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Hidden Treasures of Japan

Created with Sketch. Kagawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Tokushima, Wakayama
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13 days 12 nights

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Arabic, Chinese, English, Francais, Indonesia


Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the Discovery tour Hidden Treasures of Japan, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Hidden Treasures of Japan includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

“A tour created to capture the essence of Japan’s soul, beauty, and heritage”

Immerse yourself in Japan’s ancient past and contrasting present. Visit some of its oldest and most magnificent temples and shrines. Enjoy the contrasting Naoshima Island, home to some of Japan’s most innovative and artistic architecture and design. Experience its religious roots first hand as you become acquainted with the monks of Koyasan. Glide through the stunning Iya Valley and Ritsurin Garden. The perfect tour for those in search of a richer travel experience.

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Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo

Arrive into one of Tokyo’s International Airports (Narita or Haneda).
Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, you'll meet your group and tour leader in hotel lobby at 6pm. Enjoy an evening together in Tokyo with dinner at one of the city’s countless delicious restaurants (please pay locally).

Accommodation: 4 stars Hotel

Day 2: Tokyo Sightseeing

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your tour leader in the lobby to embark on a full day of sightseeing around this incredible city. Take in the sights and sounds of Tsukiji Fish Market and Hamrikyu Garden, ride the ferry across to Asakusa and one of Tokyo’s finest and favourite temples, Sensouji, before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Then the Tokyo Edo Museum awaits, with great insight into the history of this fascinating country and its capital. Return to your hotel in the evening and venture out into the bright city lights to a restaurant of your own choosing.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 3: Tokyo at Your Own Pace

Today will be a free day in Tokyo. Rest assured we will provide you with lots of suggestions in advance. You can continue to explore Tokyo on your own, take a trip out to Kamakura or Yokohama, or have a fun day out at amusement parks such as Tokyo Disney Resort, Studio Ghibli, etc. (tickets available upon request). So be sure to inform us in advance if you have something particular you would like to see or do. Your tour leader will be ready to assist you in making this plan.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 4: Mikimoto Pearl Island

After three nights among Tokyo’s glittering skyscrapers and winding back streets, we begin our journey into the country itself in search of Japan’s glorious hidden treasures, traveling by bullet train (shinkansen).

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 5: Mikimoto Pearl Island & Ise Grand Shrine

After a visit to the museums on Mikimoto Pearl Island to see some of the priceless crown jewels (featuring over 18,000 pearls and many other precious stones), watch the "Ama Divers" (women pearl divers) demonstrate this long-held traditional occupation and way of life, searching daily for hard won treasures from the sea. After this, enjoy a visit to the Ise Grand Shrine.

Accommodation:4 stars hotel

Day 6: Mt Koya Temple Stay

From Ise and after a scenic two-hour journey, we will arrive at Mt Koya (Koyasan), a sacred site established 1,200 years ago. Our local Koyasan guide will take us on a spiritual walk around this mystical setting. Tonight, we will sleep in an authentic temple lodges. If you're feeling up to it, you can take part in an evening calligraphy session and/or an early morning chanted prayer with the monks before breakfast. You will enjoy beautifully presented shojin ryori (highly stylised traditional Buddhist cuisine) for dinner and breakfast.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 7: Tokushima & Iya Valley (2)

After breakfast, you will sail from Wakayama port to Japan’s fourth largest island, Shikoku. Stopping briefly in Tokushima before moving on to Iya Valley.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 8: Tokushima & Iya Valley

Today we will explore the remote Iya Valley region. A stunning and remote setting is centred along the 10km Iya River, it is also known as one of the three largest 'hidden' mountain regions in Japan. A boat ride along the river, walk across a vine bridge, and overnight stay in superior hot spring accommodation are just some of the adventures promised while traveling through Shikoku.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 9: Takamatsu & Naoshima

After two nights in the rural retreat of the Iya Valley, you will move north to the port town of Takamatsu. En-route you will stop-off at Kotohira; a small village most famous for serving sanuki udon noodles.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 10: Kyoto (3)

Before reaching Kyoto, we will island-hop from Takamatsu to the small island of Naoshima, most famous for modern architecture and alternative design. The island is becoming increasingly popular with visitors from all over the world, particularly those with an interest in art. Your tour will finish up in the ancient capital of Kyoto, where we spend three final nights.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 11: Kyoto Sightseeing

After breakfast, our local tour guide will meet and guide you on a tour around this magnificent city, narrating the history and cultural heritage of this ancient capital. Then wet your whistle with Japanese tea at a ceremony in one of Kyoto’s traditional machi-ya tea houses.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 12: Kyoto Free Day

Today you can have a full day off from touring giving you the opportunity to either take a break from it all and/or go see the sights in Kyoto that you really want to see. Your tour leader will be available in the morning to help you orientate your day. Some suggestions will also be in your travel pack.

Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

Day 13: Depart

Sayonara! We recommend that you arrange your departing flight out of Kansai Airport in Osaka. In any event, we will be happy to assist you in making any alternative arrangements to ensure a hassle-free departure.


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Created with Sketch. Kagawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Tokushima, Wakayama


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