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Japan One Life Adventures – 10 Days

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

10 days 9 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, Francais

Overview

Start in Tokyo and end in Osaka! With the Adventure tour Japan One Life Adventures – 10 Days, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Tokyo, Japan and 4 other destinations in Japan. Japan One Life Adventures – 10 Days includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Japan is a magical place where old and new collide. A country full of incredible natural beauty, futuristic cities of neon, world-renowned food, and a culture steeped in tradition. Japan has a way of enveloping you from the moment you step off the plane. The unique culture and friendliness of the people will stay with you forever. From partying in the famous Shinjuku area of Tokyo to walking down the stone paths passing Geisha in the Gion district in Kyoto, One Life Adventures – Japan is a backpacking adventre tour and will show you the best of the country in 10 days. Starting in Tokyo and finishing in Osaka we explore the iconic areas of Japan plus some places off the tourist trail. By the end of the 10 days you would have lived and breathed the Land of the Rising Sun.

Want longer in Japan? Try our 14 day tour!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Soak up the unique atmosphere of Japan
  • Grasp simple Japanese phrases and learn to make sushi
  • Travel by bullet train and spend a night in a temple
  • Stroll the streets of Takayama and visit the Gion district
  • Explore Osaka and wrap up your tour with a karaoke

Itinerary

WELCOME TO JAPAN

Touch down Japan! Welcome to the land of culture, a country with majestic mountains, crazy neon lights, world-class food & ancient and fascinating history. A land where the sake is hot or cold, where the sun glistens off the snow-covered peaks, where incense floats around temples and shrines & where the technological advances take the world by storm. Japan is a dream, a desired destination where all those leave with a newfound sense of wonder. Arrive into your traditional Tokyo designed hostel to be greeted by your tour guide. Tonight well take you out to feast on Japanese cuisines and meet the rest of your group. Once we've finished exploring, we'll head to Senso-Ji, which is one of the most important temples in Tokyo. This illustrious red temple is a feast for the senses especially when all the crowds have gone. Smell the incense and draw a fortune, visitng this temple in the evening is truly a special event

Meals - Dinner

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activity - Welcome dinner, Senso-ji

Optional Activity - Tokyo Skytree

EXPLORE TOKYO!

We'll start the morning off with an orientation class. You'll learn simple Japanese customs and phrases to help you dictate your way across the country. Once we have learned all we need, we'll head out to the birthplace of Japanese teen pop culture, Harajuku. We'll then move away from all that craziness to the serenity of Yoyogi park which houses the magnificent Mei-ji Shrine. In the evening, we'll head to Akihabara - Tokyo's electric town - and be blinded by the all the neon lights and crazy shops in store. We'll challenge you all in the Sega Centre and provide you with a map with the best things to do so you can explore the area.

Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom

Included Activities - Language and culture class, Survival booklet, Harajuku tour, Meiji Shrine, Akihabara tour, Senso-Ji

Optional Activities - Maid Cafe, batting cages

SUSHI MAKING CLASS & ROBOT RESTAURANT

Today we'll head to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Tokyo is famed for its seafood delights and this is the epicentre of where the best fish in the world is found. Once we have toured the facility, we will head over to our sushi making class where our guides here will teach you how to roll the perfect sushi, fry the best tempura and eat sashimi properly. After your sushi lunch, well head back to the hostel for a quick freshen up before heading to the incredible Shinjuku area for a meal of Yakitori and beer. After dinner we will treat you to an incredible show like no other, where robots dance to the theme of thriller whilst lasers and lights bounce off the walls of the world famous Robot Restaurant. Wrapping up the day viewing the world famous Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing

Meals - Breakfast & lunch

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom

Included Activities - Fish market tour, sushi making class, Tokyo Government building look out, Robot Restaurant, Shibuya Crossing

Optional Activity - VR Centre

TRAVEL TO HAKONE & MT FUJI VIEWING

Today we leave Tokyo by the aptly named Romance Car to the stunning mountainous town of Hakone. After checking into our guesthouse accommodation situated in the mountains, we will spend the day exploring the surrounding areas on a variety of different transport including Cable Cars, Rope Ways and even a Pirate Ship. Why is Hakone so special? Well, not only is the food incredible but the views of Mt Fuji are pretty spectacular on a clear day. After a day of exploring and taking photos of Japan's most famous mountain, we'll arrange a typical Japanese Nabe dinner in the guesthouse and settle in to play some family games for the evening.

Meals - Breakfast & dinner

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom in Guesthouse

Included Activities - Mt Fuji Viewing, Ropeway, cable car, pirate ship, rooftop dinner

Optional Activities - Onsen (Japanese bath house)

TEMPLE STAY

Today we board the bullet train, a soaring feat of engineering that throws you across the countryside. Along the way, be sure to take in the stunning mountains that pass by all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Takayama. Our accommodation tonight is in a stunning Japanese temple. Never before would you have stayed in more beautiful surroundings, your bed will be on simple tatami mats. In the evening we'll head out for some traditional Sake Tasting and you can even treat yourself to some infamously tasty Hida beef. After all of that, you get a real chance for you to focus on your mindful experience as you sleep soundly in the temple.

Accommodation: Multi-share in a traditional temple. Most rooms with a private garden view

Included Activities - Sake Tasting, Temple stay, a tour of Takayama Old Town

ARRIVE IN KYOTO & GION WALKING TOUR

In the morning your guide will walk you around the beautiful old town and village of Takayama, we'll be sure to stop for lunch before boarding the train back to Nagoya and taking our final bullet train to Kyoto. Famous for its shrines, temples and Geishas, Kyoto is a sure fire way to find your inner peace and get lost exploring its small alleyways. In the evening, we'll walk around Kyoto's Gion district, famous for Geishas (Japan's traditional art form of entertainment), if you are lucky enough you might even spot one.

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom

Included Activities - Gion District Walking tour

Optional Activities - Kimono Hire, Geisha performance

KYOTO TEMPLE & SHRINE TOUR

We'll rise early in the morning and take the subway to Fushimi-Inari Shrine. We arrive early to escape the bustling throng of tourists and work our way through the mountain exploring corridors of never-ending red gates. After we'll make our way to Kiyomizu-Dera temple, one of Japan's most famous temples. A stunning bamboo and wooden complex that sits high on the mountainside. After coming back to the hostel and eating breakfast, you'll have the whole afternoon to explore the amazing town of Kyoto!

Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom

Included Activities - Kiyomezu- Dera temple, Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Optional Activity - Nishiki Market Tour, bike rental

GOLDEN PAVILION, ZEN GARDENS AND KENDO CLASS

This morning we'll head to the incredible Golden Pavilion, a beautiful gold laden building, surrounded by lakes which showcase a stunning reflection of the building. After well head to Daitoku-Ji, a quiet group of buildings and temples, away from the main tourist districts, where you can truly channel your inner zen. In the afternoon we head to a traditional Kendo class housed in the dojo where it all began. Your authentic Bushido instructor, a descendant of a Japanese Samurai Warrior, will teach you the way of this respectful martial art, before finishing with a guided meditation reflection to finish off this incredible day.

Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom

Included Activities - Golden Pavilion, Zen Gardens, Kendo Class & Guided meditation in Dojo

BAMBOO FOREST, ARRIVE IN OSAKA, FOOD TOUR AND KARAOKE

In the morning, we'll beat the crowds and take the train to the Arashiyama district. This stunning district is flanked by mountainous valleys with a river working its way through the middle. We'll start off by wandering through the Instagram worthy bamboo forest, before climbing the steps up to Monkey Mountain. Once we make our way down, well board a private rowboat and explore the valleys the traditional Japanese way. We'll then head back to our hostel check out and make our way to Osaka! After checking in we will head out into the Dotonbori area to take you on a food tour. There is no better way to view this incredible, living, breathing city than tasting your way through it. In the evening well wrap up our tour with one final Japanese tradition - Karaoke!

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: TripleShare with shared bathroom

Included Activities - Arashiyama bamboo forest, Monkey mountain, 30-minute boat tour, Dotonbori Food Tour (4 dishes), All you can drink Karaoke

Optional Activities - Canal boat tour, extended karaoke

DEPART

After nursing your head from last nights antics, its time to say goodbye to your group and the new friends you have made from your tour. We hope we have shown you the best that Japan has to offer. If you're continuing your travels with us, we cant wait to see you in Sri Lanka or The Philippines, or if you're returning home, we hope we have at least inspired you to #exploremore

Meals - Breakfast

Want longer in Japan? Try our 14 day tour!

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  • Accommodation
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  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Flights

Durations

10 Days

Languages

Arabic
Chinese
English
Francais

Tour's Location

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

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