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Classic Japan by Rail

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Osaka

Best time to travel
Oct – Jun
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
All
From (incl flights)
€6,999 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Tokyo and home from Osaka.
  • All private transfers, assigned seats aboard the Green Class carriage of the bullet train and Hakone Transport Pass.
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka.
  • Guided tours of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as a street food tour of Osaka.
  • Luxury luggage forwarding service to make your journey through Japan comfortable and convenient.
  • Orientation meeting in Tokyo where you will be provided with a portable Wi-Fi device, in-depth recommendations and maps as well as your PASMO pass for the metro.
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations at the finest restaurants in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. We’ve also arranged a kaiseki dining experience in your luxury ryokan in Hakone.
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Introduction

Japan perfectly embraces the juxtaposition of traditional and modern throughout its distinctive cities and neighbourhoods. Get lost in its wonderful contrasts and spend days at leisure wandering through beautiful temple gardens and historic streets, characterful izakaya and futuristic hubs. On this suggested itinerary, embark on a classic exploration of Japan, getting to know the modern metropolis of Tokyo, historic Kyoto, the street food capital of Osaka and the peaceful mountain retreat of Hakone.

Luxury bespoke services

Japan’s incredible culture and character is wonderfully rewarding but difficult to discover. With OROKO, we have visited Japan numerous times and know what it takes to ensure the most seamless experience. Combatting language barriers and distinct cultural differences, it is paramount to have experience and luxury services on your side. That is why we have partnered with outstanding local guides and arranged comprehensive services like portable Wi-Fi devices, in-depth recommendations and maps, transport passes, seat selection aboard bullet trains and luxury luggage forwarding services. We will be with you every step of the way.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Tokyo

Your private driver and guide will be waiting to take you to your luxury hotel for your three night stay.

Receive an in-depth welcome orientation.

Your guide will provide you with your PASMO pass, portable Wi-Fi device with unlimited data and in-depth maps and recommendations. You’ll visit the metro station together to learn the best and fastest routes for sightseeing.

Tokyo, Japan
Explore the futuristic metropolis of Tokyo with your local guide.

Create a bespoke itinerary of your favourite sites. Visit the glorious Hamarikyu Gardens, take the boat along the river and visit sites like Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo Tower and the Meiji Shrine.

Senso-ji Temple Japan
Discover the unique neighbourhoods.

Visit the iconic districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku, buy ancient woodblock prints in Asakusa, explore the foody streets of Kappabashi and enjoy delicious seafood snacks in Tsukiji Market.

Tokyo Shinjuku
Sample Japan’s finest restaurants.

In Tokyo and throughout your stay, we will provide recommendations and reserve seats in the best eateries to sample iconic cuisine like kaiseki, ramen, udon, tempura, sushi and shabu shabu.

Sushi
Transfer to Hakone aboard the bullet train.

We’ve arranged seats aboard the luxury carriage of the bullet train. After a short journey, use your Hakone Transport Pass to take a scenic drive to your beautiful mountain ryokan for your one night stay.

Lake Ashi, Hakone
Enjoy an authentic ryokan experience.

On arrival, change into traditional yukata robes and enjoy a welcome matcha tea and mochi whilst admiring the views. Check into your luxury room and bathe in your private natural springs onsen.

Hakone Gora Byakudan
Sample delicious kaiseki cuisine.

After an afternoon of relaxation or perhaps exploring Lake Ashi and the mountainous surroundings, enjoy a private kaiseki experience. Sample delicious seasonal produce and unique dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat.

Hakone Gora Byakudan
Transfer to Kyoto via bullet train.

Take the bullet train to the ancient city and check in to your hotel for your four-night stay. Start exploring Kyoto’s marvellous sites, visit ancient ceramic workshops and grab some delicious onigiri and shrimp tempura in Nishiki Market.

Kyoto pathway
Discover Kyoto’s temples and geisha district with your local guide.

Discover the outstanding beauty of the Golden Temple, tranquillity of the Ryoan-ji Gardens and ancient streets of Gion. Stop to enjoy a traditional yakitori lunch in a hidden izakaya.

Kyoto temple
Depart for Osaka, the culinary capital, via bullet train.

Take the bullet train to Osaka and check in to your hotel for your two-night stay. Set out on a guided tour of the city’s finest eateries serving delicious okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, gyoza and kushikatsu.

Osaka at night
Depart for the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo features stunning views of Tokyo and is conveniently located near the Japan Imperial Palace, Hamarikyu Gardens and Tokyo Tower.

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Cross Hotel Kyoto

Cross Hotel Kyoto

Cross Hotel is a centrally-located property in Kyoto. Luxury interiors pays homage to classic Kyoto design, integrating traditional furnishings with modern embellishments and luxury touches.

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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

The stylish Hotel Kanra Kyoto offers spacious rooms with a mix of traditional Japanese and modern Western décor. The hotel is located in a convenient location, just a 12-minute walk from Kyoto station.

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Hakone Gora Byakudan

Hakone Gora Byakudan

The region of Hakone is famed for its beautiful countryside and spectacular views. The concept of Hakone Gora Byakuden is to provide guests with luxury accommodation surrounded by nature.

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Swissotel Nankai Osaka

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka

Situated in the heart of vibrant Osaka, Swissôtel Nankai is ideally placed for those looking to explore Osaka’s bustling city. The luxury property is located in a modern high rise building in the entertainment district.

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What people are saying

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Lisa & family – Florence, 2022

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