Japan Revealed

From $8,249
Duration 10 Days
Departures from Mar 2020 - Oct 2021
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From $8,249
Duration 10 Days
Departures from Mar 2020 - Oct 2021
Tour Overview

​This unforgettable adventure to enigmatic Japan begins in the capital, Tokyo. Here you will take in stunning views from the Observation Deck of the Tokyo Tower and experience an authentic rickshaw ride. Next, you'll discover the natural beauty of Mount Fuji and enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi before travelling by Bullet Train to Kyoto. You'll stay here for three nights and will visit the Gion area, a famous Geisha district, and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. From here you will also visit the historic city of Nara and Osaka, where you will stop to take photographs of beautiful Osaka Castle. In Hiroshima, you'll take in Miyajima Island and see poignant sights dedicated to the nuclear bombing of the Second World War, before spending the last night of your tour in the pretty port city of Kobe.​

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Excursions Included
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 17 included meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure. Other transport & porterage included.
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tokyo including rickshaw ride
  • Visit Tokyo Tower's Observation Deck
  • Dinner on board a traditional Yakatabune boat
  • Mount Fuji & an Atami Onsen
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Cable-car ride to Great Boiling Valley
  • Journey on the iconic Bullet Train​
  • Kyoto sightseeing including the historic city of Nara & a visit to the Geisha district
  • Sake museum visit including a tasting
  • Osaka sightseeing
  • Miyajima Island
  • Okonomiyaki-making experience
  • Hiroshima tour
  • Shukkeien Garden
  • Kurashiki canal area
  • Pass by Himeji Castle
  • Japanese Uji tea ceremony


Day 1 Tokyo

Make your own way to Tokyo where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. ​Your Tour Manager will meet you at the hotel for your welcome meeting this evening.​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Tokyo

Tokyo is a dazzling city of contrasts. Traditional temples, shrines and gardens sit alongside ultra-modern skyscrapers and designer shopping outlets, and we'll discover more on our included tour. A real highlight is Tokyo Tower, an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice structure standing 1,093 feet high. Here, we'll head up to the Observation Deck for stunning views over the city, with even Mount Fuji in our sights if it's a clear day.
We'll also make a stop close to the Imperial Palace, the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. Next we'll view the stunning 7th century Asakusa Sensoji Temple, and to top it all off, we'll experience an authentic rickshaw ride too. 
Dinner tonight is served as we cruise the Sudima River on board a traditional and ornate Yakatabune boat, where we'll enjoy wonderful views of the city's illuminated skyline.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Tokyo - Atami

​Iconic Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest peak, is our destination today. We'll cruise on Lake Ashi for fabulous views of Fuji, before travelling by cable car and visiting Owakudani, a volcanic valley with active sulphur and hot springs known as the Great Boiling Valley. We'll also visit the natural thermal springs of Atami Onsen, before settling down for an overnight stay in the popular seaside spa resort of Atami.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Atami - Kyoto

Kyoto is nicknamed 'the city of ten thousand shrines' and is where we'll stay for the next three nights. We'll transfer here today on Japan's famous Bullet Train.
On our tour we'll visit the famous Golden Pavilion, a stunning temple covered with pure gold leaf. We'll also tour the stunning Heian Shrine, with its giant entrance gate and beautiful Japanese gardens, before sightseeing in the Gion area. This is Kyoto's most famous Geisha district and is filled with teahouses where Geisha entertain. There's plenty of free time for shopping or relaxing too. ​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Kyoto

Kyoto is a truly enchanting city. We'll explore further today as we visit the beautiful Kiyomizu Temple, which is built into the side of a mountain, supported by pillars. It takes its name, which means 'clear water', from a waterfall within the temple complex. 
In Fushimi, Kyoto's traditional sake-brewing district, you can find out more about the long history of this traditional fermented rice drink. We'll visit the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum for a tasting, before heading to Fushimi Inari, a vast tribute to the gods of rice and sake, with its winding mountain trails leading to a series of stunning shrines. Look out for the dozens of stone foxes you'll see en route – foxes are considered messengers of the gods. 
We'll round off today's fascinating cultural experiences as we take part in a traditional Uji Japanese tea ceremony.

Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Kyoto

Today we include a visit to historic Nara, the 'City of Temples'. Here, we will see Todaiji Temple, with its huge bronze Buddha statue, and Deer Park, home to hundreds of free-roaming deer.
​In the afternoon, we'll visit Osaka, stopping for photographs at the beautiful Osaka Castle, one of the most famous in Japan. We'll see the Umeda Floating Garden, a spectacular building made up of two towers connected on the 39th floor by the 'Floating Garden Observatory'. We'll also take in the shops and restaurants of the Dontonbori shopping area, before returning to Kyoto tonight.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Kyoto - Hiroshima

Hiroshima is an intriguing city with many fascinating sights and we'll head here today by Bullet Train. We'll visit Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, known for the floating shrine of Itsukushima, before arriving at our hotel.
Later, why not try your hand at okonomiyaki-making. Often referred to as Japanese pancakes or Japanese pizza, this unique dish is actually quite different to both – taste it and see what you think!​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Hiroshima - Okayama

Our Hiroshima sightseeing tour today takes in the poignant sights of the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Museum. Dedicated to Hiroshima's nuclear bombing in the Second World War, the park was built on an open field created by the explosion.
From the central cenotaph, view the A-Bomb Dome – the skeletal ruins of the former Industrial Promotion Hall, left untouched after the bombing as a constant reminder of the victims and the need for peace.
After our visit, we'll stop by the beautiful Shukkeien Garden, whose name means 'landscape garden in miniature' and is an imitation of West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Badly damaged by the atomic bombing in 1945, it was restored and reopened in 1951.
We'll also visit the beautifully preserved canal area of Kurashiki, where the former storehouses that line the canal have been converted into smart boutiques and quaint cafés.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 9 ​Okayama - Kobe

The pretty port city of Kobe is where we'll head today for an overnight stay. En route, we'll pass by Himeji Castle, a fantastic hillside complex dating back to 1333.
There will be time to explore Kobe at your own pace. Perhaps you'll visit Harbourland, its popular shopping and entertainment complex, or journey on the Shin-Kobe Ropeway cable car for great views over the city.
Tonight, gather together with your fellow travellers to enjoy an authentic farewell dinner​.

Meals included: B,D

Day 10 Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers​

Meals included: B


Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Ideally located 20minutes from Haneda International Airport and a mere 15minutes from the central business area, Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. Visit the most celebrated sites or the biggest convention center (Tokyo Big Sight) in Tokyo - just minutes away. Feel the sophisticated service and enjoy the artistic views of the cityscape. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. There are a number of bars and restaurants, the pleasure of relishing good food nourishes our five senses and enables a full appreciation of the exquisite harmony of taste, color, flavor, and texture from various ingredients. And coupled with our chefs'' skills and commitment, your encounter with the culinary art becomes unforgettable. Facilities Wellness & fitness centre, pool, shops Rooms – Our Standard Room of 30-33 square meters will satisfy guests on both business and holiday. The room in bright and whitish colors, furnished with modern furniture, creates a calm and warm atmosphere.

Hotel New Akao Royal Wing

Offering ocean views, you will stay at the 4-star New Akao Hotel Royal Wing.

Hotel facilities include restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities.

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

The 4-star Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is ideally located within reach of Kyoto''s main tourist attractions.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

The 4-star Granvia Hiroshima is ideally located within easy reach of the main tourist attractions of Hiroshima.

Hotel facilities include a selection of restaurants and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hotel Granvia Okayama

You will stay at the Hotel Granvia Okayama, close to the Okayama Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle.

Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, fitness centre and indoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.