Majestic Japan

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • City sightseeing
  • Museum and gallery visits
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 48
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  • Starts Osaka, Japan
  • Ends Tokyo, Japan
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Osaka: Explore the fascinating Osaka Castle, a famous landmark that was pivotal in the reunification of Japan during the 16th century. Marvel at the variety of cultural artefacts showcasing the history of Osaka.
  • Osaka: Visit the top of the Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building for incredible city views.
  • : Experience travelling like a local as you ride the highspeed bullet train. Catch views of snow capped mountains and quaint Japanese towns as you journey between each city. This feat of modern engineering brings new joy to train rides.
  • Hiroshima: Spend some quiet moments in the emotive Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and see the ABomb Dome, the only structure left standing.
  • Kyoto: Wander around the famous Giouji Temple, where the bamboo trees and green groves inspire relaxation. This tiny temple with the thatched roof entrance is a sanctuary and one of the most scenic temples you’ll see in the city.
  • Kyoto: Join your Travelling Concierge for an orientation of Gion neighbourhood, known as Kyoto's geisha district. See wellpreserved wooden machiya houses and perhaps experience the electric ambiance of a local bar or restaurant?
  • Kyoto: Visit the stunning Zen Buddhist temple of Kinkakuji, with its glittering Golden Pavilion and hear about its intriguing history. Then, explore the vibrant Gion neighbourhood, where you may spot a Geisha or two.
  • Mt Fuji: Visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, where you’ll enjoy its unique architecture, wander the serene gardens and marvel at its collection of beautiful kimonos.
  • Mt Fuji: Ride the KachiKachi Ropeway cable car to fully embrace the breathtaking views of the lake and the mountain.
  • Tokyo: Take a sightseeing tour of Tokyo with your Travelling Concierge to spot many places of interest in this bustling capital city.
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The "Majestic Japan" tour starts from Osaka and ends in Tokyo. It is a luxury tour that takes 11 days taking you through Oirase Gorge, Kyoto, Tokyo and 3 other destinations in Japan. "Majestic Japan" is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Be captivated by the beauty and traditions of Japan during this 11-day guided tour. Travel to Kyoto, a cultural hub for the country, where you can bask in the serenity surrounding the iconic Golden Pavilion. See the Giouji Temple — a Buddhist place of worship set amidst a moss-covered forest — and feast on a traditional Kyo-Kaiseki lunch as you watch an apprentice geisha perform beside you. In Tokyo, choose to make decadent sushi rolls using the finest quality fish during a private cooking class or join a Local Expert and explore the fashionable Omotesando and Harajuku neighborhoods before sampling a local lunch. Then discover the river valley of the Oirase Gorge, walking along its crystal-clear waters while marveling at the amber leaves that surround you. Later, journey to a local brewery for a private sake tasting and behind-the-scenes tour, led by a sake brew master.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Ingrid
  • From South Africa
  • On Jan 24 2020
5 - Excellent
Heck Japan, you're amazing
“Japan was more than I ever imagined. So different. So culturally interesting, and rich. I'd say, it definitely brought new perspectives, and lots of great memories. Our hotels were superb and everything was well planned. A complete, hassle-free tour. Excellent.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Welcome to Osaka, Japan!
  • Day 2: Highlights of Osaka. Relaxed Start
  • Day 3: A Local Perspective on Hiroshima.
  • Day 4: The Temples and Geisha of Kyoto. Relaxed Start
  • Day 5: Mt Fuji and Onto Tokyo.
  • Day 6: Explore Traditional Tokyo. Relaxed Start
  • Day 7: Journey to Sendai.
  • Day 8: Tsugaru and Hirosaki Castle.
  • Day 9: Exploring Oirase. Relaxed Start
  • Day 10: The Highlights of Tokyo.
  • Day 11: Farewell Japan.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Stay connected with friends and family with hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
Meals
  • Tokyo: Participate in a private sushi-making class in Tokyo and discover why it takes ten years to perfect this 2000-year-old Japanese art from a master sushi chef. Afterwards, enjoy a freshly prepared Highlight Lunch where you can marvel at his culinary brilliance.
  • Tokyo: Join a Local Expert and head to the Omotesando and Harajuku neighbourhoods known for their fashion, art and design before indulging in lunch.
  • Kyoto: Enjoy a performance by a Maiko, an apprentice Geisha, skilled in the art of classical dance and entertainment, as you savour a Highlight Lunch of traditional Kyo-Kaiseki cuisine. Admire the balance of taste, texture and colour in this Kyoto speciality.
  • Tokyo: Participate in a private sushi-making class in Tokyo and discover why it takes ten years to perfect this 2000-year-old Japanese art from a master sushi chef. Afterwards, enjoy a freshly prepared Highlight Lunch where you can marvel at his culinary brilliance.
  • Sendai: Experience a truly Japanese tradition when you enjoy a tea ceremony at a traditional tea house. Learn the art of making the perfect matcha green tea as you follow the custom.
  • Tokyo: Tradition meets innovation as you enjoy a fine dining experience with new friends at Hoshinonaruki. Using age-old Japanese culinary techniques and seasonal ingredients, this is a dining experience that truly brings the flavour of the country to life.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 9 Lunch (L)
Transport
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
Guide
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Oirase: Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a brewmaster, Takumi Sato, and learn about the essence of sake in a special guided visit of his brewery. Share some of the sacred drink of Japan in the stunning surroundings of Oirase.
Others
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Mt Fuji: Visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, where you’ll enjoy its unique architecture, wander the serene gardens and marvel at its collection of beautiful kimonos.
  • Mt Fuji: Ride the Kachi-Kachi Ropeway cable car to fully embrace the breathtaking views of the lake and the mountain.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Osaka: Discover why Osaka is known as the kitchen of Japan on a stroll through Donburi street with a Local Expert. Taste local specialities such as rounds of ground octopus wrapped in batter, called Takoyaki.
  • Tokyo: During a Your Choice Evening, choose from two hand-picked restaurants, each specialising in local delicacies. Try Shabu-shabu, sizzling hotpots of meat and vegetables, or Teppan-yaki, where rice, meats and vegetables are freshly cooked on the grill in front of you.
  • Hiroshima: Experience a truly poignant travel moment, as you meet a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bomb, which destroyed most of the city during World War II and changed world history forever.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Osaka 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 Majestic Japan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Majestic Japan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 April 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 April 2022, a deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 89 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Majestic 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.

Visa

For this Majestic 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 traveling 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.
  • This tour will operate in smaller group sizes and uniquely configured coaches with fewer seats to protect against COVID-19.
  • Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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