Japan on a Shoestring – Tokyo to Kyoto
6 days from Tokyo to Kyoto
From $ 1349
Duration6 days

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.

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  • Duration: 6 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Tokyo
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Kyoto
    Ages: 12+
Japan on a Shoestring – Tokyo to Kyoto - Tour Map


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Day 1: Tokyo

Start place: Tokyo

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this metropolis.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo

Start place: Tokyo

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.

End place: Tokyo

Day 3: Tokyo/Takayama

Start place: Tokyo

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.
Day 4: Takayama/Kyoto
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.

End place: Kyoto

Day 5: Kyoto

Start place: Kyoto

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.

End place: Kyoto

Day 6: Kyoto

Start place: Kyoto

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this iconic city.

End place: Kyoto



  • Your Discover Moment: Kyoto
  • Orientation walks in Tokyo and Takayama
  • Overnight stay in a traditional inn (Takayama)
  • Free time in Tokyo, Takayama, and Kyoto
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Bus, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hostels (4 nts, multi-share), Traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities)
  • Meals

    No meals are included on this tour

Dates & availability: Japan on a Shoestring – Tokyo to Kyoto

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Departing Sat, 03/23/2019 Finishing Thu, 03/28/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 6 Book
Departing Thu, 03/28/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/02/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 10 Book
Departing Sat, 03/30/2019 Finishing Thu, 04/04/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 10 Book
Departing Thu, 04/04/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/09/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 9 Book
Departing Sat, 04/06/2019 Finishing Thu, 04/11/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 13 Book
Departing Thu, 04/11/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 11 Book
Departing Sat, 04/13/2019 Finishing Thu, 04/18/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 15 Book
Departing Thu, 04/18/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/23/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 10 Book
Departing Sat, 04/20/2019 Finishing Thu, 04/25/2019 Catalog Price $ 1549 Sale Price $ 1549 16 Book
Departing Thu, 04/25/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/30/2019 Catalog Price $ 1449 Sale Price $ 1449 16 Book

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