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Beyond the Golden Route


from £2,950 pp

(ex international flights)


10 days

Perfect for first timers who want to go that bit further, this fantastic tour of Japan's Golden Route includes exploration of beautiful Hakone, vibrant Hiroshima, quintessential Kyoto and incredible Tokyo in a wonderful 10-day package. Absorb the crowded markets, blinking skyscrapers and bizarre wonder of Japan's capital, Tokyo; admire Mount Fuji from the reflective waters of Lake Ashi and visit Owakudani geothermal park in Hakone; meander Geisha-dotted historic streets in Kyoto, and pay your respects at Hiroshima's Memorial Park.

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Day 1 - Tokyo

  • Welcome to your self-guided tour of Japan
  • Arrival transfer from Narita airport to Tokyo - by train (Self-guided)
  • Welcome to Tokyo

Day 2 - Tokyo

  • Visit the Central Wholesale Market in Tokyo (Tsukiji) (Self-guided)
  • Visit the Imperial East Garden in Tokyo (Self-guided)
  • Visit Akihabara, also known as Akiba (Self-guided)
  • Visit Asakusa, home of the grand temple of Senso-ji (Self-guided)
  • Visit Tokyo Tower (Self-guided)

Day 3 - Nikko

  • Travel from Tokyo to Nikko by bullet train and train (Self-guided)
  • Tour of Nikko (Self-guided)
  • Visit Toshogu Shrine (Self-guided)
Hakone & Mt Fuji

Day 4 - Hakone & Mt Fuji

  • Travel from Nikko to Hakone by train (Self-guided) (JRP)
  • See Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi (Self-guided)
Hakone & Mt Fuji

Day 5 - Hakone & Mt Fuji

  • Visit Hakone National Park and Owakudani

Day 6 - Kyoto

  • Travel from Hakone to Kyoto by train then bullet train (Self-guided)
  • Welcome to Kyoto
  • Explore the Gion district of Kyoto (Self-guided)

Day 7 - Kyoto

  • Visit Sanjusangen-do in Kyoto (Self-guided)
  • Visit Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto (Self-guided)
  • See Kinkakuji Pavilion (Self-guided)

Day 8 - Kyoto

  • At leisure in Kyoto

Day 9 - Hiroshima

  • Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima by bullet train (Self-guided)
  • Welcome to Hiroshima
  • Tour of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima (Self-guided)
  • Visit Shukkei-en Garden (Self-guided)
  • See Hiroshima Castle (Self-guided)

Day 10

  • Travel from Hiroshima to Osaka by bullet train (Self-guided)
  • Departure transfer from Osaka to Kansai airport - by train (JRP)