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Japan Discovery

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Dates: 26 Mar - 6 Apr 2019

Fully escorted

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Duration: 12 days

Discover Japan with our 12 day tour. From Osaka to Tokyo experience the exotic delights of this amazing country and fall in love with the beauty.

Highlights

  • Osaka Castle
  • Kyoto
  • Gion District
  • Hakone National Park
  • Peace Park
  • Owakudani Hot Spring Volcanic Valley
  • Tokyo
  • Yokohama and Harbour
  • Imperial Palace

For more information, or to secure your place, call us today at 1300 044 444

12 Days
Fully Escorted

Departing Brisbane 26 March 2019
Departing Osaka 27 March 2019

Pricing

$6,975* per person
$7,925* per person inclusive of return economy class airfares from Brisbane – ask us about departing from other capital cities.

Includes

  • Private single rooms in quality accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary – 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Sightseeing tours and transfers by private vehicle
  • Tour Escort – travels with group from/to Brisbane
  • Local English Guides Services

Excludes

  • Tipping for guides/drivers – Optional Pre Pay $100
  • Any meals other than mentioned above
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, drinks, phone calls, etc
  • Travel Insurance

*Please note: Airport Transfers are only available with the group flights. 

For more information, or to secure your place, call us today at 1300 044 444 

 

Tuesday, 26 March – Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Brisbane – Osaka via Singapore  (D)

Today you will meet your Tour Escort and fellow travellers at Brisbane International Airport for your overnight flights to Osaka.

On arrival, at Osaka Airport, we will be met by our Tour Director who will accompany us to the awaiting vehicle to take us to our hotel.

The remaining of the day is at leisure and we will meet this evening for a Welcome Dinner.

Hotel – Art Hotel or similar       

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Osaka  (B-D)

After breakfast we will visit Osaka Castle, the ancient castle is the symbol of Osaka with 500 years of history, you will have the opportunity to explore the interior of the castle to learn more about its history.

After lunch (own arrangements), we will visit the most exciting districts of Osaka, the Shinsaibashi & Dotonbori area.  The Shinsaibashi Shopping Street is the largest shopping complex in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered, with its uniqueness and vibrancies attracting local people and visitors.  Dotonbori is a large scale shopping district downtown along the south bank of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal often selected as a scene in the Japanese and foreign movies as the symbol of Osaka.

Hotel – Art Hotel or similar

Friday, 29 March 2019

Osaka – Kyoto  (B-D)

This morning, we will travel to Kyoto, the amazing city with more than a thousand years of history.

Firstly, we visit the world heritage listed Kiyomizu Dera Temple; one of the most celebrated temples in Kyoto built at the end of the 8th Century. The main hall was constructed in the 17th century, and is famous for its location overhanging a cliff. The platform of the main hall, which is supported by 139 giant pillars, affords a spectacular view of the town of Kyoto. It is designated a National Treasure.

Later, proceed to Kyoto’s famous Gion district, the area is a representative downtown area of Kyoto. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine. This intriguing Shinto shrine was dedicated to the god of rice and sake by the Hata clan in the 8th century. It is famous for its thousands of bright orange torii gates which were featured in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha. If time permitted, we will visit the Nishiki Market before dinner.

Hotel – Kyoto Tokyu or similar

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Kyoto  (B)                                         

After breakfast today we have a full day at leisure. 

Our escort will let everyone know what their plans are for the day and you may choose to join them or you might like to spend the day with newfound friends exploring the city. Alternatively, take a day for yourself and relax.

Hotel –  Kyoto Tokyu or similar

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Kyoto – Toyohashi  (B-D)

This morning after breakfast we will visit the Arashiyama, where nature and temples make up the beautiful scenery in each season. The popular tourist district is dated back from the 8th century where the aristocrats often came to this area of rice fields and bamboo woods to enjoy the colour leaves; the landscape today is still reminiscent of that period.

While we enjoy the beautiful view and take a walk in the tranquil bamboo woods, we will also have a chance to visit the world heritage site- Tenryu-Ji temple. The leading Zen Buddhism temple built in 1339 famous for its landscape gardens.

Late afternoon, we will travel south-east to Toyohashi prefecture for an overnight stay.

Hotel – Loisir Toyohashi or similar

Monday, 1 April 2019

Toyohashi – Hakone  (B-L-D)

After breakfast today, we will continue our journey to Hakone National Park.

With Mt Fuji at the background, the placid Lake Ashinoko and scenic mountains, hot springs and historic places, Hakone is surrounded by the natural beauty. We will visit the Peace Park and continue to Owakudani hot Spring volcanic valley, which overlooks Mount Fuji. We will visit Mt Fuji 5th station, if the weather does not permit for a climb, we will visit Oshinohakai Springs.

Tonight, you can relax and enjoy a traditional “Onsen” (hot spring bath) at your Onsen hotel.

Hotel – Hotel Kosuienn or similar

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Hakone – Tokyo  (B)

This morning after breakfast we are on our way to Tokyo. 

En-route we take a short visit to Yokohama– Japan’s famous Port City; the Yokohama harbor and the World’s largest scale of China Town.

Shortly after, we will resume our journey to Tokyo. Our city tour will take us from Asakusa, the Nakamise shopping Street and Kannon Temple before we arrive in Tokyo’s most bustling commercial and entertainment district–Shinjuku Kabukicho where the city never sleeps.

We will have some free time in this area before checking in to the hotel. This evening is at leisure.

Hotel – Sunshine City Prince or similar

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Tokyo  (B)

After breakfast today we have a full day at leisure. 

Our escort will let everyone know what their plans are for the day and you may choose to join them or you might like to spend the day with newfound friends exploring the city. Alternatively, take a day for yourself and relax.

Hotel – Sunshine City Prince or similar

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Tokyo  (B-D)

This morning we visit the Imperial Palace Plaza and the East Gardens. 

The Imperial Palace where their Majesties, the Emperor and Empress, reside is situated in the center of Tokyo. The palace is surrounded by a water-filled moat and tree-covered grounds – a precious taste of nature within the bustling metropolitan city.

Continuing our tour we travel to Chidori-ga-fuchi Park where the moat is situated; it is a classic spot for viewing the glorious cherry blossoms. At last, we will visit the Meiji Jingu Shine followed with some free time in Harujuku before we return to the hotel.

Tonight, we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner.

Hotel – Sunshine City Prince or similar

Friday, 5 April – Saturday, 6 April 2019

Tokyo – Brisbane via Singapore  (B)

This morning, we will have some leisure time before we check out of the hotel.

After we check out, we will visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market then to Odaiba, the manmade island in Tokyo Bay which is a popular shopping and entertainment district.

Early this evening, we will be transferred to Tokyo Haneda Airport for our flights to Brisbane.

 

For more information, or to secure your place, call us today at 1300 044 444

 

 

 

 

 

 

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