Tour Japan

Cultural journey from Tokyo to southern Japan, zigzagging through enchanting landscapes past historic sites

T. Mizo

Tour Japan

Cultural journey from Tokyo to southern Japan, zigzagging through enchanting landscapes past historic sites

T. Mizo

Tour Japan

Travel from Tokyo criss-crossing to southern Japan

An immense and varied country, which you will cross in almost three weeks by public transport. Any foreign visitor who has ever set foot on Japanese soil will agree: Japanese public transport has no equal to its needs on this planet. Not only do you arrive on time everywhere, you can make the most of the diverse landscapes that pass by as you move among the friendly Japanese people along the way.

By train, bus and ferry

Starting in metropolis Tokyo, you'll swing west and then descend south via beautiful cultural highlights. Enjoying extraordinary views, many, many historical sites, salutary onsen, art island Naoshima and 'soul-food mecca' Nakasu Island. This trip gives you the opportunity to experience the impressive culture and unreal beautiful nature of Japan, in the broadest sense.

Tips & tops of Tour Japan:

  • You travel mostly independently, but where it is convenient you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide. In addition, you can always find all the necessary information in a special app, ranging from maps to restaurants and even menus that have been translated into English.
  • The day excursion in Tokyo starts early with a visit to the Meiji shrine,in beautiful morning light and in front of the crowd, followed by a visit to fashion mecca Harajuku and Tokyo's Champs Elysees Omotesando. You   end the day wandering around the old geisha district of Asakusa.
  • The program offers enough space to explore for yourself in Tokyo. How about a visit to the Tsukji fish market,the Akihabara district or the museums and art galleries?
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Nikko National Park is located just outside Tokyo. Here you will find the most extravagant religious architecture of Japan.
  • The historic Matsumoto castle – also known as 'Crow Castle' – is surrounded by mountains where it is fantastic hiking due to its enchanting views.
  • In the mountain village of Takayama, time seems to have stood still. Here you stay in an authentic ryokan.
  • Kanazawa is Japan's richest region and a thriving center for art and culture. Visit the lush gardens, the castle, Higashi Chaya and the ancient Samurai district of Nagamachi. Don't skip the 21st century contemporary art museum.
  • You will visit Kyoto's World Heritage Sites,including Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, Ryoan-ji Zen, Kiyomizu and Higashiyama district
  • Recommended for the days spent free in Kyoto are Nara and Fushimi Inari.
  • Naoshima, Japan's art island is a showcase of the best emerging Japanese artists.
  • Beppu - one of the most popular onsen resorts in the country - has hot spring baths, mud baths, steam rooms and even sand baths.
  • Known as a melting pot of Portuguese, Dutch and other European influences from the 16th to the 19th century: Nagasaki. Japan's oldest Chinatown and the Dutch quarter are well worth a visit.
  • Stay in the 'hotel of the future',a hotel where you are only served by robots, in Japan you can do that!
  • Nakasu Island is the soul-food part of Fukuoka where you can indulge in local delicacies!
  • We can offer this trip in different classes of accommodations.

Your tailor-made trip

Daily overview

1 International flight to Japan
2 Reception at Tokyo Airport – transfer to hotel
3 Day excursion by public transport with English-language guide: Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Omotesando and Asakusa
4 - 6 Free spending
7 By train to Matsumoto where you can spend the rest of the day off for example a visit to the castle
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