16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams – 2014

16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams – 2014

 

Deluxe Quality Tour / New Destinations ! Day 8 & Day 9

Departure: Fri. 7th NOV ’14

[Tour code: 16D071114]

Tour Price

Total Package
Tour price
Economy Class package from $6,780 +taxes & other charges
Twin share/person
Land Only $6,050 / Twin share/person
Single supplement $1,050
From Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra , Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Welcome Aboard a Tour. Experience the tranquility of Kyoto and the excitement of Tokyo. Walk through rustic villages, majestic castles and beautiful temples. Experience the majesty of Mt. Fuji, visit Hiroshima & Miyajima floating shrine. See traditional handicraft made. Tours include strolls through exotic locations in Kyoto familiar to many travellers from movies such as “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Stroll through inspiring bamboo forests and visit famous gardens to enjoy the seasonal beauty of Japan. Visit many hidden places which other package tours do not offer.
This package is designed to offer a quality tour at an affordable price.

We are confident that we have created a most interesting and memorable holiday in Japan for you !

Day 1 SYDNEY – TOKYO Fri 07 NOV

Day flight to Narita airport and transfer to hotel in Tokyo. A light Supper will be served at hotel.

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Day 2 TOKYO Sat 08 NOV

Sightseeing tour of Tokyo including Imperial Palace/Niju Bashi bridge, Tokyo observation deck, Asakusa temple and a stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping arcade. Lunch included.

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Day 3 MT. FUJI & HAKONE Sun 09 NOV

Travel to Mt. Fuji & Hakone region and enjoy picturesque Hakone including the lake Ashi cruise and ropeway. Lunch at local restaurant. Check in at Onsen (hot spring resort). Welcome dinner at hotel.

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Day 4 HAKONE – KYOTO Mon 10 NOV

Travel on to Kyoto by Bullet train. Afternoon, visit Kiyomizu temple overlooking the city. Part of the fun of visiting Kiyomizu temple is the approach to the temple along the steep and busy lanes of the atmospheric Higashiyama.

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Day 5 KYOTO – NARA – KYOTO Tue 11 NOV

Full day sightseeing tour of Kyoto & Nara visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle. Afternoon, travel for Nara, the ancient capital of Japan and visit Todaiji temple, Nara deer park, Kasuga shrine. Return to Kyoto. Dinner at hotel.

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Day 6 KYOTO Wed 12 NOV

Day at leisure.
Optional dinner arrangement is available tonight.
Geisha dance and traditional Japanese Dinner.

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Day 7 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA – OKAYAMA Thu 13 NOV

Mid morning, travel to Hiroshima. Visit the Hiroshima Peace museum and Miyajima Island, a small island, famous for Itsukushima Shrine & floating torii gate, officially one of Japan’s Top 3 Views and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay in Okayama for 3 nights.

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Day 8 IYA VALLEY – TAKAMATSU – New ! Fri 14 NOV

Cross inland sea, visit Takamatsu Ritsurin Park which is the largest national special scenic Beauty Garden, made up of 6 ponds and 13 hills beautifully arranged against the green pine trees as well as many stone arrangements that evolve into the wonderful style of the early Edo era. Afternoon, visit Iya Valley which is one of Japan’s three hidden valleys. Its tall peaks and deep gorges were historically a safe haven for the Heike Clan after their defeat by the rival Genji Clan during civil wars of the 12th century.

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Day 9 BICHU TAKAHASHI – FUKIYA New ! Sat 15 NOV

Visit Takahashi, a well preserved old town which is home to samurai residences & merchant houses that date back to the Edo Period. Visit Matsuyama Castle which sits high up on the mountain above town and is the only original mountaintop castle and the oldest surviving castle in Japan. Also visit Fukiya Village, an Edo style town with many traditional houses which remain since the Edo period. It is also known as the town of “Bengara”, which is a coloured ink made from oxidized iron produced in this area during the Edo period.

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DAY 10 OKAYAMA – KURASHIKI – KANAZAWA Sun 16 NOV

Morning, travel to Kurashiki a well preserved Edo period mercantile town. Enjoy a stroll through this fascinating town. Then travel on to Kanazawa.

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DAY 11 KANAZAWA Mon 17 NOV

Sightseeing tour to Kanazawa’s old geisha district, Gold Leaf and famous Kutani Pottery workshops , the former samurai residential area and the Kenrokuen garden which is one of Japan’s most famous gardens. Afternoon at leisure.

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DAY 12 KANAZAWA – SHIRAKAWAGO – TAKAYAMA Tue 18 NOV

Travel to a Japanese rice paper workshop and learn how traditional paper is made. Travel on to Shirakawago Ogimachi, a small world heritage listed village, nestled in the mountains beside a pristine mountain river. Travel to another old town Takayama whose isolation has allowed Edo period streets, lined with tiny shops, museums and eating places, to survive to this day. Return to Kanazawa.

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DAY 13 KANAZAWA – TOKYO Wed 19 NOV

Morning at leisure. Mid day travel back to Tokyo. Check in for 2 nights.

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DAY 14 TOKYO Thu 20 NOV

Day at leisure. Perhaps go to Ginza and Roppongi for window shopping, or to the electrical town of Akihabara. Your tour coordinator will help organise your activity.
♦ Optional tours available with English speaking guides.
1.Nikko Tour 2.Kamakura & Yokohama Tour

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DAY 15 TOKYO – AUSTRALIA Fri 21 NOV

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 Australia.

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DAY 16 AUSTRALIA Sat 22 NOV
Morning Arrival. Interstate passengers connecting flight.

 

Package Inclusions

  • One way airport transfer voucher by “Airport Limousine Coach”.
  • Japan Rail pass-ordinary class. All transfers and admissions for sightseeing as specified.
  • Baggage porterage – one piece.
  • Deluxe quality accommodation with private facilities.
  • Total of 26 meals included – Breakfast (14) Lunch (3) Dinner ( 7 ) , Supper ( 1 )
  • Mt. Fuji & Hakone tours with Lake Ashi cruise and Ropeway ride.
  • Kyoto 2 half day sightseeing tours to visit Golden Pavilion, Nijo castle and Kiyomizu temple.
  • Kanazawa half day tour of Kenrokuen Garden, Higashiyama old district, Samurai residential area.
  • Nara half day sightseeing tour visit Todaiji Temple, Deer park, Kasuga shrine.
  • Sightseeing tours to Hiroshima, Miyajima with Seto Inland sea cruise, Okayama and Kurashiki.
  • Day tour of Takamatsu and visit Ritsurin Park and Iya Valley, one of Japan’s three hidden valleys.
  • Day tour to Bichu-Takahashi, visit the oldest surviving castle in Japan.
  • Shirakawago ( World Heritage) sightseeing of the village.
  • Takayama sightseeing including Sanmachi old streets.

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