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Japan by Rail

Enjoy a 21 day Classic Group Tour from £8,290pp

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Japan by Rail | 21 days | Classic Group Tour | from £8,290pp

Physical Rating - Level 1
X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Learn More

An all-encompassing journey through Japan, travelling mainly by bullet train and taking in the highlights of all three main islands: Kyushu, Honshu and Hokkaido. Experience ancient traditions and modern Japan's unique charm.

Group Tour includes:

  • International flights and current taxes
  • 3* plus – 4* accommodation
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Domestic transportation
  • All meals

Tour Highlights


Stroll through Glover Garden, home to the city's foreign residents during the end of the era of seclusion in the late 19th Century.


Momiji Manju

Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, try your hand at making Momiji manju (maple leaf bean buns)

Momiji Manju


Explore Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unusual architectural style.


Matsushima Bay

Cruise one of Japan's Three Great Sights, Matsushima Bay.

Matsushima Bay

Coronavirus Update for Japan - Japan is on the UK Government Covid Safe List meaning visitors do not need to quarantine themselves on returning home.

Your COVID Cover Travel Insurance on us. For your peace of mind we are delighted to offer Staysure's award winning Covid cover travel insurance with every tour booked by 31 December. Learn More

  • Momiji Manju

    Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, try your hand at making Momiji manju (maple leaf bean buns), Miyajima's most famous confectionary for over a hundred years.

  • Sake Cup Making

    Learn about the role of the masu sake cup in Japan’s culture before stepping into the studio to make your very own cup with an original design, which you can then take home as a souvenir!

  • Learn to make Sushi

    Discover the history and etiquette of making and appreciating sushi with a hands-on lesson before sitting down with your instructing chef to enjoy Japan’s most famous cuisine. It’s the taking part that counts!

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Tour Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.

Our Price Match Promise & Flexible Booking Guarantee

Find a tour with the same inclusion cheaper and we will match it AND give you a reward. We will match the price of any Wendy Wu Tour quoted elsewhere. The price of your tour will never rise after you've paid. With our Flexible Booking Guarantee book with confidence with low deposits, free changes and late final payment. See full terms and conditions.

Offers Applicable to this Tour

Fly Free to Japan saving up to £800 per person

For your peace of mind we are also delighted to offer Staysure's award winning Covid cover travel insurance with every tour booked by 31 December.

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Japan by Rail - Tour Itinerary

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Sample Tour Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Grand Prince Hotel

    Grand Prince Hotel

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  • Rihga Royal Osaka

    Rihga Royal Osaka

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  • Rihga Royal Kyoto

    Rihga Royal Kyoto

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  • Hotel Kanazawa

    Hotel Kanazawa

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  • Rako Hananoi Hotel

    Rako Hananoi Hotel

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Extensions and Stopovers

Extend your holiday or break up your journey with one of our extensions and stopovers. Choose from city breaks or some beach time, or spend more time in your chosen destination.

What the Experts Say

At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience the world. That's why we are touring experts - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing top sights magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you soon!

Call us on 0800 1445 282 to book this tour