Ultimate Japan

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4.3 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36191
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Osaka, Japan
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Tokyo - Visit the fish markets, temples and gardens of this dazzling city
  • Kyoto - Discover the secrets of the Geisha culture and stroll through the bamboo forests
  • Osaka - Explore the neon-lit streets and try local delicacies
  • Mount Koya - Spend the night in a Buddhist monastery and learn about the culture and customs of the monks
  • Takayama - Explore the traditional architecture and wander through the morning market
  • Hiroshima - Reflect at the Peace Park and Museum
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The "Ultimate Japan" trip starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. It is an explorer trip that takes 14 days taking you through Takayama, Hiroshima, Tokyo and 5 other destinations in Japan. "Ultimate Japan" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover more than just chaotic cities and mountainous landscapes on this ultimate 14-day adventure through Japan. Explore the cultural hubs of Kyoto and Osaka as you learn about Geishas, visit enchanting castles and discover the beautifully quaint backstreets. Spend an evening sleeping at a Buddhist monastery in Mount Koya. Embrace Tokyo's blend of new and old as visit local fish markets and explore neon-lit neighbourhoods. Follow your guide through the historic heartlands of Takayama and Hiroshima. Travel in style with bullet trains, gondola rides, and boat trips to ensure you get the most out of your adventure!
  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Tokyo
  • Day 3: Tokyo, Hakone
  • Day 4: Hakone, Takayama
  • Day 5: Takayama
  • Day 6: Takayama, Hiroshima
  • Day 7: Hiroshima, Miyajima Island
  • Day 8: Hiroshima, Himeji Castle, Kyoto
  • Day 9: Kyoto
  • Day 10: Kyoto
  • Day 11: Kyoto, Mount Koya
  • Day 12: Mount Koya, Osaka
  • Day 13: Osaka
  • Day 14: Osaka
  • 4 & 3 star hotels, Japanese-style ryokans, mountain monasteries
  • Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access (where available)
  • 13 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Train, cable car, local bus, luggage transfers
  • Services of experienced local Tour Leader
  • Express/bullet train, local & mountain train
  • Any flights not mentioned above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not stated above
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gestures
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary
4.3 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
  • Benjamin Statman
  • From England
  • On Jun 08 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
  • Elliott Leib
  • From USA
  • On Apr 09 2023
5 - Excellent
great value and itinerary
2 weeks in Japan during cherry blossom season was just right... onsen in luxury hotels twice made it special
  • Alan Smith
  • From Canada
  • On Feb 26 2023
4 - Very Good
Not totally reflective of tour
We enjoyed our trip and Muchan our guide was great. I enjoyed temples and shrines however for me I would have liked to have added one or two venues that showed Japanese technology
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ultimate Japan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 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.


For any tour departures within 02 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 December 2023, a deposit of 150 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ultimate 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.


For this Ultimate 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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.
  • Larger tour groups will be separated according to the local physical distancing regulations.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Do people in Japan speak English?

    Estimates show that less than 30 percent of the Japanese population speak English at any level, with less than 5 percent being fluent speakers. So, the likelihood of encountering a fluent speaker on a random Japanese street is quite low. Most people working in tourist areas do understand simple English phrases, and most signboards, instructions, and menus in these areas are in both Japanese and English. Outside of these places, you will need a lot of hand gestures to get by.

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • What is the best time to visit Japan?

    The best time to visit Japan is during the fall (September to December) and spring (March to May). To get more information on what to expect from each season, read our guide on the best time to visit Japan.

  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • Are credit cards widely accepted in Japan?

    Japan is still a cash society for most intents and purposes. However, reputable establishments in most big cities accept credit and debit card payments. On the flip side, most markets, small stores, rural inns, and local restaurants are cash-only. So, you will be better off carrying cash when traveling in Japan.

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