Japan Unrivalled

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Japan Unrivalled - Contiki
Japan Unrivalled - Contiki
63 reviews
+5 Destinations
Central Japan


  • Unravel Tokyo's fascinating history and culture
  • Learn the art of cooking traditional Japanese cuisine
  • Bask in the views of the picturesque Japanese Alps
  • Walk the streets of a well-preserved ancient town
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the in-depth cultural tour Japan Unrivalled, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Osaka and through Tokyo, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Japan Unrivalled includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo
  3. Day 3: Tokyo
  4. Day 4: Tokyo to Hakone
  5. Day 5: Hakone to Takayama via Matsumoto and Hida
  6. Day 6: Takayama
  7. Day 7: Takayama to Hiroshima
  8. Day 8: Hiroshima
  9. Day 9: Hiroshima to Kyoto
  10. Day 10: Kyoto
  11. Day 11: Kyoto to Mount Koya
  12. Day 12: Mount Koya to Osaka
  13. Day 13: Depart Osaka

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

63 Reviews

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  • A
    Written on August 10, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fi is an amazing trip manager! She was able to answer all of my questions and always went out of her way to make sure we had a great time. Having her as our manager made the trip nothing less than awesome.

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  • J
    Written on July 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    She is the most caring and excellent guide I’ve ever had. She genuinely goes above and beyond to make sure you have the most incredible experience and most memorable adventures.

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  • B
    Written on July 26, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing tour, we saw so much in such little time. Very fast paced and high energy, much like our tour guide. We went to places we other wise would have missed without local knowledge. Almost all the accommodation was great one felt a little cramped, the... Read more

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  • R
    Written on July 26, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fi is the best, she would make anyone feel safe. Plus, she always got me home safe when I had a bit too much. 10/10 would get wasted with tour guide again

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  • Japan Unrivalled reviewer 5
    Written on July 15, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    İt was really great experience and our guide was amazing thank you

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  • A
    Written on July 15, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fiona brought her positive and enthusiastic attitude every day, her knowledge and help of the area was outstanding and everything she did made the whole group feel included.

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  • J
    Written on July 12, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour with many wonderful sights. The boundless enthusiasm and sense of humour of our tour manager, Fi, really helped the group to bond, whilst providing information and background on the many stunning places we were visiting.

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  • C
    Written on July 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was better than I could imagine. I went with very low expectations as it wasn’t at the top of my bucket list, but I was pleasantly surprised. Our tour manager, Fi, made sure everything ran smoothly and was always there at the beginning of the day... Read more

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  • L
    Written on July 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fiona is probably the most comitted tour manager ive ever had, even when she injured her knee she was still giving it one hundred percent.

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  • Japan Unrivalled reviewer 10
    Written on June 28, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fi was absolutely amazing, super knowledgeable, and just an all around fun person. She made this trip so much fun, and so memorable. We went as a couple, and she did her best to accommodate us, and we truly appreciated it. Also she should be allowed to take... 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 age range?

    Contiki specializes in trips designed specifically for young travellers - aged 18-35.

    Most of the travellers we book on fall somewhere in the middle. An amazing opportunity to meet like minded travellers on the adventure of a lifetime!

  • What are the group sizes?

    In general, you can expect about 20-30 people on this tour.

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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.


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.


Tokyo is the starting point and Osaka is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
For any tour departing before 23 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 December 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. 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 65 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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Covering a total distance of approx 1,207 km.
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • 84 km
  • Hakone (Japan)
  • 190 km
  • Takayama (Japan)
  • 478 km
  • Hiroshima (Japan)
  • 311 km
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • 91 km
  • Koya-san (Japan)
  • 54 km
  • Osaka (Japan)

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