Bus tours in Japan

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Bus Tours in Japan

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7–9 hours
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Public Transportation Tours
6 hours
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Rail Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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6+ hours
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Public Transportation Tours
4 hours
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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  • Daniel P
    1 contribution
    excellent tour - fantastic guide, luxurious transportation, no stress at all. Perfect for a day in Tokyo
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Lisa A
    4 contributions
    My daughter and I visited Kyoto for the first time and Kazuo was our tour guide. From the very beginning, Kazuo was organized and professional. He created an itinerary that took into account our favourite interests, including taking us to the Fishimi Inari Shrine, the Bamboo forest and Kinkakuji Temple. It was very humid during our trip and my daughter was recovering from an infection, so Kazuo allowed us to go at our own pace. The highlight for us was spending time in the Gion district walking on the cobblestone paths and purveying the quaint shops. I later learned that Kazuo actually went to Gion the day before in order to prepare himself for our tour the next day. Throughout our tour, Kazuo gave us fascinating details and history about the places we visited. Kazuo even contacted a matcha company I was wanting to visit and made arrangements with them to ship my order to my hotel since they are not open to the public. Kazuo is an outstanding guide! We loved Kyoto very much and would like to return again to have Kazuo show us more of Kyoto's amazing landmarks. Thank you, Kazuo
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • Jason W
    Denver, United States3 contributions
    This was the be perfect tour. History, followed by an amazing lunch and then an afternoon with the snow monkeys. All three of our kids were happy, which is a rare feat. A truly magical day in nagano.
    Written March 30, 2022
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  • William B
    Issaquah, WA1 contribution
    We chose this experience so we could fit a number of sights into a single day as we could since we were only spending 3 full days in Kyoto. This allowed us to focus on seeing the things we wanted to rather than transportation between each sight.

    Marine-san worked with us over email to come up with an itinerary that was efficient and included the majority of the sights that we wanted to see.

    On the day Shenji-san sent us a message so we had his contact details and arrived promptly at our hotel. He drove us to each location, took photos of us (so we could all be in them!), and gave us additional facts about each location. He was a fantastic host for the day and we'd highly recommend this experience.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • GForce
    1 contribution
    Kevin was awesome. Professional, knowledgeable, and gave us the perfect experience. Easily would’ve taken us 3 days to visit the sites on our own... and we certainly would not have had the context provided from the tour. With COVID a continuing concern, having a vehicle to transport us around instead of hopping on and off a dozen+ trains and busses, was a comforting benefit. Will use this service again when other family comes out to visit Japan in the future.
    Written April 2, 2021
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  • AZKevin
    2 contributions
    Hassan was GREAT!!! We went everywhere I wanted to go and then he even took me to a few places that he thought I would be interested in....He knew the closest spots to drop me off and then waited for me. Very very very glad I booked this 1 day tour...I do day tours most everywhere I go and he is definitely one of the BEST!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
    Written July 21, 2019
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  • Xavier
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    We had an amazing experience with Yuko in our tour. My partner and Had a full day trip in Hiroshima. Departed from Kyoto Station at 7:20am and arrived at 9am. There we met with Yuko, and she took us first to Miyajima. We saw the Tori (under repair), the shrine and walked around. Then we had lunch and in the afternoon walked around the Peace Park and went to the Hiroshima Museum. We left at 5pm and arrived at 7pm in Kyoto.

    Yuko was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We were able to learn a ton about not only Hiroshima, but also japanese culture and people. Highly recommend taking a guided tour, otherwise you’ll miss a bunch of context.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Liza M
    3 contributions
    We had a great experience on this trip. The coordination with the tour company was easy and excellent. Our driver (Haider)arrived on time and help us plan out our day and route.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Dloh1213
    Seattle, Washington, USA4 contributions
    This was our second trip touring with our wonderful guide Khizer. We had arrived in to Tokyo amidst all the shutdowns surrounding CoronaVirus fears. Khizer knew what was open and sent me a list of what we could choose from for our day. We chose the Toshugu Shrine complex in Nikko and the Edo Wonderland experience for the day. Both were amazing and having Khizer there with us made it that more enjoyable. He is so kind and accommodating and even offered to help us with information beyond our last day with him. It could have been a very stressful time but he made it a memorable experience that begs for your return to experience more. Hope to see you again soon Khizer!
    Written March 12, 2020
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  • DrS3LA
    Canada118 contributions
    I have been to Tokyo a few times so I didn't want to go to the usual attractions. I asked for a walking tour and Tatsu didn't disappoint. He picked me up at my hotel in Shibuya to explore Asakusa. We visited the temple, tried a few snacks, and had a tempura lunch. Along the way, we had wonderful conversations and he provided me with interesting insights about each attraction. Highly recommend!
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • Elisa G
    Yokosuka, Japan5 contributions
    Javier was the BEST guide. He catered the tour specifically to our pace and desired experience (no easy task with two smaller kids and two older adults). We taken care of every step of the way from a pickup at our hotel to guidance buying train tickets and ordering at restaurants—even setting us up with a taxi home (since we didn’t want to take the train again). Javier checked in with us throughout the way to make sure we continued to enjoy the tour, and warned us about the more challenging parts (e.g. 15 minute uphill walk ahead). Would absolutely do it again!
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Eloisa P
    3 contributions
    Had a great time; the guide was entertainment and friendly. We’re lucky to get a good glimpse of Mt Fuji. The only downside is that in the notice of departure and assembly of place, there was no time indicated. It was frustrating to find out in the internet.
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • Nickney
    Toledo, OH8 contributions
    My son and I had this Kyoto Early Bird Tour with Guide Michiko-san in early July. Michiko was very knowledgeable on each site we went to. She was well prepared on materials, and also had cold drink for us. Due to Covid restriction in Japan, we were very lucky to visit each site without running into large crowd. We took lots of pictures without fighting other people. While touring each site, we get to know each other a little more, and we had 3 surprises. 1. She studied English in Ohio - where we live. 2. She originally came from Gunma prefecture - where I grew up and my hometown. 3. She went to same High School I went to. What a coincidence! We totally enjoyed our tour and we were very impressed with Michiko-san! Thank you for wonderful tour.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Ginger U
    1 contribution
    Solo Traveler - Great experience. Got to see 4 beautiful locations. Guides were extremely helpful and made sure I could navigate the area and answered all my questions. There's a lot of walking, often on uneven terrain. Everything operated timely and predictably. Pick up location was just 2 blocks from my hotel (Hilton).
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • arvintalabucon
    1 contribution
    Azr is probably the best driver as he knows the “road less travelled”. He would veer you off “tourist traps” and suggest better places to go see, take photos, eat, and shop! If you are going to Mt Fuji - Hakone - Gotemba, booking a chartered tour is the way to go if you want convenience and does not mind paying more for transportation :)
    Written November 18, 2019
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