Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
Our Express tours are designed to give you a taste of our most beautiful and unique destinations, and Japan Express does exactly that. The tour allows you to explore from the neighbourhoods of Tokyo to the port city of Osaka, with time to see the most popular sights. Visit impressive Mount Fuji, cruise on Lake Ashi, and wander through the traditional temples in Kyoto. You’ll stay in perfectly located accommodation to allow you to make the most of your short stay, enjoying the benefits of professional local guides, and truly experiencing the best of Japan!
Day 01: Arrive Tokyo (-/-/-)
Arrive in bustling Tokyo. Check in to your hotel for the next two nights. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your own leisure. Why not travel to Shibuya and see the famous crossing, or to Shinjuku to explore the entertainment district.
Day 02: Tokyo (B/-/-)
Spend the morning on a city tour of Tokyo. Highlights will include the popular Meiji Shrine, towering Tokyo Tower, and beautiful Imperial East Garden. You will also have time to explore the Ginza shopping district. Return to the hotel on your own for an afternoon free at your leisure.
Day 03: Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Hakone (B/L/-)
Pack a small bag as your main luggage will be transferred to Kyoto. Today you travel towards majestic Mount Fuji, visiting the 5th Station, Owakudani Boiling Valley, and Hakone Ropeway. Relax on a magnificent themed Lake Ashi cruise before transferring to your hotel in Hakone and checking in for the night.
Day 04: Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/-/-)
Transfer to the station by private car then take the bullet train to Kyoto where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Travel to Nara by Express train to explore Todaji Temple and feed the friendly bowing deer in famous Nara Park. Return to Kyoto for the night.
Day 05: Kyoto (B/L/-)
After breakfast you will enjoy a full day tour of historical Kyoto, taking in the wondrous temples and sights. Visit vibrant Arashiyama, and the Sagano Bamboo Forest, and don’t forget majestic Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Temple. For lunch you will feast on traditional local food.
Day 06: Kyoto (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free day to explore the cultural sights of Kyoto at your own pace. Why not visit the traditional tea houses in Gion and maybe even see a Geisha at work? Kyoto is also famous for its local cuisine so don’t forget to enjoy a delicious local meal.
Day 07: Kyoto – Depart Osaka (B/-/-)
The morning is free at your leisure until it is time to take the shuttle from Kyoto to Osaka Airport in time for your onward flight.
Number of Days 7
Price From $3149
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2021 – 28/02/2021), (01/06/2021 – 30/06/2021), (01/09/2021 – 30/09/2021), (01/11/2021 – 31/12/2021). Surcharges apply for other periods.
6 nights good quality (4 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
Airport transfers (shuttle)
2nd Class Bullet Train (Odawara – Kyoto)
Luggage transfer (Tokyo – Kyoto)
Some meals as specified
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees as specified
Professional English speaking local guides
International airfares and taxes
Tipping for guide and driver
Peak season surcharge
Japan Visa (if applicable)
Any service not mentioned in the enclosed document
Standard Hotel Package
Standard Hotels include Washington Shinjuku, Hakone Hotel, New Miyako Kyoto (Standard Room), Hotel New Hankyu Osaka.
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $3,149 per person (land only, low season)