Timeless Japan 14 Days


$3,899.00

Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Amagasaki, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, Matsumoto, Mt Fuji, Kamakura, Yokohama, Tokyo


 

Tour Highlights:

  • Wander through Nara Deer Park where over 1,200 tame sika deer roam freely
  • View Osaka from 40 stories (173m) at the Umeda Sky Building Floating Observatory
  • Explore Himeji Castle, the largest surviving traditional castle in in Japan!
  • Travel by ferry to Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine best known for its floating torii on the sea
  • Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park to learn the history of Hiroshima
  • See the sights of Japan’s top landscape gardens – Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa
  • Discover the historic villages of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the cafes and old saké breweries of Takayama’s Old Town, a wonderful slice of Old Japan
  • Walk through the beautiful streets of Gion, the Geisha district of Kyoto
  • Visit Matsumoto Castle, a National Treasure known as ‘Crow Castle’ due to its dramatic black exterior
  • See the Instagram famous Chureito Pagoda, famed for its views of Mount Fuji
  • Witness the incredible Great Buddha at Kotoku-in Temple located in Kamakura
  • Scale the second-tallest structure in the world, the Tokyo Sky Tree

 

What can you expect on this tour?

We have taken the beloved Golden Route of Japan and polished it until it shines even brighter. Now with more destinations, and more attractions, this tour is the best way to experience the depth of Japan’s history and culture, and to appreciate the achievements of Japan’s technical and urban development.

 

Country Profile

Japan

Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127.3 million
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Local Time: GMT +9
Telephone Code: +81
Electricity: 100 volts at 60 Hz AC in the western region. 100 volts 50 Hz AC in the eastern region. Flat two-pin plugs.
Baggage Clearance: Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Japan. Exempt: Baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Japan, provided the onward flight is within 24 hours.

Map

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Disclaimer: Map is not to scale and is for graphical purposes only.

 

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2020

2020

Departure Dates

Twin Share Per Person

All prices are in AUD

Single Supplement

Triple share unavailable

23 Mar*** 22 Jun From
$3,899
+$1,300
30 Mar*** 14 Sep
06 Apr*** 28 Sep
13 Apr*** 12 Oct
11 May 26 Oct*
25 May 09 Nov*
08 Jun 23 Nov*
* = Autumn Leaves Season Surcharge $300 per person
*** = Cherry Blossom Season Surcharge $500 per person

 

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2021

2021

Departure Dates

Twin Share Per Person

All prices are in AUD

Single Supplement

Triple share unavailable

24 Mar*** 21 Jul From
$3,899
+$1,300
31 Mar*** 25 Aug
07 Apr*** 15 Sep
12 May 27 Oct*
23 Jun 17 Nov*
* = Autumn Leaves Season Surcharge $300 per person
*** = Cherry Blossom Season Surcharge $500 per person

 

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When to travel to Japan?

Late March through to early April Late March through to early April
This period is is historically the best time to view cherry blossoms, but we cannot guarantee that they will flower on these dates as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
June to August June to August
This period is the best time to view fresh spring greens and enjoy the warm climate.
Late October through to early November Late October through to early November
This period is the best time to see crimson leaves in Autumn.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Australia Osaka

    Take an international flight from Australia to Osaka via a connecting city.

    Please note: Depending on the city of departure, some flights may depart one day later. Flights will be via connecting cities and may involve more than one transit.
  • Day 2: Osaka

    Arrive in Osaka. Your friendly tour representative will be waiting at the airport to greet you. You will then proceed to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure or you can start exploring this amazing city straight away.

    Note: Standard hotel check-in time is 2-3pm. You may leave your luggage at the hotel until check-in.
  • Day 3: Osaka  Nara  Osaka  Amagasaki

    Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4: Amagasaki  Himeji  Kurashiki  Hiroshima

    Breakfast

  • Day 5: Hiroshima  Miyajima  Hiroshima  Amagasaki

    Breakfast

    Today we travel by ferry to Miyajima – a small island in Hiroshima Bay known for its forests and ancient temples. Here we will visit Itsukushima Shrine a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its floating torii gate. We head back to Hiroshima to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome, which commemorates the victims of the atomic bomb explosion in World War II.

    Note: The floating torii gate is currently under renovation, a date for the completion of the renovation works has not yet been advised. You will still be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Shrine.
  • Day 6: Amagasaki  Kyoto  Amagasaki

    Breakfast

  • Day 7: Amagasaki  Kanazawa

    Breakfast

  • Day 8: Kanazawa  Shirakawago  Takayama  Matsumoto

    Breakfast

  • Day 9: Matsumoto  Mount Fuji  Tokyo

    Breakfast

  • Day 10: Tokyo  Kamakura  Yokohama  Tokyo

    Breakfast

  • Day 11: Tokyo

    Breakfast

    Enjoy a free day of leisure in Tokyo.

    You may join our guided World Heritage Nikko Day Tour ($290pp incl. lunch) or visit Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea ($130pp admission only excl. transfers).

  • Day 12: Tokyo

    Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13: Tokyo  Australia

    Breakfast

    Spend today free at leisure if time permits before boarding the airport limousine bus to the airport for your flight home.

  • Day 14: Australia

    Arrive home today.

    Note: Some flights may arrive on day 13.

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Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Economy airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges from Sydney or Melbourne with a full service Chinese or other Asian carrier (e.g. Vietnam/Thai/Malaysia Airlines)
  • 11 nights 3-4 star locally rated twin share accommodation
  • Daily meals as indicated
  • Coach transportation
    • Baggage limit: 1 piece 20kg maximum per person
  • Airport/Hotel shuttle bus or airport limousine bus transfer(s)
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s) service

Exclusions

  • Prepaid tipping: $140 pp
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses & anything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Interstate flights

  • Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth from $300 pp (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)

Optional Activities

Tailor your Japan tour experience by choosing from the optional activities below.

 

World Heritage Nikko Guided Day Tour + Lunch $290 pp

Note: This optional tour is subject to a minimum of 10 passengers.

Nikko
Tokyo Disneyland Day Ticket $130 pp

Note: Admission ticket only. Transfers are not included.

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea Day Ticket $130 pp

Note: Admission ticket only. Transfers are not included.

Tokyo DisneySea

Upgrade Flights

Upgrade Your Flights to a Premium Carrier

Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways, or Japan Airlines from $500 pp (subject to availability & applicable fare difference)

  • Tip: upgrade to avoid paying the interstate & early arrival/stay behind surcharge)

Note: International long haul sectors only

Upgrade Your Flights to Premium Economy Class

Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific from $2,500 pp (subject to availability)

Note: International long haul sectors only

Upgrade Your Flights to Business Class

China Southern Airlines from $3,000 pp, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways from $3,500 pp (subject to availability)

Note: International long haul sectors only

Extend Your Stay

Arrive Early in Osaka

  • Early arrival airfare surcharge: From $250 pp (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Pre-tour accommodation (incl. breakfast): $450/twin room/night (subject to availability)

Stay Behind in Tokyo

  • Stay behind airfare surcharge: From $250 pp (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Post-tour accommodation (incl. breakfast): $450/twin room/night (subject to availability)

Stopover in an intermediate city (subject to airline/flight routing)

Stopover airfare surcharge: From $250 pp per city (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

Stopover Package in Hong Kong for 3 Nights from $489 pp

Upgrade your flights to Cathay Pacific or Qantas Airways to book this package

Once a sleepy fishing village, Hong Kong has developed into one of the premier financial powerhouses of the Far East. It is a city which boldly blends modernity with Chinese heritage and British colonial influence. A safe, well organised, fast paced shopping paradise, it also offers up some unmatched cuisine experiences.

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Stopover Package in Singapore for 2 Nights from $399 pp

Upgrade your flights to Singapore Airlines or Qantas Airways to book this package

Singapore is loved as a hot destination, full of contrasts inside a small area. The food culture is diverse; Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes such as stir-fried noodles, roti chennai, and laksa are well known. You will see hundreds of different street foods in Chinatown.

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Accommodation

City/Location
Hotel Name
Kansai Airport Hotel Nikko Kansai or similar
Amagasaki Hotel Vischio Amagasaki by Granvia or similar
Hiroshima Hotel New Hiroden or similar
Kanazawa Hotel Vista Kanazawa or similar
Matsumoto Hotel Buena Vista or similar (2020)
Iroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae or similar (2021)
Tokyo Sunshine City Prince Hotel or similar

 

FAQs

Triple share is not available. The third person will need to pay a single supplement in addition to the twin share package price.

No discounts apply for children. Same price as adults.

Australian passport holders are exempt for a stay of up to 90 days.

 

Have a question about this tour package?
Get in touch with us and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have. We love to hear from you.
 
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