A Week in Japan

A Week in Japan

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A Week in Japan

8 Days Starting in UK and ending in UK

Visiting: Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

1198

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Low, Comfortable

Age range:

Over 40s

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:

English
From: $6070 $5313 including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$507 Exclusive Members Discount: -$250 -12%

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Discover Japan's essential highlights on this great-value tour. Explore the historical cities of Kyoto and Nara, be awestruck by the beauty of Mt Fuji and experience the bright lights of Tokyo and Osaka.

Take a week to explore the top highlights of this futuristic and eccentric country. Start in Tokyo, then travel to Hakone and the iconic Mount Fuji, and explore Kyoto’s traditional streets and temples. Finish in vibrant Osaka. If you’re hungry to see Japan but don’t have much time, this tour is perfect for you!

Highlights

  • Visit Nara's Todaiji Temple and say hello to its friendly resident deer.

  • Ascend the slopes of Mt Fuji and take a relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi.

  • Discover Tokyo's pockets of tranquility including the Imperial Palace Gardens and Sensoji Temple.

  • Visit Kyoto's outstanding temples, each one unique.

  • Experience a Japanese tea ceremony and calligraphy class.

  • Feel the rush of Tokyo City.

  • Wander through vibrant Dotonburi in Osaka.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to the vibrant, neon-bright metropolis of Tokyo, Japan's capital city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3 : Explore Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As modern as Tokyo may appear, behind the neon facade is a traditional soul that is easy to find amongst the old alleyways, temples and shrines of the Edo era. Today, you will explore the city, ascending the Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest tower. Stop to soak up the atmosphere at Sensoji and browse the stalls of Nakamise shopping street. Drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza and take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. This evening, cruise the waters of Tokyo Bay and enjoy dinner from the perfect vantage point to admire the supercharged lights of the city.

Day 4 : Mount Fuji

Location: Mount Fuji

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel by road from Tokyo to Mt Fuji, where you'll ascend 2,400 metres up Japan's most iconic sight to the 5th Station (weather permitting - if the road to the 5th Station is closed, you will instead visit the Fuji Visitor Centre). Transfer to the spa region of Hakone. Embark on a cruise on the spectacular Lake Ashi, keeping an eye out for the vermilion torii gates that nestle in the surrounding hills and in the shallows of the lake itself. Next, fly high above the lake on the Komagatake Ropeway to the summit of Mt Komagatake where the views of Mt Fuji will be breathtaking but weather dependent of course!

Day 5 : Bullet Train To Kyoto

Location: Kyoto

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Odawara Station, jump onboard the bullet train and whizz your way to Kyoto. Capital for a millennium, Kyoto was also the heart of religion, philosophy, art and cuisine, making it a treasure trove of history and culture. It is here that all the best known cultural arts were born. This afternoon, visit the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine, the most important of several thousands of dedicated to the god Inari. Follow the pathway through thousands of vermilion torii gates that leads through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.

Day 6 : Explore Kyoto

Location: Kyoto

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day with a visit to one of Japan's most famous temples, Kinkakuji, the 'Golden Pavilion'. Set amongst classical Japanese Zen gardens and on the edge of a reflecting pool, the temple's main hall is covered in gold leaf - a breathtaking sight no matter what season you visit in. Continue to Ryoanji, a zen temple that is home to Japan's most famous Zen garden. Enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese culture, experiencing the elegant ritual of a tea ceremony with a tea master and learn the traditional art of calligraphy.



Day 7 : Explore Nara & Osaka

Location: Nara, Osaka

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, depart for Nara. Another former capital, Nara also has a huge cultural legacy, considered second only to Kyoto’s. This picturesque, compact city is truly charming. Spend the morning discovering Todaiji Temple which houses the magnificent Daibutsu, a 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. Here, you will also meet Nara’s famous sika deer. Stroll around Isuien, a prime example of a Meiji-era (1868-1912) garden. Continue to Osaka, and explore the Dotonbori district. Later, you can learn about the turbulent history of the magnificent Osaka Castle.



Day 8 : Fly Osaka To Uk

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    6 nights in 3+/4 star

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 6, Lunches: 5, Dinners: 6

  • International Travel

  • Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Although tipping in Japan is not customary, if you feel you have received an excellent service, please feel free to tip your guide at your discretion

  • Drinks with Meals

Check out our Q&As

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    28

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    No

  • What is the language barrier like?

    Japan is a very welcoming place, making it easy to travel around. No matter what part of the country you are visiting, we will always ensure that you have every detail you’ll need to make your way from place to place. If you’ve never travelled to Japan before, the language barrier may be a little daunting, however, this is never a major problem. Often, signs are displayed in the Roman alphabet.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Jennifer  

Very enjoyable

The whole experience was very enjoyable & I felt v

The whole experience was very enjoyable & I felt very safe with this tour.

Daniel  

Covered everything we wanted

The trip covered everything we wanted from the tou

The trip covered everything we wanted from the tour and exceeded our expectations. Our guide was fantastic and went out of her way to make it a memorable experience. We would absolutely use this company again.

Elizabeth  

Everything was arranged

It was great to have the comfort from knowing ever

It was great to have the comfort from knowing everything was arranged from start to finish with no hidden costs.

Geoffrey  

Excellent experiences

Good itinerary. Great hotels. Excellent experience

Good itinerary. Great hotels. Excellent experiences

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  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • How we Keep you safe on our Tours

    Your safety and well-being will always be our Number 1 priority which is why we’ve instituted the most stringent COVID health and safety protocols on all of our tours. Here is a brief summary of the steps we are taking to ensure you will be safe, secure and satisfied when you travel with us.


    Guides and National Escorts
    Our National Escorts and guides will conduct a Health and Safety briefing with you before the tour begins and will help everyone ensure they adhere to social distancing, hygiene practises and local regulations. They will carry a supply of face masks and hand sanitiser for you to use free of charge and will, of course, observe the highest level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Should anyone on the group fall ill your National Escort will ensure the individual receives swift medical attention and can only return to the group once cleared to do so.


    Transport & Sightseeing
    Vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant after each excursion service, overnight and between different groups.

    You will always have at least one seat between you and your fellow tourers, hand sanitiser will be given to the group on each embarkation and vehicles will be thoroughly ventilated prior to passengers boarding.

    Drivers will always embark vehicles after clients, disembark the group vehicle prior to clients disembarking, and maintain social distancing and a high level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Your guides will assess the situation on the ground avoiding large crowds – where possible, alter timings and splitting the group into smaller sizes.


    Accommodation
    Wendy Wu Tours will only offer hotels that have undergone a detailed hygiene assessment, have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with government standards.

    We will ensure these protocols include staff practising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPI, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in all areas and food safety.


    Dining
    All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness and safety guidelines.

    All waiting staff will wear face masks and gloves and we will arrange à la carte dining, waiter-served meals or waiter-assisted buffets throughout the tour. We will not share open-buffet meals with other hotel or restaurant guests.

    Hand sanitiser will be provided to the group before and after every food and beverage service.

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