- Travel by train, ferry and private minibus
- Includes journeys on the Shinkansen (bullet train)
- Most sightseeing is on foot
9 nights hotels, 4 nights ryokans - traditional Japanese guesthouses.
2 breakfasts and 2 dinners included.
This is very much cultural trip which attempts to encompass the varying aspects of Japan, from the serenity and history of Kyoto to the extraordinary and modern Tokyo.
It is not a strenuous trip, but you will be expected to carry your own bags on and off the trains and a degree of fitness is preferable, as visiting many of the sights inevitably entails a decent amount of walking. Japanese trains are extremely efficient, and therefore it is essential that all group members are punctual to ensure we do not miss any trains.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 18, plus local leader. Minimum age 18.
The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and takes a prominent position in Japanese culture.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
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