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  • Best of Japan

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  • Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima

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  • Shibuya Crossing

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  • Asakusa, Tokyo

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  • Optional Activity: Kyoto Tour [Pictured: Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion]

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  • Mount Fuji

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  • Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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  • Street food in Osaka

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  • Kyoto

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  • Tokyo

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  • Osaka Castle

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  • Optional Activity: Sushi Making Class

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  • Lake Ashi

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  • Best of Japan

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Shibuya Crossing

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Asakusa, Tokyo

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Optional Activity: Kyoto Tour [Pictured: Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion]

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Mount Fuji

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Street food in Osaka

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kyoto

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Tokyo

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Osaka Castle

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Optional Activity: Sushi Making Class

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
   

12 Day Best of Japan

  • Uncover the history, culture & wonder of Japan
  • Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji & More
Includes Return International Flights

With its deep-rooted culture of ‘omotenashi’ hospitality, where visitors are treated with the utmost respect and care, Japan is one of the world’s most inviting destinations. When you add in centuries-old spirituality and tradition, a willingness to embrace technology, incredible dining and some of the most picturesque scenery on the planet, it’s clear why Japan needs to be on your travel radar.

This amazing 12 day package is a chance to experience the main highlights of Japan, together with some of the lesser known gems along the way. Visit Osaka, known as the “nation’s kitchen” thanks to its incredible gourmet scene; marvel at the ‘floating shrine’ of Itsukushima at Miyajima Island, plus visit the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park; and step back in time in the former imperial capital of Kyoto, home to the one of the country’s oldest Geisha districts, the Golden Pavilion, and Arashiyama bamboo forest. Take in stunning views from Mount Fuji’s fifth station, enjoy a short boat cruise on Lake Ashi in stunning Hakone National Park, learn how sake is made at the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery - and more! With return flights, nine nights hotel accommodation, and English-speaking tour guides, this classic tour is the perfect way to tick the land of the rising sun off your bucket list.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Osaka, Japan. Fly with China Southern Airlines, Malaysian Airlines or Thai Airways to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: due to flight scheduling some customers may be required to stay overnight in Guangzhou or Shanghai. Overnight accommodation and transfers will be provided by the airline.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival at Osaka Airport you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. The second largest city in Japan, Osaka has the nickname ‘Tenka no Daidokoro’ (the Nation’s Kitchen) thanks to its reputation as a gourmand’s paradise, so be sure to try some local cuisine.

Overnight: Osaka Hotel 
Meals included: None

Today travel towards the city of Fukuyama. En-route, stop in a region known for its sake production just outside the city of Kobe, where you will visit the famous Hakutsuru Sake Brewery and learn how traditional Japanese Sake is made. Afterwards continue to the town of Kurashiki and visit the Bikan Historical Quarter. With its scenic canals lined with weeping willows, Edo- period gardens and historic merchant houses, the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter offers an authentic taste of old Japan in one of the oldest merchant towns. Travel onto Fukuyama and enjoy the night at leisure.

Overnight: Fukuyama Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Miyajimaguchi and take a short cruise over to Miyajima Island, where you will see the famous Itsukushima Shrine - a UNESCO World Heritage site that, at high tide, appears to be floating on water. After Miyajima, travel to Hiroshima. Here you will visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and take a stroll through the beautiful park. See the strings of paper cranes representing peace, and see the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), the only original structure left standing in the area. You will also visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, featuring exhibitions of items related to the atomic bomb and advocating for world peace and the abolishment of nuclear weapons. This afternoon transfer back to Fukayama for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Fukuyama Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will depart Fukuyama and journey back to Osaka. Upon arrival in Osaka, store your luggage at the hotel’s front desk and enjoy some free time to explore Osaka at your own pace until the official check-in time of 4pm. Alternatively, enjoy an optional Sushi making class (not included).

Optional Activity: Sushi Making Class – 5,000 Yen per person
Making sushi or nigiri can be a daunting prospect for beginners; this hands-on class teaches you the basics. Follow along with your chef guide while they move through the steps of creating a sushi meal, from miso soup to traditional sweets. You’ll get plenty of personalised attention and enjoy an intimate meal when you sit down to eat your creations.

Overnight: Osaka Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant metropolis of Osaka. 

Overnight: Osaka Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart Osaka for Kyoto. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the ancient former capital, or take the opportunity to join an optional tour of Kyoto (not included). The bus will depart from downtown Kyoto at 4:00pm to travel onwards to Hamamatsu.

Optional Activity: Kyoto Tour – 10,000 Yen 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 adorned with dazzling gold leaf. The last stop of the tour is to witness a Kimono Fashion Show where beautiful women wearing varieties of kimono and obi (sash) appear on stage with Japanese music.

Overnight: Hamamatsu Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, leave Hamamatsu 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 Yokohama, check into the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Yokohama Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will drive to Tokyo and arrive at the hotel at approx. 11am. The standard hotel check in time is 3pm so you can store your luggage at the front desk and and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore Tokyo at your own pace. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional Tokyo sightseeing tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Tokyo Sightseeing Tour – 10,000 Yen per person
First you will visit Tsukiji Outer Market, where you can encounter many kinds of traditional Japanese cuisine. Next, visit the stunning Meiji Shrine - a 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. Last enjoy the sweeping views of this vast city at the Observations deck at the famous Tokyo Tower, the landmark of Tokyo (entry included).

Overnight: Tokyo Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant metropolis that is Tokyo. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Shibuya Crossing Photoshoot with Kimono Rental – 6,000 Yen per person
Have an authentic Japanese experience by trying on a traditional Kimono. You won’t have to worry about wearing it the wrong way, as a Kimono fitting is included. There are plenty of different styles to choose from, so you’ll have the flexibility to choose your favourite design. See Tokyo highlights while dressed in a Kimono, and then have a photoshoot at Shibuya crossing. You won’t forget your day as you’ll get a souvenir photo at the end.

Overnight: Tokyo Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy some free time this morning before you are transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive + 1 days.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Admire the contrast of old and new in beautiful Japan
  • Explore the glittering metropolis of Tokyo at leisure
  • Take in stunning views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station
  • Enjoy free time in Kyoto, Japan’s former imperial capital 
  • Visit Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and Genbaku Dome
  • Witness the sacred Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima
  • Discover Osaka’s fantastic food and shopping at leisure
  • Enjoy a short cruise on Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park
  • Learn how sake is made at the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery
  • Experience old Japan in Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 9 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • 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.
 
*Mandatory Service Fee:
A mandatory service fee is not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The mandatory service fee for the tour leader and driver is $10 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided, which will be collected whilst on tour. This covers both the tour leader and driver.
 
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 4th November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1200 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
May: 16
June: 9
September: 9*
October: 21
November: 4
  
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $300 per person.
    
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth.
 
 Departure City Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $250 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines or Vietnam Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: 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
Not available.
 
Stay Behind
Not available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

- Osaka: The Premium Hotel In Rinku / Karaksa Spring Hotel Kansai Air Gate OR Izumisano Center Hotel

- Fukuyama: Fukuyama Castle Hotel / APA Hotel / Fukuyama Plaza Hotel OR Fukuyama Oriental Hotel

- Osaka: Osaka Castle Hotel / Osaka Joytel Hotel OR Sarasa Hotel Nipponbashi

- Hamamatsu: APA Hotel, Comfort Hotel OR Hotel Concorde

- Yokohama: Hotel Wing International / Best Western / 8Hotel / Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel OR Hotel MyStays

- Tokyo: Hotel Villa Fontaine / Comfort Hotel Tokyo Higashi Kanda / The B Akasaka OR Hotel Sun Route Ariake

Please note: Accommodation/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 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 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
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 5: Osaka: Sushi Making Class – 5,000 Yen per person
- Day 7: Kyoto Tour – 10,000 Yen per person
- Day 9: Tokyo Sightseeing Tour – 10,000 Yen per person
- Day 10: Shibuya Crossing Photoshoot with Kimono Rental – 6,000 Yen per person
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.



- 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
- Mandatory service fee: $10 AUD per person/day where tour or transfer services are provided
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



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
Summer: June to August 
Japanese summer begins in June and it becomes hot and humid from July onward. Summer is when many interesting festivals and other events are held all over the country.
Clothing: light clothes (cardigans and other similar kinds are handy, since indoors is mostly air-conditioned.)
 
Autumn: September to November 
Autumn always brings such freshness with a light breeze and cool temperature after the hot and humid summer. The Autumn colours are very beautiful across the country. 
Clothing: light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.
 
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 general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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 travelling 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 as 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.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.