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Japan Highlights (8 days)

Japan Highlights (8 days) - Bamba Experience
Japan Highlights (8 days) - Bamba Experience
Corentin "It was our first time in Japan and we really enjoyed our experience travelling with Bamba! Overall, the fact we didn’t have to worry about finding our own accommodation for the whole trip, was really great. Everything was very organised from beginning to end! You have plenty of time to explore as much as you want in the cities. On the second day, we had the best moment of the whole trip, the view ..."
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14 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+5 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Tokyo
Map

Highlights

  • Gaze at Mt. Fuji from the hot springs in Hakone
  • Explore temples, shrines and traditional Japanese gardens
  • Zip through Japan on its legendary bullet trains
  • Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Plane
Travel style
Self-Guided, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Tokyo! With the self-guided tour Japan Highlights (8 days), you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Japan Highlights (8 days) includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

14 Reviews

Excellent
43%
Good
21%
Average
14%
Rather Poor
14%
Bad
7%
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  • Japan Highlights (8 days) reviewer 1
    Written on September 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip to Japan was completely incredible! From the sights of Mt. Fuji to Peace Memorial Museum and passing by the the temples of Kyoto. It was a complete experience for all the senses (viewpoints, food, feelings, smells). Thank you Bamba for the whole... Read more

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  • JM
    Written on September 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I really loved my trip to Japan from the flexibility that we had during the trip, to the organization regarding transportation and accommodation and for sure, regarding the whole experience. It went beyond any of my expectations and I was so happy I finally... Read more

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  • AR
    Written on September 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Discovering a country like Japan with this organization is so helpful, it took away all the stress. All the bookings regarding accommodation and transport facilitated the trip a lot! Then you can take more time to focus on the things you want to discover... Read more

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  • MS
    Written on July 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Japan is an incredible destination, with a great history and culture. I am a huge fan of Japanese culture, so I dreamed all my life to discover this country. I chose Bamba to plan my trip with, and I am really happy I did! Everything was well organized,... Read more

    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hi Max, Thanks for your feedback, we are very happy to hear that you had a great time travelling with Bamba Experience in Japan. It is so lovely to receive such a nice review and the team was delighted to read it. We take to heart the good organisation of any of our trip so that travelers can fully enjoy a unique and stress-free experience. Again, thank you so much for your positive review. We are so happy you were glad to do this tour with us and we hope to see you soon on another Bamba trip! Take Care, Marie-Loup Bamba Happiness Team
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  • CM
    Written on July 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was our first time in Japan and we really enjoyed our experience travelling with Bamba! Overall, the fact we didn’t have to worry about finding our own accommodation for the whole trip, was really great. Everything was very organised from beginning to... Read more

    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hi Corentin, Thank you for posting such a positive review on Tourradar and for choosing to travel with Bamba Experience! Japan is an amazing country with great culture and incredible landscape. To hear that you enjoyed your trip so much makes us very proud. Again thank you for your review. We are always looking forward to improve the quality of our service and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon on a Bamba trip! Take care, Marie-Loup Bamba Happiness Team
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  • JA
    Written on June 4, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Self-guided tour - a great way to see so much of the country on your own time but with having all the hotels and transportation booked for you. Very well organised. I highly recommend it.

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  • SM
    Written on May 4, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Trip very hectic due to a busy schedule but it did cover the cities very well

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  • Japan Highlights (8 days) reviewer 8
    Written on May 2, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The trip covered everything expected but the cost excessive.You could do the trip yourself at 60% of cost staying in hotels rather than hostels

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  • VC
    Written on April 21, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    It is as advertised "self-guided" tour. Japan in itself is an amazing destination, rich in culture, tradition, a mix of new and old, and so much food to try. However, I feel like Bamba Experience could have done much better. 1) I was under the... Read more

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  • Japan Highlights (8 days) reviewer 10
    Written on April 19, 2017
    1.0 - Bad

    Bamba tour is AWFUL! Booking the tour with them was the worst thing I have ever done! Upon arrival, I was picked up with tour agent at airport. He handed me a folder full of papers which were supposed to be directions to hotels in each cities as well as 7... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3
  4. Day 4
  5. Day 5
  6. Day 6
  7. Day 7
  8. Day 8

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Insurance

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Videos

  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • Bamba Experience in Asia
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Questions & Answers

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

    • Can we upgrade the train pass?

      There may be options to upgrade the train pass, please contact our Travel Experts for more information.

    • Where is the meeting location?

      The meet and greet on Day 1 will be at the Tokyo Airport, and we do advise you to meet everybody there. However, if you would rather meet up at the accommodation then this can be arranged.

    • Will there be a tour guide?

      An independent tour means that the tour is unescorted and you will likely not be travelling in a group.

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    About the countries

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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.

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    Location
    Start and end in Tokyo.
    Trusted
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 30% to confirm this Bamba Experience booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 February 2019 the full payment of $1,387 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1387 for Japan Highlights (8 days), but the deposit of 30% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bamba Experience will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Bamba Experience tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,439 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 115 km
    • Fuji (Japan)
    • 33 km
    • Hakone (Japan)
    • 298 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 311 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 281 km
    • Osaka (Japan)
    • 402 km
    • Tokyo (Japan)

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