The Baka Gaijin Tour of Japan - An overview of Japan visiting Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto and Osaka

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What's special?
special Traditional stays in Kyoto and Hakone
special Broad overview of Japanese culture
special Optional activities available
The dazzling neon lights of Tokyo, the snow laden peak of Fuji, the quiet and serene cityscapes of Kyoto, and the delicious food of Osaka. You will see it all! Have you been wanting to go to Japan, but unsure of where to go? Not sure of how to maximize your time and see everything the country has to offer? This trip is for you!

G'day! I'm Thomas, but you can call me Tom or Goldy! I'm a fun-loving Aussie, who's keen to show you my favourite parts of the world! Coming on a trip with me, you can expect two things, a well planned trip, and a lot of laughs! Japan is one of my favourite places in the world, and I'm super excited to share my experiences with you and make sure that you see all the best places!

Our accommodations: We will be staying in private Airbnb for this trip. Most will require you to have a room buddy, but we can explore other options if required. In Tokyo, we will be staying in Shinjuku, a part of the city that is great for sightseeing, but also is famous for its izakayas, and bars at Golden Gai. When we visit Mount Fuji, we will be staying in the town of Hakone in a private, traditional house with its own onsen (hot spring)! In Kyoto, we will be staying in a beautiful old style house with a garden. In Osaka, we will be staying a short walk from Dotonbori, so we will have plenty of time for food adventures! You will be getting a perfect overview of the country, seeing its fascinating ancient culture, while getting to see the modern cities and attractions. You'll come back with many fond memories, and even more fun stories! If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message, and I'll happily answer it for you.

What's included?
Entrance fees to major attractions
Hakone Ropeway Tickets
TeamLab ticket
Tokyo Tower Observation deck ticket
FujiQ ticket
Karaoke night
Custom trip hoodie for tripmates
Shinkansen tickets to each city
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Hi, I'm Thomas, but you can call me Tom or Goldy! I'm an Australian born fella who works in the film industry, and as a photographer.

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Travelling with Thomas was a blast! Our group was pretty well mixed but he made sure nobody came short and had the best possible experience, always watching out for each of us. In case there were any problems with airbnbs or transport he took care of it straight away - in general I felt as if I was in good hands with Thomas. It was no problem to change plans or opt out of activities, he was very considerate towards our general mood. Additionally I could ask him literally anything about history, culture or language and always got a good answer. He‘s a smart guy. In general I have to emphasize how respectful he was towards the locals which gave me a feeling that we weren‘t seen as a bunch of dumb tourists because of him. So, if you‘re up for a great trip with this really fun Aussie - go for it!
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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-6
The capital of Japan with so much going on! While this is our longest leg of the trip, you could be coming back for years and not see everything! - Tokyo Tower observation deck, where you'll be able to see the stunning views, and the massive expanse of the city. - Explore the sensory overload of Shinjuku's Neon Lights. - Explore the Meiji Shrine for a dose of Japanese traditional culture. - Asakusa Shrine, one of the few remaining original buildings of Tokyo. - Golden Gai, a historic alleyway of tiny bars. Every corner is a new little place, and a new possible adventure - Omoide Yokocho (or Piss Alley as the Yakuza used to call it), a foodie's delight where we can expect to try many different and delicious foods! - TeamLab's famous art exhibition, where you'll be blown away by all of the incredible and interactive displays. - Day trip out to FujiQ amusement park, where you'll experience some of the greatest, fastest and most exhilarating rollercoasters in the world! - The iconic fashion district of Harajuku! OPTIONAL ACTIVITES You're not missing out if you don't do these, but they might just be the little cherry on top of your trip - Mario Kart experience (requires international driver's license) - Ghibli museum (Perfect for anyone who loves their movies, or animation in general) - Sumo Wrestling - Disneyland (Need I say more?)


Day 6-8
A small town south of Tokyo, Hakone is famous for its unmatched views of Mt Fuji and its beautiful lake! - See the Hakone Ropeway to see the best views of Mt Fuji - Stay in a private, traditional house with its own private onsen! - See the famous Hakone shrine, a perfect spot for photos! - Ride the Hakone scenic cruise.


Day 8-11
Kyoto, the old capital of Japan! - Visit Nijo Castle, the former residence of the Shogun. - See the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji), and enjoy some Matcha while enjoying the view. - Visit to Nara (the deer temple), and Fushimi Inari with its famous Tori gates. - Sake Bar Yoramu, where you'll be able to taste the national beverage of Japan. - Explore Gion, the area known for its Geishas.


Day 11-13
Often called the food capital of Japan, Osaka is a modern city where you could gorge yourself for days on end! - Visit the Osaka Castle for a historical flashback. - Explore the famous Dotonbori for street food, shopping and incredible lights! - Visit the Umeda Sky Building for the best views of the city. - Visit the wacky Cup Noodles Museum - Farewell karaoke night! OPTIONAL ACTIVITES: - Universal Studios theme park - Osaka Aquarium
Trip Summary
13 days trip
Tokyo, Hakone & 2 more
Questions and Answers

Hi Thomas, would it be possible to join your group a few days later? The trip sounds good but I coul... Read More

Hi, that should be fine!

Hello Thomas! Came across your tour and me and my buddy are interested in touring japan. I've been ... Read More

Hi! You and your friend are able to book separately or at the same time, whatever is easiest for you! I'm here to make it as convenient as I can for you both! Thanks, Thomas

Hey Thomas, I'm interested in joining your tour with a friend. I'm interested in some recommendation... Read More

Hi, As you probably know there's a few martial arts that are popular in Japan. If you're more into the touristy side of things there are 'ninjitsu schools' all across Japan. Although because you soun... Read More

What's excluded?
International Flights
Optional activities
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