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14-Day Japan and Vietnam Tour

A Trip to Discover Rich History and Culutre of Vietnam and Japan

Experience the perfect blend of ancient traditions and modern marvels as you explore the cultural wonders of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Mount Fuji, Ha Long Bay, and the Mekong Delta. Delight in authentic cuisines, visit historic temples, and witness the unique beauty of each destination. With expert guidance and personalized itineraries, this remarkable tour guarantees an unforgettable adventure. Discover the best of Japan and Vietnam in this 14-day exploration and create memories to last a lifetime.

We can customize this trip by adding anything you're interested in and scheduling days to fit your pace. We would happily organize a unique theme or activities for birthdays, young children, anniversaries, etc.

  • Days:14±
  • Best For:Slow Pacers and Couples
  • Departure date: Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$5600p/p, (2 per room)*
  • Flights: SE Asia's included (international on request)

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Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Marvel at Tokyo's magnificent skyline from the heights of the Tokyo Skytree.

Tokyo Skytree

Escape Tokyo and venture on a day trip to Hakone, the gateway to Mt. Fuji.

Mount Fuji

Witness Nara's spring charm and encounter its lovely deer for a delightful daytrip.

deer at Nara Park in Spring

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Old Quarter at Hanoi's Street of Food.

Old Quarter at Hanoi

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay with Orchid Trendy Cruise.

orchid cruise

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

The itinerary serves as a mere example of a personalized tour, designed exclusively for you.
Your preferences will shape the authentic journey. We are fully prepared to craft an tailor-made tour that fulfills your desires.

Day 1
Tokyo Arrival

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the arrival hall in Tokyo. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check-in.

Day 2
Tokyo Discovery | Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine: Experience tranquility amidst the bustling city at the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Take a leisurely stroll through the shrine's serene grounds, nestled within the lush Yoyogi Park. Immerse yourself in Shinto activities, such as making offerings at the main hall, purchasing charms and amulets, or writing your wishes on an ema. Don't miss the chance to witness a traditional wedding procession on Sunday mornings, with the bride adorned in a white kimono and hood, and the groom in a formal black robe. Festival days bring an added charm to the shrine.

Meiji Jingu ShrineMeiji Jingu Shrine

Sensoji Asakusa: Discover Tokyo's oldest temple, Sensoji, which houses a sacred statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Explore the temple grounds surrounded by majestic gates, a five-story pagoda, and the lively Nakamise Dori market stalls. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, and experience the traditions of this iconic temple. Don't forget to try the holy smoke and seek your fortune.

Tokyo Skytree: Marvel at Tokyo's magnificent skyline from the heights of the Tokyo Skytree. Rising 634 meters above the city, this architectural wonder offers breathtaking panoramic views of Tokyo. On a clear day, catch a glimpse of majestic Mt. Fuji, a sight to behold in the distance.

Shibuya: Embrace the youthful energy of Tokyo in Shibuya, the vibrant heart of the city. Explore the iconic scramble crossing and immerse yourself in the trendy youth culture that defines this district. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the bustling atmosphere and captivating sights of Shibuya.

Sumida River Cruise: Embark on a scenic water adventure along the beautiful Sumida River. Tokyo Cruise's water buses connect various locations, including Asakusa, Hinode Pier at Hamamatsucho, Toyosu, and Odaiba Kaihin Park. With a history spanning a century, this sightseeing ship company offers a convenient and affordable way to explore the city's busiest areas while enjoying the picturesque river views.

Day 3
Tokyo to Hakone (private car transfer) | Mt. Fuji National Park

Escape Tokyo and venture on a day trip to Hakone, the gateway to Mt. Fuji. Experience the scenic Mt. Fuji National Park with various transportation options. Ride the cable car up Mt. Owakudani, soak in hot springs, and enjoy sulfur-boiled eggs for longevity. Sail across Lake Ashinoko on a replica pirate ship, taking in the stunning surroundings. Lastly, hop on the Hakone Tozan 'switchback train' and marvel at the picturesque valleys. Uncover the natural wonders of Hakone on this unforgettable day trip.

Mount Fuji Mount Fuji
Day 4
Tokyo to Kyoto by Nozomi Train | City Transfer

Travel effortlessly from Tokyo to Kyoto aboard the Nozomi Train in Standard Class. This ticket provides a comfortable journey with a travel time of approximately 2 hours and 21 minutes. Please note that the ticket includes transportation only and does not include transfers or guided assistance.

Simply make your way to the train station, board the Shinkansen bullet train using your ticket, and enjoy the high-speed ride to Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto station, you are free to find your own way to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the city's cultural treasures and enchanting atmosphere.

Day 5
Kyoto Discovery | Todaiji Temple and Nara Park

Begin your exploration in Nara at Todaiji Temple, home to Japan's largest Buddha and the world's largest wooden building. Next, visit the renowned Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its stunning bronze and stone lanterns donated by worshippers.

Todaiji CherryTodaiji Cherry

Take a leisurely stroll through picturesque Nara Park, where you'll encounter over 1,000 tame deer roaming freely. Savor the flavors of local sake at a traditional brewery, sampling different varieties to find your favorite.

On your return to Kyoto, make a stop at Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its iconic pathway lined with 10,000 vibrant red torii gates. Immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere of Nishiki Market, offering a delectable array of local food and traditional goods.

Lastly, marvel at the incredible Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Admire the magnificent wooden temple hall housing a striking 1000-armed Kannon statue, accompanied by 500 human-sized statues on each side.

Day 6
Kyoto to Osaka by private car | Osaka Castle and Dotonbori district

Join a local guide for a captivating day in Osaka. Begin at Osaka Castle, the largest in Japan, dating back to 1583. Wander through Osaka Castle Park, surrounded by impressive stone walls and moats.

Continue to the lively Dotonbori district, a shopper's paradise filled with vibrant lights and famous signs like the Glico Running Man and Kani Doraku crab. Sample Osaka's iconic takoyaki (octopus dumplings) while immersing yourself in the bustling atmosphere.

Conclude your day at the Umeda Sky Building, a remarkable high-rise in the Kita district. Take in stunning city views from the "Floating Garden Observatory" on the 39th floor, capturing the essence of Osaka's skyline.

Day 7
Osaka to Hanoi by flight | Venture into the Cu Chi Tunnels

Your driver will transfer you to Osaka Airport for the charming Hanoi flight. Upon arrival in Hanoi, your private guide and driver will greet and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 8
Hanoi Discovery | Old Quarter

Hanoi Street Food Tour: Embark on a tasty journey through Hanoi's Old Quarter. Join a local guide to explore vibrant alleyways filled with colorful stalls. Sample signature dishes at popular street food spots and savor Vietnamese coffee. Indulge in snacks, iced tea, and even try local draught beer. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere before concluding the tour at your hotel.

Hanoi's Old QuarterHanoi's Old Quarter

Hanoi Architecture Walk: Discover Hanoi's diverse architecture on a guided tour. Explore French colonial villas, pagodas, and traditional residences. Observe Soviet-influenced buildings and modern designs that shape the city's skyline. Gain insight into Hanoi's unique architectural heritage during this three-hour exploration.

Day 9
Hanoi to Halong by private car | Orchid Trendy Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay with Orchid Trendy Cruise. After a comfortable bus transfer to Tuan Chau Marina, board a tender boat and receive a warm welcome. Settle in with some refreshing drinks and gather at the restaurant for a cruise briefing.

Experience the beauty of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay as we cruise and visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave. Explore the caves by bamboo boat or kayak, getting up-close with the stunning scenery.

orchid cruiseorchid cruise

Enjoy a swim in the tranquil waters of Tra Bau - Lan Ha Bay before returning to the ship. Take part in a cooking demonstration and enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar while witnessing a mesmerizing sunset.

Indulge in a deluxe dinner prepared with the freshest ingredients in a sophisticated dining area blending French neoclassical style and oriental touches.

As night falls, admire the bay's beauty from the sundeck or restaurant. Engage in activities like squid fishing or enjoy a movie with fellow travelers.

Day 10
Halong to Hanoi and fly to Danang | One-Way Transfer between Danang Airport and Hoi An town

Wake up early in the morning and take a moment to rejuvenate by joining a relaxing Tai Chi session on the sundeck. For the early risers, we offer the opportunity to witness the captivating dawn by consulting our sailors and waking up during the optimal time.

Following a refreshing start to the day, head to the restaurant and indulge in a delightful breakfast as we continue our cruise and soak in the majestic views of Halong Bay. As the morning progresses, embark on an adventurous kayaking activity in the scenic Ao Ech area. Explore the hidden charm of HaLong-Lan Ha Bay, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Return to the Orchid Trendy Cruise ship by 8:30 and complete the check-out process. Enjoy a delightful brunch at our restaurant as we begin our journey back to Tuan Chau Marina. At 11:30, bid farewell to the Orchid Premium Cruise, taking with you cherished memories of your enchanting cruise experience.

Day 11
Hoi An Discovery | Ba Na Hill and Golden Bridge

Journey through a scenic 45-minute drive to Ba Na Hill, encompassed by an old-growth forest teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for rare animals like the Crested Argus and Asian Black Bear.

Ba Na HillsBa Na Hills

Ascend to the Ba Na Hills Station via a modern cable car system, offering a mesmerizing bird's-eye view of the stunning landscape, creating a surreal sensation of flying amidst clouds and gentle breezes.

Discover historical highlights such as French villas, the Nui Chua suspension bridge, and reach the breathtaking Mountain Peak. Walk above the clouds on the famous Golden Bridge, supported by colossal hands at an impressive height of over 1,400 meters above sea level.

Recharge with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant while admiring captivating views. Continue the exploration with visits to Vong Nguyet villa and its wine cellar, as well as the magnificent Linh Ung Pagoda, home to the extraordinary Sakyamuni Buddha monument.

Day 12
Hoi An Free Day |Old town of Hoi An

Enjoy a day of leisure in the captivating town of Hoi An. Explore its charming streets, immerse yourself in the local culture, and savor delicious cuisine. Alternatively, relax by the pool and soak up the tranquil ambiance. Make the most of this free day and create unforgettable memories in Hoi An.

Day 13
Danang to Ho Chi Minh City by flight | Notre Dame Cathedral

Experience the vibrant evening atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City with our exciting Vespa tour. Start the adventure by being picked up from your hotel and head to Cafe Zoom, a great spot to "watch the world go by" while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. Feel like a local as you ride on a vintage Vespa scooter through busy streets and alleys, visiting hidden local eateries and a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with live music. Sample street seafood and cold drinks, away from tourist spots. Complete the tour by exploring District 1, tasting local specialties such as Banh Xeo and Southern Vietnamese cuisine. Please note that a Vespa driver will accompany you for safety reasons.

the Notre Dame Cathedralthe Notre Dame Cathedral

Visit notable landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and the former Presidential Palace. Gain insight into the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum. Immerse yourself in Saigon's street coffee culture while learning about local life from your guide.

Day 14
Ho Chi Minh Departure

Our guide will help you transfer from your hotel to Ho Chi Minh Airport for departure with independentcar/van and guide.

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Private tour for 2 people in low seasons. Price varies based on program, travel date, number of people, chosen hotel. We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hand-picked star-rating accommodations
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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