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20 reviews
Japan Express - Intrepid Travel
9 days

Japan Express

From Tokyo to Kyoto
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
1633
From
US $2,095
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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

Itinerary

Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the in-depth cultural tour Japan Express, you have a 9 day tour package taking you 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.
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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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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.2
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The itinerary was very good, the tour guide Hiro was excellent, she spent her own time to go to the train station to help us to buy a ticket to get from Kyoto to Tokyo, also took us to some places, which was not in itinerary, and also she was funny and... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I love the values that intrepid follows in its low impact authentic tours using local transport and staying in family run businesses.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Free time, reliable guide at your service and in this particular case a really friendly relaxed man that didn't show itself as a simple tour leader but also as a funny friend full of desire to have fun.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    It did exactly what it said , a quick flavour of Northern Japan with time to do things you prefered
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    very well put together tour. fantastic tour leader
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    This was one of the best tours I have done. Eric, our tour guide, was so organised and thorough and ensured that anything we required was organised efficiently. He went above and beyond to make sure we get an authentic band enjoyable experience of Japan.
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    We saw and experienced so much in what was a very short trip
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    We were very well looked after by our tour guide who made sure that we had the most out of the trip.
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • CI
    · April 01, 2019
    Hiro and Kez were great. Some things were lost in translation but over all they tried their best to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible and went over and above
    Trip date: March 2019
  • R
    · August 24, 2018
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: August 2018

Dates & Availability

9 days
Japan Express
From Tokyo to Kyoto
No credit card fees
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FAQs

    • 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.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are available for this tour at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team to arrange this. If you wish to make your own way to the hotel, the public transport system is much cheaper and more efficient, according to the tour operator.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Tokyo - Hamarikyu Garden. Price: JPY300
      Karaoke. Price: JPY2000
      Tokyo - Samurai Sword Museum. Price: JPY600
      Rinnō-ji Temple. Price: JPY400
      Nikko - Kanmangafuchi Abyss. Price: JPY200
      Nikko - Toshogu Shrine. Price: JPY1300
      Kyoto - Gion Corner cultural centre. Price: JPY2800
      Kyoto - Imperial Palace. Price: Free
      Kyoto Tower. Price: JPY770
      Kyoto - Bike hire (per day). Price: JPY800

      Please be advised that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

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      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Japan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 30 May 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 30 May 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 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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