Self Guided Adventure


Japan Solo

11 Nights: from US$3442 per person Trip Code: JSOLO

While any of our Self-Guided Adventures can be undertaken by yourself, this trip has been specially designed with solo travellers in mind. We've balanced time for solo discovery with numerous chances to meet fellow travellers and interact with the Japanese in hands-on cultural activities. Read more >

This solo adventure will see you travelling by bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima. You'll also visit the sacred island of Miyajima where you'll stay in a traditional Japanese inn, and the buzzing city of Osaka for a night in a capsule pod! While you'll make your way between cities and stay in the hotels alone, we've thrown in lots of group activities on this trip to facilitate meeting people - from a cooking class and printing workshop in Tokyo, to a samurai sword lesson in Kyoto and a nighttime photography course in Osaka.

Solitude is a glorious thing and is often the best way to soak up Japanese culture. Contemplate Zen at one of Kyoto's tranquil rock gardens, or hike in peace to the top of Mount Misen on Miyajima Island. Cast yourself adrift in the crowds at Tokyo's famous zebra crossroads or absorb Hiroshima's tragic past at the Peace Museum.

Eating out alone is common practice in Japan, and what's more, the country is one of the safest places to travel in the whole world. Japanese people may appear to be on the shy side, but if you're travelling alone, you'll find locals especially keen to go out of their way to help you with directions and sightseeing recommendations.

Our staff regularly travel solo on research trips in Japan and all of our Travel Consultants have tips to share from their favourite sushi joints to the most peaceful temples. You'll also receive our InsideJapan Tours Info-Pack packed full of sightseeing and restaurant recommendations plus tailormade instructions for each journey on your trip. Our Japan office is also just a phone call away should you get lost in translation at any point.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 11 nights' accommodation (two nights' Japanese style, one night capsule hotel)
  • Breakfast every day and two evening meals
  • All transport between destinations
  • Shared shuttle bus airport transfers
  • 7-day Japan Rail Pass
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Group Japanese cooking class in Tokyo
  • Group woodblock printing experience in Tokyo
  • Tokyo Mystery Game card
  • Four-hour private guide service in Kyoto
  • Group guided walking tour of Gion
  • Group samurai sword lesson in Kyoto
  • Group evening photography tour in Osaka
  • Tokyo Skytree ticket
  • Pocket WiFi device
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding

Trip Highlights

  • Stay in a traditional ryokan inn and a capsule hotel
  • Try your hand at Japanese cooking and woodblock print making
  • Brush up your photography skills on a nighttime Osaka tour
  • Take the world famous bullet train
  • Don samurai attire and learn swordmanship in Kyoto
  • Uncover the secrets of Tokyo in our Mystery Game

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

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Japan Solo - 12 Days - Accommodation

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