Japan on a Shoestring
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Always wanted to do Japan but felt it was pricy? No longer! This super-affordable nine-day introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun is the solution. Travel by train to introduce yourself to Tokyo nightlife, the famous Geisha district of Kyoto, and the gorgeous mountainous region of Hakone. Experience the country's quirky side as well, with activities no other tour company will get you to (and loads of free time). Discover Japan with a group of like-minded adventurers and you'll never want to come home.

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 154222
Starts: Tokyo, Japan Finishes: Osaka, Japan
You will visit
  • Tokyo
  • Osaka



Day 1: Tokyo

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Tokyo

Hit the streets of Tokyo on an orientation walk around Asakusa, including a visit to Sensoji Temple. Enjoy free time to explore Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Crossing or go shopping in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Asakusa Orientation Walk


Day 3: Tokyo

Hop on a train to Kamakura and visit the Big Buddha before relaxing on the beach. Return to Tokyo for a final night in the city.

Included Activities:
Kamakura Excursion

Local train (1.00 hour(s))
Local train (1.00 hour(s))


Day 4: Tokyo/Hakone

Travel to beautiful Hakone in the mountains and visit the sites with an included Hakone Pass, which allows unlimited access to the cable car, ropeway, tourist boats and other transport in the area. Enjoy an included dip in an onsen, a natural hot spring.

Included Activities:
Onsen (Hot Spring) Visit
Hakone Visit (Pass Included)

Local train (2.00 hour(s))


Day 5: Hakone/Kyoto (1B)

Walk under thousands of iconic torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, then enjoy free time to explore more of one of Japan's most beautiful cities.

Included Activities:
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Visit

Local train (3.00 hour(s))


Day 6: Kyoto

Stroll through the other-worldly sprawling bamboo grove of Arashiyama, then opt to visit local temples, participate in a tea ceremony or take a calligraphy class.

Included Activities:
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Visit


Day 7: Kyoto/Osaka

Enjoy an orientation walk around Osaka, then dig in with a street food crawl with the group and CEO.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Street Food Crawl

Local train (0.50 hour(s))


Day 8: Osaka

Get out and explore during free time. Opt to tour a ramen factory, visit the Osaka castle or take a day trip to Hiroshima. Get out and explore the nightlife on a final night out with the group.


Day 9: Osaka

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Asakusa orientation walk and visit to Sensoji Temple (Tokyo)
    • Day trip to Great Buddha and Kamakura Beach
    • Hakone Pass (includes Komagatake ropeway, Ashinoko cruise, Hakone Shrine)
    • Hot springs (Hakone)
    • Orientation walk at Fushimi Inari shrine through thousands of torii gates
    • Day trip to Arashiyama mountain area and bamboo forest
    • Orientation walk in Osaka
    • Street food crawl
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 1 breakfast, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • Train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore both the ultramodern and traditional sides of Tokyo
  • Soak in a traditional hot spring
  • Sample tasty Japanese treats on a street food crawl
  • Pass through a tunnel of thousands of torii gates at Kyoto's Fushimi Inari shrine.