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Best of Japan - Samurai Tours
Best of Japan - Samurai Tours
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1 review
Starts
Tokyo
+8 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Kyoto
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Highlights

Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Japan, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Kyoto and through Tokyo, Japan and 9 other destinations in Japan. Best of Japan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Train & Rail
Operator
Samurai Tours

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: Arrive Tokyo
  2. DAY 2: Tokyo - Tokyo Tower, Ginza, Asakusa
  3. DAY 3: Free Day in Tokyo
  4. DAY 4: Tokyo, Hakone, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Lake Ashi Sightseeing Boats, Hakone Yumoto Onsen
  5. DAY 5: Nagoya - Takugawa Art Museum, Travel to Takayama
  6. DAY 6: Takayama – Miyagawa Morning Market, Jinyamae Morning Market, Takayama Jinya, San-machi-suji District, Free Afternoon
  7. DAY 7: Travel to Koya-san, Overnight at a Buddhist Temple
  8. DAY 8: Koya-san - Morning Prayer Service, Okunoin Cemetery and Temple, Garan Temple Complex; Travel to Osaka
  9. DAY 9: Travel to Himeji; Tour Himeji - Himeji Castle, Kokoen Garden; Travel to Miyajima Island
  10. DAY 10: Miyajima Island - Free Day
  11. DAY 11: Hiroshima - Peace Park and Museum; Travel to Kyoto
  12. DAY 12: Kyoto - Kyoto – Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Nishiki Koji, Tea Ceremony and Rakugo in English Performance
  13. DAY 13: Fushimi - Fushimi Inari Shrine, Higashiyama District, Yasaka Shrine, Gion Geisha District
  14. DAY 14: Kyoto – Free Day, Meet a Maiko Session, Sayonora Dinner
  15. DAY 15: Return Home

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • JA
    Written on April 12, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    I think that the trip to Hiroshima should have been an optional trip. Too much time was spent there and we could have had more time in Kyoto. There were no evening activities planned and I think there could have been.

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      A guide will accompany you on the tour.

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    • Marjorie8th October 2019
      I was impressed with the ease of navigating their site. Everything is so well defined and any questions I had were answered extremely promptly and thoroughly. When it came time to book I really felt I had made the best decision

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    • Sunday
      Jan 12, 2020
      from Tokyo
      15 Days
      Sunday
      Jan 26, 2020
      to Kyoto
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      $121
      USD $3,923
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      Feb 9, 2020
      from Tokyo
      15 Days
      Sunday
      Feb 23, 2020
      to Kyoto
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      $121
      USD $3,923
      Sharing a twin room
    • Sunday
      Mar 15, 2020
      from Tokyo
      15 Days
      Sunday
      Mar 29, 2020
      to Kyoto
      10+ seats left
      $154
      USD $4,970
      Sharing a twin room
    • Sunday
      Mar 22, 2020
      from Tokyo
      15 Days
      Sunday
      Apr 5, 2020
      to Kyoto
      10+ seats left
      $162
      USD $5,232
      Sharing a twin room
    • Sunday
      Mar 29, 2020
      from Tokyo
      15 Days
      Sunday
      Apr 12, 2020
      to Kyoto
      10+ seats left
      $162
      USD $5,232
      Sharing a twin room
    • Sunday
      Apr 5, 2020
      from Tokyo
      15 Days
      Sunday
      Apr 19, 2020
      to Kyoto
      Only 2 seats left
      $154
      USD $4,990
      Sharing a twin room

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    About the countries

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    Visa

    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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

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    Location
    Tokyo is the starting point and Kyoto is the endpoint.
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 13 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 13 January 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Samurai Tours. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Samurai Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,341 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 84 km
    • Hakone (Japan)
    • 193 km
    • Nagoya (Japan)
    • 112 km
    • Takayama (Japan)
    • 263 km
    • Koya-san (Japan)
    • 54 km
    • Osaka (Japan)
    • 76 km
    • Himeji (Japan)
    • 228 km
    • Miyajima Island (Japan)
    • 20 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 311 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)

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