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Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka

6 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Kyoto
Arrive at any time and welcome to Japan's imperial city and spiritual heart. For your first night out, immerse yourself in the evening serenity of Kyoto with your fellow travellers and CEO. Head to Kiyamachi—a kilometer stretch of popular nightlife running alongside the Kamo River—to marvel at street musicians and experience the cabarets. Find a spot to get to know your new friends and cheers to new adventures!

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this metropolis.

Day 2 Kyoto/Hiroshima
Board a bullet train and travel to Hiroshima, known for its tragic history, powerful survival, and so much more. Opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum, Shukkei-en traditional Japanese garden, or Hiroshima Castle.

Day 3 Hiroshima
Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate and meet the friendly local deer. Opt to go for an easy hike around Mt Misen, and be sure to sample some oysters – a regional specialty.

Day 4 Hiroshima/Osaka
Catch a train to Osaka, one of Japan's culinary capitals with lots of neon lights and an outstanding nightlife. Spend the afternoon exploring this diverse city with heaps to offer, including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street, and the Dotombori Bridge. Be sure to try takoyaki, the city's famous squid snack, or share a group meal of kushikatsu.

Day 5 Osaka
Get to know this captivating city with a day to freely explore. Check out the ramen museum or browse Umeda's many shops. Get ready to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with your new friends. Grab a drink on our tab and reminisce the night away!

Day 6 Osaka
Today is departure day, but do not fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Share some last laughs and exchange social medias with your fellow travellers before departing at any time.

We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.
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All This Included
Now's the time to explore Japan on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Transport yourself to somewhere truly otherworldly on this quick, affordable six-day tour through some of Japan's most dynamic and diverse cities. Immerse yourself in the serenely traditional culture of Kyoto before learning about Hiroshima’s fascinating, and fraught, history. Wrap up your adventure in Osaka, a city over-flowing with delicious cuisine and stellar nightlife. Your time in Japan might be short, but we make sure not a single minute will be wasted.
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Big Night Out Moment: - Osaka: Nightlife, Osaka
  • Miyajima Island visit
  • Free time in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hostels (5 nts, multi-share)
  • No meals included.
  • Transportation: Train, ferry, walking.
Highlights
  • Explore the historic city of Hiroshima
  • See the Tori Gate on Miyajima Island
  • Eat your way around the culinary capital of Osaka
  • And enjoy a first night out and big night out with your fellow travellers/new friends.
Accommodations
Hostels (5 nights, multi-share)
Kyoto, Japan: Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi (or similar)
Osaka, Japan: Imano Osaka Shinsaibashi Hostel (or similar)
Hiroshima, Japan: Hiroshima Wabisabi Hostel (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 14.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.