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Japan Unrivalled - Contiki
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Nicole "Matt was my guide for my Contiki Japan trip. It was my first time travelling alone so I was really nervous about getting lost, making friends etc. Ended up being the most amazing trip and I feel that was mainly due to Matt. Not once did I feel stressed or uncomfortable and I came home with nothing but good memories. Matt was very professional and organised with any queries or requests we made. he ..."
Excellent
9 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+5 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Osaka
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Highlights

  • Explore Tokyo's history and culture
  • Advance your culinary skills with classes
  • Visit the amazing Japanese Alps
  • Walk in a preserved ancient town
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
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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  • R(
    Written on August 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best Freaking Tour Guide Ever!!!!! For over a decade I have been using tour companies to travel the world. It was the "Contiki" Japan tour that brought me too Matt. Mathew Cramier... It’s hard to describe a guy like him considering there aren’t that many people in this world that I could give so many good qualities too. He is easily the kindest, funniest, and most patient guide that I have ever had. I could spend the rest of this review describing his professionalism and wealth of knowledge as a Tour Guide should have...But that is not why he stands out to me. It’s because he was able to make each day regardless of the situation feel like a blast. He never seemed tired and was always helpful. I literally have more great memories from that short trip than all the tours combined. If I had to choose one tour guide and one country of choice. Then it would be Matt and any country that he would like to visit. I hope this review is short and sweet enough for you to get the point. As far as I am concerned, he is by far the best and choosing anyone else as a guide is simply a mistake. Robert (Luke) Tunstall
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  • S
    Written on August 13, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Matt completely made our tour in Japan. He seemed to have a supernatural knowledge of where the toilets where and where we were going at every point on the trip, and would completely go out of his way to make sure everyone on the tour was happy. His enthusiasm and sense of humour is infectious. He was somehow able to go out with us seemingly every night and we always had a good time.
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  • L
    Written on August 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Going through Japan with Matt was incredible, his knowledge and spirit are completely unmatched. Matt made every effort to bring the group together with extreme success. His personal touches of having night time plans and a theme party at the end of tour were amazing and will not be forgotten! Matt has found the perfect blend of professional and fun for a tour guide!
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  • N
    Written on August 12, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Matt was my guide for my Contiki Japan trip. It was my first time travelling alone so I was really nervous about getting lost, making friends etc. Ended up being the most amazing trip and I feel that was mainly due to Matt. Not once did I feel stressed or uncomfortable and I came home with nothing but good memories. Matt was very professional and organised with any queries or requests we made. he was very knowledgable and some of the highlights of the trip were places he'd suggested. Definitely a more confident traveller thanks to Matt!
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  • B
    Written on August 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    At the end of contiki I was asked to complete a survey on how well I felt our tour guide had treated us on the tour and I could not find a single complaint with Matt. He was a good friend and extremely fun for the whole two weeks. Could not have asked for a better your guide
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  • I
    Written on August 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Crazy adventure through Japan, Matt really bought the group together so no one was left out despite the massive variety of characters. We all had maybe too much fun!!!!
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  • J
    Written on August 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Matt is the most incredible tour guide. He is makes his tours so much fun while always being professional. He honestly goes out of his way to make sure you have an amazing and unique experience on his tours.
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  • OE
    Written on August 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Matt is a great tour guide. He is friendly, outgoing and very professional. He will go out of his way to make sure everybody has an amazing experience. He gives helpful information and relevant cultural tips so everybody can get the maximum cultural awareness and enjoy the country to the fullest.
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  • B
    Written on August 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Matt showed patience while demonstrating his knowledge at every turn. Absolute legend!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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
  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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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

  • June 1, 2016

    What is the age range on Japan tours?

    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!

  • February 17, 2015

    How many people are normally on this trip?

    In general you can expect about 20-30 people depending from the departure.

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Guides who have led this tour

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    "Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia with a Sri Lankan background, the decision to leave home and..."

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  • Nancy17th May 2018
    I was able to review many different tours, prices and length at one site which saved me a lot of time in researching my options of which tour to pick. The filters helped to narrow the search.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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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
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.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 6 August 2018 the full payment of $4,290 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4290 for Japan Unrivalled, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,225 km.
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • 84 km
  • Hakone (Japan)
  • 190 km
  • Takayama (Japan)
  • 478 km
  • Hiroshima (Japan)
  • 311 km
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • 103 km
  • Wakayama (Japan)
  • 60 km
  • Osaka (Japan)

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