14 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, Sunday- varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Your luxurious 2-week adventure awaits with our 14 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route. See Tokyo’s iconic sites, from the Imperial Palace Gardens to the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Trace Japan’s Golden Route to the 5th Station and set your eyes on the stunning Mount Fuji. Enjoy incredible views of Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai before going on a solo journey in Takayama. Discover local treasures at your own pace, like Shirakawa-go Village and the Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa. Reach Kyoto via train transfer aboard the Thunderbird Limited Express. Visit sacred spaces, like the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and Buddhist temples. Continue with a private guide to Nara, experiencing unique wonders. Hiroshima’s rich history will enlighten you, and Osaka’s architecture will enrich your adventure to the fullest.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor, history lover, or foodie, our 14 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route was made for you. In just 2 weeks, travel through vibrant cities and tranquil nature enjoying iconic sites and delicious foods along the way. Be led by private guides, but also explore some regions, like Shirakawa-go Village, on your own. Spend 13 nights in incredible hotels as you trace the famous Japan Golden Route. Book today!

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

  1. Awaken your senses with fresh seafood, rich culture, and mountainous views
  2. See Tokyo’s iconic sites, like the Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Fish Market, and more
  3. Marvel at the incredible Mount Fuji from 5th Station
  4. Take in the natural beauty of Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai
  5. Discover the Buddhist temples of Kyoto and visit Nara’s friendly deer 
  6. In your free time, explore Shirakawa-go Village and Kanazawa’s Kenrokuen Gardens
  7. Enjoy accommodation in amazing cities like Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, and Fujikawaguchiko
  8. Learn about Osaka and Hiroshima’s significant history
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14 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 freshwater 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
  • Explore Kofuku-ji’s historic site
  • Head to Todai-ji, a World Heritage Site and home to Japan’s largest Great Buddha statue
  • Lunch break in Nara Park
  • Stroll Nara Park and meet the friendly Sika deer
  • Visit the beautiful Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 11 - Transfer to Osaka
  • Catch the train to Osaka Station
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 12 - 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 13 - Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • Head to Hiroshima 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
  • Overnight in Osaka
Day 14 - Departure
  • Optional transfer to Kansai Airport (KIX) or train transfers Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 14 Day Best of Japan Private Tour Package – The Golden Route are approximate
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Pricing

Includes
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
Excludes
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
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
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
We suggest getting taxis to and from the train stations to ensure a smooth adventure
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
Cancellation Policy
The train transfers are non refundable