From the neon lights of buzzing Tokyo to ancient temples on snowy mountain tops, Japan is a feast for the senses and this 13-day tour is the most amazing way to experience it!
10 Day Japan Tour
Japan is a magical place where old and new collide. A country full of incredible natural beauty, futuristic cities of neon, world-renowned food, and a culture steeped in tradition. This tour immerses you in the Japanese culture for 10 days of fun and adventure.
Japan has a way of enveloping you from the moment you step off the plane. The unique culture and friendliness of the people will stay with you forever. From partying in the famous Shinjuku area of Tokyo to walking down the stone paths of the Gion district in Kyoto, we will show you the best of the country in 10 days. Starting in Tokyo and finishing in Osaka we explore the iconic areas of Japan plus some places off the tourist trail. By the end of the 10 days you would have lived and breathed the Land of the Rising Sun.
Our Japan tour is a small group adventure with likeminded travelers who will explore and share the culture of Japan with you. We have a welcome dinner on night one of the tour so you can get to know the entire group and start bonding from the outset. We have so many inclusions on tour starting with a language class with a Toyko local so you can start to speak Japanese as you travel around the country. Not only a fun tour but also a learning experience! If we had to pick two highlights over the 10-day trip it is our pirate ship cruise, where on a clear day you can see Mt Fuji and sleep on tatami mats at the traditional temple stay. But every day has a bucket list item ticked off, so it's a hard choice.
Come with us to journey in Japan.
10 Day Japan Tour
Tour itinerary - 10 Days
Arrive in Japan
Touch down Japan! Welcome to the land of culture, a country with majestic mountains, crazy neon lights, world-class food & ancient and fascinating history. A land where the sake is hot or cold, where the sun glistens off the snow-covered peaks, where incense floats around temples and shrines & where the technological advances take the world by storm. Japan is a dream, the desired destination where all those leave with a newfound sense of wonder. Arrive into your traditionally designed Tokyo hostel in the beautiful Asakusa area to be greeted by your tour guide. Tonight we’ll take you out to feast on Japanese cuisines and meet the rest of your group. Meals - Dinner Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activity - Welcome dinner Optional Activity - Tokyo Skytree Physical rating: Low
Tokyo Day Tour
We’ll start the morning off with a language and culture class with a Tokyo local. You’ll learn simple Japanese customs and phrases to help you dictate your way across the country. Once we have learned all we need, we’ll head out to the birthplace of Japanese teen pop culture Harajuku. We’ll then grab traditional bento boxes and head into Yoyogi Park, host of the beautiful Mei-ji Shrine. After that, we’ll make our way to Akihabara - Tokyo’s electric town -and be blinded by the all the neon lights and crazy shops in store. We’ll challenge you all in the Sega Centre and provide you with a map and “Best things to do” so you can explore the area. Once we’ve finished exploring, we’ll move back to Asakusa to visit Senso-ji when the crowds have gone. This is one of the most important temples in Tokyo. This illustrious red temple is a feast for the senses. Meals - Breakfast Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities – Japanese language & cultural class, survival booklet, Harajuku tour, Mei-ji Shrine, Akihabara tour & Senso-ji Temple Optional Activities - Maid Cafe, batting cages Physical rating: Moderate/high
Sushi Making Class and Robot Restaurant
Today we’ll head to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Tokyo is famed for its seafood delights and this market is the birthplace of Japan’s most famous food; sushi! Once we have toured the area, we will head over to our sushi making class where sushi masters will teach you how to roll the perfect sushi, fry the best tempura and eat sashimi properly. After your sushi lunch, we’ll head back to the hostel for a quick freshen up before heading to the incredible Shinjuku area for the best night view of the Tokyo skyline before a meal of Yakitori and beer down the famous Omoide Yokocho alley. After dinner, we will treat you to an incredible show like no other, where robots dance to the theme of thriller whilst lasers and lights bounce of the walls at the world famous Robot Restaurant. Wrapping up the day viewing the world-famous Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing. Meals - Breakfast & lunch Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Fish market tour, sushi making class, Tokyo Government building look out, Robot Restaurant, Shibuya Crossing Optional Activity - VR Centre Physical rating: Moderate
Travel to Hakone and Mt Fuji Viewing
Today we leave Tokyo by the aptly named “Romance Car” to the stunning mountainous town of Hakone. After checking into our guesthouse accommodation situated in the mountains, we will spend the day exploring the surrounding areas on a variety of different transport including Cable Cars, Rope Ways and even a Pirate Ship. Why is Hakone so special? Well, not only is the food incredible but the views of Mt Fuji are pretty spectacular also. After a day of exploring and taking photos of Japan’s most famous mountain, we’ll arrange a typical Japanese Nabe dinner on the roof deck and watch the sunset over the spectacular little town. Meals - Breakfast & dinner Accommodation: Twin Share on tatami mats with shared bathroom in Guesthouse Included Activities - Mt Fuji Viewing, Ropeway, cable car, pirate ship, rooftop dinner Optional Activities – Onsen Physical rating: Low
Today we board the bullet train, a soaring feat of engineering that throws you across the countryside. We’ll then take the stunning mountains that pass by all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Takayama. Our accommodation tonight is in a stunning Japanese temple. Never before would you have stayed in more beautiful surroundings, your bed will be on simple tatami mats. In the afternoon we’ll head out for some traditional Sake tasting and you can even treat yourself to some infamously tasty Hida beef. After all of that you get a real chance for you to focus on your mindful experience as you sleep soundly in the temple with most rooms offering views of a traditional Japanese garden Meals - None Accommodation: Multi-share in a temple Included Activities - Sake Tasting, Temple stay, tour of Takayama Old Town Physical rating: Low
Arrive in Kyoto and Gion Walking Tour
In the morning your guide will walk you round the beautiful old town and village of Takayama as well as a morning market tour on the banks of the Miyagawa River. After stopping for lunch we’ll board the train back to Nagoya and take our final bullet train to Kyoto. Famous for its shrines, temples and Geisha’s, Kyoto is a sure fire way to find your inner peace and get lost exploring its small alleyways. Our accommodation is only 5 minutes walk from the famous Gion district and the Nishiki market. In the evening, we’ll walk around Kyoto’s Gion district, known for Geisha’s (Japan’s traditional art form of entertainment), if you are lucky enough, you might even spot one. Meals - None Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Gion District Walking tour Optional Activities - Kimono Hire, Geisha performance Physical rating: Moderate
Golden Pavilion, Zen Gardens and Kendo Class
This morning we’ll head to the astonishing Golden Pavilion, a beautiful gold laden building, surrounded by lakes which showcase a stunning reflection of the building. After we’ll head to Daitoku-ji, a quiet, leafy complex of old temples, away from the main tourist districts. In the afternoon we head to a traditional Kendo class housed in the dojo where it all began. Your authentic Bushido instructor, a descendant of a Japanese Samurai, will teach you the way of this respectful martial art, before finishing with a 10-minute guided meditation reflection to finish off this incredible day. Meals - Breakfast Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Golden Pavilion, Zen Gardens, Kendo Class & Guided meditation in Dojo Physical rating: Moderate
Kyoto Temple and Shrine Tour with Bamboo Forrest
We’ll rise before dawn and take the subway to Kiyomizu dera temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. A stunning bamboo and wooden complex that sits high in the mountainside. After we will head to the Fushimi-Inari Shrine. We arrive early to escape the bustling throng of tourists and work our way through the mountain exploring corridors of never-ending red gates. After feasting on lunch in Gion, we take the train to Arashiyama. This stunning town is flanked by mountainous valleys with a river working its way through the middle. We’ll start of by wondering through the Instagram worthy bamboo forest, before climbing the steps up to Monkey Mountain. Once we make our way down, we’ll board a private rowboat and explore the valleys the traditional Japanese way. Meals - Breakfast Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Kiyomezu-dera temple, Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Monkey mountain, 30-minute boat tour Optional Activity - Nishiki Market Tour Physical rating: Moderate/high
Arrive in Osaka, Food Tour and Karaoke
Today, you’ll have one final chance to finish buying all your final souvenirs from Kyoto before we jump on the train and head to Osaka. After checking in we will head out into the Dotonbori area, a wild ride of an inner city complex, the ‘kitchen of Japan’ will take you in with its lights, colours, food and people and after our food tour you won’t want to leave. There is no better way to view this incredible, living, breathing city than tasting your way through it. In the evening we’ll wrap up our tour with one final Japanese tradition - Karaoke! Meals - Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Triple Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Dotonbori Food Tour (4 dishes), All you can drink Karaoke Optional Activities - Canal boat tour, extended karaoke Physical rating: Low
After nursing your head from last nights antics, it’s time to say goodbye to your group and the new friends you have made from your tour. We hope we have shown you the best that Japan has to offer. If you’re continuing your travels with us, we can’t wait to see you in Sri Lanka or The Philippines, or if you’re returning home, we hope we have at least inspired you to #exploremore Meals – Breakfast Physical rating: N/A
Tour code: 26917
2020 Multi-share Dorm
2020 Multi-share Dorm / Twin (7 nights private accommodation)
(minimum 2 people booking and travelling together)
Cherry Blossom Departures Multi-share Dorm
Cherry Blossom Multi-share Dorm / Twin (7 nights private accommodation)
(minimum 2 people booking and traveling together)
Adult 2020 Multi-share Dorm with Return to Toyko
Cherry Blossom Departures Multi-share Dorm with return to Tokyo
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We are open, and we are taking bookings. Due to the uncertain nature of Covid-19 however, we are not taking payment for any bookings until 90-days before departure when we can be certain of all travel #travellater #booknow
Sep 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25,
Oct 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 30
Nov 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30
Dec 18 23
Mar 8, 12, 15, 19, 26
May 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
Jun 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Jul 2, 5, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Aug 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Sep 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Oct 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Nov 1, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26, 29
Dec 20, 23, 26, 29
Cherry Blossom Departures 2021
Apr 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
May 3, 7
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
The tour starts at Khaosan Origami hostel in Asakusa. Airport pickup is not included in this package.
Airport transfers are not included.
Meals not included unless otherwise indicated. #7 BREAKFASTS #1 LUNCH #3 DINNERS: Japan has given the world so much iconic food, so it is always a big part of any trip to Japan. There’s so much to see in Japan, we will make sure you’re well-fed and energized for each day! As well as most of your breakfasts, you’ll tour the famous Tsukiji Fish Market and make your own sushi for lunch, we’ll provide an epic welcome dinner of Shabu-Shabu to introduce your taste buds to Japanese cuisine, plus we’ll also include a food tour of the best Osaka street food.
If you are arriving in Narita Airport please look at your transport options on this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html
If you are arriving in Haneda Airport please look at your transport options on this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2430.html
Bring super comfy walking shoes, we do a lot of walking on this tour.
*$200 surcharge applies due to Olympics in Japan. ( departures July 24, 27, 31 and August 3 and 7.)
Baggage allowance on the Bullet Train from May 2020. Bags with the sum of their dimensions being more than 250cm will not be allowed on the trains. Those with dimensions between 160cm and 250cm will need to reserve a separate seat for their bag or pay a fine when on the train (Y1000). Up to 160cm allowed no extra cost.
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