Essential Japan

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Osaka, Japan
HIGHLIGHTS
  • So many great destinations and so much free time to see them your way. All the benefits of group travel with a leader and new buddies to explore with, without having to pay for anything you don’t want to do.
  • Immerse yourself in all things Japanese right from the get go in the varied neighbourhoods of Tokyo. From the geek subculture of Akihabara, historical Asakusa and Ueno, to the wild side of fashion in Harajuku and the nightlife of Roppongi – each suburb is almost like a city of its own.
  • Shed your inhibitions and soak in an onsen – the traditional hot springs turned public baths. Yes, you'll be naked but don't be scared. We have a complete guide to onset etiquette here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/japanonsenguide/
  • Rail passes are included, allowing you to zip between cities at bullet speed.
The Essential Japan tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. It is an adventure tour that takes 10 days taking you through Osaka, Kanazawa and Tokyo in Japan. Essential Japan is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Helloooo Japan. Get your fix of Japanese culture with temples, sushi and shopping in Tokyo before soaking up Kanazawa’s crazy samurai culture. Get down with your world history at Hiroshima, spy geishas in Kyoto’s Gion district and get your Tina Turner on at an Osaka karaoke bar. Whatever happens, you'll be sipping sake like a pro by the end of this trip.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Adel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Adel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 05 2019
“I really enjoyed this tour, it gives a very good overview of the country, culture, National Parks, everyday life, etc. We used a minibus​ all the way through and it worked very well. The local tour leader was outstanding.”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 16 2020
“Excellent itinerary, friendly and knowledgeable tour leader. Highly recommended!”
RALPH's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • RALPH
  • From USA
  • On Sep 27 2019
“I wasn't forewarned about the difficulty of obtaining a Russian VISA in a short timeframe. Obtaining one in a short period of time cost over $1,000.
Additionally, I suggest booking directly with the tour company as communication was not passed from agent company, to tour company, to me the traveler that extra hotel fees were required as the hotel had sold out of single rooms.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Tokyo
  • Day 3: Kanazawa
  • Day 4: Kanazawa
  • Day 5: Kyoto
  • Day 6: Kyoto
  • Day 7: Hiroshima
  • Day 8: Hiroshima
  • Day 9: Osaka
  • Day 10: Osaka
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Multishare Hostel (5 nights), Twinshare Hotel/Ryokan (4 nights)
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Public Bus , Metro , Train , Bullet Train
Included Activities
  • Tokyo - Meiji-jingū Shrine
  • Tokyo - Shibuya walking tour
  • Tokyo - Yoyogi-kōen
  • Tokyo - Harajuku street
  • Kanazawa - Higashi Chaya District walking tour
  • Kyoto - Gion District walk
  • Kyoto - Fushimi Inari-Taisha
  • Hiroshima - Peace Park & A - Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima - Peace Museum
  • Hiroshima - Miyajima Island
  • Osaka - Dotombori District walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tokyo and from Osaka 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 Essential Japan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Japan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 29 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Essential 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 Essential 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.

NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
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