Erlebe das geschäftige Treiben des modernen Tokio, besuche den Zenkoji-Tempel in den japanischen Alpen, beobachte die Japanmakaken beim Baden in den heißen Quellen, radle durch die Ebenen von Kibi, erkunde die Tempel von Kyoto
Tokio und Kyoto, die moderne bzw. die kaiserliche Hauptstadt Japans, repräsentieren die perfekte Mischung aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Auf diesem Trip wirst du beide ausführlich kennenlernen, sowie alles dazwischen – von traditionellen Dörfern und kilometerlangen Reisfeldern bis zu uralten Tempeln und atemberaubenden Aussichten auf die japanischen Alpen. Japanmakaken, Geishas, die wuselnde Fußgänger in Tokios Shibuya-Bezirk und das unglaublich freundliche Personal deines traditionellen Ryokan sind nur einige der Bewohner Japans, die du kennenlernen und nie vergessen wirst.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Begleite deinen CEO auf einem Spaziergang durch das facettenreiche moderne Tokio, vom Nabel Shinjukus durch Yoyogi Park und Harajuku bis nach Shibuya. Nutze einen Tag zur freien Verfügung, um Tokio zu erleben oder den Fuji zu besuchen.
Fahre in die japanischen Alpen nach Nagano, Austragungsort der Winterspiele 1998, und besuche den historischen Zenkoji-Tempel.
Besuche den weltberühmten Affenpark Jigokudani, wo du den Japanmakaken beim Baden in den natürlichen Thermalquellen zusehen kannst.
Entdecke die "Krähenburg" in Matsumoto und reise weiter in die traditionsreiche alpine Handelsstadt Takayama, bekannt als "Little Kyoto". Dort erlebst du Sehenswürdigkeiten wie das Hida No Sato Museumsdorf, Sake Brauereien und Handwerksläden.
Bekomme einen echten Einblick in das alte Japan in Kurashiki, einer malerischen Stadt in Zentraljapan, die sich mit ihren wunderschön erhaltenen, schwarz-weiß gemauerten Handelshäusern und Lagern viel von ihrem altertümlichen Charme bewahrt hat. Fahre mit dem Rad über die Ebenen von Kibi, umgeben von Reisfeldern und uralten Grabstätten.
Verbringe zwei Nächte im traditionellen Herzen Japans. Du hast genügend Zeit, um einige der vielen fantastischen Touren durch Tempel, Teehäuser, Schreine und Geschäfte zu unternehmen - und vielleicht sogar eine waschechte Geisha zu sehen.
Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Erlebe das geschäftige Treiben des modernen Tokio, besuche den Zenkoji-Tempel in den japanischen Alpen, beobachte die Japanmakaken beim Baden in den heißen Quellen, radle durch die Ebenen von Kibi, erkunde die Tempel von Kyoto
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Please note that only foreigners traveling as a tourist are able to use a Japan Rail Pass. If you are a Japanese citizen/resident or traveling on a student/business visa please advise us at time of booking as you will not be able to take advantage of the Rail pass.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.
1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 400-500 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Bus, Hochgeschwindigkeitszug, Lokalbahn, Fahrrad.
On our tours in Japan we use public transport, making use of Japan's world famous transport system. From the super fast Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto's extensive local bus network, we ride with the locals.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels und traditionelle Gasthöfe/Onsen (11 Nächte).
Japan is one of the most populous countries in the world and space is at a premium. Therefore, hotels rooms are small! Additionally, many Japanese hotels do not have designating non smoking rooms. Therefore, we ask hotels to deoderise rooms before check in.
Shinagawa Prince Hotel 10-30, Takanawa 4- chome Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8611 Tel: 03-3440-1111 Fax: 03-3441-7092 Website: http://www.princehotels.com/en/shinagawa/ Please note for the trip departing on March 30th the hotel will be the following: Tokyo Prince Hotel Address: 3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-8560, Japan Phone: +81 3-3432-1111 Website: http://www.princehotels.com/en/tokyo/ Please note that the April 1st departure will start at the following hotel instead; Shibuya Tokyu Inn 1-24-10, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Japan Phone: 81-3-3498-0109 Website: http://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/TI/TI_SHIBU/index.html
Airport Limousine bus There are frequent limousine buses between Narita Airport and Shinagawa Prince Hotel. Price is 3,000yen, and takes approx. 90min. http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/ OR Narita Express train A direct airport train runs frequently from Narita Airport station to Shinagawa station. Price is 2,910yen, and takes approx. 75min. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/ On arrival at the station you need to use the Takanawa Exit, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is directly across the street. The Grand Prince Takanawa Hotel is located a 10 minute walk away from the station. You can also hop on the Hotel Shuttle which picks up at Takanawa Exit every 30 minutes (weekedays 8am-1:30pm & 6pm-9pm and weekends 8am-9pm). Please note that we stay at the Grand Prince Takanawa Hotel, not to be mistaken with the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa which is very close by. If the Narita Express train is scheduled to finish at Tokyo station then you need to get off the Narita Express train and change over to one of the JR Rail trains. The easiest train line to use in Tokyo is the Yamanote Circle Line which is bright green in color. Once on the Yamanote line platform you need to get on the platform side marked for Shinagawa, Shibuya and Shinjuku stations. The trains run every 2 minutes so you will never be waiting long. Once you reach Shinagawa station use the Takanawa Exit to get to the hotel. At first glance you will think that the Tokyo train stations are completely chaotic and always filled with people. So take your time and read the signs as they are written in English and if you get lost just ask any of the train station staff who are always happy to help you find your way. *Please note: in the airport you can receive a free wifi card that will work for 14 days while in Japan. Just present your passport at the kiosk in the airport. *Please note: in the airport you can receive a free wifi card that will work for 14 days while in Japan. Just present your passport at the kiosk in the airport.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (CEO) (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Office (Japan) During office hours, Mon-Fri 9:30-18:00 Local Time From outside Japan: +81 3 5796 5421 From within Japan: 03 5796 5421 After office hours emergency number Mr. Jack Kumada - Senior Sales Manager: From outside Japan: +81 90 5495 5226 From within Japan: 090 5495 5226 Mr. Kota Yoshii - Sales Manager: From outside Japan: +81 80-1176-3323 From within Japan: 080-1176-3323 Mr. Tomohiro Fukuda - General Manager From outside Japan: +81 90-4733-0721 From within Japan: 090-4733-0721 G Adventures Asia Manager: Julie Fitzgerald G Adventures Office Bangkok, Thailand During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time) From outside Thailand: +66 2 381 5574 From within Thailand: 02 381 5574 After hours emergency number From outside Thailand: +66 87 049 6074 From within Thailand: 087 049 6074 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. Our trips in Japan use public transport and and most transport has limited luggage storage space. You will also be walking with your luggage in busy public train stations to catch connecting trains, so it is highly recommended that you travel light and have easy to handle luggage and capable of walking up and down the stairs with your luggage without any assistance. A large bag will be an inconvenience to you and will slow you down! We recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. You will also need a day-pack/rucksack to carry daily essentials like water, cameras, passport, i-pods etc.
-Passport (with photocopies) -Travel insurance (with photocopies) -Airline tickets (with photocopies) -Cash and debit card (see personal spending money) -G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier -Day pack for daily personal items -Sunblock/Sun hat -Sunglasses -Insect Repellent -Toiletries (soap and shampoo are provided in all accommodation) -Sport sandals or other easy to slip on/off shoes (for temple visits) -Money belt -Shirts/T-shirts -Camera -Reading/writing material -First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). -Rehydration powder -Long pants/jeans -Long-sleeved shirts or sweater * Note: During the colder months (Oct-Apr) the mountains can be very cold, so please make sure you pack warm clothes.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels but this is very expensive. Your leader can show you self service coin laundries in larger cities. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. For the most up to date information please check your governments foreign ministry website or with you travel agent as rules do change. It is important that you check for yourself. For most travelers there will probably be a Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country. JAPAN: Most nationalities receive A 90-DAY PERMIT ON ARRIVAL
Travel in Japan is easy, clean, fast and efficient, however please be aware that English is still not widely spoken, however a lot of patience, a sense of humour and a respect for the local culture goes a long way in any Asian country and will greatly enrich your experience.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
As currency exchange rates in Asia fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of April 2011 the exchange rate for JAPAN was 1 USD = 80 (Japanese Yen). Every Post Office and 7-11 Convenience store has an ATM machine that accepts Visa, Mastercard and Debit Cards. At times, Maestro/Master Card/Cirrus have been problematic at these machines, so please bring a back-up card. Credit Cards should not be relied upon for purchases as they are not widely accepted, except in some restaurants and department stores. Money can be exchanged at Post Offices and some banks and hotels in major cities, however it can be a very slow process.
Departure Tax is included in all International and Domestic tickets.
Tipping is not practiced in Japan. Leaving money at restaurants, in taxis etc will simply cause confusion! Also at the end of each trip if you felt your CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is highly appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $5 USD per person, per day can be used.
We suggest you bring along USD 50 for additional sightseeing. Specific to this itinerary there is the freedom to do day trips out of Tokyo or Kyoto to nearby sites such as Nara or Mt. Fuji. If planning on trying one of these longer day trip options during your free time please allow USD 100 to 200.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/
Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)
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Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!
G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.
Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!