Discovering the treasures of Japan
History ; traditions and modernity
Being free to organize your visits and activities as you feel like
Kansai Hiroshima pass and Pocket wifi 7GB included to travel in complete tranquility!
Arrival to Tokyo airport. Transfer to your hotel by shared shuttle bus. Pick up your pocket wifi at the hotel reception to enjoy internet during your trip. Overnight stay : Tokyo.
Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Supplement / 8-14 days: Travel with peace of mind with the unlimited Wi-Fi option that will follow you throughout your trip. Price includes: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi more »
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Suggested visits : Start your trip peacefully by visiting Meiji Jingu shrine. Close by is the pedestrian street Takeshita Dori, famous for its many small boutiques. Then, take a walk along Omotesando Avenue to admire the architecture, or do some shopping in the Shibuya district to discover the crazy fashion of Tokyo ! Overnight stay : Tokyo.
Artisan Shopping Tour in Tokyo in English (half day group): Discover secrets of Japanese culture in Tokyo! Your tour begins in Ningyocho, a district known for its timeless traditions. You will stop and visit traditional candy shops and a bakery. In the latter, you will taste a small stuffed sponge cake: the Ningyoyaki. You then go to a rice cake store (Senbei) before going to a place famous for its hand-woven towels, called tenugui. You then head to one of the 8 shrines in the district where virtue, longevity, learning and wealth are worshipped. Afterwards, you continue to Nihonbashi, a former merchant district and now one of Tokyo's financial centers. Learn the secrets of Japanese calligraphy in this district while visiting an ancient stationery shop. Later, you enter a shop selling traditional toothpicks, handcrafted from the wood of the Kuromoji tree. This establishment is incredibly old, first opening its doors in 1704. Your tour ends at the Mitsukoshimae subway station. This option is not available on Sundays. Note: walking tour without transportation Included : English speaking guide, typical snack tasting Not included: transportation to the meeting point, personal expenses more »
Tokyo Cycle Tour in English (half day group): Discover the capital from a different perspective thanks to this guided tour with bicycle. According to your dates of stay, you will do your visit on the morning or the afternoon. Morning programm Your tour starts in Kanda, a small downtown for Japanese businessmen where you can see many small Japanese style bars. You weave through Otemachi, the financial business center of Tokyo and pass under the famous traditional gates of the Tokyo Imperial Palace: Sakuradomon. Then you head to the Tsukiji Jogai outdoor market, an old fish market, where you stop for about 10 minutes to discover the many stores and restaurants which are offering, among other things, fresh fish products. Continue to Tsukuda Park and experience Tokyo local life before arriving at Nihombashi Bridge, once a national symbol and the starting point of five major roads from Japan. You finish the tour at your meeting point in Kanda district. Afternoon programm Your tour starts in Kanda, a small downtown area for Japanese businessmen where you can see many small Japanese style bars. You then head towards Akihabara, the famous geek district of Tokyo and paradise of Japanese pop culture. Here you can observe colorful buildings and see many games centers and electronic shops. You continue towards Asakusa, an emblematic and popular district of Tokyo which shelters the ancient Senso-ji temple. Afterwards, you go to the sumo district, Ryogoku, where, if you are lucky, you may meet some real wrestlers. You next head to the Nihombashi Bridge, which was once a national symbol and the starting point of five major roads from Japan. You finish the tour at your meeting point in the Kanda district. The maximum group size for this tour is 6 people Important: Please note that it is recommended to bring towels and sunscreen in summer and warm clothes and gloves in winter. This tour is not recommended for travelers with back problems or pregnant women. Minimum 2 participants per booking. Minimum age requirement: 12 years old Included : electric bike rental, helmet rental, English speaking guide Not included : transportation to the meeting point, entrance fees not mentioned, rain gear, food and drinks, personal expenses more »
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Suggested visits : Discover the traditional districts of Asakusa and Ueno where you will travel back in time visiting Senso-ji Temple and Sumida Park. Then, go for some sightseeing in Yanaka, also known as the « old Tokyo ». If you enjoy electronics and manga, don’t miss the crazy video games in Akihabara district, rediscover the mangas of your childhood and dive in the quirky universe of Cosplay ! Overnight stay : Tokyo.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Hakone with your Hakone Free Pass. Free day. Suggested visits : You finally meet the famous Fuji mountain, a true symbol of Japan. First go for a visit of the Hakone jinja shrine and its amazing red Torii, then cross the Ashi lake by boat and enjoy the view of the Fuji mountain, if you are lucky enough to get a clear sky… Go up by cable car to Owakudani, to see the impressive smokes going out of the mountain. Hakone is also the perfect place to have a bath in the hot springs. Japanese people believe that it is the best way to purify your body and your mind. This will be most probably the highlight of your trip, the opportunity to enter in the japanese culture. Experience one night in a Ryokan, authentic japanese guest house, where you will relax and adopt the « zen attitude ». Go for a long bath in a Onsen (hot spring, indoor or outdoor) to releive the stress after a long day of visiting. To finish, you will have a tasty and healthy japanese meal with delicious specialties. Dinner and overnight stay : Hakone.
Breakfast at the Ryokan and departure for Kyoto with your in express train (Changing at Odawara). Free day. Overnight stay : Kyoto.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Suggested visits : Start with a zen walk in the bamboo field of Arashiyama, and visit the Tenryu ji temple. Continue on for plenty of sightseeing in the center, especially in Gion district where you can find the beautiful Geishas. You can stop by Nishiki market, famous for its impressive size and the diverse foods that you can find there. Overnight stay : Kyoto.
Kyoto Cycle Tour in English (half day group): Discover the most emblematic places of the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto by bike! You start with a visit of the Toji temple, home to the highest wooden pagoda in Japan, followed by a visit of the Honganji temple, one of the 2 main temples of the Jodo Shinshu current which is the most practiced branch of Buddhism in Japan. Then you follow the Takase canal and the Kamo river, the most famous river of Kyoto. You weave through the backstreets of Kyoto’s famous geisha and teahouse district of Gion before heading up to the spectacular Tofukuji Temple for pictures. You then roll down to the other side of the slope and straight into Fushimi Inari Shrine (The most visited attraction in Japan!). After a stroll around the famous orange Torii gates, you head home. The maximum group size for this tour is 4 people. Included : English speaking guide, bike, helmets, water Not included: transportation to the meeting point, rain gear, food and drinks, personal expenses more »
Guided Tour of Kyoto in English (half day group): Discover 3 exceptional sites in Kyoto with your English-speaking guide! You start by visiting the “nightingale floors” castle of Nijo-jo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You continue your tour at the emblematic place of Kinkaku-ji, nicknamed the golden pavilion, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. You finish the tour with the discovery of the Kyoto imperial palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago. When the palace is closed, you visit the Kitano Ten mangu shrine: its main shrine is considered a national treasure! Please note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your full name, sex, age, and nationality. (The form will be provided on the tour day.) To prevent infection, please participate wearing face masks. On the day of the tour, a health check and temperature screening will be conducted. Those with a temperature of 37.5 and above as well as those who do not feel well may not be allowed to participate. This option is available from Tuesday to Friday. The tour is closed on 25/09 and 25/12 Included : English speaking guide approved by the Japanese government, entrance fees to the mentioned sites, transportation between the different sites mentioned by bus Not included : transportation to the meeting point, personal expenses more »
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Suggested visits : Don’t leave Kyoto without seeing the fabulous Fushimi Inari shinto shrine and its thousands of red toriis in the middle of the forest. You can do a tour in the south of Higashiyama to discover the Kiyomizu dera temple, the Maruyama koen park, or the Chion in temple. The Nanzen ji temple also worth a visit. Eventually, you can visit the Kinkakuji, the golden temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the rock garden of Ryoan ji. Overnight stay : Kyoto.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Hiroshima with your Kansai Hiroshima pass. Free day. Suggested visits : Take the time to reflect on the tragic history of Hiroshima and the astonishing pacifist reconstruction after the nuclear bombing by visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Hiroshima proposes many pleasant walks around the Ikari sanctuary or the Shukkei-en Garden, ideal for meditating on the history of the city. Overnight stay : Hiroshima.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Suggested visits : Don’t pass by the marvelous Miyajima Island: take the ferry to discover this extraordinary island that houses the famous floating Itsukushima Torii, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight stay : Hiroshima.
Visite Hiroshima & Miyajima en anglais (journée complète en groupe): Découvrez toute la magie de l'île de Miyajima avec un guide anglophone : visitez d'abord le célèbre sanctuaire d'Itsukushima, site du VIe siècle classé au Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, et son fameux torii rouge flamboyant au milieu de la mer de Seto. Poursuivez avec une visite de la ville historique d'Hiroshima et de son Mémorial de la Paix, ainsi que de son fameux Dôme symbolisant l'attaque nucléaire de la seconde guerre mondiale. Inclus : Guide anglophone, entrées, transport Non inclus : transport jusqu’au lieu de rendez-vous, dépenses personnelles, déjeuner more »
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Osaka with your Kansai Hiroshima pass. Free day. Suggested visits : Neighboring Kyoto, Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and deserves a visit to see the essentials. Visit Osaka Castle, one of the most important castles of the country, which experienced many time periods and conflicts. Continue on to learn more at the Osaka History Museum. Walk around the districts of Umeda and Namba to do some shopping or try some renowned local gastronomy, or wander the animated streets of Dotonbori in the evening. If you wish to see more of traditional Japan, visit the Sumiyoshi sanctuary or the Buddhist temple Shitennoji, which is more than 1400 years old! Overnight stay : Osaka.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by train with your Kansai Hiroshima pass to Osaka airport for your return flight.
9 nights in 4* hotel (according to the chosen option) in bed and breakfast (types of bed – double beds or twin beds are not guaranteed **)
1 night in Ryokan in half-board excluded drinks (western room or traditional Japanese room)
Kansai Hiroshima Pass for 5 days : from day 7 until day 11
Express train Hakone (Odawara) – Kyoto
The Hakone Free Pass (Tokyo – Hakone)
Shared shuttle transfers airport/hotel in Tokyo
Pocket Wifi 7GB per reservation
International flights UK/Tokyo and Osaka/UK (or reverse)
Non-mentioned meals and drinks
Tips and personal expenses
Visits and entrance fees to non-mentioned sites
Baggage delivery from Tokyo to Kyoto
Shared shuttle transfers hotel/airport at Osaka
Transfer to Kobe (UKB) and Itami (ITM) airport
The Tourist taxes to be paid on the spot
30% of total price from 365 days to 31 days before departure.
55% of total price from 30 days to 16 days before departure.
75% of total price from 15 days to 10 days before departure.
100% of total price from 9 days to 0 days before departure.