15 Day Japan Autumn Experience Tour 2011
ex. Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth*, Sydney
*Please contact us for more details [Tour code: 15SD301011]
Fully escorted tour by professionally licensed staff
|Economy class Twin Share||from $5,850.00 + taxes and charges, per person|
|Single supplement||$ 500.00|
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 handcrafted goods 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 AUSTRALIA – TOKYO||SUN 30 OCT|
|Travel to Narita airport and transfer to Tokyo Hotel.
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|Day 2 TOKYO||MON 31 OCT|
|Morning sightseeing to Asakusa temple including a stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping street, Ueno and Ginza. Afternoon free.
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|Day 3 MT. FUJI & HAKONE||TUE 01 NOV|
|Travel to Mt. Fuji and enjoy picturesque Hakone including a Lake Ashi cruise and ropeway ride at Mt. Komagatake. Lunch at local restaurant. Check in at Onsen Resort (hot spring ) hotel. Formal Japanese style welcome dinner at hotel.
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|Day 4 HAKONE – KYOTO||WED 02 NOV|
|Travel on to Kyoto by Bullet train. Short subway ride to hotel and check in . Remainder of day free at leisure.
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|Day 5 KYOTO||THU 03 NOV|
|Sightseeing tour of Kyoto visiting Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Handi-craft centre. 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.
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|Day 6 KYOTO – OSAKA – KYOTO||FRI 04 NOV|
|Walking tour of Osaka visiting Osaka Castle and Dotonburi precinct.
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|Day 7 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA – KYOTO||SAT 05 NOV|
|Day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island and the famous floating Itsukushima Shrine and world famous Torii gate. Travel then to Hiroshima to view the Atomic Bomb Museum. Return to Kyoto.
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|Day 8 KYOTO – KANAZAWA||SUN 06 NOV|
|Morning, travel on to Kanazawa.
Transfer to hotel. Afternoon free.
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|Day 9 KANAZAWA||MON 07 NOV|
|Half day tour of Kanazawa: visit traditional potter; chance to see a master potter at work; visit Kanazawa’s old geisha district Higashiyama; Gold Leaf craft work shop; Kenrokuen garden, one of Japan’s most famous gardens; and samurai residential area. Afternoon free at leisure – Perhaps visit the 21st Century Art museum.
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|Day 10 KANAZAWA – SHIRAKAWAGO – TAKAYAMA||TUE 08 NOV|
|Travel to a Japanese rice paper (Washi) work shop and learn how this beautiful
traditional paper is made. Travel to Shirakawago, a small world heritage listed village, nestled in the mountains beside a pristine mountain river. Walk through this centuries old village with its thatched rooves and restored farmhouses. Late afternoon, arrive at Takayama.
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|Day 11 TAKAYAMA – TSUMAGO – TOKYO||WED 09 NOV|
Enjoy famous Takayama morning Market. Travel to Tsumago, where cars are banned and signs of modernity such as power lines are hidden to maintain the old style ambiance. After strolling along the old streets and soaking up the atmosphere, travel on to Tokyo. Check in at hotel.
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|Day 12 TOKYO – KAMAKURA – TOKYO||THU 10 NOV|
|Enjoy a full day walking tour of the Great Buddha of Kamakura, where the first samurai government was located at the end of the 12th century, and other sites. Close to Tokyo, Kamakura offers a glimpse into the roots of today’s Japan. Farewell Dinner at hotel.
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|Day 13 TOKYO||FRI 11 NOV|
|Day at leisure. Perhaps visit Nikko or go to Ginza and Roppongi for window shopping or to the electrical town of Akihabara. Your tour escort will help organise your activity.Optional tour available with English speaking guide. Nikko Kegon Waterfall Tour, 1 day with Lunch ? $185.00/person.
You will visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, famous as a Cultural World Heritage. Afterwards travel up Irohazaka to Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall, considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan.
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|Day 14 TOKYO – AUSTRALIA||SAT 12 NOV|
|Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting or some optional half day activity. Or follow your tour coordinator to Meiji shrine and fascinating Omotesando promenade along the Harajuku district where Tokyo’s old & new cultures meet. Late afternoon, leave for airport from hotel by coach. Depart for Australia.
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|Day 15 AUSTRALIA||SUN 13 NOV|
|Morning Arrival. Interstate passengers connecting flight.|
Basic Package includes:
- Economy class return airfares
- Luxury Accommodation with private facilities
- All transportation including Bullet trains
- All transfers and admissions for sightseeing as specified
- Baggage porterage – one piece
- Total of 22 meals included -Breakfast Daily (13), Lunch (4), Dinner (5)
- Visiting Tokyo, Mt.Fuji & Hakone resort, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Shirakawago village, Takayama, Kiso Valley / Tsumago & Magome, Tokyo, Kamakura
- Day 4: A Geisha Evening and Traditional Kaiseki style Dinner is offered in Kyoto as an optional choice, ($186.00 escorted by English speaking guide, includes transportation). Exclusive Japanese traditional Kaiseki dinner and traditional dance performance by a Geisha. Savour an outstanding traditional Japanese meal.
- Day 13: Nikko Kegon Waterfall Tour 1 day with Lunch – ($185.00 escorted by English speaking guide ). Enjoy visiting Nikko Toshogu Shrine, famous as a Cultural World Heritage. Afterwards travel on to Irohazaka to Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall, considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan.
Note: When dinner is not included in the package, your tour escort will help arrange it for you.