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  • Gion in Kyoto

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  • The mountain village of Gokoyama

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  • A busy crossing in Tokyo

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  • Higashiyama in Kyoto

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  • Lake Ashi

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  • Senso-ji in Tokyo

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  • Mount Fuji

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  • The mountain village of Gokoyama

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  • Osaka Castle

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  • A busy crossing in Tokyo

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  • Maiko in Kyoto's Gion district

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8 Day 2 for 1 Japan

  • Visit Mt Fuji, Kyoto & Shirakawa-Go
  • Experience Tokyo & Osaka at leisure
Includes Return International Flights

An eclectic mix of technology and tradition, of pristine natural beauty and jaw-dropping man-made wonders; Japan is a timeless destination that refuses to be pigeonholed. From the electric streets of Tokyo to the serene mountain villages of Gokoyama and Shirakawa-go, this incredible eight-day two-for-one adventure will showcase the beauty, history and culture of Japan like never before.

Dazzle the senses with free time in the neon cities of Tokyo and Osaka; take in majestic views of Mt Fuji from the 5th Station; enjoy a short boat cruise on scenic Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park; wander through the UNESCO listed villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokoyama, famous for their pretty A-frame houses; visit the former government outpost of Takayama Jinya; enjoy free time in the historic city of Kyoto; and much more. With return international flights on Qantas Airways, six nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, return airport transfers and much more, this game-changing two-for-one package has all the makings of a truly unforgettable adventure!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Tokyo, Japan. Fly with Qantas Airways. Upon arrival, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel accommodation.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some Perth and Adelaide departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Please note: some flights may transit via another Australian domestic port before flying on to Tokyo.

Overnight: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari, Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar, Tokyo Area
Meals included: In-Flight

Today enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional tour to see some of the highlights Tokyo has to offer.

Optional Tour - Tokyo Sightseeing Tour - 83,00 Yen (approx. $100 AUD) per person
Start your tour by visiting the Meiji Jingu Shrine, a key Shinto religious site that was dedicated to the Imperial Family in 1926. Walk among the serene gardens that surround the shrine as you listen to more details about its importance from your guide. Head back to your bus, driving past the Japanese House of Parliament as you continue to the Imperial Palace East Garden. This idyllic outdoor space, home to a traditional Japanese garden, tea pavilion, stone walls and a moat, is situated within the complex of an Edo-era castle. Continue onwards to Nakamise Shopping Street, a brightly-coloured thoroughfare of food vendors and souvenir stores that leads to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), one of Japan’s most important Buddhist sites. Stay with your guide as you check out the elaborate gardens, architecture and shrines that surround the site. Later go to Asakusa, one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo and then go to the Ryogoku Area, known for its sumo culture, for lunch (not included). After lunch visit the most famous landmark in Japan, Tokyo Tower and enjoy the mesmerising view of Tokyo from the observation desk. This tour concludes with a transfer back to your hotel accommodation.

Overnight: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari, Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar, Tokyo Area 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, leave Tokyo and drive to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Located 2300m above sea level, it offers a vantage point for Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (weather permitting). The 5th Station also features shrines, torii gates and souvenir shops. Afterwards continue onwards to Lake Ashi, nearby in Hakone National Park, to admire the scenery as you take a short cruise across the lake. The waters are overlooked by surrounding mountains, including Mt Fuji and Mt Komagatake. This evening arrive in Matsumoto, check-in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Route Inn Matsumoto or Route Inn Suwa Inter or similar, Matsumoto
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel to Takayama Jinya, a former government outpost established to bring the Hida Province under the direct control of the Edo Bakufu. Afterwards you will visit the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses, survived on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. Both are examples of a traditional way of life that is perfectly adapted to the environment and the people’s social and economic circumstances. Enjoy a walk among the incredible houses before departing to Gifu.

Overnight: Quintessa Hotel Ogaki or Comfort Hotel Gifu or similar, Gifu
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart Gifu for Kyoto. Upon arrival enjoy free time to explore the historic town. You will be picked up from downtown Kyoto to depart to Nagoya at 4pm. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour of Kyoto (not included).

Optional Tour: Kyoto Tour - 57,000 Yen (approx. $70 AUD) per person
The tour includes a stop at Fushimi Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It’s famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The tour continues with a visit to Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto which has gold leaf covered floors on the top two floors. The last stop of the tour is to watch a Kimono Fashion Show where beautiful women wearing varieties of kimono and obi (sash) appear on stage with Japanese music. 

Overnight: Toyoko Inn Osaka Abeno Tennoji, Osaka Castle Hotel or similar, Osaka
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day to explore Osaka at your own pace or take part in an optional tour to Hiroshima on Japan's famous Shinkansen, known in English as a bullet train.

Optional Tour: Hiroshima Tour - 460,000 Yen (approx. $550 AUD) per person 
This morning transfer to Shin-Osaka train station, where your bullet train awaits. Climb aboard and marvel at the train’s incredible velocity during a 2-hour ride to Hiroshima. On arrival, continue the journey to Miyajimaguchi by coach or train then board a boat travelling to the majestic Miyajima Island, otherwise known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. A landmass hailed as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island for 45-minutes with your guide. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine then revitalise with a delicious lunch in a local eatery (not included). Re-board the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that articulate the destruction the bomb caused and marvel at the city’s regenerative recovery. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack. Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Osaka on the bullet train, where the tour concludes and you meet the rest of the tour group.

Overnight: Toyoko Inn Osaka Abeno Tennoji, Osaka Castle Hotel or similar, Osaka
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast visit the Osaka Castle Garden. Surrounded by greenery, the garden commands a splendid view of the castle tower and the stone wall surrounding the moat. The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the sixteenth century. Later today, enjoy some free time in Shinsaibashi, the prime shopping area in Osaka before transferring to Osaka Kansai Airport this evening for your return flight home to Australia.

Please note: all return flights will transit via Sydney onwards to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the beauty, history and culture of Japan
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the vibrant metropolises of Osaka and Tokyo
  • Take in stunning views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station
  • Visit the former government outpost of Takayama Jinya
  • Enjoy a short boat cruise on Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park
  • Visit the UNESCO listed village of Shirakawa-go
  • Explore the remote mountain village of Gokayama
  • Enjoy a morning and afternoon at leisure in Kyoto
  • Visit picturesque Osaka Castle Garden, one of Japan's most famous landmarks
  • Go shopping in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi district at leisure
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • Fly with award-winning Qantas Airways
  • Frequent flyer points for Qantas members
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • Local English-speaking Tour Leader
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 24th July 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share.
 
Please note: 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates (2019)
April: 25, 27, 29 (SOLD OUT)
May: 11, 25
May: 2, 8, 13, 18, 20 (SOLD OUT)
June: 1, 8, 20
June: 15 (SOLD OUT)
July: 17, 24
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
Adelaide: $600 for 2 people
Perth: $800 for 2 people



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qantas Airways (subject to availability).

Please note: 

- The maximum baggage allowance is 20kgs.

- One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive early in Tokyo, Japan
Not Available.    
 
Stay behind in Osaka, Japan
Not Available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not Available.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated):

Tokyo Area: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari, Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar.

Matsumoto: Route Inn Matsumoto or Route Inn Suwa Inter or similar.

Gifu: Quintessa Hotel Ogaki or Comfort Hotel Gifu or similar.

Osaka: Toyoko Inn Osaka Abeno Tennoji, Osaka Castle Hotel or similar.

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Japan is not required if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Mandatory gratuities/tipping: $10 AUD per person, per day on tour days only.
- Optional activities/tours. 
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



Minimum group size 26, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 2: Tokyo Sightseeing Tour - 8300 Yen (approx $100 AUD)
Day 5: Kyoto Tour - 5700 Yen (approx $70 AUD)
Day 6: Hiroshima Tour - 46,000 Yen (approx $550 AUD)
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Tokyo - weather in April: 
Early April is one of the best times of the year to be in Tokyo. The sakura season is at its peak and temperatures are quite pleasant, with average highs hovering around 17 to 18°C. The beautiful weather continues throughout the month and the days grow longer too, with the sun setting at about 6:30pm on April 30. When planning what to bring, consider that mornings and evenings tend to be cool and damp, while afternoons are often warm, which means a few short-sleeve shirts along with a couple of long-sleeve tops and a light jacket should suffice. (Average Max Temperature: 17°C. Average Precipitation: 119mm.)
 
Tokyo - weather in May: 
May is another beautiful month in the city. The days are longer, with the sun rising about 4:30am and staying up until almost 7pm by May 31. You can expect temperatures during the day to be around 20 to 21°C, though it will be slightly rainier than April with 132mm falling over 16 days this month. Still, you will need those sunglasses as the sun is out more often than not. A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings is all that is needed now. (Average Max Temperature: 21°C. Average Precipitation: 132mm.)
 
Tokyo - weather in June: 
June ushers in the high heat and humidity, along with the rain. This is the start of Tokyo’s six week rainy season, and in June, about 181mm of rain falls over 20 days, so you will need a light rain jacket or poncho, and ideally, light, water repellant or waterproof clothing. You can bring an umbrella, but you might want to wait and get one while you’re here because as soon the first drops of rain hit the street, you’ll find them sold everywhere you look. You’ll also see people handing out uchiwa fans for promos, grab some of those to make the heat a bit more bearable. (Average Max Temperature: 24°C. Average Precipitation: 181mm.)
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10 AUD per person per day (tour days only), which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



A tourist visa for Japan is not required if traveling on an Australian Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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