16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams – 2018

Deluxe Quality Accommodation ★★★★

Departures:
Sun. 14 October 2018 [Tour code: 16D141018]
Sun. 28 October 2018 [Tour code: 16D281018]
Sun. 11 November 2018 [Tour code: 16D111118]

Fully Escorted Small Tour / Guaranteed departures Tour Size around 18 people

Welcome aboard a Tour of Japan.
Enjoy the cool Autumn ambiance of Japan. Walk through rustic villages, majestic castles and beautiful temples and then speed between cities on the famous Bullet Train. Experience the majesty of Mt. Fuji; the tranquillity of Kyoto and the excitement of Tokyo. Amble through inspiring bamboo forests and visit famous gardens to enjoy the seasonal beauty of Japan. Get a feel for the real Japan by exploring historic Kyoto, by staying in an historic Onsen (hot spring) village Ryokan and visiting a world heritage listed village in the countryside for a truly unique experience. Visit Hiroshima & the famous Miyajima floating shrine. 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 !

Tour Prices
15 days in Japan From $6,980 /Twin share/person
Single Room Supplement From $1,300
Day 1 SYDNEY – TOKYO Sun 14 OCT
Sun 28 OCT
Sun 11 NOV

Arrive in Tokyo and check in at hotel.

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Day 2 TOKYO – MT. FUJI & LAKE KAWAGUCHI Mon 15 OCT
Mon 29 OCT
Mon 12 NOV

We travel today to visit Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous icon. We stroll around the ancient Sengen shrine and visit the “5th station” on Mt. Fuji. Travel on to scenic Lake Kawaguchi area and check in at hotel with Fuji view for 1 night. Welcome dinner.

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Day 3 LAKE KAWAGUCHI – KYOTO Tue 16 OCT
Tue 30 OCT
Tue 13 NOV

This morning we travel on to the ancient capital Kyoto by Bullet Train. In the afternoon, enjoy a Kyoto sightseeing tour, visiting World Heritage listed Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle.

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Day 4 KYOTO Wed 17 OCT
Wed 31 OCT
Wed 14 NOV

We start the day with a visit by local trains to Fushimi Inari Taisha, where we explore the array of almost 5,000 vermilion torii gates wending their way through the hills behind Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine. This afternoon experience the sights, sounds and smells of historic Nishiki arcade, provedores to Kyoto’s leading restaurants.
Optional Geisha Dinner $220: Traditional Japanese Kaiseki dinner with Geisha accompaniment & traditional dance performances.

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Day 5 KYOTO Thu 18 OCT
Thu 01 NOV
Thu 15 NOV

Today visit Kiyomizu temple, built into the mountainside overlooking the city. We join pilgrims and locals as they climb the steep and busy lanes of the Higashiyama district.
Sagano Optional tour $45: The Kyoto countryside area of Sagano is famous for its bamboo groves and specialty handcraft shops including pottery, Japanese rice paper, bamboo craft and handmade clay bell shops.

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Day 6 KYOTO – Visit Northern Kyoto New! Fri 19 OCT
Fri 02 NOV
Fri 16 NOV

We visit Ohara today, a rural town up in the mountains of northern Kyoto, famous among Japanese travellers not only for the nearby Sanzenin temple gardens, but also its charming string of tiny shops lining the path from the town to the temple. Dinner this evening at a hotel Japanese restaurant.

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Day 7 KYOTO – MIYAJIMA – HIROSHIMA Sat 20 OCT
Sat 03 NOV
Sat 17 NOV

Morning, we travel to Hiroshima by Bullet Train. We visit Miyajima Island, famous for Itsukushima Shrine & floating torii gate, officially one of Japan’s “Top 3 Views” and another well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 8 HIROSHIMA Sun 21 OCT
Sun 04 NOV
Sun 18 NOV

We visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and learn about the history of Hiroshima. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima’s unique past. A-bomb Legacy Successors will give testimony on behalf of survivors in a talk to JANESCO members.

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Day 9 HIROSHIMA – KANAZAWA Mon 22 OCT
Mon 05 NOV
Mon 19 NOV

This morning we travel to the samurai town of Kanazawa. Upon arrival enjoy sightseeing of the Nagamachi Samurai District located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle. Well preserved streets and buildings evoke the ambiance of the Edo Period. Visit Nomura-ke, a restored samurai residence displaying the lifestyle and artefacts of the era when samurai were prosperous. Visit also Kenrokuen garden, one of Japan’s 3 most famous. Late afternoon, check in at hotel in Korinbou, in central Kanazawa for 3 nights.

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DAY 10 KANAZAWA – SHIRAKAWAGO – TAKAYAMA – KANAZAWA Tue 23 OCT
Tue 06 NOV
Tue 20 NOV

Travel on to Shirakawago Ogimachi, a small world heritage listed village, nestled in the mountains beside a pristine mountain river. After a stroll through this bucolic village we move on 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 11 KANAZAWA – WAJIMA – KANAZAWA Wed 24 OCT
Wed 07 NOV
Wed 21 NOV

This morning, JANESCO offers for the first time a trip to Noto peninsula and visit Wajima Morning Market famous for local seafood product and Wajima lacquer ware. On the way back to Kanazawa visit Kutani Pottery master potter’s workshop for a demonstration by the master himself.

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DAY 12 KANAZAWA – NOZAWA Onsen Hot Spring Resort Thu 25 OCT
Thu 08 NOV
Thu 22 NOV

Travel to Iiyama and transfer to Nozawa, a 370 year old authentic hot spring town with a quaint village atmosphere. Enjoy a dip in an Onsen and a traditional Ryokan dinner.

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DAY 13 NOZAWA – TOKYO Fri 26 OCT
Fri 09 NOV
Fri 23 NOV

This morning we travel back to Tokyo by the new Hokuriku Bullet Train line, arriving midday. Upon arrival we transfer to your hotel and check in for 2 nights.

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DAY 14 TOKYO Sat 27 OCT
Sat 10 NOV
Sat 24 NOV

We take a morning sightseeing tour of Tokyo by local transportation, visiting Asakusa Temple where we stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping street, Meiji shrine and Omotesandou. Remainder of day is free. Farewell dinner at hotel.

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DAY 15 TOKYO – HOME Sun 28 OCT
Sun 11 NOV
Sun 25 NOV

Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting or perhaps an optional half day activity.
Tour concludes.

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DAY 16 HOME Mon 29 OCT
Mon 12 NOV
Mon 26 NOV
Arrival home. Interstate passengers – connecting flight.

 

Tour Package includes:

  • Fully escorted tour by experienced English speaking tour escorts
  • Pre-reserved Japan Rail tickets by ordinary class
  • All transfers and admissions for sightseeing as specified
  • Baggage porterage – one piece/person
  • Deluxe quality accommodation with private facilities
  • Total of 18 meals included – Breakfast(14) and Dinner(4)
  • Sightseeing tour of Mt. Fuji 5th station & Lake Kawaguchi
  • Kyoto 4 half day sightseeing tours to visit Golden Pavilion, Nijo castle Fushimi-Inari Kiyomizu and Ohara region
  • Sightseeing tours to Hiroshima, Miyajima with Seto Inland sea ferry
  • Kanazawa half day tour of Kenrokuen Garden, Higashiyama old district, Samurai residential area
  • Tour of Noto peninsula and famous Wajima Morning market
  • Takayama morning market and visiting old streets
  • Shirakawago ( World Heritage) – sightseeing of the village
  • Nozawa Onsen Hot spring Ryokan stay
  • Optional tours available with English speaking guides.

    Day 4 Kyoto Geisha Dinner $220: Japanese Dinner with Geisha accompaniment & traditional dance performances.
    Day 5 Kyoto Sagano Tour $ 45: Half day tour of Kyoto countryside Sagano Bamboo Grove region by local trains.

IMPORTANT: ‘s tour escorts and English speaking guides are all fully licensed and we take great pride in meeting all necessary compliances and precautions mandated by JNTO (Japan National Tourist Organisation).

 

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