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Classic Japan 8 Days


from £1,830 pp

(ex international flights)


8 days

Experience the most iconic of Japan's wonders with this 8-day self-guided tour. Throw yourself into Tokyo and all its neon-lit, bustling brilliance, before continuing on to Kyoto - a treasure chest of intricate gardens, pristine lakes and golden shrines. Feed wild deer on a day trip to Nara, and explore the well-known historic city of Hiroshima, before returning to Tokyo for your journey home.

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Day 1 - Tokyo

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

Day 2 - Tokyo

  • A day at leisure in Tokyo
  • Visit the Central Wholesale Market in Tokyo (Tsukiji) (Self-guided)
  • Visit the Imperial East Garden in Tokyo (Self-guided)
  • Stroll around the peaceful Hamarikyu garden (Self-guided)
  • Visit Asakusa, home of the grand temple of Senso-ji (Self-guided)
  • Visit Meiji Shrine (Self-guided)
Kamakura, Tokyo

Day 3 - Kamakura, Tokyo

  • Travel from Tokyo to Kamakura by train (Self-guided) (JRP)
  • At leisure in Kamakura
  • Travel from Kamakura to Tokyo by train (Self-guided) (JRP)

Day 4 - Kyoto

  • Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto by bullet train (Self-guided)
  • Welcome to Kyoto
  • See Kinkakuji Pavilion (Self-guided)

Day 5 - Kyoto

  • At leisure in Kyoto
  • Visit Nijo Castle (Self-guided)
  • Suggested Sightseeing: Explore Nishiki Market
  • Explore the Gion district of Kyoto (Self-guided)
Hiroshima, Kyoto

Day 6 - Hiroshima, Kyoto

  • 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)
  • Travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto by bullet train (Self-guided)
Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo

Day 7 - Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo

  • Travel from Kyoto to Nara by JR train (Self-guided)
  • Welcome to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan
  • Visit Todaiji Temple (Self-guided)
  • Travel from Nara to Inari by train (Self-guided) (JRP)
  • See Fushimi-inari Shrine (Self-guided)
  • Travel from Kyoto to Tokyo by bullet train (Self-guided)

Day 8

  • Departure transfer from Tokyo to Narita Airport - by public transport