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Discover Japan

Starts: Tokyo, Japan
Finishes: Tokyo, Japan

Visit: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Fujikawaguchiko, Tokyo

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this tour provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.

Highlights

    • Experience the past in Takayama's folk village and Kyoto's historic centre
    • Explore Kanazawa Castle
    • Lose yourself in the picturesque Kenroku-en Garden
    • Marvel at iconic Mt Fuji and Miyajima's floating torii gate

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126795
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Bullet train, tram, ferry, public bus, walking.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Tokyo, Japan
Finishes: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your Discover Moment: Kyoto Your Wellness Moment: Onsen Spa Visit, Kawaguchiko Your Discover Moment: Tokyo
    • Higashi Geisha District visit (Kanazawa)
    • Kenroku-en garden visit
    • Nagamachi Samurai District walk (Kanazawa)
    • Hida No Sato folk village visit (Takayama)
    • Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
    • Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit
    • Nijo Castle and gardens visit
    • Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit
    • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine visit
    • Hiking in the Five Lakes Region
    • Kaiseki dinner
    • Japan Rail (JR) pass (14 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (10 nts), traditional inns (1 nt), traditional inns with shared facilities (2 nts).
    • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Bullet train, tram, ferry, public bus, walking.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,599 ($257/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)

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Itinerary

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Zoe M. 

The tour exceeded our expectations. Jarrod was relaxed and organized. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we did. We were worried that a tour would be rigid and detract from the experience, however this was not the case at all. Having an expert at hand when needed really enhanced the tour.

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Judith F. 

Well organized, great cross section of the country and great sites and insight. Super hotels and ryokans. And it was fun!!! A lot more fun than we expected!!!

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Michael C. 

Was very impressed by Japan and felt the tour exposed many different aspects of the country. The group leader was excellent, I would gladly travel to other countries with the same leader.

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Sharon F. 

This tour was a good introduction to Japan.

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Philip W. 

All locations included were excellent. Only more days could have improved tour. Looking forward to additional G Adventures Japan tours with different locations!

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Donna P. 

Enjoyed each day traveling with our group and Jarrod as our leader. Every day was an adventure filled with new sights, different tastes of local food and a close-up look at the Japanese culture (also plenty of laughs).

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Christopher B. 

It was well planned and enjoyable in every aspect. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Transportation was well planned and ran like clockwork. I would definitely choose another tour with G Adventures.

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Gregory F. 

much more fun than I thought is would be!

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Janelle A. 

Where else in the world, except Japan, can you go to experience the traditional mixed with the modern, and while not speaking the language and still feel completely at home. Mix in a group of people with different backgrounds, traveling together to places they have never seen and who realize at the end they could not have imagined or understood these places without being there and you receive 15 perceptions of a place which absorbs you. The tour brought you the opportunities to explore on your own and as a group and the confidence to step out of what you thought was your comfort zone. A great experience which went by way to fast, as they say time flies when you’re having fun.

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Judith R. 

Wonderful experience. Would not have done it any differently.

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Ian M. 

A fantastic adventure and a great way to learn about a different culture and people.

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Daniel R. 

The tour was the complete opposite of what I was afraid a tour would be. It was relaxed, casual, and well-suited to a variety of needs and expectations, great job!

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Christina Marie M. 

The tour was amazing. I did not want to go home at the end.

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Eric H. 

Overall a fantastic, informative, and fun trip. Small group size (13) allowed for getting to know the other travelers.

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Elizabeth P. 

It was a fantastic trip - great exposure to a really fascinating country. I will definitely recommend this trip (and G Adventures) to my friends.

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Janet H. 

Got to see a lot of Japan - good selection of places and different vibes to each city.

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Frederick H. 

Thoroughly enjoyable. Had a great time, great group and great leader. Excellent balance of guided time and personal time. Great balance between old Japan, new Japan, planned trip and ad-libbing. I know it also had a lot to do with everyone's attitudes and the great weather.

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Winston P. 

Overall, it was what we wanted - it showed us a new place in the world with removing the logistical concerns of train travel and hotels. It also felt like a pretty good value for what we paid.

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Angelina M. 

Well ran tour. Well balanced amount of time in each city.

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Sarah M. 

I thought the tour was excellent - a very good way to see Japan in 14 days - a brilliant experience.

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Janet G. 

Very comprehensive and met all my needs as an introduction to Japan.

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Kate M. 

Great variety in this tour - large cities, small villages, hotels, ryokans and extremely fast travel with the shinkansens. Japan is an amazing country - so beautiful and clean and safe.

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Adrian C. 

Overall, I enjoyed my time and experience in Japan with G Adventures. I liked the balance of group outings and free time.

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Nicole D. 

There were plenty of group activities to keep us busy but also plenty of free time to go off and discover Japan on our own.

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Mary W. 

The trip was very good, everything went well.

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Konstanze T. 

never believed before how interesting and exciting japan is!!!!

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Miguel R. 

My first G Adventures tour. Overall excellent. Amazing experience having enough time for each participant to do his own explorations but with the help from the tour leader when ever needed.

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Peter D. 

The overall experience was great. Cat Miller guided us into various situations and assisted us in understanding the culture we had come to see and taste. The whole was much more than I could have hoped for and I would definitely go with G Adventures. on another adventure.

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Barry S. 

Both Barry and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. It was not only the amazing country we visited but also the fun loving, interesting people we got to meet. Thanks to Cat who did her best to make the trip as enjoyable as possible. We have come away with fond memories of Japan and the fantastic people who shared it with us We intend to do another tour with G Adventures in the near future.

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Steven S. 

The tour was a good overview of a fascinating country. Our group leader, Cat Miller, was very friendly and made efforts to ensure the experience was pleasant. Her knowledge of the interesting spots away from the crowds was helpful and appreciated.

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William M. 

It was a very good selection of locales, travel modes and free time to explore and e3xperience Japan in only 14 days. The small and friendly group and the interpersonal dynamics was a very positive aspect.

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Maria C. 

I obviously hoped for a good holiday, but the tour far surpassed my expectations, largely, I feel, due to our wonderful guide Pascale, for whom nothing was too much trouble.

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Laura P. 

I thought that the tour was good, there was plenty of time in each city to see the sights and the train travel between cities was fantastic.

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Maria C. 

We found our Japan holiday to be really enjoyable, we feel we experienced a piece of Japan and will return in the future to see more. Overall i would say that this trip in my opinion was excellent, i saw so many things i would otherwise never have seen, my biggest achievement i think was completing the climb of Mount Fuji which was well worth it in the end.

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Jason R. 

It was exactly what I was looking for in a tour. Just enough structure to feel comfortable but the freedom to do whatever I wanted.

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Jean-Dominique P. 

The whole trip was truly enjoyable, we had a good group and an experienced tour leader. Everything went smoothly and efficiently.

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Maciej F. 

Nice trip in a modern and civilized country, with good hotels... I liked it!

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Lee H. 

The tour was excellent! I enjoyed the sights we saw as well as the freedom we had to venture off on our own!

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Jorge Manuel L. 

The tour exceeded my expectations, a lot of freedom to choose what I wanted and no concerns on any logistics, along with a great group! Thanks to all of you. Májidé!

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Rachel C. 

Japan is a great country The trip had a good balance of locations, good hotels and the right balance of guided & free time.

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Maureen O. 

Japan was an excellent country to travel in. The people are friendly, it is safe and clean and the transportation is more efficient than any other place in the world.

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Matthew K. 

Great variety of natural, traditional, and modern city!

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Delyth H 

A great trip and a wonderful insight into Japan, its history and traditions.

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Colin F. 

Great tour, with a lot of great sights, everything went really smoothly.

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Brian S. 

The tour was excellent all round, The guide (Axel) was very helpful and a lot of fun. All the accommodation was of a high standard and our guide made sure we got to all destinations on time and with little fuss. Great tour, would do it again. Many thanks

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Soemya A. 

I enjoyed Japan very much. The cities we visited and the activities included gave us good cross sectional experience of Japan. Kym was very helpful in discovering and experiencing the local culture including food.

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Ewan Matthew G. 

I was so lucky to be able to experience this. I had a great group of fellow travelers and visited and saw some amazing places and attractions. It has awoken the travel bug in me!

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Debbie W. 

The tour was amazing in terms of its structure, the freedom given to explore independently and the overview of Japan it provides.

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Benjamin I. 

Japan is a nice place and the tour provided a broad experience of the country.

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James M. 

This tour was excellent. The spectrum of locations visited was the maximum within the allotted time frame. The transport used allowed the maximum time at each of these locations which were a good mix of urban and rural.

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Michael T. 

Excellent. What can I say? This was my first trip trip to Japan, and my first trip to a foreign country. I really felt like I experienced Japan, and I cannot think of anything on the trip that I regret. Simply awesome.

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Gary C. 

All of the hotels were above expectations with fantastic locations and great facilities. The trains were a god send as they were so comfortable and sped you from one part of the country to the other in no time!

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Nam Huan H. 

The 14 day tour was well balanced in terms of pacing - we had 2 days at all the major stops so it gave us plenty of time to explore and enjoy the sights and sounds of each destination. The tour also features key cities that gave us a good idea of Japan's rich history and culture. We were able to experience Japan from the bustling city of Tokyo to the more quiet town of Takayama.

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Michelle D. 

We had a great time and couldn't fault anything. Keiko our tour leader was above exceptional. Could not fault anything.

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Anthony M. 

I liked all of this tour. I thought Japan was really interesting, the people were really nice and the food was varied and good. The standard of the accommodation was good and JR pass was a good way to travel about. I also didn't find Japan as expensive as I had thought it might be, having a tour leader who knew where to go for food etc, really helped.

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David G. 

The overall experience was very good. We saw a very good mixture of Japanese culture during this tour.

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Radhika D. 

I had a wonderful time and am so glad I participated in this tour. I met terrific people and Keiko was a superb team leader. I am very happy.

Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

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