Backroads of Japan

Backroads of Japan - G Adventures
Backroads of Japan - G Adventures
3 reviews
+4 Destinations
Central Japan


Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the in-depth cultural tour Backroads of Japan, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Kyoto and through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Backroads of Japan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Bicycle, Local Transport

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  • RN
    Written on September 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Hi there it was such an amazing experience, so well organised, fun, good food, and our guide Kozo really looked after the group. A great balance of different activities for all ages and found train travel very easy even with the volume of people getting on and off. Japan is a must visit destination. I am 67 years old and it did not matter, lots of young people in our group and we all got on so well. I will book again.
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  • ND
    Written on August 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great selection of places visited. Awesome CEO with a wealth of information and awesome time management skills.
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  • SA
    Written on March 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great tour that covers both urban and rural Japan. The Japanese scenary is spectacular. Our guide was super organised and really lovely, adapting plans to suit our preferences and sharing in our excitements. She also took us to an amazing range of delicious local food, local to each region not just to Japan. I never regretted taking her ordering suggestions.
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1 Tokyo
  • Day 2 Tokyo
  • Day 3 Tokyo
  • Day 4 Tokyo/Nagano-shi
  • Day 5 Nagano-shi/Matsumoto
  • Day 6 Matsumoto/Takayama
  • Day 7 Takayama (1D)
  • Day 8 Takayama/Kurashiki (1B)
  • Day 9 Kurashiki
  • Day 10 Kurashiki/Kyoto
  • Day 11 Kyoto
  • Day 12 Kyoto

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • October 1, 2016

      What is the age range for this tour?

      The tour has an age range of 18-39 so you will be on tour with passengers aged anywhere between that range. Most G Adventure tours have an average age of about 25-30.

    • October 1, 2016

      Is single supplement available in this tour?

      Unfortunately there's no single supplement available on this particular tour.

    • July 15, 2016

      Is there a single supplement for this tour?

      This is not an option on this particular tour unfortunately. Single travellers joining group trips without the option of a single supplement are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.

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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.


      Tokyo is the starting point and Kyoto is the endpoint.
      Hold my space
      TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 December 2017 the full payment of $3,889 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3889 for Backroads of Japan, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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      Covering a total distance of approx 836 km.
      • Tokyo (Japan)
      • 173 km
      • Nagano (Japan)
      • 50 km
      • Matsumoto (Japan)
      • 65 km
      • Takayama (Japan)
      • 360 km
      • Kurashiki (Japan)
      • 188 km
      • Kyoto (Japan)

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