12 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, HiroshimaStarts in TokyoAvailable Every day - varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Looking for the ultimate journey across Japan? Our 12 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package is made for the adventurous soul, beginning in Tokyo. Amid the bustling city, find sacred calm at the Meiji Jingu Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. Continue along the Golden Route towards Mount Fuji. Admire iconic views from the 5th Station and enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Kawaguchi. Next, explore Takayama on your own, perhaps by visiting a local onsen. Discover other local gems such as Shirakawa-go Village and the Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa. Uncover Kyoto’s hidden treasures – like the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and Gion before meeting Nara’s friendly deer. Your magical visit to the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima will leave you breathless. Finally, end your adventure in Osaka, where magical architecture awaits.

Is this your first time visiting Japan? Let’s make it an adventure to remember with our 12 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package – perfectly tailored to your every travel need. With expert guides, explore the richness, culture, flavors, and history of Japan, from sacred sites to incredible hotels. Book your Golden Route escape today!

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12 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package Highlights

  1. Journey across the Japan Golden Route with experienced local guides
  2. Visit Tokyo’s famous sites: Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple, and more
  3. Admire the iconic Mount Fuji from the 5th Station and take a boat ride on Lake Kawaguchi
  4. Uncover the beauty of Kyoto and visit Nara’s friendly deer
  5. See Hiroshima’s Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  6. In your own time, discover the village of Shirakawa-go and visit a Takayama Onsen
  7. Spend 11 incredible nights in beautiful hotels all over Japan
  8. Discover Osaka’s 17th-century architecture and unforgettable castle
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12 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Tokyo
  • Airport transfer is available
  • Overnight Tokyo
Day 2 - Tokyo
  • Visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine - the most famous Shinto shrine (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)
  • Tour the beautiful Imperial Palace gardens and architecture
  • Visit the famous Senso-ji Temple and explore the Odaiba district
  • Enjoy an authentic Asakusa Uji Matcha experience and take a Symphony Cruise along Tokyo Bay (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
  • Visit the Hamarikyu Gardens (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)
  • Visit Tokyo Tower and enjoy city views from the observation deck
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 3 - Free Day in Tokyo
  • Take the day to freely explore the city, try some local restaurants, or relax in your hotel
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 4 - Tsukiji Fish Market & Culture
  • Visit a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn about ancient traditions
  • Explore the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market and taste a variety of local treats
  • During lunch, sample from a range of fresh seafood, like sashimi bowls and bite-sized treats
  • Ride up to a secret observatory deck and view the market and city skyline from above
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 5 - Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi & Takayama
  • Reach 5th Station to admire breathtaking views of Mount Fuji
  • Free time to explore Kawaguchiko + lunch
  • Finish your tour with a boat cruise on Lake Kawaguchi
  • Head to Takayama: enjoy a free evening
  • Overnight in Takayama
Day 6 - Free day in Takayama
  • Take the day to unwind and discover Takayama at your own pace: bathe at an onsen, visit a sake brewery, or relax at your hotel
  • Overnight in Takayama
Day 7 - Shirakawa-go & Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa)
  • Head to Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa for the day
  • We suggest you explore the UNESCO traditional village of Shirakawa-go
  • In Kanazawa, we recommend you visit the Kenrokuen Garden and enjoy the stunning views
  • Arrive in Kyoto
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 8 - Kyoto
  • Visit the iconic Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • See the Buddhist temple, Kiyomizudera
  • Admire the golden architecture of Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Discover the world-famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 9 - Nara & Transfer to Osaka
  • Explore the iconic Todaiji Temple and its towering Great Buddha statue
  • Meet friendly deer in the scenic Nara Park
  • Visit the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • In the afternoon, catch the Shinkansen bullet train to Osaka
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 10 - Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • Board the Shinkansen bullet train to Hiroshima
  • Take a ferry to Miyajima, the Shrine Island, and learn about its cultural and spiritual significance
  • Marvel at the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Return to Miyajimaguchi station and head to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • See the A-Bomb Dome, a commemorative symbol of peace
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 11 - Osaka
  • Wander the entertainment district of Namba & Dotonbori
  • See the Hozenji Temple – dating back to the 17th century
  • Visit the vibrant and lively Kuromon Ichiba Market
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Shinsekai
  • Marvel at the beautiful Osaka Castle
  • Walk through the famous Shinsaibashi shopping district and Nipponbashi
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 12 - Departure
  • Optional transfers to Kansai Airport (KIX) or Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 12 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package are approximate
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All touring and accommodation
Shinkansen from Kyoto to Osaka
Tokyo: Entrance fees to Tokyo Tower Main Deck & Tokyo Bay Cruise (on selected days), lunch
Tsukiji Fish Market: 2-3 food tastings, Seafood lunch
Mount Fuji: Rope Way, Scenic boat cruise
Hiroshima & Miyajima: Transportation by Shinkansen
Nara: Entrance fees to Todaiji Temple
Anything not mentioned above
Airport transfers (optional)
Kyoto: Entrance fees
Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa: Guide - this is a self guided day as we believe you’ll best enjoy this area with self exploration
Personal travel insurance
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Japan's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour
Tokyo Tour: Some tour activities vary based on day: On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, you will visit the Meiji Shrine and see the Hamarikyu Gardens On Monday, Wednesday, or Friday - you will enjoy an authentic Uji Matcha experience and cruise along Tokyo Bay (subject to weather conditions)
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience
During the booking process, it's possible to add extra nights of accommodation before or after the tour package
Cancellation Policy
The Shinkansen ticket is non refundable