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    Tokyo, Hakone, Mount Fuji, Toyohashi, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima

    • Day 2 / Tokyo - City Tour
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      After breakfast, you will visit the beautiful capital city of Tokyo for a city tour. The tour will include a visit to the outside of the Tokyo Tower. This iconic structure was first opened in 1958 and stands at 333 metres high. Then you
      will stop at the Imperial Palace, otherwise known as Edo Castle, which was constructed in 1457. You will also visit the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, located at Tokyo Bay. You will then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known
      as Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century and the oldest temple in Japan. The tour will conclude with a trip to the famous Nakamise shopping street, where you can find traditional Japanese food, souvenirs and novelty items.

    • Day 3 / Hakone - Asahi Breweries, Owakudani, Hakone Heiwa Park
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      Following breakfast, you will travel to Asahi Breweries in Kanagawa where you can watch the entire brewing process and also enjoy the freshly brewed beer in an open-area tasting room. You will then continue on to Hakone to visit the Owakudani volcano, and 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) and visit the Hakone Peace Park. Please Note: Your trip to Owakudani will depend on the weather and if the weather does not permit, alternative arrangements will be made.

    • DAY4 / Five Lakes District To Toyohashi - Mount Fuji, Oshino Hakkai, Kakegawa City
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      This morning, you will begin with a trip to the Fujisan World Heritage Centre located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Here, you will learn the history of eruption, nature and culture of Mount Fuji and view the mountain from a special viewing platform. The tour will then proceed on to Oshino Hakkai, a small scenic village with eight ponds in Oshino. Each pond is filled with melted snow from Mount Fuji and are quite deep with interesting fresh water plant life and large fish that make a visit to the ponds almost like visiting an aquarium. You can even drink the cool fresh water straight from the source – if you dare. After lunch, you will continue on to Kakegawa city, where you will taste authentic Japanese green tea.

    • DAY5 / Toyohashi To Kyoto - Kiyomizu Temple - Osaka
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      After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will continue to Kyoto, a romantic city renowned for its traditional and new architecture and cultural life style. The city was the country’s capital for thousands years. Once you arrive, you will 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. Later this afternoon, you will be transferred to Osaka.

    • DAY6 / Kyoto – Leisure Day
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      Today, following breakfast, you are free to explore the historic city at your own pace or you can choose to join the optional city tour. During the optional tour, you will visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion and 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.

    • DAY7 / Osaka - Nara
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      Following breakfast, 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. You will also visit the
      beautiful Kasuga Taisha, Nara’s most celebrated shrine, that is dedicated to the deity responsible for the city’s protection. After lunch, you will continue to Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s most famous landmarks. Constructed in 1583 it served as a symbol of the unification of Japan in the 16th century. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant or Osaka hotel.

    • Osaka DepartureOsaka, Kiku-Masamune Sake, Kobe, Himeji City
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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 enjoy the sweetness of the sake here. 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 has been featured in a series of Japanese and foreign films due to its picturesque old-Japan look. In here, you can see the famous many-tiered white Himeji Castle (built in 1580) which is acclaimed as Japan, s most beautiful and complete historic citadel. It was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Okayama and check-in hotel in the evening.

    • Okayama, Okayama Korakuen
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      This morning you will pay a visit to Okayama Korakuen. It 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 head to the hotel in Hiroshima to check-in and rest.

    • Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial
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      Today begins with a trip to Miyajima Island. After a short boat trip, you will arrive 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. Then, you will continue your trip to the next destination; the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. It is commonly well known as the Atomic Bomb Dome. This represent Hiroshima, the first city to fall victim to nuclear bombing is registered as a world heritage site as a symbol of prayer for permanent world peace and the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

    • Mazda Museum, Iwakuni, Kintai Bridge
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      After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will travel to the Mazda Museum. You will move through an exhibition area of Mazda models from the very first autorickshaw to the latest models. After lunch, you will continue on to visit Iwakuni. You will visit Kintai Bridge, the symbol of Iwakuni. It is a historical wooden arch bridge which was built in 1673. With a series of five wooden arches, the bridge spans the Nishiki River. For almost three hundred years, the bridge stood without using nails. This traditional construction is known as one of the Japan, s three great bridges. Here, you can choose to take a cable car to visit the castle and overlook the whole area before heading back to hotel for the evening.

    • Kurashiki, 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 Kurashiki River, weeping willows swinging their branches over the river, and stone bridges. Afterwards, drive back to Osaka and check-in hotel for rest.

    • Osaka Departure
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      Today you will be transferred to Kansai International Airport for your flight home. 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
      Tour tipping

    • Accommodation
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      12 nights' accommodation - 2 nights in Tokyo: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar 1 night in Shizuoka: Ito Sun Hatoya Hotel Shizuoka or similar 1 night in Toyohashi - Loisir Hotel, Toyohashi or similar 2 nights at Ostu: Biwako Hotel or similar 2 nights in Osaka: Stargate Hotel Kainsai or similar 2 night in Okayama: Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama or similar 2 nights in Hiroshima: APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi or similar.
      Meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners

      • Tour tipping
      • International roundtrip airfare
      • Sightseeing admissions as specified
      • Private coach with air conditioning
      • English speaking guide
      • 7 nights’ accommodation:
        2 nights in Tokyo: Sunshine Prince Hotel Ikebukuro or similar
        1 night in Shizuoka: Ito Sun Hatoya Hotel Shizuoka or similar
        1 night in Toyohashi: Loisir Hotel, Toyohashi or similar
        2 nights near Kyoto: Biwako Hotel or similar
        1 night in Osaka: Stargate Hotel Kansai or similar
      • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
      • Upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours.
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
      • Trip delay or interruption by the airline schedule change
      • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy for departures from Sydney/Melbourne. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge.
      • Single supplement of $1200 is payable upon booking for single travellers
      • 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 discount on special deal
      • Every effort is made to ensure that the room type requested in your original reservation is made available to you. However, we cannot guarantee the actual bedding configuration (e.g., King, Twin, Extra bed) of the room. These requests are forwarded to the hotel and are subject to availability on the day of check-in.
      • During Japan high season, stay overnight at Kyoto may change
        Rooms are subject to availability. If a hotel is not available, we will book an alternative and inform guests of any supplement/reduction in costs
        Please note that hotel rooms in Japan are smaller in sizes compare to other countries
      • All currencies are in AUD Dollars unless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Explore the wonders of Japan and its people

Tokyo

Tokyo
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Imperial Palace
  • Rainbow Bridge

Hakone

Hakone
  • Owakudani Volcano
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Hot Springs

Kyoto

Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Kyoto ceramics
  • Japanese Mochi and snacks
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Japan Panorama 14 day

$4999
Value
$3999
Per Person
Duration
14 days 12 nights

Departure Cities

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Adelaide / Perth

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2019 Tour Dates

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14 DAYS $4999

AVAILABLE DATES WILL CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
March 2019: 26
April 2019: 020916
May 2019: 142128
June 2019: 0411
July 2019: 16
August 2019: 27
September 2019: 1024
October 2019: 1529
November 2019: 1226

* INDICATES HIGH SEASON DATES - ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY.
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