16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams New

 

16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams 2013

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

Fri. 8 November 2013 Brochure

[Tour code: 16D081113]

Tour Price

Total Package
Tour price
Economy Class package from $6,780 +taxes & other charges
Twin share/person
Land Only $6,200/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 – NARITA FRI 08 NOV
Day flight to Narita airport and transfer to hotel in Tokyo Light supper at hotel.

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Day 2 TOKYO SAT 09 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 10 NOV
Travel to Mt. Fuji & Hakone region and enjoy picturesque Hakone including the lake Ashi cruise and ropeway. Lunch at local restaurant by the lakeside. Check in at Onsen (hot spring resort). Welcome dinner.

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Day 4 HAKONE – KYOTO MON 11 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 TUE 12 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 13 NOV
Day at leisure. Enjoy optional tours such as Osaka tour, dinner, Geisha dance and Gion district evening walking tour.

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Day 7 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA – OKAYAMA THU 14 NOV
Mid morning, travel to Hiroshima. Visit the Hiroshima Peace museum. and Miyajima Island, a small island, famous for Itsukushima Shrine & floating torii gate, an 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 NOV
Morning at leisure. Mid day travel back to Tokyo. Check in for 2 nights.

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DAY 14 TOKYO THU 21 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 Tour 2.Kamakura & Yokohama Tour

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DAY 15 TOKYO – AUSTRALIA FRI 22 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 23 NOV
Morning Arrival. Interstate passengers connecting flight.

 

Package Inclusions

  • Return Economy class airfares (tax & other charges are not included)
  • Airport transportation (except for “Land Only” passengers)
  • 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 32 meals included –
    Breakfast (15) Lunch (3) Dinner (13) Light 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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