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Discover Japan - G Adventures
Discover Japan - G Adventures
Mark "We saw some fascinating sites with the added funof using the bullet train many times. Takae was an excellent guide, very well organised and efficient. If I had to find fault it would be her command of English which was difficult at times to follow. Perhaps a course in presentation skills would help her. In no way would I want to denigrate her abilities as a sweet and competent guide. We could not ..."
Good
26 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+5 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Tokyo
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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
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Hut
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Train & Rail, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Tokyo! With the in-depth cultural tour Discover Japan, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Discover Japan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

26 Reviews

Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Average
4%
Rather Poor
4%
Bad
4%
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  • AM
    Written on February 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 tour... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thanks for the review Adam.
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  • Discover Japan reviewer 2
    Written on January 1, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 of... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate the balanced and fair review Adam - our world deserves more you!
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  • SF
    Written on November 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    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!
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  • FB
    Written on November 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Well-planned and executed tour, Japan is a clean, polite and organised country with a few corners of bizarre you have to find for yourself.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    "...a few corners of bizarre you have to find for yourself." That's some great copywriting right there, love it Fleur. Thank you.
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  • SC
    Written on October 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Kanakoreceives the award for best guided tour ever and I am a flight crew member with 34 years experience. She totally was in charge and available 24/7 for all.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    AMAZING! THanks for the endorsement!
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  • ER
    Written on September 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour; Miwa was such an amazing guide. Great itinerary, great pace. Definitely would recommend.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    So good! Thanks for sharing this review, and thanks for choosing to see the world with us.
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  • S
    Written on June 3, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    the tour giude was the BEST !!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you for the kind words - we have passed them on :)
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  • Discover Japan reviewer 8
    Written on May 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our guide, Takae was fantastic. She was able to show us more if Japan than we would ever been able to see ourselves. Japan is such a special place - old and new, the people are respectful and culture and scenery is stunning.

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  • MS
    Written on May 11, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    We saw some fascinating sites with the added funof using the bullet train many times. Takae was an excellent guide, very well organised and efficient. If I had to find fault it would be her command of English which was difficult at times to follow. Perhaps... Read more

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  • Discover Japan reviewer 10
    Written on May 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Miwa was such an excellent tour guide. She was very helpful and friendly yet very professional.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Tokyo
  2. Day 2 Tokyo/Kanazawa-shi
  3. Day 3 Kanazawa-shi
  4. Day 4 Kanazawa-shi/Takayama
  5. Day 5 Takayama
  6. Day 6 Takayama/Hiroshima-shi
  7. Day 7 Hiroshima-shi
  8. Day 8 Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto
  9. Day 9 Kyoto (1B)
  10. Days 10-11 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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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Videos

  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • Why Travel With G Adventures?
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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

    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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Tokyo.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 April 2019 the full payment of $3,570 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 $3570 for Discover Japan, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,412 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 229 km
    • Takayama (Japan)
    • 478 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 311 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 265 km
    • Fuji (Japan)
    • 38 km
    • Kawaguchiko (Japan)
    • 91 km
    • Tokyo (Japan)

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