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.
- 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
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.