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£4,995 per person

Essence of Japan

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Marvelling at the harmonious contrast of Japan’s old and new. Enjoying three exhilarating rides on the modern marvel that is the bullet train. Experiencing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto, the country’s ancient capital (and birthplace of this refined ritual).

Ancient and ultra-modern sit shoulder to shoulder in Japan. On this Japan itinerary, we’ll experience both over two weeks, exploring high-paced cities, hushed shrines and temples, and serene gardens. We’ll attend a traditional tea ceremony, learn a little about geisha and samurai culture, catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji and whizz between cities on the sleek, slick Shinkansen (bullet train). Our Japan tours travel in spring, when cherry blossoms and hydrangea bloom; in summer, when you can time your tour with the fascinating Gion Festival; and in autumn, when maple trees are a blaze of fiery red and orange. In April and October, some dates coincide with the colourful Takayama Festival, and May and September also offer opportunities to experience a Sumo wrestling tournament. Which will you choose?

Included with every escorted tour
  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Knowledgeable tour managers
  • Selected meals and international flights
  • Included excursions

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£395 deposit per person

17 excursions & visits

13 meals

Moderate pace

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Your itinerary

Essence of Japan

What's included

13 meals

12 breakfasts

1 lunch

Transport from the UK

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways or Japan Airlines from London Heathrow.

Accommodation

12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Transport

Travel in destination by coach

Tour highlights

17 excursions & visits

City tours of Tokyo, Kanazawa (including Kenroku-en Garden), 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

1 days free time

Enjoy time to explore independently, relax at your hotel, join our optional excursions or ask your tour manager for their recommendations.

Perfect moments with Titan Travel

VIP experience

Titan's VIP door-to-door travel service

Experts

Titan tour manager and local guide

Portable audio

Headset system on excursions

Porterage

Services included

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Why choose a Titan Travel tour or cruise?

Our award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travellers.

VIP travel service

Smooth transfers to and from home with unlimited mileage

More value

From excursions to hotels, entry tickets and dining packages, we include more than any other tour.

More knowledgeable

Be guided by some of the most passionate and knowledgeable tour managers in the world, on hand to help every step of the way.

More flexible

Feel free to amend or extend your travel plans, up until final payment, and enjoy free time on your tour with us too.