. You will find many trendy cafes, cool shops and restaurants. If you don't fancy with busy streets then please visit the spacious city park - Shinjuku Gyoen, Meiji Shrine built for dedication to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji, Yoyogi Park. 
Stay in: excellent location near JR station in Tokyo
Breakfast
Day 3 Free time in Tokyo. You may like to visit central Tokyo for Imperial East Gardens, Hama Rikyu, a pleasant park - Koishikawa Korakuen next to Tokyo dome, Akihabara for electronic goods or a large wholesale vegetable and fish market - Tsukiji Fish Market. 
Stay in: excellent location near JR station in Tokyo
Breakfast
Day 4 Make your own way to Shinagawa Station. Use your JR Pass to travel by the bullet Train to Hiroshima. Your hotel is directly connected to the station. 
Stay in: convenient location in Hiroshima
Breakfast
Day 5 Free time in Hiroshima or you may wish to use your JR Pass to take a day trip to Miyajima Island. Miyajima is small but there are the most famous the torii gate and Itsukushima Shrine looks like floating on the water at high tide. 
Stay in: convenient location in Hiroshima
Breakfast
Day 6 Make your way back into Hiroshima Station. Use your JR Pass to travel by the bullet Train to Kyoto
Stay in: conveniently located hotel in Kyoto
Breakfast
Day 7 Free time in Kyoto. You may wish to visit the most popular temple in Kyoto -Kiyomizu Temple and Tasaka Shrine in Higashiyama area. There are nice cute shops, cafes and restaurants along the streets in Higashiyama. If you are a fine walker, how about carrying on walking from Chionin and Shorenin Temples to Heian Shrine? 
Stay in: conveniently located hotel in Kyoto
Breakfast
Day 8 You may wish to make the most of your JR Pass and to take a day trip to the nearby city of Nara
Stay in: conveniently located hotel in Kyoto
Breakfast
Day 9 Make your own way to Kyoto Station. Use your JR Pass to travel by the bullet train and express train to Takayama Station.
Stay in: Hodakaso Sanganoyu Ryokan
Breakfast / Dinner
Day 10 Free time to enjoy the hot springs or retrace your steps to explore the well preserved old town centre of Takayama.
Stay in: Hodakaso Sanganoyu Ryokan
Breakfast / Dinner
Day 11 Make your way by bus back to Takayama Station. Use your JR Pass to travel by Bullet Train & local train to Shinagawa Station in Tokyo.
Stay in: excellent location near JR station in Tokyo
Breakfast
Day 12 Make your own way to Shinagawa Station. Use your JR Pass to travel by local & express train to Tokyo Narita Airport. Depart Tokyo Narita Airport. Arrive UK airport. Breakfast


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