2018 Japan Cup Package Tour

Product Code: GRAAT
from £ 3,100

[Self-Guided] 11 days. 

This autumn watch the thrilling horseracing of the Japan Cup and explore the most amazing locations in Japan, including the traditional hot spring town of Hakone, the culturally-refined old capital city of Kyoto and the Buddhist haven of Nara.

Tokyo Racecourse was built in 1933 in Fuchu,  just a 40-minute train ride from central Tokyo and is today recognised as the largest racecourse in the world. Over 120,000 fans are expected to gather here and watch the sensational racing thrills of The Japan Cup.

With our package you will be invited to a private viewing room on the 7th floor with a table for 6 people.

You will also enjoy a buffet-style meal including sashimi, tempura and western-style food also with unlimited Champagne, draft beer and soft drinks.

Included in this tour:
☑ British Airways direct flight

☑ Hotel: Tokyo (5 nights), Hakone (1 night), Kyoto (3 nights)

☑ Breakfast daily.

☑ 7 Day ordinary JR pass.

☑ Airport transfer.

☑ Japan Cup (G1) entrance ticket.

☑ 3 full day tour with lunch.

☑ ATOL for protection


Day 1(23 Nov)  : London
Depart UK by British Airways

Day 2(24 Nov) : Tokyo
Transfer by taxi or airport limousine bus.

Stay in Keio Plaza Hotel  Shinjuku 
On board

Day 3(25 Nov) : Tokyo

Enjoy Japan Cup House racing.

Stay in Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku 


Day 4(26 Nov) : Tokyo

Join a full day tour of Tokyo including a 360-degree panoramic view of the city at Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Sumida River Cruise, and Senso-ji Temple and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Stay in Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku  
Day 5(27 Nov) : Tokyo

Explore Tokyo at your leisure.

Stay in Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku 

Day 6(28 Nov) : Hakone

Full-day tour to Mt Fuji and Hakone followed by 1 night in a certified 4-star Japanese-style ryokan.

Stay in Hotel Nanpuso (Japanese room with open bath) 



Day 7(29 Nov) : Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan by bullet train.

Stay in Hotel Granvia Kyoto 

Day 8(30 Nov) : Kyoto

Full day tour of Kyoto and Nara including Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace. From Kyoto to Nara, Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)/Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara Nagomikan.

Stay in Hotel Granvia Kyoto 
Day 9(01 Nov) : Kyoto

Free time in the morning. Later enjoy a Kyoto night tour at Gion Corner including Maiko (apprentice geisha) dancing, Bunraku (puppet theater), and Kyogen (comic theater). A Zen-style dinner is included.

Stay in Hotel Granvia Kyoto 

Day 10(02 Nov): Tokyo

Travel back to Tokyo with your JR pass.Free at leisure

Stay in Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku 

Day 11(03 Nov) : Depart Japan

Depart Japan by British Airways

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