3.7
11 reviews
Japan Explorer 13D/12N - Bamba
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13 days

Japan Explorer 13D/12N

From Tokyo to Osaka
Tour Operator:
Bamba
Max group size:
20
Age range:
10 to 100
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
94316
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US $2,179
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Itinerary

Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the independent tour Japan Explorer 13D/12N, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 6 other destinations in Japan. Japan Explorer 13D/12N includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
  2. Day 2: Tokyo, Japan
  3. Day 3: Tokyo, Japan
  4. Day 4: Tokyo-Hakone, Japan
  5. Day 5: Hakone-Kyoto, Japan
  6. Day 6: Kyoto, Japan
  7. Day 7: Kyoto, Japan
  8. Day 8: Kyoto-Hiroshima, Japan
  9. Day 9: Hiroshima, Japan
  10. Day 10: Hiroshima-Osaka, Japan
  11. Day 11: Osaka, Japan
  12. Day 12: Osaka, Japan
  13. Day 13: Osaka, Japan
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
Hotel

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    3.7
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Good
    3.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.6
  • Food
    Good
    3.4
  • 4.3
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  • L
    · November 13, 2019
    What an amazing trip! I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews however it was exactly what I was looking for. There was no group to slow me down, and no guide telling me when to wait in the hotel lobby. Bamba put together an incredible... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Laurent, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your trip! We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our tours in other countries! Katie from The Bamba Team
    Trip date: October 2019
  • CW
    · June 16, 2019
    To get any response from the company took a minimum of 3-5 days, they gave up on booking our return trip to the airport on top of several other errors. The trip was great but not because of the travel group
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Christopher, Thank you for sending us your comments and I want to extend our sincerest apologies for the experience that you had. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention so we will improve our... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • JV
    · June 03, 2019
    Most enjoyable tour. We enjoyed the 2 included tours- excellent guides. It was great to do our own thing on all the free days. Strongly recommend this tour- Japan is an eye opener and a far cry from all the 3rd world and troubled countries that we have... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello Jimke, thank you very much for your kind feedback! We are so happy you had an excellent time! We appreciate your comments so we can continually improve our service. We would love to see you again on another Bamba tour. Please keep us in mind for... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • LS
    · April 28, 2019
    Warning: I am currently trying to get reimbursed for paying for airport transfers on arrival and for departure which are included in the tour cost but never happened on the tour. To arrive in a foreign country expecting to be picked up or be told what... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello Louisa, thank you very much for sending your comments. Your feedback is very valuable to us so we can constantly improve our service. We appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention and we will work to ensure it is corrected. We are here to... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
  • MP
    · April 17, 2019
    Had a great time in Japan. Itinerary was received a month in advance. This tour is definitely designed for people who are more experienced in travelling. It's ideal to plan ahead if you do plan to do this self-guided tour, i.e. know where your hotels... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Hello Mei, 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 tours in... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
  • O
    · October 08, 2018
    All good. Thanks for your help.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Oscar, Thank you very much for your kind feedback! We are so happy you had an excellent time! We would love to see you again on another Bamba tour. Please keep us in mind for your future travels! Katie from The Bamba Team
    Trip date: August 2018
  • PS
    · May 06, 2018
    Firstly, japan is an amazing country. Explore it but not with Bamba as your experience will just be chasing communication 3 and 4 times over. I didn’t have a full intinery until hours before I left and was not provided with vouchers for transfers and... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Patricia, First of all, we want to thank you for taking your time to share your comments with us. We are really sorry to read this, once that our main goal it is to help travellers be even happier. We would like to apologize for the late in... Show more
    Trip date: May 2018
  • P
    · May 06, 2018
    What a disgraceful service you advertise as providing. I had to chase staff up to hours before for an intinery and even on my leg home had to contact your emergency contact to arrange transport to the airport. I am disgusted with the service! Please... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Patricia, First of all, we want to thank you for taking your time to share your comments with us. We are really sorry to read this, once that our main goal it is to help travellers be even happier. We would like to apologize for the late in... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • AB
    · April 18, 2018
    The accommodation and itinerary were most satisfactory. There was some contradictory information regarding the day tour to Hakone which caused us confusion and anxiety. Cut-and-paste documentation that is not critically reviewed can be ambiguous.The... Show more
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Allan, Thank you for very much for sending your comments. Your feedback is very valuable to us to we can constantly improve our service. We appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention and we will work to ensure it is corrected. We are here... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • CA
    · July 24, 2017
    It was an excellent experience. The transportation arrangements worked out very well. The three star hotels were clean and safe with an excellent quality of service.
    Bamba commented on this review
    Dear Cesar, Thank you very much for your kind feedback! We are so happy you had an excellent time! We would love to see you again on another Bamba tour. Please keep us in mind for your future travels! Katie from The Bamba Team
    Trip date: July 2017

Dates & Availability

13 days
Japan Explorer 13D/12N
From Tokyo to Osaka
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FAQs

    • What are the accommodation options for this tour?

      Here's what you can choose from :

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 3* HOTEL DOUBLE
      You and your travel partner will share a room in 3* hotels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 2

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 4* HOTEL DOUBLE
      You and your travel partner will share a room in 4* hotels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 2

      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.

    • What are the inclusions of this trip?

      WHAT'S INCLUDED
      Tokyo Airport Pick-Up

      Osaka Airport Drop-Off

      14-Day Japanese Railway Pass, Valid for All Transfers Between Cities
      - Hakone to Kyoto by Bullet Train
      - Roundtrip Train Kyoto to Nara can be arranged at no extra cost
      - Kyoto to Hiroshima by Bullet Train
      - Hiroshima to Osaka by Bullet Train
      - Osaka to Tokyo by Bullet Train

      Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

      Mt. Fuji Excursion Including
      - Tokyo to Hakone by Bus
      - Traditional Japanese Lunch

    • Can you please provide information on the accomodation used for this trip?

      Here is a list of the accommodations based on the number of travelers:

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - HOSTEL DORM
      You will share a room with other travellers in hostels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 1

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 3* HOTEL DOUBLE
      You and your travel partner will share a room in 3* hotels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 2

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 3* HOTEL SINGLE
      You will have your own room in 3* hotels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 1

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 4* HOTEL DOUBLE
      You and your travel partner will share a room in 4* hotels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 2

      JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 4* HOTEL SINGLE
      You will have your own room in 4* hotels.
      Minimum number of passengers: 1



      Get in contact with us and our customer support team for the Hotel price and for other information.

    • What is the best time to travel to Japan?

      The best time to visit Japan would be from February to May. The temperature ranges from 14 to 25 degrees Celsius.

    • Is there going to be an expert guides during the tour?

      No, This is one of our Independent trips, meaning there will be no tour guides with you, but we offer travel documentation which provides information that you can use during the tour.

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    Good to Know

    • About the country

      Currencies

      ¥
      Yen
      Japan

      Plugs & Adapters

      Japan

      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.

      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 5 July 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 5 July 2020, a minimum payment of 50% 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 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.
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