Japan Tours

A unique fusion of modern life and ancient traditions, Japan is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to zen-out, embrace different cultures, try new cuisines, and make unforgettable memories. Wander in the shade of blooming cherry blossoms. Come face to face with the Geishas of Kyoto. Meditate with Buddhist Monks in the mountains. Belt out your favourite karaoke tunes until the early hours of the morning in Shinjuku. Capture picture-perfect shots of Mt Fuiji in Hakone. Learn of Japan’s rich history and sufferings of war in Hiroshima. Travel at over 270 km per hour in Japan’s iconic bullet trains. Travel Talk Japan tours include 4- & 3-star accommodation, transfers, Japan Rail Passes and a private English-speaking guide. Plus, a range of incredible optional activities to shape your adventure to your taste!

A unique fusion of modern life and ancient traditions, Japan is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to zen-out, embrace different cultures, try new cuisines, and make unforgettable memories.

Our Japan Trips

Trip Style: Classic, Short Break

Highlights of Japan

8 Days

5

10 reviews

from

$5207

$2864

Trip Style: Classic, Discovery

Japan Explorer

10 Days

4.7

11 reviews

from

$6103

$3357

Trip Style: Discovery, In-Depth Explorer

Ultimate Japan

14 Days

4.7

6 reviews

from

$7699

$4234

Japan Accommodation

We accommodate our guests in 4 & 3 Star hotels on our Japan trips as below. Hotels of similar standards may be used depending on availability. Please also note that double beds in Japan tend to be smaller than in Europe.

METROPOLITAN EDMONT LIDABASHI
Tokyo
4 Star

A perfectly located & modern-design hotel, offering rooms with flat-screen tv & electric kettle.

VILLA FONTAINE SHIODOME
Tokyo
4 Star

An elegant hotel in Tokyo, offering the guests a comfortable stay with its stylish interiors, fitness center and an on-site restaurant.

SUSUKINOHARA ICHINOYU SHINKAN
Hakone
Ryokan

A comfortable ryokan, offering guests private units with bathroom, flat-screen, electric kettle, safe box and wardrobe.

HAKONE KOWAKIEN
Hakone
4 Star

A wellness hotel, with services including a SPA, fitness center, hot spring bath. The rooms are equipped with coffee/ tea maker

YUTOWA HOTEL
Hakone
4 Star

Located only steps away from Hakone Gora Park, Yutowa Hotel features an on-site restaurant, a hot-spring bath & free parking.

HIGHLAND HOTEL
Hakone
4 Star

Situated in a forest, Highland Hotel offers an unforgettable stay with its hot spring bath, SPA and wellness center. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and electric kettle.

TKP LEC TORE HAKONE GORA
Hakone
4 Star

A stylish accommodation where the services offered include an hot spring bath, table tennis and modern & air-conditioned rooms.

WAT HOTEL & SPA
Takayama
4 Star

Guests can make use of the hot spring bath. An off-site fitness centre, 4-minutes away on foot, is available free of charge.The hotel is located 2km from Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village.

HOTEL & SPA GIFT TAKAYAMA
Takayama
4 Star

A modern design hotel offering the guests an on-site restaurant & bar and rooms with flat screen TV and electric kettle.

HOTEL SPA ALPINA
Takayama
3 Star

Hotel SPA Alpina offers a relaxing stay to the guests with an open-air bath & indoor hot-spring. The rooms come with ensuite bathroom.

MERCURE TAKAYAMA
Takayama
4 Star

A comfortable & modern-design hotel offering the guests a hot-spring bath, an on-site restaurant & bar and elegant rooms.

CHISUN GRAND TAKAYAMA
Takayama
4 Star

A perfectly located hotel situated only few steps away from Takayama Station. Hotel services include a SPA, sauna and wellness center.

HOTEL VISTA PREMIO
Kyoto
3 Star

Situated few steps away from Shiyakusho-mae Station and Kamogawa River, the hotel offers a perfect location. Modern-designed rooms are equipped with an air purifier/humidifier, a fridge and a flat-screen TV.

OYADO NONO
Kyoto
4 Star

A centrally located hotel featuring an indoor & outdoor bath, sauna and cold water bath. The rooms come with flat secreen tv, fridge and kettle.

DORMY INN PREMIUM KYOTO EKIMAE
Kyoto
4 Star

A relaxing & elegant hotel where the services include a hot-spring bath, SPA & wellness center, an on-site restaurant.

GRAND INTELLIGENT HOTEL
Hiroshima
3 Star

A comfortable accommodation in Hiroshima with fully renovated rooms, two on-site restaurants offering varieties from French & Japanese cuisines.

CANDEO HOTEL
Hiroshima
3 Star

With its rooftop open-air bath, indoor bath & sauna, Candeo Hotel has everything for a relaxing stay.

COMFORT HIROSHIMA HOTEL
Hiroshima
3 Star

Comfort Hiroshima offers the guests a relaxing stay with air-conditioned rooms equipped with flat-screen TV and electric kettle.

GRANVIA HOTEL
Hiroshima
4 Star

Granvia Hotel is located just a few steps away from JR Hiroshima Station, a perfect location to start your discovery. The on-site restaurants offer delicacies from both Japanese & world cuisine.

ANA CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
Hiroshima
4 Star

A contemporary Hiroshima hotel with air-conditioned rooms equipped with flat-screen TV, air purifier and electric kettle.

HIROSHIMA WASHINGTON HOTEL
Hiroshima
3 Star

A charming hotel in Hiroshima, offering air-conditioned rooms equipped with flat-screen TV, electric kettle and safe box.

SOTETSU FRESA INN HIROSHIMA
Hiroshima
4 Star

Located on Peace Boulevard and overlooking Peace Memorial Park and the Motoyasu River, this hotel right in the city center. It has 2 top-floor restaurants and a bar.

HIROSHIMA TOKYO REI
Hiroshima
3 Star

A modern and comfortable hotel, offering air-conditioned rooms equipped with electric kettle, air purifier and flat-screen TV.

KUMAGAIJI
Koyasan
Temple

A unique experience in a A Buddhist temple, offering tranquil & relaxing rooms with basic amenities. Accommodation offers shared bathroom facilities.

EKOIN
Koyasan
Temple Lodging

A traditional-design accommodation, nestles in a beautiful garden. During their stay, passengers can join group meditation sessions.

HOZENIN
Koyasan
Temple

An authentic stay in a temple, offering the guests relaxing rooms with minimalist interiors. The temple has shared bathroom facilities.

KOMYOUIN
Koyasan
Temple

A perfect accommodation to feel the relaxing atmosphere in Koyasan. The temple offers minimalist interiors and shared bathroom facilities.

MIYAKO CITY HOMMACHI
Osaka
4 Star

With its central location & contemporary design, Miyako City Hommachi offer its guests a comfortable stay.

HOTEL MONTEREY LE FRERE OSAKA
Osaka
4 Star

A contemporary hotel where the services include an on-site restaurant, air-conditioned rooms equipped with electric kettle & flat screen TV.

Japan Sights Map

Japan Tours Guidebook

Best Time to Visit Japan

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Japan. The best time to visit Japan is spring and autumn when the Japanese countryside offers spectacular views. The best time to visit Japan largely depends on the experience you seek and the seasonal attractions you wish to enjoy. Spring, particularly from late March to early April, is widely regarded as one of the best times to visit Japan. During this period, cherry blossoms (sakura) are in full bloom, creating a stunning spectacle of delicate pink and white blossoms that blanket parks, temples, and streets across the country. The cherry blossom season is celebrated with hanami (flower-viewing) parties, and Japan's cultural landmarks come alive in this vibrant and picturesque setting. Cities like Kyoto and Tokyo are particularly beautiful during this time. Why You Should Visit Japan: Visiting Japan is an enriching experience that offers a combination of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and modern innovation. Japan seamlessly blends its rich history and traditions with cutting-edge technology and modernity, creating a unique travel destination. The country's cultural heritage is showcased in its beautifully preserved temples, historic castles, and traditional tea ceremonies. From Kyoto's stunning Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) to the serene temples of Nara and the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine with its thousands of torii gates, Japan's cultural landmarks provide a window into its fascinating past.
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Best Places to Visit in Japan

Japan offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best places to visit in Japanpage to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Japan offers a plethora of incredible destinations that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. Tokyo, the vibrant capital city, is a must-visit for its dynamic fusion of modernity and tradition. You can explore the historic Asakusa district with its iconic Senso-ji Temple, stroll through the bustling streets of Shibuya, or enjoy panoramic city views from the Tokyo Skytree. The city also boasts world-class museums, high-tech shopping districts, and a diverse culinary scene, including Michelin-starred restaurants. Kyoto, often referred to as Japan's cultural heart, is a captivating destination for history enthusiasts and lovers of traditional Japanese culture. This ancient city is home to stunning temples, including Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), as well as beautifully preserved geisha districts like Gion. A visit to Kyoto offers an opportunity to witness traditional tea ceremonies, explore bamboo groves, and take part in the annual Gion Matsuri festival.
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Japan Travel Advice

Read through our Japan travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Japan. Most nationalities visiting Japan for tourism can stay for up to 90 days without a visa. Check the specific visa requirements for your nationality on the official website of the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Japan. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
Read More

Japanese Culture

Visit our Japanese culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Japan: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Japanese culture is a captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern innovation, making it a unique and multifaceted experience for travelers. Central to Japanese culture is the concept of harmony and balance, exemplified in various aspects of daily life. This is most evident in traditional arts such as tea ceremony (chanoyu), flower arrangement (ikebana), and calligraphy, where meticulous attention to detail and precision are paramount. The practice of Zen Buddhism has greatly influenced this emphasis on mindfulness and simplicity in Japanese culture. Japan's rich cultural heritage is also exemplified in its festivals, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the year. Festivals like Sakura Matsuri, or cherry blossom festivals, herald the arrival of spring, while Tanabata celebrates the meeting of two celestial lovers. Traditional festivals like Gion Matsuri in Kyoto and Gion Koubu Kaburenjo offer a glimpse into the world of geisha and maiko, showcasing the country's elegant and colorful traditions. Japanese cuisine, including sushi, tempura, and ramen, is celebrated worldwide for its artful presentation and meticulous preparation.
Read More

Japanese Food

Visit our Japanese Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Japanese cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Japanese cuisine, known as washoku, is celebrated for its meticulous preparation, emphasis on fresh ingredients, and harmonious balance of flavors. Sushi, one of Japan's most iconic dishes, showcases the country's culinary artistry. It features vinegared rice, fresh seafood, and sometimes vegetables, all masterfully arranged with precision and artful presentation. Sashimi, thin slices of raw fish or seafood, highlights the quality and freshness of the ingredients, often served with soy sauce and wasabi. Tempura, another beloved dish, involves deep-frying vegetables and seafood in a light, crisp batter, resulting in a delectable and delicate texture. Ramen, a comforting and flavorful noodle soup, comes in various regional styles across Japan. Each type has its unique broth, noodle texture, and toppings, offering a diverse range of tastes. Traditional Japanese breakfast, typically enjoyed in ryokans and guesthouses, features grilled fish, pickles, rice, and miso soup, providing a hearty and nutritious start to the day. Izakayas, Japanese pubs, offer an array of small plates and snacks, such as yakitori (grilled skewers) and edamame (steamed soybeans), complemented by an extensive selection of sake and other drinks. The Japanese culinary journey is a delightful exploration of precision and artistry, where each dish tells a story of the country's rich culinary heritage and its dedication to enhancing the natural flavors of the ingredients.
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Japan Tours - FAQ

Passengers from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Canada do not require a visa for short stays up to 90 days.

We recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months’ validity remaining from months from the day you leave Japan.

This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.

Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.

March, April and May are the best months to visit in order to experience the spectacular cherry blossom views.

October & November are also pleasant weather wise.

Summers are hot and humid, and winters are very cold in the country but the best time to travel also depends on your travel plans as the country offers many interesting summer festivals & winter sports/ activities.

Tap water in Japan is safe to drink according to international water quality standards. Consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you are on a longer trip, reduce the use of plastic bottles.

The currency in Japan is the Japanese Yen. A few examples of approximate prices (100 YEN = $1):

A can of Coke: 120 Yen

Pizza: 1000 – 2000 Yen

Burger set meal: 700-1000 Yen

Sushi Meal: 2000-8000 Yen

Sandwich: 300 – 500 Yen

Beer: 400 – 1000 Yen

Most of the mobile phones are compatible so you will not experience any issues using your mobile device but roaming charges can be quite expensive, so it may be a good idea to buy a local data card instead of using your sim card while in Japan.

Wi-Fi is available in most of the hotels & restaurants/ cafes and is, in general, free of charge.

It is recommended to have some cash with you when visiting rural areas and for entrance fees.

In major cities, credit cards are widely accepted

ATMs are commonly available in most towns of Japan.

Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.

There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.

Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. [email protected] 0208 099 9596

Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on ticket, or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.

If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the “Notes” section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options can be limited.

Good news, there is not any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage – usually just for a very short distance.

There is no tipping culture in Japan and this action can be taken as an insult so try to avoid it while you are there!

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Best time to visit Japan

Best Time to Visit Japan

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Japan. The best time to visit Japan is spring and autumn when the Japanese countryside offers spectacular views. The best time to visit Japan largely depends on the experience you seek and the seasonal attractions you wish to enjoy. Spring, particularly from late March to early April, is widely regarded as one of the best times to visit Japan. During this period, cherry blossoms (sakura) are in full bloom, creating a stunning spectacle of delicate pink and white blossoms that blanket parks, temples, and streets across the country. The cherry blossom season is celebrated with hanami (flower-viewing) parties, and Japan's cultural landmarks come alive in this vibrant and picturesque setting. Cities like Kyoto and Tokyo are particularly beautiful during this time. Why You Should Visit Japan: Visiting Japan is an enriching experience that offers a combination of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and modern innovation. Japan seamlessly blends its rich history and traditions with cutting-edge technology and modernity, creating a unique travel destination. The country's cultural heritage is showcased in its beautifully preserved temples, historic castles, and traditional tea ceremonies. From Kyoto's stunning Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) to the serene temples of Nara and the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine with its thousands of torii gates, Japan's cultural landmarks provide a window into its fascinating past.
Read More
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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best places to visit in Japan

Best Places to Visit in Japan

Japan offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best places to visit in Japanpage to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Japan offers a plethora of incredible destinations that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. Tokyo, the vibrant capital city, is a must-visit for its dynamic fusion of modernity and tradition. You can explore the historic Asakusa district with its iconic Senso-ji Temple, stroll through the bustling streets of Shibuya, or enjoy panoramic city views from the Tokyo Skytree. The city also boasts world-class museums, high-tech shopping districts, and a diverse culinary scene, including Michelin-starred restaurants. Kyoto, often referred to as Japan's cultural heart, is a captivating destination for history enthusiasts and lovers of traditional Japanese culture. This ancient city is home to stunning temples, including Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), as well as beautifully preserved geisha districts like Gion. A visit to Kyoto offers an opportunity to witness traditional tea ceremonies, explore bamboo groves, and take part in the annual Gion Matsuri festival.
Read More
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Japan Travel Advice

Read through our Japan travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Japan. Most nationalities visiting Japan for tourism can stay for up to 90 days without a visa. Check the specific visa requirements for your nationality on the official website of the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Japan. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
Read More
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Japanese Culture

Visit our Japanese culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Japan: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Japanese culture is a captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern innovation, making it a unique and multifaceted experience for travelers. Central to Japanese culture is the concept of harmony and balance, exemplified in various aspects of daily life. This is most evident in traditional arts such as tea ceremony (chanoyu), flower arrangement (ikebana), and calligraphy, where meticulous attention to detail and precision are paramount. The practice of Zen Buddhism has greatly influenced this emphasis on mindfulness and simplicity in Japanese culture. Japan's rich cultural heritage is also exemplified in its festivals, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the year. Festivals like Sakura Matsuri, or cherry blossom festivals, herald the arrival of spring, while Tanabata celebrates the meeting of two celestial lovers. Traditional festivals like Gion Matsuri in Kyoto and Gion Koubu Kaburenjo offer a glimpse into the world of geisha and maiko, showcasing the country's elegant and colorful traditions. Japanese cuisine, including sushi, tempura, and ramen, is celebrated worldwide for its artful presentation and meticulous preparation.
Read More
TRAVEL GUIDE
Food

Japanese Food

Visit our Japanese Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Japanese cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Japanese cuisine, known as washoku, is celebrated for its meticulous preparation, emphasis on fresh ingredients, and harmonious balance of flavors. Sushi, one of Japan's most iconic dishes, showcases the country's culinary artistry. It features vinegared rice, fresh seafood, and sometimes vegetables, all masterfully arranged with precision and artful presentation. Sashimi, thin slices of raw fish or seafood, highlights the quality and freshness of the ingredients, often served with soy sauce and wasabi. Tempura, another beloved dish, involves deep-frying vegetables and seafood in a light, crisp batter, resulting in a delectable and delicate texture. Ramen, a comforting and flavorful noodle soup, comes in various regional styles across Japan. Each type has its unique broth, noodle texture, and toppings, offering a diverse range of tastes. Traditional Japanese breakfast, typically enjoyed in ryokans and guesthouses, features grilled fish, pickles, rice, and miso soup, providing a hearty and nutritious start to the day. Izakayas, Japanese pubs, offer an array of small plates and snacks, such as yakitori (grilled skewers) and edamame (steamed soybeans), complemented by an extensive selection of sake and other drinks. The Japanese culinary journey is a delightful exploration of precision and artistry, where each dish tells a story of the country's rich culinary heritage and its dedication to enhancing the natural flavors of the ingredients.
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HIGHLIGHTS
Tokyo
Japan’s busy capital mixes the ultramodern and the traditional from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.
HIGHLIGHTS
Hakone
Hugged by Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi, Hakone is a scenic town in the Japanese countryside. It is most famous for its red torii gate and Shinto shrine.
HIGHLIGHTS
Takayama
The mountainous Takayama town is an idyllic place nestling Japan's age-old traditions and rural charm. Hida Folk Village is one of its highlight attractions.
HIGHLIGHTS
Hiroshima
A modern city on Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event.
HIGHLIGHTS
Kyoto
Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan, brimming with Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and dazzling gardens and palaces. It is the best city to experience Japan's cultural nuances.
HIGHLIGHTS
Mount Koya
A Buddhist temple complex perched on Mount Koya, Koyasan is considered one of the most sacred sites in Japan. It is also a scenic retreat with its epic mountain views.
HIGHLIGHTS
Osaka
The large port city of Osaka is one of the trendiest cosmopolitan urban centers in Japan. It is a traveler's hub with vibrant nightlife and top-notch international cuisine.
HIGHLIGHTS
Osaka Castle
Once a significant military base, Osaka Castle is a historic landmark and graceful touch to the city's skyline with brilliant architecture and beautifully manicured gardens.
HIGHLIGHTS
Peace Museum
This museum is dedicated to documenting the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II. The museum was established in August 1955 with the Peace Memorial Hall.
HIGHLIGHTS
Peace Park & A-Bomb Dome
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is the only building that remains intact at the explosion site of the atomic bomb. It pays homage to the victims with its half-demolished state.
HIGHLIGHTS
Miyajima island
A small island in Hiroshima Bay, it is known for its forests and ancient temples. Just offshore, the giant orange Great Torii Gate is partially submerged at high tide.
HIGHLIGHTS
Garan Sacred Area
The two most prominent buildings of the Garan are the Kondo Hall and the huge Konpon Daito Pagoda. The Hall is a large wooden temple hall where major ceremonies are held.
HIGHLIGHTS
Okunoin Cemetery
This sacred area is home to the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, founder of Shingon Buddhism. The cemetery is an important center for Japanese culture and a photogenic spot.
HIGHLIGHTS
Kuromon Market
Spacious market with vendors selling street food, fresh produce & shellfish, plus souvenirs. An amazing place to spend splendid times in a peaceful area full of locals.
ACCOMMODATION
Tokyo
METROPOLITAN EDMONT LIDABASHI
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Tokyo
VILLA FONTAINE SHIODOME
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hakone
SUSUKINOHARA ICHINOYU SHINKAN
ACCOMMODATION
Hakone
HAKONE KOWAKIEN
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hakone
YUTOWA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hakone
HIGHLAND HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hakone
TKP LEC TORE HAKONE GORA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Takayama
WAT HOTEL & SPA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Takayama
HOTEL & SPA GIFT TAKAYAMA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Takayama
HOTEL SPA ALPINA
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Takayama
MERCURE TAKAYAMA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Takayama
CHISUN GRAND TAKAYAMA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Kyoto
HOTEL VISTA PREMIO
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Kyoto
OYADO NONO
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Kyoto
DORMY INN PREMIUM KYOTO EKIMAE
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
GRAND INTELLIGENT HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
CANDEO HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
COMFORT HIROSHIMA HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
GRANVIA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
ANA CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA WASHINGTON HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
SOTETSU FRESA INN HIROSHIMA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA TOKYO REI
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Koyasan
KUMAGAIJI
ACCOMMODATION
Koyasan
EKOIN
ACCOMMODATION
Koyasan
HOZENIN
ACCOMMODATION
Koyasan
KOMYOUIN
ACCOMMODATION
Osaka
MIYAKO CITY HOMMACHI
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Osaka
HOTEL MONTEREY LE FRERE OSAKA
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Japan?
Passengers from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Canada do not require a visa for short stays up to 90 days. We recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months' validity remaining from months from the day you leave Japan. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Japan?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Japan?
March, April and May are the best months to visit in order to experience the spectacular cherry blossom views. October & November are also pleasant weather wise. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are very cold in the country but the best time to travel also depends on your travel plans as the country offers many interesting summer festivals & winter sports/ activities.
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in Japan?
Tap water in Japan is safe to drink according to international water quality standards. Consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you are on a longer trip, reduce the use of plastic bottles.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a…?
The currency in Japan is the Japanese Yen. A few examples of approximate prices (100 YEN = $1): A can of Coke: 120 Yen Pizza: 1000 – 2000 Yen Burger set meal: 700-1000 Yen Sushi Meal: 2000-8000 Yen Sandwich: 300 – 500 Yen Beer: 400 – 1000 Yen
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile/ sim card while in Japan?
Most of the mobile phones are compatible so you will not experience any issues using your mobile device but roaming charges can be quite expensive, so it may be a good idea to buy a local data card instead of using your sim card while in Japan.
F.A.Q.
Is free Wi-Fi available in Japan?
Wi-Fi is available in most of the hotels & restaurants/ cafes and is, in general, free of charge.
F.A.Q.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Japan?
It is recommended to have some cash with you when visiting rural areas and for entrance fees. In major cities, credit cards are widely accepted
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Japan?
ATMs are commonly available in most towns of Japan.
F.A.Q.
Do you have solo travelers on your tours?
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
F.A.Q.
I am a solo passenger; do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
F.A.Q.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. [email protected] 0208 099 9596
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on ticket, or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
F.A.Q.
Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options can be limited.
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Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there is not any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to tip?
There is no tipping culture in Japan and this action can be taken as an insult so try to avoid it while you are there!
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