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11 Day Best of Japan

APT Small Group Tour starting in Osaka and finishing in Tokyo

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 11 Day Best of Japan. On this 11 day smaller group journey with APT, Visit the country's most beautiful gardens, memorials, temples and sites as you see the best that Japan has to offer.


Operator: APT
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 11 Days
From: Osaka to Tokyo
Tour Code: JAR11
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Japan
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Day By Day


Arrive Osaka

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay Five Nights: Kyoto, Hotel Okura or similar


Discover the attractions of Japan on a full day tour. Afterwards, stop by the one of the most celebrated temples of Japan on the site of the Otawa Waterfall. This evening, enjoy a range of dining options. (B/L/D)


Set out on a guided tour of Osaka Castle, Shinsaibashi and the iconic neon lights and mechanized signs of Dotonbori. (B/L/D)

Kyoto, Kurashiki, Hiroshima

Transfer to Kurashiki this morning via train. Explore the city's intricate canal system in the Bikan Historical Quarter. Be guided through to Hiroshima. Spend the afternoon at the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. Meet with local volunteers before visiting Sadako's memorial. (B/L)

Kyoto, Nara

Enjoy a morning at leisure before being transferred to Nara. Stop to admire Japan's most famous and historically significant temple, Todaiji, before making way to the Kasuga Taisha shrine. In the evening, enjoy an authentic Chado/Sado (Tea Ceremony), performed by a local Maiko (apprentice Geiko) or Geiko (Geisha). (B/D)

Kyoto, Kanazawa

Board the Thunderbird train service from Kyoto to Kanazawa. In the evening, be spoilt for choice and choose from a wide range of restaurants in which to dine from. Stay Two Nights: Kanazawa, Hotel Nikko or similar (B/D)


Today you will enjoy a full day tour through the city of Kanazawa. Then be captivated by the new-style art within the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B/L/D)

Kanazawa, Tokyo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding the refurbished Kagayaki (bullet train) from Kanazawa to Tokyo. This journey takes just 2.5-hours and stops only four times. Upon arrival at 'Little Kyoto', enjoy time at leisure to explore the old castle town. Stay Three Nights: Tokyo, Prince Sakura Tower (B)

Mt Fuji

Enjoy a tour of Mount Fuji and Hakone. Take a cruise around Lake Ashi. This evening, enjoy a range of dining options. (B/L/D)


Meet with Grandma Hiroko and try your hand at cooking traditional cuisine. (B/L/D)


Your journey comes to an end. This morning be transferred to Tokyo Airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Meet with Grandma Hiroko and try your hand at cooking traditional authentic cuisine
  • Enjoy a Tea Ceremony and meet with a local Maiko or Geiko
  • Interact with local volunteers at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and construct paper cranes at the Sadako Memorial

Included Experiences

  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities and airport transfers
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Expert English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Fine Dining

  • A total of 23 meals included throughout Japan

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include gratuities and sundries
  • Please note that Double beds are on a request basis in hotels in Japan and may not be able to be guaranteed in which case we will inform you of a Twin Room confirmation instead
  • Price is for land only. Flights not included

Operator Details

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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide

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