Japan: Ramen & Railways

Start: Tokyo Finish: Kyoto

Visiting: Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto


Duration: 5 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 14 - 16

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1244

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Tour Overview

Now's the time to explore Japan on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Connect with Japan old and new on this six-day tour that takes you to the country's most iconic cities. Experience everything from the bustling energy of Tokyo’s city centre to the rolling countryside of Takayama. And don’t forget Kyoto, a city of peaceful gardens and stunning temples. This trip is a quick and affordable one, so you can tack on more time to go deeper into Japan. 'Cause after this tour, we know you'll want to.

Highlights

  • iconExplore lively Tokyo
  • icon Spend a night in a traditional ryokan
  • iconExplore lively Tokyo, spend a night in a traditional ryokan, travel to culturally-rich Kyoto, enjoy a first night out and big night out with your fellow travellers/new friends.
  • icon Travel to culturally-rich Kyoto

Places You'll See

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Japan: Ramen & Railways
Japan: Ramen & Railways

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Grids Tokyo Asakusabashi (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time and welcome to Japan's neon metropolis that's always on the move. There are no plans until the evening welcome meeting, so spend some time exploring.

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience all that is Tokyo.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Grids Tokyo Asakusabashi (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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!

FREE TIME: HALF DAY Get out explore this vibrant city – there is so much to see and do!

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 3 : Tokyo/Takayama

Location: Tokyo, Takayama

Accommodation Name: Minshuku Iwatakan (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Board a bullet train to picturesque Takayama, surrounded by the Japanese Alps. Take in the quaint streets of old town—lined with craft shops and sake breweries (mid-day sake bombs anyone?)—on a CEO-led orientation walk. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area. In the evening, kick back and relax in a traditional inn complete with tatami floors, Japanese futons, and an onsen hot spring. Delight in a restorative soak in the healing waters.

TRANSPORT: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

ACTIVITY: Hit the streets with your CEO and discover some of Takayama's highlights. Snap photos of a traditional Shinto shrine and wander the quaint lanes of this historic merchant city, passing homes dating back to the ancient Edo period.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Use free time to enjoy the area, sample sake or visit a nearby hot spring for a soak.

icon Day 4 : Takayama/Kyoto

Location: Takayama, Kyoto

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Catch a train to Japan's imperial capital, Kyoto, and spend the rest of the day discovering this historic city. For your big night out, grab a drink on our tab and release your inner rock star during a karaoke session.

TRANSPORT: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

FREE TIME: HALF DAY Opt to check out Kiyomizu-dera Temple, walk under Fushimi Inari's many torii gates, take part in a traditional costume photoshoot, or experience a tea ceremony. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

ACTIVITY: Release your inner rock star and let loose like the locals during a karaoke session in the heart of Kyoto. Grab a drink on us and sing your heart out!

icon Day 5 : Kyoto

Location: Kyoto

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Kyoto is yours to explore today and the options are endless, so grab a buddy and get out there! Visit some of Kyoto's beautiful temples, participate in a tea ceremony, or take a calligraphy class (so you can make that postcard home look extra fancy).

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Opt to check out Kiyomizu-dera Temple, walk under Fushimi Inari's many torii gates, take part in a traditional costume photoshoot, or experience a tea ceremony. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

icon Day 6 : Kyoto

Location: Kyoto

Meals: No Meals

Today is departure day, but do not fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Share some last laughs and exchange social medias with your fellow travellers before departing at any time.

We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this iconic city.

Additional Information: For travellers flying out of Kansai International Airport (KIX), please find the public transit options below (please note that taxis can become quite expensive in the late hours) 1) By train - departing from Kyoto station, the limited express "Haruka" Train goes directly to the airport. The last train to the airport leaves Kyoto station at 20:30. 2) By bus - departing from Kyoto station, with several stops along the way. The last bus to the airport leaves Kyoto station at 22:10. Timetable Reference: http://www.hyperdia.com

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Meals

    No meals included

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Accommodation

    Hostels (4 nts, multi-share), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities).

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: - Kyoto: Karaoke, Kyoto

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    Orientation walks in Tokyo and Takayama

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    Overnight stay in a traditional inn

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    Free time in Tokyo, Takayama, and Kyoto

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    Your Discover Moment: Kyoto

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Meals

    No meals included. Allow USD280-365 for meals not included.

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    International Travel

Meals Included

No meals included

Accommodation

Hostels (4 nts, multi-share), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities).

Transport

Train, bus, walking.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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