Highlights of Japan Small Group Tour

9 Days, from AU $2,177


Mt. Fuji


Mt. Komagatake Ropeway

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Let us take you to explore the diverse main sites of the modern capital city of Tokyo with its bustling streets, crazy traffic and massive advertising banners. Continue onwards to see the main castles and temples of the traditional old capital city of Kyoto and stretch your legs with a visit to the tallest mountain of Japan, Mt. Fuji. Immerse yourself within the Japanese culture and familiarize with their traditions while staying in traditional Japanese accommodations where you will witness their hospitality.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, your driver will meet you at the arrival exit point and take you to your accommodation by shared shuttle.

Day 2: Tokyo

After breakfast, spend the day exploring the highlights of Tokyo! Go by the National Diet Building and Imperial Palace, and visit Tsukiji Outer Market, the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market where you can see around 330 fish markets, greengrocers and restaurants. Afterwards, drive by Kabukiza Theatre along the way to TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN® where you can explore Japan’s tallest structure freely (admission fee to TOKYO SKYTREE® observation decks not included). From there, head to the old downtown area of Asakusa for Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest temple, and Nakamise Shopping Street.

After lunch at a local restaurant, board the Tokyo Bay Cruise. Lastly drive-by Tokyo Tower and Omotesando, before reaching Meiji Jingu Shrine, which is surrounded by lush greenery in this busy capital city and you can learn about Japan’s ancient religion. The tour will finish upon arrival at Shinjuku.

Day 3: Tokyo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a full free day at leisure in Tokyo.

Day 4: Tokyo – My. Fuji – Hakone

After breakfast, pack a small overnight bag as your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to your hotel in Kyoto. Travel by coach up to 2,300 meters on Japan’s highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, to see a spectacular view.

After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. The view of Mt. Fuji in the background from Lake Ashi is iconic in Hakone. Lastly, take a ride on Mt. Komagatake Ropeway to the peak of Mt. Komagatake for a stunning panoramic view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji.

After the tour, transfer from Hakone-en to your accommodation in Hakone.

Day 5: Hakone – Kyoto

Have breakfast at your ryokan and then make your own way from Hakone to Odawara Station to board the bullet train bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, make your own way to your accommodation.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time at leisure in Kyoto.

Day 6: Kyoto

Following breakfast, tour the main sites of Kyoto in the morning. Visit Nijo Castle, with its impressive massive stone walls and elaborate gates, and Kinkaku-ji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion. Also stop by Kyoto Imperial Palace which is renowned as a pinnacle for its simplicity of Japanese architecture.

The afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 7: Kyoto – Kansai Airport

Have breakfast at your hotel. Spend part of the day exploring Kyoto at your own leisure, until it is time to depart to Kansai Airport via shared taxi.

Pick up time is approximately 4 hours prior to your flight.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $2,177

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information


Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us.

  • English speaking guide included on day tours only
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Sightseeing tours specified on the itinerary
  • Transportation specified on the itinerary
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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"We have recently returned from our trip to China & Japan and all we can say is AMAZING!!! what a trip, it certainly ticked all the boxes for us and much much more. China’s amazing history, diverse Ethnic minority regions, food, accommodation and spectacular scenery was more than we had hoped for. Japan is equally an amazing country where tradition blends with modern day, the tour was fantastic from start to finish, one week is not enough in Japan, we will definitely be going back. Thanks to you Nicole, all tours went without a glitch and were well organised, we found our hotels and meals of a high quality, all our local guides were helpful, knowledgeable, very friendly and efficient, in other words JUST GREAT. Once again thanks to the assistance and advice from you and Get About Asia, we were able to experienced China’s & Japan’s magnificent spenders and have a great value for money holiday. We highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience the real China & Japan. " — Interno, Gallace and Larubina Family, Melbourne, June 2019

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