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Japan Highlights 10D/9N
Start: Tokyo / Finish: Tokyo
Category: Self-Guided Adventure
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Tokyo Airport Pick-Up

7-Day Japan Rail Pass (Starting on Day 4) Including:
- Tokyo to Hakone Train
- Hakone to Kyoto Train
- Kyoto to Hiroshima Train
- Hiroshima to Osaka Train
- Hiroshima Sightseeing Bus
- Osaka to Airport or Tokyo

9 Nights Accommodation:
- 2N in Tokyo
- 1N in Hakone Area
- 3N in Kyoto
- 2N in Hiroshima
- 1N in Osaka

Meals: 9 Breakfasts in Hotels Only

2 Days Hakone Free Pass (valid from Odawara Station) Including:
- Unlimited use of Odakyu Affiliated Transportation
(buses, trains, boats, cablecars and ropeways within the Hakone free area)
- Discount Admission to Selected Attractions in the area

Full-Day Join-In Kyoto Excursion Including:
- English Speaking Guide
- Transportation

Half-Day Join-In Nara Tour Including:
- English Speaking Guide
- Transportation

2-hr Hiroshima Sightseeing Bus or Hiroshima Transport Day Pass (depending on availability)

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Train Station Transfers

Breakfasts in Hostel Dorm Category

Other Meals & Drinks

Optional Activities

Tips

Personal Expenses

Travel Insurance

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Enjoy this spectacular 10-day trip through Japan starting and ending in Tokyo. Travel on bullet trains to the cities of Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka, seeing the Japanese countryside along the way.

Highlights:

  • Explore Hakone during free time on your own
  • See the highlights of Kyoto and Nara
  • Hop on a city sightseeing bus in Hiroshima
   GENERAL

Overview:

On Day 1 you will be met at the Tokyo Airport for your transfer to your accommodation. Enjoy a full free day in Tokyo on Day 2. On Day 3 take a bullet train to Hakone, the gateway to Mt. Fuji. Enjoy free time to explore on your own. On Day 4, take a train to Kyoto - the cultural capital of Japan - with free time to get to know the city on your own. Take a full-day tour of Kyoto on Day 5 to see some of the city’s incredible shrines and temples. See the stunning temples and friendly deer of Nara on Day 6. Travel via train to Hiroshima on Day 7 through the Japanese countryside and take a 2-hour sightseeing bus excursion on Day 8 to get to know the city. Day 9 brings you to Osaka for your last night on tour with free time to explore on your own! Say goodbye to the beautiful country of Japan as you take your last train transfer back to Tokyo on Day 10.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet & Greet at the Tokyo Airport

Today you will be met by our representative at the Tokyo airport upon arrival, who will assist you with boarding a train or shared shuttle to your accommodation. Get checked in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Have dinner on your own and overnight in Tokyo.

 

Day 2: Tokyo Free Day

Enjoy a full free day to explore the world’s biggest city on your own. Discover the amazing architecture, astonishing culture, and mouthwatering cuisine of this hyper-modern metropolis. Overnight in Tokyo.

 

Day 3: Tokyo – Mt Fuji/Hakone

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then check-out. You will depart Tokyo early today to reach Hakone Area, the gateway to Mt. Fuji and its surrounding national park, famous for its wonderful onsen (natural hot springs) and beautiful natural landscapes.

Upon arrival you will have free time to explore the Hakone area on your own. You will have an included Hakone Transport Pass that provides you with numerous forms of transportation throughout the area so you can choose where to go and what to do. You may choose to go on the Volcanic Owakudani Ropeway passing over hot springs and sulfurous fumaroles (operations close intermittently during volcanic activity). the kuro-tamago, an egg hard boiled in the sulfuric hot springs. They say that if you do, it will add seven years to your life! Glide across 3,000-year-old Ashinoko Lake on a majestic pirate ship or take the Hakone Tozan Switchback Train that zigzags through the mountains with stunning views of the surrounding valleys. Keep your eyes open for a glimpse of Mt. Fuji throughout the day, although chances may be slim if there are cloudy or overcast skies. Check in to a natural onsen resort in Hakone. Overnight in Hakone.

 

Day 4: Hakone - Kyoto

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then check-out. You will depart Hakone today via bullet train en route to Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital with more than 2,000 shrines and temples. Have lunch on your own upon arrival and get checked in to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Kyoto and have dinner on your own. Overnight in Kyoto.

 

Day 5: Full Day Kyoto Tour

Have breakfast this morning at your accommodation before getting picked up for your half-day group excursion around Kyoto to see the best highlights of the city. See the regal Nijo Castle, the golden Kinkaku-ji Temple, the historical Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the traditional Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Enjoy a Japanese lunch before continuing to see this enchanting town’s other highlights, including the Heian Jingu Shrine, Sansusangedo Temple, and Kiyomizudera Temple. Around 6:30 your tour will end at the Kyoto Station and you will have the rest of the evening to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Kyoto.

NOTE: The itinerary is subject to change due to local events and traffic conditions.

 

Day 6: Half-Day Nara Tour

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then enjoy the morning at your leisure to enjoy stunning Kyoto at your own pace. Make your own way to the Kyoto station for the start of your tour to stunning Nara, where you will meet the friendly deer of Nara Park and see the Great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple, the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Nagomikan. You will be dropped off in Kyoto around 6:30-7:30 after your incredible Nara encounter. Make your own way back to your accommodation and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Kyoto.

 

Day 7: Kyoto - Hiroshima

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then check-out. You will depart Kyoto today via bullet train en route to Hiroshima. Have lunch on your own upon arrival and get checked in to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Hiroshima and have dinner on your own. Overnight in Hiroshima.

 

Day 8: Hiroshima Free Morning & Afternoon Sightseeing Bus

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then enjoy a free morning to explore on your own. We recommend taking a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island on the Seto Inland Sea where you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with wildlife, shrines, temples and local delicacies. In the afternoon, make your own way to the Shinkansen Entrance of the Hiroshima Station for a 2-hour sightseeing experience on board an open-air bus. (Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes in advance). Ride around the city of Hiroshima to see the highlights of Hiroshima Castle, Jonan-dori Avenue, Heiwa-odori Boulevard, and the Mazda Stadium. Enjoy an hour to walk around Peace Memorial Park starting with the former Industrial Promotional Hall ruins and ending with a visit to the Peace Memorial Museum. Your trip will end back at the Hiroshima Station with the rest of the day at leisure to explore some more on your own. Have dinner on your own and overnight in Hiroshima.

NOTE: The Sightseeing Bus Tour departs on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Golden Week and Summer Holidays (please double check for availability).

If you are not travelling during one of those dates, you will receive a Hiroshima Transport Day Pass instead. The pass includes an unlimited access to trams and the ferry from Miyajima-guchi port to Miyajima Island.

 

Day 9: Hiroshima - Osaka

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then check-out. You will depart Hiroshima today around via bullet train en route to the vibrant city of Osaka. Have lunch on your own upon arrival and get checked in to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Osaka and have dinner on your own. Overnight in Osaka.

 

Day 10: Osaka - Tokyo

Have breakfast at your accommodation this morning and then check-out. Enjoy the morning at leisure before using your JR pass to catch a train to the Osaka airport or a bullet train to Tokyo, where you can catch a train transfer to the airport.

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Everyday


Duration
10 days.

Departure Point
Tokyo Airport Pick-Up

Arrival Point
Osaka or Tokyo Airport Arrival

Special Instructions
Please contact Bamba Experience at gobamba@bambaexperience.com to confirm your departure information at least 1 week prior to your first day of travel.

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JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS 10D/9N - HOSTEL DORM
You will be sharing a dorm room with other travellers in hostels.
Price per person: $1,823 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS 10D/9N - 3* DOUBLE
You will share a twin or double room with your travel partner in 3* Hotels.
Price per person: $2,443 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS 10D/9N - 3* SINGLE
You will have your own private single room in 3* Hotels.
Price per person: $3,298 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS 10D/9N - 4* DOUBLE
You will share a private double room with your travel partner in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $3,283 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
JAPAN HIGHLIGHTS 10D/9N - 4* SINGLE
You will have your own private single room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $4,993 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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