Short Break Adventures (what does this mean?)
$750 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected 60 days prior to departure.
Visit the famous Shinjuku area, feast on mountain views and traditional cuisine in Takayama, tour a 600-year-old market, combine Zen meditation with great food in Koya-san, challenge your tastebuds with fugu, experience Osaka's neon nightlife, design and devour your own okonomiyaki.
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With centuries of traditions behind it, Japan is nothing less than a treasure trove of exotic cuisine, potent sake and sweet delights. From Tokyo to Kyoto, our culinary adventure takes us into the heart of Japan, enjoying a smorgasbord of treats in a variety of settings. To complete the recipe we mix in plenty of culture and top it off with some of Japan's best attractions. Be tempted by tempura, savour sushi and get a glimpse of Japenese nightlife like you won't find anywhere else.
• Group leader from beginning to end of tour
• 9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
• Informal Japanese language lesson
• Guided tour of Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto & Osaka
• Tokyo gay bar hopping tour
• Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) making experience
• Osaka gay bar hopping tour
• Shinkansen Bullet train experience
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info
• International airfare
• Arrival/departure transfers
• Some meals
• Items not outlined in itinerary
4 Star Hotels (7 nights) and Traditional Inns (2 nights)
We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of comfort while still being locally owned.
You are required to carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.
The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as four star boutique hotels and guesthouses. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.
Maximum of 12 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 4 people travelling.
Allow USD $500 for meals not included.
Embark on an adventure beneath the bright lights of Tokyo. The city is teeming with excellent restaurants, making it an ideal launch pad from which to experience the diversity of Japan. You'll experience a full day walking tour, gay bar hopping with plenty of free time to create your own experience as well!
Located in a mountainous region, most of Hakone is within the borders of the volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, centered around Lake Ashi. You'll take a train, cable car, ropeway and ship to explore this magnificent region. Set your sights on beautiful Mount Fuji and even relax in the Onsen Hotsprings.
Kyoto is a city steeped in ancient tradition, boasting natural beauty and a noticeable lack of tall buildings. Visit the famous Kiyomizudera and Kingakuji Temples then relax in the 15 person hot bath at our relaxing modern hotel.
Historically the commercial centre of Japan, Osaka functions as one of the command centers for the Japanese economy. Shop till you drop in Shinsaibashi and enjoy a relaxing river cruise in this bustling modern city. Then, learn how to make the famous Okonomiyaka, more widely known as Japanese pancake!
Take the bullet train back to our base of Tokyo for one final night on the town.
This trip is part of our Short Break Adventures range. As it is not a group trip it has no fixed departure dates. On the next page, select your preferred start date from the menu and our reservations team will process your booking request. Please note that Independent booking requests are subject to availability at your preferred travel time.