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Japan Fly, Ski & Tokyo Stay 13 Days (C)

$3,999.00 $2,999.00

Book by 27 October to receive a complimentary 2 day lift pass!

Highlights
  • Inclusive of international direct flights return from Sydney with 5 star All Nippon Airways
  • Enjoy 6 full days of skiing on the finest Japanese powder snow staying at Hakuba, Niseko or Nozawa
  • Stay 3 nights in Tokyo

Choose your stay from one of the following Ski Resorts:

1. Hakuba

Hidden in the majestic Northern Alps in Nagano Prefecture, Hakuba is the ski paradise of Japan famous for its fine powder-like snow, spectacular views, and easy access between mountains, and is by no coincidence the chosen venue for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Our package includes the most convenient accommodation to access various ski slopes (gerende). The snow resorts in Hakuba boast of high quality snow powder that is fine and light with minimal water content. Experience great ski runs, varied terrain and amazing alpine scenery.

2. Niseko

Niseko is comprised of a group of four independently operated and interlinked ski resorts – Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono. With just one mountain pass, you will gain access to all four ski resorts marked with a variety of ski terrains: alpine and tree skiing, off trail skiing in the backcountry for the experienced as well as groomed runs suitable for beginners, novices and families. Favourable weather condition provides winter adventurers snow that is light, dry, smooth and ideal for skiing.

Your stay at Hilton Niseko Village will provide you with the best location – just 1 minute away from the gondolas. What sets Niseko apart from other Japanese ski resorts is that night skiing is permitted. Experience the breathtaking beauty of night skiing as you chase the illuminated lights that line the ski runs.

Head back to the hotel and relax your weary muscles to a rejuvenating hot spring/spa experience as you take in the majestic scenery of the snowy Mount Yotei (considered the Mount Fuji of Hokkaido).

3. Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is a mountain village located north of Nagano Prefecture famous for its onsens (hot springs) said to date back to the 8th century. The area is covered by forests of the surrounding Mount Kenashi and the landscape sits on a broad range of altitudes as part of the larger Kogen National Park.

Nozawa Onsen has also gained popularity as a ski resort area for its modern ski facilities and light powder snow. Many hot springs, public bathhouses, temples, and shrines are located in the area and over 100 Japanese and western-style restaurants and bars to retreat to after a long day at the snow. Your stay at Nozawa Onsen will be at a ryokan (a traditional Japanese-style room) complete with a tatami mat and an open air bath.

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2017 Departures

Hakuba Price Per Person Single Supplement
11 Jan* 22 Feb $3,999
From $2,999

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Book by 27 Oct
$1,800
01 Feb 15 Mar
Niseko
11 Jan*** 22 Feb*
01 Feb*** 15 Mar*
Nozawa Onsen
11 Jan** 22 Feb**
01 Feb** 15 Mar**
Seasonal Surcharge:
* $500, ** $700, *** $1500
Package Inclusions:
  • Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges return from Sydney flying 5 star All Nippon Airways (subject to availability)
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation (twin share, 7 nights in Ski Resort, 3 nights in Tokyo)
  • 7 hotel breakfasts at ski resort
Package Exclusions:
  • Transportation and transfers
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated
Optionals:
  • Return domestic flights to Niseko are available from $250

Hotel Accommodation

Hakuba Hakuba Royal Hotel local rating or similar
Niseko Hilton Niseko Village local rating or similar
Nozawa Nozawa Grand Hotel local rating or similar
Tokyo Asakusa View Hotel local rating or similar

Tokyo Optional Programs

Nikko Day Tour with Japanese-style Lunch

Nikko Toshugu
$250

Nikko is the centre for Buddhism and Shinto religion. It is located in the 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 gold leaf decorated onto the building. This design is unique and not seen elsewhere in Japan. You will also visit Kegon Waterfall (around 100m tall) which is the main natural attraction 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
$120

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
$120

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. The winners of the 2012-2015 Theme Park Insider Awards “Best theme park” is Tokyo DisneySea. 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)

Tea Ceremony
$55

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. Often traditional Japanese confectionary is served to balance out the bitter taste of the green tea.Highlights:Learn the process of the Japanese tea ceremony from a qualified tea instructor. Learn which utensils to use to prepare green tea in a traditional Japanese room (tatami). Discover the customs, culture and hospitability of the Japanese people.

Physical considerations: 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 tea ceremony
Pottery Making Experience (60 minutes)

Pottery Making
$99

Pottery is the oldest art form and earthenware traditions in Japan 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.

Highlights:

  • Try your hand at making your own cup or bowl by using the spinning wheel and clay.
  • Receive a pre-made sake cup made by the instructors as a souvenir.
Golden Joinery (60 minutes)

Golden Joinery
$109

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 aws become part of the object’s design. The result is that the object looks more beautiful than the original after being broken and repaired.

Highlights:

  • Mend broken cups, bowls or plates using powdered gold.
  • Take home the object you repaired as a unique souvenir.
Kimono Photo Shoot (60 minutes)

Kimono Photo Shoot
Male $100, Female $120

The kimono is the traditional dress of Japan and is representative of its culture and heritage. The dress consists of a long robe with wide sleeves that 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.

Highlights:

  • Dress up in a kimono of your choice for the photo shoot.
  • Have your photos taken for free with your own camera or purchase the photos from the professional photographers.
Cooking Class (120-180 minutes)

Cooking Class
$129 Popular!

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.

Highlights:

  • Learn to cook different types of Japanese foods, such as sushi, soup and various side dishes.
  • Learn the ingredients, culinary techniques and methods used in creating home made Japanese dishes.
  • Enjoy your own cooked dish for lunch.

Note:

  • 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.
Board an overnight flight from Sydney direct to Tokyo.

Arrive in Tokyo. Make your own way to the ski resort of your choice. The standard check in time is 2pm.

Enjoy full ski days on the fine powder snow.

Make your own way to your Tokyo accommodation. Standard check in time is 2pm.

Spend the day free at your own leisure in Tokyo. Tokyo is filled with an endless amount of things to do. Suggested attractions include the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest television broadcasting tower in Japan where you will have a 360-degree view of the city from the Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck 350m from the ground. You may also choose to stroll through Tsukiji Fish Market at your own pace and sample the freshest catch of the day skillfully prepared by the local restaurants and market vendors.

Alternatively, you may pre-purchase one of our optional programs including admissions to Disneyland or DisneySea, Tea Ceremony, Pottery Making, Golden Joinery, Cooking Class (popular!) and Kimono Photo Shoot – all transportation is to be self-arranged.

Make your own way to the airport for your homebound flight.

Arrive in Sydney this morning.