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Japan Express

From £1400 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Home to sumo wrestling, sake, geishas, karaoke and onsens, Japan is an extraordinary land. Here you can expect a frenetic pace one day and a tranquil experience the next. 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. From world-class sushi to legendary samurai, this enigmatic nation is a traveller’s delight. Get back to basics and see the best of Japan without busting your budget.
Essential Info
Starts: Tokyo
Ends: Kyoto
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ICJRB
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Japan
What's Included


No meals included


Public Bus,Metro,Train,Bullet Train


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

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Departing: 26th Oct 2019
Returning: 3rd Nov 2019
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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 6pm tonight. Afterwards, head out for an optional dinner to try some local Tokyo food and experience the nightlife in this amazing city. You might like to finish the night with a drink at a traditional Japanese izakaya.
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