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Japan Express

From £1620 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Home to sumo wrestling, sake, geishas, karaoke and onsens, Japan’s got a lot going for it. And on this nine-day Lonely Planet Experience to some of its most acclaimed cities, you’ll get to see the country at its best. Take in the neon nightlife of Tokyo, relax in the manicured gardens of Nikko and discover thousands of years of culture and history in Kyoto. And have you heard about the food? World-class sushi, ravishing ramen, delectable donburi – you certainly won’t be going hungry. With your local leader to point you in all the right direction and plenty of time to explore at your own pace, experience the culture and charm of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Essential Info
Starts: Tokyo
Ends: Kyoto
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICJRB
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Japan
What's Included

Meals

No meals included

Transport

Public Bus,Metro,Train,Bullet Train

Accommodation

Hotel/Ryokan (8 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Experience a mix of Japan's most famous sites along with some great off the beaten track gems

•   If you're the independent type, this is the trip for you. While we'll get you from A to B and show you around, you'll have plenty of free time to do exactly what you like

•   Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, sleeping on the floor beside a cosy hearth after a nightly soak in shared baths

•   Dine with friends or dine alone. There are no meal inclusions on this trip, which means you're free to customise your own foodie adventure in one of the world's most acclaimed culinary destinations

•   Japan's famous railway system is clean, efficient and a great way to mingle with the locals. You'll even get to ride some of the country's bullet trains, which are among the fastest trains on earth

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 20th Mar 2021
Returning: 28th Mar 2021
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Mar 2021
Returning: 4th Apr 2021
£1,750pp
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Departing: 3rd Apr 2021
Returning: 11th Apr 2021
£1,750pp
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Departing: 10th Apr 2021
Returning: 18th Apr 2021
£1,750pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Apr 2021
Returning: 25th Apr 2021
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Apr 2021
Returning: 29th Apr 2021
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 16th May 2021
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th May 2021
Returning: 23rd May 2021
£1,620pp
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Departing: 22nd May 2021
Returning: 30th May 2021
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Konnichiwa! Welcome to Japan. Bursting with contemporary urban culture, there are many sides of Tokyo to explore, from fascinating museums and world-class shopping to neighbourhood backstreets lined with restaurants and karaoke bars. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. Afterwards, why not head out for an optional dinner to try some local food and experience the nightlife in this amazing city. You might like to finish the night with a drink at a traditional Japanese izakaya – ask your leader for their favourites.
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