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Do you dream of a holiday that pairs culture with nature, cities with tranquility? On this unforgettable itinerary to Japan and Bali, you'll get to experience the best of both worlds in Asia, from the shrines and cities of Japan to the rainforests and beaches of Bali. You'll begin this adventure in the futuristic Tokyo, before embarking on a journey through Japan's Golden Triangle and beyond! Afterwards, you'll head to Bali for an immersive escape in nature

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 14 day JR rail pass
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Gate Hotel
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Kai Hakone
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Hyatt Regency Osaka
  • 3 nights at the 5 star Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spa
Day 1-2
Fly from Tokyo to UK

After changing flights in Dubai, you've finally touched down in Tokyo for your Japan and Bali holiday! With your 14 day JR Rail Pass, you'll be able to travel smoothly by train to the centre of Tokyo from the airport, one of the fastest ways to get into the city. Once there, you can head straight to The Gate Hotel, where you can savour incredible views across the city from the stylish rooftop bar! 

Day 2-5
Tokyo

Tokyo is a dazzling display of the old and the new, a fusion of modern architecture and ancient temples. The centre of Japanese culture, this is the perfect first-stop on your journey around Japan for a fully-immersive flavour of this unique country. 

Step straight into Japan's food culture with a trip to the Tsukiji Market, Tokyo's iconic wholesale fish market. It's no secret that seafood is at the heart of Japanese cuisine, and what better way to enjoy this rich cuisine than with a Sushi Making class. Under the guidance of an expert chef, you'll learn how to make authentic Japanese sushi yourself - you'll be the envy of all your friends!

Sumo wrestling is both an ancient sport and the national sport of Japan, so you must watch a sumo practice on your Japan holiday. For a morning like no other, you can watch the wrestlers practise in one of Tokyo's training stables, whilst also picking up some moves yourself! Both these incredible excursions are included in your itinerary! 

Day 5
Road transfer from Tokyo to Hakone

Your time in Tokyo has come to an end, but there is much more of Japan left for you to see! Using your JR Rail Pass, you'll board a train to Hakone, set in amongst the spectacular Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. On a train journey through Japan'sglorious countryside, it won't be long before you've arrived in Hakone, where you'll be off to the 5-star luxury of Kai Hakone. A hot spring ryokan, you can relax in the therapeutic waters of the in-house spot springs before exploring this beautiful region! 

Stay at Kai Hakone
Day 5-7
Hakone

Hakone is a breath of fresh air after the fast-moving pace of Tokyo. In a tranquil setting within the mountainous Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone makes for a perfect wellness-focused escape on your Japan holiday.

Most famous for its abundance of hot springs - 20 in total! - you can experience the therapeutic effects of the water for yourself whilst in Hakone! From the Kai Hakone, you'll be able to relax in the ryokan's semi-open baths, where you can enjoy incredible views of Mount Yusaka from the comfort of the soothing water, ideal for a honeymoon in Japan.

To experience Japan's rich cultural heritage, a luxury travel expert can organise a trip to the Hakone Shrine for you. Underneath Mount Hakone along the glistening shores of Lake Ashi, the ginormous red torri gate in the water is great for an Instagram photo on your Japan holiday

Day 7
Road transfer from Hakone to Kyoto

After a tranquil time in Hakone, you're now looking forward to visiting Kyoto, Japan's cultural and historical hub. After catching a local train to Odawara, you'll board a train to Kyoto, using your JR Rail Pass. Once you've arrived, you'll be off to the Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto, the perfect place to explore Kyoto's vibrant old quarter on your Japan holiday!

Day 7-10
Kyoto

Kyoto is like looking through a window to Japan's rich past. Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto is the home to over 2,000 Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, as well as Gion, the famous Geisha district. 

There's no better way to jump right into Kyoto's rich culture than with a Tea Ceremony With An Experienced Maiko. Included in your itinerary, you'll meet a maiko (an apprentice Geisha) and learn about the fascinating Geisha world whilst indulging in delicious Japanese tea. 

Whilst on your Japan holiday, you must visit the Kinkaku-Ji temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. One of Japan's most iconic temples, the brilliant gold leaf exterior of the temple's upper two floors and the surrounding gardens and lake are simply beautiful, making it a perfect romantic destination on a honeymoon to Japan

Day 10
Road transfer from Kyoto to Hiroshima

After a fascinating time in Kyoto, you're now heading further south to Hiroshima. Boarding Japan's iconic bullet trains, you'll enjoy a beautiful journey through Japan's countryside by rail, before arriving at the Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima hotel in the heart of the city. Once you've unpacked your bags, have a tranquil swim in the hotel's swimming pool before getting ready to explore this famous city!

Day 10-12
Hiroshima

Despite it's haunting history, Hiroshima is a place of peace and harmony, a modern city that remembers it's ancient past. Divided by several rivers, this tranquil city has a slower tempo than its northern counterparts, and is definitely a must-see on your Japan holiday.

Included in your Japan itinerary is a visit to Miyajima Island, a sacred island located in Hiroshima Bay. Considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in Japanyou can visit this island and the tranquil Itsukushima Shinto Shrine. The Floating Torii Gate one of the most photographed spots in the country and it's no wonder why - the view across the water is simply breathtaking!

When in Hiroshima, we highly recommend you visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. A place for peace and reflection, the museum allows visitors to learn about the tragic effects of the atomic bomb on the city as well as the sheer resilience of the residents in rebuilding Hiroshima

Day 12
Road transfer from Hiroshima to Osaka

Your time in Hiroshima has sadly come to an end, but you're now looking forward to visiting Osaka, Japan's foodie capital! You'll once again board the bullet train for a journey back north to Osaka, marvelling at the beautiful Japanese landscape from the luxury of the train. It won't be long before you'll have arrived in this vibrant city, and are on your way to the luxurious Hyatt Regency Osaka. Once there, you can unwind and relax at the hotel's rejuvenating Treatment Salon. 

Day 12-14
Osaka

Osaka is Japan's second-biggest city, but is much more laid-back than it's energetic cousin, Tokyo. Known as 'Japan's Kitchen', Osaka is the perfect place to discover Japan's best culinary delights, from delectable sushi dishes to tantalising takoyaki. 

Plunge straight into the heart of this eclectic city with a visit to Dotonbori, a street filled with restaurants and bars lit with brightly-coloured LED lights. You can immerse yourself fully in this environment, discovering the iconic Kuidaore clown and the vivid LED Glico Man on your Japan holiday!

To learn about some of Osaka's rich cultural history, head to the majestic OsakaCastle, where you can learn about its fascinating history. Located in the centre of Osaka Castle Park, if you visit in the spring, you'll be able to see the world-famous cherry blossoms, perfect for a honeymoon in Japan! If you want to included any of these excursions on your Japan itinerary, then a luxury travel expert can organise this for you!

Day 14
Fly from Bali to Osaka

Your time in Japan has unfortunately come to an end, but you've had an incredible time on your journey around the country! However, your holiday isn't over yet! You'll catch the train one last time to the airport, before boarding your flight to Bali. As you start dreaming of lush rainforests and tranquil beaches, it won't be long before you'll have landed and will be on your way by private car transfer to the luxury Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Once you've arrived, you can soak up the spectacular rainforest views from the hotel's luxurious infinity pool. 

Day 14-17
Ubud

Simply put, Ubud is beautiful. Surrounded by lush rainforests, verdant rice fields and ancient temples in Bali's uplands, Ubud is the perfect place to experience Bali's rich culture and natural aesthetic. 

What better way to immerse yourself in nature on your Bali holiday than with a trip to Ubud Monkey Forest? Like a scene from The Jungle Book, you'll walk amongst ancient shrines through the dense tropical foliage of the rainforest, listening to the lively chatter of the monkeys all around you! 

Ubud is well-known for its traditional arts and crafts, so you must visit Ubud Market whilst staying in the town. With a selection of carved-statues, paintings and hand-made clothing on offer, you can some grab some authentic Bali souvenirs to remember your Bali holiday. A luxury travel expert can include these incredible excursions for you on your Bali itinerary!

Day 17
Road transfer from Ubud to Uluwatu

Your time in Ubud has unfortunately come to an end, but you're now off to the southern tip of Bali to the town of Uluwatu. You'll be met at the hotel by a private chauffeur, who will relieve you of your luggage and take you to the luxury Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spa - make sure to feast your eyes on the beautiful Bali landscape from the taxi. Once you've arrived, cool off from the tropical heat in the resort's refreshing outdoor pool!

Day 17-21
Uluwatu

When thinking of Bali's Bukit Peninsula, picture rugged coastlines, secret beaches and world-famous surfing spots. Located in the southernmost point of the island and home to the beautiful Padang Padang Beach, this spectacular region is definitely a must-see on your Bali holiday

An icon to the region, you should visit the Uluwatu Temple and Beach Caves when in Uluwatu. Perched remarkably on the edge of a cliff and home to a family of lively macaques, the Uluwatu Temple has sweeping views across the Indian Ocean and is a great way to experience the local culture of the region. 

Afterwards, you can explore the network of caves below the temple, a natural playground of warm, shallow, topaz water and pristine sand, perfect for a romantic afternoon with your loved one on a Bali honeymoon. If you'd like to include this excursion on your Bali itinerary, then a luxury travel expert can organise this for you. 

Day 21-22
Fly from UK to Bali

Your Japan and Bali holiday has sadly come to an end, but the luxury doesn't end here! You'll be met by your private chauffeur who will take your swiftly to the airport. Once there, you'll board you plane to Dubai, from where you'll catch your transfer flight back to the UK. As you take to the skies, you can reflect on what an incredible time you had in both Japan and Bali, and you'll start to plan where you next adventure will be. Wherever you decide to go, our luxury travel experts will be ready to create your next adventure in paradise...

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 14 day JR rail pass
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Gate Hotel
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Kai Hakone
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Hyatt Regency Osaka
  • 3 nights at the 5 star Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spa
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