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Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food - G Adventures
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Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food

11 days
4.6
(16)
From Tokyo to Osaka
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G Adventures
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Age range:
18 to 39
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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

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Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the In-depth Cultural tour Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 4 other destinations in Japan. Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
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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
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    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
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    4.4
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    4.6
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  • Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food reviewer 1
    · December 25th, 2019
    My tour guide and group was awesome! My only issue was the itinerary not being very clear before meeting up with the tour.
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • PL
    · December 25th, 2019
    Fantastic tour which was incredibly insightful and fun!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • AP
    · April 15th, 2019
    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... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate the review, thanks Alexandra.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • M
    · March 19th, 2019
    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,... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you for the honest review Madison.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food reviewer 5
    · January 17th, 2019
    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... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Amazing! Thanks for the review!
    Trip date: January 2019
  • L
    · December 23rd, 2018
    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!
    Trip date: December 2018
  • B
    · October 30th, 2018
    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!
    Trip date: October 2018
  • Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food reviewer 8
    · September 22nd, 2018
    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.
    Trip date: August 2018
  • BH
    · April 29th, 2018
    Trip was very fun and accommodations were great
    Trip date: April 2018
  • Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food reviewer 10
    · March 31st, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018

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Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food
From Tokyo to Osaka
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingū) Visit. Price: Free-1000JPY per person
      Sensō-ji Temple Visit. Price: Free
      Yoyogi Park Visit. Price: Free
      Tsukiji Fish Market Visit. Price: Free
      Akihabara Visit. Price: Free
      Harajuku Visit. Price: Free
      Ginza Shopping. Price: Free
      Imperial Palace East Gardens Walk. Price: Free
      Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring) Visit. Price: Free
      Hida no Sato (Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village) Visit. Price: 700JPY per person
      Biking. Price: 200-1000JPY per person
      Nijo Castle and Gardens Visit. Price: 600JPY per person
      Zen Gardens of Ryōan-ji. Price: 500JPY per person
      Gion Walk. Price: Free
      Silver Pavilion Visit. Price: 500JPY per person
      Kiyomizu Temple Visit. Price: 400JPY per person
      Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit. Price: 400JPY per person
      Hiroshima Park and Peace Memorial. Price: Free-50JPY per person
      Mt. Misen Visit. Price: Free-1800JPY per person
      Instant Ramen Museum Visit. Price: Not advised
      Osaka Castle Park. Price: Free
      Universal Studios Japan. Price: 7600JPY per person

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Solo travellers joining this tour will be paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip, which means that a single supplement is not available for this tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. This is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel (or similar)
      Minshuku Iwatakan (or similar)
      First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma (or similar)
      Hostel Teltelbouzu (or similar)

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • Are meals included on this trip?

      This particular tour does not include any meals, therefore we would recommend considering your personal spending habits (there will be plenty of catering options available, from street food to cafes and restaurants) when planning your budget for the trip.

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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.
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