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Taste Japan Deluxe

“Did you know that Tokyo has more Michelin star awarded restaurants than any other city in the world?”

Join us on a luxurious journey of cultural experiences; Michelin star restaurants, world heritage sites, deluxe hotel and luxury ryokan stays. This five star culinary and cultural tour ‘Taste Japan’ is perfect for those who appreciate outstanding food, wine and beautiful surroundings. Japan has quite the reputation for culture and cuisine. No matter how often you’ve frequented a ‘foreign’ Japanese restaurant in your own country or on your travels, none will compare to what you are about to experience.

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Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days (Pre or Post Nights available on request)
Route: Tokyo - Kawaguchiko or Hakone (Mt Fuji) - Kyoto - Tokyo

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Dates: Available all year round
Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days (Pre or Post Nights available on request)
Starts: Tokyo
Ends: Tokyo
Route: Tokyo - Kawaguchiko or Hakone (Mt Fuji) - Kyoto - Tokyo
Tour Type: Self-Guided with Four days Private Excursions
Prices from: From €6,950/ £5,950/ US $7,300/ AU $9,670 per person (Single Supplement will apply)
Accommodation Category: 5* Deluxe

Experiences

An Exquisite Journey for the Senses

Let us lead you through Japan, sampling local delicacies and gourmet meals every step of the journey. Breakfast will be served at each deluxe hotel and ryokan, along with 2 Michelin Star lunches and 5 exquisite evening meals. From sake tasting at a local distillery, to private Teppan Yaki dining in a Tokyo 5* restaurant, you can be sure to savour every moment.

Luxury Hoshinoya Experience

Escape from the big city and immerse yourself into Japanese culture by travelling west to Hakone in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, famous for its striking natural beauty, natural hot springs, and stunning views of nearby Mt Fuji. Stay in Kai Hakone, a Hoshinoya Ryokan nestled into the mountainside near the Sukumo River. With its seamless transition into the natural landscape, you will not find a more traditional Japanese experience.

Back in Tokyo, transport yourself back to the deep Japanese countryside whilst in the middle the world’s biggest city. Tokyo Hoshinoya provides a unique experience of a ryokan in the center of a city, providing you with an oasis after a long day in the hubbub of the capital.

Local Wine and Sake Tasting

Travel to Yamanashi prefecture to taste the local wine made from indigenous pink-skinned Koshu grapes. Enjoy the crisp and elegant white wines with views of the Japanese Alps or Mt Fuji.

You will also have the chance to visit a sake distillery for a tour, with a tasting at the end!

Private Tokyo Guide on Day 2

After you spend your first day settling in, our local guide in Tokyo will meet you on your second day for a private tour. Whatever your interest, our bubbly guides will show you the best places to visit. If you are not sure, then don’t worry. We will give you recommendations with a list of places you shouldn’t miss!

Explore Kyoto with a local, like a local [Full day Private Guide and Private Car]

Exploring Kyoto with our expert guides, you can’t help but be taken in by the charm of the traditional wooden merchant houses or machiya (traditional townhouses) that form the façade of the street-front. As part of your tour you will have the rare and amazing chance to take part in an authentic tea ceremony in a local machiya, and walking tour of Gion with a geisha or maiko.

Evening meal with a Geisha – great insight into a mysterios Japanese culture

While in Gion, home of Geisha culture in Japan, you will have the rare opportunity to meet and chat with a Kyoto Maiko (young geisha). The story behind the Life of Geisha remains a mystery both inside Japan and out. Hear the tales of their daily life; why they decided to choose this path, what makes their world so different to the norm, and what their future might become. This session with a lovely evening meal, will be one of the most alluring moments of your trip. Unforgettable unimaginable beauty.

Chartered Luxury Transfers

Sit back, relax and travel in style with private vehicles and guides on all excursions, as well as 1st class seats reserved for you on all trains. 

Accommodation

Tokyo Okura Prestige

Two Nights

Combining East and West, OKURA Prestige is the perfect welcome to Japan. Luxurious Western style rooms are blended seamlessly with an elegant Japanese aesthetic, each showcasing a wonderful vista of Tokyo.

Kai Hakone

Two Nights

After the madness of Tokyo, sink into the peace of this beautiful mountain ryokan. With views of the Sukumo River from all rooms and semi-open hot spring baths blending into the vibrant landscape, Kai Hakone exudes the natural beauty for which Japan is so famous. Find local parquet woodwork in every room and allow yourself to be transported to the past.

Four Seasons (5*) or similar

Three Nights

Hidden away in Kyoto’s temple district and surrounded by traditional gardens, Four Seasons will bring you home to this beguiling city. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto a 800 year old pond garden, reflecting an abundance of natural light into rooms furnished to echo the landscape outside.

Tokyo Hoshinoya

Two Nights

From the moment guests arrive and slip off their shoes to step onto fragrant tatami mats, HOSHINOYA Tokyo, in the prestigious Otemachi district promises sublime and authentic Japanese ryokan hospitality. Native woods, natural stone, and subtle modern Japanese styles are what make the Hoshinoya brands stand out as world class leading luxury ryokans.

 

Whats included

DateService
Accommodation5 nights deluxe Western hotels, 4 night in traditional Japanese style accommodation (9 nights total)
TransfersAll transfers required for your tour as well as arrival & departure airport transfers to & from Tokyo hotel
Private Tour GuidesLocal English speaking tour guides in Tokyo & Kyoto
Entrance Fees
Included into all sights listed in itinerary
Cultural Activities/Experiences
  • Tokyo City Sightseeing with local guide
  • Kyoto City Sightseeing with local guide
  • Sushi-making Class & lunch
  • Private Teppan Yaki Dining in Tokyo’s 5* Restaurant!
  • Sake rice-wine tasting experience & tour at local sake distillery
  • Kyoto home cooking demonstration
  • Kyoto World Heritage sites
  • Evening with a Kyoto Geisha
  • Winery visit
  • Onsen hot springs
  • Kaiseki multi-course meals
  • 2 Mitchelin Star lunches
MealsBreakfast daily, 2 (5*) lunches, 5 (5*) evening meals
Other Inclusions:
  • Comprehensive Travel Pack
  • Local Emergency Contact
  • All Taxes & Accommodation Surcharges
  • Fixed Price Policy
  • No hidden costs
This package does not include:
  • International Flights [Arrange own flights into and out of Tokyo’s Haneda or Narita Airports – Always check the arrival date on your flight e.g. if flying from Europe/US, you will arrive into Tokyo the following day (depending on airline you use)]
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary. Generally, you can expect to pay 1,000yen for lunches and anything from 2,500yen for your evening meals.
  • Beverages consumed at any meal (Water served freely)
  • Baggage Handling (You are requested to carry your own bags so be careful when packing! You can arrange luggage forwarding on some journeys from your hotel desk by the reliable ‘Takkyubin Service’)
  • Tour Leader, Guide or Driver Gratuity – can be arranged among your group (Optional)

How to Book

Step 1: Booking Deposit

By paying your deposit today, you:

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  • Allow UJT team book all services
  • Can relax a little ……your job is almost done!

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Step 3: Final Payment Due 8 Weeks Prior

Your Essential UJT Travel pack will be couriered to your home address 2 weeks prior.

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Step 4: See you in Japan!

 

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