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Discover cosmopolitan Tokyo, explore the cultural heart of Kyoto, and enjoy local insider experiences in Japan's rural villages. Appreciate the natural beauty of Mt Fuji and Oirase Gorge, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, and see skyscrapers and zen gardens coexisting in chaotic serenity. Experience the bullet trains on a rail journey or explore this country of contrasts on a small group or escorted coach tour of Japan.

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16 Days Tokyo to Osaka

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13 Days Tokyo to Osaka

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11 Days Osaka to Tokyo

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10 Days Tokyo to Kyoto

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Travelmarvel
Holiday memories are not just shaped by the incredible places you visit, but also by the wonderful people you meet along the way. At Travelmarvel, we know...more that great service is about going above and beyond, and that’s why our staff are regarded as a holiday highlight in their own right. Travelmarvel holidays offer the perfect combination of all the highlights of the destination with outstanding quality and value for money - you won’t go wrong choosing Travelmavel for your next holiday adventure.
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Budget:Affordable & Premium
Accommodation:4 Star
G Adventures
G Adventures came from a desire to deliver authentic and responsible small group travel adventures that were equally life-changing for travellers and the...more communities they visit. And we’re been doing just that for almost 30 years. Our award-winning trips span seven continents and over 100 countries, giving you meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife, as well as offering you the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own. On all of our tours, you get to know locals every step of the way, from the places you visit and stay to where you eat and drink. You’ll also get to experience our ‘G for Good’ social impact initiatives on-trip, including our industry-leading ‘Ripple Score’. This score measures, as a percentage, the amount of money that stays in the local community through on-trip services like accommodation, restaurants and transport.
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Cosmos
At Cosmos, we like to think of ourselves as experts in ‘thrillology’ – the art of bringing you an experience, time and time again. With over 50 years of...more ‘wow’ under our belts and no sign of slowing down, we know how to curate value touring holidays that you’ll never forget; creating the experiences you’ve always dreamed of and showing you the ones, you never thought of. Our job is to take care of the planning and logistics, so that all you have to focus on is living your dreams!
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Be Moved in Hiroshima

Be Moved in Hiroshima

Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum to gain insight into the city’s dark times. Meet a survivor whose narrative will bring that era to life.

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

One of the many monuments that make Kyoto so special, this shrine is embellished by over 5000 vermilion torii gates decorating the forest trails.

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

Explore the bustling cityscape of Tokyo, including busy Shibuya crossing which sees roughly 2,500 people cross in unison at the change of lights.

A Traditional Ryokan Stay

A Traditional Ryokan Stay

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, don a robe, sip green tea on tatami mats, soak in an onsen, and rest your head on traditional bedding laid out for you as your ryokan transforms in the evening.

Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry Blossom Season

If you want to see Japan dusted with delicate blooms, then plan to visit in springtime. The cherry blossom season usually peaks between late March and mid-April depending on the weather.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys to Japan

Wonderful tour of Japan   , QLD, Australia, Oct 2022
Thank you to Jemma of Global Journeys in assisting in the organisation of our Japan Discovery tour with Bunnik.
It was a well planned itinerary with a nice balance between private coach and public trains, including the bullet train. The tour gave us a broad insight into the culture and history of Japan with a variety of experiences.
Our guide Kanai ...read more was lovely, being professional, well prepared and knowledgeable about all things Japan.
Japan: Ramen & Railways   , Australia, Jan 2020
The six day trip was a good introduction to three cities Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto. For our trip we had Shoichi Marumaya as our tour guide. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, as he was native Japanese. He frequently talked about local cuisines, daily lives of locals and in depth backgrounds to traditions. The highlight of the trip was Takayama, ...read more in which the group stayed in a traditional inn and experienced the Japanese onsen. Compared to the frantic pace of the busy cities, it was a very different experience. The accommodation was the best in the traditional inn in Takayama. The Grids in Tokyo was comfortable and clean. However, the Grids hostel in Kyoto with 6 persons in one room was a little crowded.
Japan Discovery   , QLD, Australia, Oct 2019
Our trip started with Typhoon Hagibis coming through Tokyo. Whilst this was concerning our tour guide Yuki made everyone feel at ease and kept our moods buoyant for the days ahead.
Enjoyable tour through Japan   , VIC, Australia, Sep 2019
We arrived in Tokyo 2 days before the start of the tour. We managed to navigate the metro system to visit some additional attractions not on the tour. Aki was our guide who was very knowledgable and was very helpful with advice. Our group comprised of 16 and we all enjoyed each other’s company. It was very hot and humid for our tour which slowed ...read more us down a bit. There was quite a lot of walking and steps to climb when visiting temples and shrines so we were quite tired at the end of each day.

The highlights of the tour were Tokyo, Takayama where we visited the thatched houses and stayed in a beautiful hotel in the Alps which had a thermal spa and beautiful scenery. Kyoto was enjoyable, Temple of the Gold Pavilion and the Adachi Museum of Art and Gardens. Hiroshima was special and very emotional and of course the bullet trains were amazing. Our tour ended in Osaka but unfortunately we did not have time for sightseeing. I would suggest adding on an extra day to spend some time in Osaka. On reflection I think November would have been a better month to travel, a bit cooler and you would see the autumn colours.

The accommodation on the most part was good, perhaps the location could have been better in some cases.
The optional tours were good, we did Mt Fuji which was covered in fog but an enjoyable day and Nara. I would suggest booking your optional tours from home in advance as we did not thinking we could book at the start of the tour as we have done on other tours, Cosmos included. In this case we were told that the tours could be booked out but luckily we were able to be included. On booking the tour it would be advisable for Cosmos to inform people of the importance of pre-booking the optional tours.

It would have been good to have some included meals so that the group could socialise. We had difficulty ordering meals due to the menus being in Japanese and staff not speaking English. We had to resort to 7 Eleven and Starbucks at times due to the communication problem. A few group dinners with our guide would have helped and taken the stress out of selecting food. We did manage to find a pub and had a hamburger and chips one night. All in all despite the challenges we had a wonderful time with lots of laughs and memories to cherish.

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Discover Japan’s Historic Districts

08 August, 2019

Discover Japan’s Historic Districts

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5 Uniquely Japanese Experiences to have at the Summit of Mt Fuji

01 August, 2019

5 Uniquely Japanese Experiences to have at the Summit of Mt Fuji

If you are challenging yourself with a hike of Mt Fuji, then you will be pleasantly surprised to know that your efforts will be duly rewarded at the peak. More than just a sense of accomplishment, here are some things to enjoy when you reach the summit of Mt Fuji. Catch an Incredible Sunrise...

5 of the Best Walking Trails in Japan

22 July, 2019

5 of the Best Walking Trails in Japan

Japan boasts plenty of drawcards and travellers flock here for the culture, cuisine, cityscapes, rich history and incredible natural beauty. These varied landscapes are a haven for hikers and offer some of the most exquisite surroundings woven with walking trails and fascinating narratives. If...

Save on Small Group Tours to Japan with Bunnik!

08 April, 2019

Save on Small Group Tours to Japan with Bunnik!

Japan – a country brimming with culture, scenic beauty and delicious cuisine. It’s not difficult to understand why it has become the destination of choice for many travellers! Are you longing to visit dazzling Tokyo, spectacular Mount Fuji or perhaps captivating Kyoto? These are just some of...

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