Japan Group Trip

Fall 2024

🍁 Immerse Yourself in Japanese Culture Amidst the Spectacular Fall Colors with Your New Crew of Adventure Pals!🍁

Japan has long been a magnet for wanderers craving a taste of its unique blend of tradition, modern flair, and natural beauty. There’s a never-ending array of sights to see, from breath-taking natural landscapes and historical landmarks to delectable food and drink. Truly, Japan is a feast for the senses in the fall!

Whether you’re stepping onto Japanese soil for the first time, returning for another dose of its charm, or living here and discovering new facets, Japan always has fresh wonders to offer. Ideal for solo explorers, couples, families, or friends, our tours provide an exhilarating plunge into the heart of Japan’s culture.

🇯🇵 8 Cities, 1 Epic Adventure

☀️ 10 Days and 9 Nights

📅 Nov 24th – Dec 2nd, 2024

 👯 Cosy, Luxury Group of
10-15 Guests

🤓 Guided by Local Experts, Complete with Transportation

🤩 Countless New Experiences!

10-day Japan Itinerary Day 1_ Tokyo (2)
7-day Japan Itinerary Niikurayama Sengen Park

Experience the Magic of Japanese Autumn!

Get ready to jump into an explosion of fall colors and experiences!

Our adventure takes you through bustling city centers, where you can taste the seasonal zest of local cuisine, uncover the serene beauty of ancient temples and shrines, and bask in the stunning natural views that only autumn can provide. Shop till you drop in the famous districts, or unwind in a tranquil hot spring!

This tour is more than just sightseeing; it’s a dive into Japan’s rich culture, combining the old and the new. You’ll explore the vibrant city life and stunning landscapes, all while soaking in a unique blend of tradition and modernity. It’s the perfect blend for anyone eager to experience Japan in all its autumn glory!

🍂 So why wait? This November, let Japan unfold its autumnal wonders for you!

Japan Group Trip Fall 2023

Highlights

🐟 Tokyo Tastes: Dive into the bustling Tsukiji Market, a treasure trove of the freshest seafood, vibrant local produce, and mouthwatering Japanese culinary arts.

🏯 Asakusa’s Old-World Charm: Wander through the historic streets of Asakusa. Don’t miss the majestic Senso-ji Temple and the colorful shopping spree along Nakamise Street.

🚶‍♂️ Shibuya Vibes: Feel the pulse of Tokyo in Shibuya, with its iconic Scramble Crossing, trendy shops, and electric nightlife.

🎨 Harajuku’s Creative Pulse: Strut down Takeshita Street, where Harajuku’s youth culture, street art, and fashion boutiques burst with vibrancy.

🌃 Shinjuku Nights: Explore Shinjuku, where skyscrapers and neon lights meet some of Tokyo’s most lively entertainment and nightlife scenes.

🌷 Imperial Serenity: Take a serene stroll through the Imperial Palace Gardens in Tokyo, a lush escape steeped in history.

🎮 Akihabara’s Geek Paradise: Get lost in Akihabara, the electrifying hub of anime, manga, and all things otaku.

🏮 Kyoto’s Gateways: Step into the mystical Fushimi-inari Shrine in Kyoto, famous for its mesmerizing pathways lined with thousands of vermillion torii gates.

🌲 Arashiyama’s Tranquility: Experience the peaceful Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, where towering bamboo groves whisper stories of the past.

👘 Gion’s Geisha Glamour: Wander through Gion, Kyoto’s traditional district, known for its intimate tea houses and refined geisha culture.

🌿 Shizuoka’s Serene Sights: Dive into Shizuoka, where lush green tea fields meet the majestic backdrop of Mount Fuji. 

 🦌 Nara’s Natural Wonders: Meet the friendly deer of Nara Park and explore ancient temples like Todai-ji and the serene Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

🏯 Kamakura’s Historic Hues: Step back in time in Kamakura, where ancient temples and the iconic Great Buddha stand as testaments to the city’s rich samurai history. 

🌊 Enoshima’s Island Escape: Explore the small yet vibrant island of Enoshima. 

🗻 Kawaguchiko’s Natural Canvas: Experience the natural beauty of Kawaguchiko, a tranquil retreat famed for its stunning views of Mount Fuji and vibrant floral displays. 

Where will our autumn quest take you?

🌆 Tokyo – A Dazzling Blend of Old and New: Dive into the electric heart of Japan as you explore Tokyo. This city is a spectacular blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge modernity. Wander from peaceful temple gardens into buzzing neon-lit districts, from lively markets bursting with flavors to culinary adventures that dazzle your palate.

🏯 Kyoto – Stepping Into a Timeless Tapestry: Stroll through Kyoto, where every alley and corner tells a story of centuries past. This city, alive with the elegance of ancient Japan, offers a window into the serene world of shrines, temples, and the mystical allure of geisha dances. It’s like walking through a living postcard of historical splendor.

🗻 Kawaguchiko – Nature’s Masterpiece: Uncover the stunning vistas of Kawaguchiko, where nature’s grandeur meets tranquility. Framed by the iconic Mount Fuji and crystal-clear lakes, this haven invites you to relax and soak in the panoramic beauty that defines Japan’s landscape.

🦌 Nara – Echoes of Ancient Majesty: Step back in time in Nara, the cradle of Japanese civilization, where sacred deer wander and monumental temples dominate the landscape. Discover the grandeur of Todaiji Temple and its giant Buddha, set within a city that breathes history at every turn.

🍣 Osaka – The Vibrant Heart of Kansai: Gear up for the exuberant spirit of Osaka, where the buzz of the street food scene, towering modern architecture, and the historical depth of Osaka Castle create a dynamic urban tapestry. It’s a city that embodies the warm, welcoming soul of Kansai!

🍵 Shizuoka – A Refreshing Blend of Culture and Nature: Immerse yourself in the verdant beauty of Shizuoka, the heartland of Japan’s tea culture. This scenic prefecture offers not just a sip of the finest green tea but also sweeping views of Mount Fuji. Venture through its rolling tea plantations, soak in hot springs, and explore historical shrines nestled amidst lush landscapes.

🏯 Kamakura – A Journey Through Japan’s Samurai Legacy: Travel back to the time of samurai in Kamakura, a coastal town that once served as Japan’s feudal capital. Here, ancient temples, monumental shrines, and the iconic Great Buddha statue stand against a backdrop of wooded hills and ocean vistas. 

🌊 Enoshima – An Island Retreat Steeped in Legend and Beauty: Discover the enchanting island of Enoshima, where myths and nature blend beautifully. This small, picturesque island connected to the mainland by a bridge, offers an array of attractions—from sacred shrines and mysterious caves to botanical gardens and panoramic ocean views from its famous lighthouse.

🌿 Mishima – Gateway to Panoramic Pleasures: Step into Mishima, where nature’s embrace is vivid and full of life. Known for its crystal-clear spring waters that flow from Mount Fuji, Mishima offers lush greenery, tranquil parks, and scenic walking trails that wind through historic sites. Visit the Mishima Skywalk to experience breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, or explore the serene Mishima Taisha Shrine.

 

Where will you rest and recharge in style?

We get it. Good sleep is the secret sauce to enjoying the day fully, especially when you’re soaking up the authenticity of Japanese hospitality.

So, we’ve cherry-picked an awesome mix of 3/4-star hotels and at least one dreamy Ryokan stay for you. Why? Because we’re all about marrying sleek comfort with genuine cultural vibes.

We offer two types of room options. Fancy your own space? Snag a single room. Prefer a pal next to you? Grab a twin. Or if saving dough sounds sweet, you can pay a lower fee by sharing a room with a fellow traveller. Whatever your style, we’ve got the perfect spot for you to kick back and relax after a day full of Japanese adventures!

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo Day 1

Hey Adventurer, Welcome to Japan!
Strap in for a ride you won’t forget! You’ve landed in the land of endless discovery—where every corner has a story, every meal is a feast, and every greeting is a warm welcome.


We’ll scoop you up from the airport and whisk you off to your cosy hotel. But first, let’s kick things off with a welcome meal where you can mingle with your fellow explorers. This isn’t just a trip; it’s the beginning of a fantastic adventure in Japan!


Together, we will visit the Imperial Palace Gardens, where you can appreciate the grandeur and tranquility of the royal residence.
Next, we’ll make our way to Tokyo Station, a cultural landmark known for its architectural beauty. Marvel at the stunning exterior and step inside to discover a bustling hub of restaurants, souvenir shops, and various retail outlets.


After working up an appetite, we’ll indulge in a delectable sushi lunch.


Then, we’ll venture into Ginza, Tokyo’s iconic high-class shopping district. Marvel at the luxury stores and prestigious boutiques that line the streets, offering an array of high-end fashion and luxury goods.


As the day unfolds, we’ll make our way to Akihabara, Tokyo’s mecca for gaming, anime, and manga enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of subcultures as we visit Kanda Myojin Shrine, a shrine with a distinct anime influence.


Concluding your day, we’ll head to Ueno, a district known for its rich cultural offerings. Explore the vast Ueno Park, home to a zoo, museums, and picturesque scenery. Immerse yourself in the artistic and intellectual atmosphere, browse through the shopping area, and discover the diverse attractions this neighborhood has to offer.

Day 2: Tokyo Day 2

From the moment you set foot in the city, you’re plunged into a whirlwind of sights, sounds, and flavours. We’ll kick off our journey at Tsukiji Market, a treasure trove of Japanese delicacies. Together, we’ll find an abundance of fresh seafood, savour local treats, and peruse a plethora of retail gems.

Next, we’ll hop aboard the Asakusa line and make our way to the historic district of Asakusa. Lose yourself in its enchanting atmosphere as we wander around the iconic Asakusa Temple and its surroundings. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and enjoy the picturesque views.
Continuing our Tokyo adventure, we’ll head to Shibuya, a vibrant hub known for its dynamic energy and the famed Scramble Crossing. Feel the city’s heartbeat as we navigate through streets bustling with trendy shops, lively cafes, and vibrant nightlife. Don’t miss snapping a photo with the beloved Hachiko statue and soak up the district’s youthful vibe.

Then, we’ll venture into Harajuku, a playground for fashion lovers and cultural enthusiasts. We’ll stroll through streets lined with unique boutiques, quirky cafes, and eclectic street art. Dive into Harajuku’s youthful culture and discover the cutting-edge trends in fashion and style with us.

As the day draws on, we’ll make our way to Shinjuku, a district that truly never sleeps. We’ll explore its teeming train station, gaze up at the towering department stores, and delve into the maze of tiny bars and eateries that define its electrifying nightlife scene.

Together, each step of our journey will be filled with memorable experiences, ensuring that your trip to Japan is as exciting and enriching as possible. Let’s make unforgettable memories in Japan’s vibrant cities!

 

Day 3: Kamakura and Enoshima

 

 

Day 4: Kawaguchiko

Prepare for a scenic escape from the bustling city as we embark on a journey to Kawaguchiko, a gateway to the majestic Mount Fuji. We’ll begin our day with a picturesque ride, soaking in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as we travel to Kawaguchiko Station.

Upon arrival, we’ll take a moment to explore the Kawaguchiko Station area, which offers stunning views of the iconic mountain. To fully appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Fuji, we’ll come to Arakurayama Sengen Park, a popular tourist destination. The park is renowned for its stunning views of Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, and is particularly famous for its picturesque view of Chureito Pagoda, which stands on a hilltop overlooking the city and provides a stunning backdrop of Mount Fuji.

Next, we will visit Oshino Hakkai, a collection of eight pristine ponds known as “Oshino Eight Ponds” that are fed by the waters of Mount Fuji. These ponds are revered for their crystal-clear water, which comes from snowmelt and underground springs.

After enjoying the breathtaking views, we’ll head to a local eatery for a delightful lunch experience. Funatsuya awaits, offering a taste of regional cuisine with their specialty, Hoto noodles. These flat udon noodles served in a hearty miso soup, accompanied by a medley of vegetables, provide a unique and flavorful experience that is sure to please your taste buds.

With lunch finished, we’ll embark on an exploration of the mystical underground wonders of the Fugaku Wind Cave and the Narusawa Ice Cave. Marvel at the natural formations and unique atmospheres as we traverse these captivating caves, providing a sense of adventure and a chance to appreciate the wonders of nature.

Day 5: Shizuoka and Mishima

Prepare for a scenic escape from the bustling city as we embark on a journey to Kawaguchiko, a gateway to the majestic Mount Fuji. We’ll begin our day with a picturesque ride, soaking in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as we travel to Kawaguchiko Station.

Upon arrival, we’ll take a moment to explore the Kawaguchiko Station area, which offers stunning views of the iconic mountain. To fully appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Fuji, we’ll come to Arakurayama Sengen Park, a popular tourist destination. The park is renowned for its stunning views of Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, and is particularly famous for its picturesque view of Chureito Pagoda, which stands on a hilltop overlooking the city and provides a stunning backdrop of Mount Fuji.

Next, we will visit Oshino Hakkai, a collection of eight pristine ponds known as “Oshino Eight Ponds” that are fed by the waters of Mount Fuji. These ponds are revered for their crystal-clear water, which comes from snowmelt and underground springs.

After enjoying the breathtaking views, we’ll head to a local eatery for a delightful lunch experience. Funatsuya awaits, offering a taste of regional cuisine with their specialty, Hoto noodles. These flat udon noodles served in a hearty miso soup, accompanied by a medley of vegetables, provide a unique and flavorful experience that is sure to please your taste buds.

With lunch finished, we’ll embark on an exploration of the mystical underground wonders of the Fugaku Wind Cave and the Narusawa Ice Cave. Marvel at the natural formations and unique atmospheres as we traverse these captivating caves, providing a sense of adventure and a chance to appreciate the wonders of nature.

Day 6: Kyoto Day 1

Wake up refreshed and ready to explore Kyoto’s treasures with us. We’ll start our day with a trip to Arashiyama, known for its enchanting Bamboo Forest. Wander through the serene bamboo grove and soak in the tranquility of this natural wonder. We’ll visit the nearby Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire its exquisite gardens. Then, we’ll cross the iconic Togetsu-kyo Bridge, offering picturesque views of the surrounding scenery.

Next, we’ll take a taxi to the Golden Pavilion Temple, officially known as Kinkaku-ji. Marvel at the stunning golden facade reflected in the tranquil pond, creating a postcard-perfect scene. Take time to absorb the serenity of the temple and explore the beautifully manicured grounds.

For lunch, we’ll savor the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine at Sabo Kinkaku-an, a restaurant located nearby, known for its delightful offerings. Indulge in a meal that complements the serene ambiance of the surroundings.

Afterward, we’ll embark on a journey to Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historical significance and architectural beauty. Explore the castle’s intricate design, admire the stunning gardens, and learn about its rich history. If you’re interested in hands-on experiences, consider participating in a sushi-making class or a zen meditation and tea ceremony session to deepen your understanding of Japanese culture.

Tonight, you will get to indulge in a gorgeous kaiseki dinner. A kaiseki dinner is a multi-course meal featuring a meticulously prepared and beautifully presented selection of seasonal dishes. It is considered the pinnacle of Japanese haute cuisine.

Day 7: Kyoto Day 2

Wake up refreshed and ready to explore the treasures of Kyoto with us. We’ll start our day with a trip to Arashiyama, known for its enchanting Bamboo Forest. Wander through the serene groves and soak in the tranquility of this natural wonder. We’ll then visit the nearby Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to admire its exquisite gardens. Next, we’ll cross the iconic Togetsu-kyo Bridge, which offers picturesque views of the surrounding scenery.

Following this, we’ll take a taxi to the Golden Pavilion Temple, officially known as Kinkaku-ji. Marvel at its stunning golden facade reflected in the tranquil pond, creating a postcard-perfect scene. Take your time to absorb the serenity of the temple and explore the beautifully manicured grounds.

For lunch, we’ll savor the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine at Sabo Kinkaku-an, a restaurant renowned for its delightful offerings. Indulge in a meal that complements the serene ambiance of the surroundings.

Afterward, we’ll continue our journey to Nijo Castle, another UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historical significance and architectural beauty. Explore the castle’s intricate design, admire the stunning gardens, and learn about its rich history. If you’re interested in hands-on experiences, you might consider participating in a sushi-making class or a zen meditation and tea ceremony session to deepen your understanding of Japanese culture.

Tonight, you’ll get to indulge in a gorgeous kaiseki dinner. A kaiseki dinner is a multi-course meal featuring a meticulously prepared and beautifully presented selection of seasonal dishes. It is considered the pinnacle of Japanese haute cuisine.

Day 8: Uji and Nara

We’ll start our day in the tranquil town of Uji, famed for its premium green tea. You’ll get to explore the lush Uji tea farms, where the air is as fresh as the tea is green. Learn about the meticulous art of tea cultivation and enjoy a tasting that’s sure to invigorate your senses.

Next, we’ll visit the iconic Byodoin Temple, a masterpiece of Japanese Buddhist architecture. Marvel at its stunning Phoenix Hall, which beautifully reflects on the temple pond, creating a scene that feels straight out of a painting.

After soaking up the serenity of Uji, we’ll travel to the historic city of Nara. At Nara Park, you’ll meet the friendly deer that roam freely, symbolizing messengers of the gods. Wander through the sprawling park grounds, visit the ancient temples, and embrace the peaceful natural setting.

We’ll conclude our journey by heading to Osaka. After a day of tranquility and historical exploration, the vibrant energy of the city will provide a delightful contrast, setting the stage for more adventures in Japan’s urban landscape.

Day 9: Osaka

It’s time to venture to Osaka to explore its iconic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere. We’ll start our day at Osaka Castle, where you can marvel at the towering castle and explore its secondary citadels, gates, turrets, and moats. If the cherry blossoms are in bloom, enjoy their delicate beauty and soak in the scenic views of Nishinomaru Garden, a sprawling lawn garden within the castle grounds.

Afterward, we’ll travel to Tenma, a neighborhood in Osaka’s Kita area. Discover the vibrant Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, a covered arcade offering an eclectic mix of shops and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as we explore the street, and don’t miss the captivating Chouchin Street, adorned with lanterns that create a picturesque scene.

As the day progresses, we’ll make our way to Namba, one of Osaka’s main city cores. Explore Shinsaibashi, a covered shopping street that connects to Amerika-mura, a district known for its American motif and as a hub of Osaka’s youth culture. Delight in the vibrant retail scene and explore the trendy shops that line the streets.

To conclude the day on a relaxing note, we’ll unwind at Solaniwa Onsen, a rejuvenating spa and hot spring facility. Indulge in a soothing soak and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the hot springs. To round off this wonderful day, don’t forget to savor the flavors of Japanese cuisine at the on-site Japanese restaurant.

Local Tokyo Food & Drinks- Walking & Bar Tour

Who is this tour for?

This tour is crafted for adventurers eager to dive deep into Japan’s rich tapestry of culture, bustling urban life, and breathtaking natural beauty. It’s an ideal pick for solo explorers, friends, or couples who are passionate about immersing themselves in Japanese traditions, exploring iconic landmarks, and experiencing the dynamic blend of Japan’s ancient charm and modern vibrancy.

Whether you’re a history buff, a culinary enthusiast, or a lover of the great outdoors, this tour offers a rich mix of activities to satisfy your curiosity. It’s perfect for both those making their first journey to Japan and seasoned travellers who are looking to explore deeper into the heart of this fascinating country.

Who is this tour not for?

This tour might not be the best fit for travellers who have already experienced all the major sights in Japan; those who prefer purely remote, natural settings; or those who aren’t fans of combining urban and rural experiences.

Additionally, individuals with mobility limitations might find it challenging to navigate some of the tour’s locations, which involve multiple outdoor activities and the use of public transportation.

What’s included?

👉Cosy Stays: Nestle into safe, clean, and ultra-comfy 3/4-star hotels throughout your journey.

👉Ryokan Experience: Spend a special night in a Ryokan, savouring a traditional breakfast and dinner—true Japanese hospitality.

👉Kick-off Dinner: Join the whole group for a welcome dinner to start our adventure right.

👉Daily Nourishment: Enjoy delicious lunches each day to keep you fueled and ready.

👉Kaiseki Feast: Indulge in a special Japanese kaiseki dinner, a culinary experience that’s art on a plate.

👉Smooth Rides: We’ll zip around on Shinkansen, trains, subways, and private coaches, all arranged to make your journey hassle-free.

👉Airport VIP Treatment: We’ll pick you up from the airport; no stress, no fuss.

👉Expert Guidance: You’ll be fully escorted by our professional, English-speaking tour guide who knows Japan inside out, plus expect a few surprise appearances!

👉Access All Areas: We cover entrance fees for all listed activities, experiences, and sights in the itinerary.

👉Cultural Deep Dive: Participate in various traditional Japanese cultural activities for an authentic taste of Japan.

👉Customisable Days: Depending on what the rest of the tour participants would agree to, we are open to tweaking your experience. We’re flexible and ready to tailor your trip to ensure it’s your perfect Japanese adventure!

Please check the following link for Flip Japan Guide Group Trip Terms and Conditions. 

What’s not included?

👉 Flights: You’ll need to book your flights to and from Japan.

👉 Extra Meals: Outside of those we include, you’ll handle your meals.

👉 Personal Buys: Shopping, souvenirs, and personal treats aren’t covered.

👉 Travel Insurance: Don’t forget, travel insurance is compulsory for this trip.

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Twin Room: 2,886usd 2,786usd

Single Room: 3,426usd 3,326usd

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Who is Flip Japan Guide?

 

– Featured on & Guided for 4xEmmy Award Winning TV show, Global Passport!
– Travel agency, events & marketing company founded in 2016
– Partnered with 300+ Local Businesses
– Welcomed 3500+ Guests from 25+ countries

In a city like Tokyo that gathers so many people from all walks of life, it’s incredibly fun meeting new people, and it’s even more fun to explore Tokyo together with them.

Working closely in the industry of tourism and events, my colleagues and I have explored so many awesome popular as well as local places all over the city and I thought, why keep these amazing places to ourselves?

Come and join us on an amazing time around the city and uncover a different side of Tokyo!

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