The Japanese Grand Prix - 11 October 2020
Take in the Japanese Grand Prix at the famous Suzuka circuit and experience the culture and cuisine the country has to offer. Experience the iconic sites in Tokyo, then overnight in a traditional hot spring with dinner included. Then take the Bullet train to Nagoya to watch the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix. End your holiday by spending time in the cultural capital, Kyoto, where you will have dinner with Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
Each itinerary is tailor-made to suit your personal requirements so please call us today on 020 8543 8133.
Sunday 4 October – Fly UK to Tokyo
Depart from your regional UK airport for your flight to Tokyo.
Monday 5 October – Arrive Tokyo
Arrive at Narita International Airport. You will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you to board your transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Tuesday 6 October – Tokyo Half Day Tour (B)
Half day private tour with an English speaking guide. Your guide will meet you and escort you to visit Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace and Ginza.
Day 4 Wednesday 7 October – Tokyo (B)
Day at leisure. Optional day tours include Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop, Sumo Experience & Chanko Lunch and River Cruise.
Thursday 8 October – Hakone (B, D)
After breakfast make your way to Tokyo station. Using your Japan Rail (JR) Pass take the bullet train to Odawara station Hakone. On arrival take the shuttle bus to your Ryokan..
With your Hakone 2- Day Free Pass you can freely get on and off the following as often as needed: Hakone Tozan Bus (designated zones), Hakone Tozan Train, Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designates zones), Hakone Ropeway, Numazu Tozan Tokai Bus (designated zones), Hakone Sightseeing Cruise and ‘Kanko Shisetsu-Meguri’ Bus.
Friday 9 October – Bullet Train to Nagoya (B)
After breakfast take the Bullet train to Nagoya. On arrival you will be met and assisted with transfers to your hotel (taxi payable locally).
Saturday 10 October – Qualifying (B)
Take the train to the Suzuka Circuit for qualifying. Return back to your hotel.
Sunday 11 October – Japanese Grand Prix (B)
Take the train to the Suzuka Circuit for the Japanese Grand Prix. Return back to your hotel.
Monday 12 October – Bullet Train to Kyoto (B)
After breakfast catch the Bullet train to Kyoto. On arrival make the short walk to your hotel.
Tuesday 13 October – Kyoto Half Day Tour and Evening with Maiko (B, D)
Half day private tour with an English speaking guide. Your guide will escort you around Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Kyoto Imperial Palace (or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine). In the evening enjoy dinner with a Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
Wednesday 14 October – Kyoto (B)
Day at leisure to explore Kyoto. Optional excursions include Hiroshima & Miyajima, Fushimi & Uji Morning Tour and Tea Ceremony, Fushimi Inari and Sake Tasting, Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour.
Thursday 15 October – Fly to UK (B)
Transfer to Osaka airport for your flight to the UK journey.
4★ Park Hotel, Tokyo
Featuring stunning views of Tokyo and a convenient location, just steps from Shiodome Subway Station, Park Hotel Tokyo offers stylish accommodation with free WiFi. The front desk is on the 25th floor and rooms feature large picture windows. Upgrade rooms offer views of the Tower and mount Fuji (winter months) Park Hotel Tokyo is only a 10-minute walk to Hamarikyu Gardens. Shinbashi Train Station is 350 yards away, and Tsukiji Fish Market and the Ginza shopping area are both just a 15-minutes walk.
3★ Hotel Okada, Hakone
Featuring both indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, Hotel Okada offers Japanese-style accommodations with beautiful views of the mountains. Guests can relax in the sauna or request for massages. The Hakone Yumoto Train Station is a 5-minute bus ride away. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area. Also located within a 10-minute walk of Gyokuren Shrine and Tamadare Falls. Shogenji Temple and Key Hiraga Museum are also within 15 minutes.
4★ The Strings Hotel, Nagoya
Opened in January 2016 is located 1.7 miles from Nagoya Castle. The Strings Hotel Nagoya offers accommodation with free WiFi, the on-site bar. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom with a bath and shower, with slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer provided.
3★ Hotel Keihan, Kyoto
Directly connected to JR Kyoto Train Station by an underground passage. Kyoto Keihan Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple and a 15-minute walk from To-ji Temple. The main restaurant service Mediterranean dishes World wine more than ten kinds of beer that beer Meister selected carefully and world beer more than 30 kinds, 90 kinds looks forward to your coming. The modern rooms come with free WiFi access.
Price from £2,665 per person
Single supplement from £699 per person.
Prices are per person on twin share basis.
Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure.
- Return international flights
- Transfers and Transport in Japan
- Hakone 2- Day Free Pass
- Bullet train
- Hotel accommodation based on twin share
- English Speaking Guides and assistants
- Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
- Japan Information Pack
- Half day private tour in Tokyo and Kyoto
- Evening with Maiko
- Japan Rail Pass
- Personal Spending
- Travel Insurance
- Grandstand F1 tickets – added separately due to the various experiences available
All prices and products subject to availability at time of booking