Holiday Itinerary - Journey through Japan

Day 1: Tokyo, Japan.

Welcome to Japan’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for midafternoon check-in. 

Day 2: Tokyo.

Today’s sightseeing tour takes you to the MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Afterward, pass by the Imperial Palace Plaza, the State Guest House, the Akihabara district, and the famous Ginza shopping street. Your tour concludes with a visit to the ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and the NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in this cosmopolitan city. (B) 

Day 3: Tokyo.

This morning, leave Tokyo and head south along the coast to the beautiful Five Lakes region. Here, take a CABLE-CAR RIDE (weather permitting) for panoramic views of Lake Kawaguchi and spectacular Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. Return to Tokyo and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 4: Tokyo - Azumino - Matsumoto

Journey to the Nagano prefecture and stop at a WASABI FARM for a glimpse into how wasabi is grown. Tour the beautiful grounds and perhaps sample some of the unique offerings like wasabi noodles or wasabi chocolate.Then, it’s just a short drive to Matsumoto, gateway to the Japanese Alps. Visit famous MATSUMOTO CASTLE, dating back to 1593, and discover the history at the MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM. (B) 

Day 5: Matsumoto - Takayama

Continue through Japan’s beautiful mountain scenery to one of the country’s most remote regions, SHIRAKAWA. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the unique Gassho-Zukuri (joined hands) thatched houses can only be found here. This afternoon, journey through the Japanese Alps to the secluded town of Takayama, where old traditions are untouched by the passage of time. (B)

Day 6: Takayama - Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto, one of the most fascinating cities in Japan. The remainder of your day is free to explore. This evening, you may choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense). (B)

Day 7: Kyoto.

Enjoy a tour of Kyoto, visiting many of the city’s temples, shrines, palaces, and pagodas. A highlight of the day is a visit to the extraordinary NIJO CASTLE, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. You will also visit the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION and the HEIAN SHRINE AND GARDEN. (B) 

Day 8: Kyoto - Matsue

This morning travel the to the coast of the Sea of Japan. Visit the ADACHI MUSEUM OF ART to view Japanese style gardens and view paintings by one of the greatest Japanese painters, Yokoyama Taikan. Then, continue to Matsue to see MATSUE CASTLE and BUKE YASHIKI, a former samurai residence. (B) 

Day 9: Matsue - Hiroshima

En route to Hiroshima, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE and its famous FLOATING TORII GATE. Then, arrive in the city to visit the SHUKKEI-EN GARDEN, which dates back to 1620. (B)

Day 10: Hiroshima.

Hiroshima bears significant historic importance, for it was here that the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. Your tour features the PEACE MEMORIAL PARK to see the PEACE MEMORIAL. Commonly referred to as the Atomic Bomb Dome, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been preserved just as it was on August 6, 1945, immediately after the bombing. (B)

Day 11: Hiroshima - Osaka.

Your fascinating journey to Osaka, aboard one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS, is sure to be a highlight of your tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Japan’s second largest city. (B) 

Day 12: Osaka 

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. 

Note: Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable

Traditional ryokan stay

Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture and hospitality at a ryokan (Japanese inn). Your ryokan, Gion Hatanaka, features traditional touches— tatami mat floors, a thin sleeping mattress on the floor, and the chance to experience a Japanesestyle bath—as well as the modern convenience of a private bathroom. Included: transfers to/ from ryokan and from/to hotel in Kyoto; traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast.

NOTE: Request at the time of booking, as space is limited. See price box for supplement.

Departure dates 2020 : Journey through Japan (12 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price in black from £2765*

Travel 55 discount price in red from £2572*

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Tokyo to Osaka - tour 8600


Prices from*


Prices from* 

March 24, 31


August 25


April 7, 14


September 1, 22, 29


May 5, 26

October 13 £2765

*Dates & Prices above do not include international air travel. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement is available from £561. Ryokan supplement is available from £335 twin or £470 single supplement. Triple rooms are not available. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available; please call for details and prices. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos 

Cosmos Tours
Journey through Japan

7% discount - 12 days escorted tours

Discount prices start from only £2572

An enchanting mix of the traditional and modern: explore Tokyo’s bustling downtown and visit its ornate and colourful Buddhist shrines and temples.

See Hiroshima’s moving Peace Memorial Park, and then ride a speeding bullet train to Osaka.

This amazing Cosmos 12 day Journey through Japan comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

Tokyo Visit Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise Shopping Arcade.

Matsumoto  Visit Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum.

Shirakawa Visit Gassho-Zukuri houses.

Kyoto Visit Nijo Castle, Temple of the Golden Pavillion, and Heian Shrine and Garden; Japanese
tea ceremony.

Matsue Visit Adachi Museum of Art, Matsue Castle, and Buke Yashiki.

Hiroshima Visit Itsukushima Shrine, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, and Shukkei-en Garden.

Professional tour director

Transportation: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent

Tokyo - Shiba Park Hotel

Matsumoto - Alpico Plaza Hotel

Takayama - Associa Takayama

Kyoto - Daiwa Roynet Shijo Karasuma (

Matsue - Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu

Hiroshima - Hiroshima Tokyu REI 

Osaka - Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI 

Meals 11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (1) 

Everything you need


When it comes to showing you the best the world has to offer, Cosmos goes the extra mile! In addition to our private, first-class motorcoaches, we use a variety of transportation for an out-of-this-world experience! How do we do it? With a journey on a bullet train in Japan…a rickshaw ride in India…cruises on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or the Amazon River in Brazil, or the open-air safari vehicles in South Africa…and so much more! Plus, with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the boat on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!


After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel or safari lodge that is centrally located. We select hotels with the best guestrooms (always with a private bathroom), and service. Our hotels in Asia, Africa and South America include a full breakfast each day so you can start the day off right. See individual itinerary pages for hotel listings.


Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of the Exotics. Discover the wonders of historic Kyoto, Beijing, and Siem Reap…walk along Shanghai’s famous Bund…explore ornate temples in Bangkok…discover the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu…hand-feed giraffes in Nairobi…experience the Great Barrier Reef…and more. Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sites and parks with knowledgeable Local Guides and Driver/Guides who will bring each destination to life. See itinerary pages to learn what’s included in your holiday.

Leisure time

No one enjoys a holiday where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday where possible, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director and Local Guides can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many intriguing optional excursions.


Our free CosmosGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions for each destination. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need. 


At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides for the richest experience possible.

See individual tours for hotel listings and learn what is included in your holiday.


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