Skip to navigation Skip to content
Escorted Rail Icon

Escorted Tour

Essence of Japan

Samurai castles and the Bullet Train

Please call for latest availability
  • Best Seller Best Seller
  • VIP Icon VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Tour Manager Icon Tour Manager
  • Included Excursion Icon Included Excursions
  • Included Meals Icon Selected meals included

Famous for its thrilling ultra-modern cities, Japan is also home to some of the world’s most stunning areas of natural beauty, where cherry blossoms and hydrangea bloom in spring and maple trees blaze fiery red hues across the land in autumn. Having selected these two splendid seasons as the most magical times to visit, our fully-escorted Japanese tour highlights the vitality of Tokyo and Hiroshima, the tranquillity and charm of temples, shrines, museums and gardens and the march of technology with an included journey on the lightning-fast Shinkansen (Bullet Train), all enhanced with the most gracious hospitality of the Japanese.


  • 12 nights in hotel and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 13 meals: 12 breakfasts (days 3-14) 1 lunch (day 4)
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

17 included excursions and visits

  • City tours of Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto
  • Mount Fuji Visitor Centre
  • Visits to Matsumoto Castle, Shirakawago Village, Miyajima Island and Nara (including Todaiji Temple and Nara Park)
  • Sake tasting at a traditional brewery
  • Walking tours of Takayama and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Three journeys on the bullet train
  • Traditional tea ceremony
  • Lake Ashi cruise
  • Cable car to the Owakudani Valley and Hot Springs

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager and local guide
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes, duties and surcharges
Show more.. Show less

40 offers to celebrate 40 years!
Reduced price on a top selling tour - departing 3 & 24 September 2018
Essence of Japan

View Full Itinerary

Essence of Japan

Samurai castles and the Bullet Train

Please call for latest availability

You might also like...

Read reviews
Ask a traveller



Take a look at all holidays to Japan

View all Japan holidays
Essence of Japan

Essence of Japan: Watch our extended film

Watch film
Eating out in Japan

Eating out in Japan

What you need to know when eating out in Japan.

read article
Autumn in Japan

Japan’s Spellbinding Autumn

Japan is a magnificent destination, and autumn – known as Koyo in Japan – is a spectacular, colourful time to visit.

Read article