|2017||Package Price Per Person||Single Supplement|
|Mar 07*||May 30||Sep 05|
|Mar 14**||Jun 13*||Sep 19**|
|Mar 21**||Jun 27**||Oct 03**|
|Mar 28**||Jul 11*||Oct 17*|
|Apr 11*||Jul 25*||Oct 31**|
|May 02||Aug 08||Nov 07**|
|May 16||Aug 22*|
- Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne flying China Southern Airlines^, China Eastern Airlines^ or China Airlines^ (subject to availability)
- Internal flights (operated by local carriers) Note: Baggage allowance for the flight between Seoul and Osaka is 1 piece max weight 15kg
- 21 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
- Coach transportation
- Bullet train fee from Kyoto to Mount Fuji (including same day coach luggage transfer service from hotel to hotel)
- Round trip airport and hotel transfers
- Entrance fees to scenic attractions
- English speaking tour guides
- Tipping prepaid in Australia: $290
- Optional Taipei 101 Observatory Fee: From $25 payable to the guide
- Optional recommended programs
- Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
- Personal expenditure and anything not stated
Tokyo Optional Programs
|Nikko Day Tour with Japanese-style Lunch
Nikko is a major centre for Buddhism and the Shinto religion. It is located in a valley and surrounded by beautiful deciduous forests and majestic waterfalls. This optional tour will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu. This area is well known for its distinctive architecture made up of a large number of wood carvings and buildings decorated with gold leaf. This design is unique and not seen elsewhere in Japan. You will also visit Kegon Waterfall (around 100m high) which is the main natural attractions in Nikko. This is the best spot to view maple leaves during autumn.
Not available on the following Japan departure dates:
2016: 23 Oct
2017: 17 Oct
|Tokyo Disneyland Day Ticket
Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre (47 ha) theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be built outside the United States, and it opened on 15 April 1983. The park has seven themed areas: the World Bazaar; the four classic Disneylands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; and two mini-lands: Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. Many of the games and rides in these areas mirror those in the original Disneyland as they are based on American Disney films and fantasies. Fantasyland includes Peter Pan’s Flight, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and more based on classic Disney films and characters.
|Tokyo DisneySea Day Ticket
Tokyo DisneySea is a 176-acre (71.22 ha) theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just outside Tokyo. It opened on September 4, 2001. Tokyo DisneySea attracted an estimated 14 million visitors in 2013, making it the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world. In 2002 Tokyo DisneySea won a Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association for the concept, design, and construction of the theme park. The award was presented at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Tokyo DisneySea was also the winner of the 2012-2015 Theme Park Insider Awards “Best theme park”. There are seven uniquely themed areas or “ports of call”. The entrance to the park is Mediterranean Harbour, which opens up to six more nautically themed ports: American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, and Mysterious Island.
|Tea Ceremony (30 minutes)
The Japanese tea ceremony is a traditional ritual influenced by the principles of Zen Buddhism, in which powdered green tea, or matcha, is prepared and served to a small group in a quiet setting. Traditional Japanese confectionary is often served to balance out the bitter taste of the green tea.
Physical considerations: The tea ceremony is performed in a kneeling position (seiza) on the floor. This puts pressure on your knees and ankles. Please be cautious of joining this optional program if you have a condition that prevents you from kneeling on the floor for a short period of time.
Optional: $130 – Wear traditional Japanese garment (kimono) and experience a tea ceremony
|Pottery Making Experience (60 minutes)
Pottery is one of the the oldest art forms, and earthenware traditions in Japan are believed to have started around 12,000 years ago. Today, there are thousands of potters who make a living out of producing pottery-wares across the country. The pottery produced in each region varies in design because of the type of clay found there.
|Golden Joinery (60 minutes)
Learn the art of golden joinery (kintsugi or kintsukuroi), a technique of repairing broken cups, bowls, or plate using lacquer resin laced with gold powder. As a philosophy the mended flaws become part of the object’s design. The result is that the object looks more beautiful than the original after being broken and repaired.
|Kimono Photo Shoot (60 minutes)
The kimono is the traditional dress of Japan and is representative of Japanese culture and heritage. The garment consists of a long robe with wide sleeves, and is usually made of various materials and patterns. Today the kimono is only worn sparingly, on formal occasions such as weddings, funerals, tea ceremonies or other special events. Take part in a memorable photo shoot at a studio where you can dress up in a kimono of your choice. You can take photos with your own camera or you may choose to purchase a photo package plan from the photographers.
|Cooking Class (120-180 minutes)
Japanese cuisine (washoku) is well known for its refined taste and elegant presentation. Take part in a Japanese cooking experience and learn from one of Tokyo’s most popular cooking instructors, whose book has been published in English. Bring home with you a set of new cooking skills and culinary techniques that will leave your friends and family impressed.
- Transportation is not included. However, optional program venues are located in the easily accessible Tokyo CBD.
- You may join up to 2 programs per day (exception: Nikko Day Tour).
- Optional programs are subject to availability and must be booked more than 1 month before departure.
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