Ultimate Japan

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Ultimate Japan - Intrepid Travel
Ultimate Japan - Intrepid Travel
+13 Destinations
Central Japan


  • Discover the vibrant, modern Tokyo and the historic Kyoto
  • Travel by Shinkansen and taste traditional Japanese food
  • Visit the temple of Rinnō-ji & the famous Toshu-gu Shrine
  • Enjoy a stay in forests of Takayama & explore Hiroshima
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the in-depth cultural tour Ultimate Japan, you have a 24 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Osaka and through Tokyo, Japan and 13 other destinations in Japan. Ultimate Japan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
  • ann truscott's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.0 - Good

    It was a great adventure. The Kumano hike was very challenging which I personally was unprepared equipment wise.

  • Edward Swiss's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip. We covered a lot of ground and walked a lot. Not a trip for someone not in shape or unable to carry their own bags for some distance. That said, everything about the trip was interesting, even those things that were not particularly to my... Read more

  • Review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.0 - Good

    This is a real excellent itinerary of Japan! So many beautiful shrines, temples and pagodas! Highly recommend staying in Tokyo before this tour to really experience the beautiful city! The accommodations were the only bad part about this tour. Personally, I... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo - Nikko
  3. Day 3: Nikko
  4. Day 4: Hakone
  5. Day 5: Hakone
  6. Day 6: Takayama
  7. Day 7: Takayama
  8. Day 8: Hiroshima
  9. Day 9: Miyajima - Hiroshima
  10. Day 10: Kyoto
  11. Day 11: Kyoto
  12. Day 13: Osaka
  13. Day 14: Takamatsu
  14. Day 15: Naoshima - Takamatsu
  15. Day 16: Kotohira
  16. Day 17: Iya Valley - Matsuyama
  17. Day 18: Matsuyama
  18. Day 19: Nagasaki
  19. Day 20: Nagasaki
  20. Day 21: Yakushima
  21. Day 22: Yakushima
  22. Day 23: Osaka
  23. Day 24: Osaka

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Japan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Japan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Japan. Ideally 1 month before travel.


Tokyo is the starting point and Osaka is the endpoint.
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TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 August 2019 the full payment of $8,829 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $8829 for Ultimate Japan, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,852 km.
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • 111 km
  • Nikko (Japan)
  • 176 km
  • Hakone (Japan)
  • 190 km
  • Takayama (Japan)
  • 478 km
  • Hiroshima (Japan)
  • 311 km
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • 43 km
  • Osaka (Japan)
  • 139 km
  • Takamatsu (Japan)
  • 15 km
  • Naoshima Island (Japan)
  • 35 km
  • Kotohira (Japan)
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