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Essential Japan - Intrepid Travel
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10 days

Essential Japan

From Tokyo to Osaka
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
18 to 29
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
125236
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $2,580
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Highlights

  • Get your fix of Japanese culture with and visit temples
  • Indulge in sushi and go crazy shopping in bustling Tokyo
  • Soak up Kanazawa’s fascinating samurai culture
  • Get down with your world history at Hiroshima
  • Meet traditional geishas in Kyoto’s Gion district
  • Sip sake and rock out at an Osaka karaoke bar

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Itinerary

Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the Discovery tour Essential Japan, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 4 other destinations in Japan. Essential Japan includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo
  3. Day 3: Kanazawa
  4. Day 4: Kanazawa
  5. Day 5: Kyoto
  6. Day 6: Kyoto
  7. Day 7: Hiroshima
  8. Day 8: Hiroshima
  9. Day 9: Osaka
  10. Day 10: Osaka
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
5 nights
Hotel
4 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.7
  • 4.6
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  • RP
    · April 1st, 2020
    Everything was very well organized and informative
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you Ryan!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Essential Japan reviewer 2
    · December 1st, 2019
    Great and flexible enough to head out on your own
    Trip date: November 2019
  • EZ
    · October 27th, 2019
    One of a kind one of a kind
    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Trip was definitely made better when you have a good tour leader. Tomomi was great, so helpful and made the experience easy and fun.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    1) Travelling with Intrepid had a great social aspect which allowed me to make many friends from all over the world. 2) The provision of a guide made travelling in a foreign country easy and stress free. This was especially helpful in restaurants as I... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The whole process of booking and the lead up to the trip was really straightforward and reassuring, particularly as we hadn't done a group tour before.I can't stress enough how fantastic Tomomi was as a guide, she was so friendly and kind and... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Everything was well organised and there was a good balance between planned activities and free time to wander
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    It was a good & well thought out trip, but our tour guide wasn't great. She was kind and lovely and helpful but you could tell she had no idea what she was doing half the time. She struggled to find places, kept taking us to wrong train platforms, gave... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Knowledgeable guides, well-paced itineraries, flexibility, good group sizes, the company does a good job at attracting down-to-earth travellers.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    a good trip with a very good and helpful guide.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

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10 days
Essential Japan
From Tokyo to Osaka
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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    Yen
    Japan
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

    Type A
    Japan
    Type B
    Japan
  • Vaccines
    • 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before September 2nd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 2nd, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. 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 30 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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