Japan Highlights

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Japan Highlights - Topdeck
Japan Highlights - Topdeck
3 reviews
+5 Destinations
Central Japan


  • Walk around bustling Tokyo
  • Stay in a traditional ryokan
  • Visit Hiroshima's Peace Museum
  • Experience cultural Kyoto
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Train & Rail
Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the in-depth cultural tour Japan Highlights, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Osaka and through Tokyo, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Japan Highlights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • JB
    Written on April 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Getting to see the life size gundam, and the group environment
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  • Japan Highlights reviewer 2
    Written on September 4, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Are you looking to see the best of Japan? This trip covers all the highlights so you can see it all in one tour. We had an amazing guide who was super friendly and was able to answer all our questions. She was so helpful when it came to suggestions for our free days and finding places to eat. I would totally recommend this trip to first timers in Japan.
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  • EB
    Written on November 15, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    My Topdeck experience was phenomenal. The trip was extremely well organized and structured perfectly. I liked the small group size (20 ppl) because it allowed us to get to and from places quickly and also to get to know each other really well. Overall, it was a superb experience! Something I was surprised by was that I had to pay for a fair amount of local trains/busses. On the website, it said that all local train/bus transportation would be paid for but that wasn't what I experienced. One of my fellow travellers had the same opinion. But overall, great experience.
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi Emily, Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent Japan Highlights trip. We are pleased to hear that you had a great overall experience! Our feedback team would like to hear from you and clarify the concerns you had regarding the additional cost of local transportation. Feel free to email the team at and they'll be able to get back to you shortly. Many Thanks, Team Topdeck
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
  2. Day 2: Tokyo
  3. Day 3: Tokyo
  4. Day 4: Tokyo to Takayama
  5. Day 5: Takayama
  6. Day 6: Takayam to Hiroshima via Miyajima
  7. Day 7: Hiroshima to Koyasan
  8. Day 8: Koyasan to Kyoto
  9. Day 9: Kyoto
  10. Day 10: Kyoto
  11. Day 11: Kyoto to Osaka
  12. Day 12: Osaka

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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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 concludes after breakfast at 9 am at Hotel Monterey in Osaka, and it is time to say farewell to your newfound friends! Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour generally starts at 8 am in Toyko at Agora Place Asakusa, however, the joining point will be confirmed at the time of booking. As the tour has such an early start, we do recommend arriving one or two days prior to the tour - that way you also get a chance to explore Toyko!

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are available for this tour at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team to arrange this.

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    About the countries

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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.


    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.


    Tokyo is the starting point and Osaka is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 4 October 2018 the full payment of $3,551 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3551 for Japan Highlights, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 1,168 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 229 km
    • Takayama (Japan)
    • 497 km
    • Miyajima Island (Japan)
    • 20 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 288 km
    • Koya-san (Japan)
    • 91 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 43 km
    • Osaka (Japan)

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