Essence of Japan

Breeze through central Japan on this one week trip and experience its world class public transport system. From the busy megalopolis of Tokyo to the heritage sites of Kyoto, see Japan's contrasting cultures of modern and traditional. Enjoy some relaxing time at the hot springs of Hakone and cross the captivating Lake Ashi on a pirate boat.

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9 days from RM4,342/pax

Discovery tour

  • Tokyo 4 days
  • Hakone 2 days
  • Kyoto 3 days

Highlights

  • Feel the excitement of bustling Tokyo
  • Explore the heritage sites of Kyoto
  • Relax at the hot springs of Hakone
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Japan's landscapes

Day to day

Day 1

Arrive Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo, where you will be welcomed by our airport representative who will assist you with transferring by shuttle bus to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2

Tokyo

Take the day to enjoy the best of Tokyo. Utilize your PASMO card and explore the megalopolis via its world class public transportation system. Check out the Senso‐ji and Ginza. Make your way through the areas of Asakusa, Shibuya and Shinjuku. See the iconic Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills.

Breakfast

Day 3

Tokyo

Another day at leisure to explore the city independently.

Breakfast

Day 4

Tokyo - Hakone

Transfer to Hakone by train. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation.

Relax in your yukata, or lightweight kimono, and dine on a sumptuous kaiseki multi course meal, served by kimono clad waitresses.

You will stay in a traditional Japanese-style ryokan accommodation, complete with tatami mats, shoji rice paper sliding doors and onsen baths.

Breakfast, dinner

Day 5

Hakone

Enjoy the day at leisure. Armed with your Hakone free pass, make your way throughout the Hakone National Park. Ride the world's second longest cable car up Mt Owakudani, eat an egg hard boiled in the sulfuric hot springs, and board a majestic replica pirate ship which will sweep you across the Lake Ashinoko. Throughout the day you will have the chance to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, but if you want to make sure to see it, drive all the way up to the 5th station.

Breakfast

Day 6

Hakone - Kyoto

Transfer to board the train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation.

Enjoy the day at leisure. Choose to explore Kyoto and roam around to see its 17 UNESCO Heritage sites.

Breakfast

Day 7

Kyoto

Enjoy a full day in Kyoto for independent sightseeing. Go around and visit its large collection of temples, shrines, tea houses as well as Japanese gardens around the city. Go through the Nishiko Shijo market, check out the Kimono fashion show in Nishijin or enjoy the natural scenery of Kyoto along the Huzugawa river.

Breakfast

Day 8

Kyoto

Enjoy the day at leisure around Kyoto. You may also choose to independently venture out of Kyoto to city the other cities like Osaka, Nara and Hiroshima.

Breakfast

Day 9

Kyoto - Depart Osaka

Enjoy some leisure time with independent activities.

Board your shuttle transfer to Kansai airport for departing flights.

Breakfast

Nishiko Market Nishiko MarketSenso-ji Temple, Tokyo Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo Ninomaru Palace at Nijo Castle Ninomaru Palace at Nijo CastleShibuya, Tokyo Shibuya, TokyoBlack eggs of Owakudani Black eggs of OwakudaniAutumn leaves at Heian Shrine Autumn leaves at Heian Shrine

Is your budget less than RM4,342 per person?

We can still help you

Our prices indicate how much this particular itinerary will cost at a certain level of accommodation. Tell us your requirements and we will try to adjust the tour to fit within your budget.

Here are some suggestions that we can use to reduce the cost of your holiday:

  • Travel during off-peak seasons
  • Arrange a shorter trip
  • Reduce the amount of guided sightseeing to allow you to explore on your own
  • Find cheaper accommodation
  • Try to find some friends to travel with, as travelling with more people will generally decrease the cost per person

Tell us your travel requirements and we will tailor a package to suit your needs. We generally offer holidays that are a minimum of one week. If you are looking for shorter, more local holidays, take a look at our other website Sedunia Holidays too.

Deluxe option
twin sharing basis
land only

# of travellersPrice
2 to goRM4,417 per person
4 to goRM4,375 per person
6 to goRM4,342 per person
Villa Fontaine

Hotel: Villa Fontaine in Tokyo
Rating: 2 star

Ichinoyu Honkan

Hotel: Ichinoyu Honkan in Hakone
Rating: 3 star

New Miyako

Hotel: New Miyako in Kyoto
Rating: 3 star

First class option
twin sharing basis
land only

# of travellersPrice
2 to goRM6,009 per person
4 to goRM5,967 per person
6 to goRM5,933 per person
Park Hotel Tokyo

Hotel: Park Hotel Tokyo in Tokyo
Rating: 4 star

Yugiriso Ryokan

Hotel: Yugiriso Ryokan in Hakone
Rating: 4 star

Granvia

Hotel: Granvia in Kyoto
Rating: 4 star

Is your budget more than RM6,009 per person?

We can make your trip extra special

Our prices indicate how much this particular itinerary will cost at a certain level of accommodation. If you budget is higher, we can tailor your holiday to make it more memorable.

Here are some suggestions we can make:

  • Include return First or Business class flights
  • Increase the length of stay, either before or after a tour
  • Go on additional excursions or tours
  • Sleep in higher standards of accommodation, or larger suites
  • Travel during peak seasons

Tell us your travel requirements and we will tailor a package to suit your needs.

What to expect

  1. Request your holiday

    Send in your request either by using the form on the right or by calling us on +603 2142 0222. Tell us what kind of holiday you would like so we can design a holiday to suit your requirements.

  2. Discuss

    After your initial enquiry, we will get back to you within 24 hours. We may need to ask you for more details or to offer some suggestions and advice on your tour to suit your interests and budget.

  3. Refine

    We will then work together with you to further refine your holiday until you get exactly what you want. We will then send you a detailed itinerary by email along with a quote.

  4. Confirmation

    Once you are satisfied you can confirm your holiday. We will keep in touch with you to make sure you are ready for your holiday, or if you have any additional questions.

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    You can call us on Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

  • Do you offer insurance?

    We offer comprehensive insurance coverage with all our tours. However you can opt for your own coverage if you wish.

  • Why can't I organise this trip myself?

    You can. However what we can offer is the reassurance of our professional service so you don't have to worry if anything goes wrong. For example, if a flight is delayed, it is up to us to rearrange the flight.

    We handle all your problems, leaving you time to enjoy your holiday.

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