Japan in 13 Days

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Self-Guided Japanese Adventure

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The perfect trip for those who want to explore Japan's major cities independently but with all basic services and some tours included.

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Kyoto
Osaka
Tokyo
Included
All flights
Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
Availability
Departures available until
until February 2023
available
From + $460
Categories available
charm winter sale
included
charm
From + $700
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From + $1,100
superior
From + $1,200

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Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

Included

Included activity for day 3 in Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree Panoramic View

The Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan since 2010 and offers spectacular views of the city from its observation deck, which is a staggering 634 meters (or 2080 feet) high.

What's included: Tokyo Skytree admission tickets. Not included: Guide, transfers

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Included activity for day 7 in Kyoto

Duration 08:30h Approx. Pick up time: 9:00 Approx

Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour

First, discover the Fushimi Inari shrine with its emblematic red gates. Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera and the Kinkakuji Temples, and finally enjoy the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forest.

What's included: Train ride to departure point and back to Kyoto Station, bus transfers between site visits, entrance fees, lunch Not included: Guide not included on the return train ride back to Kyoto station

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Included activity for day 10 in Osaka

Physical rating:

Active

Osaka One Day Pass

Enjoy a self-tour of the city with admission to Abeno Harukas 300 Observatory and Osaka Castle.

What's included: Osaka Metro & City Bus Card.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Suggested activity for day 2

SIM Card

Complete your trip by purchasing a Japanese SIM card to move around the country easily - 3GB / 30 Days

Optional

Suggested activity for day 6

Upgrade to Bullet Train Nozomi from Tokyo to Kyoto

Upgrade your trip from Tokyo to Kyoto by taking the amazing Nozomi (bullet train). The trip takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Tokyo, Osaka - Canada.
  • Tokyo Subway Pass 72h, Kyoto Bus/Subway Pass 48h and local train from Kyoto to Osaka.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. *
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    See hotels included
  • Bus from Tokyo to Kyoto. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Meals, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

A number of Japanese cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel.

This tour doesn’t include a guide on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of each individual passenger to transfer to and from the hotels and the meeting points for activities/excursions.Activities/excursions in Kyoto include a guide, while in Tokyo and in Osaka they are completely independent.


Non-smoking rooms: unfortunately, hotels in Japan have a reduced number of non-smoking rooms and we can not guarantee you will be allocated one advance.

Please note: double beds in Japanese hotels are not always the standard European size and can sometimes be less wide.

** You will receive the exact Tokyo - Kyoto bus transfer details upon your arrival to Tokyo.
The bus usually departs between 9 and 10 AM from either Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal or Tokyo Station Yaesu South Gate and arrives at Kyoto Station Central Exit Karasuma around 5 PM. Please arrive to your departure station with enough time to locate the exact platform and bus you will be using.

** In case you purchased the optional Bullet train upgrade you will receive the exact Tokyo - Kyoto train transfer details upon your arrival to Tokyo.
The usual departure time is between 9 and 10 AM leaving from Tokyo Station and reaching Kyoto Station around 12PM. Please arrive to Tokyo Station with enough time before departure to locate the exact platform and train you will be using. 

It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

You will have the option to purchase a Japanese SIM card for your trip in the next step of the booking process. 

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required.
  • Currency
    Japanese Yen.
  • Language
    Japanese.
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US and Canada.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 08:00 or UTC + 09:00.
  • Other useful information
    You are not expected to leave a tip.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://us.jnto.go.jp/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

This is a semi-escorted tour, during which only some of the booked activities are carried out with a local English-speaking guide. There is no 24-hour guide on site.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

 

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