Complete Japan Discovery

Encompassing a cruise around the Japanese isles and tours of Mount Fuji, Hiroshima and Kyoto, this comprehensive holiday to the Far East is a once in a lifetime experience. Mount Fuji, ancient temples, tranquil gardens and speeding Bullet trains are but a few of the sights on offer. Starting off in Tokyo, the modern capital of Japan, you will visit Mount Fuji and Lake Hakone, as well as experience the world famous Bullet train. Then cruise around the Japanese archipelago and breathe in the scenery on show such as snowcapped peaks, misty inlets, tranquil fishing harbours, lush greenery, towering waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and colourful temples perched on rocky outcrops. End this immersive holiday with a two night/three day tour of Kyoto (the ancient capital of Japan), Hiroshima and the iconic red shrine in the sea at Miyajima. Why not cruise in April and take in the Spring Flower Festivals? Or travel at the end of October to witness the stunning autumnal colours on show. The choice is yours.

Kyoto with escorted tours: At the end of your cruise enjoy a three day fully escorted tour from Kyoto - the ancient capital of Japan until 1868. Visit ancient castles, enjoy quiet contemplation in imposing temples and marvel at golden masterpieces shimmering in classical gardens. No visit to Japan would be complete without a trip to Hiroshima and the red Torri gate which seemingly floats on the water at Miyajima - one of the top three scenic spots in Japan. The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima is an absolute must-see as it was one of the few buildings left standing after the blast and has been preserved in its skeletal state as a tangible link to Hiroshima's unique past. On your final day, you will be treated to a full day departure tour of Kyoto where you can learn about the short but fascinating history of the red Shinto Shrine in the tranquil gardens of Heian Jingu, ponder the art of meditation at Kiyomizu-dera (the temple of the Goddess of Mercy) and round it all off with shopping trip to the famous Gion district.

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  • Diamond Princess Princess Cruises

    Complete Japan Discovery: Fall Foliage (RP)

    16 nights
    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises Ship: Diamond Princess Departure Date: 29 Oct 2020 Price From: £3399 pp Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly overnight from london to tokyo - arrive in tokyo. transfer to hotel for three night stay - overnight hotel stay - escorted full day mount fuji and lake ashi tour with bullet train journey & lunch - transfer to port and embark ship - yokohama (tokyo) - busan, south korea - sakaiminato, japan - tsuruga, japan - kanazawa, japan - niigata, japan - sakata, japan - yokohama (tokyo) - disembark ship. transfer to station for train to kyoto. half day tour of kyoto - escorted full day tour of hiroshima via bullet train, with lunch - escorted full day tour of kyoto, with lunch. drop off at airport for overnight flight to london

    Interior:£3399 pp Oceanview:£3799 pp Balcony:£4299 pp Suite:£6699 pp

    Includes three nights' 4* B&B hotel stay in Tokyo & two nights' 4* B&B hotel stay in Kyoto, with return airport & port transfers

    Includes an escorted full day Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi Bullet Train Tour, with lunch

    Includes an escorted half day tour of Kyoto, an escorted full day tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima with lunch and an escorted full day tour of Kyoto with lunch