10 Day Spectacular Japan With Singapore Airlines

Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Nara - Mt Fuji - Tokyo

 

✓ Return international airfares with Singapore Airlines
✓ Return airport transfers
✓ Bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima return
✓ 8 nights twin share accommodation
✓ 8 Breakfasts
✓ Professional English speaking tour guides
✓ Spectacular sightseeing
✓ Flexibility to extend your stay


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$5,905

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Ever-welcoming and always fascinating, Japan is a land of ancient cultures, ultra-courteous locals and a melting pot for incredible food. Discover ancient castles, lush countryside and fascinating feudal history on this travel adventure. Spend your time travelling the iconic Golden Route, through Osaka, the gorgeous Mount Fuji, the old capital, Kyoto and the neon-splendour of Tokyo.

  

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Itinerary

Japan 01
Day 1

Australia Osaka

Today, board your international flight for Japan! On arrival, you will be able to board a shuttle to your overnight hotel.

Please note: Some flights depart the night before.

Hotel: 4★ Kansai Airport Washington Hotel or similar

 

 

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Day 2

Osaka Hiroshima

This morning make your own way to the JR station in Osaka to travel to Hiroshima on the incredible Shinkansen bullet train. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel for check-in. Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. In the park are the ruins of Genbaku Dome, one of the few buildings that was left standing near ground zero. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring this peaceful city.

Japan's rail network is one of the most efficient and accessible rail systems in the world. Metro stations from all corners of the city connect with the Osaka bullet train station (Shin-Osaka) making getting to and from the station a breeze. Station signage is displayed in both English and Japanese and station attendants at the main hubs also have a good level of English. On this day, we recommend getting the metro train closest to your hotel (5-10 minute walk) to Shin-Osaka (central station) to board the bullet train to Hiroshima. You will arrive at Hiroshima Station where you can change to a metro train to access your hotel. You will be provided detailed instructions with your final tour documentation. 

Hotel: 4★ Grand Prince Hiroshima Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Please note: Arrangements to and from the train stations are self-guided (no guide or transfers are included). 

 

 

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Day 3

Hiroshima Miyajima Hiroshima Osaka

After breakfast your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. Board a ferry for the short trip to Miyajima. Miyajima is known for its forests and ancient temples. Just offshore, the giant, orange Great Torii Gate is partially submerged at high tide. It marks the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine, which was first built in the 12th century. Nearby, the Museum of History and Folklore has cultural artifacts in a 19th-century merchant's home. Return to Hiroshima to visit the Atomic Bomb Dome. The shell of the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku) was one of very few structures left standing after the Allies bombed Hiroshima. In modern Hiroshima, locals have mixed feelings when they see a reminder of war dominating the river bank or a tribute to the lost and urges us not to forget the tragic events. After, visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The flame in the cenotaph is intended to burn until the last nuclear weapon has been destroyed. Afterwards, journey back to Osaka by bullet train. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. 

After your day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima, your guide will drop you back at your hotel. Make your own way from the hotel back to Hiroshima Station to board the bullet train to Shin-Osaka. On arrival at Shin-Osaka transfer to the metro line which takes you closest to your hotel. You will be provided detailed instructions with your final tour documentation.  

Hotel: 3★ Hotel Alexander Namba or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Please note: Arrangements to and from the train stations are self-guided (no guide or transfers are included). You will have a local English speaking guide for sightseeing on this day.

 

 

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Day 4

Osaka Kyoto Nara Osaka

Start of escorted tour guide services.

This morning your guide will meet you in the lobby to begin a spectacular day as we delve into the history of ancient Japan. We travel to Kyoto which served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Here we visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. 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.

Hotel: 3★ Hotel Alexander Namba or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 5

Osaka

Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy the many sights and activities Osaka as to offer.

Optional Tour: Osaka City Sights - This optional tour will take you to Osaka Castle which was built in 1583 as the intended capital of Japan, before the capital was moved to Edo (now known as Tokyo). Walk through the majestic castle while learning from the exhibit detailing life in old Osaka. From there, walk to the nearby river boat dock to board the Osaka River Cruise for a cruise around Nakanoshima. Explore Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, the vast restaurant districts, with eateries offering a variety of Japan’s most famous street foods. Then travel down to Umeda Skybuilding, where you will get a sweeping view of Osaka. (Transfers to and from hotel not included).

Hotel: 3★ Hotel Alexander Namba or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 6

Osaka Nagoya

This morning, head to Nagoya and visit Inuyama Castle. The castle was built in the beginning of the Edo Period as the seat of one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family, the Owari branch. As such, it was one of the largest castles in the country, and the castle town around it ultimately grew to become Japan's fourth largest city. Then, head to Atsuta Shinto Shrine (covering 200,000 square meters and established almost 2000 years ago) before enjoying some time for shopping at the Osu Kannon Shopping Quarter. Transfer to your hotel in the evening.

Hotel: 3★ Loisir hotel Toyohashi or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 7

Nagoya Mt Fuji Tokyo

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 Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, and 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.

Hotel: 3★ Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku or similar 
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 8

Tokyo

Today is a free day in one of the world's great cities. The city offers an almost unlimited amount of activities for all tastes. 

Optional tour: Tokyo Samurai Museum - A museum that offers a great Samurai experience. This museum not only displays real armour, helmets, swords, and battle gear from 400 years ago, but you can also interact with replicated armour, touching and examining the weight and materials to experience the Samurai era. (Transfers to and from hotel not included)

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Optional tour: Tokyo Day Tour - First stop on this tour is Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples. Afterwards visit Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified sprits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Proceed to the fashion district Harajuku and Shibuya, an affluent and trendy shopping hotspot. Later proceed to Tokyo Tower, where you will observe the amazing city of Tokyo from up above. Then, relax on a Tokyo bay cruise en route to the beautiful and serene landscaped Hamarikyu Garden beside Tokyo Bay.

Hotel: 3★ Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku or similar 
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 9

Tokyo Australia

Today marks the end of your incredible tour through Japan. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 10

Australia 

Arrive home in Australia today.

 

 

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Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares with Singapore Airlines (or Cathay Pacific, JAL or All Nippon Airways if unavailable)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima return 
  • 8 nights 3-4 star twin share accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts
  • incredible sightseeing including all entry fees as per the the itinerary
  • The services of professional, English speaking guides (day 4-9)
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • All tipping

Unbelievable sightseeing included

  • Hiroshima - Visit the moving Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima - Pay homage to the victims at the Peace Memorial
  • Hiroshima - Travel to the spiritual island of Miyajima
  • Kyoto - Visit the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kyoto - Learn about the history of Nijo Castle
  • Nara - Wander through Nara park with over 1,200 Sika deer
  • Nara - Discover the Todaji Temple and its great Buddha
  • Osaka - Enjoy a free day in this cosmopolitan city 
  • Nagoya - Travel to Inuyama Castle
  • Nagoya - Enjoy the Osu Kannon Shopping Quarter
  • Mt Fuji - Visit Gotemba Peace Park and view Mt Fuji
  • Mt Fuji - Experience the beauty of the Owakundani volcanic springs
  • Tokyo - Enjoy a free day this incredible metropolis

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by arriving early and/or staying behind after the tour concludes. If you wish to choose one of these options, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.
  2. After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration details, please select if you wish to 'arrive early' and/or 'stay behind' in the 'extra services' field.
  3. In the 'special requests' field, please specify your extension requirements.
  4. Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.
  5. After finalising your purchase, a member of our reservations team will be in contact with you to discuss your extension request.

A $250 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your extension. You will be contacted after purchase for collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement.

Cherry Blossom dates

The cherry blossoms (sakura) usually bloom in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April. Cherry blossom are extremely seasonal and we can't guaruntee they will bloom during your visit. However, for your best chance of viewing cherry blossoms select the following dates when making your purchase:

  • 19 March 2019
  • 26 March 2019
  • 02 April 2019

Fine Print

Booking Process

  • Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts.
  • Select your travel dates, departure city, number of travellers, room preference and any extra services.
  • Click ‘Checkout’ to login or create an account. You’ll need an account to review your details and download documentation.
  • Click ‘Pay Now’ to proceed to payment.
  • Note - all payments are processed by our trusted gateway Paypal where you are given two options:
  • Pay using your Paypal account OR
  • Pay using your credit card by proceeding as a guest – a Paypal account is not required.
  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a booking form so that we can fulfil your booking.
  • Your booking is confirmed once your booking form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!

Airfare Information 

  • You will travel with the full-service airline, Singapore Airlines (or Cathay Pacific, JAL or All Nippon Airways if unavailable)
  • Adelaide, Perth customers will be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to board their international flight.
  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23kgs checked baggage.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities 
  • Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

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Documentation: Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Single Supplement: Single supplement is $1,100 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Land only: A $700 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under 'Departure City'.

Triple share: Not available.  

Premium Economy Upgrade: Available from $1,600 per person (Subject to availability) in addition to the twin share price. Please request ‘Premium Economy’ in the ‘Special Requests’ field prior to making your purchase and you will be contacted to arrange payment.

Business Class Upgrade: Available for an additional $3,200 per person in addition to the standard price (subject to availability). Please request ‘Business Class’ in the ‘Special Requests’ field prior to making your purchase and you will be contacted to arrange payment.

Optional tour: 

  • Tokyo Samurai Museum - $25 per person. Payable prio to departure.
  • Tokyo Day Tour - $250 per person. Payable prior to departure.

You will be contacted prior to departure to secure your optional tours.

Itinerary: The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule. Please refer to the day-by-day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Group Size: 20-40 people

Children: Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

 

Departure Dates

Tuesday
26 MAR 2019
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16 APR 2019
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07 MAY 2019
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04 JUN 2019
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18 JUN 2019
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09 JUL 2019
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23 JUL 2019
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06 AUG 2019
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20 AUG 2019
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27 AUG 2019
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03 SEP 2019
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05 NOV 2019
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