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Japan is a fascinating land of contrasts, an engaging combination of futuristic cities, ancient culture and stunning natural landscapes. From the white sandy beaches of Okinawa, and the mountain hot springs of Hakone, to the tranquil beauty of Kyoto and the big city excitement of Tokyo; each region of Japan has something special to offer.

On this page we've put together a number of suggested routes for you intended to showcase some of the best, biggest and most beautiful places that Japan has to offer. It's the ideal place to browse if you're looking for ideas, or want to check that an itinerary you have in mind in achievable.
7+ days

Hokkaido Grand Northern Tour

Sapporo - Furano/Biei - Otaru - Noboribetsu - Hakodate
Spend a relaxing week in Hokkaido - the perfect destination for nature lovers, skiing fanatics, and anyone who wants to escape the humid heat of Japan’s more southerly cities during the summer months.
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11 days

The Japanese Alps

Tokyo - Matsumoto - Kamikochi - Nagano - Yudanaka - Nozawa Onsen - Tokyo
Take this route up into the Japanese Alps, the roof of Japan, for ten plus days spent hiking, skiing and soaking in some of the most scenic locations in Japan - with a couple of more offbeat destinations, such as a ninja theme park and a wasabi farm, thrown in for good measure.
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11 days

The Kansai Grand Tour

Osaka - Kobe - Kyoto - Uji - Nara - Mt. Koya - Kumano Kodo
Modern and traditional battle for ascendancy in this trip, which starts in Osaka and Kobe before stepping back in time to Japan’s former Imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara, and concludes with an overnight temple stay and pilgrimage trail deep in Japan’s spiritual heartland of Wakayama.
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11 days

The Extended Golden Route

Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Ise - Kyoto – Nara – Osaka – Tokyo
The loop from Tokyo to Kyoto via Mt. Fuji in Hakone is one of the most popular sightseeing routes for tourists in Japan. Shake things up a bit by stopping off en route to visit Japan's most sacred Shinto shrine, Ise Jingu, shrouded by mysterious misty forests, and ama female pearl divers in central Ise.
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