Tour overview

Departure date –

25 November 2022

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • Flights - International economy flights with Qantas and domestic flights to be confirmed closer to departure date (in the case of unforeseen circumstances we will notify passengers if we need to change to an equivalent airline for international flights)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily (during touring days only).
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group
  • Luggage - Porterage included at hotels where it is available (limit 1 20kg luggage per tour participant) Visa Application Not included but we will

Not Included

  • Visa Application - Not included but we will assist you with obtaining necessary Visas to enter Japan. Cost to be confirmed once we have further clarification.
  • PCR Test - Not included but negative result required 72 hours prior to leaving Aus.
  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - MELBOURNE/TOKYO

Depart Melbourne bound for Tokyo. We will arrive into Tokyo around 8pm tonight. Transfer straight to hotel and rest.

Accommodation - Shinjuku Keio Plaza hotel or similar

Meals - As per fight

Day 2 - TOKYO DAY TOUR

Visit Marunouchi area (Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station). Afterwards we visit Asakusa area and then Rikugien Japanese Garden to view the beautiful Autumn leaves.

Accommodation - Shinjuku Keio Plaza hotel or similar

Meals - B / L / D

Day 3 - TOKYO / HAKONE

This morning we drive to Hakone Museum to see the golden maple leaves. Stop in Hakone area for free time and lunch at own leisure. Lake Ashi cruise in afternoon and check in at a Hot Spring Hotel. We encourage you to try the onsen bath facilities. Tonight, enjoy a kaiseki style dinner.

Accommodation - Isawa Motosu View Hotel or similar

Meals - B / D

Day 4 - HAKONE / NAGOYA

The drive to Nagoya will be a few hours and we will depart in the morning. Upon arrival, visit Nagoya Castle and then Osu Kannon Temple where you can write your wishes and tie them to lanterns. After checking in at hotel, enjoy free time and own dinner arrangements in Osu Shopping district.

Accommodation - Nagoya Kanko Hotel or similar

Meals - B / L

Day 5 - NAGOYA / KYOTO

This morning take the shinkansen to Kyoto station (bus driver will load up luggage and meet us there). After lunch, your guide will show you around a couple of Kyoto’s finest temples and gardens for you to appreciate their Buddhist aesthetic and magnificent autumn displays. Dinner tonight will be at a popular restaurant in which a maiko (apprentice Geisha) will join us for a performance. You have the opportunity to engage with her in person and learn about this centuries only art form and life of a modern day Geisha.

Accommodation - Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar

Meals - B / L / D

Day 6 - KYOTO FREE DAY

Today we encourage you to take some time to relax and enjoy this amazing city at your own pace. If available, your local guide may be able to offer their own private tours (at additional cost).

Accommodation - Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar

Meals - B

Day 7 - KYOTO / ARASHIYAMA / KYOTO

In the morning drive to Arashiyama which is famous for it’s bamboo surroundings. Enjoy a rickshaw ride area (included) and then some free time before lunch. In the afternoon, visit Kinkakuji temple (Golden Pavilion) which is one of the best spots to visit during Autumn. Back to hotel for rest.

Accommodation - Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or similar

Meals - B / L / D

Day 8 - KYOTO / OSAKA

We continue our journey to Osaka this morning. Have lunch at Dontonburi district with guide and a bit of time to explore this bustling area. After lunch visit to Osaka Castle and then check in at hotel. Tonight we will drop you off at Shinsaibashi area to explore and arrange own dinner.

Accommodation - Osaka Hyatt Regency or similar

Meals - B / L

Day 9 - OSAKA / HIROSHIMA / OSAKA

We journey to Hiroshima via Shinakensen today. Upon arrival, hop on the ferry to Miyajima Island, where sightseeing will be at a leisurely pace on foot. Visit Itsukushima Shrine and explore the traditional market town at leisure. Return by ferry and then visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Return to Osaka tonight for dinner.

Accommodation - Osaka Hyatt Regency or similar

Meals - B / L / D

Day 10 - OSAKA / OKINAWA

After so many days of touring it is time for a change of scenery! Today, we take a domestic flight to Naha airport and arrive in Okinawa, which is often regarded as the Hawaii of Japan! After checking into our hotel, we welcome you to your first dinner in Okinawa.

Accommodation - Loisir Hotel Naha or similar

Meals - B / D

Day 11 - OKINAWA

This morning we visit Shurijo Castle park, then Kokusai Street for exploration and lunch. Afterwards we can give customers option of staying back at hotel for rest/relaxation and for those who want to shop, return transfers to Okinawa Outlet mall Ashibinaa. Regroup later tonight for dinner.

Accommodation - Loisir Hotel Naha or similar

Meals - B / L / D

Day 12 - OKINAWA / TOKYO

We bid farewell to Okinawa and take a domestic flight back to Tokyo. Upon arrival at airport, your guide will pick you up and assist with hotel check in. Free time for rest of the day.

Accommodation - Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel or similar

Meals - B

Day 13 - TOKYO

This morning your guide will take your group out to enjoy a day trip to Nikko National Park. This place is home to many shrines, temples and bridges scattered across which harmonizes with the beautiful scenery. Back to Tokyo at night.

Accommodation - Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel or similar

Meals - B / L / D

Day 14 - TOKYO / MELBOURNE

This morning enjoy some free time until late in the afternoon we make our way to Haneda airport for our flight with Qantas back home.

Accommodation - N/A
Meals - B

Day 15 - ARRIVE MELBOURNE

Meals - As per flight

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