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Japan Express - Intrepid Travel
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James "I had an amazing time! The tour guide (Kaori Kawayoko) was very friendly and helpful. She helped me a lot: teaching me some Japanese words and asking restaurants which meals contained meat products so I could eat them. The transport and travel plans were very organised and we had a healthy balance of free time along with times we gathered for dinner. It was great to have free roam of each place fo..."
Excellent
11 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+1 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Kyoto
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Highlights

  • Discover the vibrant Tokyo and go sightseeing in Kyoto
  • Travel to Nikko by train and enjoy the spectacular views
  • Visit Toshu-gu Shrine or go hiking in the area of Nikko
  • Take a photo of Fushimi Inari Taisha and see Nijo Castle
  • Taste some traditional sushi, sake and other local food
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the in-depth cultural tour Japan Express, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Kyoto and through Tokyo, Japan and 2 other destinations in Japan. Japan Express includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

11 Reviews

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  • R
    Written on August 24, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    It as good having the flexibility to either take Tsunao's suggestions or go your own way. Tokyo, Nikko and Kyoto are all great places to explore and Tsunao's knowledge was invaluable. The venues chosen for group meals were varied and interesting. It was... Read more

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  • Japan Express reviewer 2
    Written on July 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing but very hot We will come in spring or fall next time!

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Marvin, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We agree, springtime in Japan is an amazing time to visit - hello cherry blossoms!! We're delighted to hear that your enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • MK
    Written on July 16, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Guide was excellent however took us only to the free places and the tour guidance lasted till 1300 usually and thus you are on your own to scramble to make plans for the rest of the day and figure out how to get there etc. Seems like I paid a lot of money... Read more

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  • Japan Express reviewer 4
    Written on April 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Really enjoyed the fact that this was a very 'authentic' tour with traditional Ryokans and using the public transport used by the locals. Also loved that there was so much flexibility and I could opt to join the group or go off on my own. Really enjoyed it.

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Marlene, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Japan, and we hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • WE
    Written on October 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Superb experience - A wonderful tour - Excellent tour guide

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  • A
    Written on April 13, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    It's a lovely tour

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  • Japan Express reviewer 7
    Written on April 12, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I expected the tour to be pretty basic and flexible given the price that I paid and tour description. This suited me as I mainly did the tour to meet people so I could have the option and the tour guide there is I needed to ask questions. Kenji our tour... Read more

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  • Japan Express reviewer 8
    Written on November 23, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the best time of my life, don't pack heavy as getting on and off trains a lot and public transport!

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  • Japan Express reviewer 9
    Written on June 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time and our tour guide was amazing! So patient, organised and helpful. The only problem was that time went so quickly!!!

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  • Japan Express reviewer 10
    Written on July 30, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time! The tour guide (Kaori Kawayoko) was very friendly and helpful. She helped me a lot: teaching me some Japanese words and asking restaurants which meals contained meat products so I could eat them. The transport and travel plans were... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo
  3. Day 3: Tokyo
  4. Day 4: Nikko
  5. Day 5: Nikko
  6. Day 6: Kyoto
  7. Day 7: Kyoto
  8. Day 8: Kyoto
  9. Day 9: Kyoto

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  • Accommodation

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Videos

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      The tour operator has advised that they do not have a hotel list available for this tour, as all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. Two examples of hotels that they generally stay at on this tour are Seibido Inn and Sakura Ryokan - hopefully, this can give you an idea of the kind of accommodation you can expect on tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      It's time to say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Check-out from Seibido Inn in Kyoto is at 10 am, however, if you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour generally starts from Sakura Ryokan in Tokyo and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. After check-in, you can relax and unwind, before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 6 pm. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to explore Tokyo’s exhilarating nightlife. Please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

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      Very efficient and knowledgeable staff, Was quick and complete. We knew what we wanted and the info and reservation was made quickly and efficiently.

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    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Japan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Japan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
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    Location
    Tokyo is the starting point and Kyoto is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 March 2019 the full payment of $2,112 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 $2112 for Japan Express, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 513 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 111 km
    • Nikko (Japan)
    • 402 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)

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