|2019 Departure Dates||Price per person|
|April: 17*, 24||August: 07,21*,28||From $2399AUD|
|May: 8, 22||September: 04||Single Supplement $900 AUD|
|June: 05,19||October: 17*||* Peak Season Surcharge: From $300|
|July: 10,24||November: 06*, 13*||** Cherry Blossom Season Surcharge: From $500|
|Osaka||Bellevue Garden Kansai Airport or similar|
|Osaka||Hotel Alexander Namba or similar|
|Nagoya||Loisir hotel Toyohashi or similar|
|Tokyo||Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku or similar|
* Peak Season Surcharge: $300
** Cherry Blossom Season Surcharge: $500 – Please note: Cherry Blossoms are highly seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view the blooms, but we can’t guarantee they will flower on these dates
Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide $300, Perth $600 (interstate flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge: From $300 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
If staying behind, upgrade final night group accommodation to hotel in Tokyo CBD: From $250/twin room (subject to availability), transfer to airport is not included
Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation: From $350/twin room/night (subject to availability)
Triple Share: Not available
Child Price: Same as adult
Visa: Australian passport holders are exempt for a stay of up to 90 days
Airline Upgrade (economy class)~: Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $500 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference. Tip: upgrade to avoid paying the interstate & early arrival/stay behind surcharge)
Premium Economy Upgrade~: Cathay Pacific from $2200 (subject to availability)
Business Class Upgrade~: China Southern Airlines from $3000, Singapore Airlines from $4300, Cathay Pacific from $5300 (subject to availability)
Please Note: Flight itineraries are not available until approximately 2 weeks before departure and involve transits
(~) International long haul sectors only.
Tour prices are subject to availability and change without notice. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant prior to booking. The airline used is dependent on availability.
Day 1: Take an international flight from Australia to Osaka via a connecting city.
Day 2: Arrive in Osaka. Your friendly tour guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to the airport hotel.
Day 3: Travel to Kyoto and visit Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle before heading to Nara. Visit Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple), with its Great Buddha Hall – the world’s largest wooden building. This impressive building houses the world’s largest (15m) bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. Wander through Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free, before travelling back to Osaka.
Day 4: Spend today free at your own leisure. You may spend the day visiting one of the most spectacular Japanese aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan; or taking a day trip to Hyogo to visit Himeji Castle (pictured), an enormous and unique castle decorated in white. An optional day tour is available for some departure dates. Please see optional programs for more information.
Day 5: This morning, head to Nagoya and visit Inuyama Castle. Then, head to Atsuta Shinto Shrine, before enjoying some time for shopping it the Osu Kannon Shopping Quarter. Transfer to your hotel in the evening.
Day 6: Today, visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji, through porous layers of lava, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by locals. Afterwards, visit Hakone Shinto Shrine. Standing at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi, the shrine buildings are hidden in dense forest. Finally, visit Owakudani – ‘Great Boiling Valley’ is a valley formed by the explosion of Hakone volcano more than 300 years ago, and contains hot springs and steaming sulphur vents – visitors usually eat eggs cooked in the boiling, sulphurous waters. At the end of the day we head to Tokyo.
Day 7: Spend today free at leisure. You may wish to visit Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea (admission $120) or join the Nikko Day Tour or Tokyo Day Tour ($290). Alternatively, you can join our wide range of optional programs; tea ceremony, kimono photo shoot, robot restaurant. NOTE: Optional activities are not guided and transportation is self-arranged.
Day 8: Today free at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
Day 9: Arrive home
Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne flying China Southern Airlines or China Eastern Airlines (subject to availability)
6 nights 3 to 4 star locally rated hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Round trip airport and hotel transfers
Admissions to scenic attractions
English speaking tour guide(s) service
Tipping and gratuities prepaid in Australia: $80
Optional recommended programs
Optional tour extensions
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenditure and anything not stated
*Terms and Conditions:
Please contact our staff for more details.