Back Roads of Japan

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  • Wildlife
  • National parks
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Kyoto, Japan
  • +6
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spot snow monkeys in Nagano.
  • Relax in the healing waters of an onsen.
  • Explore a 16thcentury samurai castle.
  • Cycle through the rural town of Hagi.
The Back Roads Of Japan trip starts from Tokyo and ends in Kyoto. It is a national parks trip that takes 11 days taking you through Kyoto, Otsu, Tokyo and 3 other destinations in Japan. Back Roads Of Japan is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Wander off the beaten path away from Japan's big cities and popular sites with this 11-day tour that takes you to destinations that are often overlooked. Visit the treasured castle of Matsumoto and learn about samurai culture, relax in a traditional hot spring-fed onsen, explore the quaint city of Hagi by bicycle, and settle in at a community homestay to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Of course, there's time before and after to explore Tokyo and Kyoto, making this trip a well-rounded glimpse into Japan's past and present.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT G ADVENTURES
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 97 reviews
Tim's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Tim
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 06 2018
“What can I say, we had a really great tour to Sri Lanka. Extremely relaxing, cosy and just great to be on the water. Highly recommend it.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Salvatore
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 28 2019
“Excellent”
Review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Italian
  • On Feb 18 2018
“this trip is original and very relaxant. You can swim, sail, read, freediving, surfing... many things and goooood food!!!”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Tokyo
  • Day 3: Tokyo/Nagano
  • Day 4: Nagano
  • Day 5: Nagano/Otsu
  • Day 6: Otsu/Hagi
  • Day 7: Hagi
  • Day 8: Hagi/Tottori
  • Day 9: Tottori/Kyoto
  • Day 10: Kyoto
  • Day 11: Kyoto
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (7 nts), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities), homestay (2 nts, multi-share).
Meals
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport
  • Bus, bullet train, local train, bicycle, walking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Hagi Community Homestay, Hagi
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Traditional Paper-making Lesson, Mihomisumi
  • Modern Tokyo walking tour
  • Zenkoji Temple visit (Nagano)
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park visit (Nagano)
  • Matsumoto Castle visit
  • Hagi Community Homestay welcome ceremony
  • Hagi cycling tour
  • Tottori sand dunes visit
  • Tottori fish market visit
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine visit
  • Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tokyo and from Kyoto are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Back Roads of Japan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Back Roads of Japan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 July 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Back Roads of Japan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Back Roads of Japan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • This tour has been limited to a group size of 12 participants to protect against COVID-19. The tour will furthermore adhere to any local government restrictions on group sizes to ensure that everybody are kept safe.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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