★ Enjoy Japanese beef cuisine, and traditional Kaiseki in spa resort
★ Visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka, Kyoto and Osaka
◎ Additional Tours & Tour Guide’s tips will be collected upon reservation is made
◎ 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: 5 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D)
- International Airfare
Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge
- Additional Tour Fees and Tour Guide Tipping USD390 (=AUD550) per person
- Travel Insurance & Personal Expenses
- Japan Tourist Visa
Day 1: Australia – Tokyo
Upon arrival of Tokyo Narita International Airport, take the free transportation from airport to 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 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. The bridge is a symbol of the Palace. Afterwards we go to the Tokyo Skytree. With a height of 634 metres, it is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida. 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, which housing many traditional shops for souvenirs. Meiji Shrine was built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The original shrine was destroyed during World War II; the current one was re-built in 1958. This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established.
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), a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several hundred years ago. The eight ponds are fed by snow melt from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Visit Lake Kawaguchi before going to Nagasaki Peace Park – established in 1955, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II. At the park’s north end is the 10-meter-tall Peace Statue created by sculptor Seibo Kitamura of Nagasaki Prefecture. The statue’s right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons while the extended left hand symbolizes eternal peace. The mild face symbolizes divine grace and the gently closed eyes offer a prayer for the repose of the bomb victims’ souls. Tonight we either enjoy the famous Kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese Dinner or King crab buffet. Enjoy hotel facilities and all kinds of hot spring spa.
Hotel: Hamanako Royal Hotel or similar
Day 4: Shizuoka – Magome Juku – Kyoto(B/L/D)
After breakfast we head to Atsuta Shrine (Additional Tours). The shrine’s Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics, which include 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger that is a designated National Treasure of Japan. Proceed to Magome-juku (Additional Tours) after visiting a Jewelry workshop. Magome-juku was the 43rd of the 69 stations of the Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period. 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 – Nara – Osaka(B/L)
After breakfast we shall go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kiyomizu-dera (Additional Tours). The temple was founded in 778, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. Enjoy the traditional Japanese beef cuisine for lunch 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 accord. (B/L)
Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Hotel or similar
Day 6: Osaka – Australia(B)
After breakfast, tour guide will assist you with taking the airport shuttle (surcharge apply) to airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to the end.