Explore colourful and fast-paced Tokyo before taking the super-fast bullet train to the Hakone area for amazing views of iconic Mt Fuji.
This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit some of the most exciting and iconic sights in Japan. This tour is also suitable for those who are interested in taking a bullet train in Japan. This extension is private and therefore not all meals are included, which gives you the opportunity to select your own dining venue, allowing you to immerse further into Japanese culture.
Arrive in Tokyo where you will meet your guide and transfer by shuttle bus and taxi to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Spend a full day exploring Tokyo with a guide, making use of Tokyo's comprehensive public transport system. Start with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a Shinto shrine nestled amongst an evergreen forest in the city. Continue to the fast-paced districts of Harajuku & Omotesando. Head across town to Asakusa and visit Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple and wander down the shopping street Nakamise. Take a cruise down the Sumida River before wandering around the classical Hamarikyu Garden. Stop for a cup of matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea house on a small island in the park's lake. (B)
Meet your guide and head to Tokyo station to board the bullet train. Change trains twice, the second time to a small mountain train where you can enjoy spectacular scenery en route. Take a cable car before enjoying beautiful views over Hakone as you fly high on the Hakone Ropeway. Take a ropeway to Togendai and relax while a majestic replica pirate ship takes you across Lake Ashi. Throughout the day you will have the chance to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji (weather dependent). Return to Tokyo by local bus and train. (B)
Your day is at leisure until the time comes to make your own way to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
The best time to visit Japan is during spring (March to May) when the cherry blossoms are bursting into life and autumn (September to November) when the scenery is ablaze with colour.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.