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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun - Intrepid Travel
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13 days

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

From Tokyo to Kyoto
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Intrepid Travel
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15 to 99
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US $4,470
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  • Walk the ‘Path of Philosophy’ culture capital Kyoto
  • Visit the morning markets in mountainous Takayama
  • See the A-Bomb Dome and Memorial in Hiroshima
  • Reach speeds of 320 km/hr on a Japanese bullet train
  • See shrines and temples in the sacred city of Nikko

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Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the in-depth cultural tour Japan: Land of the Rising Sun, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Japan: Land of the Rising Sun includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo - Nikko
  3. Day 3: Nikko
  4. Day 4: Hakone
  5. Day 5: Hakone
  6. Day 6: Takayama
  7. Day 7: Takayama
  8. Day 8: Hiroshima
  9. Day 9: Miyajima - Hiroshima
  10. Day 10: Kyoto
  11. Day 11-12: Kyoto
  12. Day 13: Kyoto
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What's Included

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

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    · September 18, 2019
    Trip ran smoothly. Guide treated everyone nicely. He helped people with big luggage and made sure all got back to hotel safely. Eric was helpful and caring to us all.
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    Got to see lots of Japan. Was really pleased to see some of the smaller cities (Takayama, Nikko and Hakone) as these would be places you may not go to if not on a guided tour.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I loved the trip, it gave a good taste of japan and a lot in it.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The tour leader was excellent and the itinerary was good so as a solo traveller I loved it! The trip could be done a lot cheaper independently but I don’t think I would have learned as much about the culture without the tour leader
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    I LOVED the GUIDEhe was A+ His love and interest and KNOWLEDGE was one of the best I have had.The holidays made it difficult in the end of trip to visit certain restaurants and Pease Museum so that was a bummer.Darn 4 day holiday at News Years, does not... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I would recommend Intrepid based on the group size and the ability of the tour to deliver real and local experiences of the countries culture to its clients.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Alain Sabourin was an excellent tour guide - he has both the personality and local knowledge required
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I find Japan a daunting place to travel - lots of rigid social rules and my inability to communicate in Japanese make it harder than most. Alain Sabourin did an excellent job of leading the trip - coping with the logistics relatively seamlessly, and... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Great leader. Well organized and designed trip with good amounts of freedom.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • Japan: Land of the Rising Sun reviewer 10
    · July 06, 2019
    The accommodation was too expensive for its quality
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Arianna, sorry to hear your experience was not as expected. The safety and satisfaction of our travelers is our number one priority. We’d like to look into this further – can you send us a message with your full name, booking reference and to... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019

Dates & Availability

13 days
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun
From Tokyo to Kyoto
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    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this tour is 15 - 99 years old. That means that those under the age of 15 are unable to participate, and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no hard upper age limit for this tour so providing that travellers are comfortable with the demands of the itinerary. A wide range of ages join this tour, and Intrepid believe it's all about shared attitude - not age!

    • What is the minimum age required to join this tour?

      The minimum age on this tour is 15 years old.

    • What meals are included?

      You have 2 breakfasts and 2 diners included.

    • What is the type of accommodation used on this tour?

      All accommodations are subject to change until shortly before the departure date, therefore the tour operator cannot confirm a set hotel list. Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour:

      Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (1 night), Ryokan (9 nights)

      Japanese style inns (Ryokans) involve sleeping on comfortable futons at floor height. Please note in winter months Ryokans can be quite cold, heating systems in Japan (which is quite different from western countries) is reliant on oil heaters. As such, most open social spaces would not be as warm as closed spaces/rooms. Extra blankets and additional bedding can be requested at some locations, please have a chat with your tour leader if your sleeping arrangements are uncomfortable.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      The maximum group size for this tour is 12 people - nice and small!

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    • About the country



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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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before September 4th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 4th, 2020, 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 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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