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Japan Highlights

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Trip Overview

Is this trip for you? QUIRKY. DELICIOUS. BUZZING.

Too expensive...I don't have the time off...I hate sushi...

That's it, we're done with excuses. In under two weeks this trip gives you the highlights and the hidden gems. The culture and the crazy. The ultra-modern and the historic. The scenery and the cities. And all the ramen, okonimiyaki, udon, katsu, yakatori and sake your fat pants can handle (you packed those, right?). This is your wake-up call - Japan is waiting.

Worth noting…

On this trip you'll be travelling like a local. Meaning? Pack light! You’ll need to make sure your luggage is no bigger than 160 cm in total (height x width x length) for travel on the Shinkansen (aka bullet train).


Trip Itinerary

  1. Tokyo, Japan


    You ready for 12 jam-packed days of stuffing your face, exploring the ultra-modern and uncovering ancient traditions – not to mention all the weird, whacky and totally wonderful in between? We thought so. Meet the group early before we kick things off with a city tour. See the anime culture, tick off Senso-ji Temple and hit up Nakamise shopping street. Later, it’s the Harajuku district, Shibuya crossing and dinner with the gang in the Asakusa district. We’ve thrown an optional sushi making experience in the mix too – and that’s just day one!

    • Included Today
      • Senso-ji Temple and Akihabara district tour
    • Meals
      • Dinner
    • Optional extras
      • Sushi making experience from: 8824 JPY
  2. Tokyo

  3. Tokyo

  4. Tokyo to Takayama

  5. Takayama to Hiroshima

  6. Hiroshima

  7. Hiroshima to Osaka

  8. Osaka

  9. Osaka to Kyoto

  10. Kyoto

  11. Kyoto

  12. Kyoto


What's included

Included Experiences

  • Senso-ji Temple and Akihabara district tour
  • Meiji Shrine and Shibuya district tour
  • Group karaoke experience in Tokyo
  • Visit the Hida folk village
  • Visit the morning riverside markets
  • Half-day tour of Takayama
  • Visit a sake brewery
  • Visit the Itsukushima Shrine
  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum
  • Experience the Buddhist morning rituals
  • Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Visit the Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Visit the Arashiyama bamboo forest
  • Visit the Nishiki food market
  • Tour the famous Gion district


-3 nights in hostels (twin or double), 5 nights in hotels (twin or double), 1 night in traditional Ryokan, 2 nights in temple lodges.


High speed trains and public transport

Optional activities

-East Tokyo neighborhood cycling tour from: prices available locally

-Sushi making experience from: 8824 JPY

-Visit Tokyo Disneyland from: 8,600 JPY

-Day Trip to Mt Fuji from: 16471 JPY

-Visit the Robot Restaurant from: 9,000 JPY

-Hida beef dinner from: 4,500 JPY

-Traditional onsen experience from: prices available locally

-Full day tour of Universal Studios from: prices available locally

-Osaka nightlife tour from: prices available locally

-Ramen making class from: 3500 JPY

-Dress as a Geisha or samurai from: 9,600 JPY

Views & Reviews

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  • James M February 2020


  • Jennifer Ke December 2019

    It was a broad overview of Japan, it worked well to make me want more and the guide was amazing.

    I can't tell you how amazing Jeff was!

  • Anonymous August 2019

    Best tour leader (yo) he guided around japan like a pro.

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