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Japan Highlights Holiday

8 nights from $4,595 pp

  • 3 nights Tokyo

  • 1 night Hakone

  • 4 nights Kyoto

Price Includes: Flights from New Zealand, Accommodation, 7-day Japan Rail Passes, Romance Car Rail Journey to Hakone, 2-day Hakone Free Pass, Full Day Tours in Tokyo & Kyoto, Meet & Greet on Arrival and Transfer to Hotel.

This Highlights of Japan Holiday is a great way to see the best of Japan in a short space of time and includes flights, transfers, rail tickets and accommodation and is a partly-guided trip.

Begin in Tokyo with two full days to discover this captivating city and maybe add on a morning in nearby Nikko. A full day tour is included in Tokyo.

From Tokyo head to Hakone by Romance Car train, armed with a Hakone Free Pass to explore this scenic area of Japan in the shadow of Mount Fuji.

Travel by cable-car, walk some trails, soak in a Hot Spring and discover something of Japan outside the main cities.

From Hakone catch the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan and home to many of Japan's most iconic sights.

Enjoy plenty of time to explore independently. You have a Full Day tour included in Kyoto.

We can suggest additional excursions in Tokyo and Kyoto if you wish to include more guided activities.

Days 1-3: Discover Tokyo

Tokyo is a massive, wealthy, and fascinating metropolis, including a mainland located northwest of Tokyo Bay and two beautiful and subtropical archipelagos, the Izu and Ogasawara Islands.

It encompasses rugged natural scenery, high-tech visions of the future, and glimpses of traditional life. The various districts of this phenomenal city vary wildly in character, from the electronic blare of Akihabara to the magnificent Imperial gardens and shrines of Chiyoda; from the lively youth mecca of Shibuya to the splendid pottery shops and temple markets of Asakusa.

If you don't like what you see, hop on the train and head to the next station, and you will find something entirely different. The city truly has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Days 4-5: Explore Hakone-Mount Fuji

Hakone lies within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu national park in the Ashigarashimo District of Kanagawa Prefecture.

People specifically travel here for the spectacular views of Mount Fuji. Other attractions in the area include walks to Hakone Shrine on the shore of Lake Ashi, day-trips through the Hakone Open-Air Museum and explorations to Mount Kintoki to view the ruins of old-Japan.

No visit is complete without eating a black egg hard-boiled in the Great Boiling Valley of Owakudani. Legend has it that these eggs add some extra years to your lifespan.

Days 5-8: Explore Kyoto

Japan’s ‘cultural capital’, Kyoto, is located on Honshu Island within the Kansai region. Filled with awe-inspiring shrines, temples, and Zen gardens, as well as a host of extraordinary modern attractions and numerous things to do, the city offers a plethora of experiences.

First stops include the other-worldly Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shinto shrine; Kiyomizu-Dera, offering a ‘love providing’ ceremony and jaw-dropping views, and Buddhist Tōfuku-Ji, famous for its glorious garden.

It is also entirely possible to visit Kyoto for the sake of food alone; hubs like Nishiki Market provide a dizzying array of culinary adventures.

Culture enthusiasts can attend a traditional tea ceremony; soak up the striking displays at the Kyoto International Manga Museum; or head to Gion, the vibrant downtown district, to visit artisan studios or watch a Kabuki show. Exquisite hikes and natural hot springs await just outside the city.


Why Book with Red Dragonfly?

We are Based in New Zealand and all of our holidays are fully Financially Protected through our TAANZ and NZTB memberships.

You will be able to speak with a genuine Japan Expert who will help plan your trip based on your needs, interests and budget.

We offer Exceptional Value for money, Flexibility and Professionalism based on the many years experience of our team.


How to Book?

For a quote for your Japan Holiday Call us Today on 03 669 2332.

Speak to a Japan Expert today who has travelled widely around Japan.

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All of our holidays are financially protected through our TAANZ and NZTB memberships

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