Location
  • Japan

Program Details

Activities
City Exploring Remote Exploring Sightseeing
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Hotel
Age Min.
18
Age Max
49

Pricing

Starting Price
2799
Price Details
- Tokyo City Tour
- Nightlife and Karaoke Bars
- Traditional Japanese Style Accom
- Ancient Temples & Shrines
- Sushi Class
- Origami Experience
- Roll Your Own Soba Noodles
- Jigokudani Snow Monkeys
- Shiga Kogen National Park (summer only)
- Lake Ashi Pirate Ship Cruise
- Mount Fuji Cable Car Views
- Osaka Castle Visit
- Overnight Stay at Buddhist Temple
- Meditation & Night Cemetery Walk
- Morning Prayer & Fire Ceremony
- Arishiyama Bamboo Forest
- Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion Temple
- Fushimi Inari Shrine
- Samurai Experience
- Night tour of Kyoto's Geisha district
- 24/7 Support after the trip finishes
- + This tour is 100% carbon neutral!
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 09, 2023
Aug 22, 2023
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About Program

From the neon lights of buzzing Tokyo to ancient temples on snowy mountain tops, Japan is a feast for the senses and INTRO is the most amazing way to experience it! You’ll walk the streets of one of the world’s busiest and most futuristic cities, watch monkeys bathe in hot springs, roll your own sushi, visit ancient shrines and castles, get taught to wield a sword by a Samurai master, stay overnight with monks in a 1000 year old Buddhist temple, experience incredible and unique accommodation and much more!

With an awesome group leader from the moment you arrive at the hotel, an instant group of friends and help with all your onward travel. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
+ This tour is 100% carbon neutral!

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Impact

Sustainability

At INTRO our commitment to a sustainable future is a key principle, and the driving force behind our Small Change initiative, which we launched in 2017.

As part of our goal to make a real positive impact to the environment, we partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects in 2019 to plant 10 trees for every booking we received. And as a result we’ve planted tens of thousands of trees, aided reforestation, rehabilitated wildlife and reduced poverty in multiple local communities.

However we wanted to go even further and achieve true sustainability, so in late 2023 we began a new partnership with Path Net Zero to accurately measure our tours emissions, and Veritree to plant trees to offset those emissions.

We are now very proud to say that every INTRO tour is 100% carbon neutral.

Ethical Impact

At INTRO our commitment to a sustainable future is a key principle, and the driving force behind our Small Change initiative, which we launched in 2017.

As part of our goal to make a real positive impact to the environment, we partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects in 2019 to plant 10 trees for every booking we received. And as a result we’ve planted tens of thousands of trees, aided reforestation, rehabilitated wildlife and reduced poverty in multiple local communities.

However we wanted to go even further and achieve true sustainability, so in late 2023 we began a new partnership with Path Net Zero to accurately measure our tours emissions, and Veritree to plant trees to offset those emissions.

We are now very proud to say that every INTRO tour is 100% carbon neutral.

Program Highlights

  • Visit temples, shrines and castles as you deep dive into Japan’s rich and fascinating history
  • Get up close and personal with the famous red faced ‘snow monkeys’ of Jigokudani.
  • Cruise around Hakone by a pirate ship and a cable car, for outstanding views of Mount Fuji
  • Learn how to wield a samurai sword under the watchful eye of a Samurai sensei
  • Sleep in the company of monks in a 1000 year old Buddhist temple

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Value 5
  • Fun 5
  • Staff 5
  • Safety 5
  • Organization 5
  • Housing 4.75
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 5
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Rod
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Intro Japan adventure

Did the Japan adventure tour and loved everything about it. The itinerary was great with so much to do and see. Got to do and see so many more things then if I were to plan a trip to Japan on my own.
Our group leader Yoni was awesome and made the whole trip stress free. He had plenty of knowledge of all the places we visited, was charismatic, and generally an extremely pleasant person to be around. We were in the typoon that hit Japan so a day of our adventure got affected but Yoni stepped up and made sure we were safe and planned extra things for us to make up for it.

Pros
  • Sight seeing
  • Cooking classes
  • Food
Cons
  • No time in the water
35 people found this review helpful.
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John
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Intro Japan Visit was the best!

First, itinerary was great. In just 13 days, we got a taste of several key cities and a few nights in beautiful mountain towns. Tokyo was electrical, Nagano totally chill, and Kyoto just right. I don’t know enough about Japan do suggest other places, although it might have been fun to extend the trip by a couple days to pick up a beach.

Second, we had a terrific leader. Yoni took care of us on our tours, and gave great tips for our open days, when we went off on our own.

Best of all, I loved our group. 12 interesting people from pretty different backgrounds not only got along from the start, but we became pretty good friends

Pros
  • Yoni as leader
  • Great vegan restaurants when we found them
  • Snow monkeys in Nagano
Cons
  • Sweltering August heat and humidity during day, but ok nights
  • One-day typhoon lockdown
  • You have to look harder for veggie food
40 people found this review helpful.
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Jocelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The trip that has it all

14 strangers walk in to a hostel in Tokyo...sounds like the start to a terrible joke, right? Well, it's actually that start of a one of the most memorable stories I'm never going to get sick of telling.

This story starts out with city skylines, peaceful parks and karaoke chaos (all in the first few days!!). We are then treated to serene settings in the mountains where the only worry is if you'll be lucky enough to catch a glimps of the snow monkeys. At this stage, 14 strangers are now creating close friendships, which is helpful when you're sharing an onsen together. Half way through this story, you could be fooled by thinking its reaching its peak when you get sight of the top of Mt.Fuji but you're destined for higher things! It's plain sailing through to the best bbq and most quiant castle you could ask for. We've now matured from monkeying around in the hills at the beginning of our trip (who'd have thought?) to meditating like monks. Being blessed with bamboo surroundings and then gazing at the golden pavilion seem like something other worldly, yet there we were. And what a way to end this story than with special samurai session where you have to completely trust your new friends to hit the target and nothing in-between.

So, if you're looking for a sign to book the intro Japan trip, this is it. Your story might start off a little different to mine but by the end I'm sure you'll go home with a smile on your face, friends and memories you'll cherish for a lifetime. And, if you're lucky enough to get Michelle or Yoni as your leader you're in for an extra special story!

51 people found this review helpful.
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R
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

THE BEST JAPAN TOUR

Amazing from start to finish. So many local cultural experiences with a random bunch of great people. The tour leader Michelle was great at integrating the group, provided great knowledge, shown us great spots to explore in down time and also made sure everyone felt involved. Couldn’t recommend this trip more, if you want to experience samurai classes, sushi making and a little bit of everything get it booked!!

Pros
  • Food
  • Variety of experiences
  • The friends you make !
Cons
  • Typhoon hit us
  • The rain
  • The typhoon (no cons but the weather!)
56 people found this review helpful.
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Kinglina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

So much fun for an organised trip

The trip was well organised, fun and full of activities. It was paired with enough time if you want to chill and do your own thing.
Our guide,Vitor, was marvellous and full of energy. We had viewed cherry blossoms, snow monkeys, had sushi making class, soba noodle making, origami class and the best samurai activity/trainings. Travelling within places were organised smoothly, which was wonderful because we do not understand the local language. The food included by the trip was generous, specifically when we had all you can eat BBQ.

Pros
  • Great activities and places visited.
Cons
  • Quad share accomodation.
  • Breakfast provided at the accomodation mostly sugar loaded.
64 people found this review helpful.
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Anne
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Just do it

This trip definitely deserves the name „Japan Adventure“. It is an amazing mix of activities, city life, countryside, party, and free time. In just about 2 weeks you get to experience so much without feeling stressed. Intro has put the itinerary together very thoughtfully and assembled some unique accomodations. I feel that I got a very good first impression of the country, its culture and food.
The size of the group (12 in total) was just perfect and made it easy to travel around. I felt very comfortable in the international group with lots of other solo travelers and had an amazing time and endless fun with some newly found friends.
Our group leader Vitor was super fun and great company at all time, making sure everybody had a good time and felt included throughout the whole trip. He also always gave us tons of recommendations for the free time in our Whats App-group. Can’t recommend this trip enough – just do it 😊

56 people found this review helpful.
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Claudia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Go to Japan!

Going to Japan with Intro Travel was hands down one of the best decisions I've made. They took care of all the planning, transportation, lodging, etc and that made my trip planning so easy. You'll visit and experience temples, shrines, night life, city life, the luscious countryside, snow monkeys, bamboo forest, delicious food, and so much more.
On top of that, our amazing guide, Vitor was super fun, friendly and charismatic, he definitely made the experience better.
I cannot recommend this trip enough.

Pros
  • Almost no planning required
  • Plenty of free time for exploration
  • Tour group was full of cool/fun people
63 people found this review helpful.
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Jennifer
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Japan Tour 2023

I originally booked this tour in 2020 but due to COVID had to wait until 2023 to go, but it was absolutely worth the wait! It was a fantastic tour that has a nice mix of group activities and free time, the accommodations were all fabulous and I really felt I got the most out of my time in Japan without any stress. Our group leader Vitor was also a highlight of this trip, he was so friendly and helpful and was determined to make sure everyone had a great time. An absolutely amazing trip which I highly recommend!

Pros
  • Fantastic activities
  • Nice accommodations
  • No stress
61 people found this review helpful.

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