Explore Japan and Save with Intrepid Travel

Experience the culture and history of Japan with Intrepid Travel and enjoy 10% OFF all Japan small group adventures! 

Book by Jun 25, 2022

A land of etiquette, innovation, and exceptional eats, Japan excels in the details.

Ancient, adaptive, and advanced, with a culture influenced by both ancient philosophy and modern enterprise, Japan offers a heightened version of the familiar (vending machines that serve cold beer, robot-staffed hotels) and a singular culture that captivates travellers. Learn from soba noodle masters in Tokyo, hike through the foothills of Mt. Fuji, meditate with Buddhist monks in Koya San and sing karaoke ‘til the wee hours in Osaka. In Japan, pretty much everything – from a slice of succulent sashimi to a soak in a steaming onsen – is done with style and originality.  



Now is the time to start planning your Intrepid Travel adventure to Japan. Book by June 25, 2022, and receive 10% Savings! 


Why travel with Intrepid: 

Intrepid groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you’re traveling, but the average group size is about 10. You'll find that’s a great number to let you connect with the people you meet without feeling like you’re just a face in a crowd.


A trip to suit every Intrepid traveler.

Every Intrepid small group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. Over the years, they’ve developed several trip styles and a wider range of themes to cater to a diverse range of travelers. Take a look below to find out what your ideal Intrepid adventure might look like.

Premium: higher-end adventures, done right. With handpicked accommodation, and exceptional included experiences, led by our most knowledgeable leaders, Premium trips are the sustainable choice for higher-end, locally-led adventures.


Comfort: A little more ... comfortable. More inclusions, more comfortable accommodation, and a more relaxed pace.

Original: The classic Intrepid experience. A mix of included activities and free time, meals and food freedom, standard and unique accommodation. 


Basix: these trips keep things simple to give you amazing experiences at a great price. Intrepid Tours uses simple, clean and centrally located accommodation and includes plenty of free time so you can do the things that suit your budget and interests.


Recommended Tours to Japan 

Be sure to ask an advisor for other exciting active tours

Premium Japan12 days

Tokyo to Kyoto | Style: Premium | Theme: Explorer | Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
CAD $8,075 Per Person Incl taxes
Exclusive Bonus: Enjoy 10% Savings of $870.50 per person when you book by June 25, 2022

Experience Japan’s perfect harmony of ancient tradition and modern way of life on a 12-day Premium adventure through the cultural heart of the country. Tokyo’s soaring skyscrapers give way to Hakone’s mountainous hot springs, while Takayama delights with its Edo-era beauty and Shirakawa-go immerses you in charming countryside life. Discover the intriguing cultural diversity of Kyoto and a passion for peace in Hiroshima. Travel with a local leader who will share the rich variety of their country as you visit temples, castles, shrines and holy mountains while mixing with locals and experiencing the real Japan.

Accommodations: Hotel (10 nt), Hakone Feature Stay (1 nt)

Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak12 days

Tokyo to Osaka | Style: Original | Theme: Active Adventures | Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
CAD $6,285 Per Person Incl taxes
Exclusive Bonus: Enjoy 10% Savings of $628.50 per person when you book by June 25, 2022

Embark on an insightful cultural (and physical) workout with a 12-day active adventure across Japan’s ancient history, religious sites and natural wonder. Beginning in Tokyo, leave the crowds behind for a hike through post towns dotted along the Nakasendo Way, then continue to the Seto Inland Sea for a biking and kayaking adventure along the Shimanami Kaido. Stop by historic Kyoto before tackling the mother of all pilgrimages along sections of the historic Kumano Kodo. With the opportunity to explore diverse neighbourhoods and experience real hospitality along your way, discover the secrets, past and present, of an enchanting Japan.

Accommodations: Hotel/Ryokan (11 nights)

Japan Real Food Adventures12 days

Tokyo to Kyoto | Style: Original | Theme: Food | Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
CAD $6,780 Per Person Incl taxes
Exclusive Bonus: Enjoy 10% Savings of $678 per person when you book by June 25, 2022

Ignite your tastebuds on a culinary journey through Japan’s most delicious hotspots. To the glittering skyscrapers of Tokyo and the lush alps of Takayama, slurp on soba and sample some sake as you work your way through the contrasting flavours of the land of the rising sun. This 12-day epicurean adventure takes you from the traditional monastic cuisine of Koya-san to the tantalising takoyaki stalls that line Osaka’s vibrant streets. Master the art of sushi making in an intimate cooking class, savour the flavour of sizzling yakitori in Tokyo's hidden backstreet izakaya, spot geisha with your local leader in Kyoto’s Gion district and eat all of the freshest seafood and sumo-sized feasts you can handle. From temples to tempura, shrines to sashimi – embark on a tour that has all the best Japanese ingredients.

Accommodations: Hotel (8 nights), Ryokan (2 nights), Monastery (1 night)

Southern Japan Experience12 days

Roundtrip Osaka | Style: Original | Theme: Explorer | Meals: 1 Dinner
CAD $5,215 Per Person Incl taxes
Exclusive Bonus: Enjoy 10% Savings of $521.50 per person when you book by June 25, 2022

One of Japan’s greatest attractions is its ability to offer up both the modern and traditional versions of itself. Alongside future-focused cities like Osaka and Nagasaki, there are places that have kept to its traditions for hundreds of years, often to stunning effect. Set off on a journey of discovery into the Japan that lies south-west of Osaka, a ‘lost Japan’. Travel to Takamatsu and Naoshima Islands and be amazed at the contrast between the traditional beauty of the Ritsurin garden and the local avant-garde art exhibits.

Accommodations: Hotel (11 nights)

Why travel with Intrepid: We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

Terms & Conditions

Fares are per person, tour only and include taxes and fees. Fares are quoted in the currency indicated and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Itineraries are subject to change. 1. Enjoy 10% OFF Japan Intrepid Travel small group adventures trips booked between 10 June 2022 00:00 EDT / 09 June 2022 09:00 pm PDT and 25 June 2022 09:00 pm EDT / 25 June 2022 06:00 pm PDT, not combinable with any other offer. 2. 10% OFF applies to the following Intrepid small group adventures: CJST, CJRB, CJYO, CJKJ, CJPJ, CJZF, CJXH, CJSH, CJSO, CJSTC, CJXC, CJFP. Applicable to Intrepid small group adventure departing between 10 June 2022 and 15 December 2022 excluding: Trips operated by Wildland Trekking, Urban Adventures, Polar, Short Break Adventures, Asia Passes, Tailor Made, Adventure Cruising operated by Variety and tours operated by external 3rd party suppliers. 3. This sale is valid for residents Canada and USA only. 4. Discount only applies to the land portion of the trip and cannot be applied to single supplement, transfers or any additional services. 5. If the trip on which the discount was applied is cancelled by Intrepid Travel, the customer will not be eligible for any additional credit beyond monies paid. 6. There will be no extensions to the travel, booking or payment periods listed above. 7. The trip is subject to availability and confirmation by Intrepid Travel at time of booking. 8. Credit Holders can use any valid discounts or promotions that are available at the time of re-booking in their region, except where we are honouring their original price. Full Terms & Conditions about credit holding: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/trip-suspensions 9. Our standard booking conditions continue to apply, and are accessible at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-intrepid/booking-conditions 10. Except as set out expressly above, Intrepid Travel’s Booking Conditions apply. 11. Intrepid Travel’s vaccination policy applies.


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