Get a taste of both old and new Japan with this six-day tour. We’ve kept it simple with an itinerary of the country’s most iconic cities. Experience everything from the bustling energy of Tokyo’s city centre to the rolling countryside of Takayama. And don’t forget Kyoto, a city of peaceful gardens and stunning temples. This trip is a quick and affordable one, so you can tack on more time to go deeper into Japan. Because after this tour, we know you’ll want to.
Hostels (4 nts, multi-share), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities).
No meals included
Allow USD280-365 for meals not included.
Train, bus, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 14.
Arrive at any time.
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 myriad shops and cafés.
Travel to picturesque Takayama and take in the quaint streets of the old town – lined with sake breweries and craft shops – 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 and Japanese futons.
Board a train to Japan’s imperial capital. Arrive in Kyoto and spend the rest of the day discovering this historic city. In the evening, opt to pick up a local brew and chill out riverside or check out one of Kyoto’s many bars.
Explore this culturally-rich city with a free day. Opt to visit some of Kyoto’s beautiful temples, participate in a tea ceremony, or take a calligraphy class. Enjoy a final night out in Kyoto with the group.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this iconic city.