Japan

The Best of Japan: An Eight-Day Tour with International Flights Included

Experience the best of Japan with this 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, see the breathtaking Mt Fuji and more. Make the most of your trip and choose an extended 14-day tour where you can explore historic towns in Osaka, visit the country’s most beautiful gardens in Okayama and learn about Japan’s history with a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Includes return international flights, nightly accommodation, daily breakfast and 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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8 Days
EXPERIENCE JAPAN
Earn 2,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin-share – you must purchase two packages or refer to Single Traveller option listed in ‘Fine Print’)
  • Nightly accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches and two dinners
  • International return airfares from Sydney or Melbourne (Brisbane and Perth available for a surcharge - see 'Fine Print' for details)
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14 Days
EXPERIENCE JAPAN EXTENSION
Earn 3,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person ( twin-share – you must purchase two packages or refer to Single Traveller option listed in ‘Fine Print’)
  • Nightly accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, five lunches and four dinners
  • International return airfares from Sydney or Melbourne (Brisbane and Perth available for a surcharge - see 'Fine Print' for details)

Experience the eclectic culture and beauty of Japan on an eight-day tour with return international flights, nightly accommodation, daily breakfast and select meals, the services of experienced English-speaking guides and much more.

Travel during the famous 'Momijigari Season' and see the leaves change colours, one of the most beautiful times to visit this amazing country, with no seasonal surcharges!

What You’ll Love...

The Sights - Bustling cities, natural wonders and the iconic Mount Fuji

Your journey 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 and Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest temple in Japan. While you’re there, shop for Japanese food and souvenirs at the famous Nakamise shopping street.

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. You’ll also be able to taste authentic Japanese green tea in Kanagawa city.

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. From there, you’ll head to Oshino, a picturesque village home to the Oshino Hakkai, a set of eight ponds filled with crystal-clear water from Mount Fuji.

You’ll also visit Kyoto, a romantic city renowned for its traditional and new architecture and cultural lifestyle. There you will see the famous Kiyomizu Temple and walk through shopping districts where you can buy everything from traditional ceramics to delicious Japanese treats like mochi.

Explore Nara, the first capital city of Japan. There you will visit Todaiji Temple, home to the great bronze Buddha and the stunning Kasuga Taisha, Nara's most celebrated shrine. You will also fall in love with the holy deer who live in this city and wander in its beautiful parks.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nightly accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches and two dinners
  • International return airfares from Sydney or Melbourne (Brisbane and Perth available for a surcharge - see 'Fine Print' for details)
  • A tour of Tokyo featuring Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace, the Rainbow Bridge and more
  • A visit to Asahi Breweries where you can taste freshly brewed beer
  • A trip to Owakudani Volcanic Valley
  • A scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway and visit to the Hakone Peace Park
  • A trip to Fujisan World Heritage Centre located at the foot of Mount Fuji
  • A trip to Kakegawa city where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea
  • A visit to Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple, dating back to the 7th century
  • A trip to Nara featuring Todaiji Temple, home to the great bronze Buddha and iconic holy deer
  • A visit to the famous Osaka Castle
  • Experienced English-speaking guides
  • All domestic transfers
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel on a private airconditioned motorcoach
  • Tips and gratuities

Osaka, Okayama and Hiroshima Extension – Experience even more with a 14-Day Tour

Not ready to say goodbye to Japan? Add six days to your tour so you can see the sights and sounds of Okayama, Osaka and Hiroshima.

While in Osaka, you can taste the most popular variety of Sake: the Kiku-Masamune Sake. After a morning of sake tasting, enjoy a traditional Wagyu beef lunch in Kobe. Stop off in Himeji, a picturesque town featuring the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Himeji Castle.

One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, Okayama Korakuen is an amazing example of the precepts of Japanese garden design, featuring expansive lawns dotted with ponds, teahouses and a small tea plantation. Walk the perfectly manicured gardens and embrace the serenity of this beautiful place.

Learn more about the history of Hiroshima - destroyed by the atomic bomb during WWII – with a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, which serves as a constant reminder of that fatal day in the August of 1945 and represents a message of peace for the whole world.

You’ll also be able to visit Kurashiki in Osaka, a beautiful town that preserves the atmosphere of old Japan with the beautiful historic buildings of the Bikan Quarter.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nightly accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, five lunches and four dinners
  • International return airfares from Sydney or Melbourne (Brisbane and Perth available for a surcharge - see 'Fine Print' for details)
  • A tasting of traditional Kiku-Masamune Sake
  • A visit to Himeji where you will see the UNESCO Heritage Listed Himeji Castle
  • A visit to Okayama Korakuen, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan
  • A boat trip to Miyajima Island where you will see the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Itsukushima Shrine
  • A visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • A trip to MSDF Kure Museum where you will learn about the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force
  • A trip to the town of Kurashiki, home the historic buildings of the Bikan Quarter
  • Experienced English-speaking guides
  • All domestic transfers
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel on a private airconditioned motorcoach
  • Tips and gratuities

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 the following departure dates:

28 May

4, 11 June

16 July

27 August

10, 24 September

15, 29 October

12, 26 November

14-Day extension tour valid for the following departure dates:

27 August

10, 24 September

15 October

12 November

Note: These dates are for Day 1 of the itinerary and does not include the departure date of your flight from Australia.

Reservation forms must be completed within 30 days of the booking being made. All travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveller’s passport and passport copies. Otherwise, tour operators may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.

Flights: Depart Sydney or Melbourne with China Southern, Cathay Pacific, China Air (subject to availability). Flights departing Brisbane or Perth will incur a surcharge of AUD$350 per person. Includes 23kg checked baggage and 7kg carryon. Once the airline ticket is issued the promotional tour is fully non-refundable. An early arrival is not available for this tour. A return date change fee of $200 per person would apply for any changes to the return date. Return date changes are based on flight availability

The package is valid for ONE PERSON (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge:

For a eight-day tour, single travellers must pay a surcharge of AUD$800, payable directly to the tour operator.

For a 14-day tour, single travellers must pay a surcharge of AUD$1,200, payable directly to the tour operator.

Maximum tour group size is 40 people.

No child discount, minimum age for travellers is two years of age.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request. No triple share rooms are available.

Rooms are subject to availability. If the desired hotel is not available, you will be booked into an alternate, comparable hotel at no additional cost.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults.

Accommodation

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels

Hotel Mystays Premier Narita, Tokyo

Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro, Tokyo

Motosu View Hotel, Hakone

Toyohashi Loisir Hotel, Toyohashi

Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel, Osaka

Stargate Hotel Kansai, Osaka

Extended tour

Okayama International Hotel, Okayama

Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel, Hiroshima

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date, at no additional cost.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour operator.

Additional expenses are not included.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

All services are subject to availability.

Not Included:

Japanese visa fees (A tourist visa for Japan is not required if traveling on an Australian Passport).

Single supplement upgrades

Add-on excursions, optional tours and evening entertainment

Laundry

Telecom or Wi-Fi expenses

Travel insurance

Additional expenses

Trip delay or interruption by any airline schedule changes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

The itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather and traffic conditions, and other unforeseen occurrences.

A refund cannot be provided if tour operators are unable to accommodate a special request.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

Please note this tour is not operated by Luxury Escapes. You will be contacted post-purchase with further details.

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