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8 Days (7 Nights)
Min Age : 25
Max People : 10



This tour is perfect for those who want to travel in freedom, without giving up the basic guided tours, and includes the unmissable experience of the onsen and an overnight stay in a ryokan. Assistant on arrival in English and guided tours in English in both Tokyo and Kyoto. The rest of the time is free and autonomous travel is made even easier by the Japan Rail pass and the luggage forwarding service.





Departure Time

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Dress Code

Sports casual


Day 1


Upon arrival at the airport, after passport control and baggage reclaim, transfer to Tokyo, the current capital.

* The rooms are available from 15:00 Assistant in English available from the airport to the hotel to help validate the Japan Rail Pass, for information and check-in when you arrive at the hotel. Airport-hotel transfer by public transport. Telephone support for the duration of the stay. Assistance upon arrival and transfer could be shared with other tour participants.

Overnight stay in a Standard or Superior HOTEL

Day 2


Breakfast at hotel.

Full day dedicated to the visit of Tokyo with an English-speaking guide. The first stop is the museum of Hokusai, a symbolic artist of Japan, who has lived in Tokyo for all his long life. Then we will take you to visit the characteristic Asakusa district, Senso-ji Temple, the oldest in the city, and the long Nakamise-dori boulevard with its traditional shops are located. The visit proceeds with a walk outside the Imperial Palace, with the famous Nijubashi bridge, and in the elegant Ginza district, and then ends at the Bunkyo Civic Center, a skyscraper with a viewing platform from which to enjoy a splendid view of the megalopolis.

Overnight stay in a Standard or Superior HOTEL

Day 3


**** Luggage will be transported separately to Kyoto by courier. We remind you to pack a hand luggage to spend a night in a ryokan in Ogoto Onsen ****

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day without assistance. Transfer from Tokyo to Kyoto by shinkansen train and local train to Ogoto Onsen using Japan Rail Pass (2nd class).

It is advisable to spend the day relaxing at the ryokan spa in Ogoto, a town very close to Kyoto and located on the shores of Lake Biwa, the largest in Japan, renowned for the beneficial properties of its waters. In order to fully enjoy the experience, we recommend that you reach the hotel no later than 5 pm and immerse yourself in the spa 3 times: before dinner, before going to sleep and the next morning. Dinner will be served in traditional Japanese style.

Alternatively, you can visit Mount Hiei, where Enryaku-ji stands, the main temple of the Tendai Buddhist school. From the monastic complex you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. The means to reach these points of interest are not included.

Overnight stay in YUZANSO ryokan or similar with rooms equipped with thermal baths for private use.

Day 4


Breakfast at the ryokan.

Free morning and independent transfer from Ogoto Onsen to Kyoto (approx. 20 minutes) using the Japan Rail Pass.

Half-day Kyoto tour with an English-speaking guide, you will visit the Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, the symbolic temple of the city, and the Ryoan-ji Temple with its rock garden, famous for a composition whose elements are arranged so that they cannot all be seen together with a single glance. Afterwards, a visit to the ancient district of Gion, famous for its tea rooms and for the maiko, aspiring geisha, who occasionally can be seen wandering through its alleys. Upon returning from visits, your luggage will be in the hotel.

Overnight stay in a Standard or Superior HOTEL

Day 5


Breakfast at hotel.
Free full day at your disposal.

— Optional guided tour — Visit of Nara and Fushimi

Depart Kyoto for Nara by rapid train using the Japan Rail Pass. Full day dedicated to the visit of Nara in English. Visit of Todai-ji, a temple where the Great Buddha is kept, one of the largest bronze statues in the world, and of the great Kasuga Shinto shrine, surrounded by about 10,000 lanterns. Both buildings are located in the park of Nara, where numerous fallow deer live in semi-freedom. Return to Kyoto stopping along the way at the Fushimi Inari Taisha to admire its endless red gates. Meals not included. Return to the hotel.

Overnight stay in a Standard or Superior HOTEL

Day 6


Breakfast at hotel.
Full day free in Kyoto.

We recommend visiting the Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple and the Sanjusangen-do, a building that houses 1001 wooden statues of Bodhisattva Kannon. Alternatively, you can choose to use the Japan Rail Pass to visit places not far from Kyoto such as Uji, famous for its green tea and the UNESCO heritage temple of Byodo-in.

Overnight stay in a Standard or Superior HOTEL

Day 7


*** Luggage will be transported separately to Tokyo by courier. ***

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day without assistance. Transfer from Kyoto to Tokyo by shinkansen train using Japan Rail Pass (2nd class).

Overnight stay in a Standard or Superior HOTEL

Day 8


* Rooms are available until 11:00.

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to the airport without assistance using the Japan Rail Pass or by the other public transportation such as limousine bus (additional fee).

Departure from Narita / Haneda Airport.

* S A Y O N A R A *



  • TRANSFER: Transfer by public transport from the airport to the hotel arriving in Tokyo.
  • TRAIN: Japan Rail Pass 7 days (Ordinary class). Available with higher class pass supplement and longer duration. In high season, seats are not guaranteed


  • HOTEL: Tokyo (3 nights) Ogoto Onsen (Ryokan / 1 night) Kyoto (3 nights) in selected category hotel. Single use room not available.

HOTEL Standard (Western-style rooms starting from 19 sqm)

HOTEL Superior (Western style rooms starting from 22 sqm)


Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar


Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar


Hotel Elcient Kyoto or similar


Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or similar

OGOTO ONSEN: Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso (ryokan with private bath) or similar

⁕A transfer from one hotel to another may be provided for guided tours.


  • MEALS: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner. Breakfast at the hotel on the last day will not be served or refunded in the event that the return flight from Japan is too early in the morning.



  • It is possible to book the guided tour in English to Nara and Fushimi on the scheduled day of the itinerary together with other travelers (from a minimum of 2 persons to a maximum of 16 persons). These visits can only be sold in combination with our tours and must necessarily be requested before departure.



Also included in the price:

  • GUIDE / ASSISTANT: Assistant from airport to hotel in English (day 1). Assistance service available for up to 4 hours. After 2 hours from the original scheduled landing time, the assistant may no longer be available. During peak seasons, assistance may be available separately at the airport and at the hotel. In case of arrival during the closure of the JR offices at the airport and in Tokyo, customers will not be able to be accompanied to validate the Japan Rail Pass and will therefore have to make changes and bookings independently in the following days. Guide in English (day 2 and day 4) Telephone support (emergency number) for the duration of the stay.
  • LUGGAGE: Tokyo – Kyoto (1pc / pp) Kyoto – Tokyo (1pc / pp). Any additional packages with supplement. The shipping day may vary due to national holidays.


  • Flight and airport taxes
  • Optional tours of your choice
  • Insurance
  • Tips, extras of a personal nature
  • Optional services of your choice
  • Optional guided tours of your choice
  • Drinks during meals
  • Supplement for night assistance for arrivals in Japan between 8 pm and 7 am.

Important Notes

NOTES.: The contents of the program and the conditions indicated above may vary; in particular in compliance with the new post Covid-19 travel regulations.