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Epic Japan 11 Days



2018 Departure DatesPrice per person
Nov: 24Dec:01, 15From $2549AUD
* Peak Season Surcharge: From $300
2019 Departure Dates** Cherry Blossom Season Surcharge: From $500
Jan: 05,19Jul: 04, 06, 11,13, 18, 20, 27
Feb: 16,23Aug: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Mar: 02, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30Sep: 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 28
Apr: 04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 27Oct: 03, 05, 12, 19, 24, 26
May: 02, 04, 11 ,18Nov: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Jun: 01, 08, 15, 29Dec: 07, 14, 21, 28

What's Included

-Carte Blanche: Kyoto

-Orientation walks in Tokyo and Takayama

-Overnight stay in a traditional inn (Takayama)

-Miyajima Island visit

-Free time in each destination

-Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)

-All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hostels (9 nts, multi-share), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities).

Meals

No meals included 
Allow USD510-665 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, bus, ferry, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Single travelers

Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.




Itinerary

Day 1 Tokyo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Tokyo

Get your bearings with an orientation walk before enjoying free time to explore buzzing Tokyo. Opt to check out Yoyogi Park, Asakusa shrine, quirky Harajuku, Shibuya Crossing, or explore the city's myriad shops and cafés.

Day 3 Tokyo/ Takayama

Travel to picturesque Takayama and take in the quaint streets of the old town – lined with sake breweries and craft shops – on a CEO-led orientation walk. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area. In the evening, kick back and relax in a traditional inn – complete with tatami floors and Japanese futons.

Day 4 Takayama /Kyoto

Board a train to Japan's imperial capital. Arrive in Kyoto and spend the rest of the day discovering this historic city. In the evening, opt to pick up a local brew and chill out riverside or check out one of Kyoto's many bars.

Day 5 Kyoto

Explore this culturally-rich city with a free day. Opt to visit some of Kyoto's beautiful temples, participate in a tea ceremony, or take a calligraphy class. Enjoy a final night out in Kyoto with the group.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Day 6 Kyoto

Explore this culturally-rich city with a free day. Opt to visit some of Kyoto's beautiful temples, participate in a tea ceremony, or take a calligraphy class.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Day 7 Kyoto/ Hiroshima

Travel to Hiroshima and opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.

Day 8 Hiroshima

Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate and meet the friendly local deer. Opt to go for an easy hike around Mt Misen, and be sure to sample some oysters – a regional specialty.

Day 9 Hiroshima/ Osaka

Board a train to Osaka, one of Japan's culinary capitals. Enjoy free time in this diverse city. Don't miss the chance to try takoyaki, one of the city's best-loved street foods.

Day 10 Osaka

Get out and explore the city. Opt to tour a ramen museum, visit the Osaka castle, or browse Umeda's many shops. Be sure to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with the group.

Day 11 Osaka

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.




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