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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun for Solo Travellers

Japan for Solo Travellers

Land of the Rising Sun

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  • See the famous sights of Tokyo including the Meiji shrine, Omotesando Street, fashion-setting Harajuku and the Akihabara electronic town
  • Enjoy astonishing views of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi and the hot-spring, mountain spa resort of Hakone
  • Travel at 189 mph on the incomparable high-speed bullet trains
  • Reflect on the horrors of war at Hiroshima’s Peace Park and museum
  • Explore Kyoto on a guided tour, experiencing the former imperial capital and the essence of traditional Japan
  • Discover the ‘Way of Tea’ with a Japanese tea ceremony
  • Discover Nara, Japan’s first capital with its huge bronze Buddha, on a guided tour
  • Return direct scheduled flights with premium economy upgrades available at a supplement
  • Stay in hand-picked four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and four meals, including welcome dinner and drinks reception
  • The services of our experienced tour manager
At a Glance
12 nights in 4 to 4-star superior hotels
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Travel on the famous high-speed bullet train
15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage


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Looking to travel solo in Japan? Discover the unique beauty, culture and heritage of the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ on our fascinating dedicated solo traveller holiday, which combines the highlights and hidden gems of this truly mesmerising destination. 

Japan is a country steeped in the tradition of majestic emperors and ruthless martial arts, balanced with tranquil gardens and a Buddhist outlook on life. These treasured cultural traditions are complemented by the advanced technology, futuristic architecture and quirky gadgets that vie for your attention in Japan’s neon-lit cities. It’s a remarkably diverse country just waiting to be discovered, combined, of course, with the incredibly polite and respectful Japanese hospitality. 

Our carefully crafted solo traveller itinerary covers three of Japan's key cities: the bustling capital of Tokyo, cultural Kyoto and Nara, Japan’s first capital, dating back to the eighth century. Journey past Mt. Fuji on an iconic bullet train, take in the tranquillity of Kyoto’s Zen gardens and temples, experience the poignant history of Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and learn about Japan’s traditional past in Nara.

What’s more, as this bucket list holiday in Japan is specially created for solo travellers, there are extra touches along the way. On day two, there will be a welcome dinner and drinks for you to get to know your like-minded travelling companions as you embark on a Japanese adventure. Immerse yourself in this incomparable culture of contrasts, where the bright lights of huge hi-tech cities live in harmony with ancient rituals, shrines and springs.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price for this holiday is based on one person staying in a twin or double bedded room for sole occupancy. Price includes: 

  • Eleven nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and four meals, including welcome dinner and drinks
  • Direct return flights
  • Hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person
  • All touring as mentioned
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • All airport/flight taxes
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Yen
  • Flight Time: Approx.  11 hours 45 minutes
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time Zone: GMT+8
  • Country: Japan

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Japan however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Reducing plastic waste

Staying hydrated when travelling is extremely important. Have you ever considered taking a reusable bottle with you to cut down on plastic waste? Tap water from restaurants and hotels in Japan is generally drinkable. Ask your tour manager for suggestions on where to refill your bottle.


There is a fair amount of walking involved throughout this tour, and as many places we visit as part of this itinerary are in national parks and historical areas, we cannot expect or guarantee the terrain to be flat and even. Whilst this should not pose any difficulty for clients who are in good health, please consider any mobility requirements personal to yourself. If you would like to discuss mobility-related queries, please contact our reservations department.

There is currently no official health advice nor inoculations required to travel to Japan, however, this is dependent on your personal medical history and previous travel destinations. Please contact your GP at least one month prior to travel to discuss any travel and health information.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Our Blog

Geisha in a pink kimono with a red umbrella 

First-Time Travellers’ Guide to Japan

Japan is an extraordinary destination with a unique history and culture, and escorted tours are an easy way to immerse yourself in the Japanese way of life. Don’t worry about language barriers or etiquette differences in the Land of the Rising Sun; people are welcoming, respectful and will do their utmost to make your Japan visit a trip of a lifetime.

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Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Tokyo - Haneda Airport Tokyo 1 hr Tokyo Tokyo - Haneda Airport 10 mins

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