This itinerary includes mid-range Western-style hotels (approximately three star) in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Breakfast is included every day.
In Hakone National Park you will stay in a ryokan. Like hotels, ryokan vary in grade and price. In general, guest rooms have sliding doors, paper screens and tatami reed-mat flooring, and you'll sleep on thick futon mattress placed directly on the floor. Most guest rooms do not have en-suite bathrooms; instead there are communal, gender-separated hot spring baths, sometimes open air, great for relaxing in after a long day of sightseeing. But the real highlight of any ryokan stay is the food. Included dinners consist of a dozen or so intricate, seasonal dishes. At higher end ryokan, dinner is served privately in your guest room.
Tokyo: Washington Shinjuku
Hakone: Ichinoyu Susukinohara
Kyoto: Daiwa Roynet Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
Osaka: Osaka View Hotel Honmachi
We have Superior grade (approximately four stay) accommodation available at the following hotels, for the additional cost of £1,440 per person.
Yokohama: The Yokohama Bay Tokyu
Hakone: Kowakien Tenyu
Kyoto: Nikko Princess Hotel Kyoto
Osaka: Swissotel Nankai Osaka
For an additional £2,080 per person, you can upgrade your accommodation from Classic to Deluxe (approximately five star).
Tokyo: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Hakone: Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa
Kyoto: Okura Kyoto Hotel
Osaka: Marriott Miyako Osaka
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