Duration: 11 nights
Destinations: Kobe, Lake Biwa, Amanohashidate, Kinosaki Onsen, Tottori, Kurashiki, Osaka
Recommended Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Price: from £1,595 pp

Immerse yourself in Western Japan’s rich culture, history and nature with this itinerary, designed for those who want to relax while enjoying Japan’s abundant natural beauty, including lakes, hot springs and the coast. Start off in Kobe, a glittering port town that stretches out between the sea and the mountains, before heading to beautiful Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake. Spend a couple of days enjoying the tranquil lakeside atmosphere before venturing towards the Sea of Japan coast. Here see one of Japan’s designated “three best views” at Amanohashidate, literally ‘bridge to heaven’. Next move west along the coast to the attractive hot spring resort at Kinosaki. Don your yukata (cotton kimono) and sample the soothing waters of the many onsen bathhouses, then have a delicious dinner prepared for you at your ryokan, where you will sleep on comfortable futons. Continue further west to coastal Tottori, famous for its sand dunes and impressive sand sculptures.  From here travel to the delightful town of Kurashiki, rich in tradition and crafts. At the end of your trip, enjoy the last night of your adventure in the buzzing modern city of Osaka.

Download our brochure here: Japan: Coast to Coast brochure and our Reservation Form here: Reservation Form

 

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Visits to Kobe, Lake Biwa, Amanohashidate, Kinosaki Onsen, Tottori, Kurashiki and Osaka
  • Travel on Japan’s famous Bullet Train
  • 7 day Hokuriku-Kansai Area Rail Pass
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport
  • Airport transfers from/to Kansai International Airport (Osaka)

 

HOW OUR INDEPENDENT TOURS WORK

Enjoy independent travel but not the hassle of planning? One of our Independent Tours could be just the ticket. Carefully put together by our team of specialists, our excellent collection of sample itineraries are designed to inform and inspire your next Japan adventure. Every one of our Independent Tours is fully tailor made for you, ensuring your trip is everything you want it to be.

It’s quite straight forward to travel independently in Japan. We will provide just the right amount of support and logistical planning to make you feel comfortable in a very foreign land. These itineraries are available for any departure date (with a few exclusions which coinciding with Japanese National Holidays and some weekends). We’ll do all the work for you and provide you with an information pack to make your trip run smoothly. You can also add guided tours as indicated and if you do want your own personal guide we can arrange this too.

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If you’re interested in this itinerary, please let us know the following and we will get back to you with a quote:

  • Your proposed dates of travel
  • Your preferred grade of accommodation (e.g. 3*, 4*, or 5*)
  • Your preferred room type (e.g. Double, Twin or Singles)
  • How many adults and children this is for (and the age of the children at the time of travel)

 

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ItineraryLocation GuideAccommodationInclusions

Japan: Coast to Coast Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Japan, Meet & Greet at Kansai International Airport (Osaka)

Welcome to Japan! Our friendly Meet & Greet service representative will be waiting in the Arrivals lobby for you and will direct you to the express train to Kobe. Check in to your clean and comfortable hotel in central Kobe for 1 night.

Day 2: Kobe to Lake Biwa

Transfer by train to beautiful Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake, near Kyoto. Explore the lovely castle town of Hikone before taking a boat ride on the lake and stop off at scenic Chikubushima, one of the 3 islands dotted around the lake. Check in to your hotel here for 2 nights.

Day 3: Lake Biwa at leisure

Relax on the lakeside today, or pay a visit to the historical town of Nagahama. For spectacular views, take a cable car to the summit of Mt Hiei, one of Japan’s holiest mountains. Here you can see the temple of Enryakuji, now a World Heritage Site.

Day 4: Lake Biwa to Amanohashidate

Head towards the Sea of Japan coast to Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s top scenic spots. This sandbar lined with pine trees is named ‘bridge of heaven’ as it seems to connect the earth to the sky. Take a leisurely stroll across the white sand to the other side of the bay, or get a bird’s eye view from the hill-top park. Check in to your accommodation here for 2 nights.

Day 5: Maizuru/Ine Day Trip

Today why not take a scenic train ride along the coast to the castle town of Maizuru? Alternatively you may like to visit the sleepy fishing village of Ine on the Tango Peninsula, and see the pretty wooden boathouses as you cruise around the turquoise waters of the bay. Return to Amanohashidate tonight.

Day 6: Kinosaki

Transfer to the charming hot spring resort town of Kinosaki, where according to legend, storks bathed in the restorative waters to heal their wounds. For the next 2 nights you will stay in a traditional ryokan with its own onsen baths. In the evening, take a stroll around town’s willow-lined streets, wearing a yukata (casual kimono) provided by your ryokan. Dinner at your ryokan is included both nights.

Day 7: Kinosaki

Today you may like to sample some more of the town’s public baths, of which there are seven you can try out. Later on, take the ropeway up Mt Daishi for spectacular views – halfway up is the temple to the patron of Kinosaki town, where all visitors used to be required to pay their respects before enjoying the town’s hot springs! 

Day 8: Kinosaki to Tottori

Hop on the train again and head further west along the coast to the city of Tottori. Just outside the city you will find one of the area’s most famous sightseeing spots, Tottori Sand Dunes, where you can take a camel ride and admire views of the Sea of Japan, and check out the museum of amazing sand sculptures. Later on take a stroll round the beautiful garden at Kannon-in temple. Near to the ruins of the city’s former castle and a park of cherry trees, you will find a Western-style mansion built for Emperor Taisho. For dinner, why not try some of the area’s famous seafood?

Day 9: Tottori to Kurashiki

Head off after breakfast to the attractive canal town of Kurashiki by train, where you will stay for the next 2 nights. Take a stroll along Kurashiki’s beautiful canals and visit a selection of traditional, feudal era warehouses that have been converted into an eclectic collection of museums, the finest of which is the Ohara Museum. Historically known for its textile production, Kurashiki is now known as Japan’s denim capital, and you will find many shops selling locally produced denim garments, and you can even sample the local “denim ice-cream”.

Day 10: Kurashiki

Spend a further day exploring picturesque Kurashiki, or travel further afield to the castle town of Okayama, where you will also find one of Japan’s top gardens.

Day 11: Osaka

Leave Kurashiki and travel to Osaka, Japan’s third largest city, where you will stay tonight. Spend the day enjoying the sights of Osaka including the lively Dotonbori district for shopping, eating and entertainment, Osaka castle and the wonderful Osaka aquarium. On your last night in Japan, sample some of the Kansai region’s culinary specialities, such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki.

Day 12: Return Home – Kansai International Airport

Transfer to Kansai International Airport (Osaka) for your flight home.

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Japan: Coast to Coast Location Guide

Kobe

The beautiful port city of Kobe may be best known abroad as the source of Kobe beef, but has much more to offer. Its history as one of Japan’s busiest ports has given the city an international feel, which can be appreciated within the lively Chinatown and the district of Western-style residences. The dramatic Rokko Mountain Range rises sharply behind the city, offering hiking trails with spectacular views of the city and the sea.

 

Lake Biwa

Northeast of Kyoto lies Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan, named for its similar shape to the biwa (Japanese lute). As well as being treasured for its natural beauty, the area is historically important due to its trade links and proximity to the old capital of Kyoto, and you will find numerous fascinating castles and temples to explore whilst here. 

 

Amanohashidate

While the coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture receives less focus as a tourist destination than the city of Kyoto, it is home to one of Japan’s top scenic views. According to myth, the god who created Japan used a ladder to go between heaven and earth – one day this ladder fell to earth and became Amanohashidate. This pine tree-covered sandbar stretches across the bay, and has been celebrated for its beauty throughout the centuries, and depicted by woodblock print artists. From here you can also explore the pretty towns and villages in the area.

 

Kinosaki Onsen

Renowned throughout Japan and internationally as one of the country’s best hot spring destinations, the charming town of Kinosaki is a place to relax. Enjoy strolling the willow-lined streets as you wander from bathhouse to bathhouse, clad in your yukata (cotton kimono).

 

  

Tottori

The rural prefecture of Tottori, located on the Sea of Japan coast, is home to a range of natural wonders, including the famous Tottori Sand Dunes. Here you have the opportunity to ride camels along the coastline. Tottori is a top place for seafood, including crab and tuna. From here you can also visit the amazing gardens of the Adachi Museum of Art which have been named the best garden in Japan annually since 2003 by the Journal of Japanese Gardening.

 

 Kurashiki

In the Edo period Kurashiki was an important trading town for rice and later becoming known for textiles. Having largely escaped World War II bombing, much of Kurashiki’s old storehouses, mills and shops remain in good condition. With arching bridges and weeping willows flanking the Edo period canal, Kurashiki will give you a sense of where people lived and worked in old Japan.

 

Osaka

Known as the “kitchen of Japan”, Osaka is renowned for its warm-hearted, lively locals. Osaka Castle dominates the city as the old mixes with the very modern skyline, and the aquarium is not to be missed. The city comes alive at night with endless opportunities to wine, dine and party.

 

 

 

 

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A selection of accommodation in Kobe

Hotel Lasuite Kobe Harborland is conveniently located in the centre of Kobe, making it a fantastic base for sightseeing. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from JR Kobe station or 4 minutes walk from Minato-Motomachi Subway Station. Every room has an ocean view terrace, and guests can relax and enjoy a sweeping view of the beautiful scenery of the Port of Kobe embraced by the sea breeze. Inside the hotel are two restaurants, a bar and a bakery, which also provides baked goods for breakfast. There is also a spa for guests to enjoy. Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland is the first hotel in Japan to receive entry into the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Hotel Okura Kobe

Kobe
Superior

Hotel Okura overlooks Kobe Port, a 10 minute walk from JR/Hanshin Motomachi station and 5 minutes walk from Kobe Subway Minato-Motomachi station. The Rokko Mountains serve as a backdrop, reflecting the changes of the seasons as the blue sea stretches out before you. Hotel Okura is an ideal spot for relaxation while you are in Kobe. Near the hotel are other symbols of Kobe’s history as a port city, including Nanking-machi (Kobe’s China Town) and the Former Foreign Settlement.

Within the hotel are 5 restaurants and a bar, serving Chinese and French dishes in addition to Japanese cuisine. For breakfast, Hotel Okura Kobe offers a Western style buffet, Japanese set menus and room service. Guests can use the fitness suite, which is equipped with various training machines, a tennis court and a 25m all-weather indoor swimming pool.

This casual hotel offers guest rooms that combine a refined elegance with modern practical amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay. All guest rooms are non-smoking, offer free WiFi internet and are equipped with high quality Simmons pocketed coil spring mattresses. The stylish streetlife is near at hand, while the hotel’s central location makes it a great base for exploring the multicultural city of Kobe. The historical district of Kitano Ijinkan is a 10 minute walk away, and the central train station is 5 minutes on foot. Breakfast is buffet-style, with a variety of both Japanese and Western items.

Hotel Villa Fontaine Sannomiya has an atmosphere that mixes the classical with a touch of the modern, a perfect fit for the port city of Kobe. Conveniently located in the centre of the city, Kobe’s many delicious restaurants are easily accessible from the hotel. Train stations for various lines (JR, Hankyu, Hanshin and subway) are about a 5 minute walk away. Hotel Villa Fontaine Sannomiya has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

Guest rooms are fully air-conditioned, and free Wi-Fi is provided. The breakfast is buffet-style, featuring freshly baked bread, soup, salad, and other accompaniments.

A selection of accommodation at Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Lake Biwa
Superior

Situated on the shores of Lake Biwa, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel offers 529 guest rooms with lake views (36.2m2), 7 restaurants and an outdoor pool. A blend of harmony and scenery make the hotel one of Otsu’s symbolic sites. Rooms on the Lake Floor (floors 5 – 20) are designed in the image of the bright, refreshing water of Lake Biwa, while the design concept of the Sky Floor on floors 21 – 32 is “Sky Chic”, and features guest rooms that have been designed to reflect of the views of the sky and lake visible from the rooms for a high quality atmosphere and the feel of a resort. Free WiFi is available in all guest rooms.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel boasts a wide selection of restaurants, bars and lounges, serving everything from afternoon tea to sake and cocktails, fresh baked goods to delicious Japanese, Chinese and French dishes.

The hotel offers easy hotel-front access to lake sightseeing cruises, as well as bicycle rental. In summer guests can also enjoy the hotel’s 90 m x 23 m outdoor pool.

 

Hotel Tetora Otsu

Lake Biwa
Standard

Set in a modern building directly connected to Otsu train station, this casual hotel is perfectly located for enjoying the charms of Lake Biwa.

The straightforward guest rooms have wood furnishings, and come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and a fridge. An informal restaurant serves local fare and offers a Japanese and Western-style breakfast buffet. Free coffee is available in the lobby.

A selection of accommodation at Amanohashidate

Genmyoan

Amanohashidate
Deluxe

From its sweeping hilltop views, to its architect-designed Japanese-style rooms and exquisitely prepared meals, Genmyoan is superlative in every way, making it the jewel of the region. Perched high above the bay, enjoy the best views of this naturally beautiful area from your room, as well as from the hot spring baths as you enter a new world of extraordinary relaxation.

Genmyoan is comprised of 17 guest rooms designed by the esteemed architect Tatsuo Mori, marrying traditional Japanese interiors with sophisticated modern sensibilities. The simple craftsmanship of a tea house can be glimpsed in the sliding doors and traditional tatami mats that make up every room. The grand views becomes part of your dining enjoyment as you savour the exquisite cuisine of local and seasonal delicacies, served to you in your own private room. All of this combined with exceptional hospitality make for an exceedingly special experience.

Amanohashidate Hotel

Amanohashidate
Superior

A spa resort where you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Amanohashidate from your room and from the large public outdoor hot spring bath. Western style rooms as well as traditional Japanese-style rooms with tatami mat floors and futon beds are available at this ryokan inn, located just 1 minute on foot from the train station. All guest rooms offer scenic views of the bay, and are equipped with air conditioning, a TV, free WiFi, a fridge and a safe.

Enjoy a relaxing experience at this ryokan inn as you unwind in the sauna, and soak in the indoor and outdoor hot springs. The ryokan’s excellent location makes for easy sightseeing of all the area’s main sights either on foot or by the property’s rental bicycles. For dinner and breakfast guests are served exquisite Kyoto-style Japanese kaiseki dishes and European cuisine that are made with fresh seasonal seafood and meat.

Minshuku Jinpuso

Amanohashidate
Standard

Set in a garden and with views of the Asoumi Sea, this relaxed hot spring inn is a 3-minute walk from Amanohashidate Station and 2 km from Amanohashidate, a scenic sandbar with beaches and pine trees.

Airy rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus futons, tatami mats and chabudai dining tables. Upgraded rooms have terraces and sea views. Amenities include a cosy restaurant with a wood-beamed ceiling, plus a lounge, and 2 gender-segregated indoor bathhouses with hot spring water.

A selection of accommodation in Kinosaki Onsen

Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei

Kinosaki Onsen
Deluxe

With 98 Japanese and Western-style guest rooms, private onsen spa facilities, massage & aroma treatment salon, restaurant and more; the newest ryokan from Nishimuraya offers traditional Japanese-style elegance is perfect for individual travellers. Backed by a wooded hillside, this ryokan is 7 minutes’ walk from Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway and 2 km from the station.

Minimalist, traditional rooms with tatami floors and comfy futons come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, minifridges and teamaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add forest views, or balconies with hot tubs. A delicious dinner of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as Tajima beef and snow crab, is served in-room. After your meal soak in the ryokan’s main bath or use your free onsen pass to visit the 7 hot spring bath-houses in town.

Higashi Yamasou

Kinosaki Onsen
Superior

This charming hot spring ryokan inn is located only a 4 minute walk from Kinosaki train station. Take advantage of the inn’s premier location to tour around the seven famous open-air public hot spring baths in Kinosaki, for which the ryokan staff provide free admission tickets. Guests are also provided with yukata, a casual cotton kimono to wear while strolling from bathhouse to bathhouse.

Higashi Yamasou offers cosy Japanese-style rooms with traditional tatami mat flooring and comfy futons. Dine on delicious dishes of Tajima beef or freshly caught crab, served in your private room. From the privacy of the inn’s two private open-air baths guests can enjoy a stunning view of the starlit night sky. The elegantly constructed private open-air bath creates a sense of separation from the stresses of everyday life.

 

Kobayashiya

Kinosaki Onsen
Standard

This serene inn is one of the oldest in Kinosaki, with 300 years of histroy, and was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan in 2015. Located a minute’s walk from the hot springs at Ichinoyu Bath, a 6-minute walk from Kinosaki Onsen train station and 9 minutes’ walk from the 13th-century Gokuraku-ji Temple. Sit back and as the lanterns flicker to life at dusk and watch people scurrying below between onsens in their yukata (casual kimono).

The Zen-like rooms come with tatami floors, futons, paper shoji screens and chabudai dining tables, as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Some rooms have views of the willow-lined canal, while others look on to a Japanese garden. Bathrooms are either shared or en suite. Dinner is served in-room. After your meal soak in the ryokan’s main bath or use your free onsen pass to visit the 7 hot spring bath-houses in town. Kobayashiya is an international ryokan that warmly welcomes guests from all over the world and has English speaking staff ready to make your stay a memorable one.

A selection of accommodation in Tottori

Hotel New Otani Tottori

Tottori
Superior

Tottori is renowned for its beautiful natural surroundings. The brick Hotel New Otani Tottori nestled among the tree-lined streets of the city is the ideal place to begin your introduction to the rich history, culture and, of course, delicious cuisine of the region.

Located 2 minutes’ on foot from Tottori Station and well-placed for sightseeing, Hotel New Otani features 5 bars and restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine including Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine, and a steakhouse, all prepared using seasonal ingredients. From the lounge bar on the 13th floor, guests can enjoy panoramic views of Tottori. The well-furnished and relaxing guest rooms are all equipped with a TV, fridge and WiFi internet.

 

Tottori City Hotel

Tottori
Standard

This unfussy hotel situated in a quiet area next to a river, with plenty of greenery, offers convenient access to various restaurants and tourist spots. It is 10 minutes’ walk from the Tottori train station, 7 km from the beachfront Tottori Sand Dunes and 2 km from Tottori Castle. All guest rooms provide free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat-screen TVs. The hotel offers a relaxed restaurant and buffet breakfast featuring a variety of Japanese and Western items.

 

A selection of accommodation in Kurashiki

Kurashiki Royal Art Hotel

Kurashiki
Deluxe

Situated just at the entrance to Kurashiki’s Bikan Chiku canal district, it is easy to dive in to one of Japan’s best preserved old town areas at a moment’s notice from this lovely deluxe hotel.

The rooms are spacious and the beds are generous. The marble-finished bathrooms are comfortably sized and all luxury amenities provided as standard.

There are numerous restaurants in the nearby Bikan Chiku area, as well Japanese and French dining options in the hotel. For breakfast a generous buffet of Western and Japanese options is provided in the in-house Ravenna Café, starting from 7:00.

Ryokan Kurashiki

Kurashiki
Deluxe

Ryokan Kurashiki is a small traditional Japanese inn located in the lovely historic town of Kurashiki. The former residence of a sugar merchant, guest rooms have views of the garden and canal. Kaiseki cuisine inspired and informed by nature and the four seasons, is served for dinner. Using only the freshest ingredients, the dishes celebrate local flavours and please the eyes as much as the palate.

Ryokan Kurashiki is located right in the heart of Bikan Historical Quarter, across from the Tourist Information Center, at the crook of the willow-lined old canal. It is a 15 minute walk from JR Kurashiki station.

Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel

Kurashiki
Superior

Situated just at the entrance to Kurashiki’s Bikan Chiku canal district, it is easy to dive in to one of Japan’s best preserved old town areas at a moment’s notice from this superior modern hotel with an artistic twist. The interiors have elements of Western and Japanese traditional woodblock printing to their design. Articles of local Bizen ware pottery can be found around the hotel, tracing back to the ancient cultural traditions of the region.

The rooms here are relatively spacious, with comfortable furnishings and a reserved aesthetic. They are equipped with the full range of amenities, including free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms.

There are several restaurants in house, including Japanese and French, serving locally sourced wagyu beef from Setouchi. There is also an affiliated casual Japanese restaurant called Kiyutei opposite the excellent Ohara Art Museum.

Kurashiki Ivy Square

Kurashiki
Standard

Originally built in 1889 as a red-brick cotton mill, this historical hotel is just 300 metres from the Bikan Historical Quarter. It features 2 restaurants, a bar and gift shop. The air-conditioned rooms at Kurashiki Ivy Square feature cherry-wood furniture, a flat-screen cable TV, free WiFi and minifridges. This refined hotel in an ivy-covered building lies 5 minutes’ walk from Ohara Museum of ArtThere are 2 restaurants, one serving Western cuisine and the other Japanese dishes, plus a relaxed bar with vaulted ceilings and a grand terrace courtyard. Guests can relax in the hotels large public baths (gender segregated). In keeping with Kurashiki’s reputation for arts and crafts, guests can even take pottery classes at the hotel.

The hotel is conveniently placed between the station and the city’s main attraction, the Bikan Chiku canal district. This is a great base for sightseeing in the area, and there are plenty of restaurants, shops and bars around for your evening entertainment needs.
This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.
Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

A selection of accommodation in Osaka

Imperial Hotel Osaka

Osaka
Deluxe

Being a little distance from the busy transport hub of Osaka/Umeda Stations, this luxury riverside hotel demonstrates the right way to take a break in a city known for its hustle and bustle. Imperial Hotels boast over a century of experience in providing the very best hospitality.

Superior category and above rooms here have views over the Okawa river, one of the most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots in the city come the spring. All rooms here are spacious and comfortable, with a classic, refined interior style.

The hotel has 6 restaurants which are well worth taking advantage of. With French, Chinese and Japanese options available (including devoted teppanyaki and sushi restaurants), there is more than enough to savour. Breakfast starts at 6:30 comprising of an impressive range of Western and Eastern buffet dishes. Osaka Nadaman restaurant on the 24th floor offers a delicious Japanese style meal set from 7:00.

Hotel Granvia Osaka

Osaka
Superior

Hotel Granvia Osaka, located in the center of the spirited and historic city of Osaka, Japan, offers guests a sophisticated retreat and direct connection to JR Osaka train lines.
Generously proportioned and astutely decorated, the rooms here have a mixture of chic and warmth that mirror the personality of the city of Osaka, with its dizzying skyline rising above the bustling and cheerful streets. There is a full range of quality amenities as one would expect from a hotel of this calibre.
The Granvia, Osaka, features an array of fine dining and casual restaurants, including Japanese, Italian, French and Chinese cuisines. Revel in the city’s nightlife at the hotel’s chic bar and two lounges, or grab a quick snack at the café.

Hotel Sunroute Namba

Osaka
Standard

Opened in 2016 and set on a bustling commercial street lined with restaurants, this relaxed hotel is a 6-minute walk from the lively nightlife of the downtown Dōtonbori district and 3 minutes’ walk from Nipponbashi train station. Osaka castle is 30 minutes away. This hotel is the perfect location from which to treat yourself to Osaka delicacies, shopping, and leisure activities.

Compact, modern, streamlined rooms provide flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Breakfast is buffet-style, with a mix of Japanese and Western dishes.

This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.

Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

This hotel is right in the heart of Osaka, only a few minutes’ walk from the popular Shinsaibashi shopping district, trendy street fashion distict Amerika Mura, and from Dotonbori, Osaka’s famous covered arcade. Osaka is really a party town, so there are an exceptional range of restaurants, shops and bars to get stuck into. Stations of various central subway lines are nearby, so access to the rest of the city by subway is also very easy.

This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.
Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

Right on Osaka’s central Midosuji Subway line, one or two stops from Osaka and Shin-Osaka stations respectively, this is a fantastic place for those making a short stay in the city. This is in a quieter part of the city, so despite being very central you will be able to get a good night’s sleep when needed.


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Price Includes

  • 7-day Hokuriku-Kansai Area Rail Pass, allowing you unlimited travel on the Kansai and Hokuriku area Japan Rail network including Shinkansen (Bullet Train) services
  • Train tickets between Kobe-Otsu (Lake Biwa) and Otsu-Amanohashidate
  • Airport transfers by express train
  • Meet & Greet service on arrival at Kansai International Airport (Osaka)
  • Detailed Japan Journeys Information Pack including detailed train schedules, maps, & brochures
  • Personalised Japan Journeys App to help manage your documents
  • All Japanese sales taxes and service charge

 

3* Option Price INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a Twin/Double room at 3* hotels in Kobe, Lake Biwa, Tottori, Kurashiki and Osaka on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Japanese minshuku (inn) at Amanohashidate on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Japanese ryokan at Kinosaki Onsen, breakfast and dinner included

 

4* Option Price INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a Twin/Double room at 4* hotels in Kobe, Lake Biwa, Tottori, Kurashiki and Osaka on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Japanese ryokan at Amanohashidate and Kinosaki Onsen, breakfast and dinner included

 

5* Option Price INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a superior Twin/Double room at 4/5* hotels in Kobe, Lake Biwa, Tottori and Osaka on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in deluxe Japanese ryokan at Amanohashidate, Kinosaki Onsen and Kurashiki, breakfast and dinner included

 

Not included in Price

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Train fare to Maizuru/Nagahama
  • Bus fare to Ine
  • Taxi, subway, boat and tramway fees
  • Insurance

 

Price:

3* accommodation: from £1,595 per person based on twin/double room occupancy.
4* accommodation: from £1,995 per person based on twin/double room occupancy.
5* accommodation: on request – please contact us

3* single room occupancy: from £1,845.00
4* single room occupancy: from £2,595.00
5* single room accommodation available: contact us for details

Download our brochure here: Japan: Coast to Coast brochure and our Reservation Form here: Reservation Form

WHAT NEXT?

If you’re interested in this itinerary, please let us know the following and we will get back to you with a quote:

  • Your proposed dates of travel
  • Your preferred grade of accommodation (e.g. 3*, 4*, or 5*)
  • Your preferred room type (e.g. Double, Twin or Singles)
  • How many adults and children this is for (and the age of the children at the time of travel)

 

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To make a booking, a deposit of 10% of the total price or £250.00 per person (whichever is greater) is required.

The balance of the price of the trip must be made 12 weeks prior to departure.

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