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Japan Explorer

Japan Explorer - Bamba Experience
Japan Explorer - Bamba Experience
Allan "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 local contact did not assist when we were not met at Tokyo Airport. Head office in New Delhi advised us but the time difference meant we were waiting ..."
Good
9 reviews
Starts
Tokyo
+7 Destinations
Central Japan
Ends
Osaka
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Highlights

Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the independent tour Japan Explorer, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Tokyo to Osaka and through Tokyo, Japan and 7 other destinations in Japan. Japan Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
Independent, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Bamba Experience

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 4
  4. Day 5
  5. Day 6
  6. Day 7
  7. Day 8
  8. Day 9
  9. Day 10
  10. Day 11
  11. Day 13

Travel guide

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

9 Reviews

Excellent
56%
Good
22%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
22%
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  • JV
    Written on June 3, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • LS
    Written on April 28, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    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 to do... Read more

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  • MP
    Written on April 17, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 are... Read more

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  • O
    Written on October 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    All good. Thanks for your help.

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  • PS
    Written on May 6, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    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 tours.... Read more

    Bamba Experience 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 sending you the itinerary, our mistake, but we already alert our operations team to prevent this from happening again with other passengers. Indeed Japan it is an amazing destiny, full of attractions, nice people, breathtaking landscapes, incredible temples, history and culture. We truly hope that you could have had great times there! As you said, our local team it is really kind and will seek to help our passengers have a pleasant experience there. We hope that you give us the chance to change the impression you have of our agency and came with us on a new Bamba Experience soon. Wish you an amazing week! Sincerely, Conceição De Camillis Bamba Happiness CS team
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  • P
    Written on May 6, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    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... Read more

    Bamba Experience 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 sending you the itinerary, our mistake, but we already alert our operations team to prevent this from happening again with other passengers. Indeed Japan it is an amazing destiny, full of attractions, nice people, breathtaking landscapes, incredible temples, history and culture. We truly hope that you could have had great times there! As you said, our local team it is really kind and will seek to help our passengers have a pleasant experience there. We hope that you give us the chance to change the impression you have of our agency and came with us on a new Bamba Experience soon. Wish you an amazing week! Sincerely, Conceição De Camillis Bamba Happiness CS team
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  • AB
    Written on April 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    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 local... Read more

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  • CA
    Written on July 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    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.

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  • JB
    Written on April 19, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    You like to travel independent but have the hostels and rail pass covered in advance? Then this is your tour! Very good assistance from the agency when ever needed and lovely cities to go to. Get to see Japan's culture at its best!

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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      Aug 22, 2019
      from Tokyo
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      Tuesday
      Sep 3, 2019
      to Osaka
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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      Sep 4, 2019
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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      Sep 5, 2019
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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      Aug 25, 2019
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
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      Sep 6, 2019
      to Osaka
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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      Aug 26, 2019
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      Sep 7, 2019
      to Osaka
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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    • Tuesday
      Aug 27, 2019
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Sunday
      Sep 8, 2019
      to Osaka
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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    • Wednesday
      Aug 28, 2019
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Monday
      Sep 9, 2019
      to Osaka
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      $56
      USD $1,818
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    • Thursday
      Aug 29, 2019
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Tuesday
      Sep 10, 2019
      to Osaka
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      $56
      USD $1,818
      Based on Hostel Dorm
    • Friday
      Aug 30, 2019
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Wednesday
      Sep 11, 2019
      to Osaka
      10+ seats left
      $56
      USD $1,818
      Based on Hostel Dorm
    • Saturday
      Aug 31, 2019
      from Tokyo
      13 Days
      Thursday
      Sep 12, 2019
      to Osaka
      10+ seats left
      $56
      USD $1,818
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Tokyo is the starting point and Osaka is the endpoint.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 23 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 October 2019, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Bamba Experience. 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 65 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.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Bamba Experience. Please familiarise yourself with the Bamba Experience payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bamba Experience will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Payment methods
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,108 km.
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • 84 km
    • Hakone (Japan)
    • 33 km
    • Fuji (Japan)
    • 30 km
    • Ashi Lake (Japan)
    • 295 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 36 km
    • Nara (Japan)
    • 36 km
    • Kyoto (Japan)
    • 311 km
    • Hiroshima (Japan)
    • 281 km
    • Osaka (Japan)

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