10 Day Wonders of Japan
OverviewA land of delicate beauty and centuries-old tradition, Japan is one of the world’s most alluring travel destinations. From the neon jungle of Osaka to the serenity of Mount Fuji, this trip is a perfect introduction to the unique sights, sounds, flavours and culture of this exotic country, while staying in 4-5 star luxury.
Discover the wonders of Japan on this 10 day package visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and so much more. Wander the scenic gardens of Osaka Castle, visit the majestic Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, shop ‘til you drop in the dazzling Shinsaibashi district of Osaka, admire Japan’s scenic countryside en route to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, stopping to admire views of this iconic mountain (weather permitting), explore the neon metropolis of Tokyo at leisure and so much more! This sensational 10 day package includes return flights, accommodation, meals, guides and more. If Japan has been sitting atop your bucket list for a while now, make this the year you finally tick it off.
- Immerse yourself in the rich natural beauty & culture of Japan
- Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, NaKgoya & more
- See the sights of vibrant Tokyo on tour
- Visit the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo’s most prominent Shrine
- Shopping to Ginza, Tokyo’s most exclusive shopping mecca
- Take in stunning views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station
- Cruise the serene waters of Lake Ashi in Hakone
- Explore the cultural capital of Kyoto on a full-day tour
- Visit the UNESCO Buddhist temple of Todai-ji
- Witness the impressive largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan
- Explore Nara Park, home to hundreds of free roaming deer
- Enjoy a day at leisure in Osaka, nicknamed ‘the Nation’s Kitchen’
- Visit Osaka Castle Garden, one of the city’s most famous landmarks
- Enjoy some free time in Osaka's Shinsaibashi shopping district
- Visit the Toyota Museum in Nagoya
- Discover the proud tea culture of Shizuoka Prefecture
- Enjoy time at leisure in beautiful Tokyo
- Return international flights ex SYD/MEL/BNE
- Fly with award-winning Qantas Airways
- 8 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
- Enjoy daily breakfast and a Welcome Dinner
- Local English-speaking guides
- Airline taxes and surcharges
- Transportation by A/C private vehicles
- Airport transfer
ItineraryDownload Itinerary Brochure
Today fly Qantas Airways to Tokyo. Welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun! Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.Overnight: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, Tokyo or similar
Meals included: None
Begin your day with a visit to Meiji Shrine, Tokyo’s most prominent Shrine and dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken completed in 1920. Emperor Meiji was the first Emperor of modern Japan. For some retail therapy and a dose of local culture, head to Ginza, Tokyo’s most exclusive shopping mecca. The afternoon is yours at leisure before a welcome dinner. Take a chance to explore the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo. You could visit famous neighbourhoods such as Asakusa, home of the impressive Senso-ji Shrine; see the replica Statue of Liberty and Gundam Statue at Odaiba; or shop up a storm and marvel at the avant-garde fashion of Harajuku.Overnight: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
After breakfast, 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 enjoy a short cruise across the lake. The waters are overlooked by surrounding mountains, including Mt Fuji and Mt Komagatake. Stay overnight in the Hamamatsu area.Overnight: Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Discover the cultural capital of Japan on a full day tour. Visit Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), as well as its immaculate surrounding gardens. The blazing orange torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine guides our path through the forest, up into the mountains and to a sacred site that has heard prayers for prosperity and happiness since the 8th century.Overnight: Hotel Vischio Kyoto by Granvia or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Travel to Nara, Japan’s first capital, to visit Todai-ji, a temple complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. Proceed to Nara Park, home to hundreds of deer, venerated here as divine spirits, which you have the opportunity to feed by hand. Proceed to Osaka and enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure.Overnight: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower, or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Enjoy a free day in Osaka to explore this vibrant city at your own pace, or you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour to Hiroshima (not included).
Optional Activity: Hiroshima Tour - 50,000 JPY 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, and often 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 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.
Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast, proceed to Osaka and visit the famous landmark ‘Osaka Castle Garden’. Lush and green, the garden commands a beautiful view of the castle tower and the stone wall of a moat. Then enjoy some free time in Shinsaibashi, the premier shopping district of Osaka. Drive to Nagoya in the afternoon.Overnight: Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Perhaps the most famous Japanese brand, Toyota, has its headquarters and many of its domestic production plants in Nagoya. We visit Toyota Museum to learn from the pioneers of the automobile through to the latest move to electric cars. Then travel to Shizuoka, the tea capital of Japan and visit Grinpia Makinohara, where you can touch the tea in the middle of the vast tea gardens, and taste the tea manufacturing direct sales. In the afternoon head to Tokyo and stay a night near Haneda Airport.Overnight: The Royal Park Hotel Haneda, or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Today enjoy another free day to further explore Tokyo. In the late afternoon, proceed to Tokyo Haneda Airport for your homebound flight.
Please note: the standard check-out time is 12 noon and you can store your luggage at the front desk. The hotel is connected to Haneda Airport customers can walk to the terminal.
Meals included: Breakfast
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.
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Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
Travel offer is valid on selected dates until the 12th of November 2023.
This travel offer is priced per person based on twin share.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1800 applies.
November 02, 06, 09
March 01, 03, 05, 07, 08, 12*, 14*, 15*
May 06, 09, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
June 03, 06, 07
August 22*, 29*
November 05, 07, 08, 12
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $380 per person.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Full Service Airline(s) Used
Qantas Airways, 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.
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight on Day 1, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you are going to miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact TripADeal as soon as possible to make arrangements.
Arrive Early in Tokyo, Japan
Stay Behind in Tokyo, Japan
Flight Class Upgrades
4/5 Star (self-rated)
Tokyo: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba or similar
Hamamatsu: Okura Act City hotel Hamamatsu or similar
Kyoto: Hotel Vischio Kyoto by Granvia or similar
Osaka: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower or similar
Nagoya: Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier or similar
Tokyo: The Royal Park Hotel Haneda
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.
Not available at check-out.
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour.
Maximum Room Capacity
• No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 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.
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.
Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 38 per vehicle.
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 6: Hiroshima day trip: 50,000 JPY
• 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 visa is no required if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
• Recommended gratuities/tipping: $8 - $10 AUD per person, per day
• 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
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 the 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.
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 at 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 of 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 are 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.
Spring: March to May
With mild weather and sunny days, spring is one of the best times to visit Japan. With temperatures and moods thawing, spring sees Tokyo at its prettiest. Cherry blossoms are the obvious draw, but the season's other flowers, festivals, foodstuffs and events are equally compelling reasons to start planning your trip.
Winter: December - February
Winter in Japan is a lot cooler but not too cold for travelling, with an average of 10/12 C degrees.
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.
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
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.
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.
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.
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 is $8 - $10 AUD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour.
• Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
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 similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
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 start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
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.
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• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
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