9 Day Classical Japan Incl Return Airfares

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt Fuji - Toyohashi - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka


✓ Return international airfares with Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines 
✓ Return airport transfers
✓ 7 nights 3 & 4 star accommodation
✓ Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
✓ Professional guides & Sightseeing
✓ Flexibility to extend your stay

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From $2,799 Typically
$5,072

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Amidst a serene, spectacular landscape and deeply spiritual ancient history lies a travel destination so mesmerising that no visit is ever enough. Japan’s rich cultural tapestry is as fascinating as it is colourful and there’s little of this endearing country you won’t fall head over heels in love with. 

The food will be some of the best you’ve ever had, the hospitality of the people will provide an undeniable warmth and the culture will leave you profoundly moved for years to come.

 

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“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ” - Lin Yutang

Itinerary

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Day 1

Australia Tokyo

Board your international flight and get ready for an unbelieveable trip to Japan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by shuttle.

Please note: Some flights might depart the night before.

Hotel: 4 ★ Tokyo Dome or similar

 

 

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Day 2

Tokyo

After breakfast, you will visit the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. The tour will include a visit to the outside of the Tokyo Tower. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. Then you will stop at the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle, which was constructed in 1457. You will also visit the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, located at Tokyo Bay. You will then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century and the oldest temple in Japan. The tour will conclude with a trip to the famous Nakamise shopping street, where you can find traditional Japanese food,

Hotel: 4 ★ Tokyo Dome or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 3

Tokyo Asahi Brewery Owakudani Hakone

After breakfast we travel to the Asahi Brewery, one of Japan's internationally famous beer makers. Here, witness the beer making process and even enjoy a tasting session in the brewery's tasting room. Continue on to Owakudani volcano in the lush Hakone region. Owakudani is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs, from here we have uninterrupted views of Mount Fuji. Enjoy a ride on the iconic Hakone ropeway, a series of cable cars around the volcanic grounds below. We then visit Hakone Heiwa Park before enjoying a seafood buffet barbecue including fresh abalone and a show. Afterwards, return to your traditional Japanese style hotel and enjoy the relaxing hot springs before retiring to your authentic tatami mat room.

Hotel: 3★ Ito Sun Hatoya Hotel Shizuoka or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 

 

 

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Day 4

Mount Fuji  Oshino-Hakai Kakegawa City Toyohashi

Today, we begin with the Fuji Visitors centre located on the edge of an old lava flow from Mount Fuji called Kemmarubi. At the visitors centre you can learn about the history of past eruptions, local fauna and flora and the Japanese culture surrounding the sacred mountain. There is also a special viewing platform giving you a spectacular vantage point. We then continue to Oshino, a small village situated near eight ponds fed by the melt water of Mt Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. After lunch, we drive to Kakegawa City where we’ll taste authentic Japanese Green tea before continuing on to Toyohashi.

Hotel: 4★ Loisir Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 

 

 

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Day 5

Toyohashi Kiyomizu Temple  Kyoto  Osaka

Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore the historic city at your own pace or you can choose to join the optional city tour. During the optional tour, you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion and enjoy a traditional kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery. You will conclude the optional tour with a visit to the Nishiki Market, famous for its unique Japanese cuisine. 

Hotel: 4★ Osaka Miyako Hotel Sheraton or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 6

Osaka 

Enjoy a free day at leisure in Osaka or the chance to make the easy train trip (not included) to explore Kyoto at your own pace.

Optional tour: Kyoto city tour - Embark on a city tour of Kyoto including Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavillion, Nishijin Textile Gallery and the Nishiki Market. Witness a traditional Kimono Show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery before enjoying free time at the Terrajicho mall. 

Hotel: 4★ Osaka Miyako Hotel Sheraton or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 7

Osaka Nara  Osaka

Today we head to Nara, home to over 1,200 deer, considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods. While here we visit the Todaiji Temple which houses the great bronze buddha. We also visit the Kasuga Taisha shrine before leaving for Osaka, known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. After lunch, you will continue to Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Constructed in 1583 it served as a symbol of the unification of Japan in the 16th century. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant or Osaka hotel

Hotel: 4★ Stargate Hotel Kansai or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

 

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Day 8

Osaka Australia

Today you will be transferred to Kansai International Airport by airport shuttle for your flight home. 

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 9

Australia

Arrive home today. We hope you have enjoyed your inspiring trip to Japan!

 

 

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Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares from Sydney & Melbourne with Cathay Pacific
    Return international airfares from Brisbane with Singapore Airlines
  • Return airport transfers by shuttle
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Dedicated air conditioned coach transportation
  • Experience Japan's bullet train
  • incredible sightseeing including all entry fees as per the the itinerary
  • Cherry Blossom dates available
  • All tipping

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by arriving early and/or staying behind. If you wish to do so, please follow the following 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 specifiy 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 contact after purchase for collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement.

Pre/Post night accommodation: $200 per room, per night. Please specify if you would like us to arrange additional accommodation in the 'Special Requests' field when finalising your booking. You will be contact after purchase for collection of this payment.

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:

  • 26 March 2019
  • 9 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 a given two options.
  • Pay using your Paypal account
  • 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:

  • Flights departing Melbourne or Sydney will be with Cathay Pacific (or Qantas or Singapore if unavailable)
  • Flights departing Brisbane will be with Singapore Airlines (or Cathay Pacific or Qantas if unavailable)
  • Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • Passengers will be ticketed on the best available full service airline at the time
  • 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:

  • Visa
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours or anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Optional tours:

  • Tokyo Day Tour: $80pp
  • Kyoto Day Tour: $100pp

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. 

Land only: An $800 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'.

Business Class Upgrade: Upgrades to business class are from $5,000 per person in addition to the twin share price. Please specify if you would like us to arrange a business class upgrade in the 'Special Requests' field when finalising your booking. You will be contact after purchase for collection of this payment.

Group Size: 2 - 48 people

Triple Share: Not available

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.

Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Single Supplement: $900 in addition to the twin share price.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed, is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal of higher standard. Bedding configurations are on requests only, as it can be quite difficult to obtain double bedding throughout hotels in Japan. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Departure Dates

Tuesday
12 MAR 2019
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Tuesday
26 MAR 2019
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Tuesday
02 APR 2019
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Tuesday
09 APR 2019
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Tuesday
16 APR 2019
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Tuesday
23 APR 2019
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Tuesday
14 MAY 2019
Tuesday
21 MAY 2019
Tuesday
28 MAY 2019
Tuesday
04 JUN 2019
Tuesday
11 JUN 2019
Tuesday
16 JUL 2019
Tuesday
27 AUG 2019
Tuesday
10 SEP 2019
Tuesday
24 SEP 2019
Tuesday
15 OCT 2019
Tuesday
29 OCT 2019
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12 NOV 2019
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26 NOV 2019
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