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Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo - G Adventures
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Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo

From Osaka to Tokyo
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
15
Age range:
12 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
5526
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Highlights

  • Spend a night in an incredible mountain monastery
  • Visit the sacred island of Miyajima and see the torii gate
  • Take a walk in the geisha district of Gion
  • Soak in the natural hot springs in Hakone
  • Savour local Japanese food and travel by bullet train

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Itinerary

Start in Osaka and end in Tokyo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Osaka, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Osaka
  2. Day 2: Osaka/Kōyasan (1B, 1D)
  3. Day 3: Kōyasan/Hiroshima (1B)
  4. Day 4: Hiroshima
  5. Day 5: Hiroshima/Kyoto
  6. Day 6: Kyoto
  7. Day 7: Kyoto/Hakone (1D)
  8. Day 8: Hakone/Tokyo (1B)
  9. Day 9: Tokyo
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  • Itinerary
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  • Guide
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  • Transport
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  • Accommodation
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  • SM
    · March 4th, 2020
    A great tour with lots to see and experience. My only down point was that it felt crammed. Early mornings, late nights, with little free time to explore meant we were usually exhausted every other day of the trip.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • MW
    · December 29th, 2019
    One of the best trip I have done. Our tour guide, Hana, was exceptionally knowledgeable in local culture, places to eat, activities and optional activities, local transportation, etc. Her natural caring for people has shown throughout the trip. She... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • TS
    · November 29th, 2019
    The tour exceeded my expectations. Organised relaxed saw beautiful places with a lovely friendly caring guide.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • SR
    · November 1st, 2019
    Loved the tour. I experienced so many contrasting aspects to Japan, from Buddhist monasteries to the craziness of Shinjuku. Our guide, Yuri, was excellent and organised and knew our individual interests. This is my first tour that uses public transport... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • LL
    · October 28th, 2019
    Amazing tour with the best travel group, loveliest tour guide and most varied experiences!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it - thanks Lisa.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • EC
    · October 24th, 2019
    Great itinerary, but not enough time to enjoy the monastery and the fancy resort. We arrived late afternoon and left very early the next day. Public transport was lengthy at times, taking up more than half the days. Our guide Satomi was wonderful,... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful - thanks for sharing this Elsbeth.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • DJ
    · October 11th, 2019
    Excellent tour to give a great taste of Japan. The tour guide Miki gave us a wonderful glimpse into her culture and the daily life. The different foods the different accommodation made it an interesting tour
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate it - thanks Deborah.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • SB
    · October 2nd, 2019
    Good variety of locations and activities. “Extra” options and activities guide provided was a big plus!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you Sarah.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo reviewer 9
    · October 2nd, 2019
    The tour was very well organized and we had a lot of great, new and unforgettable experiences.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    You have made our day! Thanks Fabian.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • NB
    · September 10th, 2019
    It is the first time i have done a tour without a van or bus as transportation for the tour. This tour uses all public transportation so often had to take luggage with you and handle yourself.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Nancy.
    Trip date: August 2019

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Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • How many meals are included?

      3 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at Candeo Hotel Ueno Koen or similar in Toyko and you are free to depart at any time. It's time to say farewell to Japan and your new friends, at the end of an amazing tour! Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Mt. Misen Visit. Price: Free - 1800 JPY per person
      Philosopher's Walk. Price: Free
      Zen Gardens of Ryōan-ji. Price: 500 JPY per person
      Ueno Park Visit. Price: Free - 500 JPY per person
      Akihabara Visit. Price: Free
      Harajuku Visit. Price: Free
      Ginza Shopping. Price: Free
      Imperial Palace East Gardens Walk. Price: Free

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

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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

      Unfortunately, a single supplement is not available on this tour, however, all accommodation is shared with 1 other same-sex traveller.

      If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      The hotels used on this tour are described as comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character.

      Included accommodation:
      - Hotels (6 nights)
      - Mountain monastery (1 night, shared facilities)
      - Traditional inn (1 night, shared facilities).

      Accommodation is not confirmed until 4-6 weeks before departure, however, this is a list of hotels that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Ibis Styles Osaka (or similar)
      Monastery Eko-in (or similar)
      Hotel New Hiroden (or similar)
      The b Kyoto Sanjo (or similar)
      Hakone Pax Yoshino (or similar)
      Candeo Hotel Ueno Koen (or similar)

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however, they may be able to be added for an additional cost. Please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • Is transportation included in the tour price?

      Flights are not included however all other transportation is included in the price of the tour, including between cities and to and from included activities; a mix of public and private transport.

    • Can you suggest how much spending money per day I should bring?

      Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, food, shopping and tipping.

    • 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.

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      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Japan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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      • 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.
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