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Best of Japan Economy - Samurai Tours
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Anonymous "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, shops, and museums. Everything from the transportation to restaurant reservations was organized for us with military precision. We were also given..."
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4 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+9 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 Economy, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Kyoto and through Tokyo, Japan and 9 other destinations in Japan. Best of Japan Economy 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
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
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: Kamakura - Kotukuin (Great Buddha), Hase-dera, Hokokuin (Bamboo Temple), Hakone Yumoto Onsen
  5. DAY 5: Hakone, Travel to Takayama
  6. DAY 6: Takayama - Morning Markets, Takayama Jinya, San-machi-suji
  7. DAY 7: Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa
  8. DAY 8: Kanazawa - Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Handicrafts Museum, Naga-machi Samurai District
  9. DAY 9: Travel to Hiroshima, Hiroshima - Peace Park and Museum
  10. DAY 10: Miyajima Island - Mt. Misen Ropeway, Itsukushima Shrine; Kyoto
  11. DAY 11: Kyoto - Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Nishiki Koji, Tea Ceremony
  12. DAY 12: Fushimi - Fushimi Inari Shrine, Higashiyama District, Yasaka Shrine, Gion Geisha District, Kenninji Temple
  13. DAY 13: Return Home

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Written on September 16, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Unexpected well-organized and accommodative. All our guides were spoken English very well. They were very passionate and knowledgeable of Japan, and we have learned a lot about Japanese culture, business, economics and past history. Yoriko the guide in... Read more

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  • Best of Japan Economy reviewer 2
    Written on August 2, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was exactly what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. All 5 of our main guides were exceptional. Very knowledgable, funny and polite. The accommodation was very good and it was nice to have breakfasts included. Any other meals included were... Read more

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  • Written on July 9, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour guides were wonderful. My son and I enjoyed the trip. He was so looking forward to it, he was expecting the trip of a lifetime and was not disappointed.

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  • Best of Japan Economy reviewer 4
    Written on June 1, 2018
    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

    Samurai Tours commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your review! Nothing makes us more excited than happy customers. And I will pass on your praises to the guides. They are really what makes Samurai Tours great in my opinion. And thanks for your tips. We are very different from a bus tour company and I love our way of traveling with public transportation but it does mean some walking. It was a pleasure helping you explore Japan. Please let us know if we can ever be of assistance again.
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    • Thursday
      Jan 16, 2020
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Tuesday
      Jan 28, 2020
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      $91
      USD $2,953
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      Feb 13, 2020
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
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      Feb 25, 2020
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      $91
      USD $2,953
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      Mar 19, 2020
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Tuesday
      Mar 31, 2020
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      $109
      USD $3,535
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      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Tuesday
      Apr 7, 2020
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      $117
      USD $3,777
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    • Thursday
      Apr 2, 2020
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Tuesday
      Apr 14, 2020
      to Kyoto
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      $109
      USD $3,535
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    Vaccinations

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    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 17 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 17 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,174 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 47 km
    • Kamakura (Japan)
    • 47 km
    • Hakone (Japan)
    • 190 km
    • Takayama (Japan)
    • 35 km
    • Shirakawa (Japan)
    • 38 km
    • Kanazawa (Japan)
    • 451 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 20 km
    • Miyajima Island (Japan)
    • 329 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 8 km
    • Fushimi (Japan)
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