For train buffs and travelers who appreciate an exotic mix of technology and culture

Japan Holidays Tour Merits

  • Explore Japan’s cultural psyche through their rich history of trains along with a small group for train enthusiasts

  • Visit the top 3 train museums of Japan – each with its own unique tourist attraction

  • Climb aboard the Imperial Family’s luxury car at the Railway Museum in Saitama

  • Feel the raw power as you ride behind steam on the Paleo Express through stunning Autumn foliage

  • Steam through vast tea fields on the Oigawa Railway, which takes you to Senzu Station, where you can see the life-sized Thomas the Tank train

  • Trundle slowly on a twisty track through stunning autumn foliage on the Sagano Romantic Train.

  • Explore Japan’s complete train history, as you view steam locomotives, electric trains, shinkansen from top-to-undercarriage & the Umekoi Roundhouse at the enormous Kyoto Rail Museum

  • Be “wowed!” at the futuristic SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, with its magnetically-levitating trains of tomorrow

  • Ride on the last sleeper train operating in Japan, the Sunrise Express from Okayama to Tokyo

  • In addition to total immersion in Japan’s rail history, you’ll tour the top tourist sites in each area: castles, museums, parks, temples, shrines and memorials

  • Enjoy a night at a traditional Japanese ryokan, with onsen bath experience

Hop aboard this trip to popular rail museums and local sites. Explore Japan’s railway history as you enjoy vibrant fall foliage right from the very trains you travel on!

7th November – 21st November 2019
15 days – From $6,700 per person, Twin Share
Single Supplement available from $790 additional

Japan’s railway history is steeped in a rich history of conflict and tradition, spurred on by the West’s bold demands for trade. Their first steam engine emerged from a crucible of internal revolution and cooperation with the West, joining Yokohama to Tokyo by rail before 1900.

For train buffs and travelers who appreciate an exotic mix of technology and culture, The Great Train Journey of Japan is a truly unique travel adventure. Japan’s trains are far more than the world-renowned “Shinkansen” bullet trains. There are luxury cars tailored for tourism, brightly-colored electric trains and trams, and workhorse, war-time steam engines.

Whats Included

  • 14 Nights accommodation including ryokan stay and overnight sleeper on the Sunrise Express*

  • Daily breakfast, 8 lunches, 3 dinners**

  • JR Rail passes and all train tickets needed for the itinerary

  • Luggage forwarding service from Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima to Tokyo

  • 3 Private, full-day guides in Hiroshima, Tokyo & Kamakura

  • Entry to temples and shrines included in the trip

  • Return airport transfers

  • Japan Holidays escort for the entire duration of the trip

Whats Not Included

  • Flights – international fares and taxes

  • Additional meals not stated in the itinerary

  • Entrance fees to museums, temples not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance

Terms and conditions:

*Japan Holidays will endeavor to secure the trains advised in the itinerary, in the off chance that any of the trains advised are not able to be booked, alternative arrangements will be made for the tour.

**Breakfast not included from the Sunrise Express, arriving into Tokyo 18 November

-Tour is based on 4 clients travelling, if numbers are not confirmed deposit will be held on waitlist until 4 clients have been secured, ample time is advised should numbers not be met.

Map and Itinerary

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The Great Train Journey of Japan

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