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Nine Day Japan Tour: Tokyo + Kyoto + Osaka + Flights + Meals
Experience the irresistible blend of eclectic culture in the land of Genki and Kawaii with a spectacular nine-day tour of Japan, as you journey through Narita, Tokyo, Toyohashi, Kyoto and Osaka for only $2,899 per person (twin share) instead of $4,880 with decadent meals and return international flights included
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
Prepare to be swept away by the flourishing beauty of this exotic destination and see Japan in full bloom with several Cherry Blossom Season departure dates available! (See 'Fine Print' tab for all departure dates)
Begin your journey with an included international flight from Melbourne or Sydney (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for other departure cities) to Narita Airport before setting off for the glittering neon streets of Tokyo, then travelling through to the iconic surrounds of Mount Fuji, the historic city of Toyohashi, the temple-speckled town of Kyoto, and the richly cultural city of Osaka where your tour will culminate with an international flight back to Australia
You'll be kicking off this nine-day jaunt of Japan in Narita, where you can opt to hunt for bargains at the Aeon Shopping District, before setting off for the cultural explosion otherwise known as Tokyo - this Asian technological hub boasts a plethora of entertainment and dining options that'll entice all of your senses and dazzle the mind
Witness the dizzying height of the 333-metre tall Tokyo Tower, and also feel like royalty with a visit to the Imperial Palace (otherwise known as Edo Castle), and see the gorgeous Rainbow Bridge of Tokyo Bay
Take a morning trip to the Owakudani Volcano, where you'll have the best view of the iconic Mt Fuji and also enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway (weather conditions permitting)
Immerse yourself in local history with your days in Kyoto, otherwise known as the city of ten thousand shrines - then head to Nara where the Todaiji Temple and the great bronze Buddha lay in wait; also be sure to sprawl out on the surrounding green lawns in order to take a few snaps of the friendly local deer that call the area home
Culminate your epic Japanese adventure with a stop in Osaka, the country's third largest populated city that's home to the spectacular sixteenth century Osaka Castle, stunning temples and incredible nightlife
Return international flights (from Melbourne and Sydney only, please see ‘Fine Print’ for other departure cities and surcharges), plus all return airport transfers during your trip
Delicious meals throughout your journey including eight breakfasts, three lunches and two decadent dinners
Seven nights of plush hotel accommodation – spend one night at the Narita Excel Tokyo Hotel, two nights at the Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro, one night at the Loisir Hotel Toyohashi, two nights at the Apa Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, and one night at the Best Western Joytel Osaka (if a hotel is unavailable at time of travel, accommodation of a similar standard will be provided)
Sightseeing admissions and engaging activities as specified in the itinerary
Comfortable and convenient transportation via air-conditioned private coach and an experienced English-speaking guide to help you uncover the secrets of this exotic land
What We Like
Japanese culture is distinctly its own, championing ancient traditions and ways of life yet still moving steadily towards the future. The old and the new seamlessly blend together for a charming outlook on Asian culture, one that even the most battle-hardened traveller can appreciate
Food. Culture. Nature. Shopping. Entertainment. Japan is pretty much the Prince Charming of the travel world. It ticks all the boxes and looks good on paper, but even better in real life
Considering Japan has a plethora of craggy snowcapped mountains, lush woodlands, tranquil lakes and refreshingly beautiful cherry blossom trees, it's hardly a surprise that this Eastern Asian country is continuously being praised as one of the most beautiful on the planet
You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Valid for selected departure dates from 5 October 2015 to 30 May 2016 (bookings must be made before 31 October 2015)
IMPORTANT: All bookings must be made before 31 October 2015
Departure Dates: 5 October 2015; 19 October 2015; 2 November 2015; 16 November 2015; 7 March 2016; 14 March 2016; 21 March 2016; 28 March 2016; 4 April 2016; 11 April 2016; 18 April 2016; 25 April 2016; 2 May 2016; 9 May 2016; 23 May 2016; 30 May 2016
High Season Surcharge: A surcharge of $200 per person applies for the following departure dates: 19 October 2015; 2 November 2015; 14 March 2016; 21 March 2016; 28 March 2016; 4 April 2016; 11 April 2016; 18 April 2016
Single Traveller Surcharge: A surcharge of $500 per person applies if wishing to have your own room, payable direct to the tour provider upon booking
Tipping: Please note that a tour tipping surcharge of $100 is not included in your package and must be paid to the tour operator when securing your booking
This offer includes an international economy class flight from Melbourne or Sydney to Narita International Airport and an international economy class flight from Kansai International Airport to Melbourne or Sydney. A surcharge of $300 per person applies for departures from Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Flights will be with Cathay Pacific or China Southern Airlines (subject to change)
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable (bookings must be made before 31 October 2015)
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis
Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO VOUCHERS, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply
Tour Group Capacity: Tours operate with a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 40 people
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity throughout the tour is two
Child Policy: Please note that guests must be aged 10 years or older to take part in the tour. Children must purchase a full-price voucher if wishing to take part in the tour, no discounts apply
All accommodation is subject to availability. If a desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided. You will be informed of supplements/reductions
Please note that the standard tour includes seven nights of accommodation , plus one night in transit on the plane.
A service charge of $100 per person applies for changing dates (if available) after securing your booking
Voucher is not refundable once SNA Tours has confirmed your booking. All seats are subject to availability
Tour will be confirmed after voucher has been redeemed with the tour at time of booking
Return date change will incur a surcharge of $150 per person before the air ticket has been issued and is subject to availability
SNA Tours suggests that passengers are covered by travel, medical, health and other types of insurance
Voucher excludes laundry and other items of a personal nature; any upgrade surcharges and trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change; cost for anything not specifically mentioned in voucher inclusions
All excursions are subject to availability and depend on the itinerary
Please note that during Japan's high season, the accommodation in Kyoto may change
Members wishing to enjoy a stopover in Hong Kong, may do so for a surcharge of $200 per person (subject to availability), please enquire for more information when securing your booking
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher. These cannot be obtained in Japan
Nights must be used consecutively
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments or change of date - fees are at the tour provider's discretion/policy
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
All surcharges are payable directly to the tour provider
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes
Package cannot be split
Value has been determined based on the tour provider's published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
All activities and services are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
How to get there
Getting to Japan is easy! Return International flights from Sydney or Melbourne are included in your package plus handy airport transfers! To view other Australian departure cities and corresponding surcharges, click on the ‘Fine Print’ tab.
Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
Day 1-2 Meals: In-flight Meals
Upon arrival at Narita Airport you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to your hotel. You will have the evening to relax or you may choose to take the hotel shuttle bus to the Narita Station or the famous Aeon Shopping District to shop or enjoy dinner.
Day 3 Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Tokyo, Imperial Palace, Asakusa Kannon, Nakamisen
After breakfast you will travel to the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. Your tour will include a visit to the Tokyo Tower. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. After learning about the tower you may choose to enjoy an optional trip up to the observatory which offers a fantastic view of the expansive city and of the iconic Mt Fuji. You will also visit the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle. After lunch you will visit the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, located at Tokyo Bay. You will then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensoji Temple. The structure is a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, and is the oldest temple in all of Japan. Your next stop will be at the famous Nakamisen shopping street where traditional Japanese food, souvenirs and novelty items can be purchased. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the famous shopping district of Ginza.
Day 4 Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 of your tour may be enjoyed at leisure, allowing you to explore the magnificent city at your own pace. We suggest you visit the Shibuya area to see the famed dog statue called Hachikun in front of Shibuya Station. The Harajuku Station and Takeshita Road is a great shopping area and is popular with Japanese teenagers. Meiji Shrine is also a must see, and so too is the Tsukuji Fish Market, which is perfect for sampling fresh seafood and sushi.
Day 5 Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Tokyo, Owakudani, Green Tea Field, Toyohashi
This morning will begin with a trip to the iconic Owakudani volcano, where you will have the best view of the iconic Mt Fuji. Here you will enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway. Your trip to Owakudani will be dependent on weather and if weather does not permit, alternative arrangements will be made. After lunch, you will continue on to the Green Tea Field at Maki No Hara, where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Toyohashi city and check in to your hotel for the evening.
Day 6 Meals: Breakfast
Toyohashi, Kyoto, Kiyomizu Temple
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will continue on to Kyoto, a city renowned for its romance and traditional and new architecture and cultural life. The city was the country’s capital for almost 300 years. On your tour today you will visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple which was first constructed in the 7th century and rebuilt in 1633. On the journey to the temple you will walk through a beautiful shopping district where souvenirs, Kyoto ceramics, Japanese Mochi and snacks can be purchased. You may enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or choose to visit the nearby Hanakomachi.
Day 7 Meals: Breakfast
Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore the city at your own pace or join the optional city tour. During the optional tour you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavillion, Arashiyama Bamboo Forrest and enjoy a traditional kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery. In the evening you will conclude the optional tour with a visit to the Nishiki Market, famous for its unique Japanese cuisine.
Lunch will be provided during the optional tour.
Day 8 Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Kyoto, Nara, Osaka
Following breakfast, you will proceed to the city of Nara, which was the first capital of Japan. Your first stop will be to the Todaiji Temple which is home to the great bronze Buddha. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world and the surrounds are full of over 1,000 holy deer. You will also visit the beautiful Kasuga Taisha shrine. After lunch you will continue on to Osaka Castle and the Dotobori area. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant before you return to your hotel for the evening.
Day 9 Meals: Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Today you will be transferred to Kansai International Airport for your flight home.
My partner Craig and I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for your excellent work as our tour guide in Japan from the 1/4/15 a 10/4/15. We could not have been happier with the experience we had. We both feel it was one of the best holidays that we have been on and cannot stop raving to our family and friends about the beautiful places we were able to see and experience. Both May and yourself were very professional and went above and beyond to keep everyone happy. We will definitely be using SNA tours again as well as recommending the company to others. Thank you again we really appreciate it."SNA Tours Testimonials
Thanks for a great trip. You made it fabulous & could not have done more. Thanks again & hoping all goes well for you"SNA Tours Testimonials