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Japan Highlights 2020-21
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-39

12 Days / 11 Nights Trip to Japan

Japan Highlights 2020-21

Welcome to a country that fuses the ultra-modern and traditional with ease, a nation that blends the elegance of kimonos and the speed of bullet trains with verve.
Too expensive...I don’t have the time off...I hate sushi... 

That's it, we’re done with excuses. In under two weeks this trip gives you the highlights and the hidden gems. The culture and the crazy. The ultra-modern and the historic. The scenery and the cities. And all the ramen, okonimiyaki, udon, katsu, yakatori and sake your fat pants can handle (you packed those, right?). This is your wake-up call - Japan is waiting.

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  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Starting From
    $3,819
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Topdeck
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Be astonished by Tokyo
Highlight #1
Be astonished by Tokyo
Explore a modern metropolis of skyscrapers and bullet trains, small ramen stalls and robot bars, and get a first-hand glimpse of life in the capital.
Lake Kawaguchi: an incredible view of Mt. Fuji
Highlight #2
Lake Kawaguchi: an incredible view of Mt. Fuji
From the shores, look across at Fuji-san, majestic and iconic, reflected perfectly in the still waters of the lake.
 Kyoto takes you back in time
Highlight #3
 Kyoto takes you back in time
Japan's ancient and imperial capital is famous for its elegant temples, tea gardens and markets.
Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial museum
Highlight #4
Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial museum
Visit the incredibly moving memorial to the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack of 1945.
Video

There’s simply no place like Japan

Futuristic cities, quiet bamboo forests, kimonos, sushi, Mt. Fuji and more will guarantee you an unforgettable time. Take a look at this video by Media Hog Productions for a glimpse of what’s in store.

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Itinerary

Tokyo, Japan

You’re in Tokyo, baby! Meet the group and dive into a full day city tour. Spot the Senso-ji Temple and wander along the nearby 500-year-old Nakamise shopping street selling mochi (sticky rice cakes) and geta (wooden shoes). There’s also Akihabara for the anime fans and the fashionable Shinjuku and Harajuku districts to explore. Don’t forget to walk the famous Shibuya crossing or see the Meiji Shrine while you’re at it. Phew! What. A. Day. Hungry? Thought so. Bond with your trip mates over dinner. It’s gonna be an awesome 12 days!

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Tokyo

Today is a free day in Tokyo. Stuck for ideas? Join in with an optional sushi making experience or hop across the unique patchwork of districts that makes up Tokyo’s cityscape and, for a taste of tradition, visit the Imperial Palace and its surrounding gardens. In the evening, wander the futuristic neon-lit streets or spend your night in Shinjuku – there are endless restaurants, bars, clubs and karaoke joints here. Wanna go out with the group? Take the option to visit the Robot Restaurant. Yes, it’s a thing.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Tokyo

Today, why not take an optional day trip to the happiest place on earth: Tokyo Disneyland. Be sure to leave space in your suitcase for all of the Disney merchandise! Mickey not your thing? There’s an optional day trip to Mount Fuji to jump on board with!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Tokyo to Takayama

This morning pack your bags ‘cos we’re travelling on the bullet train to the beautiful Japanese Alps. You’ll visit the Hida folk village when you get there. Why not finish off the day with an optional foodie activity? There’s Hida beef on the menu if you want it.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Takayama

Start off the day at the morning riverside markets. Then, get your walking shoes on ‘cos we’ll be ticking off Takayama Jin'ya (a former government outpost) and visiting a sake brewery to try some of the famous Japanese rice wine. Tonight, be sure to check out the local onsen where you can relax in the hot springs. Aaaaand relax...

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Takayam to Hiroshima via Miyajima

Jump on a ferry to Miyajima to see the island’s wild deer – cute! You can also check out the Itsukushima Shrine. A sunset at this spot is just the ticket to round off the day, so keep your phones charged for some pretty snaps.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Hiroshima to Osaka

Before leaving Hiroshima, visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum where you can learn about the atomic bombing during World War II. Later, we’re headed to Osaka. Tonight, you’ll get the chance to rest your head in a traditional Buddhist temple.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Osaka

There’s the chance to participate in a Buddhist prayer service this morning then the afternoon is yours to explore. Why not check out one of the numerous museums, hit the streets for some epic shopping or try the local food. With one of the biggest food scenes in Japan, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Osaka to Kyoto

We’re making tracks to Japan’s traditional capital, Kyoto. Home to over 2,000 temples and shrines this place certainly ticks all the spiritual boxes. Today, we’ll visit the beautiful Fushimi Inari Shrine – you’re Instagram is going to light up with likes after this!

  Hotel:  None

Kyoto

Start off with a guided tour of Kyoto. Tick off the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion before moving on to the sprawling Arashiyama bamboo forest and the Togetsu-kyo bridge to find your zen place (and your next Instagram post). Fancy yourself a foodie? You’re in luck, as we’ll pop by the Nishiki Market next. In the afternoon, it’s off to Nijo Castle before finishing up with a quick visit to the Gion district. What a day!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Kyoto

A free day to explore, whoo! You could always go on a day trip to Nara for more cute deer, beautiful nature and majestic temples. Later, you can dress up as a samurai or opt in for a Ramen making class. Want more? Kyoto's got a big student population, so why not get amongst the fun when day turns to night at a local bar? Tonight, there's a group dinner to round off the trip. We won't blame you for getting emotional...

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Kyoto

After breakfast it’s sayonara to the Land of the Rising Sun. Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Visit the Senso ji Temple

 Walk the Shibuya crossing

 Visit Akihabara

 Visit Harajuku

 Visit the Itsukushima Shrine

 Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

 Visit a sake brewery

 Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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