13 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, HiroshimaStarts in TokyoAvailable Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - varies seasonallyClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Take 2 weeks to explore the richness, culture, flavors, and history of Japan with our 13 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package. Your adventure begins in Tokyo, where the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens, and Tokyo Tower will amaze you. Continue across the Japan Golden Route towards 5th Station, where magnificent views of Mount Fuji await. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Kawaguchi before discovering Takayama on your own. Check out other nearby treasures, such as Shirakawa-go Village and the Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa. Reach Kyoto with a scenic train ride and uncover the city’s hidden gems, like the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and sacred Buddhist temples. The friendly deer of Nara promise a rich experience as well as a magical visit to the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima. Osaka will be your last destination, with 17th-century architecture, Osaka Castle, and more to explore.

Seeking 2 luxurious weeks in Japan? Look no further than our 13 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package. Be swept off your feet by the magic of Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more! Enjoy 12 nights in excellent hotels across Tokyo, Fujikawaguchiko, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto & Osaka. With comfortable transportation and local guides at your side, this Golde Route adventure will be the best one yet. Don’t miss out and book today!

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13 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package Highlights

  1. Adventure across the Japan Golden Route with expert local guides
  2. In Tokyo, visit the famous Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple, fish market, and more
  3. Admire the breathtaking Mount Fuji and take a boat ride across Lake Kawaguchi
  4. Uncover the beauty of Kanazawa on your own
  5. See Kyoto’s Buddhist temples, Nara Park, and the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima
  6. In your free time, see the charming village of Shirakawa-go and visit a Takayama Onsen
  7. Enjoy hotel stays across 6 beautiful cities, from the busy capital to tranquil villages
  8. Discover Osaka’s 17th-century architecture and unforgettable castle
  9. Be guided by expert locals, but also get a chance to explore on your own
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13 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 - 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 4 - 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 5 - Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi
  • 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
  • Overnight at Lake Kawaguchi
Day 6 - Free morning at Lake Kawaguchi
  • Explore Lake Kawaguchi on your own: visit Oishi Park, the Music Forest Museum, or ride the ropeway
  • Early afternoon transfer to Takayama
  • Enjoy a free evening by having dinner at a local restaurant
  • 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
  • Head to Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa
  • We suggest you explore the UNESCO traditional village
  • Continue to Kanazawa, where we recommend you visit the Kenrokuen Garden, Omicho Market, or Geisha District
  • Overnight in Kanazawa
Day 9 - Transfer to Kyoto & Afternoon Tour
  • After breakfast, transfer to Kyoto by train via Thunderbird Limited Express
  • Enjoy stunning views along the way, like Lake Biwa
  • Arrive in Kyoto and enjoy an afternoon tour of iconic sites
  • Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Discover the Buddhist temples of Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizudera
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - Departure
  • Optional transfers to Kansai Airport (KIX) or Tokyo city center are available
NB - all timings on 13 Day Japan Golden Route Tour Package are approximate
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Pricing

Includes
All touring and accommodation
Thunderbird Limited Express from Kanazawa to Kyoto
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
Kyoto: Entrance fees
Nara: Entrance fees to Todaiji Temple
Hiroshima & Miyajima: Transportation by Shinkansen
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Airport transfers (optional)
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
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.
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