11 Day Japan Discovery Tour 2013
Sat. 02 March 2013 – Booking Closed
Sat. 25 May 2013 – Booking Closed
Fully Escorted Small Group Tour / Deluxe Accommodation
6 nights in Ancient Capital, Kyoto
|Twin Share from $3,880.00 /person/twin share|
|Single supplement $ 690.00|
Welcome aboard a JANESCO Tour of Japan.The 11 days Japan Discovery Tour has been designed for people who wish to discover and experience a taste of Japan in a shorter stay at an affordable price on an escorted tour. Group sizes are relatively small. Experience some new features… such as famous cities and picturesque Mt. Fuji national park. Visit Kyoto the ancient capital and stay for 6 nights. Walk through the Geisha district of Kyoto which you may recognise from “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Enjoy visiting hidden places seldom seen by visitors to Japan, as well as world renown Hiroshima & Miyajima and the samurai town of Kanazawa. We are confident that we have created a most interesting and memorable holiday for the budget traveller. This is a great introduction to the sights and culture of Japan.
|Day 1 SYDNEY/NARITA|
|Arrive Narita Airport and transfer to Tokyo hotel.
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|Day 2 TOKYO|
|Morning tour of Tokyo visiting Tokyo tower, Imperial palace, Asakusa Temple and stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping street, Ginza (drive through).
Welcome Dinner at hotel.
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|Day 3 TOKYO /MT. FUJI & HAKONE / KYOTO|
|Morning, leave by Bullet train for Mt. Fuji Hakone National Park region. Enjoy picturesque Hakone including a Lake Ashi ferry trip and
Komagatake Gondola ride. Lunch included. Travel on to Kyoto.
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|Day 4 KYOTO|
|Morning at leisure. Afternoon, enjoy Kyoto tour visiting .Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendou, and Kiyomizu Temple.
|Day 5 KYOTO|
|Enjoy morning tour of Kyoto, visiting Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion and the Imperial Palace. Afternoon at leisure.
|Day 6 KYOTO (Hiroshima optional tour )|
|Day at leisure. Perhaps take a full day optional tour of Miyajima Island & Hiroshima or Nara afternoon tour.Optional tours
1.Miyajima Island & Hiroshima 1 day tour
$ 190.00/person (minimum 2 people)
( using your JR rail pass to travel )
2. Nara half day tour
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|Day 7 KYOTO|
|Day at leisure.
Optional Tour of Kanazawa
Morning, travel to Kanazawa (also known as “Little Kyoto”, famous for its pottery,lacquer ware, Yuzen kimono silks and gold leaf by super express train. Visit Samurai residential area, Kenrokuen Park which is one of Japan’s famous gardens, gold leaf manufacturing work shop and Higashiyama Geisha house district. Return to Kyoto.
Optional tour available with English speaking gides.
1.Kanazawa Samura town $ 180.00/person
( using your JR rail pass to travel to/fro Hiroshima by bullet trains)
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|Day 8 KYOTO|
|Morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto’s south-west Sagano – Arashiyama district, bamboo forest walk-way, small farm houses, a pottery and bamboo craft shop, and taste of the Kyoto countryside. Remainder of the day is free.
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|Day 9 KYOTO – TOKYO|
|After enjoying a relaxing morning, travel back to Tokyo by Bullet train. Check in at hotel in Tokyo.
Farewell dinner at hotel.
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|Day 10 TOKYO – AUSTRALIA|
|Free time until 4:00pm when we will leave for Narita Airport to catch our flight to Australia. Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting or some optional half day activity. Afternoon, leave hotel for Narita by airport bus. Depart for your home.
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|Day 11 AUSTRALIA|
Morning Arrival. Interstate passengers connecting light.
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Basic Package includes:
- High quality Deluxe accommodation with private facilities
- 7 day Japan Rail pass
- 18 Meals included ? all breakfast and dinners. Breakfast (9), Lunches (1), Dinners (8)
- Baggage porterage ? one piece
- All transfers and admissions for sightseeing as specified
- Tokyo sightseeing tour visiting Tokyo tower, Imperial palace, Asakusa Temple and stroll down the
colourful Nakamise shopping street, Ginza (drive through)
- Full day Mt. Fuji & Hakone sightseeing tour including including a Lake Ashi ferry trip and Komagatake
- Kyoto sightseeing tour visiting Heianshrine, Sanjusangendou, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Golden
Pavilion, Imperial Palace and Sagano Arashiyama
[Optional tours] price per person
- Hiroshima & Miyajima Island ($190.00)
- Nara half day tour ($ 85.00)
- Kanazawa full day tour ($180.00)