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Discover Japan - G Adventures
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14 days

Discover Japan

Start and end in Tokyo
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
15
Age range:
12 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
5523
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Highlights

  • Visit the Ninja Temple and Geisha District in Kanazawa
  • Head to Miyajima Island and see the floating torii gate
  • Travel through Japan by bullet train and enjoy the views
  • Sample traditional Japanese cuisine and local treats

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

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Itinerary

Start and end in Tokyo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Discover Japan, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Discover Japan 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/Kanazawa
  3. Day 3: Kanazawa
  4. Day 4: Kanazawa/Takayama
  5. Day 5: Takayama
  6. Day 6: Takayama/Hiroshima
  7. Day 7: Hiroshima
  8. Day 8: Hiroshima/Kyoto
  9. Day 9: Kyoto
  10. Day 10: Kyoto
  11. Day 11: Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko (1B, 1D)
  12. Day 12: Fujikawaguchiko/Tokyo
  13. Day 13: Tokyo
  14. Day 14: Tokyo
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    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
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  • LG
    · October 27th, 2019
    The Discover Japan tour was excellent primarily thanks to our Chief Experience Officer (CEO) Ted (Tetsuji Watanabe). Most outstanding was his care of every detail of our trip which started on the day that Japan was hit by a typhoon. Other than minor... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful stuff - thanks for sharing this Luz.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • WW
    · October 3rd, 2019
    This tour was fun, informative, and exciting. Our guide, Kiyoe Naria, was wonderful. She went over and above her responsibilities and helped make the trip a terrific experience. There was a lot of walking, which was fine for everyone on our trip, but... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you Wendy.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • PO
    · September 21st, 2019
    Kiyoe is a great guide. This was my first trip to Japan and she helped a lot. The group was great too, only very nice people. I will certainly travel to Japan again
    Trip date: September 2019
  • JR
    · May 21st, 2019
    It was a great tour - a good introduction to a fascinating country.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks Joanne.
    Trip date: May 2019
  • TL
    · April 10th, 2019
    A very good introduction to japan on our very first visit to the country.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    So happy to hear this, thank you Trevor.
    Trip date: March 2019
  • PA
    · March 29th, 2019
    Our guide was excellant and kind however the tour was slowed down considerably by having a 91 year old woman who though very good for her age but could not keep up. We had to wait for her quite a lot of the time.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Paresha. I hope I'm doing things like this when I'm 91!
    Trip date: March 2019
  • VH
    · March 24th, 2019
    Well paced tour with lots of variety. A good overview of Japan.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate it - thank you Vanessa.
    Trip date: March 2019
  • AM
    · February 3rd, 2019
    Hidesada was a fantastic tour guide. He has a wealth of knowledge about Japan and his English is excellent. He took us to so many interesting places and introduced us to all different types of Japanese food and drink. He is very well organised and the... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks for the review Adam.
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    Trip date: January 2019
  • Discover Japan reviewer 9
    · January 1st, 2019
    Guide was highly informative, definitely need to be ready to do lots of walking, and the caution to travel light is necessary as so much is on public trains. Got to see both normal (ie crowded) tourist areas, and some less known areas. Local knowledge... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate the balanced and fair review Adam - our world deserves more you!
    Trip date: December 2018
  • SF
    · November 27th, 2018
    Kamiko was an outstanding guide. She was patient, organized, very knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed her tour and her company very much.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you Stephen!
    Trip date: November 2018

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Discover Japan
From Tokyo to Tokyo
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      G Adventures does not include airport transfers on this tour, so you will need to make your own way from the airport to the starting hotel in Tokyo, and back to the airport at the end of the tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends in Tokyo at Candeo Hotel Ueno Koen (or similar), from where you can depart at any time on the last day of the tour.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour is just an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at any time and head to the Candeo Hotel Ueno Koen (or similar)! There is a welcome meeting at 5.30pm on Day 1, which you can join if you have you already arrived in Tokyo and wish to meet your guide and fellow travellers.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Local Crafts Demonstration. Price:1000JPY per person
      Sake Street Visit. Price: Free-400JPY per person
      Bike Rental. Price: Not advised
      Mt. Misen Visit. Price: Free-1800JPY per person
      Zen Gardens of Ryōan-ji. Price: 500JPY per person
      Silver Pavilion Visit. Price: 500JPY per person
      Philosopher's Walk. Price: Free
      Gion Walk. Price: Free

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

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • Do I need to have any vaccinations before joining this tour?

      In regards to vaccinations, as every traveller is different we recommend contacting your local doctor or travel doctor for the most up-to-date medical information pertaining to the country you are travelling to well before departure.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Unfortunately, this tour does not offer options for pre-tour accommodation so you will need to organize one or more extra nights at a hotel yourself. We can, however, help with post-tour accommodation, please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this.

    • What is the group size on this tour?

      This particular tour of Japan is operated by G Adventures, with a maximum group size of 15 passengers and an average of 12.

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

      There is no single supplement available on this tour to secure a private room. Solo travellers joining this tour are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same gender for the duration of the trip.

    • How much spending money do you recommend?

      The amount of money needed greatly depends on each traveller's spending habit throughout the tour. However, we recommend budgeting for $30-$50 a day knowing that some days you may buy souvenirs, optional excursions etc.

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    Good to Know

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    • Plugs & Adapters

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

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    • 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 May 18th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 18th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with G Adventures. 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 35 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and G Adventures will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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