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  • Ride a cable car up Mt Owakudani for spectacular views of Mt Fuji.
  • Stroll through Nara Park and visit the 1,000 tame deer living there.
  • Step into the past with a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.
  • Explore pop culture through the eyes of a resident of Tokyo.
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From ultramodern Tokyo to culturally rich Kyoto, in this two week all-encompassing journey showcases the best of the land of the rising sun.

Visit a garden oasis, observe ancient traditions, and learn the most modern obsessions as you explore pop culture in Tokyo. From the base of Mt Fuji you will enjoy natural onsen or hot springs, and cruise the serene waters of Lake Ashinoko. Drink sake with the masters, and stroll the beautifully preserved old town of Takayama. Head to the UNESCO heritage site of Kanazawa, rich with samurai history, and finally make your way to Hiroshima. Finish your trip in the former imperial capital of Kyoto, where no shortage of wonders awaits. Enjoy Japan with the luxury of a private guide, and gain hard-to-find insight into this unique and enigmatic culture.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Japan - Welcome
    • Airport Meet & Assist - Meet & Greet-Narita 9:00-20:55
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Narita Airport
  • Day 2 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Tokyo Highlights Tour (4 hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 3 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Tokyo Art and Culture Tour (8 hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 4 Tokyo to Takayama
    Tokyo to Takayama
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station Transfer with Private Vehicle and Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Train - Tokyo - Takayama [via Nagoya (3 hrs)] - First Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Takayama Highlights Tour (4 hrs) - Guide/Public Transportation
  • Day 5 Takayama to Kanazawa
    Takayama to Kanazawa
    • Transfer - Private - Takayama - Kanazawa [via Shirakawago by Private Transportation (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Kanazawa
    Kanazawa
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Kanazawa Highlights Tour (8 hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Kanazawa to Osaka to Hiroshima
    Kanazawa to Osaka to Hiroshima
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Kanazawa - Osaka [(3hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Transfer Assistance - Assistant
    • Train - Osaka - Hiroshima [(1.5hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Sheraton Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
  • Day 8 Hiroshima
    Hiroshima
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Hiroshima and Miyajima Highlights Tour (8 hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 9 Hiroshima to Kyoto
    Hiroshima to Kyoto
    • Self-Guided - Sheraton Departure from Train Station - Short Walk
    • Train - Hiroshima - Kyoto [(2hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Granvia Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
    • Home Visit with Cultural Experiences: Tea Ceremony (2.5 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Kyoto Highlights Tour by Taxi (4 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Nara and Fushimi Excursion with Sake Brewery by Taxi & Local Train (8 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Kyoto to Hakone
    Kyoto to Hakone
    • Self-Guided - Granvia Departure from Train Station - Short Walk
    • Train - Kyoto - Hakone [(2hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Afternoon at Leisure
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Hakone
    Hakone
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Mt. Fuji National Park Highlights Tour (6 hrs) - Guide/Public Transportation
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 14 Hakone
    Hakone
    • Transfer - Private - Hakone - Tokyo [Narita Airport (2 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan!

For your added comfort, you will be welcomed by an English speaking assistant who will assist you upon arrival at the airport. Your assistant will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

Meet your driver for an enjoyable airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)

Park Hotel Tokyo is a luxury business hotel ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing center of business and culture. The hotel succeeds in providing a superior level of service that satisfies the needs of all international clientele. Park Hotel Tokyo is a member of the design hotels TM group and offers an extraordinary level of service, paired with coordinated interior designs. Each room at the hotel is decorated with Monique Le Houelleur's natural artwork and features color coordinated curtains and bedcovers. The hotel is uniquely designed to stimulate the aesthetic senses of its guests and offers traditional Japanese hospitality. The atrium, restaurants, travel concept and art, set this hotel apart from the rest.

 

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tokyo
Tokyo
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo

Today, you will enjoy a half day tour of the fascinating city of Tokyo. You will make use of Tokyo's comprehensive and user-friendly public transport system, with the help of a local guide. Your day begins with a visit to the outside Imperial Palace, home of Japan’s Imperial Family. Next, you will travel to Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can experience the atmosphere of old Tokyo. Subsequently, you will visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. You will then take the subway across town to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. If time permits, you can take a walk to the Omotesando shopping street, a broad tree lined avenue home to the flagship stores of the world’s top fashion brands. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Please note that this tour includes a private guide. However, rather than traveling by private vehicle, you will explore Tokyo by making use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple

Day 3: Tokyo

A comprehensive immersion into Japan’s rich art and cultural heritage. Today will start with a lesson in Iaido, a form of Japanese swordsmanship. Iaido’s emphasis is on precise, controlled, fluid motion, and is sometimes referred to as ‘moving Zen’. You allowed to practice actual cutting techniques on bamboo or straw blocks forms using real Iaido swords. Time to put down the sword and take up the pen as we have a lesson in shodo, Japanese calligraphy. You will learn how, when writing kanji (Japanese pictographs), each stroke has a proper way to begin and end and there is a correct order and path to follow. The slightest lapse in concentration will show in one’s work. Last, head to Shinjuku's Samurai Museum. The Museum, located in a traditional Japanese building nicely contrasting with the neon jungle of Shinjuku, hosts an incredible collection of armours, swords and object that belonged to samurai warriors throughout the ages. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Japanese Calligraphy
Japanese Calligraphy

Day 4: Tokyo - Takayama

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Transfer by train from Tokyo to Takayama via Nagoya. The train ride is approximately 3 hours.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer in a private vehicle.

Today you will take a tour with a local guide. Start with a visit to the Takayama Festival Float Museum, where the magnificent floats from the famous Takayama Festival are preserved. Your guide will explain about the traditions and symbolism related to this festival, one of the most important in Japan. Next, head to Higashiyama Temple Area, a peaceful group of temples on a slightly elevated hill area in the eastern part of town. Not only are all of these historical temples, they are also an array of cultural assets as designated by the prefecture and the city. The walk around the temples is a pleasant stroll that will give you the chance to enjoy both the historical sites and the beautiful nature and clean air that surrounds them.

Accommodation: Associa Takayama Resort (4*)

Set amidst the southwest of Takayama city in the Takayama highlands, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort soars 640 meters above sea level. All of its 290 spacious rooms and suites command superb and unobstructed views of the northern Japanese Alps. Hotel Associa Takayama Resort prides itself in providing the finest accommodation in the city. The Associa Takayama is also the first hotel in Takayama to have its own hot spring bath.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Takayama
Takayama
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Day 5: Takayama - Kanazawa

Today you will take a guided tour with a local guide to the beautifully preserved old town of Takayama and the UNESCO site Shirakawa-go village. Start the day with a visit to the local Miyagawa Market along the Miyagawa River in the old town. Most stands sell local crafts and farm products such as vegetables, pickles and flowers. Take a walk in the district called San-machi Suji, the traditional home of Takayama merchants and sake brewers, which has been preserved in almost exactly the same state as 200 or 300 years ago. Here are inns, shops and taverns which trace their history back many generations. Visit the Takayama Jinya. Because of its valuable timber resources, the Hida Region around Takayama was put under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1692. The Takayama Jinya served as the local government office, headed by the officials dispatched from Edo. The present building complex includes various rooms for administrative purposes, offices, kitchens, toilets, bath rooms, residential space, a court room and storehouses. It was in official use until 1969, and is now open to the public as a museum. End the morning by stopping at a sake brewery and enjoy a tasting on Japan’s national tipple. Takayama’s sake is renowned nation-wide, thanks to the clear water of the surroundings. In the afternoon reach Shirakawa-go region. Your guide will show you around the village, famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Gassho-zukkuri translates as ‘Praying Hands’, as the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer, and are designed to withstand the heavy snows which fall in the region. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Kanazawa (driver only).

Accommodation: Hotel Nikko (4*)

The Hotel Nikko is luxurious hotel located conveniently near the JR Kanazawa Station, within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in the city. At 130 meters, it is the tallest hotel in the Hokuriku area, yet its superb service allows it to maintain an intimate 'boutique' feeling.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nikko Hotel
Nikko Hotel

Day 6: Kanazawa

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa served as the seat of the Maeda Clan, the second most powerful feudal clan; Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo). During World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan's second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. Consequently, parts of the old castle town, such as the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived.  Today, the city boasts many historical attractions such as restored residences and districts, as well as modern museums. A full day to explore Kanazawa with a local guide. The highlight of any visit to Kanazawa is Kenroku-en garden.  Ranked one of the top three in Japan, its breathtaking beauty shines through in any season.  You will also visiting imposing Kanazawa castle, located next to the garden. Nearby Kagayuzen Kaikan offers demonstrations of the centuries-old Yuzen silk painting technique. Head to visit the Nagamachi Samurai district, where you can enter the the Nomura Samurai House, a traditional Japanese home with tea-ceremony room, an interior courtyard garden and artifacts from the Edo period.  The Higashi Chaya District is the largest and by far the most interesting of Kanazawa’s Geisha Districts. Many of the buildings along the central street now house cafes and shops. One of the shops, Hakuza, sells gold leaf products, a specialty of Kanazawa, and displays a kura warehouse style room which is completely covered in gold leaf; you will also have a chance to visit the Shima teahouse, which is still an operating tea house, but opens its doors to the public. You can enjoy a cup of green tea here to finish the day.

Please note that with this tour, you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Kanazawa's efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Hotel Nikko (4*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kenroku-en Garden
Kenroku-en Garden

Day 7: Kanazawa - Osaka - Hiroshima

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Transfer by train from Kanazawa to Osaka. The train ride is approximately 3 hours.

Upon arrival, an assistant will help you transfer smoothly from one train to the next train.

Transfer by train from Osaka to Hiroshima. The train ride is approximately 1.5 hours.

The Sheraton Hiroshima is located directly opposite the Japan Rail train station. After exiting your train, please follow the Sheraton signage to reach your hotel. This is a very short walk, and done easily on your own, so no guide service has been included.  

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima (5*)

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. You’ll be in the middle of the energy and excitement of Hiroshima, along with its historic sites and architecture. Find total comfort in their guest rooms. The restaurants offer the finest and freshest cuisine, and the bar is a great place to gather with friends. And be sure to relax and recharge your mind and body at Shine Spa for Sheraton™.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Exterior
Exterior

Day 8: Hiroshima

Your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you on a tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima by street car, train and ferry. Start the day with a visit to the Peace Memorial Park. The area where the park now lies was ground zero for the Atomic Bomb on 6th August 1945. After the bombing the Memorial Park was created and dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack. Stroll through the park and discover the many memorials, monuments and statues in the park before heading into the Museum itself. From Hiroshima, a short ferry ride will take you to Miyajima Island.  A small sacred island located in the Island Sea, it has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. Here you will find perhaps the most photographed site in Japan - The Floating Torii Gate. Designated as one of Japan's '3 Most Beautiful Views', the shrine it belongs to dates back to the 6th century with the present structure dating back to the 12th century. The harmoniously arranged buildings reveal great artistic and technical skill, and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mere 'commoners' were not allowed to set foot on this holy place, and even now it is forbidden to give birth or die on the island!  You will have time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples, sample local goodies like maple leaf shaped cakes before heading back to your hotel.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than traveling by private vehicle, you will make use of Hiroshima's efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima (5*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Peace Memorial
Peace Memorial

Day 9: Hiroshima - Kyoto

The Sheraton Hiroshima is located directly across from the Japan Rail train station, and so departing by train is easily done independently. Simply make your way by foot to the appropriate platform as listed on your train tickets. No assistance is required, or included.

Transfer by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2 hours.

The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is located directly above the Japan Rail train station. The walk from the train to your hotel is very short and easily done on your own. Thus, no service guide has been included. After exiting your train, please follow the below instructions to reach your hotel.

When using the Shinkansen bullet train: Exit via the Shinkansen Main Exit, turn right and walk straight through Nanboku-Jiyu-Tsuro (North-to-South main corridor) until you reach the escalator to the hotel entrance on your right.

When using the Haruka Express from Kansai International Airport: Exit via the JR Chuo Main Exit and take the escalator on your right to the Lobby on the 2nd floor of the hotel.

This afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the home of an instructor of one of Japan’s Traditional Arts. An assistant will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the instructor’s house. With the support and advice from the professional instructor and interpretation from our assistant, you will learn about the various types of tea and the different instruments used to prepare it You will see how every movement has a meaning and what serving tea to guests means in Japan. At the end of the cultural experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Granvia Kyoto (4*)

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The Hotel Granvia Kyoto features 12 restaurants and bars, and key fitness facilities that deem this hotel a premier destination for international travelers.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kyoto
Kyoto
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Day 10: Kyoto

Kyoto contains 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today you will have the opportunity to explore two of them, as well as, a local market on this half day tour. Your day will begin with a visit to one of Kyoto's most famous temples, the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion). It was originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. However, after his death, it became a Buddhist Temple as per his request. The second site you will be visiting is the Nijo Castle, an ornamental castle surrounded by stunning gardens that were built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence.The main building was completed in 1603 and is famous for its architecture, decorated sliding doors and ‘chirping’ nightingale floors. You will finish the day with an exciting visit to Nishiki Market, known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”. Nishiki is a narrow shopping street lined with more than 100 shops, selling fresh seafood, vegetables, pickles, Japanese sweets, and sushi. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Granvia Kyoto (4*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple

Day 11: Kyoto

Transfer from your hotel to Nara (45 minutes) with a local guide by taxi and a local train. For 74 years during the 8th century Nara was Japan’s capital and many of the temples and shrines built at that time still remain. Visit Todaiji temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. Next stop is Nara’s most celebrated shrine, Kasuga Taisha, established in 768 AD and famous for its hundreds of bronze and stone lanterns which have been donated by worshipers. Take a wander through Nara Park, called Deer park by locals due to the large population of more than 1,000 tame deer living there. Quench your thirst at a sake brewery. During a tour of the brewery you will learn about the traditional brewing process, and then sample the different types of their sake. On the way back from Nara, visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, which was used in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”.  It is home to over 10,000 red tori gates, which form a path up the mountain behind the temple. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Granvia Kyoto (4*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nara Deer
Nara Deer

Day 12: Kyoto - Hakone

The Granvia Kyoto is located directly above the Japan Rail train station, and so departing by train is easily done independently. Simply make your way by foot to the appropriate platform as listed on your train tickets. No assistance is required, or included.

Transfer by train from Kyoto to Hakone (Odawara). The train ride is approximately 2 hours.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Accommodation: Gora Hanaougi (4*)

Gora Hanaougi is located at the most popular area in Hakone and surrounded by beautiful natural landscape. Guests can relax in comfort at open-air hot spring bath in their room looking at the magnificent mountains and beautiful sky. Easily accessible, 1-2 hours in distance from Tokyo, guests can experience traditional Japanese beauty and hospitality that will make your stay truly unforgettable. All rooms decorated in modern Japanese style are equipped with private open-air hot spring bath featuring a great view.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hakone
Hakone
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Japanese-Style Living Room
Japanese-Style Living Room

Day 13: Hakone

Today visit Hakone, the gateway to Mt. Fuji and surrounding national park. To explore the National Park, you can take advantage of the numerous forms of transport on offer. Ride the world’s second longest cable car up Mt Owakudani, passing over sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers in this volcanic area, where you can eat an egg hard boiled in the sulfuric hot springs which make Hakone famous. If you do, it will add seven years to your life!  A majestic replica pirate ship will sweep you across the Lake Ashinoko, a lake formed by a volcanic eruption 3000 years ago, and the Hakone Tozan ‘switchback train’ zig zags through the mountains, giving amazing views of the surrounding valleys. Throughout the day you will have the chance to get a glimpse of Mt. Fuji, however please keep in mind that she is a notoriously shy mountain and it needs to be a clear day.  

Please note that with this tour, you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Hakone's efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Gora Hanaougi (4*)
Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mt. Fuji National Park
Mt. Fuji National Park

Day 14: Hakone

Transfer from Hakone to Narita International Airport with a private vehicle and driver. The transfer is approximately 2 hours.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Park Hotel Tokyo (4*): Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo is a luxury business hotel ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing center of business and culture. The hotel succeeds in providing a superior level of service that satisfies the needs of all international clientele. Park Hotel Tokyo is a member of the design hotels TM group and offers an extraordinary level of service, paired with coordinated interior designs. Each room at the hotel is decorated with Monique Le Houelleur's natural artwork and features color coordinated curtains and bedcovers. The hotel is uniquely designed to stimulate the aesthetic senses of its guests and offers traditional Japanese hospitality. The atrium, restaurants, travel concept and art, set this hotel apart from the rest.

 

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo

Associa Takayama Resort (4*): Takayama

Set amidst the southwest of Takayama city in the Takayama highlands, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort soars 640 meters above sea level. All of its 290 spacious rooms and suites command superb and unobstructed views of the northern Japanese Alps. Hotel Associa Takayama Resort prides itself in providing the finest accommodation in the city. The Associa Takayama is also the first hotel in Takayama to have its own hot spring bath.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Hotel Nikko (4*): Kanazawa

The Hotel Nikko is luxurious hotel located conveniently near the JR Kanazawa Station, within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in the city. At 130 meters, it is the tallest hotel in the Hokuriku area, yet its superb service allows it to maintain an intimate 'boutique' feeling.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nikko Hotel
Nikko Hotel

Sheraton Hiroshima (5*): Hiroshima

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. You’ll be in the middle of the energy and excitement of Hiroshima, along with its historic sites and architecture. Find total comfort in their guest rooms. The restaurants offer the finest and freshest cuisine, and the bar is a great place to gather with friends. And be sure to relax and recharge your mind and body at Shine Spa for Sheraton™.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Exterior
Exterior

Granvia Kyoto (4*): Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The Hotel Granvia Kyoto features 12 restaurants and bars, and key fitness facilities that deem this hotel a premier destination for international travelers.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Gora Hanaougi (4*): Hakone

Gora Hanaougi is located at the most popular area in Hakone and surrounded by beautiful natural landscape. Guests can relax in comfort at open-air hot spring bath in their room looking at the magnificent mountains and beautiful sky. Easily accessible, 1-2 hours in distance from Tokyo, guests can experience traditional Japanese beauty and hospitality that will make your stay truly unforgettable. All rooms decorated in modern Japanese style are equipped with private open-air hot spring bath featuring a great view.

Japan Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Japanese-Style Living Room
Japanese-Style Living Room

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Having Cindy Kwan organize our trip made it incredibly easy. Everything flowed smoothly.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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