Best of Japan

Introduction

Take a journey through The Land of the Rising Sun. From the modern cities of Tokyo and Osaka to the beautiful countryside of Kanazawa. Explore Japanese tradition and culture in Kyoto as well as the historic Hiroshima.

What's included

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to seven destinations
  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 27 meals

Itinerary

DAY ! Arrive Tokyo

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Tonight, meet your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel.

Stay: Four Nights: Tokyo, Shangri La Hotel

DAY 2 Tokyo

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Choose to visit the Edo Museum and Tokyo Sky Tree; take in the views from the Roppongi Hills Observatory Deck; alternatively, choose to embark on a walking tour of Shibuya and enjoy an authentic glimpse of Tokyo.

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Tokyo. Located in the heart of the city, the pristine Hamarikyu Gardens offer an oasis from the hustle and bustle. Afterwards, take a step back in time in Asakusa and wander through old Tokyo. Pass through the iconic Thunder Gate entrance to the ancient Sensoji temple, Tokyo’s most colourful and popular Buddhist temple. This afternoon, discover more of Tokyo with your chosen sightseeing experience. Tonight, indulge in a sumptuous Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 3 Hakone, Tokyo

Today travel to Hakone, a city renowned for its natural beauty. En route to Hakone, stop at Honma Yosegi Museum and admire the exhibition of Edo-period artisan crafts. Following lunch, ride the Hakone Ropeway and, if the sky is clear, see Mt. Fuji. Visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum and be immersed in a wonderland of art and nature.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 4 Tokyo

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
During a cooking class, a local sushi chef will show you how to create three types of the traditional delicacy, which you will enjoy for lunch.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining
There is a choice of dining options at the hotel this evening.

This morning you will learn the art of sushi making. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5 Tokyo, Kanazawa

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding the Bullet Train to Kanazawa. Upon arrival, visit the Kenroku-en garden. One of Japan’s most beautiful landscaped gardens, the surrounds change with the seasons. Tour the old castle town including the Nagamachi Samurai district.

Stay: Two Nights, Kanazawa, ANA Crowne Plaza

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 6 Kanazawa

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining
Choose from a range of dining options this evening.

Today, enjoy time at the Omicho Market, Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market with over 200 stalls. After, explore the Higashi Chaya district, Kanazawa’s largest geisha district. Later, visit the historic village of Shirakawa-go and wander the Gassho-style houses with their steeply-pitched thatched roofs, the only of their kind in Japan. Return to your hotel.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 7 Kanazawa, Kyoto

Board the train this morning to Kyoto. Upon arrival, take part in a tea ceremony before strolling through Higashiyama district with a chance to see a geisha. Tonight, the rhythms of a taiko drum performance elevates your dining experience.

Stay: Three Nights, Kyoto, Brighton Hotel

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 8 Kyoto, Nara

In the former capital, Nara, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and receive a Shinto blessing by a priest. See the iconic Todaiji temple and the Kasuga Taisha shrine. Later, stop by at the Sake Brewery Museum and delight in the chance to sample the local brew.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 9 Kyoto

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a special night of traditional entertainment, where you will dine and experience the art of conversation and dancing by genuine geiko (geisha) or maiko (apprentice geisha).

Today you will discover the incredible attractions of the cultural capital of Japan on a full day tour. Visit Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), the World Heritage-listed Tenryuji temple, and Arashiyama’s famous bamboo groves. This evening, take in a unique and memorable Signature Experience.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 10 Kyoto, Hiroshima

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™, – Dining
Choose from a selection of outstanding dining options for dinner tonight.

After breakfast, take the Bullet Train to Hiroshima. Spend the afternoon at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Here, observe displays left by victims, photos and other materials that convey the horror of the event. Afterwards, visit the picturesque Shukkei-en Gardens. Tonight, choose where to dine.

Stay: Hiroshima, Sheraton Grand Hotel

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 11 Hiroshima, Osaka

Today, enjoy a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island to view the spectacular ‘Floating Torii Gate’. After lunch at a local restaurant, board a Bullet Train to Osaka.

Stay: Two Nights, Osaka, InterContinental

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 12 Osaka

Enjoy a morning at leisure followed by an afternoon tour of Osaka where you will visit Osaka Castle, the Floating Observatory and the colourful district of Dotonbori. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 13 Depart Osaka

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Daily :
Breakfast

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