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Back Roads of Japan Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Japan

Wander off the beaten path away from Japan's big cities and popular sites with this 11-day tour that takes you to destinations that are often overlooked. Visit the treasured castle of Matsumoto and learn about samurai culture, relax in a traditional hot spring-fed onsen, explore the quaint city of Hagi by bicycle, and settle in at a community homestay to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Of course, there's time before and after to explore Tokyo and Kyoto, making this trip a well-rounded glimpse into Japan's past and present.


Highlights

Spot snow monkeys in Nagano, Relax in the healing waters of an onsen, Explore a 16th
century samurai castle, Cycle through the rural town of Hagi, Experience a homestay in a traditional Japanese community.


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Hagi Community Homestay, Hagi Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Hands
On Moment: Traditional Paper
making Lesson, Mihomisumi
eki. Modern Tokyo walking tour. Zenkoji Temple visit (Nagano). Jigokudani Monkey Park visit (Matsumoto). Matsumoto Castle visit. Hagi orientation walk. Hagi cycling tour. Tottori sand dunes visit. Tottori fish market visit. Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine visit. Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities), homestay (2 nts, multi
share).


Meals Included

3 breakfasts, 3 dinners


Transport

Bus, bullet train, local train, bicycle, walking.


About our Transportation

On our tours in Japan we use public transport, making use of Japan's world famous transport system. From the super fast Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto's extensive local bus network, we ride with the locals.


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. Our trips in Japan use public transport and most transport has limited luggage storage space. You will also be walking with your luggage in busy public train stations to catch connecting trains, so it is highly recommended that you travel light and have easy to handle luggage and are capable of walking up and down the stairs with your luggage without any assistance. We recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips. Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. A large bag will be an inconvenience to you and will slow you down! You will also need a day
pack/rucksack to carry daily essentials like water, cameras, passport, i
pods etc. Takuhaibin: Japan's takuhaibin service is a convenient and reliable way to transfer luggage from one location to another throughout the country. Pick
up/drop
off/delivery dates and times can be easily scheduled (usually overnight) and costs are moderate. Service can be arranged at most hotels and airports. Using Takuhaibin to send your luggage between hotels, or from hotel to airport, is a great way to travel light and avoid hauling large bags on crowded trains or up and down stairs ' just be sure to pack an overnight bag with everything you'll need until you're reunited with your luggage the following day.

Day 1 Tokyo

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 Tokyo

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 3 Tokyo/Nagano

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 4 Nagano

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 5 Nagano/Otsu

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 6 Otsu/Hagi

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 7 Hagi

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 8 Hagi/Tottori

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 9 Tottori/Kyoto

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 10 Kyoto

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 11 Kyoto

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Details

Prices from: €2699.00

Duration: 11 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

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