4.5
13 reviews
Classic Japan - Intrepid Travel
12 days

Classic Japan

From Kyoto to Tokyo
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
12
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
62092
From
US $4,995
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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

Itinerary

Start in Kyoto and end in Tokyo! With the in-depth cultural tour Classic Japan, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Kyoto, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Classic 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: 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
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
10 nights
Temple
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
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  • DJ
    · November 16, 2019
    The tour was really fun! Very well planned - the itinerary was interesting and balanced. I also liked the fact public transportation was used and not a tour bus. Lulu was a terrific guide - very nice, friendly, knowledgeable and keen to help and answer... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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 ...
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Love the small group and the opportunity to mix ""tour time"" and free time.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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!
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The knowledge of the local tour guide made it such and authentic experience- from traditional to contemporary Japan.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
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Dates & Availability

12 days
Classic Japan
From Kyoto to Tokyo
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FAQs

    • 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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    • About the country

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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.

      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 28 May 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 28 May 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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