14 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Nikko, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, HiroshimaStarts in TokyoAvailable Every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Ready for the ultimate adventure of a lifetime? Our 14 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route promises you rich culture, new flavors, and epic sights! In Tokyo see the Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-ji Temple, and sample the freshest seafood at Tsukiji Fish Market. Continue along the Japan Golden Route towards Mount Fuji, where views from the 5th Station will wow you. Reach Nikko, home to the sacred Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Next, discover the tranquil and historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa on your own before heading to Kyoto. With an expert guide, visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Golden Pavilion and meet the friendly deer of Nara Park. Experience Hiroshima & Miyajima like a local, concluding your adventure in Osaka, where a majestic castle and more hidden gems await.

Every kind of traveler will love our 14 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route. Indulge in two weeks of iconic sites, rich cuisine, and amazing traditions. Spend most of your days with expert guides, but also get a chance to explore some regions on your own. Enjoy 13 nights in incredible hotels across the country and create everlasting memories. Book today!

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14 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route Highlights

  1. Trace the Japan Golden Route with expert local guides for 2 weeks
  2. Visit Tokyo’s wonders, like the Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Fish Market, and more
  3. Admire Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi from 5th Station and Oishi Park
  4. Discover Kyoto, Nara, and Nikko like a local
  5. Enjoy inclusive tickets to high-speed bullet trains
  6. Explore historic villages like Shirakawa-go Village and Kanazawa
  7. Stay in amazing regions, from bustling Tokyo to the tranquil Kanazawa
  8. Uncover the gems of Hiroshima & Miyajima & Osaka’s 17th-century architecture
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14 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Tokyo
  • Optional shared airport transfer
  • Overnight in 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
  • 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 Tokyo
Day 6 -Nikko
  • Tour the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, including the Three Wise Monkeys
  • Gaze in wonder at the mysterious and ethereal 70-stone Jizo statues
  • Visit Kegon Falls and walk around Lake Chuzenji
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 7 - Morning Bullet train to Kanazawa
  • Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kanazawa
  • Explore Kanazawa on your own; we suggest you visit the Kenrokuen Garden and enjoy the stunning views
  • Overnight in Kanazawa
Day 8 - Shirakawa-go
  • Monday/Tuesday/Friday: Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • Drop off at Roadside Station
  • 3 hours to freely explore Shirakawa-go village and have lunch (included)
  • Walk around the Gokayama Kaminashi district and discover Gokayama village
  • Sunday/Saturday: Shirakawa-go
  • Drop off at Roadside Station
  • Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to have lunch and explore the UNESCO site of Shiragawa-go
  • See old townscapes and wander the tranquil village
  • Wednesday/Thursday: Shirakawa-go, Gokayama & Hida-Takayama
  • Drop off at Roadside Station
  • 2 hours to freely explore the UNESCO site of Shirakawa-go
  • See the treasures of Hida-Takayama, where the castle town from the Edo period remains
  • Overnight in Kanazawa
Day 9 - Train to Kyoto
  • After breakfast, transfer to Kyoto by train via Thunderbird Limited Express
  • Enjoy stunning views along the way, like Lake Biwa
  • Free time in Kyoto - explore the serene streets and visit Gion’s teahouses
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 10 - Kyoto & Nara
  • Visit the world-famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Enjoy free time + lunch break
  • See Kinkaku-ji Temple's golden architecture and outdoor pond
  • Arrive in Nara and explore Nara Park
  • Visit the sacred Todai-ji Temple
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 11 - Train Transfer to Osaka & Food Tour
  • Train transfer to Osaka
  • Stroll through the busy and hidden streets of Shinsekai and Nishinari
  • Learn about Osakan food culture from your expert guide
  • Explore a famous Japanese knife shop
  • Stop at 5 local eateries: an izakaya, a specialized eatery, tachinomiya, a quirky restaurant, and a standing Udon store
  • Enjoy incredible dishes of local cuisine
  • Enjoy 2 complimentary drinks from your choice of beer, sake, plum wine, and more
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 12 - 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 13 - Osaka
  • Begin your walking tour in the retro area “Amerikamura” or “American Village”
  • Walk the charming cobblestone streets lined with lanterns
  • Experience Namba & Dotonbori, the neon heart of Osaka
  • Stop at Hozenji, a small Buddhist temple
  • Visit the vibrant and lively Kuromon Ichiba Market
  • Stroll through Shinsekai, the entertainment district
  • See Osaka Castle – a 16th-century marvel
  • Discover the shopping street of Shinsaibashi and buy souvenirs
  • Learn the story of Glico Man and see Tsutenkaku, Osaka’s “Tokyo Tower”
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 14 - Departure
  • Optional transfers to Kansai Airport (KIX) or Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 14 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route are approximate
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Bullet Train (Shinkansen): Tokyo-Kanazawa, Osaka-Hiroshima-Osaka
Train: Kanazawa-Kyoto, Kyoto-Osaka
Entrance fees: Tokyo Tower Main Deck & Tokyo Bay Cruise (on selected days), Nikko Toshogu Shrine & Hot Spring
Meals: Lunch on the Tokyo day tour, 2-3 food tastings & Seafood lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, Lunch in Shirakawa-go, Food tastings on the Osaka Food Tour
Anything not mentioned above
Kyoto & Nara: Entrance fees (approx. 1100 JPY per person)
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
During the booking process, it's possible to add a shared airport transfer. For a small fee, you can upgrade to a private airport transfer with hotel pickup/drop off. Please contact us for more information
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)
Shirakawa-go: The activities may vary based on day; please refer to the itinerary for more information
Transfers between hotels and train stations are not included in the package
Cancellation Policy
The train tickets are non refundable