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    • Day 1 Osaka Arrival
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      Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to the hotel to prepare for your tour tomorrow.

      Stargate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

    • Day 2 / Osaka, Kiku-Masamune Sake, Himeji City, Okayama
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      After breakfast, you will be brought to Kiku-Masamune Sake, which is the most authentic and abidingly popular variety of Japanese sake. You will taste this traditional alcohol, and will enjoy the sweetness of the sake. After that you will be transferred to Kobe where you can enjoy the signature WaGyu beef lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the beautiful city, Himeji. This town has been featured in a series of Japanese, and foreign films due to its picturesque old-Japan look. Here, you will see the famous many-tiered white Himeji Castle (built in 1580) which is acclaimed as Japan’s most beautiful and complete historic citadel. The castle was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Okayama, and will check-in to the hotel.

      Okayama International Hotel or similar

    • Day 3 / Okayama, Korakuen Garden, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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      This morning you will visit Okayama Korakuen. This is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan- a sterling example of the precepts of Japanese garden design, and a cultural heritage site for the world to treasure. It is also one of the few Daimyo gardens in the provinces where historical change can be observed. Afterwards, you will continue your trip to the next destination – the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. The memorial is commonly known as the Atomic Bomb Dome. This represents Hiroshima as the first city to fall victim to nuclear bombing, and is registered as a world heritage site as a symbol of prayer for permanent world peace, and the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Afterwards, you will head to the hotel in Hiroshima to check into the hotel to rest.

      Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel or similar

    • DAY 4 / Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Okayama
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      Today begins with a trip to Miyajima Island. After a short boat trip, you will arrive at Miyajima Island, which is one of the most scenic spots in Japan. It has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments. You can take a stroll here or choose to experience the local wagashi (Japanese confectionary) making at an extra cost. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Okayama.

      Okayama International Hotel or similar

    • DAY 5 / Okayama, Kurashiki, Kobe Harborland, Osaka
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      Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Kurashiki. The town of Kurashiki is one of the largest industrial towns in Western Japan, as well as a sightseeing city that preserves the atmosphere of olden-day Japan. The scenery of the old days is mostly preserved with white earthen-walled warehouses and villas lined up along the Kurashiki River, weeping willows swinging their branches over the river, and stone bridges. After that you will be transferred to the Kobe Harborland. Opened in 1992, Kobe Harborland is a large-scale shopping and recreation district and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kobe. Enclosed by both the sea shore and lush greenery, Kobe Harborland offers a number of sight-seeing opportunities including the pier, the pedestrian bridge and seaside sightseeing spots. Afterwards, drive back to Osaka and check into the hotel to rest.

      Stargate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

    • DAY 6 / Osaka, Osaka Castle, Asahi Breweries, Shinsaibashi, Todaiji Temple
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      Following breakfast, you will go to visit to Osaka Castle from outsied, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. Constructed in 1583, it served as a symbol of the unification of Japan in the 16th century. You will then continue on to Asahi Breweries in Suita where you can watch the entire brewing process, and also enjoy the freshly brewed beer in an open-area tasting room. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the famous Shinsaibashi shopping district. In the afternoon, you will proceed to the city of Nara, which was the first capital city of Japan. Your first stop will be the Todaiji Temple, home to the great bronze Buddha. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world, and the surrounding park is full of thousands of holy deer.

      Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel or similar

    • DAY7 / Osaka
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      Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore Osaka at your own pace, or you can choose to join the optional Kyoto city tour. During the optional tour, you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, and will enjoy a traditional kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Gallery. You will conclude the optional tour with a visit to the Nishiki Market, famous for its unique Japanese cuisine.

      Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel or similar

    • DAY8 / Osaka, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kiyomizu Temple, Toyohashi
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      After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will visit the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha, also known as “Oinari-san”. Inari shrines are the most well-known shrines to Japanese people; there are approximately thirty thousand throughout the country, frequented by people of all ages. Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine which all the others are affiliated with. In the 1300 years since its establishment in 711AD, people have gathered here to pray for bountiful harvests, business prosperity, the safety of their home and family, and the fulfillment of all kinds of other wishes. You will continue on to visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple which was first constructed in the 7th century and rebuilt in 1633. On the journey to the temple you will walk through a beautiful shopping district where souvenirs, Kyoto ceramics, Japanese Mochi, and snacks can be purchased.
      At the end of the day, you will be transferred to Toyohashi by bus.

      Toyohashi Loisir Hotel or similar

    • DAY9 / Toyohashi, Grinpia Makinohara, Hakone, Owakudani, Tokyo
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      Following breakfast, you will travel to Hakone to visit the Owakudani volcano, and will witness its sulphurous fumes, hot springs, hot rivers, and on a clear day, the best view of the iconic Mount Fuji. Here you will get to enjoy a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway (cable car). You will also visit Grinpia Makinohara Tea Factory, where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea. Afterwards, drive to Tokyo and check into the hotel to rest. Please Note: Your trip to Owakudani will depend on the weather, if the weather does not permit, alternative arrangements will be made.

      Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar

    • DAY10 / Tokyo
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      After breakfast, you will join the tour to the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. The tour will include a visit to the Tokyo Tower from outside. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. You will stop at the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle, which was constructed in 1457. You will then head toAsakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensoji Temple, the structure is a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century and is the oldest temple in all of Japan.Head to the famous Nakamisen shopping street where traditional Japanese food, souvenirs and novelty items can be purchased. You will also stop at Ameyoko Market. The bustling street way is an ideal place to shop for souvenirs, see vendors hawking their wares and sample some of cheapest, rustic food, at the seafood or various ethnic restaurants. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the famous shopping district of Ginza.

      Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar

    • DAY12-13 / Tokyo Departure
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      Today you will be flight back home by scheduled flight on your own arrangement. We hope you enjoyed your journey to Japan with us!

  • Package Includes

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    • Flights
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      International roundtrip airfare
      Private coach with air conditioning

    • Tours
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      Sightseeing admissions as specified
      Private coach with air conditioning
      English speaking guide

    • Accommodation
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      11 nights' accommodation -
      o 2 nights in Osaka: Stargate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar
      o 2 nights in Okayama: Okayama International Hotel or similar
      o 1 night in Hiroshima: Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel or similar
      o 2 nights in Osaka: Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel or similar
      o 1 night in Toyohashi: Toyohashi Loisir Hotel or similar
      o 3 nights in Tokyo: Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar

      • English – speaking local guides
      • Sightseeing and entry fees listed on itinerary
      • Airport taxes
      • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
      • Oneway transfer from airport to hotel
      • All domestic transportation

      Return international flights

      • (Economy class) departure from Melbourne/Sydney

      Preferred Partner Airlines

      • China Southern Airlines
      • China Eastern Airlines
      • Air China
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses
      • Single supplement surcharge
      • Tips and gratuities to Drivers/Tour Guides
      • Departure city surcharge for Brisbane/Perth
      • Travel insurance (Highly Recommended)
      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy for departures from Sydney/Melbourne. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge ($350 per person, subject to availability).
      • Single supplement of $900 is payable upon booking for single travellers
      • Tips andGratuities forDrivers/TourGuides AUD140 pp
      • Payable at the time of booking AUD350 pp departure from Brisbane/Perth
      • The promotional tour is non-refundable outside the money back guarantee period after the reservation is confirmed.
      • If travel is more than 90 days from the date of reservation, all travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveller’s passport and provide passport copies within 30 days of the reservation being made. If travel is within 60-90 days from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 15 days. If travel is within 60 days of r from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 7 days. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • If travel is more than 90 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 15 days.  For travel within 60-90 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 7 days. If travel is within 60 days, no money back guarantee is provided.
      • No child discounts applies for all children (2-11) travelling with their parents.
      • Travel insurance covering lost baggage, accidents, and trip cancellation/interruption is highly recommended.
      • All currencies are in AUD Dollars unless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Explore the wonders of Japan and its people

Osaka

Osaka
  • Osaka Castle
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Shinsaibashi
  • Todaiji Temple

Okayama

Okayama
  • Kiku Masamune sake
  • Himeji City
  • Korakuen Garden
  • Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
  • Peace Memorial
  • Miyajima Island
  • Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Itsukyshima Shrine

Kyoto

Kyoto
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • Kiyomizu Temple

Hakone

Hakone
  • Owakudani Volcano
  • Grinpia Makinohara Tea Factory

Tokyo

Tokyo Leisure Day
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Imperial Palace
  • Nakamisen Shopping Street
  • Ameyoko Market
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Ginza
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13 Day Japan tours 2020

$6999
Value
$3699
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Duration
13 days 11 nights

Departure Cities

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