Japan Adventure

Days:
13

Starts:
Tokyo

Finishes:
Kyoto

Meals:
12B, 1L, 3D

From:
$2399USD

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Highlights

Ready to say Konnichiwa to Japan? Famed for futuristic cities, ancient traditions, drool worthy food and outstanding natural beauty, Japan is a country that will bring all your senses to life and send you home wanting more. Over 13 days visit Tokyo, Nagano, Hakone, Osaka, Koyasan and Kyoto, where you’ll learn to roll sushi, wield a sword like a Samurai, fall in love with enchanted castles and spend the night in the company of monks in a 1000 year old Buddhist temple. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable Group Leader and an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better…

4.9/5

Japan Adventure has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on customer reviews.

"I just finished the Japan tour and it was amazing! It was my first time doing a tour and I was a bit apprehensiv..." - Sam

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What's Included

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12 NIGHTS ACCOM

From high end ‘flashpacker’ hostels and futuristic hotels to a beautiful traditional Japanese ‘Ryokan’ surrounded & a 1000 year old temple!

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13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Visit ancient temples & shrines, explore the ultramodern cities, learn to wield a Samurai sword & more!

See the full list
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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

All transport during your adventure is sorted, including bullet trains, buses, subways, cable cars & more!

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AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome Group Leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.

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16 MEALS

12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners

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10 TREES PLANTED

We'll be planting 10 trees for every INTRO Travel booking made on your behalf!

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TOKYO

Konnichiwa and welcome to Tokyo! Today you’ll arrive into one of the world’s buzziest, most forward thinking cities. Checking in to your hostel, you’ll then meet up with your travel crew and get excited for the adventures to come.

TOKYO

Today is all about discovering all that Tokyo has in store. First up, we’ll pay a visit to one of the country’s oldest temples, Senso-ji Temple, before checking out the Meiji Shrine. Colourful, eclectic and fashion forward Harajuku is up next, before we brave the iconic Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection. After dinner this evening, we’ll then squeeze in to one of the hilariously tiny bars in the district of Shinjuku.

TOKYO

The organised chaos of the vast and impressive Tsukiji Fish Market is first on the agenda. We’ll then meet up with a sushi master to try our hand at the art of sushi rolling, before venturing over to the futuristic sights and sounds of Akihabara. Known locally as the ‘Electric City’, it's famous for its electronic shops, maid cafes, Japanese photo booths and all things modern.

NAGANO

Now’s your chance to experience Japan’s famous bullet train for real. Shooting out of Tokyo at over 200mph, we’ll reach Nagano just in time for a sake tasting, Japan’s national drink. Feeling decidedly buzzed after our visit to the local brewery, we’ll then settle in to our Ryokan style hostel, where you’ll be sleeping on traditional tatami mats and Japanese style futon bedding.

NAGANO

We’ll be venturing out into the mountains today to spot the region’s famous snow monkeys, or Japanese Macaques. These red faced trouble makers play amongst the trees in the summer months & warm by bathing in the natural hot springs once winter hits. Enjoying the fresh mountain air, we’ll then take our time exploring the gorgeous lakes and forests of the Shiga Kogen National Park.

HAKONE

It’s back on board the bullet train this morning, this time bound for Hakone. Famed for hot springs, natural beauty and (of course) Mount Fuji, we’ll check in to our trendy hotel that comes complete with its very own onsen.

OSAKA

You might not be walking the plank, but you will be exploring Hakone by pirate ship (and cable car) this morning, keeping eyes peeled for views of snow capped Mount Fuji. We’ll then journey on to Osaka, and head straight out to explore the vibrant canal region of Dotonbori. Dinner will be on us, where we’ll fuel up for a night out, Osaka style.

OSAKA

This morning you’ll have time to yourself to chill and maybe squeeze in a spot of shopping, before we head out as a group to visit the 400 year old Osaka Castle. Looking like something straight out of a fairytale you’ll struggle not to get house envy as we explore the grounds and hear stories of Japanese history and legends, including the country’s most famous warriors, the Samurai.

KOYASAN

Ready for something extra special? Today we have just the thing - an overnight stay in a 1000 year old Buddhist temple. Leaving Osaka behind we’ll travel to the mountains for the town of Koyasan, where we’ll be welcomed into the temple by the monks who live there. They’ll teach us meditation, serve us their traditional foods, and lead us through a night time stroll of Japan’s largest cemetery.

KYOTO

It’s an early start today, but well worth it to watch the Buddhist monks perform their morning prayer ritual and fire ceremony. We’ll then be served breakfast before travelling on to our final destination, Kyoto. After checking in to our boutique hostel, you’ll have time to yourself to explore Japan’s ancient capital.

KYOTO

Green, lush and vibrant, the Insta famous Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama is our first stop today. Photos snapped, we’ll then head to the luxurious Golden Pavilion, so named for being covered entirely in gold, before finishing our day in the district of Gion, best known for being the home of Japan’s beautiful and mysterious Geishas.

KYOTO

Ending our trip on a high, today we’ll visit the famous Torii gates of Fushimi-Inari. One of Japan’s most iconic and photographed shrines, the orange gates stretch all the way up the mountainside. This afternoon, and maybe saving the best till last, you’ll then learn how to wield a traditional samurai sword under the watchful eye of a sensei, a descendant of the Samurai.

KYOTO

Your unforgettable 13 day adventure comes to an end today. Those flying home will make their way to the airport, or keep living the dream and extend your stay in Kyoto or Japan with our help and the new friends you’ve made.

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Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

You can start chatting to people in your group and other travellers before you leave. Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country.

The Japanese call Japan ‘a country of four seasons’ which basically means it’s got four distinct seasons, all beautiful and amazing for different reasons. The winter months (Dec-Mar) are cold but bring stunning snow-capped mountains and a magical winter wonderland feel, not to mention being the best time to see the famous ‘Snow Monkeys’. Spring (Apr - Jun) is popular for its colourful beauty and famous cherry blossoms. Summer (Jun - Aug) is hot, humid and great for outdoor activities and is the peak festival season. Autumn (Sep – Nov) again brings stunning colourful scenery such as the ‘koyo’ or Japanese autumn foliage. So you’re sure to have an amazing time any month of year!

Japan is generally one of the more expensive countries in Asia. However all your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £600 / $1000 spending money.

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. We will be using mainly trains for transport so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. Depending on your onward travel plans there is luggage storage at the airports or at some accommodations if needed.

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Japan Adventure

DAYS: 13

STARTS: Tokyo

FINISHES: Kyoto

MEALS: 12B, 1L, 3D

FROM: $2399USD

Japan Highlights Icon
Highlights
Ready to say Konnichiwa to Japan? Famed for futuristic cities, ancient traditions, drool worthy food and outstanding natural beauty, Japan is a country that will bring all your senses to life and send you home wanting more. Over 13 days visit Tokyo, Nagano, Hakone, Osaka, Koyasan and Kyoto, where you’ll learn to roll sushi, wield a sword like a Samurai, fall in love with enchanted castles and spend the night in the company of monks in a 1000 year old Buddhist temple. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable Group Leader and an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better…

Japan Adventure has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 52 customer reviews.

"I just finished the Japan tour and it was amazing! It was my first time doing a tour and I was a bit apprehensiv..." - Sam

Read more here

What's Included

Accom Icon

12 NIGHTS ACCOM

From high end ‘flashpacker’ hostels and futuristic hotels to a beautiful traditional Japanese ‘Ryokan’ surrounded & a 1000 year old temple!

Check it out here
Japan Acitivity Icon

13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Visit ancient temples & shrines, explore the ultramodern cities, learn to wield a Samurai sword & more!

See the full list
JAPAN TRANSPORT ICON

ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

All transport during your adventure is sorted, including bullet trains, buses, subways, cable cars & more!

Group Leader Icon

AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome Group Leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.

Meals Icon

16 MEALS

12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners

10 Trees Icon

10 TREES PLANTED

We'll be planting 10 trees for every INTRO Travel booking made on your behalf!

Itinerary

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
Small Change Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

You can start chatting to people in your group and other travellers before you leave. Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country.

The Japanese call Japan ‘a country of four seasons’ which basically means it’s got four distinct seasons, all beautiful and amazing for different reasons. The winter months (Dec-Mar) are cold but bring stunning snow-capped mountains and a magical winter wonderland feel, not to mention being the best time to see the famous ‘Snow Monkeys’. Spring (Apr - Jun) is popular for its colourful beauty and famous cherry blossoms. Summer (Jun - Aug) is hot, humid and great for outdoor activities and is the peak festival season. Autumn (Sep – Nov) again brings stunning colourful scenery such as the ‘koyo’ or Japanese autumn foliage. So you’re sure to have an amazing time any month of year!

Japan is generally one of the more expensive countries in Asia. However all your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £600 / $1000 spending money.

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. We will be using mainly trains for transport so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. Depending on your onward travel plans there is luggage storage at the airports or at some accommodations if needed.

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13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

  • Tokyo City Tour
  • Nightlife
  • Traditional Japanese Style Accom
  • Ancient Temples & Shrines
  • Fish Markets
  • Sushi Class
  • Sake Tasting & Brewery
  • Jigokudani Snow Monkeys
  • Shiga Kogen National Park
  • Lake Ashi Pirate Ship Cruise
  • Mount Fuji Cable Car Views
  • Osaka Castle Visit
  • Overnight Stay at Buddhist Temple
  • Meditation & Night Temple Walk
  • Morning Prayer & Fire Ceremony
  • Arishiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion Temple
  • Fushimi Inari Temple
  • Samurai Experience