Epic Japan
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Always wanted to experience 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.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AJTO.A/201408
  • Starts: Tokyo, Japan
  • Finishes: Osaka, Japan
You will Visit
  • Tokyo
  • Hakone
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka



Day 1: Tokyo

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.


Day 2: Tokyo

Hit the streets of Tokyo on an orientation walk around Asakusa, including a visit to Sensoji Temple. Enjoy free time to explore Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Crossing or go shopping in the afternoon.


Day 3: Tokyo

Hop on a train to Kamakura and visit the Big Buddha before relaxing on the beach. Return to Tokyo for a final night in the city.


Day 4: Tokyo/Hakone

Travel to beautiful Hakone in the mountains and visit the sites with an included Hakone Pass, which allows unlimited access to the cable car, ropeway, tourist boats and other transport in the area.


Day 5: Hakone/Kyoto

Walk under thousands of iconic torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, then enjoy free time to explore more of one of Japan's most beautiful cities.


Day 6: Kyoto

Stroll through the other-worldly sprawling bamboo grove of Arashiyama, then opt to visit local temples, participate in a tea ceremony or take a calligraphy class.


Day 7: Kyoto/Osaka

Enjoy an orientation walk around Osaka, then dig in with a street food crawl with the group and CEO.


Day 8: Osaka

Get out and explore during free time. Opt to tour a ramen factory, visit the Osaka castle or take a day trip to Hiroshima. Get out and explore the nightlife on a final night out with the group.


Day 9: Osaka

Depart at any time.

    • 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)
    • 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
    • Hostels (8 nts, multi-share)
    • No meals included
    • Train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore both the ultramodern and traditional sides of Japan
  • Time to explore cities like Tokyo and Kyoto