◆ Enjoy Japanese beef cuisine, and delicious buffet at the hotel.
◆ Visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Osaka, Sapporo, Sounkyo, Tokachi, Jozankei
◆ Osaka/Sapporo domestic flight baggage fee USD25 per peice (20kg)/pay at airport
◆ We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary according to actual situation
◆ Airport Shuttle transfer are NOT included in the itinerary
What is Included
- 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
- Professional local English speaking guide
- Modern air-conditioned coach
- Meals: 9 Breakfasts (B),8 Lunches (L), 6 Dinners (D)
- International Airfare
Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge
- Additional Tour & Tour Guide Tipping USD750 (=AUD1050 ) per person for Whole Tour
- Travel Insurance & Personal Expenses
- Japan Tourist Visa
Day 1: Australia – Tokyo
Upon arrival of Tokyo Narita International Airport, take the free transportation from the airport to the hotel. (For the customers whose flights arrive between 10:30-21:30 will meet the guide in the airport.) If you miss the last shuttle (depart at 22:30), please proceed to hotel on your own expenses. Taxi charge is approximately USD20.00. Tour guide will assist guests to check in at hotel lobby. For guests arriving at Haneda Airport, please make own arrangement to Hilton Narita Hotel.
Remark: For customers who arrive at Haneda Airport, we can arrange a hotel in Tokyo. Every pax pay additional USD80 for the accommodation in Tokyo City (min 2 pax).
Hotel: Narita Hilton Hotel or similar
Day 2: Tokyo (B/L)
After breakfast, we first head to the Imperial Palace of Tokyo – the residence of the royal family – and visit the “double bridge” (Nijubashi) over the moat. Afterwards we go to the Tokyo Skytree. And then we proceed to Senso-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. The Nakamise-dori is a street on the approach to the temple. Meiji Shrine was built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.
Hotel: Urawa Royal Pines Hotel or similar
Day 3: Tokyo – Shizuoka (B/L/D)
After breakfast we head to Fuji Mountain (Additional Tours), a perfect spot to view the stunning Fuji Mountain. And then visit Oshino Hakkai (Additional Tours). Visit Lake Kawaguchi before going to Nagasaki Peace Park. At the park’s north end is the 10-meter-tall Peace Statue created by sculptor Seibo Kitamura of Nagasaki Prefecture. Tonight we either enjoy the famous Kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner, or King crab buffet.
Hotel: Hamanako Royal Hotel or similar
Day 4: Shizuoka – Kyoto (B/L/D)
After breakfast we head to Atsuta Shrine (Additional Tours). Proceed to Magome-juku (Additional Tours) after visiting a Jewelry workshop. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji, which was the precursor to a part of the Nakasendō, running through the Kiso Valley.
Hotel: Otsu Prince Hotel or similar
Day 5: Kyoto – Osaka (B/L)
After breakfast we shall go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kiyomizu-dera (Additional Tours). Enjoy traditional beef cuisine before going to Tōdai-ji (Additional Tours) in Nara. Tōdai-ji is currently the world’s largest wood structure. Afterward we shall spend some times for shopping at the duty free and Shinsaibashi, and enjoy all kind of delicious cuisines in the nearby Dotonbori at your own expense.
Hotel: Star Gate Kansai Airport or similar
Day 6: Osaka – Sapporo – Soukyo (B/L/D)
In the morning, take the hotel shuttle to the airport for your domestic flight to Sapporo. First, travel to Furano and visit the Farm Tomita (Additional Tours). Afterward, continue to Biei, and enjoy the scenic view along the way. After lunch, visit the colorful Shikisai No Oka (Add. Tours). Take a stroll along the Aoiike Blue Pond. In the late afternoon, arrival at the center point of Mount Kurodake, Sounkyo, and check in at the hotel.
Hotel: Sounkaku Grand Hotel or similar
Day 7: Sounkyo – Lake Akan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, travel to Sounkyo Valley (Additional Tours). See the two beautiful waterfalls in the valley, the Ginga Waterfall and Ryusei Waterfall, which cascade down the 100 meter high cliffside. Also see the valley of Oobako, where the beautiful rock formation along the river is said to resemble folding screens. Continue to Abashiri and enroute visit the Ryuhyo Museum (Additional Tours). The museum provides a simulated drift ice experience in a room where the temperature is set at -15c° and get to know the small creature of “Sea Angel” which can only be found under the drift ice in Hokkaido. After, visit Lake Mashu (Additional Tours), which has been called the clearest lake in the world. At 19.66 km2 and 212 meters deep, the caldera lake is known for its remarkable water clarity as there are no rivers running into or out of the quiet lake, which adds to the mystery where the lake comes from as it is surrounded by the sheer cliffs. Proceed to Lake Kussharo where rumored that a sea monster has once lived in. Proceed to the onsen hotel and check in. Tonight enjoy the buffet Dinner at hotel.
Hotel: New Akan Hotel or similar
Day 8: Lake Akan – Tokachi (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take a cruise on Lake Akan and see the scenic shoreline where different view can be found between the four seasons. Continue to Kushiroshi Tanchozuru Natural Park (Additional Tours) where you find the famous habitat of the red-crowned crane. Proceed to Tokachi and check in at onsen otel on arrival. Tonight dinner features the Toyonishi Beef and various fresh vegetables.
Hotel: Hotel Daiheigen or similar
Day 9: Tokachi – Jozankei (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, also known as the Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and other volcanic activity. For lunch, enjoy the Japanese seafood hot pot or bento. Afterward, continue to the Bear Park to see the Ussuri Brown Bears. Take the Usuzan Cableway where you can have the panoramic view of Shōwa-shinzan and its volcanic lava dome (Additional Tour). You will also get a close up view of the Showa-Shinzan Volcano Tonight; enjoy the local delicacies at the hotel for dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Shikanoyu or similar
Day 10: Jozankei – Sapporo – Australia (B)
After breakfast, visit the Otaru Canal. The canal makes for a pleasant stroll during the day adorned with Victorian style street lamps. Afterward, proceed to visit the Kitaichi Glass Pavilion. Kitaichi Glass dates back to 1901. Here you will find several stores and art galleries. You can also visit the stores to experience the making of the Kitaichi Glass before heading to the Chitose airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end.
(Please arrange departure flight after 13:30)