JAPAN EXPRESS: SAKURA EDITION

Description

Didnít Joey Tribbianiís *Ichiban* lipstick for men make you curious about Japanese fashion? Didnít the song Tokyo Drift make you want to go fast and furious in Tokyo? Doesnít the speed reaching up to 320 km/hr of the Shinkansen (bullet train) make you wanna experience it? Does the idea of cosplayed karaoke, cat café, ninja café, etc sound exciting and weird? Well, thatís what Japan does to you. You just canít get enough!

This land of fascinating contradictions is bound to leave you lost in translation. Experience the quirky culture this spring, it already Tok-yo long enough!


Highlights

 

Kabukicho

 
Kabukicho

 

 

Memoirs of a Geisha

 
memoirs of a Geisha

May the odds be in your favour to spot them!

 

Arashiyama Bamboo grove

 
Arashiyama bamboo grove

Walk into a different world here.

 

Sluuuuurp!

 
Food

 


Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE TOKYO

Konichiwa Japan! Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has officially been named the BEST city in the World. Get ready to see why! Start off your trip with a visit to Asakusa where you will also get to visit Sensoji Temple. Check out Tokyo Tower, Harajuku (with an adorable local) and Kabukicho later with us. ;)

Day 2: TOKYO

Have some fresh breakfast and get ready for a day full of JAPANESE quirks. Begin your day with a visit to Tsukiji Market in the morning. Onto Shibuya, Shinjuku, Meiji Jingu next. Visit Aikhabara with a Japanese local, and finish your day off at the most popular night life district- Roppongi. SAKE SAKE AND MORE SAKE!

Day 3: TOKYO

Phew! After seeing most of Tokyo, you have the first half at leisure. Relax a bit and see Tokyo at your own pace. Shop at Ginza or head back to Harajuku for kawaii fashion! If Mt Fuji is on your bucket list, go ahead and take a day trip today. Later, be prepared for an authentic surprise to best experience the cherry blossoms!!

Day 4: TOKYO - KYOTO

Use your JR pass and hop on to a morning train at 8:50 am and voila youíll be in the cultural capital of Japan- KYOTO! Walk around Fushimi Inari with us and then keep yourselves free in the evening as we take you for a Geisha watch to Gion district which is at the heart of Kyoto!! You MAY just get to spot some geishas.

Day 5: KYOTO

Today we take you around majority of Kyoto- Arashiyama, Kiyomizo, Golden Pavilion, Nishiki market and what not! Oh, you are going to cherish this for the rest of your life! At night, get more of your sake on at Pontocho with us!

Day 6: KYOTO - OSAKA

Take maximum advantage of your hassle free JR pass and hop on to a 9:30 am train from Kyoto to Nara with us! Nara-Been called one of the most rewarding places to visit, it surely keeps the cultural legacy of Japan. In the afternoon, take a 14:30 train to Osaka from Nara- your last stop, sigh. You have the latter half at your leisure- so you can pick whatever you want to visit! Ramen fan? Head to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum- the birthplace of instant noodles! Or say goodbye to cherry blossoms by having a hanami picnic at Osaka castle.

Day 7: DEPART OSAKA

Say Sayonara to sakura as its now time to head back home!

 
Should you book this trip 90 days prior, the cost will be Rs.69,000, 60 days prior will be Rs.74,000 and 30 days prior will be Rs.79,000 per person *subject to 9% service tax per person.


Includes / Excludes

Includes:

  • Accommodation in centrally located, highly recommended & rated hostels
  • Your awesome fun escort from the Backpacker co.
  • A 7 day Japan Rail passport to make commuting a lot easier for you!
  • Visit to Asakusa, Sensoji Temple, Kabukicho.
  • Visit to Tsukiji market, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Meiji Jingu.
  • A quirky one hour walking trip in the absolute fashion district of Harajuku in Tokyo.
  • Explore the district of Akihabara with your own personal maid!
  • Bar crawl at Roppongi- one of the most popular night spots in Tokyo!!
  • A must-do activity to best experience the cherry blossoms in Tokyo!
  • Visit to Fushimi Inari and the Gion district in Kyoto.
  • A visit to Arashiyama, Kiyomizo, The Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Market.. Phew the list goes on and on.
  • Another pub crawl in Pontocho in Kyoto.
  • A day trip to Nara.
  • All local transportation covered in the JR pass.
  • Free consultation with planning pre or post trip extended days
  • Suggestions on optional activities one can pick and choose for the trip
  • Detailed dossiers for each city with a list of must-dos, off-beat things to do, restaurant recommendations, etc.

  • ** Please note the included activities are subject to change based on availability on date.

Excludes:

  • International airfares and visa. We have agents in Mumbai who can assist you through the entire visa process/flight booking
  • Meals as not mentioned in the plan as we want you to experience local Japanese cuisine.
  • Any personal expenses like entrance fees, laundry, tips and any other such services not mentioned in the inclusions

Accomodation / Transport

Accomodation:

Accommodation in centrally located, highly recommended hostels is included in your cost. These hostels are neat, clean and a great place to meet fellow travelers. Most have full service kitchens, laundromats, apart from internet facilities and safe deposit lockers.

 

Accommodation will be in 8 - 14 bed dorms and en suite facilities will be available wherever possible. Some hostels also have women-only dorms.

Transportation:

Use the 7 day Japan Rail Pass for hassle free travel within Japan during your stay (valid for 7 days from the date of validation).



Optional Activities

  • Catch a baseball game in Tokyo.
  • Visit a Sumo stable in Tokyo.
  • Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi cruise day trip.
  • Cosplay go karting in Akihabara.
  • Day trip to Nara from Osaka.
   

Enquire/ Ask Your Question

 

Get your sake on!

  
GO FOR IT!