13 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, HiroshimaStarts in TokyoAvailable Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Discover stunning sites, taste incredible flavors, and experience the best of Japan with our 13 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route. Your private adventure begins in Tokyo, where you’ll see the city’s vibrant culture and history of Senso-ji Temple, the Imperial Palace Gardens, and more. Indulge in fresh seafood at the fish market before heading to the majestic Mount Fuji and serene Lake Kawaguchi. Freely explore Takayama, Shirakawago, and Kanazawa while also enjoying personalized tours in Kyoto and Nara. Iconic sites like the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Buddhist temples, and Nara Park will unveil a whole new world. Finally, conclude your Golden Route journey with visits to Osaka, Hiroshima, and Miyajima.

Perfect for any kind of traveler, our 13 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route promises nearly 2 weeks of fun! Explore bustling cities and serene landscapes with expert private guides. Enjoy 12 nights of hotel accommodation along Japan’s famed Golden Route. Reserve your spot now!

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13 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route Highlights

  1. Trace the Japan Golden Route with private guided experts
  2. Explore Tokyo's famous sites such as the Imperial Palace Gardens and Tsukiji Market
  3. Witness the stunning beauty of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi
  4. Visit Kyoto's Buddhist temples and the charming Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  5. Meet the friendly deer of Nara Park
  6. Use your free time to discover Shirakawa-go Village and Kanazawa's Kenrokuen Gardens
  7. Stay in fantastic hotels in Tokyo, Takayama, Osaka, and more
  8. Learn about the significant history of Osaka and Hiroshima
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13 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Tokyo
  • Airport transfer is available
  • Overnight Tokyo
Day 2 - Tokyo
  • Tour Asakusa’s Senso-ji Temple and buy souvenirs from local shops
  • Visit the Imperial Palace’s Outer Garden and Nijubashi Bridge
  • Enjoy free time for lunch at Harajuku and witness the colorful kawaii culture
  • See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, a calming haven between Shibuya and Shinjuku
  • 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 Private Tasting
  • Visit a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn about ancient traditions
  • Explore the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market on a private food tour
  • Taste delicious fresh seafood and local dishes
  • 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 and Lake Kawaguchi
  • Head to Oishi Park to enjoy views of Lake Kawaguchi & Mount Fuji
  • Visit Arakura-Fuji Sengen Shrine
  • Reach the 5th Station for epic views of Mount Fuji
  • Taste the fresh water of the natural ponds at Oshino Hakkai
  • Overnight in Fujikawaguchiko
Day 6 - Free morning at Lake Kawaguchi + Private Transfer to Takayama
  • Explore Lake Kawaguchi on your own or hike the Yoshida Trail
  • Private transfer to Takayama and enjoy a free evening
  • Overnight in Takayama
Day 7 - 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 8 - Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa
  • Private transfer to Kanazawa, stopping in Shirakawa-go on the way
  • We suggest you explore the UNESCO traditional village Shirakawa-go
  • In Kanazawa, we recommend you visit the Kenrokuen Garden and enjoy the stunning views
  • Overnight in Kanazawa
Day 9 - Transfer to Kyoto + afternoon tour
  • Train transfer to Kyoto via Thunderbird Limited Express
  • Enjoy stunning views along the way, like Lake Biwa
  • Arrive in Kyoto and enjoy a private afternoon walking tour
  • Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Discover the Buddhist temples of Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizudera
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 10 - Nara & transfer to Osaka
  • Visit the Todai-ji Temple and admire the impressive Buddha statue
  • Stroll around Nara Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and interact with the park's friendly deer
  • See Kasuga Taisha Shrine, home to hundreds of lanterns
  • Shop for souvenirs at Nara Nagomikan
  • Catch the train to Osaka Station
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 11 - Osaka
  • Tour Osaka Castle and discover its 16-century beauty
  • Visit the vibrant and lively Kuromon Ichiba Market
  • Lunch in the Shinsekai neighborhood
  • See Tsutenkaku, the tower built by the same architect as Tokyo Tower
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 12 - Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • Transfer to Hiroshima Station by Shinkansen
  • 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
  • Return to Osaka by Shinkansen
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 13 - Departure
  • Optional transfer to Kansai Airport (KIX) or train transfers Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 13 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route are approximate
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All touring and accommodation
Private transfer from Fujikawaguchiko to Takayama
Train from Kanazawa-Kyoto, Kyoto-Osaka, Osaka-Hiroshima, Hiroshima-Osaka
Tsukiji Fish Market: Food Tasting
Anything not mentioned above
Airport transfers (optional)
Transfers between hotels & train stations
Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa: Guide - this is a self guided day as we believe you’ll best enjoy this area with self exploration
Entrance fees
Transportation during the walking tours
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
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
Given the size of Japanese cities, we recommend buying a train pass to fully experience the country like a local! This is an affordable, immersive, and easy way to get around.
We suggest getting taxis to and from the train stations to ensure a smooth adventure
Cancellation Policy
The train transfers are non refundable