• 8 Days Best Of Japan - Kyoto, Shirakawa-Go, Takayama And Tokyo

    Get ready for a stunning trip through magical Japan giving you the opportunity to take in well-preserved traditions and culture, the unique countryside and one of the most pulsing capital cities. This tour features the charming mountain town of Takayama and some of Japans’ best UNESCO World Heritage sites – the lovely village of Shirakawa-go. This journey starts in Kyoto and end in Tokyo
  • 8 Days Best Of Japan - Kyoto, Shirakawa-Go, Takayama And Tokyo

    Get ready for a stunning trip through magical Japan giving you the opportunity to take in well-preserved traditions and culture, the unique countryside and one of the most pulsing capital cities. This tour features the charming mountain town of Takayama and some of Japans’ best UNESCO World Heritage sites – the lovely village of Shirakawa-go. This journey starts in Kyoto and end in Tokyo
  • 8 Days Best Of Japan - Kyoto, Shirakawa-Go, Takayama And Tokyo

    Get ready for a stunning trip through magical Japan giving you the opportunity to take in well-preserved traditions and culture, the unique countryside and one of the most pulsing capital cities. This tour features the charming mountain town of Takayama and some of Japans’ best UNESCO World Heritage sites – the lovely village of Shirakawa-go. This journey starts in Kyoto and end in Tokyo
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From AED10,770/Adult

Itinerary

Secrets of Japan: 
4-night Combined Stay at Amanemu and Aman Tokyo

Enjoy exclusive privileges including daily breakfast, a tour in a traditional rickshaw and a pearl-based reflexology treatment.

Valid until 31 March 2019. Black-out dates apply.

 


 

Choose Your Preferred Way Of Travelling!

  • The Local Way: See Japan through the eyes of the everyday locals in the most cost-effective way using its safe and efficient subways, trains and buses - fully accompanied by your private guide.
  • Private Arrangement: For best comfort and privacy, opt for a private vehicle throughout with a private guide.

 

  • Day 01 - Dubai / Osaka / Kyoto
    Fly Dubai/Osaka EK 316 0330/1740 (9h 10m) – Daily


    Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your English speaking driver at the arrival gate and transfer in a private vehicle to your hotel in the center of Kyoto

    Meals included: NIL

  • Day 02 - Kyoto

    This morning, meet your guide and drive to Kyoto (50m drive). Visit the beautiful Kiyomizu Temple. Besides its outstanding architecture, it is also one of the best places for cherry blossom and a view over Kyoto. Then, we walk down the “pottery street” lined with many old houses and shops/galleries. Pottery is of course a specialty here. Move on to the famous Philosopher Walk, a quiet and meditative pathway that winds its way along a canal lined with lovely shrubs and trees. Start your stroll from the gorgeous Ginkakuji or commonly known as the “Silver Pavilion”. The walk ends near Heian Shrine where we make a quick visit.

    After lunch, continue to Nijo castle, seat of Japanese medieval power for many centuries. Then, we will catch a kimono show in the Nishijin Textile Center. Late afternoon, you will have time walking around the Teramachi (the covered shopping arcade with a very interesting Nishiki Food Market.)

    Optional: Have a traditional dinner and watch a performance of Maiko (Geisha Apprentice) at Gion district
    Meals included:
    Breakfast

  • Day 03 - Kyoto - Nara Or Western Kyoto

    Enjoy a free day of exploration or take up 1 of the 4 optional full day tours:

    1. Nara Deer Park and Todaiji Day Excursion
    2. Western Kyoto Explorer - Arashiyama and surrounds 
    3. Appreciation of Japanese Tea at Uji
    4. Hidden gem in Eastern Kyoto - Shiga and Otsu

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 04 - Kyoto / Takayama

    Transfer to Kyoto Railway station for train. We recommend to try the famous “train bento” boxed lunches full with local specialities on the train!

    Kyoto/Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi #118 0943/1018
    Nagoya/Takayama Wide View Hida #7 1048/1309


    (Your main luggage will be couriered to your next accommodation in Tokyo, please pack an overnight bag).

    Take a 5-min walk from the train station to your traditional ryokan. Originally a wealthy farmer's house, Asunaro Ryokan is over 150 years old. Visit the Sanmachi’s historical district and see former old merchant houses that have been preserved and turned into museums, shops and sake breweries.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 05 - Takayama / Shirakawa-Go / Takayama

    After breakfast we will pop by the famous Miyagawa morning market where you can see and try fresh produce sold every morning for the past few hundred years.Next, we take a 1-hour bus ride to Shirakawa-go, a lovely village with nestled in the Japanese Alps with well preserved traditional houses. Spend a beautiful night overnight in this village – listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The characteristic traditional 400-year-old Gassho-zukuri house is built of wooden beams combined to form a steep thatched roof that resembles two hands together. Return to your ryokan and enjoy a kansei dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 06 - Takayama / Tokyo

    Take a morning stroll in the village which lies deep in the mountain and has passed down a unique culture in this snowy region. Visit the old houses and try making folk art crafts such as straw-weaving.

    Take a bus back to Takayama for your train to Tokyo.

    Takayama/Nagoya Wide View Hida #6 0938/1202
    Nagoya/Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi #124 1212/1353


    Upon arrival, met and transfer to your hotel and have a walk around the central areas. This evening, see the city of neon lights!

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 07 - Tokyo

    In the morning, head for Asakusa where we visit Sensoji with its huge iconic red lantern. After that, cruise on Sumidagawa ending up at the beautiful Hamarikyu garden for a cup of matcha tea and relax in the midst of landscape gardening at its best. In the afternoon, visit the Edo Tokyo Museum and the Meiji shrine.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 08 - Tokyo / Dubai

    Have the day at leisure. For the energetic, visit the Tsukiji Fish Market at dawn. Get the freshest sashimi or tuna here! Visit Ginza, featuring Tokyo's famous up market shopping, dining and entertainment district.

    Evening, make you way to the airport.

    Fly Tokyo-Haneda/Dubai EK 313 0030/0615+1 (10h 45m) – Daily

     
    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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