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Backroads of Japan

Starts: Tokyo, Japan
Finishes: Kyoto, Japan

Visit: Tokyo, Nagano, Ōtsu, Hagi, Tottori, Kyoto

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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Wander off the beaten path away from Japan's big cities and popular sites with this 11-day tour that takes you to destinations that are often overlooked. Visit the treasured castle of Matsumoto and learn about samurai culture, relax in a traditional hot spring-fed onsen, and explore the quaint city of Hagi by bicycle, and settle in at a community homestay to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Of course, there's time before and after to explore Tokyo and Kyoto, making this trip a well-rounded glimpse into Japan's past and present.

Highlights

    • Spot snow monkeys in Nagano
    • Relax in the healing waters of an onsen
    • Explore a 16th-century samurai castle
    • Cycle through the rural town of Hagi
    • Experience a homestay in a traditional Japanese community.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 226397
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Bus, bullet train, local train, bicycle, walking.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Tokyo, Japan
Finishes: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 11 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Hagi Community Homestay, Hagi Your Hands-On Moment: Traditional Paper-making Lesson, Mihomisumi-eki
    • Modern Tokyo walking tour
    • Zenkoji Temple visit (Nagano)
    • Jigokudani Monkey Park visit (Matsumoto)
    • Matsumoto Castle visit
    • Hagi orientation walk
    • Hagi cycling tour
    • Tottori sand dunes visit
    • Tottori fish market visit
    • Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine visit
    • Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).
    • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Bus, bullet train, local train, bicycle, walking.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,799 ($345/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Japan Tokyo, Nagano, Ōtsu, Hagi, Tottori, Kyoto

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Tour Operator

G Adventures

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