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Simply Japan - Explore!
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Simply Japan

From Tokyo to Osaka
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Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the discovery tour Simply Japan, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 8 other destinations in Japan. Simply Japan includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Experience the spectacular Fire Ceremony and discover Tokyo’s temples and frenetic city streets
  3. Day 3: Explore Tokyo with the option to visit Hakone National Park for views of Mount Fuji
  4. Day 4: Travel by train to Matsumoto and discover the impressive Crow Castle
  5. Day 5: Meet the snow monkeys of Jigokudani and spend the night in Zenkoji Temple
  6. Day 6: Join the monks for morning prayers and explore the samurai district of Kanazawa
  7. Day 7: Free time in Kanazawa to try sushi at the Omichi Fish Market or discover the 'Ninja Temple'
  8. Day 8: Try sake in the old town of Takayama and stay in a family-run ryokan
  9. Day 9: Travel by train to Hiroshima and experience the poignant Peace Park and Peace Museum
  10. Day 10: Take the ferry to Miyajima Island, meet the tame deer and see the floating torii gate
  11. Day 11: Take the Bullet train to Kyoto and explore Nijo Castle
  12. Day 12: Free time to explore the Zen gardens, temples and geisha district of Kyoto
  13. Day 13: Continue discovering Kyoto before travelling to Osaka for a final night amongst the neon lights
  14. Day 14: Trip ends in Osaka
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
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  • Meals
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

12 nights
1 night

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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    I had an awesome time. I had some reservations, and did a let research before going to Japan, to ensure that I was mentally prepared. I have to say, I am pleased I did. This background information plus the excellent guide made my trip to Japan even... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your trip. I am so pleased you enjoyed Japan and hope you will explore the rest of the world with us in the future!
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Would liked to have seen a tea ceremony. Would have loved to have seen some sumo wrestling but think this might be seasonal so not available.
    Trip date: October 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    I personally would have liked more time at the Folk Museum but I know it was a question of balance in a city with an awful lot to see.
    Trip date: October 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Including more rural Japan would have been nice, it was a bit city heavy.
    Trip date: October 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Overall an 5 trip but one or two extra touches as I have explained would have made it for me.
    Trip date: August 2019
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  • JB
    · December 20, 2019
    Very busy tour covering different parts of Japan. Great introduction to the country. The hotels were all of good quality and well located. The timing of the tour meant that the free day in Tokyo was when all the museums were shut and the day in... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • C
    · October 30, 2019
    Go for it! It's a wonderful introduction to Japan - it's history, culture, temples, castles, people and food.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Simply Japan reviewer 8
    · May 23, 2019
    A very good introduction to Japan. Be aware that there is a fair bit of walking involved and the agenda is hurried at times because some venues and museums close early. I felt more time was needed in Hiroshima and less in Osaka.
    Trip date: May 2019

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14 days
Simply Japan
From Tokyo to Osaka
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    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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