12 nights hotel accommodation (plus 1 night Ryokan accommodation)
Transfers and local transport
Tokyo, Matsumoto, Nagana, Toyama, Kyoto, Takamatsu, Osaka
Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
Includes touring and entrance fees
DAYS 1-3: TOKYO
Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel. Embark on a tour of the city, taking in a walk of a traditional neighbourhood, Yanaka, and a calligraphy class. Visit a famous bonsai museum and historic street market, as well as the Tokyo National Museum.
Hotel: Shinjuku Washington
DAYS 4-6: MATSUMOTO & YUDANAKA
Journey by train to Matsumoto, where you will tour a wasabi farm, art museum and castle. Travel by train to Obuse, and visit its museum and temple. Continue on to Yudanaka and arrive at your traditional inn or 'ryokan' for the night. Enjoy the onsite onsen and a traditional dinner. Explore the snow monkey park and visit Zenkoji in Nagano, one of Japan's most significant temples.
Hotel: Matsumoto Tokyu REI Hotel
DAYS 7-9: TOYAMA & KYOTO
Spend a day exploring scenic Chubu Sangaku National Park, a picturesque alpine area with towering mountain peaks. Travel to Kyoto and enjoy a free day getting to know the city's history, gardens and shrines. Take a market walk and visit an old merchant house.
Toyama Manten Hotel
Hotel: Ibis Styles Kyoto Station Hotel
DAYS 10-14: TAKAMATSU & OSAKA
Take a bullet train to Takamatsu, where you will join an udon noodle-making class and visit Ritsurin Park. Travel by ferry to Naoshima for lunch and an art gallery visit. In Osaka, enjoy a walking tour and free day to explore Osaka Castle or the observatory. On your last day, enjoy a farewell dinner before your departure transfer the next morning.
Hotel: Takamatsu Tokyu REI
Hotel: Cross Hotel Osaka