Best of Japan

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ends on 31 Mar 2019
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Best of Japan - Samurai Tours
Best of Japan - Samurai Tours
+8 Destinations
Central Japan


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
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Train & Rail
  • Ville Grandin's review about another Samurai Tours tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very good hotels and included meals. All the transport is public and a few times I think a private transport would have saved alot of time. A bit more time was spent on transport than neccessary. We had several guides and they were all great. They all were... Read more

  • Michelle Coote's review about another Samurai Tours tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour, great local guides all the way - all of them went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. Only suggestion for improvement would have been to include a guided activity for part of the "free day" as finding our own way to the ropeway... Read more

  • Review about another Samurai Tours tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a fantastic tour by the friendly and helpful folks at Samurai Tours. This tour was so much better than the description in the itinerary. We visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites, temples, shrines, restaurants, outdoor markets, parks, gardens, onsens,... Read more

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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
  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: Himeji Castle; 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 - Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Nishiki Koji, Tea Ceremony
  13. DAY 13: Fushimi - Fushimi Inari Shrine, Higashiyama District, Yasaka Shrine, Gion Geisha District
  14. DAY 14: Kyoto - Free Day, Sayonora Dinner and Meet a Maiko Session
  15. DAY 15: Home

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

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  • Anna9th July 2018
    Good selection of different tours to different destinations available online. Online chat available (with transcript) online. Knowledgeable agents ready to answer questions. Accumulate credits when you book and can spend them when booking another tour through TourRadar.



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About the countries

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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 Kyoto is the endpoint.
Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Samurai Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 May 2019 the full payment of $0 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 $0 for Best of Japan, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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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The following cards are accepted for Samurai Tours : Visa - Master Card - American Express


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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