I'll start by saying: this was an absolutely incredible trip. I got so many cool memories and stories from walking around the streets in Tokyo and Kyoto that I even now almost a year after often find myself daydreaming about it.
The trip might seem a bit on the pricey side if you just consider the price of everything compared to doing it yourself alone, but the thing is: it's not the same. A big part of why my trip was so amazing was because I was experiencing it with like-minded people. And those memories and people will remain with me for a long time.