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$3,899.00 USD



Seasonal - Mar 27 and Jul 10 2014

Seasonal - Mar 27 and Jul 10 2014

Multiple Departures: Mar 27, 2014  |  Jul 10, 2014

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.
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.


Included Activities

  • 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.

Not Included -  International airfare, Arrival/departure transfers, Some meals, Items not outlined in itinerary

Accommodation - 4 Star Hotels (7 nights) and Traditional Inns (2 nights) 

Physical Rating - 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.

Culture Shock - 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.

Group Size - Maximum of 12 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 4 people travelling.

Budget - Allow USD $500 for meals not included.



Gay Japan Experience

Days 1-3 Tokyo

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!


Days 4-5 Hakone

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.


Days 6-7 Kyoto

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 your relaxing modern hotel.


Days 8 Osaka

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!


Days 9-10 Tokyo

Take the bullet train back to Tokyo for one final night on the town.



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Aditional pricing info

Departures: Mar 27, 2014 | Jul 10, 2014