Backroads Of Japan

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AJMS

From: £2099.25

Tokyo and Kyoto—the modern and imperial capitals of Japan, respectively—represent the perfect merger of the ancient and the contemporary. On this trip, you’ll thoroughly explore both and everything in between, from traditional villages and miles of rice fields to ancient temples and the stunning vistas of the Japanese Alps. Snow monkeys, geishas, the teeming pedestrian scrambles of Tokyo’s Shibuya district, and the impossibly friendly staff of your traditional ryokan are just a few of the locals you’ll meet and never forget.

Day 1 Tokyo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Tokyo

Take a CEO-led walking tour of eclectic modern Tokyo from the hub of Shinjuku to Shibuya through Yoyogi Park and Harajuku.

Day 3 Tokyo

Enjoy a free day to experience the city or venture out to Mt Fuji.

Day 4 Tokyo/Nagano

Journey to the Japanese Alps and Nagano, host city of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Visit the historic Zenkoji Temple.

Day 5 Nagano/Matsumoto

Discover the world-famous Jigokudani Monkey Park and watch Japanese snow monkeys bathing in the natural hot springs. Continue to Matsumoto.

Day 6 Matsumoto/Takayama

Explore Matsumoto’s breathtaking ’Black Crow’ Castle and continue to the traditional alpine market town of Takayama, known as ’Little Kyoto’.

Day 7 Takayama (1D)

Visit the Hida No Sato traditional folk village, sake breweries and craft shops. With free time walk through the forest, go for a bike ride or relax at an onsen spa.

Day 8 Takayama/Kurashiki (1B)

Travel to picturesque Kurashiki, retaining its old world charm with black and white buildings.

Day 9 Kurashiki

Enjoy a bike tour through the Kibi Plains, surrounded by rice fields and ancient burial grounds. On this scenic ride, glide past shrines and temples and get a glimpse of rural Japanese life.

Day 10 Kurashiki/Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto for two nights in the traditional heart of Japan. Arrive in the afternoon and hike up Fushimi Inari through 10,000 stunning torii gates.

Day 11 Kyoto (1B)

Visit the impressive Kiyomizu-dera, and take in the breathtaking Chion-in temple. This afternoon, enjoy free time in this lovely city. Experience some of the many great walks through zen gardens, teahouses, shrines and shops and maybe even spot a real-life geisha.

Day 12 Kyoto (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
23/11/2018 04/12/2018 0 £2519.10
24/11/2018 05/12/2018 0 £2519.10
30/11/2018 11/12/2018 0 £2799.00
07/12/2018 18/12/2018 0 £2599.00
14/12/2018 25/12/2018 0 £2599.00
21/12/2018 01/01/2019 6 £2339.10
28/12/2018 08/01/2019 5 £2339.10
19/01/2019 30/01/2019 0 £2599.00
21/01/2019 01/02/2019 0 £2599.00
23/02/2019 06/03/2019 0 £2599.00
25/02/2019 08/03/2019 0 £2599.00
02/03/2019 13/03/2019 0 £2599.00
04/03/2019 15/03/2019 0 £2599.00
09/03/2019 20/03/2019 0 £2599.00
11/03/2019 22/03/2019 0 £2599.00
16/03/2019 27/03/2019 0 £2599.00
18/03/2019 29/03/2019 0 £2599.00
23/03/2019 03/04/2019 0 £2799.00
25/03/2019 05/04/2019 0 £2799.00
30/03/2019 10/04/2019 0 £2799.00
01/04/2019 12/04/2019 0 £2799.00
03/04/2019 14/04/2019 0 £2799.00
06/04/2019 17/04/2019 0 £2799.00
08/04/2019 19/04/2019 0 £2799.00
10/04/2019 21/04/2019 0 £2799.00
13/04/2019 24/04/2019 0 £2799.00
15/04/2019 26/04/2019 0 £2799.00
17/04/2019 28/04/2019 0 £2799.00
20/04/2019 01/05/2019 0 £2799.00
22/04/2019 03/05/2019 0 £2699.00
24/04/2019 05/05/2019 0 £2699.00
27/04/2019 08/05/2019 0 £2699.00
29/04/2019 10/05/2019 0 £2699.00
04/05/2019 15/05/2019 0 £2699.00
06/05/2019 17/05/2019 0 £2699.00
11/05/2019 22/05/2019 0 £2699.00
13/05/2019 24/05/2019 0 £2699.00
18/05/2019 29/05/2019 0 £2699.00
20/05/2019 31/05/2019 0 £2699.00
25/05/2019 05/06/2019 0 £2699.00
27/05/2019 07/06/2019 0 £2699.00
08/06/2019 19/06/2019 0 £2699.00
10/06/2019 21/06/2019 0 £2699.00
22/06/2019 03/07/2019 0 £2699.00
24/06/2019 05/07/2019 0 £2699.00
06/07/2019 17/07/2019 0 £2699.00
08/07/2019 19/07/2019 0 £2699.00
20/07/2019 31/07/2019 0 £2699.00
22/07/2019 02/08/2019 0 £2699.00
27/07/2019 07/08/2019 0 £2699.00
29/07/2019 09/08/2019 0 £2699.00
10/08/2019 21/08/2019 0 £2699.00
12/08/2019 23/08/2019 0 £2699.00
17/08/2019 28/08/2019 0 £2699.00
19/08/2019 30/08/2019 0 £2699.00
24/08/2019 04/09/2019 0 £2699.00
26/08/2019 06/09/2019 0 £2699.00
07/09/2019 18/09/2019 0 £2699.00
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14/09/2019 25/09/2019 0 £2699.00
16/09/2019 27/09/2019 0 £2699.00
21/09/2019 02/10/2019 0 £2699.00
23/09/2019 04/10/2019 0 £2699.00
28/09/2019 09/10/2019 0 £2699.00
30/09/2019 11/10/2019 0 £2699.00
05/10/2019 16/10/2019 0 £2699.00
07/10/2019 18/10/2019 0 £2699.00
12/10/2019 23/10/2019 0 £2699.00
14/10/2019 25/10/2019 0 £2699.00
19/10/2019 30/10/2019 0 £2799.00
21/10/2019 01/11/2019 0 £2799.00
26/10/2019 06/11/2019 0 £2799.00
28/10/2019 08/11/2019 0 £2799.00
09/11/2019 20/11/2019 0 £2799.00
11/11/2019 22/11/2019 0 £2799.00
23/11/2019 04/12/2019 0 £2799.00
25/11/2019 06/12/2019 0 £2799.00
09/12/2019 20/12/2019 0 £2599.00
16/12/2019 27/12/2019 0 £2599.00
20/01/2020 31/01/2020 0 £2599.00
24/02/2020 06/03/2020 0 £2599.00
02/03/2020 13/03/2020 0 £2599.00
09/03/2020 20/03/2020 0 £2599.00
16/03/2020 27/03/2020 0 £2599.00
23/03/2020 03/04/2020 0 £2599.00
30/03/2020 10/04/2020 0 £2599.00
01/04/2020 12/04/2020 0 £2599.00
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08/04/2020 19/04/2020 0 £2599.00
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20/04/2020 01/05/2020 0 £2599.00
22/04/2020 03/05/2020 0 £2599.00
27/04/2020 08/05/2020 0 £2599.00
04/05/2020 15/05/2020 0 £2599.00
11/05/2020 22/05/2020 0 £2599.00
18/05/2020 29/05/2020 0 £2599.00
25/05/2020 05/06/2020 0 £2599.00
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20/07/2020 31/07/2020 0 £2599.00
27/07/2020 07/08/2020 0 £2599.00
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