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 exploration of classic Japan, get to know the modern metropolis of Tokyo, historic Kyoto, the street food capital of Osaka and the peaceful retreat of Hakone. We will arrange cultural highlights like privately guided tours so that you will be able to truly immerse yourself into the country’s history, culture and character.
Here is a flavour of what you can expect on your trip with us to Japan.
Depart Mar - May or Sep - Nov
Fly from Dublin to Tokyo, with a connecting flight in Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to your hotel in the centre of Tokyo. Spend four nights in Tokyo. We can recommend the best properties to rest your head during your time here.
In order for your holiday to be as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible,
We can include a private and personalised orientation session where you will be given everything you need to travel through Japan. One of our local representatives can meet you in the hotel and go through your itinerary in detail. You will also be given your passmo passes, rail tickets, tourists map and portable Wi-Fi device with unlimited data.
Allow us to reserve dinner for you in some of Tokyo’s best restaurants including Moonflower Sagaya Ginza Art.
The 8-seat restaurant features a permanent digital art installation by art collective teamLab. Specialising in seasonality and celebrating local wagyu beef in a unique way enables you to understand and appreciate of Japan's four seasons as you taste 12 intricate courses.
Allow us to arrange privately guided day trips to suit your interests.
Let us organise a full day private tour of Tokyo which will begin at Meiji Jingu Shrine before exploring popular districts such as Harajuku and Shibuya.
Take the impressive bullet train to Kyoto, famous for its classical Buddhist temples, mysterious Geisha and imperial palaces.
Stay for two nights in one of our partner hotels, from modern style properties to traditional ryokan.
Allow us to organise a full day private tour of Kyoto.
Start the day in Gion, where you may be able to catch a glimpse of the mysterious geisha. Then, travel to Yasaka-jinja Shrine and into Maruyama Park. No visit would be complete without seeing the Golden Temple, also known as Kinkaku-ji. Finish the day by exploring the Bamboo groves in Arashiyama.
If you are a foodie, we can organise a two night stay in Osaka, the street food capital of Japan.
Experience an exciting Osaka food tour by night, tasting popular street foods such as takoyaki, a Japanese fried snack made with octopus. Explore the basement food halls in Umeda, the markets of Tenma and tiny hole-in-the-wall venues that make Osaka so unique.
Allow us to organise an unforgettable two night retreat in Ryokan Hakone Ginyu.
Located high on the beautiful mountains of Hakone, this is perfect for those in search of peace and relaxation in the countryside. With the beautiful nearby Lake Ashi and wonderful views of Mount Fuji, Hakone Ginyu is a serene getaway among some of Japan’s most beautiful natural treasures.
We can tailor your trip to your preferences.
Allow us to organise activities to suit you, including samurai culture, traditional tea ceremonies and hiking trips to Mount Fuji.
You will be privately transferred to Osaka or Tokyo for your flight home. There will be a connecting flight in Hong Kong.
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.
The wonderful thing about Japan is that days can be filled endlessly wandering through the beautifully distinctive neighbourhoods. It is an undeniably cool place, wonderfully welcoming the preservation of tradition and embracing modernity. We know that exploring new places can be overwhelming and it is difficult to know where to start. So, we have put together a selection of what our ideal days of leisure would look like in Japan’s big cities.
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