Day 1, TOKYO: Arrival day.
Day 2, TOKYO: Morning orientation tour.
Day 3, TAKAYAMA: Board the famous ‘Bullet train’ for the first time. Disembark in Nagoya and journey into the Japan Alps, far from the modern life of Tokyo.
Day 4, TAKAYAMA: A full day to explore this beautiful landscape. Discover traces of a feudal past of thatched houses and rice fields. Optional bike ride.
Day 5, KYOTO: Depart early for Kyoto, former Imperial Capital of Japan and home of the country’s most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life.
Day 6, KYOTO: You have a full free day to discover the Zen gardens, huge wooden temples, pagodas and shrines.
Day 7, HIMEJI – NAGASAKI: Travel to the Mount Fuji regionIn the morning we visit the impressive Himeji Castle. Continue to Nagasaki for the night.
Day 8, NAGASAKI: A full day to explore this exciting city. Opportunity to visit the Glover Gardens, Dutch Museum, Chinatown or take a harbour cruise.
Day 9, KYUSHU HOT SPRINGS: We travel across Kyushu to the hot spring resorts of the east coast.
Day 10, YUFUIN: Optional mountain walks in the stunning scenery around Mt. Yufuin.
Day 11, HIROSHIMA – MIYAJIMA: Travel by train to Hiroshima for a morning visit. Continue by ferry to Miyajima, a lovely small island which is ideal for walking or cycling. See the famous ‘floating’ Tori Gate.
Day 12, MIYAJIMA - MT FUJI: Travel to the Mount Fuji region..
Day 13, Mt. FUJI: Today we commence our climb of Mt. Fuji. We break the trek by spending the night on the mountain at the 7th station. (The climb is dependent upon weather conditions.)
Day 14, Mt. FUJI – TOKYO: Continue to the summit of Mt. Fuji and then return to Tokyo.
Day 15, TOKYO: Tour ends