13 Day Japan Autumn Dreams

 

13 Day Japan Autumn Dreams 2012

Deluxe Quality Tour / Small Escorted Tour

Tue. 23rd OCT. & Mon. 19th NOV. 2012 Brochure

[Tour code: 13D231012 / 13D191112]

Tour Price

Economy Class

Package

from $5,860.00 per person / twin share + tax & other charges.
from Adelaide Brisbane Canberra Melbourne Perth Sydney.
Land Arrangement $5,130.00 per person / twin share
Single supplement

Your own room

$ 900.00 your own room

Welcome Aboard a Tour of Japan. The Autumn Dreams Tours have been designed for our customers to catch the cool crisp colours of Autumn and to experience some new features which have never been offered before by anyone else. Experience a proper Kyoto style Kaiseki multi-course dinner at a traditional restaurant with accompaniment of a young geisha and a special traditional dance performance just for members. These tours include strolls through exotic locations in Kyoto familiar to many travellers from movies such as “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Visit famous destinations and out of places.

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

Day 1 SYDNEY – NARITA – TOKYO Tue 23 OCT
Mon 19 NOV
Day flight to Narita Airport and transfer to Tokyo hotel.

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Day 2 TOKYO Wed 24 OCT
Tue 20 NOV
Sightseeing tour of Tokyo visiting Imperial Palace Plaza, Tsukiji outer fish market, Asakusa Temple and stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping arcade and Ginza (drive through). Welcome Dinner

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Day 3 TOKYO Thu 25 OCT
Wed 21 NOV
Day at leisure.
*Mt. Fuji & Hakone Optional tour is available with English speaking guides. 1 day – from $180 person

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Day 4 TOKYO – TAKAYAMA – SHIRAKAWAGO Fri 26 OCT
Thu 22 NOV
Travel by bullet train to Nagoya and then on to Takayama, whose isolation has allowed Edo period streets, lined with tiny shops, museums and eating places, to survive to this day. Travel on to Shirakawago, a small world heritage listed village, nestled in the mountains beside a pristine mountain river. Enjoy a traditional home dinner and breakfast, during your stay overnight in a centuries old thatched roof farm house including sleeping Japanese style on futon and a traditional Japanese bath.

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Day 5 SHIRAKAWAGO – KANAZAWA Sat 27 OCT
Fri 23 NOV
After a morning walk around the village, travel to, travel to a Japanese rice paper workshop by motorcoach and learn how traditional paper is made. Upon arrival at Kanazawa visit the local bustling Omichi food Market.

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Day 6 KANAZAWA Sun 28 OCT
Sat 24 NOV
Visit Kanazawa’s old geisha district Higashicyayagai, Gold Leaf craft work shop, Kutani pottery work shop, Kenroku-en garden, one of Japan’s most famous gardens and samurai residential area. Afternoon free at leisure.

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Day 7 KANAZAWA – KYOTO Mon 29 OCT
Sun 25 NOV
Morning, travel to Kyoto by JR trains. After checking in at hotel, 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 district.

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Day 8 KYOTO & NARA Tue 30 OCT
Mon 26 NOV
Full day sightseeing tour of Kyoto & Nara, visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle. After lunch, travel to Nara visiting Todaiji-temple, deer park and Nigatsu-do temple. Return to Kyoto.

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Day 9 KYOTO Wed 31 OCT
Tue 27 NOV
Day at leisure.
*Optional tours available with English speaking guides. Hiroshima & Miyajima Island in inland sea Tour – $190/person.

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Day 10 KYOTO – KISO VALLEY – TOKYO Thu 01 NOV
Wed 28 NOV
Travel to Tsumago, a town seldom visited by group tours, where cars are banned and signs of modernity such as power lines are hidden to maintain the old style ambience. After strolling along the old streets and soaking up the atmosphere, travel on to Tokyo.
Farewell Dinner.

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Day 11 TOKYO Fri 02 NOV
Thu 29 NOV

Day at leisure. Perhaps visit Nikko, Kamakura, or 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 & Kirifuri Waterfall Tour 1 day with Lunch – $190/person
2.Kamakura Tour 1 day with Lunch – $140/person.

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Day 12 TOKYO – AUSTRALIA Sat 03 NOV
Fri 30 NOV
Free time until 3:30pm 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.

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Day 13 AUSTRALIA Sun 04 NOV
Sat 01 DEC
Morning Arrival. Interstate passengers connecting flight.

 

Package Inclusions

  • Economy class return airfares (Airlines charges and taxes are additional)
  • High quality Deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • Meals included total 20 meals – Breakfast (11), Lunches (1), Dinners (7),
    Supper(1)
  • Baggage porterage – one piece
  • All transfers including Bullet trains and admissions for sightseeing as specified
  • Tokyo sightseeing tour visiting Imperial Place plaza, Tsukiji Fish market (outer market) and Asakusa temple
  • Takayama sightseeing including Takayama’s famous morning market
  • Sightseeing tour to Shirakawago World Heritage listed village and enjoy experience farm house stay
  • Kanazawa sight seeing tour of Kenrokuen Garden, Higashiyama Geisha district, Samurai residential area
  • Visit Kanazawa Kutani pottery’s Master potter’s workshop and view demonstration – special
  • Kyoto sightseeing tour including Golden Pavilion, Nijo castle, Kiyomizu Temple
  • Nara half day sightseeing tour visit Todaiji Temple, Deer park. and Nigatsu-do temple
  • Tsumago villages (Kiso Valley of Nagano) sightseeing – special
  • Japanese traditional rice paper making hands – on experience. special

 

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