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Japan On A Shoestring

From US$ 1,999 US$ 1,899 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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highlights
  • Explore both the ultramodern and traditional sides of Tokyo
  • Soak in a traditional hot spring
  • Sample tasty Japanese treats on a street food crawl
  • Pass through a tunnel of thousands of torii gates at Kyoto's Fushimi Inari shrine.
The Japan on a Shoestring tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. The Japan on a Shoestring is a Explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you from Tokyo to Osaka and 3 other destinations in Japan. The Japan on a Shoestring tour includes accommodation, staff & experts, meals included, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for more information.

Always wanted to do Japan but felt it was pricy? No longer! This super-affordable nine-day introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun is the solution. Travel by train to introduce yourself to Tokyo nightlife, the famous geisha district of Kyoto, and the gorgeous mountainous region of Hakone. Experience the country's quirky side as well, with activities and free time alike. Discover Japan with a group of like-minded adventurers and you'll never want to come home.
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Is this tour for me?
Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

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
  • Hostels (8 nts).
Meals Included
  • No meals included
  • Note: Allow USD415-540 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train, walking.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Included activities
  • Asakusa orientation walk and visit to Sensoji Temple (Tokyo)
  • Day trip to Great Buddha and Kamakura Beach
  • Hakone Pass (includes Owakudani ropeway and Ashinoko cruise)
  • Hot springs visit (Hakone)
  • Orientation walk at Fushimi Inari shrine through thousands of torii gates
  • Day trip to Arashiyama mountain area and bamboo forest
  • Orientation walk in Osaka
  • Street food crawl
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • 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
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Japan on a Shoestring tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 18 participants
Duration 9 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Age Requirement 18 - 39
meeting/Start point Tokyo, Japan
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Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Japan on a Shoestring
Good to know Travel Insurance

The Japan on a Shoestring 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 Japan on a Shoestring 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 Japan on a Shoestring 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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