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9 Days | Highlights of Japan | with Hiroshima

Tokyo - Mt Fuji - Hamamatsu - Osaka - Kyoto - Hiroshima

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8 Nights of premium accommodation with daily breakfast

Professional, english-speaking guide and coach transport

Experience Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto and more!

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Embarking on a journey to Japan is an immersive experience that transcends the conventional notion of a mere holiday; it's an odyssey into a world where tradition seamlessly intertwines with modernity, offering a kaleidoscope of cultural wonders that captivate the senses.

Venture into the heart of Japan's bustling cities, where the vibrant energy of Osaka beckons with its brightly lit streets and a culinary scene that tantalizes the taste buds. Savor the essence of local cuisines that transcend mere sustenance, becoming a symphony of flavors that tell the story of generations past. Osaka, a city that never sleeps, pulsates with life, inviting you to delve into its unique blend of contemporary dynamism and historical richness.

Transition from the urban sprawl to the ancient allure of Kyoto, a city frozen in time. Wander through its labyrinthine streets, where each corner reveals a glimpse into the past – age-old temples and shrines, standing as silent witnesses to the centuries that have unfolded. Kyoto, a living museum, invites you to step back in time, providing a profound connection to Japan's storied history.


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No exploration of Japan would be complete without beholding the majestic silhouette of Mount Fuji, its snow-capped peak reaching towards the heavens. Marvel at the breathtaking panorama that unfolds before your eyes, a testament to the natural beauty that defines Japan's landscape. The sheer magnitude of Mount Fuji's presence serves as a reminder of the country's awe-inspiring topography.

In the city of Hiroshima, pay homage to history at the Peace Memorial Park, a poignant reminder of the resilience and hope that emerged from the ashes of tragedy. Engage with the narratives etched into the city's fabric, reflecting on the enduring spirit of humanity in the face of adversity.

And the journey doesn't end there – elevate your adventure with our enticing tour extension packages. Choose to explore the vibrant culture of South Korea, unravel the mysteries of Taiwan, or bask in the sun-kissed beauty of the Okinawa Islands. Customize your experience with these build-it-yourself deals, ensuring that your sojourn in the Land of the Rising Sun transcends expectations and becomes an indelible chapter in your travel repertoire.

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

Day 1

Arrive Tokyo

Upon arrival in this vibrant city, make your way to your hotel to check in and rest after your journey.

Tokyo is the bustling capital city of Japan, known for its cutting-edge technology, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant city life. As one of the world's most populous cities, Tokyo is home to over 13 million people and is a hub of business, fashion, and entertainment. There is a vast array of things to see and do in Tokyo, from visiting historic temples and shrines to experiencing the latest in fashion and technology. Popular tourist attractions include the Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Crossing, Tsukiji Fish Market, the Imperial Palace, and the Meiji Shrine.

Tokyo is also known for its delicious cuisine, with a wide range of traditional and modern Japanese dishes to try. From sushi and ramen to tempura and yakitori, there's something for everyone to enjoy.The city is divided into distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. From the high-energy atmosphere of Shinjuku and Shibuya to the serene gardens of Ueno and Rikugien, there is always something new and exciting to explore in Tokyo.

Accommodation: Hotel Mystays Premier Omori

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2

Tokyo

Experience Tokyo's highlights with an included tour. 

Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories, also known as the Tokyo City View, which are two observation decks located on the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku,Tokyo. The building is one of the tallest in Tokyo, standing at 243 meters high, and offers stunning panoramic city views. Guests will also visit Odaiba Seaside Park, known for its shopping and nightlife. Here you can see Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge and the replica Statue of Liberty. 

You will also have the chance to grab lunch at Tsukiji Fish Market, the world's largest seafood market. Sample some of the freshest sushi in Tokyo and take in the sights and sounds of the bustling market.

Then, explore Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most famous temple. Take a stroll through the Nakamise-dori shopping street and explore the temple grounds, including the Jokoro incense burner and the main hall of the temple. Take a break at a nearby café or tea shop to enjoy a traditional Japanese snack and relax for a bit.

Accommodation: Hotel Mystays Premier Omori

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Tokyo  Mt.Fuji  Hamamatsu

Today, depart Tokyo and head onwards to the iconic Mt Fuji. On your way, visit the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse: a key part of the scenery along the shores of Yokohama Port. Once used as the city's main shipping hub, this historic site is now a bustling and vibrant center of local culture and community. Then, stop at Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji.

Accommodation: Hotel Crown Palais Hamamatsu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Hamamatsu Osaka

Today, journey onwards to amazing Osaka! Japan's third largest city, it is known as a lively city with a thriving food culture, and its residents are very proud of their city's nickname: 'Japan's Kitchen', and as soon as you step foot in this city you'll understand why! Osaka is famous for its mouth-watering local specialities (such as okonomiyaki, kushikatsu and takoyaki, just to name a few), but it is also very proud of its food culture. 

Today, visit Osaka Castle. Particularly important during during 1583 - 1585, when warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi built it and ruled Japan from there. This amazing structure consists of moats, turrets and walls that reach up to the main central tower of 55 metres high with a platform which visitors can enjoy the incredible views of Osaka city.

Plus, visit the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum and experience the Ninja lifestyle first hand. The Ninja House has all sorts of astounding secrets for you to discover: traps, fake hallways, stashed weapons, escape routes and more. Some of these secrets even be experienced first-hand.

Accommodation: Osaka Tokyo REI Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Osaka Kyoto Bullet Train Day Tour

Experience beautiful Kyoto with a trip on the bullet train to this incredible city. On arrival, begin your tour with a visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha. Famous for its thousands of bright, vermillion torii gates, Fushimi Inari is one of the most iconic shrines in Kyoto. Then, journey towards Arashiyama, a beautiful mountainous area in Western Kyoto known for its many temples and its serene bamboo groves. See the Togetsu Bridge which spans the Katsura River and has become a symbol of the area. 

We then make our way over to Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. This stunning temple consists of three floors, each demonstrating a different architectural style, while the top two floors are covered in exquisite gold leaf. 

Accommodation: Osaka Tokyo REI Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Osaka (day at leisure)

Enjoy a free day in Osaka, or opt to join in one of many excursion options (at an extra cost). 

Accommodation: Osaka Tokyo REI Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Osaka  Himeji  Hiroshima

Today, journey from Osaka towards Hiroshima, site of the infamous atomic bombings of the 20th century. Visitors can experience Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome, as well as wander the unique city.

On the way, visit one of Japan's last surviving feudal age castles: Himeji Castle. Himeji Castle is also called 'the White Heron Castle', because of its sweeping, elegant architecture. It was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country.

Accommodation: Hotel Kuretakeso Hiroshima Otemachi

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Hiroshima  Osaka

Today visit the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Experience the sprawling grounds of the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome, both of which commemorate the victims of the atomic bomb used in World War II.

Afterwards we make our way back to Osaka.

Accommodation: Sarasa Hotel Namba

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Osaka Home

Today, make your way to the airport and begin your journey home.

Want to stay longer, explore some more of Japan or add on an amazing extension to South Korea, Taiwan or the Okinawa Islands? Options available at check out!

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy airfare departing from Sydney or Melbourne (All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, or Qantas. For 2024 Departures, Singapore Airlines will be used)
  • 8 nights twin share hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Professional tour guide
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

 

Optional add-ons and tour extensions

Add on an extension to your amazing Japan trip! Available at check-out.

Ancient South Korea Adventure: 7 Days | From $2499pp*

Inclusions: 

  • Flights
  • 6 nights 4-star twin share accommodation
  • Enjoy six breakfasts, five lunches and two dinners
  • Professional tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

Take Off to Taiwan: 7 Days | From $2699pp*

Inclusions:

  • Flights
  • 6 nights twin share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Professional tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated coach transportation
  • Hassle-free airport transfers
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

Sightseeing and experiences including:

  • Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
  • Taroko National Park
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

Okinawa Islands Experience: 5 Days | From $1159pp*

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Domestic flight from Osaka to Naha one way
  • 2 Guided Day tours
  • Return ferry ticket from Naha to Tokashiki Island
  • Monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

*Some dates may be subject to a peak-season surcharge. 

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Optional recommended programs
  • Optional tour extensions
  • Personal expenditure
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers (available as add-on at checkout)

 

Important Information:

Child Policy: want to bring the family? Get in touch with us for a quote!

Solo supplement: There is a single supplement of $1500 payable on check out. Please note if travelling SOLO and booking a Return Transfer, the cost is $350 each way so $700 total.

Visa: Australian passport holders currently do not need a Visa to visit Japan, Taiwan or South Korea for visits under 90 days. For those travelling on alternative passports, please understand your entry requirements by visiting your embassy or government website prior to departure. 

Travel Insurance: We highly suggest that all guests on this itinerary have full comprehensive travel insurance. We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To get a quote and book, please click HERE.

Departure Dates


NOV 2024
14 th
Thursday 14 Nov 2024  ‐  Friday 22 Nov 2024
FEB 2025
27 th
Thursday 27 Feb 2025  ‐  Friday 07 Mar 2025
Surcharge
+ $750 p.p
MAR 2025
06 th
Thursday 06 Mar 2025  ‐  Friday 14 Mar 2025
Surcharge
+ $750 p.p
MAR 2025
13 th
Thursday 13 Mar 2025  ‐  Friday 21 Mar 2025
Surcharge
+ $750 p.p
MAR 2025
27 th
Thursday 27 Mar 2025  ‐  Friday 04 Apr 2025
Surcharge
+ $1,250 p.p

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