Epic Japan Speed Trains & Street Food

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10 Nights / 11 Days
Tokyo
Osaka

Starting in Tokyo and ending in Osaka, the trip Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food is a guided city sightseeing tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Takayama, Osaka and Kyoto in Japan.

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.

Day 01: Arrive Tokyo
Arrive at any time and welcome to Japan’s neon metropolis that’s always on the move. There are no plans until the evening welcome meeting, so spend some time exploring.
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience all that is Tokyo.

Day 02: 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!

Day 03: 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.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY
Takayama Orientation Walk
Hit the streets with your CEO and discover some of Takayama’s highlights. Snap photos of a traditional Shinto shrine and wander the quaint lanes of this historic merchant city, passing homes dating back to the ancient Edo period.

TRANSPORT
Bullet Train
Duration : 4.0 hr
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Day 04: 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.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY
Big Night Out – Kyoto: Karaoke
Release your inner rock star and let loose like the locals during a karaoke session in the heart of Kyoto. Grab a drink on us and sing your heart out!

TRANSPORT
Bullet Train
Duration : 3.5 hr – 4.0 hr
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Day 05: Kyoto
Kyoto is yours to explore today and the options are endless, so grab a buddy and get out there! Visit some of Kyoto’s beautiful temples, participate in a tea ceremony, or take a calligraphy class (so you can make that postcard home look extra fancy).

Day 06: 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.

Day 07: 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.

TRANSPORT
Bullet Train
Duration : 2.75 hr
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

Day 08: 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.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY
Miyajima Island Visit
Take a trip to Miyajima Island, famed as one of Japan’s most scenic spots, with a free afternoon to explore. See the famous floating Torii Gate, set out in the bay, which glows extraordinarily at sunset. The island is dotted with shrines and temples, populated by deer and monkeys, and traversed with hiking trails for those who want to get some exercise. There are also lanes full of souvenirs and tasty treats. Visit Miyajima at your own pace, and have the option to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

TRANSPORT
Ferry
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Day 09: 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.

TRANSPORT
Bullet Train
Duration : 3.0 hr
Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

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!

INCLUDED ACTIVITY
Big Night Out – Osaka: Nightlife
Immerse yourself in the nightlife of Osaka. Follow your CEO to the best spot and enjoy a drink on us to reminisce about all the life-changing adventures you’ve just shared with newfound friends (and add tonight to the list)!

Day 11: Osaka
Departure transfer to airport for flight back to home.

City Nights Hotels
Tokyo 02 Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Takayama 01 Ryokan Tanabe
Kyoto 03 Kyoto Yura Hotel – MGallery
Hiroshima 02 Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel
Osaka 02 Harmonie Embrassee Osaka

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 10 nights hotel accommodation
– English speaking guide
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– All transfers by (A/c Vehicle, Ferry , Train) as per program
– All sightseeing, excursion as per itinerary
– Entrance fee as per program
– All present government taxes

• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Tips.
• Travel Insurance.

• Accommodation in good hotels.

• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.

• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.

• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.

• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.

• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.

• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.

• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.

• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.