Japan is an island of unique culture and sky-high thinking. Explore this incredible nation in luxury, travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto, passing under the watchful peak of Mount Fuji and experiencing all the quintessential elements of Japan as you go
UK - Tokyo (3N) - Mt Fuji (2N) - Kyoto (3N) - Nara - Osaka (2N) - UK
Have a go at a traditional sushi making class
Watch a exhilarating Sumo Wrestling Tournament (on selected dates)
Discover the practice of Zen meditation
Study the art of Kendo, a form of swordsmanship
See Mount Fuji from the 5th station where you'll enjoy a cold glass of sake
Enjoy a traditional Maiko performance in Kyoto
Enjoy a dinner cruise on the bustling Tokyo Bay
Wander the Asakusa District of Tokyo dressed in a traditional Kimono
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 Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination
If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.
Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
This sleek high-rise property is 5 minutes' walk from a metro station. The elegant rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, sitting areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Eating and drinking options include a Chinese restaurant, a sushi bar and a grill restaurant with an open kitchen, as well as an English pub and a hip cocktail lounge. There's also a gym, rooftop tennis courts and a spa with an indoor pool.
This contemporary spa hotel in the mountainous Hakone area features sleek rooms with balconies or terraces, and include minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. There are 2 stylish restaurants in addition to a plush lounge. Other perks include a day spa and a geothermal traditional onsen.
This upscale modern hotel features serene rooms with minibars, flat-screens and free Wi-Fi. There are 3 restaurants, including a steakhouse, plus a pastry cafe and a sake bar. Other amenities include a gym, yoga classes and a spa with saunas and a hot tub.
This 5-star hotel offers 6 dining options, a fitness centre and indoor pool, and a luxurious spa. Spacious rooms offer private bathrooms with marble double sinks and bathrobes, a 37-inch flat-screen TV and a CD/DVD player. A minibar and coffee maker are also provided. Guests can enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the spa for a fee, or take a dip in the hot tub. Restaurants include the signature French restaurant, La Baie and Japanese restaurant Hanagatami. Guests can also enjoy Italian dishes at Splendido restaurant or sip cocktails at The Bar.
A Visa is not required for Japan.
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Japan is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
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