Iconic Japan

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • City sightseeing
  • Local culture
  • Countryside and village visits
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 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.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the modern and traditional sides of Japan.
  • Relax at a traditional Inn.
  • Ride a ferry to Miyajima to see the famous floating torii.
  • Learn the art of meditation from a local monk
Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto, the "Iconic Japan" tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Tokyo, Tsumago and Hiroshima in Japan. "Iconic Japan" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

In Japan, tradition and modernity are celebrated side-by-side in ways that often appear contradictory. Immerse yourself in this intriguing culture, beginning in sprawling Tokyo, one of the world’s most innovative cities. Then head by rail into the countryside to visit traditional villages and tranquil shrines. Explore quaint geisha districts and inspiring gardens; savour the fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine; and get a glimpse of the ancient soul of this fascinating, futuristic country.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT G ADVENTURES
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 105 reviews
  • CHRISTINA
  • From Greek
  • On Sep 05 2019
4 - Very Good
CHRISTINA's review for another G Adventures tour
“the tour is very nice but more activities could be included, such as hiking, diving etc. It would be nice if they added some extra days to visit Greenland which is very close. There was a lot of driving. The hotels were impressively good. Iceland is expensive and more meals could alos be included. The tour guide was good and gave insight to the local living.”
  • Julie
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Julie's review for another G Adventures tour
“This was a very well planned holiday..Our guide, Mr Bean (Bin) did a great job keeping us safe and happy. This is the first time l have participated in a group tour...it will not be the last! I was given ample time to do my own thing or else spend time with my group. Enjoyed everything...”
  • SANJAY
  • From USA
  • On Sep 17 2018
5 - Excellent
SANJAY's review for another G Adventures tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Tokyo
  • Day 3: Tokyo
  • Day 4: Tokyo/Tsumago
  • Day 5: Tsumago/Kanazawa
  • Day 6: Kanazawa
  • Day 7: Kanazawa/Hiroshima
  • Day 8: Hiroshima
  • Day 9: Hiroshima/Kyoto
  • Day 10: Kyoto
  • Day 11: Kyoto
  • Day 12: Kyoto
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (10 nts), traditional Inn (1 nt)
Meals
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD475-620 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Bullet train, express train, local train, ferry, metro, taxi, public bus, walking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
Included activities
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Tsukiji Sushi Experience, Tokyo
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Zen Buddhist Meditation and Calligraphy, Kyoto
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kembu Masters, Kyoto
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Chopstick and Gold Leaf Painting Experience, Kanazawa
  • Tour of Tokyo including Meiji Jingu Shrine and Asakusa and Harajuka districts
  • Walking tour of Tsumago Village and countryside
  • Kaiseki dinner
  • Visit Kanazawa samurai and geisha districts
  • Visit Nomura Family Samurai Residence and Myoryuji Ninja Temple
  • Visit Himeji Castle
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Excursion to Miyajima Island
  • Zen meditation experience
  • Tour Kyoto and Nara including Fushimi Inari, Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine (Jan - Sep)
  • Visit Gion Geisha district
  • 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 Iconic 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 Iconic 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 17 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Iconic 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 Iconic 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 : National Geographic JourneysGreater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
  • 2. Service Level : UpgradedQuality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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