• Delve Deep Intro to Japan

Delve Deep: Intro to Japan

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.

Worth noting…
On this trip you’ll be travelling like a local – including riding the Shinkansen (aka bullet train)! Because carriage space is limited, we’ll transport your luggage from Tokyo to Kyoto on Day 3. You’ll just need to bring a small overnight bag to cover you for this night. Pssst: optional activities are subject to availability, but there’s *always* something fun to do in Japan – trust us.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Tokyo (Japan)


    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

  3. Tokyo

  4. Tokyo – Kyoto

  5. Kyoto

  6. Kyoto – Osaka

  7. Osaka


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
  • - Visit the Umeda Sky Building
  • - Visit Osaka Castle


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


- 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.

- Taiyaki (fish-shaped cakes) making experience: from 5,600 JPY

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

- Evening walking tour of Shinjuku: from 11,200 JPY

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

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

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  • Stephanie Lo June 2023

    Amazing tour guide and top spots. Only advice would be to spend a bit more time with Kyoto and Osaka.

  • Anonymous May 2023

    Like I stated previously. This is a great trip for those wanting a quick, week long hit of the essence of Japanese culture. Would highly recommend.

  • Anonymous May 2023

    Overall it was an amazing trip. The tour guide Katherine was very friendly and knowledgeable and went above and beyond for us. The hotels in Osaka and Tokyo weren’t great and could’ve been more centrally located. Kyoto hotel was amazing. Topdeck also doesn’t include a Shinkansen ticket for the Kyoto to Osaka leg so it was frustrating taking the all stops train and it took longer than it should have. The tour should have included more buses instead of having to rely on public transport. Osaka also felt very rushed as it was only 1 night, they should’ve had 2 nights there. Other than that, the trip was incredible, met some amazing people and all the sights were awesome!

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