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Japan Explorer 13D/12N
Start: Tokyo / Finish: Osaka
Category: Self-Guided Adventure
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Tokyo Airport Pick-Up

Tokyo (or Osaka) Airport Drop-Off

14-Day Japanese Railway Pass, Valid for All Transfers Between Cities
- Hakone to Kyoto by Bullet Train
- Roundtrip Train Kyoto to Nara can be arranged at no extra cost
- Kyoto to Hiroshima by Bullet Train
- Hiroshima to Osaka by Bullet Train
- Osaka to Tokyo by Bullet Train

12 Nights Accommodation in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package:
- 3N Tokyo
- 1N Hakone
- 3N Kyoto
- 2N Hiroshima
- 3N Osaka

Meals: 1 Lunch + 12 Breakfasts in Hotel Categories Only

Mt. Fuji Excursion Including
- Tokyo to Hakone by Bus
- Traditional Japanese Lunch
- Mt. Komagatake Ropeway

Half-Day Kyoto Tour Including
- Entrance Fees

English-Speaking Guide for Tours Only
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Transfers to/from Train Stations

Other Meals/Drinks

Personal Expenses

Optional Activities

Tips

Travel Insurance

Visa Fees

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Enjoy this spectacular 13-day trip through Japan starting in Tokyo. Travel on bullet trains to the cities of Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka, discovering Japanese countryside and urban culture along the way.

Highlights:

  • Discover the iconic & majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Explore the shrines & temples of Kyoto
  • Enjoy free time in Tokyo, Hiroshima, & Osaka
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Overview:

Get picked up at the airport in Tokyo on Day 1 and enjoy free days in the capital on Days 2 & 3. Transfer to Hakone to experience breathtaking and iconic Mt. Fuji on Day 4 before heading to Kyoto on Day 5 for a city tour on Day 6 and another free day on Day 7. Catch a bullet train to Hiroshima on Day 8 and enjoy free time in the historic city on Day 9. On Day 10 you will transfer to Osaka and spend two free days in the high-energy city on Day 11 & 12  before being dropped off at the Tokyo (or Osaka) airport on Day 13, ending your trip.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Tokyo Airport Pick-Up

Upon arrival at the airport in Tokyo you will be picked up and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Tokyo.

 

Day 2 & 3: Tokyo Free Days

Enjoy two free days on your own in the world’s biggest city! For adventurers and foodies we recommend getting up at the crack of dawn to visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s biggest and busiest fish market where you can watch tuna bidding wars and enjoy a fresh sushi breakfast. Or you can sleep in and treat yourself to tea at a cat cafe or go to Shibuya to experience the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing. You can also visit Senso-ji and Meiji, Tokyo’s most famous buddhist temple and shinto shrine, respectively, or head to the peaceful and beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Overnight in Tokyo.

 

Day 4: Bus Transfer to Hakone - Mt. Fuji Excursion (L)

After check-out you will get picked up for your bus transfer to the Hakone Area. Hakone is the gateway to Mt. Fuji and its surrounding national park, famous for its wonderful onsen (natural hot springs) and beautiful natural landscapes. Visit the Fuji Visitor Centre and the famous Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the gateway to the iconic mountain and the perfect place to view its stoic slopes. After lunch, take a boat cruise on the picturesque Lake Ashi and visit the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway that will carry you from the shores of the lake to the top of Mt. Komagatake for an amazing view of the breathtaking Hakone region, majestic Mt. Fuji, and the bucolic Japanese countryside. Today’s visit ends in Odawara, please make your way to your accommodation. Overnight in Hakone.

 

Day 5: Train Transfer to Kyoto

Rise early and make your own way to the Odawara station, where you will catch a high-speed bullet train to Kyoto, the cultural capital and stronghold of Geisha tradition in Japan. Check into your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the afternoon in this picturesque town at your leisure. Overnight in Kyoto.

 

Day 6: Half-Day Kyoto Tour

You will have a free morning to explore Kyoto before making your way to Kyoto station, the meeting point for your half-day city tour. Visit one of Japan’s largest torii gates at the Heian Shrine featuring a beautiful garden with a central pond and stepping stones leading to a small Soryu-ike (Green Dragon) pond. Then, continue to Sanjusangendo Temple with 1,001 armed Kannon Goddess statues (the Goddess of Mercy). Finally, visit the Kiyomizu-dera temple situated on Mt. Otowa with an impressive veranda standing 13-metres in height and built without any nails. Awe at the breathtaking view and if you’re lucky to be visiting in fall you will see the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. Have dinner on your own tonight and overnight in Kyoto.

 

Day 7: Kyoto Free Day or Self-Guided Day Trip to Nara 

Start early and go on a self-guided exploration of Kyoto. Relax, take a leisurely stroll and be sure to sample all the food. Or if you wish, you could plan a visit to Nara (transport included). Overnight Kyoto.

*Note: Today is a free day, you have the choice of spending a free day in Kyoto or going on a self-guided day trip to Nara. The transportation to and from Nara is included in the price of your JR pass, but it may be full if you do not book in advance.

 

Day 8: Train Transfer to Hiroshima

Check-out of your accommodation and make your own way to Kyoto Station for your bullet train to Hiroshima. Upon arrival check in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Hiroshima.

 

Day 9: Hiroshima Free Day

Today you can explore the beautiful and historic Hiroshima. Visit the stunning Peace Memorial Park and its museum to pay respects to the victims of the World War II atomic bomb, stroll the city streets, visit the beautiful Shukkei-en Garden, or tour the gorgeous Hiroshima Castle. Overnight in Hiroshima.

 

Day 10: Transfer to Osaka 

After checking out from your accommodation please make your own way to Hiroshima Station for your bullet train to Osaka. Upon arrival check in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Osaka.

 

Day 11 & 12: Osaka Free Days

You will have two days to experience the casual atmosphere of Osaka on your own. You can visit the stunning and historic Osaka castle, try the region’s famous street food. You can also go explore Dotonbori, famous for its eccentric atmosphere, huge neon signs, and high-energy nightlife. Overnight in Osaka.

 

Day 13: Tokyo (or Osaka) Airport Drop-Off

All good things must end. Check out of your accommodation and enjoy your last morning in Japan at your leisure. Make your own way to Osaka Station to get picked up for your transport to the Osaka airport. If you wish to end your journey at Tokyo airport you can hop on board the train to Tokyo and make your way to the designated meeting point where you will be picked-up from for your Tokyo airport drop-off. Upon arrival to the airport of your choice your journey comes to an end. We you safe travels for the rest of your journey.

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Everyday


Duration
13 days.

Departure Point
Tokyo Airport Pick-Up

Arrival Point
Tokyo (or Osaka) Airport Drop-Off

Special Instructions
Please contact Bamba Experience at gobamba@bambaexperience.com to receive your trip details at least 1 week prior to your day of departure

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JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - HOSTEL DORM
You will share a room with other travellers in hostels.
Price per person: $1,927 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 3* HOTEL DOUBLE
You and your travel partner will share a room in 3* hotels.
Price per person: $3,077 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 3* HOTEL SINGLE
You will have your own room in 3* hotels.
Price per person: $3,883 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 4* HOTEL DOUBLE
You and your travel partner will share a room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $3,619 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
JAPAN EXPLORER 13D/12N - 4* HOTEL SINGLE
You will have your own room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $5,553 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1

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Important: This tour is available on request, so please make sure to check availability with us before making any plans or booking your flights. Despite the fact that this tour may be listed as leaving every day, bookings still depend on availability, and dates may need to be changed. Those interested in this tour should book months in advance and expect to wait at least two to seven days for confirmation before booking flights or extra activities and accommodations.


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