- Our saving
- US $ 2,121
- +4 Destinations
- Central Japan
- Discover Tokyo's bustling nightlife
- Explore Kyoto's serene temples
- Get your fill of Ramen in Osaka
- Age range
- 18 to 39 year olds
- Hostel, Hotel, Guesthouse
- Max Group Size
- Train & Rail, Ferry
- Travel style
- Train & Rail, Adventure, In-depth Cultural
- Rather Poor
- BHBristolWritten on April 29, 20185.0 - ExcellentTrip was very fun and accommodations were greatShow detailed ratings
- PerWritten on March 31, 20184.5 - ExcellentWe 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 joke. She had this refined understanding for us "westerners" and knew just how much of the Japanese culture we could "handle" at a time. The fact that she was a local made it all so much better. I've been on trips where the guide isn't and it takes some of the charm away. Both thumbs up for Hana, in my eyes the best Japanese ambassador that G Adventures possibly could wish for! All best Per Axel Larsson, SwedenShow detailed ratings
- GAGisleWritten on January 31, 20184.5 - ExcellentAbove expectationsShow detailed ratings
- BIBrendanWritten on November 21, 20174.5 - ExcellentOur 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 in a country in years, and our CEO made it all possible!Show detailed ratings
- ASAilbheWritten on August 10, 20175.0 - ExcellentThis was an excellent tour which really captured Japan for me in such a short amount of time. Our tourguide was really friendly and helpful and made a huge effort to ensure each traveller got what they wanted out of the tour. My only criticism would be that our Kyoto hostel was quite far from the city centre and we had to leave town by 9.30 to get back on public transport, but I'm sure there was a good reason for that.Show detailed ratings
- SKSamWritten on June 13, 20175.0 - ExcellentThe overall experience was great! The tour guide was very helpful, organised, full of knowledge and friendly. The accomodation was stayed in was great and very close to nearby local things. The transport system in Japan was unreal! Very quick and efficient when getting to places. I highly recommend this tour to any friends or first timers going to Japan!Show detailed ratings
- JJohnWritten on May 1, 20174.0 - GoodAlthough this tour is one of the cheapest in Japan, I couldn't have asked for much more. The guide was very helpful and diligent at making sure we were well taken care of. The accommodation and transport was all fine, and there was plenty to do every day.Show detailed ratings
- AZAdrianWritten on April 9, 20174.0 - GoodI booked Japan on a Shoestring to see what value a tour company could add compared to traveling solo. The value they added was ease of transportation between sightseeing places, easier time communicating because of Japanese speaking guide, and having people similarly aged to travel with. We went to places and tried activities I would not have known to explore on my own. I was hoping from booking a tour that there would be more planned activities, however, I found myself unprepared to explore when we were given free time. Given that many sightseeing places included were free, I would recommend this tour if purchased at a discounted price. Overall, I had a great experience and visited many landmarks in the 9 days in Japan.Show detailed ratings
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- Day 1 Tokyo
- Day 2 Tokyo
- Day 3 Tokyo/Takayama
- Day 4 Takayama/Kyoto
- Day 5 Kyoto
- Day 6 Kyoto
- Day 7 Kyoto/Hiroshima
- Day 8 Hiroshima
- Day 9 Hiroshima/Osaka
- Day 10 Osaka
- Day 11 Osaka
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
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.
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Plugs & Adapters
- 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.
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- TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 October 2018 the full payment of $2,121 is necessary.
- Cancellation policy
- No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2121 for Epic Japan, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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- 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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