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Take in the iconic views of Mt Fuji on this unbeatable highlights tour
Witness the beauty of Osaka Castle as you discover the city at your own pace
Explore the bustling streets in downtown Osaka
Stroll through the historic streets of Kyoto
Visit the Sensoji Temple as you explore Tokyo at your own pace
Immerse yourself in peace and tranquility at the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo
Admire the iconic Imperial Palace on a sightseeing tour of Tokyo
Walk through Tokyo's iconic Shibuya Crossing
Marvel at the picturesque Mt Fuji during a short cruise on Lake Kawaguchiko
Travel to the historic city of Kyoto
Stroll through the iconic torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Witness the glistening Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
Walk through the peaceful Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto,
Enjoy a free day to explore Osaka, Japan's culinary capital, at your own pace
Take an optional day trip to Hiroshima, by bullet train
Uncover the history of World War 2 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Make a photo-worthy pitstop at Miyajima Island during an optional day trip to Hiroshima
Encounter over a thousand deer in Nara Park
Visit the  famous Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples
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2 for 1 Unbeatable Japan

Operated by TripADeal
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto & more
Uncover the wonders of Japan with a friend on our best-value deal yet
Explore Meiji Shrine, Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, Nara Park & more
Dates: 23 Sep 2024 - 25 Nov 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service Qantas flights for 2 people
6 nights quality hotel accommodation
Enjoy daily breakfast
Includes return airport transfers
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Overview

Immerse yourself (and a friend!) in Japan’s captivating beauty and rich culture on this incredible 8-day unbeatable highlights tour.

Your journey begins in bustling Tokyo, one of the world’s most captivating cities. Discover Tokyo’s must-see landmarks, including the serene Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace. Next, venture to the awe-inspiring Mt Fuji and admire the breathtaking views from the 5th Station, perched 2300 meters above sea level. Enjoy a short cruise on the serene waters of Lake Kawaguchiko in Hakone, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and the majestic presence of Mt Fuji. In the ancient capital of Kyoto, wander at your leisure and stop by the celebrated Kiyomizudera Temple, a treasure of Japanese architecture. If you desire, join an optional half-day sightseeing tour of Kyoto, where you’ll visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), and the enchanting Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

Explore Nara Park, where you’ll encounter over a thousand free-roaming deer, and visit the famous Todaiji Temple, a symbol of Japan’s historical significance. To wrap up your trip, relax and explore Osaka, Japan’s culinary capital, at your own pace. Indulge in ramen, sushi, takoyaki and other iconic street foods. You can also opt for an enriching day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island by bullet train.

This stellar package includes return international flights with Qantas Airways for 2 people, 6 nights of quality hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, return airport transfers, and so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the wonders of Japan’s natural landscapes and historical treasures on this 8-day unbeatable highlights tour.

Want more? Choose an optional day tour of Kyoto or Hiroshima to explore even more of Japan’s rich cultural heritage.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Immerse yourself in the rich natural beauty & culture of Japan
  • Visit Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace on a sightseeing tour of Tokyo
  • Take in stunning views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station located 2300m above sea level
  • Cruise the serene waters of Lake Kawaguchiko in Hakone
  • Explore Nara Park, home to more than a thousand free roaming deer
  • Discover the ancient capital of Kyoto at leisure
  • Visit Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples of Japan
  • Visit the famous Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples 
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights with Qantas Airways (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
ACCOMMODATION
  • 6 nights quality hotel accommodation 
DINING
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
ESSENTIALS
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
Day 1 Australia – Tokyo, Japan

Today, you will fly with award-winning Qantas Airways from Australia to one of the most captivating cities in the world - Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Tokyo.

Please note:

  • Travellers departing Perth will depart on Day 0.
  • Travellers departing Brisbane or Adelaide may also depart on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

  

Overnight: Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar, Tokyo

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Tokyo sightseeing

After breakfast, discover Tokyo’s must-see landmarks on an introductory morning tour. First, visit the stunning Meiji Shrine - a Shinto religious site dedicated to the Imperial Family in 1926. Walk among the serene gardens surrounding the shrine as you listen to more details about its importance from your guide. Then visit the Imperial Palace, the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. A world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this calm green oasis covers an impressive 1.15 square kilometres in the central Chiyoda Ward.

The tour will end at around lunchtime, and you’re free to explore this amazing city at your own leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight: Hotel LOvernight: Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar, Tokyoumiere Kasai or similar, Tokyo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Aichi Region

After breakfast, drive to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Located 2300m above sea level, this observation point offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below, making it a popular spot even for those who do not intend on climbing the mountain, and it features shrines, torii gates and souvenir shops. Afterwards, continue to Lake Kawaguchiko, 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.


Arrive in Aichi this afternoon, check into the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Route-Inn Grantia Komaki or similar, Aichi Region

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Aichi Region – Kyoto – Osaka

This morning, visit Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples of Japan, added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1994. Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 metres above the hillside.

Then proceed to Kyoto city centre for some free time to explore the ancient capital, or take the opportunity to join an optional tour of Kyoto (not included). We will leave Kyoto at around 17:00 to travel onwards to Osaka.

Optional Kyoto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: approx ¥5,500 JPY
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 that has gold leaf-covered floors on the top two floors. The last stop of the tour is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, one of Kyoto’s top sights and for a good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world.

Please note: Due to the Osaka Expo which will be running from April to October 2025, TripADeal is unable to guarantee central accommodation in Osaka. This means you may stay on the outskirts of Osaka or in nearby cities such as Kobe, Nara or Kyoto. Touring and sightseeing within the Osaka Region may need to also be adjusted to accommodate previously unannounced road closures or events related to Osaka Expo during this period.

Overnight: Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome or similar, Osaka

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Osaka Free Day

Today you can relax at the hotel, explore Osaka at your leisure or take an optional tour of Hiroshima.

Optional Hiroshima Day Trip: approx ¥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 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 return to Hiroshima to reflect on the region's history. 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. 

Please note: Due to the Osaka Expo which will be running from April to October 2025, TripADeal is unable to guarantee central accommodation in Osaka. This means you may stay on the outskirts of Osaka or in nearby cities such as Kobe, Nara or Kyoto. Touring and sightseeing within the Osaka Region may need to also be adjusted to accommodate previously unannounced road closures or events related to Osaka Expo during this period.

Overnight: Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome or similar, Osaka

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Osaka – Nara – Shizuoka Region

This morning head to Nara Park to spot more than a thousand deer, which are considered the messengers of the gods. These deer have become a symbol of the city and have been designated national treasure status. Deer crackers are for sale around the park, and you'll find that some deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed.


You'll then visit the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples in Japan.


Afterwards, continue to the Shizuoka Region and check in at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel MyStay Shimizu or similar, Shizuoka

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Shizuoka – Tokyo Airport

This morning you will be transferred to Tokyo Airport for your return flight to Australia after one unforgettable trip exploring the beauty of Japan.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 8 Arrive in Australia

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form 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 and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
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 tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).  
 
Offer essentials 
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th of November 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on a twin share.  
 
Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, no discounts apply (a full-priced voucher must be purchased). 
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.  
 
Departure Dates 
2024
September: 23
October: 23, 25
November: ^8, ^11, ^15, ^18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30
December: 1, 2, 3
 
2025
February: 4, 11, 20, 27
May: *6, *13, 20, 27
June: 3, 10, 17, *24
July: *1, *8, 15, 22
August: *5, *12, 19, 26
September: 2, 9, *16, *23
October: *7, 14, 21, 28
November: 4, *11, *18, *25
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Surcharges 
Please note: 
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $250 per person.
 
Flights

International Full-Service Airline(s) Used  
• Cabin Class: Economy class.
• Airlines: Qantas and partners (subject to availability). 
 
Departure Cities
Melbourne, Brisbane, *Sydney, *Adelaide or *Perth.
 
Departure City Surcharges
• Sydney: $100 per person
• Adelaide: $200 per person
• Perth: $500 per person
Please note:
• Travellers departing Perth will depart on Day 0.
• Travellers departing Brisbane or Adelaide may also depart on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.
• We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.  
 
Qantas Flights 
Please note: Any Qantas flights used on this deal may be booked as part of a Qantas group ticket. Group tickets do not allow for any customisations including upgrades, seat selection or paid seating options. Any customisations would need to be requested at the airport upon check-in.  
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, 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 will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
3-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
• Tokyo: Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar
• Aichi: Route-Inn Grantia Komaki, or similar
• Osaka: Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome, or similar
• Shizuoka: Hotel MyStay Shimizu, or similar 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel. 
 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people. 
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to 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 are allowed. 
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability). 
 
General information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 40 per vehicle. 
 
Optional Tours/Activities  
• Day 4: Kyoto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour - ¥5,500 JPY
• Day 5: Hiroshima Day Trip - ¥50,000 JPY
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable directly to the tour operator in the currency specified. 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.  
 
Exclusions
 
• Visa fees and requirements.
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• Recommended gratuities/tipping.
• Optional activities/tours. 
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
 
Other important information
 
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 the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it 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 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 art, architecture, or historical knowledge. 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 required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Tokyo
In Tokyo, May marks the beginning of the rainy season, known as Tsuyu. The average temperature in May ranges from 17°C (63°F) to 23°C (73°F), and it can be quite humid. Rainfall increases throughout the month, and you can expect occasional cloudy or rainy days.
 
June continues the rainy season, and it tends to be a wet month with frequent rainfall. Temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 26°C (79°F). The humidity remains high, and there may be overcast skies for extended periods.
 
July is characterized by hot and humid weather in Tokyo. Average temperatures range from 24°C (75°F) to 30°C (86°F). The rainy season typically ends in early July, transitioning into a hot and humid summer. Showers and thunderstorms are common during this month.
 
August is the hottest month in Tokyo. Average temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 31°C (88°F), and the humidity remains high. Rainfall decreases compared to the previous months, but occasional afternoon showers and thunderstorms can still occur.
 
FLIGHTS 
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential 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 must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to. 
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER 
 
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf. 
 
Fitness Level Required:
An Easy / Low level of fitness will be required. 
Easy / Low is described as Light walking on well-maintained surfaces, occasional climbing of stairs and ability to get on and off vehicles without assistance and stand for a minimum of 30 minutes in hot/humid conditions. A general level of fitness and mobility.
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is AUD $10 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 
 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a 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 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 regarding shopping for further information. 
 
Visas

A tourist visa is not required for Australian or New Zealand citizens visiting Japan for stays of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities.
 
Important: 
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also 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 that 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. 
 
Travel insurance

Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance

Schedule of fees

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.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and 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 provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers. 
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.