This is a charter bus and bullet train tour developed with the first time traveller to Japan in mind. See all the essential sights of Japan in this tour. Visit the 'must see' places on the one tour, including Tokyo's Ginza and Asakusa Temple, Kenroku Garden, Mount Fuji and Koya-san, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Atomic Dome, Peach Park and museum, Kintaikyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle.
Every day begins with a buffet breakfast at your hotel. While you will provide most of your lunches, the tour will stop at a convenient location where you can make your own selection subject to the restaurant's choices available. Keep an eye out for some of the optional extra dining experiences and additional tour experiences available to you on this tour. Hover over the points on the map to the right to see the locations of the major cities included in this tour.
Day 1 - Arrival in Tokyo
Arrive at our designated hotel in Tokyo. We'll meet in the lobby of our hotel before heading out to our welcoming dinner. Meet your fellow travellers and enjoy dinner and show at a restaurant in Ginza.
Refer to our following blog articles for more information on:
Nanzenji temple (coming soon);
Sanmon-Gate (coming soon);
Castle Towns (about castles & castle towns on the nakasendo).
Day 6 - Shirakawa-go and Kyoto
Travel by coach to Shirakawa-go. You will have a couple of hours to explore this interesting village that showcases traditional Japanese farmhouses, museums and street foods before meeting at the observation area for lunch.
After lunch we will continue by coach to Nagoya, where we will change to the shinkansen (bullet train) and head for the ancient capital Kyoto.