Essential Japan

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: CJYO

From: £1575.00

Helloooo Japan. Get your fix of Japanese culture with temples, sushi and shopping in Tokyo before soaking up Kanazawa’s crazy samurai culture. Get down with your world history at Hiroshima, spy geishas in Kyoto’s Gion district and get your Tina Turner on at an Osaka karaoke bar. Whatever happens, you'll be sipping sake like a pro by the end of this trip. NEW UPDATES FOR 2019: We will be tapping into the booming hostel scene in Japan in 2019, staying in hostels and pod hostels in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.This means that our accommodation in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka won't be twin share hotel rooms, rather they'll be cool hangouts with shared facilities. Highlights/r/n
  • So many great destinations and so much free time to see them your way. All the benefits of group travel with a leader and new buddies to explore with, without having to pay for anything you don’t want to do.
  • Immerse yourself in all things Japanese right from the get go in the varied neighbourhoods of Tokyo. From the geek subculture of Akihabara, historical Asakusa and Ueno, to the wild side of fashion in Harajuku and the nightlife of Roppongi – each suburb is almost like a city of its own.
  • Shed your inhibitions and soak in an onsen – the traditional hot springs turned public baths. Yes, you'll be naked but don't be scared. We have a complete guide to onset etiquette here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/japan-onsen-guide/
  • Rail passes are included, allowing you to zip between cities at bullet speed.
  • Hiroshima Peace Park & Museum is a sobering, but vital, destination for all travellers to Japan to gain insight into tragic events of the nation’s past.
  • Spot a geisha or two in the famed Gion District or get zen in a temple garden in Kyoto.
  • Live your samurai fantasies in feudal-era Kanazawa. We’ve heard there is also excellent sake to be sampled here and plenty else: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/why-kanazawa-is-japans-best-kept-secret/
  • You can’t leave Japan without having a night out at a karaoke bar. Trust us, they will check at immigration.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
22/12/2018 31/12/2018 Sold out £1670.00
29/12/2018 07/01/2019 5 £1575.00
03/03/2019 12/03/2019 12 £1640.00
17/03/2019 26/03/2019 12 £1640.00
24/03/2019 02/04/2019 4 £1800.00
07/04/2019 16/04/2019 11 £1700.00
10/04/2019 19/04/2019 10 £1700.00
14/04/2019 23/04/2019 13 £1700.00
17/04/2019 26/04/2019 7 £1750.00
21/04/2019 30/04/2019 16 £1700.00
05/05/2019 14/05/2019 12 £1700.00
19/05/2019 28/05/2019 9 £1640.00
30/06/2019 09/07/2019 15 £1640.00
07/07/2019 16/07/2019 15 £1575.00
21/07/2019 30/07/2019 16 £1575.00
04/08/2019 13/08/2019 16 £1575.00
18/08/2019 27/08/2019 16 £1640.00
08/09/2019 17/09/2019 12 £1700.00
22/09/2019 01/10/2019 15 £1700.00
29/09/2019 08/10/2019 16 £1700.00
06/10/2019 15/10/2019 15 £1640.00
27/10/2019 05/11/2019 16 £1640.00
03/11/2019 12/11/2019 16 £1575.00
10/11/2019 19/11/2019 14 £1575.00
22/12/2019 31/12/2019 16 £1575.00
01/03/2020 10/03/2020 16 £1575.00
15/03/2020 24/03/2020 14 £1575.00
22/03/2020 31/03/2020 16 £1575.00
05/04/2020 14/04/2020 16 £1575.00
12/04/2020 21/04/2020 16 £1575.00
19/04/2020 28/04/2020 16 £1575.00
03/05/2020 12/05/2020 16 £1575.00
17/05/2020 26/05/2020 16 £1575.00
31/05/2020 09/06/2020 16 £1575.00
14/06/2020 23/06/2020 16 £1575.00
23/08/2020 01/09/2020 16 £1575.00
06/09/2020 15/09/2020 16 £1575.00
20/09/2020 29/09/2020 16 £1575.00
27/09/2020 06/10/2020 16 £1575.00
04/10/2020 13/10/2020 16 £1575.00
25/10/2020 03/11/2020 16 £1575.00
01/11/2020 10/11/2020 16 £1575.00
08/11/2020 17/11/2020 16 £1575.00
20/12/2020 29/12/2020 16 £1575.00

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