• Japan

Program Details

City Exploring Remote Exploring Sightseeing
Year Round


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
May 15, 2022
Sep 28, 2020
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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!

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Program Highlights

  • Visit ancient temples, colourful shrines and majestic castles while learning about the country's incredible history.
  • Get up close and personal with the famous red faced ‘snow monkeys’ of Jigokudani.
  • Take in stunning mountain views from trains, pirate ships and cable cars as you explore the beauty of Hakone.
  • Learn how to wield a Japanese sword and cut through rolled bamboo with the guidance of a descendant of the noble Samurai.
  • Stay in a 1000 year old Buddhist temple with monks in the stunning mountains of Koyasan and watch the monks perform their fascinating morning ceremonies.

Program Reviews

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  • Safety 5
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Great trip

I had the best time ever on the Intro Japan tour and got to experience Japan with the best group. I got to tick everything off my Japan bucket list in seeing some epic nature, tasting the many Japanese cuisines, arcades and my most favourite was the samurai class where I wielded a 400 year old sword.

The accommodation was exceptional and great value for money. We stay at many different types from a capsule hostel, hotels and a Ryokan which is traditional Japanese inn and has its own Onsen!

The difference places we go to on the tour make you feel you've seen all the different sides of Japan from the futuristic cities to the natural parts.

Our guide Nathan welcomed me at our first accommodation, making me feel comfortable instantly. He also navigated us throughout Japan without fault and safely as well as showing us a great time!

5* from me!

42 people found this review helpful.
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Japan tour

I didn't know what to expect when joining the tour as it was my first tour. Now I've done it, it was definitely the right decision and a great introduction to Japan. INTRO have done a super job getting a balance between culture, activities, food, meeting locals and FREE TIME! Free time was very important for me as there were things I wanted to see on my own in certain cities and this tour allows that as well as doing group activities.

We also done things which I would of never done myself if I travelled Japan such as seeing the Snow Monkeys and Sushi Making class which ended up being my highlights!

I will definitely be travelling with INTRO again and thank you for giving me a holiday of lifetime!

42 people found this review helpful.
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Japan Adventure :D

Great tour in Japan! Adam showed us some real highlights of Japan, felt like we saw so much in just over 2 weeks. Kyoto was a beautiful city, definitely my favourite with all the temples and culture. The food is incredible everywhere, and we went to so many different types of restaurants that we got to try all of the best Japanese food – you can’t beat the sushi, but the Ramen was so good as well! Watching the monkeys play in the snow up in Nagano was also a special moment that I won’t forget. Thanks for the great tour, would definitely recommend!

39 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing Japan

Take me back to Japan. If I could do the tour all over again I would. It was everything I wanted from a tour in Japan plus more.

The tour had the best parts of Japan I wanted to.see which included an insight into the culture, taste the different delicious Japanese cuisines and experiencing the scenery you see in the adverts. The main experience which stood out for me and something I wouldn't of done if I organised this was our temple stay in Koyasan where we got insight into the spiritual side of Japan. We stayed in an 1000 year old temple and got experience the daily life of a monk in Koyasan such as doing a meditation class and seeing their prayer ceremony.

The accommodation was better than I expected with my favourite being the Ryokan we stayed in Nagano.

Finally thank you Nathan our tour guide for being informative, always ready to help and showing us the best of Japan.

What would you improve about this program?
The length! I would have loved to stay much longer
45 people found this review helpful.
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INTRO japan review

INTRO have done a great job with introducing and giving the best time in Japan. They have created a very good blend of scenery, city, and culture. The itinerary also allows you to enjoy the offerings of the tour combined with having enough free time to explore the places we're in.

The amount of time spent in each place was ideal as it allows you to really immerse yourself and do most things without being rushed. This was especially the case with Kyoto. By being there for 3 nights, we explore all the main attractions that were part of the tour as well as additional things such as a tea ceremony individually.

Another favourite of mine was seeing the snow monkeys and we were lucky enough to see them in the hot springs 🙂 !

Our tour leader, Nathan, was organised, knowledgeable and great company all the time. Definitely would recommend INTRO and doing a tour with Nathan.

41 people found this review helpful.
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Japan with Intro = INCREDIBLE!

I went on this t incredible tour of Japan in January. This was my 4th Intro Tour and certainly won’t be my last. Everything about this tour was amazing, Japan just blew my mind!!! We did so much in such a short space of time, all the accommodation was FAB and we had a lot of very tasty food. Nathan our group leader really made the tour for us and showed us Japn in the best possible way! He is so hardworking, very knowledgable, has bags of energy, always makes you smile and is dedicated to his job! He is a really asset to Intro. This tour is a MUST and is extremely good value for money, I’m so sad to leave!

38 people found this review helpful.
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Best Travel company!!!

I have been on Intro trips to Thailand, Japan, Bali and Sri Lanka - all have been absolutely incredible. The leaders have been knowledgable, super fun and are an asset to the company. The accomodation is stunning (I did experience trips, apart from Japan but the accomodation was still amazing!), you get lots included and see a lot in a short space of time. I have recommended the company to countless friends who have also used intro and loved it as much as I have! I can't wait to go on another tour with them.

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After doing Thailand with Intro in 2017 and wanting to do a tour in Japan, I knew there was only one company who I would want to tour Japan with and that was Intro. They didn’t let me down and surpassed my expectations AGAIN.

Doing my research on Japan, there were a few things I really wanted to see which the tour included such as going to Osaka and exploring the highlights in Tokyo, however, once again Intro have a way of including places, activities, sights that I would of never done myself and I’m grateful they’ve included in the tour! Going to a Sushi Making class and learning about buddhism in Koyan are a couple of the many things I wouldn’t have done and I’m glad I’ve done.

Personal highlights of mine would include seeing the snow monkeys in Nagano which was incredible and the samurai class where I got to cut a tatami mat with a 400 year old samurai sword whilst learning about the samurai!!

The tour is a great mix of places and the way our time is arranged daily. We get to experience a blend of the buzzing, lit up cities of Osaka and Tokyo to the natural sides of Japan in Nagano and Japan’s spirituality in Koyasan. Intro have also definitely thought about maximising our time in places by providing a great mix of free time with recommendations and activities.

Finally just want to thank Nathan for adding to my experience with Intro and Japan!


36 people found this review helpful.

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