10 Days
Duration
Japan
Location

Japan is an incredible country steeped in amazing culture and traditions – a country where old lives alongside the new. But with so many awesome spots to explore it can be difficult to figure out where to go and how to fit them all in – as well as make sure you dont totally bust your budget!

This 10 Day Ultimate Japan Adventure Tour with our buddies at One Life Adventures takes in some of the best destinations that Japan has to offer – including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka

From the crazy neon nightlife of Tokyo to the natural beauty of Mt Fuji this epic Japan group tour will showcase some of the best of Japanese culture – including sushi making classes, temple tours, zen gardens and Geisha spotting. You’ll also get to sample the famous Japanese nightlife including the world famous Robot restaurant and get involved in some all night karaoke!

Over your 1o day trip you’ll cover an amazing cross section of the country, exploring temple, mountains and national parks as you embark on the journey of a lifetime in one of the most diverse and stunning countries in South East Asia.

Packed full of incredible experiences it’s 10 days of adventure, fun, good times and Sri Lankan Japanes hospitality!

1

Day 1

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 we’ll take you out to feast on Japanese cuisines and meet the rest of your group.
Meals – Dinner
Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom Included
Activity – Welcome dinner
Optional Activity – Tokyo Skytree
2

Day 2

EXPLORE TOKYO!
We’ll start the morning off with a language and culture 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. We’ll then grab traditional bento boxes and head into Yoyogi park for cosplay spotting. After that, 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 and “Best things to do” so you can explore the area. Once we’ve finished exploring, we’ll head to Asakusa to visit Senso-Ji, which is one of the most important temples in Tokyo. This illustrious red temple is a feast for the senses.
Meals – Breakfast
Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom
Included Activities – Language and culture class, Survival booklet, Harajuku tour, Meiji Shrine, Akihabara tour, Senso-Ji and Asakusa tour
Optional Activities – Maid Cafe, batting cages
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Day 3

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, we’ll 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 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
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Day 4

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 also. After a day of exploring and taking photos of Japan’s most famous mountain, we’ll arrange a typical Japanese Nabe dinner on the roof deck and watch the sunset over the spectacular little town.
\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)
5

Day 5

TAKAYAMA TEMPLE STAY
Today we board the bullet train, a soaring feat of engineering that throws you across the countryside. We’ll then take 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
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Day 6

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 Geisha’s, 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 Geisha’s (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
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Day 7

GOLDEN PAVILION, ZEN GARDENS AND KENDO CLASS
This morning we’ll head to the effervescent Golden Pavilion, a beautiful gold laden building, surrounded by lakes which showcase a stunning reflection of the building. After we’ll head to Daitoku-Ji, a cacophony of buildings and temples, away from the main tourist districts. In the afternoon we head to a traditional Kendo (Samurai sword fighting) class housed in the dojo where it all began. Your authentic Bushido instructor, a descendant of a Japanese Samurai, will teach you the way of this respectful martial art, before finishing with a 10 minute 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
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Day 8

KYOTO TEMPLE & SHRINE TOUR + BAMBOO FOREST
We’ll rise early in the morning and take the subway to Kiyomizu-Dera temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. A stunning bamboo and wooden complex that sits high on the mountainside. After we will head to the 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 feasting on lunch in Gion, we will take the train the Arashiyama district. This stunning town 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, we’ll board a private rowboat and explore the valleys the traditional Japanese way.
Meals – Breakfast
Accommodation: Twin Share with shared bathroom
Included Activities – Kiyomezu- Dera temple, Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Monkey mountain, 30-minute boat tour
Optional Activity – Nishiki Market visit, bike rental
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Day 9

ARRIVE IN OSAKA, FOOD TOUR AND KARAOKE
Today, you’ll have one final chance to finish buying all your final souvenirs from Kyoto before we jump on the train and head 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 we’ll wrap up our tour with one final Japanese tradition – Karaoke!
Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Triple Share with shared bathroom
Included Activities – Dotonbori Food Tour (4 dishes), All you can drink Karaoke
Optional Activities – Canal boat tour, extended karaoke
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Day 10

DEPART
After nursing your head from last nights antics, it’s 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 can’t 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

TOUR DATES

  • Aug 25
  • Sept 8, 22
  • Oct 6, 20
  • Nov 3, 17
  • Dec 1

The tour starts at Khaosan Origami hostel in Asakusa.

Airport pickup is not included in this package.

Guests should meet at Khaosan Tokyo Origami in Asakusa in Tokyo on day 1.

Address: 3 Chome-4-12 Asakusa, Tait?, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

If you are arriving in Narita Airport please look at your transport options on this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html

If you are arriving in Haneda Airport please look at your transport options on this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2430.html

International flights not inluded 

INCLUDES;

  • All accommodation in great locations
  • Legendary One Life group leader
  • All transport from Tokyo to Osaka including the famous bullet trains!
  • Big welcome dinner on your first night
  • Culture and language class with Tokyo local
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Experience the crazy Robot Restaurant show
  • Visit to the Meiji Shrine
  • Explore Harajuku
  • Bar-hop in Shinjuku
  • Walk through the
  • Night skyline viewpoint of Tokyo from the Tokyo Govt Building
  • Cross the famous Shibuya scramble
  • Walk through the birthplace of sushi; Tsukiji Market
  • Take a sushi making masterclass
  • Cable car in Hakone over the mountains
  • Pirate ship cruise to see Mt Fuji on a clear day
  • Rooftop dinner overlooking incredible mountains
  • Scenic train to Takayama
  • Sake tasting in the Old Town
  • Sleep on tatami mats in a traditional temple stay
  • Morning market tour
  • Guided night walk in the Geisha district of old Kyoto
  • Visit to the Golden Pavilion
  • View lesser-known Zen gardens
  • Watch sunrise from Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Walk through the red gates of Fushimi-Inari in the very early morning
  • Learn Kendo (sword fighting) with a samurai descendant
  • Take a guided meditation session in the dojo
  • Climb Monkey Mountain
  • Walk through the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Bask in the amazing views of Arashiyama by gondola
  • Experience a wild karaoke night in Osaka
  • Go street-food tasting along Dotonbori and Urinamba
  • Good times!

Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give at least 14 days notice to book. All bookings must be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance via phone. Due to conditions out of our control (such as weather conditions), One Life Adventures reserves the right to change the itinerary if necessary. Travel insurance must be provided either at time of bookings, or at least 2 weeks before deparure.Travel insurance is compulsory. If booking onward travel, please ensure a flight is booked out of Puerto Princesa after 6pm on day 10, or for the day after the tour finishes.

Free phone on: 1800 819 498

Important: We use domestic flights in this tour, so the customer’s name must be provided exactly how it’s written on their ID

Important: We use domestic flights in this tour, so you must provide names EXACTLY how they’re written on your ID

Please also add the following information to your booking notes:

  • Customer name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Nationality
  • D.O.B.
  • Emergency contact name and number
  • Flight e-ticket or copy of flight details, so we can arrange an airport pick up.

Cancellation fees:

If a customer cancels within 30 days of departure, they will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. If they cancel within 14 days of departure, they will be charged for 100% of the tour cost. If booking onward travel, please ensure a flight is booked out of Puerto Princesa after 6pm on day 10, or for the day after the tour finishes.

Guests are responsible for their own visa arrangements (if applicable). Please bring proof of onward journey when you arrive in Japan. Airport pickup is not included.

Guests should meet at Khaosan Tokyo Origami in Asakusa in Tokyo on day 1.

Address: 3 Chome-4-12 Asakusa, Tait?, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3871-6678

Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give 7-14 days notice to book. All bookings must be reconfirmed 24-48 hours in advance. Transport back from Osaka is not included. Please be aware that this is an active tour with a lot of walking involved so please plan accordingly.

Provider Details
One Life Adventures Pty Ltd
Free Phone: 1800819498

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