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Japan Self Drive


Hiring a car to get around Japan is a fantastic way to explore the country, especially as driving is on the left! You will see that all major road signs are in English and the well-kept roads are comfortable and easy to drive on. When needing to fill your car with petrol, you will receive first class service at filling stations. By taking to the road, you have the freedom to explore a country at your own speed, seeing diverse scenery and witness local life you wouldnt encounter by other modes of transport. Here is a suggested 15 day itinerary, but we can tailor make an itinerary to suit your specific requirements.

Dates and Prices
Prices from £3499 per person. Daily departures are available. Please call our travel experts on 01928 246 243 for more details on how we can tailor make a Japan Self Drive Holiday for you.

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Fly to Tokyo
Take a scheduled flight to Tokyo.

Day 2 - Arrive Tokyo

Arrive Tokyo International Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 - Tokyo

Day at leisure to explore Tokyo. Breakfast included

Day 4 - Tokyo to Hakone

Pick up your hire car and travel to the Mt. Fuji area using the expressways and explore the vicinity. In the evening, travel to Hakone and stay for one night at a ryokan, where dinner will be served. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 5 - Hakone to Hamamatsu

From Hakone, travel to Hamamatsu. Visit places such as Hamana Lake and Nakatajima Sakyu sand dunes. Breakfast included

Day 6 - Hamamatsu to Nagoya

Travel to Nagoya from Hamamatsu and spend a day there at your leisure. Visit places such as Nagoya Castle, the aquarium, Tokugawa Art Museum, Osu Kannon Temple and Korankei Valley. Stay in Nagoya for one night. Breakfast included

Day 7 - Nagoya to Hongu to Yunomine Onsen

From Nagoya, travel to Hongu to walk some of the Kumano Kodo and to visit the Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seigantoji. Continue onto Yunomine onsen, and stay in a ryokan. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 8 - Hongu to Shirahama

From Yunomine onsen, travel to Shirahama by car. Once you have arrived, check into your accommodation and stay for two nights. Explore Shirahama and its onsens during the day.

Day 9 - Shirahama to Osaka

From Shirahama, travel to Osaka using the expressways. Check into your accommodation and stay for two nights. Breakfast included

Day 10 - Osaka
Explore Osaka at your leisure, visiting places such as the sky Observatory, Osaka Castle, Namba area, Dotonbori and more. If you wish, you may visit Mt. Koya to see the cemetery and temples. Breakfast included

Day 11 - Osaka to Kyoto
Travel from Osaka to your accommodation in Kyoto in the afternoon and check in for two nights. Breakfast included

Day 12 - Kyoto
Explore Kyoto at your leisure. Visit places such as Ryoanji, Fushimi Inari shrine, Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle and more. You can also travel to Nara or even Arashiyama by car or public transport. Breakfast included

Day 13 - Kyoto to Matsumoto
Drive to Matsumoto and check into your accommodation and stay for one night. Breakfast included

Day 14  - Matsumoto to Tokyo

Return back to Tokyo, hand back your car to the rental shop and check into your accommodation for one night. Breakfast included.

Day - 15 Fly to UK
Day at leisure until your flight to the UK. Breakfast included.


Tour Price Includes:
Return international flights from the UK
Airport Taxes
Car rental of class (7-seater, Alphard or similar), English speaking GPS-navigation system are included
Return transfers from Tokyo Airport to Tokyo by reserved taxi
Hotel accommodation
Meals as Specified


Call our Travel Experts on 01928 246 243 to chat about how we can tailor make your self drive holiday to Japan.