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Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west, and it extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Drink a shot of sake and soak in the quaint and charming atmosphere of Japan. Ride the bullet train, hike at Mt. Fuji, learn about the atomic bomb history of Hiroshima, and don’t forget to shop for anime merchandise while shopping for souvenirs.
• Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery
• Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
• Miyajima Island
• Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
• Shizuoka City
• Mt. Fuji
• Japanese culture
• Japanese cuisine
• Sampling the sake
• Scenic boat ride
• Atom bomb history of Japan
• Riding the bullet train
• Hike around Mt Fuji
• Cherry blossom (seasonal)
• Attend the sumo wrestling practice
6 Reasons To Book This Trip
1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.
2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.
3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!
4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.
5. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.
6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.
- Arrival: Day01 anytime before 12 pm (flexible)
- Return: Day08 anytime after 9am (flexible)
FLY IN Airport: Kansai Airport (KIX) – Osaka
FLY OUT Airport: Haneda Airport (HND) – Tokyo
- The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
- More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
- Seat available till the booking is open!
- Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
The exotic tour of Japan begins with the arrival at the airport in Osaka. Meet the tour rep at the exit gate of the airport and then catch the shuttle cab to reach the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and then rest for a while in the hotel room. There are no activities planned for the day, so you can venture out on your own to explore the beautiful city. The check-in time in Japan is at three in the afternoon. Sleep off the jet lag in the Osaka hotel.
- NA (Free Day)
- Hotel in Osaka
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast and then take a trip to Fukuyama. Stop at Kobe to savor the delicious taste of sake. Drop in at Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery and learn a handful of fun facts about sake. Visit Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter next to marvel at the picturesque canals fringed with weeping willow trees, and take a tour of the Edo-period gardens and the merchant houses too. Soak in the authentic ambiance of Old Japan at the merchant towns of Kurashiki. You will reach Hiroshima in the afternoon. Check into the hotel and then take your time to explore the city on your own.
- Guided sightseeing on the way to Hiroshima
- Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery
- Hotel in Hiroshima
Travel to Miyajimaguchi by coach and then take an idyllic boat ride to the holy Miyajima Island. Take a tour of the picturesque island and visit the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine. Take a lunch break before re-boarding the boat back to Hiroshima. Mourn over the lost souls at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and examine the exhibitions and relics that speak volumes of the atom bomb attacks. Take a bus ride to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that survived the 1945 attack and then travel to Himeji in the afternoon
Guided sightseeing on the way to Himeji
Boat to Miyajima Island
- Hotel in Himeji
Commence the day’s tours with a trip to the breathtakingly beautiful Himeji Castle or the White Heron Castle. Roam in the beautiful castle grounds and bask in the white elegance of the Castle. Pet and feed the adorable deer at Nara Deer Park and then visit Fushimi-Inari Shrine in Kyoto to check the beautiful vermillion torii gate. Follow the trails that leads into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.
- Guided sightseeing in Nara & Kyoto
- Hotel in Hamamatsu
The first half of the day is free. Make the best use of the free time to explore Kyoto before departing from the city to travel to Hamamatsu. You can take part in the optional guided Kyoto Tour to explore the cultural attractions of the city. Optional: Board the famous bullet train to reach Hamamatsu from Kyoto almost at the speed of lightning.
Guided sightseeing in Nara & Kyoto
- Hotel in Hamamatsu
Set out on the drive to Shizuoka City to visit the local tea house and sample the famous Japanese tea. Feast your eyes on the picturesque mountain scenery and countryside views on the way to Lake Yamanaka – the largest of all the Fuji Five Lakes, where a large population of graceful swans will greet you. Hop onto a swan boat for a leisurely ride in the lake and then drive to Mt Fuji to drink in the sweeping views of the Fuji Five Lakes. Hike to the observation point of Mt Fuji for splendid views of Lake Yamanaka and Fujiyoshida City, and the beautiful Komitake Shrine.
Guided sightseeing on the way to Tokyo
Scenic boat ride
- Hotel in Tokyo
There are no activities planned for the day, so you can explore Tokyo on your own or take part in the optional Tokyo tour.
Here is an itinerary of the optional tour. Start with a visit to Sumo Stable to attend the early morning sumo wrestling practice. Visit the Imperial Palace in the morning and drop in at the Nakamise Shopping area and Asakusa Temple right after. Board the metro train to Shibuya and take a tour of the beautiful rock garden of Japan. Enter the majestic Tokyo Tower and revel in the vibrant nightlife of Japan at Shinjuku Kabukicho.
- N/A – Free time
- Tokyo day tour
- Hotel in Tokyo
It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today with a breakfast at the hotel. Check out is usually by 11am so book your return flight accordingly. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.
- N/A – Free time
- 7 nights hotels with breakfast;
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- City-to-city transportation
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Service fee $150/ppl (tips for guides&drivers)
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenditures
- Meals other than specified in the itinerary
- Optional Tours listed(paid on site)
I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?
Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.
I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?
No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.
I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?
No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.
What are the accommodation options?
We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.
What is cancellation policy?
If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:
More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid
Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?
Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.
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