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Japan on a Shoestring – Tokyo to Kyoto
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Get a taste of both old and new Japan with this six-day tour. We’ve kept it simple with an itinerary of the country's most iconic cities. Experience everything from the bustling energy of Tokyo’s city centre to the rolling countryside of Takayama. And don’t forget Kyoto, a city of peaceful gardens and stunning temples. This trip is a quick and affordable one, so you can tack on more time to go deeper into Japan. Because after this tour, we know you'll want to.

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AJTK/201018
  • Starts: Tokyo, Japan
  • Finishes: Kyoto, Japan
You will Visit
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

Itinerary

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Day 1: Tokyo

Arrive at any time.
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this metropolis.

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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.

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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 ryokan – complete with tatami floors and an onsen bath.

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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.

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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 with the group.

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Day 6: Kyoto

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Orientation walks in Tokyo and Takayama
    • Traditional ryokan stay (Takayama)
    • Free time in Tokyo, Takayama, and Kyoto
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (4 nts, multi-share), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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