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Young & Fun Japan

Young & Fun is the trip of a lifetime for the young sushi-loving manga maniac in your life!
Cruise around Tokyo in a real life Mario Kart and post it on your Instagram story while sipping coffee in a Cat cafe.
Climb to the top of Mt. Fuji and eat the world’s best street food in Osaka. You will have two nights in the rural remote area of Kiso valley & Mt Fuji National Park. The Nakasendo Walking Way, an old mountain route between Kyoto and Tokyo will be explored. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

Given the accommodation used on this trip, we recommend it for the 20’s-30’s age group. Rooms will be budget friendly (smaller than our normal room sizes) and your time spent on your own will be greater than the Golden Route or similar self-guided tours.

 

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Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days
Route: Tokyo -> Mt. Fuji -> Kyoto -> Tsumago / Magome -> Tokyo

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Dates: Available All-Year-Round
Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days
Starts: Tokyo
Ends: Tokyo
Route: Tokyo -> Mt. Fuji -> Kyoto -> Tsumago / Magome -> Tokyo
Tour Type:
Self-Guided with local guides
Prices from:
From €2,350 / £1,990 / US$2,600 / AU$3,890 (per person)
Accommodation Category: Standard Western Hotels (7 nights), Japanese-style (2 nights)

Experiences

Private Tokyo Guide on Day 2!

Breakfast at your hotel

TOKYO CITY TOUR (choose from one option)

After you spend your first day settling in, our local guide in Tokyo will meet you on your second day for a private tour. Whatever your interest, our bubbly guides will show you the best places to visit. If you are not sure, then don’t worry. Choose from one of our Tokyo tour options:

  • Tokyo City Sights (Hamarikyu Garden => Sumida River Cruise => Asakusa Sensouji Temple & Shopping Street => Edo Museum
  • Wrestle and lunch with an ex-Sumo
  • Visit Akihabara for Anime and Gaming
  • Maid Cafe and Studio Ghibli Museum
  • Tokyo Disneyland (Tickets only / Self-Guided)

You will have the evening to spend at your leisure. Your guide will be happy to advise you of the best places to go after dark!

Mt Fuji / Hakone National Park

Moving to the countryside we will take you to breathtaking Fuji-san! If travelling in summer you will have the option to climb to the summit! Take the cable car for stunning views of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji, visit the ancient Hakone Shrine, and explore the traditional tea houses and local shops. After a hard day of exploring, relax in an open air onsen (hot spring bath) at your ryokan (traditional Japanese inn).

Kyoto with local guide

Take the high-speed bullet train to Kyoto and explore this ancient city with our guide. There will be street food on the menu and lively entertainment at night! There is also the option to visit Universal Studios for rides and fun with films.

KYOTO CITY TOUR (choose from one option)

Kyoto City Backstreets & Seasonal Surprises

    • Duration: Full Day 9am – 5pm
    • Meeting Point: Your Hotel/Apartment
    • Inclusions:
      • Private English-Speaking Tour Guide for the day. Our guide will choose the best route for you depending on the season and crowds expected.
      • Authentic Kyoto Tea ceremony at local Machiya (teahouse) lasts 40 mins approx.
    • Exclusions:
      • Entrance fees into any shrines/temples, lunch, and transport. You can pay locally on the spot.

If you have particular places of interest that you’d like to see in Kyoto, please tell us. We will make sure your guide is informed before you meet.

 

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Fushimi Inari Shrine

    • Duration: 4 hours 9am – 1pm
    • Meeting Point: Your Hotel/Apartment
    • Inclusions:
      • Private English-Speaking Tour Guide for the morning.
      • Transport using local taxi’s/minivan (instead of using public transport)
    • Exclusions:
      • Entrance fee or lunch

Ramen Sampling Map

We will provide you with a list of the best ramen restaurants in town for you to explore!

Nakasendo Trail (Tsumago/Magome)

Follow in the footsteps of the Ancient Edo Period, exploring the road between the stations of Tsumago and Magome on the Nakasendo Postal Road. Walk the 8km walking trail from one village to the next. A real insight into rural Japan with old original architecture, lovely local people, and stunning scenery to enjoy.

Dinner served at your minshiku (local guesthouse)

Electric Tokyo!

Spend your last two nights back in Tokyo’s bright lights and exciting atmosphere! Let us know if there is anything you missed at the beginning of your tour that you don’t want to leave Japan without experiencing!

Accommodation

Tokyo (4 nights)

Toyoko Inn (or similar clean, central, convenient hotel)

 

Hakone Ryokan (1 night)

Ichinoyu Shinkan Ryokan (or similar) including Japanese style sleeping, dining, and relaxing! (Onsen, futon, and Japanese dinner included).

Kyoto (3 nights)

Kyoto: Self Catering Style Apartment Style Accommodation carefully chosen for getting around easily, with cooking facilities and separate bedroom.

Magome or Tsumago (1 night)

Local Minshiku (Guesthouse – sleeping on futon, Japanese style meals, shared bathroom)

Whats included

Per Person Prices from:

Tour CategoryEURGBPUSDAUD
Budget Style€2,350£2,000$2,500$3,300

Prices are per person and based on two people sharing a Twin or Double Room. Single room supplements apply (approx. €30-€40 per day). Exchange rate fluctuations may lead to price changes. Peak Season Supplements may apply during Cherry Blossom Season, Autumn Leaf Season, National Holiday Weekends inside Japan however it is always our aim to keep prices as advertised. To avoid supplements, early booking is recommended.

Inclusions: Service:
9 Night’s Accommodation
  • 4 nights in a Tokyo clean, comfortable & central budget friendly hotels
  • 3 nights in a Kyoto self-catering style apartment
  • 2 nights in Japanese style* ryokan or guesthouse.

*You will be sleeping on futon in tatami matted rooms – a uniquely authentic Japanese experience.

Meals

 

6 Breakfasts and 2 Japanese Kaiseki Dinners
Getting Around
  • Public Transport Top-Up Card (can be used anywhere in Japan)
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass with train reservations list for your long-distance journeys)
  • Hakone Free Pass (for your trip to Mt Fuji/Hakone area
  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers to & from Tokyo hotel (door to door service)
Tours/Excursions2 Days with local guides in Tokyo & Kyoto. Depending on your requests, we will design a tour to suit your preferences.

TOKYO (choose one option):

  1. Sumo Wrestling Challenge & Lunch (with Ex-sumo wrestler)
  2. Akihabara, Anime & Gaming Tour with/without Maid Cafe
  3. Tokyo Highlights
  4. Maid Café & Studio Ghibli
  5. Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea (Tickets only, self-guided)

Optional TOKYO Excursions:

  • Hello Kitty Land
  • Osaka Universal Studios
  • Fuji Highland (Theme Park)

KYOTO (choose one option):

  1. Kyoto backstreets & Seasonal Surprises including Authentic Tea Ceremony
  2. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Fushimi Inari Shrine

Optional KYOTO Excursions:

  • Kyoto Afternoon Tea with Geisha OR Dinner with Geisha in local restaurant
  • Osaka Universal Studios
  • Nara Unesco World Heritage
  • Day trip to Hiroshima & Miyajima Island using your Japan Rail Pass
Entrance Fees
Not included
Cultural Experiences
  • Food (sample the best ramen and street food places with your local guides)
  • Lively entertainment districts in Tokyo & Osaka, Kyoto Authentic tea ceremony
  • Tsumago/Magome old samurai postal walk (8km)
  • Dress up like geisha (optional)
  • Karaoke & Izakaya nights out, and much more!
Meals Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 evening meals
Other Inclusions:
  • Full Financial Protection
  • Comprehensive Travel Pack
  • Local Emergency Contact
  • All Taxes & Accommodation Surcharges
  • Fixed Price Policy
  • No hidden Costs!!
This package does not include:
  • International Flights [Arrange own flights into and out of Tokyo’s Haneda or Narita Airports – Always check the arrival date on your flight e.g. if flying from Europe/US, you will arrive into Tokyo the following day (depending on airline you use)]
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary. Generally, you can expect to pay 1,000yen for lunches and anything from 2,500yen for your evening meals.
  • Beverages consumed at any meal (Water served freely)
  • Baggage Handling (You are requested to carry your own bags so be careful when packing! Your tour leader will help you arrange luggage forwarding on some journeys by the reliable ‘Takkyubin Service’)
  • Tour Leader, Guide or Driver Gratuity – can be arranged among your group (Optional)

 

How to Book

Step 1: Booking Deposit

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  • Allow UJT team book all services
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Your Essential UJT Travel pack will be couriered to your home address 2 weeks prior.

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