Our Very best of Japan tour includes a 20-day itinerary visiting highlight after highlight
Culturally unique and scenically beautiful there is nothing quite like a holiday to Japan and it continues to grow in popularity. Alongside soaring skyscrapers, and neon lights, treasured ancient traditions like the graceful geisha, and the art of the tea ceremony still hold their place in daily Japanese life. Amongst the history and religious shrines, you’ll find modern cities, meet the politest people, you are ever likely to encounter, dine on delicious local delicacies and discover why Japan continues to be a ‘must visit’ destination.
Our 20-day Very Best of Japan tour gives you the chance to see some of this amazing country’s best highlights at a leisurely pace. During the tour, you’ll visit some of the country’s best-known attractions and cities, such as Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto and Hiroshima. We will also show you some of Japan’s lesser-known spots and hidden gems, such as the beautiful preserved old towns of Takayama and Kurishiki and the delightful Higashi Chaya district in Kanazawa. We visit not one, but two of Japan’s most famous gardens, ride the famous bullet train, learn to make sushi and even have dinner with a Maiko, an apprentice Gisha. For those that wish there is also an opportunity to stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan.
Along the way, you’ll be guided by our expert Distant Journeys Tour Manager, who is there to ensure you get the very best from your holiday, whether there are arrangements you need or you’re simply seeking advice on the local area.
With quality accommodation, breakfast, transport and several meals also all taken care of for you, our Very Best of Japan tour offers exceptional value for money as well as an adventure that you will never forget.
SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER: Book by 1st March 2021 to save £200 per person on all tours to Japan departing from September 2021.
Our Directors have a combined experience of over 60 years in the travel industry, meaning you can be confident that our Japan tour is of the highest standard. On top of this, they’re genuine escorted touring experts who know everything there is to know about creating the best Japan tour packages from the UK.
We are seven-time winners at the prestigious British Travel Awards and have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted rating.
All our escorted tours to Japan are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), so you can be 100% certain that your money is secure when you book.
Japan holiday highlights
Escorted tours to Japan have many and varied highlights, and below are just some you will experience on the Distant Journeys Very Best of Japan tour:
Tokyo – a leisurely three night stay in this amazing city, with 2 days of fantastic sightseeing and the opportunity to make sushi included
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park – enjoy stunning scenery, a cruise on Lake Ashi and a cable car ride into the volcanic Owakudani Valley
Mount Fiji – you’ll have ample opportunities to view Japan’s most iconic mountain, including a 2 night stay in the Fuji Five Lakes region
Takayama – set in the spectacular Japanese Alps explore the picturesque old town lined with traditional houses, shops and restaurants
Shirakawa-go – visit this unique UNECSO protected village, surrounded by the dramatic mountain landscape
Kanazawa – a traditional Japanese breakfast, the spectacular Kenroku-en garden and a visit to a Samurai house are just some of the included sightseeing
Kyoto – the cultural capital of Japan, enjoy some of the country’s most spectacular temples and shrines, during our three night stay
Dinner with a Maiko – a unique opportunity to dine with a Maiko, an apprentice Gisha, who will perform traditional song and dance
Bullet Train – take a ride on Japan’s famous train
Hiroshima – learn the history, the thought provoking museum and the Memorial Peace Park
Korakuen Garden – explore the second of Japan’s top three gardens and the pretty Bikan Chiku historical area of Kurishiki
Himeji Castle – explore the magnificent finest surviving feudal castle in Japan
Nara – meet the deer that roam freely through the city and who will bow for a treat
Osaka – visit the famous streets around Dotombori for excellent street food
Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.
Distant Journeys appreciate the hotels in which you stay are an integral part of your holiday enjoyment, which is why we take great care in hand-picking all the accommodation features in our tours to Japan. Location and quality are always paramount considerations, and we strive to provide the best of both.
So many unforgettable experiences included
Visit Japan with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many amazing experiences, at no extra cost. From dinner with an apprentice Geisha, to a journey on the bullet train, they’re all included in the price of your Japan tour package.
Our Japan tour includes
Return economy class flights
A choice of UK departure airports at no additional cost
Superior hotels, with great locations
Daily breakfast included, worth up to £380 per person
Several lunches and dinners sampling regional specialities
Experienced tour managers and local guides
All pre-payable airport taxes
All hotel porterage
ATOL protection for your holiday
No surcharge guarantee
At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility that every escorted tour of Japan needs.
Where would you like to fly from?
The choice is yours. On our 20-day Very Best of Japan tour, our flights with Cathay Pacific depart from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester. Alternatively, travel direct with to Tokyo with ANA from London Heathrow (supplement from £295 per person). Just pick whichever one suits you best.
What would you like to do?
On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to still have the flexibility to enjoy experiences that really interest you. And our Very Best of Japan tour has a variety of included experiences plus some free time for you to do whatever you choose.
Would you like to stay a little longer?
Who wouldn’t? If you would like to extend your stay in Japan after your tour, you can! Arranging flights for you to accommodate this is all part of the service. Or why not choose to make the most of your homebound journey and extend your holiday in either Hong Kong or Dubai?
When booking onto our Very Best of Japan tours departing from September 2021, you will save £200 per person when booking your place before 1st March 2021. Please call our team for more details.