22 Day ”Japan-All-Over” Tour 2018

Including Hokkaido & Okinawa Japan Golden Route, Kyushu and places off the beaten track

Departures:
08 MAY 2018 – Places available
08 SEP 2018 – Places available
18 OCT 2018 – Contact us for availabilities

Fully Escorted Tour / Group size: around 18 people

Welcome aboard a Tour

: This tour has been designed to cover many of the most famous destinations in Japan, from the Northern island of Hokkaido to the Southern island of Okinawa. A fully escorted tour over 21 days provides a wonderful opportunity to see Japan up close. The beauty and tranquillity of Hokkaido and its fascinating Ainu (Japanese aboriginal) culture; the rustic charm of Tohoku in Northern Honshu and a stay in a Japanese room and in an old samurai town; the bustle and excitement of vibrant Tokyo and the cultured charm of the traditional capital Kyoto will provide a kaleidoscope of experiences. Stroll through exotic locations in Kyoto familiar to many travellers from movies such as “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Visit hidden places which other package tours do not offer. Visit old Nakasendo, Tsumago/Magome village. Poignant Hiroshima and the nearby beautiful floating shrine of Miyajima Island; the secluded island paradise of Okinawa (once a separate kingdom). Stay in Onsen resorts and experience a traditional Japanese onsen (hot spring bath). Mingle with the locals in morning markets and local shopping streets as they shop for their families. Wander through ancient streets, little changed over hundreds of years and then speed between cities on the world famous bullet train.

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

Land Only price*/person/twin share : form $9,480
Single Supplement $2,580

*Please select One World member carriers for your international flights
This land arrangement tour price is designed to combine with One World member airlines for the international flights.

Day 1 TOKYO Tue 08 MAY
Sat 08 SEP
Thu 18 OCT

Check in at hotel in Tokyo. (Official check in time is 3:00 pm.) Evening is free at leisure.
(Airport transfer is not included)

No meals

Day 2 TOKYO – SAPPORO Wed 09 MAY
Sun 09 SEP
Fri 19 OCT

Morning, enjoy Tokyo sightseeing of Sensouji Temple and the colourful Nakamise shopping lanes. Fly to Sapporo. Upon arrival, transfer to
hotel in Sapporo. Check in for 2 nights.
Welcome Dinner.

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Day 3 SAPPORO – OTARU – SAPPORO Thu 10 MAY
Mon 10 SEP
Sat 20 OCT

Morning, visit Otaru port town. The town’s nostalgic, old fashioned atmosphere is enhanced by its architecture and layout and its picturesque canal. Afternoon, visit an Ainu (Japanese aborigine) outdoor museum to learn about Ainu culture. Return to Sapporo.

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DAY 4 SAPPORO – HAKODATE Fri 11 MAY
Tue 11 SEP
Sun 21 OCT

Travel from Sapporo to Hakodate by JR train along coastline of Southern Hokkaido. We make a visit to Goryokaku to Mt. Hakodate view of spectacular Hakodate Bay.

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Day 5 HAKODATE – OIRASE Sat 12 MAY
Wed 12 SEP
Mon 22 OCT

Morning, travel from Hakodate to Aomori by express train; Bus though Hakkodasan National Park. Enjoy visiting spectacular Oirase Gorge.
Stay at hot spring resort and enjoy dinner at hotel.

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Day 6 OIRASE – TOKYO Sun 13 MAY
Thu 13 SEP
Tue 23 OCT

Morning transfer to Hachinohe station to board the Bullet Train for Tokyo. Mid afternoon, arrive at Tokyo hotel and check in for 2 nights.

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Day 7 TOKYO – MT. FUJI – TOKYO Mon 14 MAY
Fri 14 SEP
Wed 24 OCT

Most popular activities! Mt. Fuji & Hakone full day tour to Mt. Fuji & Hakone. Enjoy a view of the famous Mt. Fuji and picturesque
Hakone including the Lake Ashi cruise and ropeway.

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Day 8 TOKYO – KISO VALLEY /TSUMAGO & MAGOME VILLAGES Tue 15 MAY
Sat 15 SEP
Thu 25 OCT

Travel to Kiso Valley with its quaint historical post towns, Tsumago & Magome, where cars are banned and signs of modernity such as power lines are hidden to maintain the old style ambience. Enjoy a traditional home style Japanese dinner and relax in an old inn for 1 night. Finish a wonderful day with a traditional Japanese bath and sleeping Japanese style on futon.

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Day 9 KISO VALLEY/TSUMAGO – TAKAYAMA – SHIRAKAWAGO – KANAZAWA Wed 16 MAY
Sun 16 SEP
Fri 26OCT

Today we are travelling to another old town, Takayama, whose isolation has allowed Edo period streets, lined with tiny shops and eating
places to survive to this day. Shirakawago is a small world heritage listed village, nestled in the mountains beside a pristine mountain river. Enjoy a walk through this village and soak up the atmosphere. Imagine village life centuries ago. Travel on to Kanazawa.

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DAY 10 KANAZAWA Thu 17 MAY
Mon 17 SEP
Sat 27 OCT

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kenrokuen Garden, Gold Leaf craft work shop and Higashichayagai geisha district. Afternoon at leisure.

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DAY 11 KANAZAWA – KYOTO Fri 18 MAY
Tue 18 SEP
Sun 28 OCT

Morning, travel to Kyoto by 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 enchanting Higashiyama district. Check-in at hotel in Kyoto for 3 nights.

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DAY 12 KYOTO Sat 19 MAY
Wed 19 SEP
Mon 29 OCT

Kyoto tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle. The Golden Pavilion is a spectacular gold clad Zen Temple
surrounded by a beautiful lake. Nijo Castle completed in 1626, was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Afternoon, at leisure.

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DAY 13 KYOTO Sun 20 MAY
Thu 20 SEP
Tue 30 OCT

Day at leisure.
Optional Tour: All departures: Another of our most popular activities! Japanese Dinner with Geisha.

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DAY 14 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA Mon 21 MAY
Fri 21 SEP
Wed 31 OCT

SPECIAL BONUS: MAY & OCT departure groups
njoy the famous Kyoto Toji flea market only open on the 21st day of each month which dates back hundreds of years. Walking here among the historic buildings and bustling crowds you can get a true feel for what makes Kyoto tick. Afternoon, travel to Hiroshima by Bullet Train and on to the Peace Park to visit the atomic bomb museum.

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DAY 15 HIROSHIMA – MIYAJIMA ISAND Tue 22 MAY
Sat 22 SEP
Thu 01 NOV

Morning, Miyajima Island tour by local train. Enjoy the famous floating Itsukushima Shrine and Torii gate.

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DAY 16 HIROSHIMA – KINTAIKYO – FUKUOKA Wed 23 MAY
Sun 23 SEP
Fri 02 NOV

Today we travel to Hiroshima JR station to catch a train for Kintaikyo. There we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Kintaikyo bridge, famously immortalized in Ukiyoe paintings, and catch a gondola to the mountaintop Iwakuni Castle from which we can also get a bird’s eye view of the valley. We travel on then to Fukuoka by JR train. Upon arrival at Fukuoka, we transfer to The Hyatt Fukuoka and check in for 2 nights.

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DAY 17 FUKUOKA- ARITA/IMARI- FUKUOKA Thu 24 MAY
Mon 24 SEP
Sat 03 NOV

Travel to the old porcelain villages of Arita and Imari. Visit master potter’s workshop. Arita, the cradle of porcelain manufacturing in Japan, is a quiet town nestled in mountains.

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DAY 18 FUKUOKA – OKINAWA/NAHA Fri 25 MAY
Tue 25 SEP
Sun 04 NOV

Today after a domestic flight from Fukuoka to Naha on Okinawa Island, we transfer to our hotel and check in for 2 nights. Afternoon, enjoy tour of Shuri Castle and walk through Kokusai Dori street, and Kosetsu ichiba market, filled with shops specializing less in trinkets and more in tasty treats.

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DAY 19 OKINAWA/NAHA Sat 26 MAY
Wed 26 SEP
Mon 05 NOV

Enjoy full day tour visiting Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, the most popular aquarium in Okinawa which features one of the largest aquarium tanks in the world; Ryukyu Mura, a recreation Okinawan village that allows visitors to experience the local culture, performing arts, and nature first-hand.

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DAY 20 OKINAWA/NAHA – TOKYO Sun 27 MAY
Thu 27 SEP
Tue 06 NOV

Travel to Tokyo. Check-in at luxury hotel for 1 night. Afternoon, join walking tour by metro enjoy visiting Meiji shrine, Omotesandou. Farewell dinner at hotel.

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DAY 21 TOKYO Mon 28 MAY
Fri 28 SEP
Wed 07 NOV

Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting. Leave hotel for Tokyo airport to catch flight for home.
(Airport transfer is not included)
– Tour Concludes –

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DAY 22 HOME Tue 29 MAY
Sat 29 SEP
Thu 08 NOV

Arrive home.

Important: Fitness Level – Reasonable walking involved. Should be able to comfortably walk
at least 2 kilometres without stopping.

SPECIAL BONUS: MAY
MAY departure group might be lucky enough to catch Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido.
SPECIAL BONUS: MAY & SEP
MAY. SEP. departure groups enjoy the famous Kyoto Toji Temple flea market only open on the 21st day of each month.
SPECIAL BONUS: OCT
OCT. departure group might be lucky enough to catch Autumn Colour in Northern area.

Basic Land Only Package includes: –

  • Fully escorted tour, by experienced guide
  • 3 x Domestic flights’ airfare (Tokyo– Sapporo, Fukuoka-Naha-Tokyo)
  • All Transfers as specified
  • Luggage transfers, 1 large case per person
  • 20 nights deluxe accommodation with private en-suite facility
  • Total 28 Meals: Daily Breakfast(20), Lunch(2). Dinner(6)
  • Tour starts and ends in Tokyo to make it easier for tour members to link with their international flights
  • Hokkaido Sapporo, Otaru port town tour, visit to Ainu, Japanese aborigine outdoor museum
  • Hakodate day tour, Goryoukaku and Hakodate mountain
  • Picturesque drive through scenic Hakkodasan National park and an enjoyable walk through the spectacular Oirase
    gorge. Stay at an Onsen hot spring
  • Kiso valley tour of Tsumago and Magome villages
  • Tokyo tour of Asakusa temple, Meiji shrine and Harajuku Omotesando
  • Mt. Fuji and Hakone full day tour
  • Kanazawa samurai town sightseeing of Kenrokuen garden, Gold leaf workshop and Higashi Chayagai geisha
    District
  • Shirakawago village and Takayama old town
  • Kyoto tour visiting Golden pavilion, Nijo castle and Kiyomizu temple
  • Hiroshima Peace Park tour and visit to Miyajima floating shrine in the Inland Sea
  • Kintaikyo tour, visiting Iwakuni castle and Kintaikyo Bridge
  • Imari and Arita pottery village tour and visiting master potter’s work shop
  • Okinawa stay and half day tour of the Shuri castle, Kokusai Dori and Kousetsu ichiba market. Northern Okinawa full day tour, visiting Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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