Best of Japan

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    Inclusions

    • Hotel stay in Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Matsuyama and Tokushima
    • Ferry transfers and funicular rides
    • City tour in Tokyo and Kyoto
    • Travel insurance
    • Evening transfer to Shinjuku and Dotonbori
    • Admission tickets to: Tower in Tokyo, Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba village and museum, Fuji Sengen Sanctuary, Toyota Museum, Fushimi Inari Sanctuary, Kinkakuji Temple, Naruto Brigde, Awa Odori dance performance in Tokushima, Kawasaki World
    • Full day tour to Mount Fuji
    • Breakfast buffet and dinner 
    • Return airport transfers

    Your holiday itinerary

    Day1

    Arrive in Tokyo and visit Shinjuku district

    Arrive at the Tokyo International Airport. Transfer and check-in to your hotel. n the afternoon, head to the Shinjuku district via the metro (tickets included). The visit includes an ascent to the Metropolitan Tower, that boasts a wonderful view of the city from the 45th floor, a walk around the area to witness the nightlife and to relish dinner at the local restaurant. 

    Note: The tour could take place on the day of arrival or on the second day depending on the time of arrival.

    Day2

    Tokyo city tour

    After a scrumptious breakfast, go on an exciting sightseeing tour to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this modern city that co-exists with calm and quiet areas. Pass by the walls and gardens of the Imperial Palace and visit the Shinto shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife. Next, travel through the district of Akihabara, the electric town with icons from the popular Japanese Manga and Anime culture. Then see Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium, home of this Japanese sport. 

    Visit the Buddhist temple of Sensoji, the oldest and most important temple in Tokyo, with its 55-metre high pagoda. Devour a traditional lunch and then visit the commercial district of Asakusa.

    Day3

    Visit Mount Fuji and Kawaguchiko 

    Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and continue on a full-day excursion to Mount Fuji, via the beautiful countryside. Arrive in the idyllic city of Kawaguchiko with its tiny houses, flowers, mountains, and lake. Visit the Fuji Sengen Shrine set in a magical site surrounded by tall trees, and the starting point of the traditional pilgrimage to the mountain, followed by a cruise on Lake Kawaguchiko. Halt for lunch and then ascend to Mount Fuji. Later, return to Kawaguchiko, and take a stroll near the lake. Enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner and relax.

    Day4

    Visit Iyasi no Sato Nenba, Toyota and Nagoya

    Begin your day with a grand breakfast and head to Iyasi no Sato Nenba, a tiny village destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 and later restored as a traditional open-air mountain village and museum with art galleries, restaurants and more.

    Before you halt for lunch, witness the Shiraito Falls, one of Japan's most attractive sights. Next, visit Nagoya, the third most important city of the country, located on the shores of the Pacific, to visit the Toyota Museum. A must see for motor lovers. 

    Day5

    Arrive and tour Kyoto

    Head to the city of Kyoto that was once known as the capital city that is known to still preserve its wealth of artistic heritage. Explore the highlights of the city that include the marvellous Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari, the Imperial Palace  and the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, covered with shimmering gold leaf and the Imperial Palace.

    You can spend the remaining day exploring Kyoto on your own, visiting Gion, a busy traditional quarter famous for its Geisha or simply choose to relax. 

    Day6

    Visit Nara and stay in Osaka

    Relish a delicious breakfast before you head to the outskirts of Kyoto,  Arashiyama. On your way, cross the Togetsukyo Bridge (bridge over the moon) famous for its fantastic views. Visit the Tenryuji temple, one of the five major Zen temples of Kyoto and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a walk through its mystic bamboo forest. Then, leave for Nara and visit Todaiji, a magnificent Buddhist temple built in 752. Break for lunch and then sightsee the Horyuji Buddhist temple, a World Heritage Site that includes a seminary, monasteries and temples. Its main pagoda temple is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world. Continue your journey to Osaka, transfer and check in to your hotel. Head out to Dotonbori, a colourful district with an exciting nightlife.  

    Day7

    Visit Himeji, Inbe and Okayama 

    After breakfast, travel to Himeji to visit its huge castle and appreciate the Japanese architecture. Devour lunch and continue your journey to Inbe, a small town famous for the art of pottery. Wander through the quiet streets with their traditional houses, visit its shops and see the pottery kilns. Travel to Okayama to visit Korakuen, one of the prettiest gardens in Japan, with its lakes, waterfalls and traditional tea houses.

    Day8

    Head to Kurashiki, Itsukushima and Hiroshima

    Set out to explore Kurashiki after breakfast and wander through this charming town with a quaint atmosphere. When in Miyajimaguchi, take a ferry to Miyajima, the island and its Itsukushima shrine dedicated to the guardian of the seas and is built partially over the sea. Continue your travel to Hiroshima after lunch. A city that is sadly famous for the atomic bomb that destroyed everything in 1945. Relish dinner before you return to the hotel. 

    Day9

    Arrival and tour Matsuyama 

    After a lip-smacking breakfast meal, check out of your hotel. Take a ferry to Shikoku Island and witness many pretty islands that make up Japan. Arrive in Matsuyama and go on a cable car ride up to the impressive castle. Before lunch, visit Ishiteji, a beautiful Buddhist temple. Later, visit Dogo Onsen a  traditional Japanese bath facility built in the 19th century.

    Day10

    Visit Kotohira, Takamatsu and tour Tokushima

    After a quick breakfast, leave for Kotohira, a Shinto shrine that stands on Mount Zosu with 785 steps to climb. Later, in Takamatsu explore Ritsurin, one of the prettiest gardens in Japan. Break for lunch and continue to Naruto. See Tokusima taht is home to some of the most important festivals in Japan. Enjoy some traditional Japanese dances like Awa Odori, before you return to the hotel.

    Day11

    Visit Kobe and Kawasaki World. Departure 

    After a scrumptious breakfast, transfer to the Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Fly back home with wonderful memories of your vacation.

    Stay options

    Category Cost per person on
    twin sharing basis
    Cost per person on single
    sharing basis 
    Deluxe AED 13,999 AED 17,999

    Flight options

    Month Dates
    April 2018 8th,15th, 22nd and 29th
     May 2018 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
     June 2018 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
     July 2018 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
     August 2018 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th 

    About Japan

    This season discover Japan’s mountainous landscapes, hidden valleys, traditional Japanese gardens, onsens (hot springs), and ancient temples.

    A fascinating blend of tradition and modernity, Japan has a unique culture that will leave you captivated. The quirky Harajuku culture and high-tech gadgets of Tokyo thrive beautifully alongside the spiritual serenity of monasteries, temples and shrines. Learn about the eternal traditions of the delicate Geishas, ritualistic tea ceremonies and onsen bathing.

    Terms

    * Prices are quoted per person on a twin-sharing basis in a standard room with inclusions listed above. Prices are valid until 20 August 2018. Additional options are available upon request. Departures are fixed. Visa assistance will be provided at an additional cost. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.

    Cancellation policy

    *In the event of a cancellation, 10% of the holiday amount is non-refundable. Refunds will be based on how many days prior to your booked departure we receive your cancellation notice, with the charges increasing closer to your departure date. If the cancellation is received prior to 45 days or more of departure, full price of the non-refundable tickets will be deducted; 44 - 31 days prior to departure, 25% of the total amount will be deducted; if the holiday is cancelled 30 - 15 days prior to departure 50% of the total amount will be deducted; if the trip is cancelled 14 - 10 days prior to departure, 75% of the total amount will be deducted; and if the trip is cancelled 10 days prior to departure, 100% of the total amount will be deducted. In case of any non-refundable tickets, the entire amount of the ticket is deducted.

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