Japan in September: One cultural trip, one active escape, and one city break

One holiday, three ways

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Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. All prices are per person, based on two sharing, and include flights from Heathrow to Tokyo.

Cultural: £3,299, Virgin Holidays

Includes Emirates flights via Dubai, departing 6 September, plus 14 nights' mixed-board at hotels in destinations including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Kyoto, plus transfers and tours (0344 557 3859; virginholidays.co.uk).

Active: £2,608, Inside Japan Tours

Includes Turkish Airlines flights via Istanbul, departing 19 September, plus 14 nights' B&B in hotels and ryokans, some meals, a cycling tour in Kyoto, hiking on the Kumano Kodo trail, and a tea ceremony experience (0117 370 9733; insidejapantours.com).

City: £969, BA Holidays

Includes non-stop British Airways flights on 3 September, plus four nights' room-only at the three-star Fontaine Nihombashi Hakozaki in Tokyo. The hotel is centrally located with easy access to attractions such as thee Suitengu Shrine (0844 493 0758; ba.com/tokyo).