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    • Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependant on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.
    • Our guests visit Gokayama Heritage Iwase House, which is a World Heritage-listed, Gassho-style farmhouse with a thatched roof. Here, the owner introduces us to the village's lifestyle and shares the history that led them to have such a strong sense of community.Keiko, Japan Travel Director
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      • Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependant on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.
      • Our guests visit Gokayama Heritage Iwase House, which is a World Heritage-listed, Gassho-style farmhouse with a thatched roof. Here, the owner introduces us to the village's lifestyle and shares the history that led them to have such a strong sense of community.Keiko, Japan Travel Director
      • Visas are generally not required for Japan for many nationalities. Please contact the consulate/embassy for further information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      A tale of three iconic cities and three former capitals - your epic journey through Japan blends old and new, with soul-stirring visits to ancient centres and modern cities.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: JPCL

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 buffet breakfasts

      • 3 lunches (Including Connect with Locals)

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Tokyo, Kamakura

        • CRUISE along the Sumida River in Tokyo

        • SEE the multiple orange coloured torii gates in Kamakura, the Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama

        • VISIT Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Gion District, Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Todaiji Temple and Nara Park in Nara, Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 lunches
          (Including Connect with Locals)

        • 3 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      ARRIVE TOKYO (4 NIGHTS)

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      TOKYO SIGHTSEEING

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      KAMAKURA SIGHTSEEING

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      MT. FUJI AND OWAKUDANI

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      TOKYO - KYOTO (3 NIGHTS)

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      KYOTO SIGHTSEEING

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      NARA SIGHTSEEING

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      KYOTO - HIROSHIMA (2 NIGHTS)

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      HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING

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      Day 1

      ARRIVE TOKYO (4 NIGHTS) Day 1 - ARRIVE TOKYO (4 NIGHTS)

      Tokyo's futuristic cityscape launches your journey through Japan's modern centres and ancient capitals. On arrival at Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airport, you'll be transferred by airport shuttle to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception drink with appetisers.

      Hotel

      Keio Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Keio Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      TOKYO SIGHTSEEING Day 2 - TOKYO SIGHTSEEING

      Rub shoulders with the locals this morning as you 'Dive into Culture' and wander through Ameyoko Street Market, once a black market selling American goods after World War II. Continue to the old-time entertainment centre of Asakusa to visit the Sensoji Buddhist Temple, which has been rebuilt countless times since its founding in 628, making it Tokyo's oldest temple site. Take a stroll down Nakamise shopping street with some free time for lunch, then join a 'Local Specialist' and learn the mesmerising rhythmic art of Taiko drumming, one of Japan's most popular cultural icons. Board a cruise along the Sumida River to admire Tokyo's modern skyline, the traditional neighbourhoods of old Edo and beautiful Hamarikyu Garden. Later, return to your hotel for time at leisure and dinner at a Sumo-themed izakaya restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      KAMAKURA SIGHTSEEING Day 3 - KAMAKURA SIGHTSEEING

      We journey to Kamakura today. A former political capital, its glory days under the Kamakura shogunate spanned from the 12th to 14th centuries, coinciding with the spread of Buddhism in Japan which is reflected in the city's numerous temples. The most important of these is the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, which we'll have an opportunity to visit this morning, passing multiple torii gates that line the wide approach from Kamakura's waterfront. We head to Komachi-dori street for some free time to admire the old western-style houses lining narrow alleys that branch off this popular market street. Later, we'll travel to Kotokuin Temple to see its Great Buddha which weighs 121 tons. Returning to Tokyo, enjoy an evening at leisure or an opportunity to join one of Trafalgar's Optional Experiences.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      MT. FUJI AND OWAKUDANI Day 4 - MT. FUJI AND OWAKUDANI

      The towering slopes of snow-capped Mt. Fuji loom in the distance as we journey from Tokyo to this celebrated UNESCO-listed site. Admire spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from its 5th station, a magnificent vantage point at 2,300 metres. After lunch at a local restaurant, we'll continue to Owakudani to see the volcanic activity. Consider sampling the local black eggs boiled in geysers, then head back to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 4

      Day 5

      TOKYO - KYOTO (3 NIGHTS) Day 5 - TOKYO - KYOTO (3 NIGHTS)

      We leave Tokyo, travelling by high-speed bullet train to Kyoto, another former capital of Japan and the centre of Japanese culture for centuries. On arrival, we'll embark on a walking tour of the Gion District, embracing the energy of Kawaramachi street. Enjoy some free time before we head to the UNESCO-listed Kinkakuji Temple, whose glittering golden pavilion is widely regarded as the symbol of Kyoto. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure and perhaps some karaoke or a visit to a local Geisha teahouse.

      Hotel

      Nikko Princess

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Nikko Princess

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      KYOTO SIGHTSEEING Day 6 - KYOTO SIGHTSEEING

      After a late start this morning, we'll visit one of Kyoto's highlights - the historic and scenic district of Arashiyama, renowned for its cherry blossom trees which bloom in the springtime and its beautiful landscapes that change dramatically from season to season. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the towering Bamboo groves and see its iconic Togetsukyo Bridge. Connect with nature in the Zen gardens of Tenryuji Temple, then return to Kyoto for some free time at Nishiki market, a traditional food market known by locals as "Kyoto's Pantry". Return to your hotel or consider joining an Optional Experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      NARA SIGHTSEEING Day 7 - NARA SIGHTSEEING

      Delve into the ancient history of Nara, the first permanent capital city of Japan. Here you'll visit the landmark Todaiji Temple, one of the powerful Seven Great Temples and home to one of Japan's largest bronze statues of Buddha. Take a stroll around Nara Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming tame deer, then 'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch with a local farmer at his tea plantation. Gain insights into the life of his family while sampling fresh tea and indulging in a delicious home-made meal. Return to Kyoto later, for an evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 7

      Day 8

      KYOTO - HIROSHIMA (2 NIGHTS) Day 8 - KYOTO - HIROSHIMA (2 NIGHTS)

      This morning, we board a high-speed bullet train to Hiroshima, a lively city that celebrates peace in the shadow of the previous century's devastation. Our first stop is to a local restaurant where we'll join our 'Local Specialist' for an Okonomiyaki Making experience. Mix your ingredients to make your own savoury pancake and cook it on a hot plate before enjoying your creation for lunch. This afternoon, we head to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum and see the UNESCO-listed Peace Memorial, the only structure left standing when the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945. Take a moment to contemplate its symbolic expression of hope for world peace, then spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Rihga Royal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Rihga Royal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 9

      HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING Day 9 - HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING

      Take the ferry to Miyajima Island to visit the famous UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine and elaborate torii gate rising majestically out of the sea. Learn how to make Momiji Manjyu, one of the local specialities, shaping your steamed bun in the shape of a maple leaf and filling it with sweet red bean paste. You'll have an opportunity to sample your work before some free time for lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience. Later, join your fellow guests and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      DEPART HIROSHIMA Day 10 - DEPART HIROSHIMA

      Your journey revealing Japan's ancient past and modern cityscape is at its end, take a transfer by airport shuttle to Hiroshima Airport for your onward flight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Lunch with a local farmer's family who run a traditional tea plantation in Nara. (Day 7)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Visit Ameyoko Street Market, take a Taiko Drumming Lesson, dinner in a Sumo-themed izakaya restaurant (Day 2), learn how to make Okonomiyaki (Day 8) and Momiji Manjyu (Day 9).

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        Taiko drumming lesson (Day 2) and Okonomiyaki making experience (Day 8).

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Tokyo, Kamakura

        • CRUISE along the Sumida River in Tokyo

        • SEE the multiple orange coloured torii gates in Kamakura, the Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama

        • VISIT Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Gion District, Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Todaiji Temple and Nara Park in Nara, Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 lunches
          (Including Connect with Locals)

        • 3 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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