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Backroads Of Japan

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highlights
  • Experience the bustle of modern Tokyo
  • Visit the Zenkoji temple in the Japanese Alps
  • Discover the snow monkeys bathing in the hot springs
  • Cycle the Kibi Plains
The Backroads of Japan tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto. The Backroads of Japan is a Photography and Art Tours tour that takes 12 days taking you from Tokyo to Kyoto and 5 other destinations in Japan. The Backroads of Japan tour includes accommodation, staff & experts, meals included, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for more information.

Tokyo and Kyoto—the modern and imperial capitals of Japan, respectively—represent the perfect merger of the ancient and the contemporary. On this trip, you’ll thoroughly explore both and everything in between, from traditional villages and miles of rice fields to ancient temples and the stunning vistas of the Japanese Alps. Snow monkeys, geishas, the teeming pedestrian scrambles of Tokyo’s Shibuya district, and the impossibly friendly staff of your traditional ryokan are just a few of the locals you’ll meet and never forget.
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Is this tour for me?
Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Grading: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Group 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.

what’s included Accommodation
  • Hotels and traditional guesthouses/onsens (9 nts), traditional inns (2 nts, shared facilities).
Meals Included
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
  • Note: Allow USD590-770 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Bus, bullet train, local train, bicycle.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Included activities
  • Modern Tokyo walking tour
  • Zenkoji Temple visit (Nagano)
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park visit (Matsumoto)
  • Matsumoto Castle visit
  • Hida No Sato folk village visit (Takayama)
  • Kibi Plains bike ride (outside Kurashiki)
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine visit
  • Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • 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
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Backroads of Japan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour
Duration 12 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Age Requirement 12 +
meeting/Start point Tokyo, Japan
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Backroads of Japan tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation. If you do not already have a travel insurance please do get in touch with us after booking and we will help you.


Visa

For this Backroads 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.

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Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Backroads 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 62 days of departure.
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