Luxurious Japan - Private Luxury Japan tour package by Explorient

A Private Luxury Japan Journey – Tokyo – Nikko – Hakone – Takayama – Kanazawa – Kyoto – Nara

12 days / 11 nights – Departs Daily

Experience for yourself the One of a Kind private luxury journey to Japan. This luxuriously appointed program begins in the ultra-modern, yet ancient city of Tokyo, affectionately known as Edo, with glimpse of Capital’s major sights. Have a chance to enjoy a Sumida River Cruise from Asakusa to Hinode. Take an excursion to sacred Nikko to see Toshugu Shrine and other attractions in the area. Visit Mt. Fuji and indulge in an Imperial experience at the luxurious Gora Kadan Ryokan, famous for being the best traditional inn in all of Japan. Next, take a first class seat on an Shinkansen to the traditional towns of Takayama and Kanazawa to experience the distinctive regional cuisine, regional crafts, and ancient Gassho-style farm homes. Finally, conclude your Japan journey in yet another ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto, where you’ll enjoy inspiring visits to the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace Todaiji Temple. Experience a traditional Japanese Tempura dinner at a ryokan and a performance by Maiko (apprentice Geishas) dancers at Gion Corner.

From Tokyo’s glamorous Ginza shopping district to Shirakawa-go’s rustic wooden villages, Mt. Fuji’s breathtaking panorama to Hakone’s soothing hot-springs, Kyoto’s ancient imperial architectures to Kanazawa’s Nagamachi Samurai Houses — this one private luxury journey with absolutely the finest touches that will exceed your highest expectations.



  • 11 nights accommodations at the finest hotels in each city
  • Private Tour with Services of specially appointed, expert guides
  • Private Sedans used for all ground transportation
  • First-class seat on Shinkansen (bullet train)
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Select Lunches & Dinners per itinerary

TOKYO (4 nights)

  • 4 nights at THE PENINSULA TOKYO
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Extensive private sightseeing per itinerary
  • Sumida River Cruise

HAKONE (1 night)

  • 1 night at GORA KADAN RYOKAN
  • Set dinner at the Ryokan
  • Western lunch at Highland Resort
  • Private Mt. Fuji excursion
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi

TAKAYAMA (2 nights)

  • Bullet train from Odawara station to Nagoya on First Class seat
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Extensive private sightseeing per itinerary

KANAZAWA (1 night)

  • Meals per itinerary
  • Extensive private sightseeing per itinerary

KYOTO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at FOUR SEASONS KYOTO
  • Tempura dinner at Ryori Ryokan YOSHIKAWA
  • Other meals per itinerary
  • Evening Performance by Maiko dancers at Gion Corner
  • Extensive private sightseeing per itinerary

Autumn in Kyoto, Luxury Japan Vacation Package

Autumn in Kyoto, Japan

Takayama, Private Japan Tour

Bamboo Fountain in Zen Garden, Takayama

Miyajima, Luxury Travel Japan

Tori Gate, Miyajima


Day 1 Tokyo
Upon arrival, be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Tokyo
Full-day private sightseeing of Tokyo. Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market, Imperial Palace East Garden, Tokyo SkyTree. After a traditional Japanese or Sushi lunch, visit Edo-Tokyo Museum, Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade followed by a stroll through the glamorous streets of Ginza. (B,L)

Day 3 Tokyo (Nikko)
Full-day private excursion to Nikko, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting Toshogu Shrine and Lake Chuzenji. After a Western lunch at Nikko Lakeside hotel, visit Kegon Fall and Iroha Zig-zag Way. Return to the hotel. (B,L)

Day 4 Tokyo
Enjoy a free day at your leisure. (B)

Day 5 Tokyo / Hakone
This morning, depart by private car for Kamakura visiting the Kotoku-in Temple famous for its Great Buddha followed by Hasedera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (time permitting). Enjoy a stroll through Komachi Shopping Street with lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, proceed by road for Hakone. Enjoy a cable car ride on the Mt. Komagatake / Hakone Ropeway and a cruise on Lake Ashi. Proceed to the GORA GADAN and enjoy an unforgettable traditional Ryokan experience at Japan’s top Ryokan. Enjoy Onsen (Japanese hot spring bath) and Kaiseki Dinner at the resort. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Hakone / Takayama
After a traditional Japan breakfast at the Ryokan. Proceed to Odawara station and board a bullet train to Takayama. Traveling at well over 100 MPH, catch a glimpse of Japan’s coastal towns, lush Green Tea Plantations and inspiring Mountain Terrain. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure upon arriving the quaint, traditional town of Takayama. Accomodations at HONJIN HIRANOYA KACHOAN RYOKAN . (B)

Day 7 Takayama
This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Takayama town, visiting the Morning market in Takayama town, Yatai Kaikan Hall, and walk around in Hida Furukawa district plus a chance to sample some of the region’s fine Sake at a local Sake Brewery. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 8 Takayama / Kanazawa
This morning, drive to Kanazawa en-routing Shirakawa, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage village of Shirakawa-go Gassho, famous for its picturesque thatched-roof wooden farm houses. Arrive in Kanazawa in early evening and check in at HOTEL NIKKO KANAZAWA. (B)

Day 9 Kanazawa / Kyoto
After breakfast, enjoy private city sightseeing in the coastal town of Kanazawa, visiting Kenrokuen Garden, Nagamachi Yuzen-kan and Samurai House (Takada’s and Nomura’s). Transfer back to Kanazawa station and take a limited express train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, be met and the platform and transferred to your hotel by private taxi. (B)

Day 10 Kyoto
Full day private sightseeing in Kyoto and Nara, visiting Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion), Ryoanji Temple, Nijo Castle. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Kasuga Shrine, Todaiji Temple and Nara Park, home to over 1,000 free-roaming deer that grace its sacred grounds. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 11 Kyoto
Enjoy the day at your leisure. In the evening, transfer to the Ryori Ryokan Yoshikawa restaurant (or similar) for a traditional Japanese Kaiseki banquet with Maiko Performance. (B,D)

Day 12 Depart Kyoto
After breakfast, transfer to Osaka Airport by private vehicle for your departure flight onward. (B)


2017 Price Chart (Prices valid thru December 20th, 2017)


Per Person Price (Twin Sharing)

Luxury Accommodations as listed above


Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate


  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, separate luggage transfer between cities, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes Airfares. Special Economy and Business Class Fares available upon request.
  • Tour excludes personal expenses, beverages, and gratuities to guides & drivers
  • Black out dates apply. Contact us for details
  • Prices subject to change without notice


Tokyo - The Peninsula Hotel

Tokyo – The Peninsula Hotel

Hakone - Gora Kadan Ryokan

Hakone – Gora Kadan Ryokan

Takayama - Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

Takayama – Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan Ryokan

Kanazawa - Hotel Nikko

Kanazawa – Hotel Nikko

Four Seasons Hotel - Kyoto Travel

Kyoto – Four Seasons Hotel


  • Blissful Ryokan Stays at Gora Kadan and Honjin Hiranoya Kachaon
  • Private sightseeing of Tokyo including Tsukiji Fish Market, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple & Ginza
  • Private excursion to Nikko, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Private tour of Kamakura & Hakone
  • Private Sightseeing of Takayama including the UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawa-go Gassho Village
  • Kaiseki Banquet with Maiko Performance in Kyoto

Price Starting From: $16,500


“The Arrangements were FLAWLESS….I did not sense that the earthquake had any negative effect on our experience. On the contrary, the highlights were even more accessible .”

Chris Wulsin - New York

April 2011 (Japan)