Delve Deep: Intro to Japan 2022-23

Delve Deep: Intro to Japan 2022-23

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7 Days
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Delve Deep: Intro to Japan 2022-23

7 Days Starting in Tokyo and ending in Osaka

Visiting:

Tokyo

,

Kyoto

,

Osaka

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TJETR2

Group size:

10 - 20

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2249

$2148 (USD)

tourhub discount: $101


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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Tour Overview

(Previously called: Japan Express)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.

Highlights

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    Walking tour of Tokyo's Harajuku and Shibuya districts with Trip Leader

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    Walking tour of Kyoto with Trip Leader (including Kinkaku-ji Temple)

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    Visit the Umeda Sky Building

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    Visit Osaka Castle

Places You'll See

Delve Deep Intro to Japan

Tokyo

Tokyo

Delve Deep Intro to Japan

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Tokyo, Japan

Location:

  Tokyo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Dinner


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.

icon Day 2 : Tokyo

Location:

  Tokyo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Rise and shrine! We’re off to check out Meiji Jingu this morning – Tokyo’s grandest Shinto shrine. Take in all the spiritual vibes, make an offering and wander the blooming (or not) gardens. Next, we’re heading to the uber-kooky Harajuku district (aka cosplay heaven) with our in-the-know Trip Leader. Expect: neon tutus, rainbow-coloured wigs, bubble tea and fairy floss. We’ll also swing by the iconic Shibuya Crossing to watch the Mario Karts zoom past. It’s all the crazy. And this afternoon? Add ‘sushi-making-ninja' to your LinkedIn profile after learning from the pros at an optional sushi lesson. Non-sushi-lovers should check out Omoide Yokocho (aka Piss Alley – we know, stay with us). Despite the unfortunate name, this tiny narrow street is lined with all the best izakaya restaurants. Pull up a pew with the locals, order a yakitori grill and dig in. Then: thought you could come to Japan and not get involved in some K-A-R-A-OKE? Think again! Gather the gang and bust out some bangers at tonight’s included karaoke bar experience.

icon Day 3 : Tokyo

Location:

  Tokyo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This is your day, 100% your way. But if you need some recommendations, we’ve got your back. Get the low-down on East Tokyo with an optional cycling tour. Pedal past the district’s awe-inspiring shrines and temples, uncover the local sake bars and hip art galleries, and get inside scoop on those hidden gems with a local guide. Ready to plunge into a world of manga and anime? Put on your Sailor Moon outfit and explore Tokyo’s famous Akihabara district on an optional tour. Or if the snow-topped peaks and gleaming lakes of Mt Fuji sound more like you, there’s a day trip to the Fuji Five Lakes region on the cards too. Later, you can wander the futuristic neon-lit streets of Shibuya or join an optional tour of the buzzing Shinjuku district. With heaps of restaurants, bars and blaring dance joints, this is where the locals go to party.

icon Day 4 : Tokyo to Kyoto

Location:

  Tokyo, Kyoto


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Up and at ‘em: it’s an early start to get the Shinkansen (bullet train FYI) to Kyoto. Home to over 2,000 temples and shrines this place ticks all the spiritual boxes. After lunch, we’ll visit the incredible Fushimi Inari Shrine – with plenty of time to hike to the top and explore the torii gates. Then the afternoon is yours. If you want, spend the rest of the day dressed up as a geisha or samurai (we told you it would get weird). Tonight, we’ll regroup for an included dinner – another chance to show off your chopstick skills. Or not.

icon Day 5 : Kyoto

Location:

  Kyoto


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Time to explore this place with our expert Trip Leader. We’ll tick off the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion before moving on to Arashiyama to visit the Tenryu-ji Temple. Grab a bite to eat then head out to explore the sprawling bamboo forest and Togetsu-kyo bridge. Then, the rest is up to you. Lose yourself, find yourself, then grab a biru at a local watering hole. And for dinner tonight, head to Nishiki Warai for seriously good yakisoba and okonomiyaki *wipes drool from chin*.

icon Day 6 : Kyoto to Osaka

Location:

  Kyoto, Osaka


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Just when you thought your jeans couldn’t get any tighter – today we’re headed for Osaka: the foodie capital of Japan. Here, they even have a word for “scoff till you drop”: kuidaore. Down your cup of matcha – we’ve got an intro tour to the city starting with the majestic Osaka Castle and the Umeda Sky Building. SD cards full of EPIC views over the city – the rest of the afternoon is yours for the taking. History buff? There are plenty of temples and an awesome castle to explore. Or hunt down Ichiran Ramen for a unique lunch experience. Whatever you get up to, just make sure you’re back in time for tonight’s included dinner. Later: make the most of your last night with the gang and head to the buzzing Uranamba district for micro bars, plenty of sake and round two of a slightly-out-of-tune battle of the ballads. The Drunken Clam karaoke bar is where it’s at.

icon Day 7 : Osaka

Location:

  Osaka


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Time to say sayonara to the Land of the Rising Sun. Swap those Insta handles – you’re going to need them to organise next year’s reunion trip. What’s next? We've got Delve Deep trips to Southeast Asia which you can hop straight on. Just saying...

What's Included

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    Guide

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    Transport

    Air-conditioned coach

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    International Travel

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

Check out our Q&As

Is the tour coach air conditioned?

Yes it is

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

This will be provided on all documentation

Are flights included in this tour?

No they aren't

What is the tipping policy?

Tipping is not required

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes from all over the world

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No they aren't

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Japanese Yen

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Single pricing is available on all tours

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    All guides are English Speaking

    What is the maximum group size?

    20

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    This will vary from your country of origin. Please seek advice locally

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes we can

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No they aren't

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    We will have our Tour Leader with you every day

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No they aren't

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Curious? Open-minded? Same. Topdeckers are a mixed bunch, but that’s what makes us special. They come from all over the globe and are aged between 18 and 39. Like you, they’re looking to feel real. To experience more. To embrace the unknown. To grow and connect – without judgement.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.topdeck.travel/resources/booking-flexibility

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We operate Single Share across across all touring styles and will match you with someone of the same gender

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    E-Documentation will be sent

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, we work dilligenltly with our partners to acheive this

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can on European Tours

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Feb 05, 2023

Saturday

Feb 11, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $101 (USD)

$2249
$2148 (USD)
$2249
$2148 (USD)

tourhub discount: $101

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Feb 26, 2023

Saturday

Mar 04, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $101 (USD)

$2249
$2148 (USD)
$2249
$2148 (USD)

tourhub discount: $101

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Mar 26, 2023

Saturday

Apr 01, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$2459
$2348 (USD)
$2459
$2348 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

Book with Confidence

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    Free Date Changes

    Topdeck allows you to make 1000 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Topdeck allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform topdeck, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Topdeck requires a minimum deposit of 60 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of topdeck charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 29 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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    What’s your vax status?

    I’m fully vaccinated (or soon will be): if you’ll be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before your trip begins, you’re good to go! You’ll just need to show proof of this to your Trip Leader on the day your trip departs. Please bring an electronic and/or printed copy of your vaccination status showing your full name (the one on your passport, obvs) and the date your last required dose of the vaccine was given – which must be at least 14 days before departure.
    I’m medically exempt: if you’re unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons, you’ll need to provide us with a few things before your trip begins. This will include a copy of an official government exemption, or a letter from your doctor, emailed to us at least 14 days before your trip departs. You’ll also need to take a PCR test three days before your trip and email us the result. If we do not receive these within the given time – or your PCR test result is positive – you will not be able to travel with us. Please also bring electronic and/or printed copies of your medical exemption and negative PCR test result with you on your trip.
    I’ve not been vaccinated: if you’ve not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you’re not exempt from having the vaccine for medical reasons, unfortunately you won’t be able to travel with us. We’re super serious about the safety of our Topdeckers and the communities we visit. For that reason, you must be fully vaccinated to join us – unless you are medically exempt.

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

Delve Deep: Intro to Japan 2022-23

7 Days Starting in Tokyo and ending in Osaka

Visiting:

Tokyo

,

Kyoto

,

Osaka

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TJETR2

Group size:

10 - 20

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2249

$2148 (USD)

tourhub discount: $101


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  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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