This is the ultimate restorative and rewarding holiday. Indulge in 11 luxurious days of Japanese hospitality, combining the major city sights of Tokyo and Kyoto with wellness retreats on Honshu and Hokkaido, focussing on Japan’s rich tradition of Eastern healing alongside its temples and shrines and, of course, you’ll enjoy fantastic cuisine. The first week is spent relaxing  amid the riches of Hokkaido’s high mountains, before journeying to Japan’s historic heartland with its ancient temples and traditions. Throughout the itinerary you’ll be introduced to the Japanese approach to holistic wellbeing. We’ve selected hotels which focus on health and wellbeing, with a focus on traditional onsen bathing, a clarifying and healing ritual that leaves the mind soothed and the body relaxed.  


  • Contrast the modernty of Tokyo’s neon-lit Shibuya district with the forests, mountains and farms of Hokkaido
  • Tour historic Kyoto in a traditional kimono,  and attend a tea ceremony in Tokyo
  • Experience staying in a Ryokan (traditional-style inn) in Toba with amazing views over the Pacific
  • Learn the history of Buddhism at Zen temples, and tour centuries-old Shinto shrines
  • Delight the palate with tastings of sake, Sapporo beer, wine and local produce
  • Learn about the Japanese approach to holistic wellbeing, including traditional onsen bathing and the option of specialist treatments
  • Discover the waterfalls and flower-filled fields of Tomamu, take a ‘cloud walk’ and canoe on tranquil Lake Sahoro

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  • WHERE Japan
  • WHEN May to October
  • WHO Couples, Friends, Families, Groups



A General Idea of Price

This privately guided itinerary costs around £TBC  per person based on two travelling together and sharing a room. It includes economy flights from London, carefully chosen four and five star accommodation as described (10 nights) with breakfast throughout, three lunches, six dinners. Bullet train tickets in second class from Kyoto to Tokyo inc luggage delivery, services of a guide for all excursions mentioned in Tokyo and Kyoto (except days at leisure/optional activities) as well as taxis, trains and other transport used during excursions, private car and English-speaking driver/guide throughout whole stay in Hokkaido, domestic flight Hakodate to Chubu.

How We Work Out Our Prices

The guide price is designed to give you a ballpark estimate of the costs involved to travel to this destination for the number of days shown.  If you’re planning to travel with friends or family, the cost would come down the more people you have in your party.