b"JAPANKYOTO YOUR ITINERARY Matsumoto Tokyo ASIATakayama 1 1Kyoto Mt. 1 2Days 1-2 - London and Tokyo Hiroshima 3 Fuji HakoneWe fly from London Heathrow to Tokyo, Japans dynamic capital.2 Nagoya NationalArriving on Day 2, we transfer to our hotel before we head out for our1 Parkfirst taste of the city; a place where ancient temples, neon lights, andMiyajima Osakashining skyscrapers tower above stunning Shinto shrines. We have time at the observatory deck of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, where theres panoramic views of the iconic Tokyo skyline. Nights in hotel Rail Coach ShipDays 3-4 - Tokyo and Hakone UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES We get to know Tokyo on a guided tour. We begin at the Asakusa Temple, Tokyos oldest temple, before we head to Tokyo Bay for a visit to Hamarikyu Gardens. We continue to Meiji Jingu Shrine, a ShintoEnjoy a tour of Tokyo, seeing the shrine surrounded by woodland, before experiencing the famoushighlights of this vibrant city.Shibuya crossing. On Day 4, we travel to Hakone by train. Lying in theDiscover iconic Mount Fuji. foothills of Mount Fuji, Hakone is a stunning destination. We transfer to Owakudani then ride the cable car along the Hakone Ropeway, enjoyingVisit Hiroshima and take a views of Mount Fuji. Reaching Togendai, we descend to Lake Ashi for aguided tour of Kyoto.cruise against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Experience Japanese cuisine and Days 5-6 - Mount Fuji and Matsumoto try making your own miso.We travel by coach to Mount Fuji. Driving along the base of theJoin a traditional tea ceremony.DISCOVER JAPAN mountain, we arrive at the Mount Fuji Visitor Centre where we learnWHAT'S INCLUDEDmore about the famous wonder. We continue to Oishi Park, which boasts unparalleled views of the mountain. We continue to Matsumoto for an overnight stay. On Day 6 we visit a miso factory for a guided tour,UK Tour Manager throughout13 DAYS FROM 3,595 POPULAR TOUR with a tasting. We visit Matsumoto Castle, a five-storey pagoda-style fortress, before we continue to Takayama, pausing at Hida Folk Village,Flights from London Heathrow to Ancient ceremonies meet 21st century technology in this astonishing country ofan open-air museum depicting farm dwellings from the Edo Period.Tokyo and from Osaka to London contrasts. This fascinating tour helps us uncover the mysteries of Japan as weHeathrow via TokyoDays 7-8Takayama, Hiroshima and Miyajima Islandtravel on high-speed bullet trains, experiencing the peace of the countryside asWe explore Takayama on a guided tour of its narrow streets andAll rail and coach transferswell as the buzz of its busy cities. wooden houses. We visit the traditional Kami Sannomachi Street,Luggage transfers on some Jinya Old House and the Miyagawa Morning Market. Afterwards, wesections of the tourjourney on the Hida Train to Nagoya before continuing by bullet train to Hiroshima for two nights. Travelling by tram and boat to Miyajima11 nights 4-Star hotel FLIGHT UPGRADES FROM 300 PER PERSON EACH WAY - SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY Island on Day 8, we enjoy a walking tour which includes a visit toaccommodationItsukushima Shrine and the iconic Great Torii Gate, an enduring image15 meals including 11 breakfasts of Japan. Your afternoon is free in Hiroshima. You could visit Hiroshimaand 4 dinners Castle, which houses traditional Japanese artefacts and artwork.THE BULLET TRAINAll tour excursionsDays 9-10Hiroshima and KyotoShinkansen refers to the dedicated high-speedWe visit the World Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome, emotional Japanese rail network that provides a link to mostreminders of the destruction levelled on Hiroshima in 1945. Later, we major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu.take the bullet train to Kyoto for three nights. We enjoy a walking tour The name Shinkansen is also used to refer to theof the Gion district, before dinner in Ponto-ch Alley, a lantern-lit street trains that run on the network - which are perhapswhere you might catch a glimpse of a Geisha. We discover Kyoto on a better known as Bullet Trains. Renowned for theirguided tour on Day 10. We enjoy a tea ceremony before we continue to2022 TOUR DATESpunctuality, comfort and safety, the trains arethe Kinkakuji Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple. We also visit the Railway frequent and fast, regularly running at speeds of upMuseum, which details the history of train travel in Japan. Sep 10 4,195 Oct 1, 15 4,295to 200mph.Days 11-13 - Nara, Osaka and London 2023 TOUR DATESThe glistening capsule-shaped carriages stand asWe visit Nara where we enjoy a walking tour, taking in the Todai-ji testimony to the technological advancements ofTemple with its Great Buddha, the worlds largest bronze BuddhaMar 25, 29 4,595 May 27 3,595Japan and the super-fast trains connect Tokyo tostatue. We also visit a Sake brewery for an insight into the traditionalApr 1 4,595 Sep 9 4,295major cities such as Kyoto and Osaka, carrying usbeverage, as well as Naras Deer Park. Leaving Kyoto on Day 12, we8 4,495 Oct 14 4,195from one city to another in less than three hours asmake our way to Osaka for the night. On the way, we visit the Sagano19 4,395we enjoy views of paddy fields and rolling hills fromBamboo Path, a stunning path that cuts through a soaring bambooTour Code: JAG| per person based on 2 our comfortable, reclining seats. grove. In Osaka, we take a city tour that includes the Floating Gardensharing. Deposit from 800 per person. Observatory.We continue to the Dotonbori District, famous for itsSupplement for solo travellers from 1,315. brightly lit neon lights. Transferring to the airport on Day 13, we boardPlease note the itinerary for 2022 departures travel to London Heathrow via Tokyo and our holiday comes to an end. may differ, please call for more details. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice106 ASIA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 107"