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9 Day Highlights of Japan

  • Discover Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt Fuji & More
  • Visit Osaka Castle Garden & Five Lakes District
Includes Return International Flights

Pioneers of technology and infrastructure, Japan is evolving at a rapid pace yet it hasn’t sacrificed its many centuries old traditions. This trip is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique sights, sounds, flavours and traditions of this fascinating country.

Discover the highlights of Japan on this fantastic nine-day highlights package taking in Osaka, Nara, Tokyo, Kyoto and much more. Visit the historic Osaka Castle Garden, known for its dazzling annual cherry blossoms, plus enjoy the bustling streets and neon lights of Shinsaibashi shopping district. Discover breathtaking Mt Fuji and the scenic Five Lakes District, take a short boat ride on Lake Yamanaka, and visit the Great Buddha in Kamakura. Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore vibrant Tokyo, as well as free time to discover the hidden delights of Kyoto - the former imperial capital of Japan. With return flights, daily breakfast, English-speaking guides and six nights hotel accommodation, this incredible package has everything needed and much more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Osaka, Japan (via Guangzhou, Shanghai or Beijing). Fly with either China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or Air China (subject to availability).

Upon arrival your exciting journey begins. Arrive into Osaka and be met by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the evening in Japan’s historic and vibrant city.

Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, Osaka Meals included: None

This morning after breakfast, you will visit the famous landmark Osaka Castle Garden. Surrounded by greenery, the garden commands a beautiful view of the castle tower and the stone wall of the moat. Then enjoy some free time in Shinsaibashi, the premier shopping area in Osaka. Around 600m long, it’s filled with trendy boutiques, retail chains, and luxury department stores. Then make your way to Nara, a city shrouded in legend and thronged with significant sites. Head first to Todai-ji Temple, an ancient 8th-century structure that houses some of Japan’s national treasures, and gaze at 3,000 antique bronze and stone lanterns. Spend some free time in Nara before returning to Osaka in the afternoon.

Shin Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza, Osaka Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will leave Osaka for Kyoto. Upon arrival you will be free at your own leisure to explore this historical city until 4.00pm. Alternatively you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included) to see what Kyoto has to offer. The optional tour will visit such sights as Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Kinkakuji and you will also attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Afterwards you transfer to your hotel in Toyohashi.

Loisir Hotel, Toyohashi Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast drive to Shizuoka City, the capital of Japanese tea production and visit a local tea house. Shizuoka Prefecture contains 40% of the total area of tea plantations in Japan. Then drive through the countryside and mountains to reach Lake Yamanaka, the largest of all the Fuji Five Lakes which offers a good view of Mt. Fuji. It is located in the village of Yamanakako which is populated by many swans. Thus, it has been unofficially called “Swan Lake.”. Take a scenic boat ride around the lake. Drive to Mt Fuji 5th Station (weather permitting). At 2300m above sea level, the Fuji 5th Station offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below, making it a popular spot for those who are not intent on climbing the mountain. An observation point with unobstructed views of Fujiyoshida City and Lake Yamanaka can be found at Komitake Shrine behind the shops.

Route Inn Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, you will visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura, a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotoku-in Temple. With a height of 13m, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todai-ji Temple. Then drive to Tokyo and visit Meiji 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. Last visit 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.

APA Hotel & Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Tokyo to explore the capital city of Japan, where over 11 million people live, making the population one of the largest in the world. Tokyo is not only the political and economical centre of Japan it has also emerged as a centre of the world economy and culture. Tradition and modern co-exist in today’s Tokyo. Alternatively, you can join an optional tour to visit Nikko National Park (not included) with lunch. Feast your eyes upon breathtaking countryside, sacred shrines and stunning temples as you explore the region.

APA Hotel & Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at your own leisure. Then transfer to Haneda or Narita Airport for your homebound flight (via Guangzhou, Shanghai or Beijing).

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Osaka, Japan (via Guangzhou, Shanghai or Beijing). Fly with either China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or Air China (subject to availability).

Upon arrival into Osaka Airport you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, Osaka Meals included: In-Flight

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 heartbreaking 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 extension tour concludes and you meet the rest of the tour group.

Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, Osaka Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the highlights of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Shizuoka and Tokyo
  • Visit the historical Osaka Castle Garden
  • Visit the Shinsaibashi shopping district in Osaka
  • Explore Nara, a city known for its temples and shrines
  • Enjoy free time in Kyoto
  • Try green tea in a local Japanese tea house in Shizuoka
  • Discover breathtaking Mt. Fuji and the Five Lakes District
  • Take a short cruise on Lake Yamanaka
  • Visit the Great Buddha in Kamakura
  • Explore Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
  • Wander Nakamise Shopping street
  • Visit Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple
  • Enjoy a day free at leisure to explore Tokyo
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Return International Flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • All transfers
    All of the above plus he following:
  • 1 additional breakfast
  • 1 extra night hotel accommodation in Osaka
  • Take a return bullet train ride from Osaka to Hiroshima
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of historical Hiroshima
  • Enjoy a boat ride to Miyajima Island, also known as 'Divine Island'
  • Admire the elaborate Itsukushima Shrine
  • Take a tour of the UNESCO Listed 'Peace Memorial Park'

Customer Reviews

Japan is amazing with the contrast of cutting edge technology, brilliant infrastructure, friendly people, great food and a respect for their culture and traditions. We caught the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto in just the right light (the original shot glows). Not so much a Tripadeal as a ripper deal - excellent value.

Tim M, NSW

Cherry Blossom at Imperial Palace - Tokyo. Tour, guide, flights, meals & accommodation - all fantastic. Cherry blossoms spectacular & Mt Fuji a highlight. We just shake our heads and ask - how do they do it for the price??? Had such a wonderful time we are off to India in November with TripADeal.

Linda P, NSW

Booked the Essence of Japan trip, was absolutely amazing fit so many experiences into the trip. Went during spring just as the cherry blossoms were blooming. Our tour guide was amazing funny and very patient. Will never forget it

Jack S, NSW

Important info

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BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation via email. This email will direct you to an Online Passenger Booking Form. You must return your 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 TripADeal’s standard 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 TripADeal (unless otherwise stated)

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel Offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 13th June 2018

Travel Offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
- 9 Day Package: $800
- 10 Day Package: $950

Departure Dates
2017
March: 17, *24 (SOLD OUT)
May: 11 (SOLD OUT)
August: 2, 16 (SOLD OUT)
September: 5 (SOLD OUT)
October: 26

2018
March: 11, 13, 15
March: *20, *25 (SOLD OUT)
May: 16
May: 9 (SOLD OUT)
June: 13 (SOLD OUT)

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $450 per person/voucher

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth

Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $300 per person/voucher

FLIGHTS

Airline(s) Used
China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or Air China plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Arrive Early in Osaka
$300 per person/voucher subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stay Behind in Tokyo
$300 per person/voucher subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking


Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class: Buy Now for $3245 per person
Please note:
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded) - On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Osaka: Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
- Osaka: Shin Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza
- Toyohashi: Loisir Hotel
- Yamanashi: Route Inn Kawaguchiko
- Tokyo: APA Hotel & Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari
*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
- Osaka (Pre Tour): Not available
- Tokyo (Post Tour): $190 per room including breakfast
Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
- No child discounts apply; a full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 2 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 Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 44 per coach

Optional Tours / Activities
DAY 4:
- Kyoto Tour: $99 per person
DAY 7:
- Nikko National Park: $239 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

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 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 TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

EXCLUSIONS

- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Japan is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping $10 per person/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 with TripADeal.

VISAS

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 a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required

INSURANCE

TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance 

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or Travel Voucher reissue
1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ 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/ other travel provider will apply
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