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Traditional Japanese Gate

JAPAN

Wed 1 May - Sun 12 May
(11 nights, 12 days)

Flights: 

 

  • Outbound: London Heathrow to Tokyo Haneda

    • Wed, 1st May: 09:10 -  07:00 (+1 day)

    • Flight time:13 hr 50 mins

  • Inbound: Tokyo Haneda to London Heathrow

    • Sun, 12th May: 08:50 - 15:45 (same day)

    • Flight time:14 hr 54 mins

ACCOMMODATION

1 May (Flight)

 

  • Overnight flight to Tokyo.

2 - 6 May (Tokyo) 4 nights

6 - 8 May (Kyoto, Ohara) 2 nights

  • Ryokan Seryo

    • Suite with Private Open-Air Bath (Breakfast for 2 included)

    • Check-in 3:00pm // Checkout 12:00noon

    • Address: 22 Oharashorinincho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 601-1241

    • Google Maps Location

8 - 11 May (Kyoto, Gion) 3 nights

11 - 12 May (Tokyo) 1 night: ​

  • Villa Fontaine Grand Hotel​

    • Has direct access to the airport. You can walk to Haneda Terminal 3 in 10 mins

    • Superior King Room (No breakfast i​ncluded)

    • Check-in 3:00pm

    • Address: 2 Chome-7-1 Hanedakuko, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0041

    • Google Maps Location

12 May (Flight)

  • Day flight back to London.

DETAILED ITINERARY

1 May (Flight)

  • 09:10: Overnight flight to Tokyo.

  • I'll check closer to the date if you can upgrade.

2 May (Tokyo)

  • 07:00: land in Tokyo Haneda Airport

Accommodation: Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier

3 May (Tokyo)

Accommodation: Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier

4 May (Tokyo)

Accommodation: Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier

5 May (Tokyo)

Accommodation: Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier

6 May Tokyo to Kyoto:

The trip from Tokyo to Kyoto takes about 2.5 hours on the bullet train (an experience in itself), so 6 May will be a short-ish travel day.

For your first two nights in Kyoto, you'll be staying in the Ryokan Seryo:

  • A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn, which means your room and (sometimes) the entire building are built in traditional style.

  • You have a twin bed room with  also seem to be the most common layout.

  • There's a certain degree of old-fashionedness and formality with staying in one, so apparently 1-2 nights is enough for most folks.

  • If you want to read more about them head here.

  • ​Ryokan Seryo
    • This place is right next to some beautiful old temples and hot springs.
    • 30 mins outside Kyoto in the countryside

Regular Hotels:

  • Hotel The Celestine

    • £260 per night​

    • Modern hotel near Gion (Geisha) district

    • Free access to public baths

  • Rinn Gion

    • £270 per night (for the triple room)​

    • Medium sized guest house in Gion district

  • Miru Kyoto Gion

    • £260

    • Simple modern style (with twin beds)

  • Granbell Hotel

    • £140 per night

    • Small hotel near Gion district

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