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the 'Tokyo dreams'

Adventure

Fasten your freaking seatbelt
And prepare for the ride of your life!!

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Who says that time-travel doesn't exist?! Get ready to be catapulted into the future and transported back in history! Japan is like a whirlwind of vibrant energy and electrifying fun. It's a country that dances to the beat of its own drum, and boy, does it know how to throw a party!

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If there’s ever a destination that’s completely out of this world and resembles another planet beyond the Universe we know, it’s the electric, futuristic country of Japan. Bursting with eclectic style, technology that you need to see to believe, surreal sensory-loaded entertainment and neon alleyways peppered with delicious drool-worthy tucked-away Japanese restaurants.

Landing in Tokyo is like stepping into the detailed colourful pages of a Manga comic book - You will want to flick through every single page!

Japan offers many unique experiences that are unmatched, and on this trip, we will diving head-first into some of the quirkiest experiences on the planet! Buckle up and prepare for a lively and jaw-dropping city break like none other, paired with the serene calmness that only the historical towns of traditional Japan have to offer.

Inner Child Unlocked

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the girls trip of a lifetime

You know what? Taking that first step into the unknown can be a bit nerve-wracking. You might have spent years daydreaming about it, maybe hesitated to ask your friends to join in, or felt a bit lost when it comes to planning. Let me tell you this...You're NOT alone!

Our Japan Girls Trip is tailor-made for travelers just like you – the high-vibe souls who are eager to explore the world, meet their travel besties, and dive into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure without the hassle.

Japan, with its incredible blend of tradition and innovation, welcomes you with open arms. You'll meet fellow wanderlusters who share your passion for discovery, and together, you'll create memories that will last a lifetime. 

This trip isn't just a holiday; it's an opportunity to travel like you've never travelled before. It's a chance to immerse yourself in a unique, bespoke adventure designed to take you out of your comfort zone and into the heart of Japan's vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes.

So, whether you've been dreaming of this moment for years or you're ready to take the plunge into the world of travel, our Tokyo Dreams Adventure is here to make it all happen. Get ready to pack your bags, let go of the stress, and dive headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime! 

let's do this together

23rd to 29th September 2024

Save The Date

Our trips are first-come, first-served - and following our previous adventures, I know that you won’t want to miss out on this one!

tokyo

Tokyo is the electric heart of Japan, fuelled by Animé, technology, robots and sizzling street food. This city is where your inner child has permission to roam wild amongst the infamous seven-storey Sega arcade in Akihabara or the cartoon-style fashion hub of Harajuku. Here your days will be filled with themed cafes, arcade-hopping, unique out-of-this-world experiences and by night you’ll hit the after-dark nightlife of the city; from karaoke bars to late night sushi hubs.

Kyoto

From the bright lights of Tokyo, just a bullet train away you will find the idyllic historical town of Kyoto which feels like stepping back into time to a scenes of a Japanese fairytale. You will stroll down cobbled streets amongst beautifully sculpted shrines, pop into tea houses and kimono shops and enjoy the tranquil and lush greenery that this storybook corner of Japan has to offer.

solo Travel with a twist...

It’s the perfect fusion of freedom to explore your way paired with the guided bliss of an itinerary that’s jam-packed with fun and unforgettable moments alongside a group of other Travel Addicts just like you to explore with!

 

You will embody a mixture of being a ‘Tokyo Tourist’ when visiting the hotspots, as well as exploring like a local by using the Tokyo Metro (donned the best and efficient in the world!) and the world-famous bullet train that travels at 200mph across the country.

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Room Allocations

Double Occupancy

Your trip price is based on a Double Occupancy room so they are perfect for meeting your new travel besties or bringing along a friend (using our Bring-A-Bestie discount).

Private Rooms

If you would like to have the ultimate luxurious experience and upgrade to a Private Room for the duration of the trip, there will be an additional supplement fee as a one-off payment.

All of our rooms are limited availability so if you have a preference, you’ll need to lock in your choice with your deposit and complete the registration as soon as you’re signed up!

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This is a travel addicts trip with a twist

We will be experiencing this unique and multi-sensory country like locals! This means that we will be hopping on and off the Shinkansen that will make you feel like you're in a time machine hurtling into the future. We'll also be using Tokyo's subway system is like a meticulously choreographed dance, and Kyoto's buses are designed for exploring ancient wonders. Transport in Japan is efficient, fast, and mind-blowingly advanced and serves as one of the biggest parts of this adventure!

Bring your walking shoes, travel light and get ready to explore the hidden street-food-filled alleyways of Japan!

What’s included

Four nights in 4* accommodation in Tokyo 

Two nights in 4* accommodation in Kyoto

Return airport transfers

Daily delicious breakfast 

Welcome Dinner at Japanese Yakiniku Grill 

Access to Shibuya Sky Viewpoint

Shinkansen Bullet Train return trip to Kyoto

Traditional Tea Ceremony 

Explore the Fairytale of Kyoto Half Day Tour 

Entrance tickets to TeamLab Planets Exhibition

Private Karaoke Room including drinks

Farewell dinner - Orange Party Theme

Complimentary internet access in the hotels

Facebook group to connect with other travel addicts on this trip and meet your roomie

A bespoke Travel Addicts gift bag on arrival

An online “virtual meet-up” and live Q&A party one month before the trip

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£2295

The Tokyo Dreams Adventure

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Day 1 - Touchdown in Tokyo

Arrival into Tokyo and transfer to hotel

Group Welcome Dinner at a Yakiniku grill restaurant

Day 2 - A Taste of Tokyo

Tokyo food tour - Tsukiji fish Market

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Sky viewpoint

Day 3 - Kimonos in Kyoto

Shinkansen Bullet Train Travel to Kyoto 

Traditional Tea Ceremony

Free time to explore Kyoto

Day 4 - A Kyoto Fairytale

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Kinkaku-Ji Temple

Nishiki Food Market

Day 5 - Return to Tokyo

Shinkansen Bullet Train to Tokyo
Hotel Check-in

*Optional Maid or Themed Cafe experience

Day 6 - time travel

Team Lab Planets

Akihabara gaming district

Farewell Group Dinner

Private Karaoke Party

Day 7

Goodbye Hugs and Farewell Breakfast

Airport Transfers

MEGA BONUS

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Full Japan Experience 
£2695

Includes 4-Day Trip Extension
"The Animé Chapter"

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Wanna 'level up' your tokyo game? 

If a week in Japan is not quite enough for the inner-gamer in you, The Animé Chapter is a four-day extension to boost your trip to new heights!

 

This additional and electrifying Tokyo adventure takes you through vibrant arcades, then catapults you into real-life Mario Kart racing through the city streets, followed by a cosplay themed photoshoot in Harajuku (Bring your best outfit!) You'll get to release your inner child in Hello Kitty Land and experience one of Japan's wildest dinner shows where neon, robots, and lasers create an out-of-this-world feast for the eyes. Dive head-first into Studio Ghibli Museum which is like stepping into a whimsical storybook cottage with unique architecture and enchanting exhibits that bring the beloved Ghibli films to life!

 

This part of the trip is a whirlwind of gaming nostalgia, character exploration, kawaii charm, and sensory overload – a Tokyo adventure that'll leave you exhilarated and grinning from ear to ear!

What's included in the trip Extension? 

Two nights in 4* accommodation in Tokyo 

One night in a unique library capsule hotel in Tokyo

Daily breakfast

Sanrio Puroland Day Trip (Hello Kitty theme park)

Robot or Samurai Restaurant - Live Action Dinner Show

Cosplay Day-Out in Harajuku with a dedicated photographer

Studio Ghibli Museum 

*Optional extra - Mario Kart themed Go-Karting through central Tokyo (International driving license required) 

 

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Day 7 - Cosplay day

Dress up in your best Animé Cosplay and explore Harajuku

Guided Photography tour

*Optional Night Street Car Racing through Tokyo

Day 8 - inner child in the wild

Day Trip to Sanrio Puroland - The Hello Kitty Theme Park

Sega Arcade (7 storeys of gaming)

Day 9 - cartoon immersion

Studio Ghibli Animé Museum

Live Action Dinner Show at Robot Restaurant or Samurai Restaurant

Late night street food walk

Day 10 - back to reality 😉 

Goodbye Hugs and Farewell Breakfast

Airport Transfers

The Animé chapter

confirm your spot today

The Tokyo dreams

payment plan

Pay your deposit today followed by 3x monthly payments

(See payment plan options below)

The full japan experience

payment plan

Pay your deposit today followed by 3x monthly payments

(See payment plan options below)

Tokyo Dreams Adventure - 7 days

Pay in full
double occupancy

grab an instant discount 

Pay in full and automatically save £300 

the full japan experience - 10 days

Pay in full
double occupancy

Extend your adventure

Pay in full and automatically save £300 

Tokyo Dreams Adventure - 7 days

Pay in full
private room

upgrade your experience

Pay in full and automatically save £400 

the full japan experience - 10 days

Pay in full
private room

upgrade & extend your adventure

Pay in full and automatically save £300 

*Extended payment plans available, email us for details

Our deposits, payment plans and pay-in-full options are non-refundable payments and confirm your spot on this trip

By making this payment, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

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exclusions

What’s NOT included

Return flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) or Narita International Airport (NRT)

Travel insurance

PCR testing or any Covid related expenses

Public transport and ground transportation not mentioned

Any activities not mentioned

Visas or government documentation

Medicine and vaccinations

Any tips that you would like to offer to drivers and service providers

Optional extras including activities recommended by your host

Personal expenses

Meals and snacks other than those mentioned

Alcohol other than drinks mentioned

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wanna find out what it's really like to travel with us?

Ok, I know what you're thinking!

"I don't know how I feel about travelling with a bunch of strangers!" 

...And you wouldn't be the first to have that question

so let's see if this is for you...

This all started as a result of social media connections.

Real people with high vibes and BIG bucket lists who drooled over Pinterest boards of faraway destinations and were itching to meet other travel-inspired wanderlusters!

Sharing my travels online would lead to comments like "Take me with you!" and "Can I be your new travel buddy?" So eventually (after a few years of dreaming), I took their word for it!

 

Last year I finally opened up the vault to my travel-planning secrets and whisked a bunch of Travel Addicts on my debut group adventure. (And the demand got even higher!)

But don't take it from me. Hear first-hand from my trip guests and find out more about how travelling with a group of new travel besties could be your best adventure yet! 

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Travel Addicts Founder

Sherilyn Carter

FAQ's 

A different way of travelling

Our Tokyo Dreams Adventure is unique to our other Travel Addicts hosted trips. You will be utilising public transport, trains, buses (and be doing plenty of walking) around the city streets of Kyoto and Tokyo. This destination, like many others around the world, is best explored on foot and using the same systems that the locals use to get around. While your host will be with you every step of the way, you will have plenty of freedom to explore at your own pace and door-to-door transfers (other than those listed in the inclusions) will not be used as primary transport for this trip. Prepare to immerse yourself into a whole new Japanese adventure and explore exactly like I do on my own adventures!

Can I bring a friend?

Yes absolutely! The more the merrier. If you have a travel buddy that you would like to experience this with, be sure to include their name on your registration form once you’ve signed up. This will ensure that you are paired together for your room share. In order to grab the Bring A Friend Discount, contact sherilyn@thetraveladdicts.co.uk and provide the names of both parties and you will be sent the discount code to book.

Do I have to share a room?

If you would prefer to upgrade to a private suite, you’ll need to be quick as we only have two private rooms available. Where possible we will do our best to supply twin rooms, however this is not always possible for every accommodation style. Our Private Rooms are purely first come, first served and the upgrade cost will need to be made in order to secure your private room. If you decide to select this option later, the room upgrade for the duration of the Tokyo Dreams trip will be £795. The upgrade cost for the Full Japan Experience will be £995. 

How do I make payments?

You can either Pay In Full (discounted rate) via the payment link when you register, or you can pay the initial deposit followed by five instalments:

Double Occupancy

- Payment plan for Double Occupancy Room (Tokyo Dreams) - £295 Deposit, plus three recurring monthly instalments of £770

- Payment plan for Double Occupancy Room (Full Japan Experience) - £295 Deposit, plus three recurring monthly instalments of £900

Bring A Bestie

- Payment plan with Bring A Bestie Discount Applied (Tokyo Dreams) - £295 Deposit plus three recurring monthly instalments of £660

- Payment plan with Bring A Bestie Discount Applied (Full Japan Experience) - £295 Deposit plus three recurring monthly instalments of £830

Private Room

- Payment plan for Private Room (Tokyo Dreams) - £295 Deposit plus three recurring monthly instalments of £1040

- Payment plan for Private Room (Full Japan Experience) - £295 Deposit plus three recurring monthly instalments of £1200

The "Bring A Bestie" Discount Code
Bring a friend on this trip and not only will you get to be roomies, you will also make some mega savings! Email sherilyn@thetraveladdicts.co.uk and share details of your bestie who will be joining you, and you'll both get access to the "Bring A Bestie" code!

Bring Bestie Pay in Full (Tokyo): £2095
Bring A Bestie Pay in Full (Full Japan): £2595

*Limited availability - Terms and conditions apply

Payments and currency

All of Travel Addicts UK payments are in GBP (Pounds Sterling) and if you are paying in a foreign currency, your payment will reflect the international exchange rate at the time of purchase

When is the final balance due?

The final balance is by the 28th July 2024

What date do I need to arrive into Japan?

You will need to fly into either Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) or Narita International Airport (NRT) on the 23rd September and depart on the 29th September (or 2nd October if joining the Animé Chapter extension) to be eligible for the airport transfers. Please arrive before 5pm on arrival day, and depart after 5pm on departure day if possible. Haneda is the recommended airport.

Does this include international flights? What if I would like flights to be arranged?

The cost of this trip does NOT include your flights, so be sure to factor that into your trip cost. You can either book using a website such as Skyscanner, or we can direct you to a registered travel agent who will be more than happy to help and alleviate any stress when it comes to booking flights. will need to fly into either Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) or Narita International Airport (NRT) and we will arrange for transport to collect you. Haneda is the recommended airport.

Do I need a visa?

Depending on where you will be traveling from, there are likely to be visa requirements so please be sure to check this beforehand. To look at up to date UK GOV requirements please check here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan

Can children come?

All guests will need to be over 18 to join one of our trips.

Who is this trip best suited to?

Any age is welcome! However, based on the activities in the trip and previous Travel Addicts groups we would probably recommend between 25 to 45. 

Is this group trip accessible for those with physical disabilities?

If you have a disability or condition that you have concerns about, please contact us directly on sherilyn@thetraveladdicts.co.uk so that we can see if the trip would be suitable for you personally. Some areas that we will be visiting have a lot of inclines and uneven landscapes so it may be challenging, however, based on your personal situation, we would love to see how we can make this work for you.

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