Best of Japan: 8-Day Tour Including International Flights
Discover Japan with a eight-day tour including return international flights. Travel from Tokyo to Osaka and sample freshly brewed beer at the Asahi brewery, try authentic Japanese green tea, take a scenic cable car ride, see the breathtaking Mt Fuji and more. Includes seven nights of deluxe hotel accommodation, select meals, all domestic and international transfers, airport transfers, transportation in an air-conditioned private coach and experienced English-speaking guides.
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Experience the irresistible eclectic culture and beauty of Japan on a eight-day tour with return international flights, seven nights of deluxe accommodation, select meals and much more.
What You’ll Love...
The Sights - Bustling cities, natural wonders and the iconic Mount Fuji
Your tour begins in Tokyo where you’ll enjoy a city tour taking in Tokyo Tower – an iconic structure that first opened in 1958 and stands at 333m high. Stop by the Imperial Palace before visiting the beautiful Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo Bay, Asakusa Kannon Temple – the oldest temple in Japan and shop for Japanese food and souvenirs at the famous Nakamise shopping street.
Head to Hakone to visit the Owakudani volcano and witness its sulphurous fumes, hot springs, hot rivers and on a clear day the best view of the iconic Mount Fuji.
Visit the Fujisan World Heritage Centre located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Here you’ll learn the history of eruption, nature and culture of Mount Fuji and view the mountain from a special viewing platform.
The Experiences – Brewery tour, Japanese tea tasting and scenic cable car ride
Travel to Asahi Breweries in Kanagawa where you can watch the entire brewing process and sample the freshly brewed beer in an open-area tasting room.
Hop aboard a scenic cable car ride along the Hakone Ropeway and visit the Hakone Peace Park.
Visit Kakegawa city where you’ll taste authentic Japanese green tea.
Your Package Includes:
- Return international round-trip economy airfares departing Melbourne or Sydney (see 'Fine Print' for more information)
- Seven nights’ accommodation including one night at Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport, one night at Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro, one night at Motosu View Hotel, one night at Toyohashi Loisir Hotel, two nights at Osaka Miyako Hotel and one night at Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport
- Select meals including 7 breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners
- All domestic and international transfers
- Round trip transfers to and from the airport
- Private coach transportation with air conditioning
- Experienced English-speaking guides
The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.
Valid for 2019 arrivals on:
5, 12, 19, 26 March 2019
2, 9, 16 April 2019
14, 21, 28 May 2019
4, 11 June 2019
16 July 2019
27 August 2019
10, 24 September 2019
15, 29 October 2019
12, 26 November 2019
Please note, dates listed are arrival dates in Japan and some flights may depart the day before.
The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged two years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.
Please note: Children may go on the tour paying the adult price, however there is a maximum of two people per room. In the case of two adults and one child travelling, a single supplement would be payable with one adult and one child in one room and one adult in the other room. Interconnecting rooms are note available.
Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone you must pay a single traveller surcharge of AU$800.
Flights: Included flights will be with China Southern Airlines or similar, departing from Melbourne or Sydney with a guaranteed travel time of 16 hours maximum. Departures from Brisbane and Perth are available for a surcharge of AU$350. Once the airline ticket is issued the tour is fully non-refundable. A return date change fee of AU$200 per person applies for any changes. Return date changes are based on flight availability. Early arrival is not available.
Minimum group size is 10, maximum group size is 40.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people. Triple share rooms are not available.
Optional excursion: Kyoto – City tour, 8,000 YEN per person.
The itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather and traffic conditions, and other unforeseen occurrences.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Rooms are subject to availability. If the desired hotel is not available, an alternate, comparable hotel will be booked at no additional cost.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
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Day 1 – Narita/Haneda Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour manager in the airport and transferred to the hotel by shuttle bus.
Day 2 – Tokyo
After breakfast, you will visit the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. The tour will include a visit to the outside of the Tokyo Tower. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. Then you will stop at the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle, which was constructed in 1457. You will also visit the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, located at Tokyo Bay. You will then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century and the oldest temple in Japan. The tour will conclude with a trip to the famous Nakamise shopping street, where you can find traditional Japanese food, souvenirs and novelty items.
Day 3 – Hakone
Following breakfast, you will travel to Asahi Breweries in Kanagawa where you can watch the entire brewing process and also enjoy the freshly brewed beer in an open-area tasting room. You will then continue on to Hakone to visit the Owakudani volcano, and witness its sulphurous fumes, hot springs, hot rivers and on a clear day the best view of the iconic Mount Fuji. Here you will get to enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway (cable car) and visit the Hakone Peace Park. Please Note: Your trip to Owakudani will depend on the weather and if the weather does not permit, alternative arrangements will be made.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Day 4 – Five Lakes District to Toyohashi
This morning, you will begin with a trip to the Fujisan World Heritage Centre located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Here, you will learn the history of eruption, nature and culture of Mount Fuji and view the mountain from a special viewing platform. The tour will then proceed on to Oshino Hakkai, a small scenic village with eight ponds in Oshino. Each pond is filled with melted snow from Mount Fuji and are quite deep with interesting fresh water plant life and large fish that make a visit to the ponds almost like visiting an aquarium. You can even drink the cool fresh water straight from the source – if you dare. After lunch, you will continue on to Kakegawa city, where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 5 – Toyohashi – Kyoto – Kiyomizu Temple
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will continue to Kyoto, a romantic city renowned for its traditional and new architecture and cultural life style. The city was the country's capital for thousands years. Once you arrive, 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.
Day 6 – Kyoto
Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore the historic city at your own pace or you can choose to join the optional city tour. During the optional tour, you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion and enjoy a traditional kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery. You will conclude the optional tour with a visit to the Nishiki Market, famous for its unique Japanese cuisine.
Day 7 – Osaka – Nara
Following breakfast, you will proceed to the city of Nara, which was the first capital city of Japan. Your first stop will be the Todaiji Temple, home to the great bronze Buddha, the statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world and the surrounding park is full of thousands of holy deer. You will also visit the beautiful Kasuga Taisha, Nara's most celebrated shrine, that is dedicated to the deity responsible for the city's protection. After lunch, you will continue to Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Constructed in 1583 it served as a symbol of the unification of Japan in the 16th century. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant or Osaka hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8 & 9 – Osaka Departure
Your tour comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Getting to Japan is easy. Your package includes return economy airfares with China Southern Airlines or similar with a maximum travel time of 16 hours. See ‘Fine Print’ for more information.
Return airport transfers are included also included in your package.
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