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Japan Express 2018/19 (7 Days, Tokyo to Osaka)

Japan blends a mix of the traditional and the ultra-modern in Tokyo, temples and geishas in Kyoto, and culinary delights in Osaka. Robot bars, too-big-for-the-bowl udon, and a visit to Hakone with a view of Mt Fuji will introduce you to The Land of the Rising Sun.

Inclusions

Visit Harajuku
Hakone day pass
Welcome & farewell dinner
Kyoto city tour
Visit the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa
Visit Shibuya Crossing
Visit Akihabara
6 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
6 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $2,089
Start Location
Tokyo, Japan
End Location
Tokyo, Japan
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
21 Oct 201827 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,089 
11 Nov 201817 Nov 20181AUD $2,089
25 Nov 201801 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,089 
09 Dec 201815 Dec 20182AUD $2,089
16 Dec 201822 Dec 201810AUD $2,089
06 Jan 201912 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,089 
10 Feb 201916 Feb 20193AUD $2,089
10 Mar 201916 Mar 20191AUD $2,089
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
Sushi trains, karaoke, gadgets, temples and cat cafés. Get excited, get very excited. You're in Tokyo. Meet the group and dive head first into a full day city tour. Spot the Sensoji Temple, dance under its giant red lantern and wander along the nearby 500-year-old Nakamise Street selling mochi (sticky rice cakes) and geta (wooden shs). Also, Shinjuku and Harajuku = amazing! Tonight we bond over a welcome dinner. Work that chopstick magic and feast on authentic goodies! Meals: -Dinner Included today: -Visit the Sensoji Temple, Harajuku, Shibuya, Nakamise and Akihabara
Day 2: Tokyo to Mt Fuji, Hakone
Konichiwa Hakone! Today we swap the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for the serene and natural beauty of Hakone. This place boasts breathtaking views across Lake Ashinoko and spectacular backdrops of the sacred Mount Fuji. It's not hard to see why Fuji is worshipped by the Japanese and all who visit it, inspiring countless pts and artists since the 13th century. Before the day is up, visit the Hakone Shrine and the famous red torii (gate) overlooking Lake Ashi. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Tokyo
Rise and shine, fuel up and get ready to explore. Today is a free day in Tokyo. Wander the futuristic neon-lit streets and hop across the unique patchwork of districts that makes up Tokyo's eccentric cityscape. Check out Akihabara, where stores scream for the attention of anime fans and gamers or alternatively, for a taste of tradition, visit the Imperial Palace and its surrounding gardens. Or, you could always check out the Tsukiji fish market and fill up on ramen. Yum! Take the option to visit the Robot Restaurant - it's legit. Meals: -Breakfast Included today: -Day trip to Hakone Optional activities: -Robot Restaurant (Limited availability due to high demand)
Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto
This morning we pack our bags and travel at 320km/h on the bullet train before arriving in the futuristic station of Kyoto. Japan’s traditional capital, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines. It’s also the prime manufacturing hub for kimonos – a good place to pick up some new threads. Later, do the optional and dress up like a maiko. Optional activities: -Photoshoot and dress as a geisha or samurai Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Kyoto
Wake up and get ready, it’s time to explore on a guided tour of the city. We’ll also get the chance to spot a geisha or two in the Gion district. After lunch, you’re free to frolic. Why not go exploring and seek out the sprawling Arashiyama bamboo forest in your own time?. There’s also the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion and Ryoan-ji Temple to check out too. Need a break in between the sightseeing? Be sure to sip on matcha in one of the many time-worn tearooms, or try the famed kaiseki cuisine. Included today: -Guided tour of Kyoto Meals: -Breakfast
Day 6: Kyoto to Osaka
Today we arrive in Osaka. Get your explorer shs on with a half-day guided tour taking in the likes of Osaka Castle and the Umeda Sky Building. Then, get ready to spend our last night together over a farewell dinner. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 7: Osaka
After breakfast it's sayonara to the Land of the Rising Sun. Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together - it's never too soon. Meals: -Breakfast