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Highlights of Japan (10 Days)

From $2,599.00 to $3,899.00

Discover the beauty of Japan

This tour offers a great way to take in the cultural heritage of Japan. You'll start with three nights based in Osaka, exploring that city as well as Nara and Kyoto – cities famous for their well-preserved ancient temples and monuments. Travelling east to Nagoya, you'll learn about the modern transformation of Japan into a manufacturing powerhouse, at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Back to nature and culture, the tour then visits scenic Hakone and sacred Mount Fuji, before two days in Tokyo for sightseeing, shopping, or your choice of a diverse range of optional activities.

Key Features:
Explore the bustling capital Tokyo and experience traditional Japanese culture and heritage
Explore the modern city Osaka, with its boisterous nightlife & hearty street food
Pray for your fortunes at the lovely Heian Jingu Shrine
Feed the gentle sika deer at Nara Park
Drink from clear springs at the foothills of Mount Fuji
Enjoy planned activities and free time in Tokyo

This tour offers a great way to take in the cultural heritage of Japan.

Set departure dates from 7 Nov 2017 - 6 Nov 2018
Offer valid until 17/11/17

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Highlights of Japan 10 day tour including flightsSKU: MNX004
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4 simple steps to make one day today
1. Buy your holiday voucher with the option of 5 easy monthly payments
2. We will contact you to confirm your departure dates
3. Book your preferred dates within 30 days or we’ll give your money back
4. Enjoy your holiday!

 

ITINERARY
Day 1  Australia - Osaka 
Take an international flight from Australia to Osaka via a connecting city.
Day 2  Osaka Arrive in Osaka.
Your friendly tour guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your airport hotel.
Day 3 Osaka - Nara - Osaka
Visit Todaiji Temple, with its Great Buddha Hall housing the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. Wander through Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free, before travelling to Osaka. Visit Osaka Castle, which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the sixteenth century, before being dropped off at Dōtonbori, which exemplifies Osaka’s vibrant food culture. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 4  Osaka 
Spend today free at your own leisure. You may spend the day visiting one of the most spectacular Japanese aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan; or taking a day trip to Hyogo to visit Himeji Castle, a unique enormous Japanese castle decorated in white. An optional day tour is available for some departure dates. Please check the attached optional program information. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 5 Osaka - Kyoto - Nagoya 
This morning, travel to Kyoto by bullet train to visit Heian Jingu Shinto Shrine. Next, visit Kinkakuji: Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple and World Heritage site with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of Shinden, Samurai, and Zen. Travel to Nagoya to visit Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Here you will learn about the history of Toyota as a textile machinery manufacturer and how it became a successful mass exporter and manufacturer of automotive technology, including robots. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 6 Nagoya - Hakone - Mt. Fuji 
Today, visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji, through porous layers of lava, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by locals. Afterwards, visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, and Hakone Shrine. Standing at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi, the shrine buildings are hidden in a dense forest. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 7 - Mount Fuji - Tokyo 
Visit Meiji Shrine in the morning, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Later, stroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples, and browse for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street. Your last stop today is Tokyo Tower, to enjoy a panoramic view of enormous Tokyo city. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 8 -  Tokyo 
Visit Meiji Shrine in the morning, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Later, stroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples, and browse for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street. Your last stop today is Tokyo Tower, to enjoy a panoramic view of enormous Tokyo city. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 9 - Tokyo - Australia 
Today, transfer to the airport to board your flight via a connecting city to Australia. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 10  - Australia
Arrive home this morning.

FACILITIES
Hotel Accommodation
The hotels we use are carefully selected to provide you with a comfortable stay in a relaxing environment.
Osaka - Kansai Airport Washington Hotel / Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel or similar
Nagoya - Tokyu Rei Hotel or similar
Mount Fuji - Yamanokako Sun Plaza Hotel or similar
Tokyo - Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

INCLUDES
Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne flying with China Eastern Airline, China Southern Airlines or Air China
7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
Meals as indicated
Bullet train from Osaka to Kyoto
Coach transportation & transfers
Admissions to scenic attractions
English speaking tour guide

EXCLUDES
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Tipping prepaid in Australia: AUD$140
Personal expenses