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Tokyo to Tokyo - The Dragon Trip
Tokyo to Tokyo - The Dragon Trip
Courtney "Overall, the tour was unforgettable. The highlights: our tour guide, Alan, was amazing with his in-depth knowledge of Japan language/culture/history and handled obstacles with humor and grace (such as when the sumo wrestler training was cancelled, so instead he offered different options). He was quick on his feet to provide alternative sight-seeing options or alternative modes of transportation ..."
Good
8 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+6 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Tokyo
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Highlights

  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Check out the international Manga museum
  • Experience Kyoto’s Geisha district
  • Learn how to make sushi
Age range
18 to 50 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Local Transport
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Private / Custom, Train & Rail
Start and end in Tokyo! With the in-depth cultural tour Tokyo to Tokyo, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Tokyo to Tokyo includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

8 Reviews

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Good
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  • A
    Written on July 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had an incredible trip!! We all saw and learned so much about Japan! Our guide, Alan, was great!! Our other tour companions made the trip so much fun for our family! It is a back packers tour so be prepared to walk a lot and use public transportation to go everywhere. The hostels were fun and very clean. Summer in Japan is very hot and there was a heat wave while we were there so be prepared to spend lots of money on water and drinks.
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  • SC
    Written on June 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    22 of us on the tour (Which is quite a big group to get together in the mornings etc), not sure if 22 is the limit? Would of thought it should of been smaller! Overall, the tour was amazing, absolutely jam-packed everyday, saw a lots of the “touristy” things. The information I was sent before the trip (I booked on tourradar.com direct), was different to the information that was in the dragontrip blue book that we were handed on day 1 of the tour. The main differences I noticed is - you are going to be hiking, bring sensible walking shoes! Especially with it being rain season now in Japan. You get a lot of free time - actually have a look if there’s anything you want to do that’s not on the tour. Some things that was listed on the tour, we didn’t do! For example in Osaka we did not go up any sky tower or had brunch the last day. I even emailed dragon trip before I left to ask about when the tour finishes and they replied 4:30pm back in Tokyo - we actually got back to Tokyo at 2:30pm. May be a point to know if booking flights/accommodation that it can vary. Personally, I added a extra day after the tour and visited back to a few places and saw things I never saw the first time around, so if possible, I would recommend adding a extra day or two to your trip! Another personal tip, I was planning just to not wash anything and pack enough to get through the trip - it’s like 300 yen to wash in the hostels, I feel like this was a stupid thing I was trying to do. I did end up washing things anyway! With the climate/hikes/rain clothes being that compact tend to become abit smelly and not fresh. Annoyingly, dragontrip only tells you the first hostel you’re staying in, then they have options of which one they’ll put you in within the next cities - all the ones I stayed in had washing facilities. With your spare time, you are left without the tour guide, meaning you will have to make your way back to the hostel/figure out the subway yourself. I had two apps - maps.me and Tokyo subway that helped me. Download the Japan map on maps.me before you leave for the trip! WiFi can be limited in the hostels. Overall, a experience I’ll never forget, and you make some great friends.
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  • CF
    Written on June 10, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The tour packed plenty into the thirteen days. Our guide, Juno, was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, easy to get on with and went out of his way to find extra information for us. Plenty of choice in activities and the activities were interesting and varied. Accommodation was good considering the budget nature of the tour. Lots of walking and lots of trains. At times the itinerary provided before the tour did not match what happened on the tour and some activities we thought were included either required additional payment (some meals) or needed to be booked in advance (sumo practice). There was no final brunch on the last day so the tour ended in an abrupt manner.
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  • Tokyo to Tokyo reviewer 4
    Written on March 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very fast paced and exciting tour . I would have liked more time in Osaka as we only arrived there at 1.30 pm and left 11 am the next day . Would have liked more time in Mijayama island to do a short walk. We only arrived there at about 2 pm.
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  • Tokyo to Tokyo reviewer 5
    Written on November 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fabulous experience on this tour!!! I don't think that I would have seen and done as much as I did if going on my own through Japan. Shanna was an excellent tour leader and was ever so patient and accommodating to the group's wants and needs!!! I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, enthusiastic and outgoing leader!! The accommodations met and even exceeded my expectations at some locations. I would recommend the Tokyo to Tokyo tour to anyone who wants a truly backpackers experience.
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  • JS
    Written on October 1, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    good guide Alan has a very good knowledge of Japan and japan language.He is also patient with the travellers. Japan is a clean and friendly country. It also has some amazing architecture and civil engineering infrastructure. However the accommodation and the amount of walking is not for the over 50s . Meals also tended to be on the run ,failing to have healthy meals at conventional times. The accommodation may be okay for the young but not for 77 year olds as included in the promotion .
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  • Tokyo to Tokyo reviewer 7
    Written on September 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was fantastic, absolutely loved the itinerary, I felt like we did so much. The customer service beforehand was excellent, my questions were always answered promptly and helpfully. Our guide was brilliant, really knowledgeable and helpful, I never felt like I had to do something. Wouldn't hesitate to book with them again.
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  • Tokyo to Tokyo reviewer 8
    Written on June 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall, the tour was unforgettable. The highlights: our tour guide, Alan, was amazing with his in-depth knowledge of Japan language/culture/history and handled obstacles with humor and grace (such as when the sumo wrestler training was cancelled, so instead he offered different options). He was quick on his feet to provide alternative sight-seeing options or alternative modes of transportation if we were unable to complete the scheduled hikes. He also was willing to take our tastes and interests in mind and always willing to help guide us in transportation in case we wanted to explore on our own. I highly recommend Alan for any trip and hope to travel with him again in the future. More highlights include that the hostels were all very clean, secure, and provided excellent help when requested. In fact, the WeBase hostel in Kamakura was my personal favorite and I will book them in my future travels in Japan. DragonTrip paid for all of the transportation costs, so taking any trains, subways, or buses (even in our independent time) were all covered, which made exploring the cities easy. The people I met on this trip were all great and we all plan to keep in touch/meet up again in another part of the world. Japan itself felt like a very safe, efficient, and clean country that I will visit again soon. Downfalls: Really, I think the main downfalls lie in the jam-packed itinerary that needs to be heavily revised. Personally, after the 5th shrine/temple, the rest started to look the same. We visited around 15 in total, which made the trip more go-go-go than I would have preferred, as we were running around trying to see all of the shrines/temples and other sights with little room for downtime. Because of this, many of our breakfasts, lunches, and snacks were based in the many convenient stores. I had planned on a healthy diet when visiting Japan, but instead was faced with the decision of grabbing a quick fry meal at a 7-eleven or not eating until later in the day. If there were less shrines/temple visits and less hikes (which were more than the 2 listed!), then there would be more room for enjoying a well-made meal or at least stops at a grocery store so fresh fruits/veg are available (we were literally asking for vegetables at the end of week 1!). Speaking of hikes, I was told by DragonTrip via email that I would not need hiking boots when I specifically asked. That was NOT true, as we hiked many trails to shrines/temples, and I would have really felt more secure if I had my hiking boots with me on the muddy/unstable footing hikes. Also, please consider including a homestay of sorts in your tours. I felt like during this trip that I didn't get much of a chance to interact with native Japanese people or to experience their actual day-to-day activities. Most people we encountered were somewhat comfortable with English, but one of my hopes for this trip was to practice my Japanese language skills. All in all, I'm glad I purchased this tour and hope that my review can help others who are considering visiting Japan and can be taken into consideration by DragonTrip for future tours. I'm planning on visiting Japan again next year to explore more of Kamakura and the islands.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 Tokyo 
  2. Day 2 Tokyo
  3. Day 3 Tokyo 
  4. Day 4 Tokyo 
  5. Day 5 Kamakura
  6. Day 6 Mount Fuji, Hakone
  7. Day 7 Kyoto
  8. Day 8 Arashiyama, Kyoto
  9. Day 9 Kyoto
  10. Day 10 Kyoto, Hiroshima
  11. Day 11 Hiroshima
  12. Day 12 Osaka
  13. Day 13 Osaka

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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 finishes at around 4.30 pm at the Toyko Railway station after taking the train back from Osaka. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow Dragon Trippers and continue on your travels!

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour starts in the reception of Tokyo House Inn at 10 am on the first day. Spend the rest of the day taking in the cityscape from the top of a skyscraper, check out Shinjuku, take a relaxing trip to a local bathhouse and explore the endless eating and drinking options in Tokyo by night. Please be aware that the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not available for this tour, however, the tour operator is happy to provide you with a detailed instructions pdf on how to arrive at Tokyo House Inn from the airport (both Haneda or Narita International Airports) after the booking is made.

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    Start and end in Tokyo.
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    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 $1985 for Tokyo to Tokyo, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,387 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 47 km
    • Kamakura (Japan)
    • 47 km
    • Hakone (Japan)
    • 33 km
    • Fuji (Japan)
    • 265 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 311 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 281 km
    • Osaka (Japan)
    • 402 km
    • Tokyo (Japan)

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