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Highlights of Japan

  • Duration

    12 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Solo
  • Price From

    $9,580pp
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This tour of Japan is dedicated to Solo Travellers. You'll uncover Japan's best-known cities as well as the hidden treasures of Himeji and Koyasan, and view the magnificent Mt Fuji. There will also be time at leisure to explore on your own or with new-found friends.

Tour Highlights

Our Highlights of Japan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Highlights of Japan Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    Fly Australia to Osaka

    Days 1-2: Fly Australia to Osaka

    Fly overnight to the food and shopping capital of Osaka. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 3

    Himeji Castle

    Day 3: Himeji Castle

    Meet your group in the hotel lobby and together begin by travelling to Himeji to visit the city's magnificent feudal-era castle, before strolling through the beauty of Koko-en, a classical Japanese garden. After lunch in a local restaurant, return to Osaka and spend some time at leisure. This evening enjoy a group welcome dinner. (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Explore Koyasan

    Day 4: Explore Koyasan

    This morning, head for the holy mountain of Koyasan, home to a cluster of more than a hundred monasteries nestled in a valley, enclosed by peaks. Wander around Okunion, a vast cemetery of 200,000 stupas, and enjoy the tranquility of Kongobuji Temple. Continue to the charming city of Nara and have the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

  • Day 5

    Nara to Kyoto

    Day 5: Nara to Kyoto

    Stroll through Nara National Park to Todai-ji Temple, seeing the resident sika deer en route, before exploring Isui-en Garden. Travel by road to Kyoto, the enchanting chity whose thousand year stint as Japan's capital city has left behind an impressive legacy of historic sites. Sightseeing today includes a visit to Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as 'Golden Pavilion' and Ryoanji Temple, home to Japan's most famous zen garden. (B,L)

  • Day 6

    Traditional Japan

    Day 6: Traditional Japan

    Today starts with some traditional Japanese activities. At the 17th century Kodai-ji Temple you'll experience the age-old rituals of a traditional tea ceremony, before a serene session of Zen meditation. Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

  • Day 7

    Iconic Mt Fuji

    Day 7: Iconic Mt Fuji

    Travel on the super-fast bullet train to the Hakone area and board a coach to explore this wilderness region. Take a boat cruise on spectacular Lake Ashi before soaring high on the Komgatake Ropeway for gorgeous My Fuji views. There is free time for lunch before a group dinner. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8

    Mt Fuji

    Day 8: Mt Fuji

    Travel to Mt Fuji and ascend by road to the 5th Station for spectacular views of the surrounding landscape below before continuing on to Tokyo, Japan's dazzling capital city. (B)

  • Day 9

    Explore Tokyo

    Day 9: Explore Tokyo

    Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you will find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore. Visit the observation deck of the 634-metre Skytree, the world's tallest tower, before seeking out the tranquility of Sensoji Temple. Enjoy free time for lunch, then stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. (B)

  • Day 10

    Free Time in Tokyo

    Day 10: Free Time in Tokyo

    Today is a free day for you to spend as you wish; your guide will be on hand to give options and ideas. Tonight is a special farewell group dinner. (B,L,D)

  • Days 11-12

    Fly Tokyo to Australia

    Days 11-12: Fly Tokyo to Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 6°c
  • 45mm
  • Himeji
  • 4°c
  • 39mm
  • Nara
  • 4°c
  • 50mm
  • Kyoto
  • 5°c
  • 50mm
  • Tokyo
  • 5°c
  • 65mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 7°c
  • 62mm
  • Himeji
  • 4°c
  • 51mm
  • Nara
  • 5°c
  • 63mm
  • Kyoto
  • 6°c
  • 68mm
  • Tokyo
  • 6°c
  • 58mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 10°c
  • 104mm
  • Himeji
  • 7°c
  • 87mm
  • Nara
  • 8°c
  • 103mm
  • Kyoto
  • 9°c
  • 113mm
  • Tokyo
  • 9°c
  • 77mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 15°c
  • 104mm
  • Himeji
  • 13°c
  • 131mm
  • Nara
  • 14°c
  • 98mm
  • Kyoto
  • 14°c
  • 116mm
  • Tokyo
  • 14°c
  • 118mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 20°c
  • 146mm
  • Himeji
  • 17°c
  • 140mm
  • Nara
  • 18°c
  • 144mm
  • Kyoto
  • 19°c
  • 161mm
  • Tokyo
  • 18°c
  • 145mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 24°c
  • 184mm
  • Himeji
  • 22°c
  • 209mm
  • Nara
  • 22°c
  • 189mm
  • Kyoto
  • 23°c
  • 214mm
  • Tokyo
  • 22°c
  • 135mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 28°c
  • 157mm
  • Himeji
  • 26°c
  • 162mm
  • Nara
  • 26°c
  • 165mm
  • Kyoto
  • 27°c
  • 220mm
  • Tokyo
  • 26°c
  • 81mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 29°c
  • 91mm
  • Himeji
  • 27°c
  • 101mm
  • Nara
  • 28°c
  • 112mm
  • Kyoto
  • 29°c
  • 132mm
  • Tokyo
  • 27°c
  • 113mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 26°c
  • 161mm
  • Himeji
  • 23°c
  • 200mm
  • Nara
  • 24°c
  • 163mm
  • Kyoto
  • 25°c
  • 176mm
  • Tokyo
  • 23°c
  • 131mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 19°c
  • 112mm
  • Himeji
  • 17°c
  • 104mm
  • Nara
  • 17°c
  • 111mm
  • Kyoto
  • 18°c
  • 121mm
  • Tokyo
  • 18°c
  • 132mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 14°c
  • 69mm
  • Himeji
  • 11°c
  • 61mm
  • Nara
  • 11°c
  • 71mm
  • Kyoto
  • 12°c
  • 71mm
  • Tokyo
  • 12°c
  • 128mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Osaka
  • 9°c
  • 44mm
  • Himeji
  • 6°c
  • 32mm
  • Nara
  • 7°c
  • 47mm
  • Kyoto
  • 7°c
  • 48mm
  • Tokyo
  • 8°c
  • 109mm
Highlights of Japan map

Tour Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures (Excluding Antarctica and Australia tours) include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.

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