Small Group Tour IJT All-Inclusive

All-In Japan

12 Nights: from US$6965 Trip Code: AIJ

With all meals, local transport, and luggage handling included there's nothing for you to do on All-In Japan but sit back and enjoy. Covering Japan's classic destinations with a few unusual twists, this trip is full of cultural experiences to give you a stress-free introduction to Japan. Read more >

Sometimes, a holiday should just be a holiday: a chance to relinquish all responsibilities, make no decisions, and worry about absolutely nothing. On All-In Japan, you'll do just this. Leaving every aspect of your trip to us, from your lunch to your luggage, you'll be free to concentrate on immersing yourself in Japanese culture - safe in the knowledge that you don't have a penny to pay on the ground.

This tour is an exhilarating journey through Japan's history and traditions, from the refined geisha houses of Kyoto to Tokyo's exuberant taiko drumming workshops. Tour the ancient temples of Kyoto, visit the biggest original castle in Japan at Himeji, and experience zazen meditation at a beautiful temple deep in Fukui Prefecture.

Try your hand at confectionery-making in Kanazawa, visit the fascinating Peace Memorial Park and Museum at Hiroshima, and ride the cable car to the top of Mount Misen for spectacular views over the Seto Inland Sea. Forget the tour bus bubble - we'll take you to meet the artisans, restaurateurs and small business owners who make all this possible.

It's not all temples and tradition, however, and we'll make sure you're well-acquainted with modern Japan - a tour of Tokyo's fashionable Omotesando and Aoyama districts with its many architecturally interesting buildings to Kanazawa's outstanding 21st Century Art Museum. 

One of the great features of this tour is the wide range of excellent evening entertainment, and you'll try a huge range of cuisines in all sorts of settings - including do-it-yourself okonomiyaki pancakes, multi-course kaiseki meals, plus an evening dinner with a dance performance from a trainee geisha. 

All-In Japan is all about comfort and peace of mind, but don't let that fool you - this is all-inclusive as you've never seen it before: full-on, fast-paced, and packed full of action.


Important Tour Information


Group Size: 6 - 20
 

Single Supplement: Single rooms are guaranteed at all night stops on this tour through payment of a mandatory single supplement.

Fitness: Even when not using public transport, sightseeing in Japan often involves walking between sights, climbing up steps in temples and being 'on the go' for much of the day. To enjoy any of our Small Group Tours you should be of moderate fitness, able to walk and climb stairs without difficulty and able to maintain a pace that is comfortable for the majority of the group.

Meals & Dietary Requirements: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on every full day of your tour, plus dinner on your first day and breakfast on your last day. 

Drinks: at lunch one drink is included, at dinner two drinks will be included (or an all-you-can-drink option in some locations). You will be able to choose from a selection of beverages. If you wish to purchase extra beverages you will have to pay for them locally. 

Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements and we will try to ensure that included meals meet these needs. 

In addition, please note that dietary requirements (such as vegetarianism, gluten-free diets and even some allergies) are very uncommon in Japan so meals for those with specific requirements may be simpler and less varied. Restaurants or ryokan (Japanese-style inns) will not always be able to alter their menus to fully exclude specific allergens or to cater for strict dietary requirements.

Check-in: Upon arrival you will probably be tired after a long international flight. Please note that rooms at the Tokyo hotel are only available from 3pm. 

Hotels in Japan operate strict check-in policies. If you have an early arrival you can either book an extra night for any-time check-in, or the hotel will be happy to securely store your luggage for you whilst you go for a drink or explore the local area.

The tour leader will be staying at the first hotel for two nights before the tour starts so they will be available for advice if you choose to book pre-tour nights. We recommend booking at least one extra night to check in and relax before the tour begins. 

Transport: Please note that most transfers are by public transport making use of Japan's first-rate transport network. This tour uses a mixture of trains, taxis, public buses and boats, as well as private coaches for some transfers and sightseeing.

Luggage: Luggage handling between all destinations is included but we still recommend that you pack reasonably light to make your stay more enjoyable. Although there is often a porter service available at hotels, large suitcases might be an inconvenience to you. A small case or bag with wheels or a rucksack are most appropriate for this tour when you will have to carry your bags through the hotel's escalators or elevators/lifts. 

Accommodation: All accommodation on this tour has full ensuite bathroom facilities. The accommodation in Kaga Onsen and Kanazawa also offers shared natural hot-spring baths.

Please note that in Japan, twin rooms are very much the norm, and there are far fewer double rooms available. Please understand that we will not be able to offer a double in every hotel on this tour.

International Flights: This tour starts and finishes in Tokyo for arrivals and departures at Tokyo Narita Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport. Please note that the included meet-and-greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available from these two airports.

At a glance

What's Included >

What's included

  • An experienced InsideJapan tour leader will be there all day every day, making sure everything goes to plan
  • Sleep soundly in our selection of handpicked accommodation (12 nights)
  • Arrive hungry! Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day (as well as a selection of drinks) are included
  • Don't worry about seat reservations, from bullet train to boat rides, all domestic transport is included
  • Touch down to see a friendly face with airport transfers
  • Forget searching for small change on the subway, your IC transport card has 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Lighten the load with luggage forwarding from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Hiroshima to Kyoto and Kanazawa to Tokyo
  • Learn about local life and history with full-day private guides in Tokyo and Kyoto, and entrance to some of Japan's most famous sights
  • Make some noise at a taiko drumming masterclass in Tokyo
  • Get to the heart of recent Japanese history with tickets to the Hiroshima Peace Park & Museum
  • Discover contemporary Japanese culture with tickets to the non-verbal theatre at GEAR in Kyoto and the 21st Century Art Museum in Kanazawa
  • Learn about Japanese feudal history with entrance to Himeji Castle
  • Have a once in a lifetime experience sipping afternoon tea with a maiko (trainee geisha)
  • Find your spiritual side with a zazen meditation session with a monk
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious wagashi confectionary making session
  • Keep connected with shared portable Wi-Fi access throughout

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Any extra transport, entrance fees, activities or meals not mentioned in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Other items of a personal nature (souvenirs, laundry etc)

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Tour Price Information

  • Tour Price: From US$6965
  • Single Supplement: From US$1001

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share From US$242 pp Single From US$322 pp
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share From US$200 pp Single From US$366 pp

2020

  • Tour Price: From US$7693
  • Single Supplement: From US$868

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share From US$242 pp Single From US$322 pp
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share From US$200 pp Single From US$366 pp
Disclaimer Message: Please note: Prices displayed above are all "From" prices as individual prices vary depending on time of year travelling. For full pricing information on specific departures please speak to your Travel Consultant.

Tour Highlights

  • Have a go at traditional confectionery-making in Kanazawa
  • Visit Himeji, Japan's largest original feudal castle
  • Enjoy a private audience with one of Kyoto's geisha or maiko
  • Try your hand at traditional taiko drumming
  • Head to the top of Mount Misen on Miyajima Island
  • Visit the sobering Hiroshima Peace Park and museum
  • Learn about zazen meditation at Daianzen-ji Temple

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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Single supplement from US$1001

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Tour Reviews

(12 month average based on 15 reviews)

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