Japan in Focus
24/10/2019 · By Georgia Shipley
With the Japanese Rugby World Cup and Joanna Lumley bursting onto our television screens recently, we’ve been lapping up all things Japan.Read more
2025 Tour code: JTG25
About the tour
A fascinating blend of spirituality and modernity, explore Japan from the northern island of Hokkaido to Kyushu in the south on this epic overland expedition aboard ultramodern bullet trains.
Surrounded by wonderful scenery, relaxed Sapporo provides a great introduction to Japan as we explore Otaru and Hakodate before travelling to the sprawling capital, Tokyo.
Beautiful views of iconic Mount Fuji guide us into the charming mountains, before we delve into the history of authentic Kyoto and poignant Hiroshima, with this amazing tour concluding in friendly Fukuoka.
Our grand tour of Japan begins as we meet our Tour Manager and fellow travellers at London Heathrow for our flight to the magical 'Land of the Rising Sun'.
Enchanting Japan brims with fascinating culture, spirituality and modernity. This archipelago of more than 14,000 islands has an incredibly mountainous interior carpeted by pristine forests and fairytale villages. Amid the neon-lit futuristic cities are beautifully ornate Shinto and Buddhist temples, sitting side-by-side with shimmering glass skyscrapers. This fusion of the traditional and modern creates a captivating country of contrasts that has entranced visitors ever since Japan came out of a 200-year period of self-imposed isolation, during which it closed itself off from the outside world.
This spectacular overland journey takes us by iconic bullet train from the northern island of Hokkaido to Kyushu in the south. During our flight, we can begin to look forward to the wonderful sights that await us as we explore many stunning destinations including dazzling Tokyo and historic Kyoto.
Hotel New Otani Hakata, Fukuoka
La Vista Hakodate Bay, Hakodate
The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko, Hakone
Hotel Granvia Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel, Hiroshima
Rihga Royal Hotel, Kyoto
Hotel Buena Vista, Matsumoto
Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu
Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo, Sapporo
Hotel Associa Takayama, Takayama
Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo
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