Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Tokyo to Osaka

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Always wanted to experience Japan but felt it was pricey? No longer! This super-affordable 11-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 iconic floating torii gate of Miyajima. Experience the country's traditions and cutting-edge modernity with lots of free time. Discover Japan with a group of like-minded adventurers and you'll never want to come home.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Kyoto
  • Orientation walks in Tokyo and Takayama
  • Overnight stay in a traditional inn
  • Miyajima Island visit
  • Free time in each destination
  • Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore both the ultramodern and traditional sides of japan
  • Experience tokyo's vibrant nightlife
  • Visit kyoto's iconic temples and geishas
  • See the floating torii gate of miyajima
  • Stay in a traditional inn in takayama to experience historic japan

Itinerary

Tokyo Arrive at any time. There are no plans until the evening welcome meeting, so spend some time getting to know this electric metropolis.
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 massive selection of shops and cafés. This evening, head out for a night of fun, drinks, and dancing for your first night out. Pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends!
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 exploring the area. In the evening, kick back and relax in a traditional inn complete with tatami floors, Japanese futons, and a traditional onsen hot spring. Delight in a restorative soak in the healing waters.
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.
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.
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.
Kyoto/Hiroshima Travel to Hiroshima and opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.
Hiroshima Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate and meet the friendly local deer. Opt to go for an easy hike around Mt Misen, and be sure to sample some oysters – a regional specialty.
Hiroshima/Osaka Board a train to Osaka, one of Japan's culinary capitals. Enjoy free time in this diverse city. Don't miss the chance to try takoyaki, one of the city's best-loved street foods.
Osaka Get out and explore the city. Opt to tour a ramen museum, visit the Osaka castle, or browse Umeda's many shops. Be sure to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with the group.
Osaka Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.
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