Best of Japan: 8-Day Tour including International Flights with Cherry Blossom Season Departures Available

Experience the best of Japan with this eight-day tour including return international flights. Travel from Osaka to Tokyo and learn about this beautiful country’s history and culture as you witness the majestic Osaka Castle, sample freshly-brewed beer at the Asahi Breweries, see the holy deer of Nara, take a scenic cable car ride in Hakone where on a clear day you will be able to admire the iconic Mount Fuji and much more. With departure dates during Japan’s famed cherry blossom season and you will have the opportunity to visit this incredible country during the most stunning time of year. With streets lined in pink and white blooming cherry blossoms, it will make your adventure extra special. Includes six nights of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and two lunches, all domestic transfers, one-way transfer from Osaka airport, transportation in an air-conditioned private coach and experienced English-speaking guides.

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7 Days
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person, based on twin-share – you must purchase two packages, or else refer to Solo Traveller option listed in ‘Fine Print’ below
  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Return international flights from Melbourne or Sydney
  • A visit to Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks

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

With tour dates in the middle of Japan’s famed cherry blossom season (late March to early May), you will also have the opportunity to see this incredible country at its most beautiful. Seeing the blooming pinks, reds and whites is a truly breathtaking experience, and one you will remember forever.

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – From the iconic Osaka Castle to the bustling streets of Tokyo

Your tour will begin in Osaka, a bustling city home to stunning architecture and fantastic cuisine. Here you be able to see the magnificent Osaka Castle, one of the most famous landmarks in Japan and a truly breath-taking sight to behold. During your time in Osaka you will also visit the sacred Fushimi Inari Taisha, also known as "O-inarisan". In the 1300 years since it was built in 711AD, people have gathered here to pray for bountiful harvests, business prosperity and the safety of their home and family.

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. Next you will explore Nara, the first capital city of Japan. There you will visit Todaiji Temple, home to the great bronze Buddha. You will also fall in love with the holy deer who live in this city and wander in its beautiful parks.

A highlight of your journey will be a trip to Hakone to visit the Owakudani volcano and witness its sulphurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers. On a clear day, you will witness incredible views of the iconic Mount Fuji. Enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway cable car and see this beautiful area from a new perspective.

Your final stop will be Tokyo, the country’s vibrant capital city. Here you will have the opportunity to explore this buzzing metropolis on your own or enjoy the optional Tokyo City tour including the iconic Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, and taste traditional Japanese street food at the famous Nakamisen shopping street.

Your Package Includes:

  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Return international flights from Melbourne or Sydney
  • A visit to Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks
  • A tour of the Asahi Breweries in Kanagawa
  • A visit to Todaiji Temple, home to the world’s largest Buddha statue
  • A trip to the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha shine, dating back to 711AD
  • A trip to Owakudani volcano in Hakone, where you can see magnificent views of Mt Fuji on a clear day
  • Daily breakfast and two lunches
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed on itinerary
  • Airline taxes and charges
  • Gratuities and tipping for tour guides
  • One-way airport transfer from Osaka Airport
  • All domestic transportation
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
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