13 Day Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route

Visits Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, HiroshimaStarts in TokyoAvailable Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday - 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 Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route. Your adventure begins in Tokyo, where the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market, and Tokyo Tower await. Continue across the Japan Golden Route towards Oishi Park and 5th Station, where you’ll see magnificent views of Mount Fuji. Discover historic villages – like Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa – on self-guided tours, taking in the magic of the atmosphere. 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 Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route. Be swept off your feet by the magic of Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more! Enjoy 12 nights in excellent hotels across Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Osaka. With inclusive bullet train tickets 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 Best of Japan Tour Package – The Golden Route 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 Lake Kawaguchi
  4. Uncover the beauty of Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa on your own
  5. See Kyoto’s Buddhist temples, Nara Park, and the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima
  6. Enjoy inclusive high-speed train tickets, getting you from one city to the next
  7. Spend 12 nights in beautiful hotels, from busy cities 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 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 - 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
  • 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 - 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 7 - 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 8 - Train to Kyoto
  • Take the Thunderbird train to Kyoto
  • Free time in Kyoto - explore the serene streets and visit Gion’s teahouses
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 9 - 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 10 - 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 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
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All touring and accommodation
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)
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