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Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food

Created with Sketch. Hakone, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kamakura
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Duration

11 days 10 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, Francais

Overview

Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the Train & Rail tour Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 4 other destinations in Japan. Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

Now’s the time to explore Japan on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. Always wanted to explore Japan but kinda felt it was pricey? We got you. This 11-day introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun is super-affordable and super fun. Travel by train to introduce yourself to Tokyo nightlife, the famous geisha district of Kyoto, and the iconic floating torii gate of Miyajima. Experience the country’s traditions and cutting-edge modernity with lots of free time to do your own thing. When you see Japan with a group of like-minded adventurers, you’ll never want to come home.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Soak up the buzzing atmosphere of the vibrant Tokyo
  • Explore the beautiful temples and shrines in Kyoto
  • Delight in a Japanese tea and savour traditional kaiseki
  • Travel to Miyajima and see the famed floating torii gate

Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience all that is Tokyo.

Accommodation:
- Grids Tokyo Asakusabashi (or similar).

Included Activities:
- Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2: Tokyo

Get your bearings with an orientation walk before enjoying free time to explore buzzing Tokyo. Opt to check out Yoyogi Park, Asakusa shrine, quirky Harajuku, Shibuya Crossing, or explore the city's massive selection of shops and cafés. This evening, head out for a night of fun, drinks, and dancing for your first night out. Pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends!

Accommodation:
- Grids Tokyo Asakusabashi (or similar).

Included Activities:
- Orientation Walk
- Connect With New Friends

Day 3: Tokyo/Takayama

Board a bullet train to picturesque Takayama, surrounded by the Japanese Alps. Take in the quaint streets of old town—lined with craft shops and sake breweries (mid-day sake bombs anyone?)—on a CEO-led orientation walk. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area. In the evening, kick back and relax in a traditional inn complete with tatami floors, Japanese futons, and an onsen hot spring. Delight in a restorative soak in the healing waters.

Accommodation:
- Minshuku Iwatakan (or similar).

Transport:
- Bullet Train 04:00 Hr(s)

Included Activities:
- Takayama Orientation Walk

Day 4: Takayama/Kyoto

Catch a train to Japan's imperial capital, Kyoto, and spend the rest of the day discovering this historic city. For your big night out, grab a drink on our tab and release your inner rock star during a karaoke session.

Accommodation:
- Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi (or similar).

Transport:
- Bullet Train 03:30 - 04:00 Hr(s)

Included Activities:
- Big Night Out - Kyoto: Karaoke

Day 5: Kyoto

Want to feel like a real Samurai? Pre-book the Samurai Spirit Full Kembu Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Accommodation:
- Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi (or similar).

Optional Extras to chose from:
- Samurai Spirit - Full Kembu Lesson

Day 6: Kyoto

Keep exploring this culturally-rich city with another free day to experience anything you couldn't squeeze in yesterday. Make the most of Kyoto's spiritual and traditional beauty, and take it all in.

Accommodation:
- Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi (or similar).

Day 7: Kyoto/Hiroshima

Board a bullet train and travel to Hiroshima, known for its tragic history, powerful survival, and so much more. Opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum, Shukkei-en traditional Japanese garden, or Hiroshima Castle.

Accommodation:
- Hiroshima Wabisabi Hostel (or similar).

Transport:
- Bullet Train 02:45 Hr(s)

Day 8: Hiroshima

Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate and meet the friendly local deer. Opt to go for an easy hike around Mt Misen, and be sure to sample some oysters – a regional specialty.

Accommodation:
- Hiroshima Wabisabi Hostel (or similar).

Transport:
- Ferry: Hiroshima to Miyajima

Included Activities:
- Miyajima Island Visit

Additional Notes:
Please note the floating Torii Gate will be under construction from June 2019 to August 2020.

Day 9: Hiroshima/Osaka

Catch a train to Osaka, one of Japan's culinary capitals with lots of neon lights and an outstanding nightlife. With free time, spend the afternoon exploring this diverse city with heaps to offer, including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street, and the Dotombori Bridge. Be sure to try takoyaki, the city's famous squid snack, or share a group meal of kushikatsu.

Accommodation:
- Imano Osaka Shinsaibashi Hostel (or similar).

Transport:
- Bullet Train 03:00 Hr(s)

Day 10: Osaka

Get to know this captivating city with a day to freely explore. Check out the ramen museum or browse Umeda's many shops. Get ready to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with your new friends. Grab a drink on our tab and reminisce the night away!

Accommodation:
- Imano Osaka Shinsaibashi Hostel (or similar).

Included Activities:
- Big Night Out - Osaka: Nightlife

Day 11: Osaka

We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

Included Activities:
- Departure Day

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Flights

Durations

11 Days

Languages

Arabic
Chinese
English
Francais

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hakone, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kamakura

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