Essential Japan

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Osaka
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 trip starts from Tokyo and ends in Osaka. It is an adventure tour that takes 10 days taking you through Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto in Japan. Essential Japan is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport 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.

NEW UPDATES FOR 2020:
We will be tapping into the booming hostel scene in Japan in 2019, staying in hostels and pod hostels in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.This means that our accommodation in these cities won't be twin share hotel rooms, rather they'll be cool hangouts with shared facilities.
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  • On Dec 27 2017
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  • Jean
  • From USA
  • On Sep 02 2019
“This was the absolute best trip ever. I’ve traveled many times. I have to say this was one of the best experiences and adventures of all. Our skipper, Rita was simply amazing. The best! Wonderful skipper, skilled sailor, knowledgeable, so friendly, helpful, genuinely caring of her boat mates. She’s a dream to sail with! If anyone sails, I’d highly recommend requesting her.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Aug 23 2018
“Beautiful sights, jovial tour guide, well done! A great adventure, worth the price.”
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 (4 nights), Twinshare Hotel/Ryokan (5 nights)
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
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 09 January 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.

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.
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