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Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo

Created with Sketch. Hiroshima, Hakone, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Mount Fuji
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Duration

9 days 8 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, English, Francais

Overview

From the Buddhist monks of Kōyasan to the high rollers of Tokyo, see the many faces of Japan on this condensed tour beginning in Osaka. Savour the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji. You’ll stay in a traditional ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs. A great combination of the traditional and the contemporary, this adventure provides a taste of the rich culture of Japan.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend a night in an incredible mountain monastery
  • Visit the sacred island of Miyajima and see the torii gate
  • Take a walk in the geisha district of Gion
  • Soak in the natural hot springs in Hakone
  • Savour local Japanese food and travel by bullet train

Itinerary

Day 1: Osaka

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this lively city.

Day 2: Osaka/Kōyasan (1B, 1D)

Journey to Mt Koya, a religious centre founded in 816 by the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi. The train ride up the mountain is possibly one of the finest rail journeys in Japan. For the final steep ascent, switch to funicular and then hop on a bus to reach the monastery.

In the evening, dine on shojin-ryori, typical vegetarian cuisine, and relax in a yukata, or kimono.

Day 3: Kōyasan/Hiroshima (1B)

Early morning offers the chance to observe the monks praying. Breathe in some fresh mountain air before a vegetarian breakfast, then start the journey back down the mountain via bus, train and funicular.

Later, board a train to Hiroshima, a historically significant city, marked by the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945.

Day 4: Hiroshima

Take a ferry ride over to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Torii Gate. Opt to hike around Mt Misen.

Day 5: Hiroshima/Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto and start exploring. Visit the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, explore the geisha district of Gion on a CEO-led walking tour.

Day 6: Kyoto

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and walk under the bright torii gates. Opt to shop, stroll along the riverbank, or explore another of Kyoto's many temples with free time.

Day 7: Kyoto/Hakone (1D)

Travel to Hakone, a town in the hills famous for its onsens, or natural hot springs. Stay in a traditional ryokan, with its own private onsen.

In the evening, enjoy the ryokan, savouring a complex meal of traditional Japanese foods, followed by a recommended soak in the onsen.

Day 8: Hakone/Tokyo (1B)

Arrive before noon to Tokyo, with time to explore this energetic metropolis.

Opt to visit Ueno park and the museums, Akihabara for cutting edge electronics, Harajuku for funky fashions, Ginza for the highest of the high end, walk the grounds of the Imperial Palace East Garden, or just stroll the streets, looking for the traditional life that still lies just under the modern surface.

Day 9: Tokyo

Depart at any time.

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Durations

9 Days

Languages

Arabic
English
Francais

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hiroshima, Hakone, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Mount Fuji

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