7 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, OsakaStarts in TokyoAvailable Every day - varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Are you ready to explore the highlights of the Golden Route? In just a week, dive into the heart of the country with our 7 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route. Begin in Tokyo, where you’ll visit sacred sites, the Imperial Palace Gardens, and more. Continue to the iconic Mount Fuji and enjoy a boat ride along Lake Kawaguchi, witnessing breathtaking views. In your own time, uncover the secrets of Takayama by walking Old Town’s streets or visiting a local onsen. Next, discover the richness of Kyoto’s temples, followed by Nara Park and friendly deer. Take unforgettable photos at Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and see the roaming deer of Nara Park. Finally, explore Osaka’s nostalgic streets and historic wonders, concluding your express Golden Route adventure.

Are you looking for the best way to spend a week in Japan? Our 7 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route is perfectly tailored to your needs. Visit Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara, and have time to explore Takayama on your own. You’ll witness big cities, but also experience village life like a local. Reserve your spot now!

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

  1. In Tokyo, visit the Imperial Palace Gardens and other famous sites
  2. Witness the breathtaking Mount Fuji and take a boat ride across Lake Kawaguchi
  3. Uncover the beauty of Kyoto and visit the friendly deer of Nara Park
  4. In your free time, explore Takayama’s local sites
  5. Discover Osaka’s 17th-century architecture and unforgettable castle
  6. Enjoy 6 nights in beautiful hotels across the country
  7. Be led by experienced guides throughout your adventure
  8. Take time in charming villages and towns to explore on your own
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7 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route 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 with skip-the-line tickets and enjoy city views from the observation deck
  • Overnight in Tokyo
Day 3 Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi
  • Reach 5th Station to admire breathtaking views of Mount Fuji
  • Free time to explore Lake Kawaguchi + lunch
  • Finish your tour with a boat cruise on Lake Kawaguchi
  • Head to Takayama: enjoy a free evening
  • Overnight in Takayama
Day 4 - Free Morning in Takayama & Kyoto Transfer
  • Enjoy a free morning to discover Takayama: visit the Old Town, visit local sites, or relax at your hotel
  • Train transfer to Kyoto
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 5 - Kyoto & Nara
  • Visit the world-famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • 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 6 - Osaka
  • Reach Osaka from Kyoto Station
  • Meet your guide and explore Namba & Dotonbori - the neon district
  • See Hozenji, a small Buddhist temple
  • Discover the Kuromon Market – dating back to over 200 years
  • Experience Shinsekai, the retro district
  • See Osaka Castle – a 16th-century marvel
  • Discover the shopping street of Shinsaibashi and buy souvenirs
  • See Tsutenkaku, Osaka’s “Tokyo Tower”
  • Head back to Kyoto by train
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 7 - Departure
  • Optional transfers to Kansai Airport (KIX) or Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 7 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route are approximate
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Pricing

Includes
All touring & accommodation
Tokyo: Entrance fees to Tokyo Tower Main Deck & Tokyo Bay Cruise (on selected days), lunch
Mount Fuji: Rope Way, Scenic boat cruise
Train: Takayama - Kyoto
Osaka: Train Kyoto-Osaka-Kyoto
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Shared airport transfers (optional)
Kyoto & Nara: Entrance fees
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
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
For a small fee, you can upgrade to a private airport transfer with hotel pickup/drop off. Please contact us for more information
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 train tickets are non refundable