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11 Days | Best of Japan by Rail Pass | With Flights

Tokyo - Osaka

Return Economy Class Flights from Australia to Japan

10 Nights of Accommodation across your two base cities in Japan

A Japan Rail Pass for Day Touring from Tokyo and Osaka

Venture out of the major cities and discover beautiful hidden gems!

From $3,599 Typically $4,599 Include flight pp twin share

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Visiting Japan with a rail pass is an exciting way to explore the Land of the Rising Sun, and it offers unparalleled convenience and affordability.

With a Japan Rail Pass in hand, you can embark on a remarkable journey through this beautiful country, allowing you to traverse its diverse landscapes, from bustling metropolises to serene countryside. This flexible travel option is perfect for travelers who want to immerse themselves in Japanese culture, history, and cuisine while efficiently moving from one city to another.

Starting your adventure in Tokyo, Japan's dynamic capital, is a fantastic choice. With five nights in this sprawling city, you can delve into its rich cultural heritage by visiting iconic landmarks such as the historic Meiji Shrine and the cutting-edge Tokyo Skytree. The city's efficient public transportation system, including the famous Tokyo Metro, allows you to explore neighborhoods like Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara with ease. From Tokyo, you can take day trips to nearby places like Nikko, Kamakura, or Yokohama, all easily accessible by Japan's extensive rail network.

After Tokyo, you will take your journey westward to Osaka, Japan's culinary capital and a vibrant urban hub. Spend five nights in this lively city, known for its mouthwatering street food, ancient castles like Osaka Castle, and vibrant nightlife in the Dotonbori district. From Osaka, you can explore the nearby cities of Kyoto and Nara, both steeped in history and culture. The convenience of the rail pass allows for seamless travel, making it possible to experience the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, the enchanting Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, or the adorable Nara deer park.


Read our Blog about 'How To Spend Two Weeks In Japan'


Japan should undoubtedly be on every traveler's list for a multitude of reasons. Its blend of ancient traditions and modern innovation creates a unique and captivating atmosphere. The country is renowned for its impeccable hospitality and safe environment, making it a welcoming destination for travelers of all backgrounds. The cuisine, including sushi, ramen, and tempura, is a gastronomic delight, offering a vast array of flavors and culinary experiences.

The natural beauty of Japan is also a major draw. From the cherry blossoms that paint the country in shades of pink during spring to the serene landscapes of Mount Fuji and the enchanting Japanese gardens, there's no shortage of picturesque moments. The rich history, visible through its historic temples, shrines, and samurai castles, allows visitors to step back in time and appreciate Japan's cultural heritage. Furthermore, the Japanese people's respect for tradition, art, and discipline are both humbling and inspiring. The efficient public transportation system, exemplified by the renowned Shinkansen or bullet trains, ensures that travelers can experience the entirety of this enchanting nation with ease and efficiency.

Visiting Japan with a rail pass, using Tokyo and Osaka as your base for exploration, allows you to experience the best of what this captivating country has to offer. With a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition, stunning landscapes, mouthwatering cuisine, and a warm, welcoming culture, Japan's allure is undeniable. By making these two vibrant cities your home for a while, you'll unlock the wonders of Japan's extensive rail network and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're an avid foodie, history buff, nature lover, or simply a traveler seeking something extraordinary, Japan has something to offer, and your journey will be all the more memorable with a rail pass in hand.

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Itinerary Downloadable Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11

Day 1

Australia Tokyo, Japan

Today you will arrive in Tokyo! After you clear customs and immigration, make your way to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours at leisure!

Meals: Inflight Menu

Accommodation: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza PREMIER Tokyo or similar

Day 2

Tokyo

You are in Japan! Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Tokyo. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

 

Meals: None

Accommodation: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza PREMIER Tokyo or similar

Day 3

 Tokyo

You are in Japan! Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Tokyo. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza PREMIER Tokyo or similar

Day 4

 Tokyo

You are in Japan! Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Tokyo. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza PREMIER Tokyo or similar

Day 5

 Tokyo

You are in Japan! Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Tokyo. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza PREMIER Tokyo or similar

Day 6

Tokyo  Osaka

Today you will check out of your hotel in Tokyo and take the train to Osaka. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Oaska Station or similar

Day 7

Osaka

Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Osaka. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Oaska Station or similar

Day 8

Osaka

Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Osaka. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Oaska Station or similar

Day 9

Osaka

Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Osaka. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Oaska Station or similar

Day 10

Osaka

Take advantage of your Japan Rail Pass and venture out to the cities and towns that surround Osaka. The day is yours at leisure!

  • Japan has an extensive and incredibly efficient rail network, you can pretty much assume that trains go almost everywhere you'd want to visit.  Japanese trains are clean, comfortable and unbelievably punctual. 
  • Train travel in Japan is really easy.  Language is seldom a problem, stations have signs & departure boards in English as well as in Japanese.
  • The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.  If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Oaska Station or similar

Day 11

Osaka Australia

Today its time to bid farewell to Japan! Check out from your hotel and make your way to the airport. Check-in and board your return flight home. We hope you have enjoyed your train adventure through Japan!

Meals: Inflight Menu

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return Economy Class Flights from Melbourne Perth, Sydney & Brisbane to Tokyo and Osaka
  • Surcharges available on checkout for customers coming from Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra
  • 5 Nights at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza PREMIER Tokyo
  • Economy Rail from Tokyo to Osaka
  • 5 Nights Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Oaska Station
  • A 14 day Japan Rail pass for day touring from Tokyo and Osaka

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Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (Mandatory)
  • Visas
  • Optional recommended programs or tour extensions
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenditure
  • Tips and Gratuities 

Solo Supplement: There is a solo supplement of $1500 available on checkout.

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