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Classic Japan - Intrepid Travel
Classic Japan - Intrepid Travel
Edward "Great trip. We covered a lot of ground and walked a lot. Not a trip for someone not in shape or unable to carry their own bags for some distance. That said, everything about the trip was interesting, even those things that were not particularly to my liking. The hotel rooms were fairly small by U.S. standards, but I'm told they were fairly large by Japan standards. I had a roommate and manage..."
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Kyoto
+4 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Tokyo
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Highlights

  • Visit the imposing Nijo Castle
  • Spot the 120 temples around Koya-san
  • Board a bullet train to Nagoya
  • Take in history at the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Temple
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Operator
Intrepid Travel
Start in Kyoto and end in Tokyo! With the in-depth cultural tour Classic Japan, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Kyoto to Tokyo and through Kyoto, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Classic Japan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Kyoto
  2. Day 2: Kyoto
  3. Day 3: Kyoto
  4. Day 4: Koya-san
  5. Day 5: Hiroshima
  6. Day 6: Hiroshima
  7. Day 7: Tsumago
  8. Day 8: Matsumoto
  9. Day 9: Tokyo
  10. Day 10: Tokyo
  11. Day 11: Tokyo
  12. Day 12: Tokyo

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

12 Reviews

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Good
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  • J
    Written on September 18, 2019
    3.7 - Good

    Good mix of city & rural Japan. There were times that there were too many trains, for example the itinerary said only 2 trains on one of the days, but we ended up taking 4 that day - not sure the reason why we couldn't get the more direct train route that... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The knowledge of the local tour guide made it such and authentic experience- from traditional to contemporary Japan.

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  • C
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The size of the group was very manageable. The variety of experiences was great. Every minute was not scheduled. Meals were on our own which we prefer. The guide - Manabu was excellent. Lots of energy, very interested in making sure group had an enjoyable... Read more

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  • J
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall, this was a great experience.As is true for any group travel, the leader or guide is very important and our guide Manabu Higa was outstanding.As someone who had been in the Buddist priesthood for a time, his insight into the nuances of Shintoism and... Read more

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  • K
    Written on September 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Extremely well organized trip.Got to see a lot of places both as a group and on our own.The small group feel was awesome and the guides were a delight!

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  • R
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    Love the small group and the opportunity to mix ""tour time"" and free time.

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  • S
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    Our excellent guide, Manabu Higa whose insights into Japanese culture were invaluable and whose sense of fun brightened our days; the variety of experiences; the food(!); the modes of travel. And lots more ...

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  • C
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Based on this trip, we found the tour to be well organised, appropriately paced, varied, and enjoyable. It was made perfect by the most able and professional guide, Kazuo Ikeda

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  • M
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    We were very happy with all aspects of this tour. Kaz was an excellent guide, who was calm and professional at all times. The tour was well planned and there were no issues.

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  • ES
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip. We covered a lot of ground and walked a lot. Not a trip for someone not in shape or unable to carry their own bags for some distance. That said, everything about the trip was interesting, even those things that were not particularly to my... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

    • What is the maximum number of people on this trip

      There will be a maximum of 12 travellers per group.

    • Do you offer flight booking?

      We don't book airfare, or advise on this, but a good website to check out might be Skyscanner or Kayak for example.

    • I would like to see the Cherryblossoms and also the snow monkeys during a trip to Japan. Could you suggest me some tours?

      You could check out the following tour suggestions:
      Snow monkeys: http://www.tourradar.com/t/53956
      Cherryblossoms: http://www.tourradar.com/d/japan#month=april-2017

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    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.

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    Location
    Kyoto is the starting point and Tokyo is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 15 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 15 January 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid 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 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,115 km.
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 91 km
    • Koya-san (Japan)
    • 288 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 487 km
    • Tsumago (Japan)
    • 81 km
    • Matsumoto (Japan)
    • 169 km
    • Tokyo (Japan)

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