The Best Japan Tour for the Cultural Discovery

Take a slow pace to experience the elegant culture of Japan with our 10-day Japan tour, you will explore the streets of Japan in-depth, from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the quiet alleys of Kyoto, and from the red tori of Miyajima Island to the white castle of Himeji. Also, you will come to meet Mt.Fuji, the landmark of Japan.
Travel Route: Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Himeji - Osaka
Day: 10
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
Worry-Free Planning:
We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Visit Three Major Destinations in One Go

It is the best route for first-time travelers by visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka together.

Enjoy the Majestic Mt. Fuji with Japanese Onsen

Visiting Hakone where you can not only enjoy the traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring) with the magnificent view of Mt.Fuji.

Explore the Most Beautiful Japanese Castle in Himeji

The Himeji Castle, listed as a UNESCO world heritage, is the best-preserved sample of a typical Japanese wooden castle from which you could feel the elegance of traditional Japanese architecture.

Go for Peace and Rebirth in Hiroshima

You will not only see the power of war and nuclear weapons but also the power of humans to pursue a peaceful life after the explosion in Hiroshima.

Nakamise Shopping Street
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
Himeji Castle

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo Arrival
Welcome to Japan!
When you arrive at Tokyo’s airport, our guide will meet you and take you to your hotel in Tokyo.
The rest of the day if for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around the hotel to get a glimpse of the capital of Japan.
Stay overnight in Tokyo.
Insider Tips:
There are two international airports in Tokyo, one is Haneda Airport and the other is Narita International Airport. Please confirm your arrival airport with us in advance.
Day 2: Tokyo Tour
Today you’ll explore Tokyo and experience the traditional soul hidden under the fancy look. Starting with a visit to Tokyo Skytree, the highest tower in this city, to get a panoramic view over the fascinating city. And then go into the Nakamise Shopping Street and visit Sensoji Temple.
Then drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza, and you will enjoy a stroll through the tranquil Hamarikyu Gardens, an elegant Edo-period garden surrounded by modern high-rise buildings.
Tonight, you will have a leisure cruise on Tokyo Bay and enjoy a Japanese dinner together with the supercharged lights of Tokyo on a boat.
Stay overnight in Tokyo.
Nakamise is one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan.
Day 3: Side Trip to Mt. Fuji and Hakone, back to Tokyo
After breakfast, you will take our private coach to Hakone, a town famous for its onsens, or natural hot spring.
Upon arrival, you will first visit the Hakone-jinja Shrine and then take a 20-minute cable car from Togendai to Owakudani, where you can see the active volcanic zone that was created from the eruption of Mount Hakone some 3,000 years ago. You can experience the natural hot springs and bubbling pools. If the weather is clear, you can also enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji.
After the tour, you will get back to Tokyo.
Stay overnight in Tokyo.
Enjoy a hot spring in Japan.
Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto
In the morning, you will take the bullet train to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Unlike the busy modern city of Tokyo, Kyoto has thousands of temples, shrines, and gardens, making it a great place to relax and experience the Zen path.
Your local guide will pick you up at Kyoto Station and take you to the Nishiki Market, the ‘Kitchen of Kyoto’, where you can find many of Kotyo’s regional specialties.
Then you will go to Gion, the most famous geisha district and cultural center of Kyoto. You can stroll along the traditional paths and perhaps catch a glimpse of an elegantly-attired geisha or maiko.
Stay overnight in Kyoto.
Explore Nishiki Market which is basically Kyoto's kitchen.
Day 5: Kyoto Tour
Today’s tour starts with a visit to the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine, the most important of several thousand dedicated to the god Inari. Follow the pathway through thousands of vermilion torii gates that lead through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.
After that, you will visit Kiyomizu-Dera Temple. You will be amazed by the 13-meter-high building that was built without using any nails or joiners. From the top of the temple, you can have a great view of Kyoto.
At the end of today, you will enjoy a stroll along the busy streets of the Higashiyama district by exploring the local stores, souvenir shops, small eateries, etc.
Stay overnight in Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Japan's best known Shinto shrines.
Day 6: Kyoto to Hiroshima
After breakfast, you’ll head to Hiroshima, a historically significant city marked by the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945.
You will visit the Peace Park and Memorial Museum in Hiroshima to reflect, remember, and be reminded of the power we all hold to create peace.
Stay overnight in Hiroshima.
Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Day 7: Side Trip to Miyajima and back to Hiroshima
Today you’ll have a day trip to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating Tori Gate that is set out in the bay.
You’ll take a ferry ride from Hiroshima to the island. There are many shrines and temples on the island. You can explore them at your own pace and have the option to hike up to Mount Misen, the peak of Miyajima island.
After the day trip to Miyajima, you’ll get back to Hiroshima.
Stay overnight in Hiroshima.
The famous floating Tori Gate
Day 8: Hiroshima to Himeji
This morning, you will head on to Himeji from Hiroshima. Himeji is famous for Himeji Castle, the most beautiful surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. Also known as the “White Heron”, the Himeji castle was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993.
Here, you can explore the wooden beauty of traditional Japanese architecture and enjoy a leisure walk in the stunning gardens.
Stay overnight in Himeji.
The imposing white facade of Himeji Castle.
Day 9: Himeji to Osaka
Before leaving Himeji for Osaka, you will visit a sake brewery led by your local guide. Sake is a traditional drink that can complement about anything in Japan. It is made with a combination of quality rice, clean water, koji mold, and yeast.
After that, you will take a bullet train to Osaka, another major city in the Kansai region of Japan. After arrival, you can explore the Dotonbori district, which is a landmark gourmet destination. You can enjoy the food culture of Osaka here. Also, you will visit Osaka Castle to learn more about the history of Osaka.
Stay overnight in Osaka.
Visit a sake brewery in Osaka.
Day 10: Osaka Departure
Say goodbye to Japan. You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to Kansai International Airport.
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Service Included

Private transfer and English-speaking tour guide
Bullet train (Shinkansen) tickets mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeings listed in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International flight to and out of Japan
Japan visa
Lunches and dinners as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Japan Travel Restriction

Japan tours have been reopened for international tourists on 10 June 2022. Overseas tourists can travel to Japan by taking a guided tour.

If you don’t have a re-entry permit, then you will need to apply for a new visa. You also need to register information such as quarantine, customs procedures, etc. on the official website in advance before arrival. You will need to provide an electronic certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before travel. After successful registration, a QR code will be generated for you to use when entering Japan.

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