Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Osaka
Japan World Heritage takes advantage of the country’s rich culture, as well as its fusion of modern and traditional. The craftsmanship and skills of the locals is evident in the beautiful gardens, shrines, and temples you will see throughout the country. As you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites, you will travel via train and even cable car! Stay in comfortable accommodation, and enjoy the benefits of a semi-independent tour that allows you to learn from your professional guides while also giving you plenty of freedom to explore independently.
Day 01: Arrive Tokyo (-/-/-)
Arrive in bustling Tokyo. Check in to your hotel for the next three nights.
Day 02: Tokyo (B/-/-)
Spend the morning exploring Meiji Shrine, impressive Tokyo Tower, the beautiful Imperial East Garden, and Ginza. Return to the hotel on your own for an afternoon free at your leisure.
Day 03: Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Hakone – Tokyo (B/L/-)
Today you travel towards majestic Mount Fuji, visiting the 5th Station and Hakone Ropeway. Relax on a magnificent Lake Ashi cruise before returning to Tokyo.
Day 04: Tokyo – Takayama (B/-/-)
Pack a small bag as your main luggage will be transferred to Kyoto. Make your way to Shinagawa Station and take the bullet train to Nagoya, changing to an express train to Takayama.
Day 05: Takayama – Shirakawago (B/-/D)
Enjoy time to explore Takayama at your leisure until it is time to take the bus from Takayama to Shirakawago. Shirakawago is home to the traditional gasshō-zukuri buildings.
Day 06: Shirakawago – Kanazawa (B/-/-)
Make your way to the Bus Terminal and transfer to Kanazawa. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the ancient sites at your own leisure.
Day 07: Kanazawa – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/-/-)
Take an express train to Kyoto where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Travel to Nara to explore Todaji Temple and feed the friendly bowing deer in the Park. Return to Kyoto for the night.
Day 08: Kyoto (B/L/-)
After breakfast you will enjoy a full day tour of historical Kyoto, taking in the wonderous temples and sights.
Day 09: Kyoto (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Why not explore the traditional tea houses in Gion and maybe even see a Geisha at work?
Day 10: Kyoto – Mount Koya (B/-/D)
Take an overnight bag with you as your main luggage is transferred to Osaka. Transfer by train to Shin-Imamiya, then on to Gokurakubashi. On arrival you will travel by cable car to Mount Koya.
Day 11: Mount Koya – Osaka (B/-/-)
Transfer back to Gokurakubashi by cable car, admiring the spectacular views. You will take a train from there back to Shin Imamiya, then transfer to Osaka, making your way to the hotel.
Day 12: Depart Osaka (B/-/-)
After breakfast the day is free at your leisure until it is time to transfer to the Airport for your onward flight.
Number of Days 12
Price From $4699
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2022 – 28/02/2022, 01/06/2022 – 30/06/2022, 01/09/2022 – 30/09/2022, 01/11/2022 – 31/12/2022). Surcharges apply for other periods.
11 nights good quality (4 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
Airport transfers (shuttle)
Train tickets as specified
Luggage transfer (Tokyo – Kyoto, Kyoto – Osaka)
Some meals as indicated
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees as mentioned
Professional English speaking local guides
International airfares and taxes
Tipping for guide and driver at own discretion
Peak season surcharge
Japan Visa (if applicable)
Any other service not mentioned
Standard Hotel Package
Standard Hotels include Washington Shinjuku, Hakone Hotel, New Miyako Kyoto (Standard Room), Hotel New Hankyu Osaka & more.
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $4,699 per person (land only, low season)