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Delve Deep: Intro to Japan

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Remember when you spent that INCREDible week soaking up all the sushi, sake, soba and shrines Japan could throw at you? Huh, that wasn’t you. Then what are you waiting for?! This intro to Japan is all about the weird-and-wonderful in Tokyo, the ancient wonders of Kyoto, and the foodie delights of Osaka. Swipe right for a week’s worth of mind-blowing Japanese culture. You won’t regret it.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Tokyo (Japan)

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    Seven days. Three legendary cities. And all the ancient temples, glittering skyscrapers, quirky neighbourhoods and local eats you can handle. Ready to experience this jaw-dropping country properly? You’re in exactly the right place. First: say konnichiwa to your fellow explorers. Then: prepare for your first taste of Japan – we’ve got a group dinner in the traditional Asakusa district lined up. Yep, you’re really here.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Tokyo

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  3. Tokyo

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  4. Tokyo – Kyoto

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  5. Kyoto

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  6. Kyoto – Osaka

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  7. Osaka

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What's included

Included experiences

  • - Visit the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
  • - Walking tour of Tokyo’s Harajuku and Shibuya districts with Trip Leader
  • - Group karaoke experience in Tokyo
  • - Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
  • - Walking tour of Kyoto with Trip Leader (including Kinkaku-ji Temple)
  • - Visit the Arashiyama bamboo forest
  • - Food tour of Osaka’s backstreets

Accommodation

- 6 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)

Transport

- High-speed trains and public transport

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Anime & manga tour of Tokyo: from 13,200 JPY

- Full day tour of Mt Fuji and Hakone: prices available locally

- Dress as a geisha or samurai: from 10,533 JPY

OTHER INFORMATION

Luggage transport 

On Day 3 of your trip, you’re riding the Shinkansen (aka bullet train!). Carriage space is limited, so we’ll transport your luggage from Tokyo to Kyoto - just bring a small bag to cover you for this night. 

Optional activities 

All optional activities are subject to availability, but there’s *always* something lit to do in Japan! 

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

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  • Anonymous April 2024

    The tour leader was amazing, really pulled through to make my group have an exciting and unforgettable experience. There were some problems on the Top Deck side but everything ended up fine in the end.

  • Keith Me April 2024

    Amazing trip. Our group leader Claire was incredible! I learned so much, and had so much fun! 10/10 would recommend!

  • Anonymous April 2024

    Trip was great would recommend. Claire was a great guide and had great recommendations. Accomodations were really good and had a great amount of free time to check out everything we wanted

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