Highlights of Japan

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kyoto, Japan
  • Ends Tokyo, Japan
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover iconic cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka!8 day trip covering Japan's cultural highlights
Starting in Kyoto and ending in Tokyo, the "Highlights Of Japan" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Miyajima, Osaka, Nikko and 3 other destinations in Japan. "Highlights Of Japan" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Commencing in electrifying Tokyo, this cultural highlights adventure is the ideal way to experience some of Japan's most iconic cities and sites in just 8 days! Visit atmospheric Kyoto to delve into the heart of Japan's cultural heritage, taste the amazing and diverse cuisine, uncover the beautiful Japanese nature and UNESCO world heritage sites of magical Nikko before discovering historic Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and Museum and captivating Miyajima. This rich journey through the land of the rising sun ends in vibrant and lively Osaka before heading home with memories that will last a lifetime!
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 8,023 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
“I really enjoyed the itinerary. The scenery was excellent, the hotels choices were good as well.The hotel in Split (hotel Bellevue) on Day 1 was a bit rough around the edges but it was in a fantastic location. All the other hotels were great choices and great locations too.I did find the last day of cycling too easy and too short. This was only 20k and it should have been at least 40k for a level 3 trip.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“A really fabulous trip with all the best elements for a super holiday - fantastic country full to the brim with history, culture, folklore, scenery and landscape and a good dose of just the right activity to keep you active. Plus, a first class guide and a great group. All in all, a winner.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 07 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
“We were extremely lucky with the weather (Aug), however, this did result in some of the hiking being rather more strenuous than anticipated as it was really warm most days - take lots of water!The trip was brilliant, highlights every day, but the bears (in the wild and at the sanctuary) definitely made the trip!!!Our guide, Thomas, couldn't have been more interesting (and funny) and extremely knowledgeable about the fauna, flora and history - simply the best!Villa Hermani was a hit too; friendly & helpful, good food and very reasonably priced drinks.Highly recommended trip.”
  • Day 1: Start Tokyo
  • Day 2: A full day Tokyo city tour by metro including Senso-ji Temple
  • Day 3: Travel by train to Nikko; enjoy the town's nature and UNESCO sites; overnight in traditional style guesthouse
  • Day 4: Train to Kyoto; delight your senses in Nishiki market; explore traditional Gion district
  • Day 5: Experience some of Kyoto's highlights by foot and public transport
  • Day 6: On to historic Hiroshima to visit the peace park and museum; discover the beautiful Himeji Castle enroute
  • Day 7: Morning trip by ferry to Miyajima: bullet train to Osaka for final evening
  • Day 8: End Osaka
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • All transport (including 7 day Japan Rail Pass) and listed activities
  • (if booking flight inclusive)Free shared shuttle arrival transfer (for group flight and Land only clients- must be booked in advance before trip commences if you wish to utilise this service)Group departure transfer (for group flight) 
  • Any international flights to Kyoto and from Tokyo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Japan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Japan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Japan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of Japan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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