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Epic Japan

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Epic Japan - G Adventures
Epic Japan - G Adventures
Brendan "Our CEO (Kiki) was amazing! The trip itself has a few things going on daily that are by default with the tour but the CEO will often run events that are unscheduled from the tours perspective. It was nice being able to go to the scheduled events like Kamakura but also have the latter half of the day to see other sites in town or head to another city if they were nearby. I haven't had this much fun..."
Excellent
14 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+4 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Osaka
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Highlights

  • Soak up the buzzing atmosphere of the vibrant Tokyo
  • Explore the beautiful temples and shrines in Kyoto
  • Delight in a Japanese tea and savour traditional kaiseki
  • Travel to Miyajima and see the famed floating torii gate
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Ferry
Travel style
Train & Rail, Adventure, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Operator
G Adventures
Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the train & rail tour Epic Japan, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Osaka and through Tokyo, Japan and 4 other destinations in Japan. Epic Japan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo
  2. Day 2: Tokyo
  3. Day 3: Tokyo/Takayama
  4. Day 4: Takayama/Kyoto
  5. Day 5: Kyoto
  6. Day 6: Kyoto
  7. Day 7: Kyoto/Hiroshima
  8. Day 8: Hiroshima
  9. Day 9: Hiroshima/Osaka
  10. Day 10: Osaka
  11. Day 11: Osaka

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Meals

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

14 Reviews

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79%
Good
21%
Average
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  • AP
    Written on April 15, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    The itinerary needed to be more detailed, there was a lot up in the air as to what was happening each day. There wasn’t the greatest communication between the guide and the group, as to where we were meeting and such. The places we stayed were a great mix... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate the review, thanks Alexandra.
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  • M
    Written on March 19, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tour was great in many respects - some of the accommodation, for example, was excellent, and the use of the bullet trains was a fab experience. As others have said, there was perhaps too much free time - at times, I felt unprepared. Having said this, our... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you for the honest review Madison.
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  • Epic Japan reviewer 3
    Written on January 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved the tour and Machiko made it all that much better - she was so helpful and I'll never forget Snoopy-san! We had enough free time to do what we wanted and were encouraged to try things that were not the usual such as little bars and restaurants... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Amazing! Thanks for the review!
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  • L
    Written on December 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing trip with a fantastic tour guide. Our guide, Mack, went above and beyond to provide an amazing experience in Japan. Easily, the best tour I've done with G Adventures!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful! Thank you for the review!
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  • B
    Written on October 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was great but with out van ratha it wouldn’t be the same he made my holiday he was on hand 24/7 great guy hope to travel with him in 2019

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you Bob!
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  • Epic Japan reviewer 6
    Written on September 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had a great time. Shoichi was number 1 guide!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES YES YES! Thanks for taking the time to review.
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  • BH
    Written on April 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was very fun and accommodations were great

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  • Epic Japan reviewer 8
    Written on March 31, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had the most amazing trip, all thanks to our wonderful CEO Hana. She was super sweet handing out handmarked maps of every new city we arrived to. Stating lots of sights and making everything run smoothly. Her organisational skills were military grade, no... Read more

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  • GA
    Written on January 31, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Above expectations

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  • BI
    Written on November 21, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our CEO (Kiki) was amazing! The trip itself has a few things going on daily that are by default with the tour but the CEO will often run events that are unscheduled from the tours perspective. It was nice being able to go to the scheduled events like... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Is the Japan Rail Pass included in the tour cost?

      Yes, the Japan Rail pass is included for all travellers eligible for the pass as per Japan Rail terms and conditions.

      Only foreigners travelling in Japan as a tourist are able to use a Japan Rail Pass and that you will not receive the pass until the trip begins. If you are a Japanese citizen/resident or travelling on a student/business visa please advise us at time of booking as you will not be able to take advantage of the Rail Pass. In this case, your rail travel will come at an additional cost.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends in the morning at Hostel Teltelbouzu (or similar) in Osaka. There are no activities planned on the last day of the tour, so you are free to depart at any time, however, the tour operator highly recommends booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city. Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel (or similar) in Toyko anytime during the day. Feel free to explore Tokyo before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

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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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    Tokyo is the starting point and Osaka is the endpoint.
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    For any tour departing before 25 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 25 October 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with G Adventures. 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 520 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 47 km
    • Kamakura (Japan)
    • 47 km
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 84 km
    • Hakone (Japan)
    • 298 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 43 km
    • Osaka (Japan)

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