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4.2
52 reviews
Japan Highlights 8D/7N (8 destinations) - Bamba

Japan Highlights 8D/7N (8 destinations)

8 days
4.2
(52)
Start and end in Tokyo
Tour Operator:
Bamba
Max group size:
20
Age range:
10 to 100
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
86352
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Highlights

  • Gaze at Mount 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

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  • Personal

    Make your adventure more you

  • Private

    Enjoy a tour focused solely on your travel group

  • Professional

    Access our Travel Experts’ insider knowledge

  • Protected

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Itinerary

Start and end in Tokyo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Japan Highlights 8D/7N (8 destinations), you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 5 other destinations in Japan. Japan Highlights 8D/7N (8 destinations) includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
  2. Day 2: Tokyo - Hakone, Japan
  3. Day 3: Hakone - Kyoto, Japan
  4. Day 4: Kyoto, Japan
  5. Day 5: Kyoto - Hiroshima, Japan
  6. Day 6: Hiroshima, Japan
  7. Day 7: Hiroshima - Osaka, Japan
  8. Day 8: Osaka - Tokyo, Japan
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
7 nights
Hotel
7 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.2
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  • DB
    · April 28th, 2020
    Sadly, we had to postpone our tour to Japan due to COVID19 and lockdowns. We are hopeful to go on the tour in 2021!
    Bamba commented on this review
    I Dave, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review even though your trip had to be postponed. We hope that once you get to travel with us, we are able to get a better rating from you.
    Trip date: March 2020
  • TH
    · March 26th, 2020
    Japan when it comes to cleanliness excellent. Organized tour very good,most especially when it comes for help ,can reached right away most especially (whats app Bamba Mexico ) a Thank you ,muy bien
    Trip date: March 2020
  • Japan Highlights 8D/7N (8 destinations) reviewer 3
    · January 30th, 2020
    Cannot be recommended. When I purchased this packaged it's very clear from the itinerary that someone we will be pick up us to and from the airport. The Bamba Experience mislead us on this. But no they just leave us to the air and mail the packaged to... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hi Rolando and Lilia, I trust you are well. We very much appreciate the time you took in writing your feedback as it helps us see things from your perspective. Our Operations Team is extremely shocked and sorry about your comments as it seems we... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    Wonderful trip! Don't miss out. Awesome.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello! Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! We are happy to hear you had a great time! Your comments help us to improve our service to future guests. We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our self-guided... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
    Review collected by Bamba
  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    Kyoto was our favorite and the views in Hakone are spectacular too. We would almost book this same trip again to do it all over.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello! Thanks for your kind words! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the trip we organise for you and we would be more than happy to do it another time! Also, please have a look at our tours in other countries! The Bamba Team, Daniela Pérez
    Trip date: July 2019
    Review collected by Bamba
  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    We missed the dynamic of having a guide to explain the culture, food and help out with little details along the way. Our trip went well but we would probably prefer booking a guided tour next time.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hi, Thank you so much for sending your comments We appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. Please have a look at our tours in other countries as we have other experiences with guides! Please remember all our team will be always here to... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Bamba
  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    Nature, culture, food, history, Japan has it all. What a STELLAR TRIP!
    Bamba commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We would love to organise for you another amazing experience throughout the world. Safe Travels! The Bamba Team, Daniela Pérez
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Bamba
  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    Japan is an incredible experience and you HAVE TO GO! Check this off your bucket list today. Bambas self guided trip is the perfect way to do it.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Thank you so much for spread the word! We are glad to know you enjoyed the adventure as we aimed this for you to enjoy your time through Japan. Please keep us in mind for your future travels! Until next time! The Bamba Team, Daniela Pérez
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Bamba
  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    We usually do group tours but this time we deciding to try something new. I would say that it is a different type of trip and experience but in a country like Japan, it was perfect.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello! Thanks for sharing your comments! We are glad to hear you had a nice first-time on a self-guided tour. We would be joyful to organise another Bamba Tour for you. Please have a look at our tours in other countries! The Bamba Team, Daniela Pérez
    Trip date: June 2019
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  • A
    · January 8th, 2020
    We were met at the airport upon arrival by a rep who gave us all the information for our trip. It was so well organized from start to finish. We thought we would need more assistance but it was all so well organized it was perfect. It was nice to have... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello! Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! We are happy to hear you had a great time! Your comments help us to improve our service to future guests. We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our self-guided... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Bamba

Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • 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 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

    • Are transfers between the trains and hotels arranged?

      This is one of our independent trips where transfers to/from rail/ train stations are not guided. You will be transported from the airport to your accommodation where a tour representative will deliver vouchers and travel documents.

    • Does this tour have a fixed rate?

      Please note that rates may vary depending on accommodation standard and time of year.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfer services are provided from Tokyo, Haneda or Narita. Haneda is much closer to the city centre than Narita, though most international flights arrive at Narita.

    • Is this trip senior citizen friendly?

      There is no specific age limit on this tour. Most travellers who book this option are budget backpackers, however you can choose from different standards of accommodation. A self-guided adventure allows independent travellers to travel alone without a guide. The tour essentially acts as a concierge to ensure you have the necessities - accommodation, transportation, and some pre-booked activities.

    • Can I extend my stay in Tokyo?

      You are free to extend your stay in Tokyo! Please contact our Travel Experts if you wish to book pre/post tour accommodation.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      ¥
      Yen
      Japan
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

      Type A
      Japan
      Type B
      Japan
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 29th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 29th, 2022, a minimum payment of 10% is required to confirm your booking with Bamba. 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 90 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bamba will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Bamba" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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