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Japan Highlights - Tucan Travel
7 days

Japan Highlights

From Tokyo to Kyoto
Tour Operator:
Tucan Travel
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Age range:
18 to 65
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  • Discover Japan's capital city Tokyo
  • Get a fabulous view of Mt. Fuji
  • Take a trip up to the Japanese Alps
  • Visit ancient shrines and temples in Kyoto

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family


Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the In-depth Cultural tour Japan Highlights, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 2 other destinations in Japan. Japan Highlights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo
  3. Day 3: Odawara (Hakone)
  4. Day 4: Takayama
  5. Day 5: Takayama
  6. Day 6: Kyoto
  7. Day 7: Depart Kyoto
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

6 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
  • Itinerary
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • 4.1
  • A
    · June 5th, 2019
    Some days were good, others wee too fast paced but that was due to the incompetent leadership
    Trip date: April 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 5th, 2019
    Charles was great, really friendly and approachable and also extremely knowledgeable. It's a tough job but he got our large group everywhere we needed to be on time. Hope he's our tour leader again one day.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 5th, 2019
    Always great value for money, just never sure what our local payment is used for. Charles was outstanding throughout. Manoeuvring 20 people through the train stations of Japan, at one of the busiest times to visit is not an easy task, but something he... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 5th, 2019
    Took to places I wouldn't have thought to go on my own. Sake tasting wasn't very good at all, stood up in cold shop clearly on a conveyer belt of visitors, one tiny taste and no opportunity to ask about sake or make informed purchase.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • HT
    · April 12th, 2017
    This tour could have been amazing but was totally ruined by the grumpy tour leader who created a terrible atmosphere- we all gave up asking questions as the response was typiclaly abrasive and the group members were made to feel like naughty school... Show more
    Trip date: November 2016

Dates & Availability

7 days
Japan Highlights
From Tokyo to Kyoto
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour concludes in the morning at Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande (or similar) in Kyoto and it's time to say farewell to your newfound travel friends and continue your separate ways! Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour generally starts from Hotel Abest Ginza Kyobashi in Tokyo and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. Spend the day at Shinjuku, which is the main cosmopolitan entertainment quarter for restaurants, shopping and Japans busiest rail station or spend time in Ueno (Koen) Park where you can visit the Tokyo Zoological Gardens, National Museums, wander among the cherry trees and the see the historical Toshogu Shrine. Please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Unfortunately, the tour operator does not offer airport transfers in Japan and you will, therefore, have to make your own way from and to the airport.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Unfortunately, the tour operator can't assist with booking pre- and post-accommodation in Japan, however, you are more than welcome to book directly with the hotels yourself.

    • 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. That being said, two examples of hotels that they often stay at on this tour are Hotel Abest Ginza Kyobashi in Tokyo
      and Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande in Kyoto - hopefully, this can give you an idea of the kind of accommodation you can expect on tour.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has an age range from 18 to 65 years old. Unfortunately, this means that children and young travellers under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this tour. The maximum age limit of the tour is a recommendation only, please contact our customer support team if you are uncertain if you are eligible to participate in this tour.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a solo traveller and you don't mind sharing you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender for no additional cost. If you would prefer your own private room this can be arranged for an additional cost, please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner -

    • Is there a guide leader all through out the tour?

      Yes this is a fully escorted tour lead by your Tucan Travel tour leader.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

      Type A
      Type B
    • 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 June 18th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 18th, 2021, a minimum payment of $1 is required to confirm your booking with Tucan 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 65 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 "Tucan Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.


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