Japan Highlights

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Emily "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..."
5 reviews
+5 Destinations
Central Japan


  • Wander through the bustling streets of Tokyo
  • Go crazy in the home of anime, Akihabara
  • Pay your respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Visit a sake brewery and sample this unique delicacy
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Discovery, Sightseeing
Start in Tokyo and end in Kyoto! With the in-depth cultural tour Japan Highlights, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Kyoto 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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  1. Introduction
  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: Takayama to Hiroshima via Miyajima
  7. Day 7: Hiroshima to Osaka
  8. Day 8: Osaka to Kyoto
  9. Day 9: Kyoto
  10. Day 10: Kyoto
  11. Day 11: Kyoto
  12. Day 12: Kyoto

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Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

5 Reviews

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  • Written on June 24, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour of Japan with a great guide and staying in better than expected accomodation for a Topdeck tour.

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  • A
    Written on February 19, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    This tour occurred during the flooding last year, so parts of our trip were cancelled, which is understandable. What's not acceptable is the fact that we had to sleep in a train station one night, and outside one the next. This is despite the fact that... Read 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 4
    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... Read more

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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... Read more

    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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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 Kyoto is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    For any tour departing before 8 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 8 October 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Topdeck. 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 47 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,131 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 229 km
    • Takayama (Japan)
    • 497 km
    • Miyajima Island (Japan)
    • 20 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 288 km
    • Koya-san (Japan)
    • 54 km
    • Osaka (Japan)
    • 43 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)

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