Question

Who's been to Japan/Tokyo? How much are the usual package tours? Is a week enough? :)

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City: Tokyo

Prefecture: Tokyo

Country: Japan

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Hi,
Not sure where you are from and the local market. For free and easy 1 week Japan tour that includes both Osaka and Tokyo, probably you need at least USD2000.00 include hotel, and transport. For first timer, if you just want to take a glimpse of Japan, try to fly in from Osaka, spend few days at Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto before you go to Tokyo using bullet train. Then fly out from there.
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I would not waste the money getting a package tour. Instead I would do the following:
1. Find out how and where to buy a Japan Rail Pass before you come to Japan
2. ask on forums the best places to go in Japan
3. Travel around Japan by rail, stay in capsule hotels, business hotels for $40-70/night, go low-end as they are small, but modern, well-located near stations, entertainment areas. Inquire about these wherever you decide to stop, i.e. go to Tourist Info Centre at any shinkansen station. They will give you a list of cheap hotels nearby.
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I have lived here for fifteen years and own and run a hospitality company.

There is still a lot left for me to do and see here.

Your question needs to be more specific in terms of what you are interested in doing and seeing and what you budget is for your stay.

The answer about staying away from a package tour is valid. You can get a lot more for your money planning your own trip with local help. Most sites and both local english magazines and travel magazines will try to steer you to who advertises with them.

Given that information I can give you more specifics.

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