Northern Japan & Kyoto Ancient Festival Dreams 2018

“Kyoto 1,100 years old Gion Summer Festival”

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Join us for 10 exciting days in Japan! We are confident that we have created a most interesting and memorable holiday in Japan for you!

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Starts in TOKYO : Sun. 15th July 2018 – Ends in TOKYO : Tue. 24th July 2018

Fully Escorted tour / Tour size : around 14 people

Places visited : Tokyo, Akan & Lake Mashu, Shiretoko in Hokkaido and Kyoto festival

Visit Hokkaido Island and also enjoy the 1100 year old Kyoto Gion Festival.
Welcome aboard! Come and join us on a special tour designed with repeat travellers in mind. As experienced visitors to Japan you may want to see something new and we have included new destinations and features that we have found to be popular in recent years. For those of you with nostalgia for the Japan you have previously visited, we are also including Kyoto and its 1,100 year old Gion Matsuri Festival.

Tour Features:
The itinerary is organised to take advantage of the best season for enjoying the wonderful wild nature of the unspoiled Northern Mountains, sea and rivers of Hokkaido and provide the unique experience of learning about the Northern culture of the Ainu, Japan’s Indigenous people. Timing is perfect also to coincide with the main parade of Japan’s most spectacular festival the colourful 1100 year old Gion Festival in Kyoto.

Tour Prices / Please ask for the best airfare deal
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL From $ 5,250 ($250 discount Booking & Payments by 30th Nov. 2017)
Normal Land Only price From $ 5,500 pp /Twin share
Single Room Supplement From $ 980

Your International Flights
Please select a “One World” member airline for your international flight.

Land arrangement tour price includes some domestic flights designed to combine with One World member airline international flights.

Day 1 TOKYO Sun. 15 JUL

[Airport transfers are not included on Day 1 & Day 10]
Check in at hotel in Tokyo for 1 night.

No meal arrangement

Day 2 TOKYO / KYOTO Mon. 16 JUL

Travel to Kyoto by Bullet Train and check in at the hotel in Kyoto for 3 nights. Afternoon, enjoy strolling in the 400 year old Higashiyama district. After dinner, enjoy walking along the main street of Kyoto to absorb the atmosphere of Gion Festival Yoiyama night. On the night before the festival parade, the famous floats – the “Hoko” that will pass by some distance away on festival day are on display in the streets in the neighbourhood northwest of the parade route.
Gion Festival – evening session

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Day 3 KYOTO Tue. 17 JUL

Gion Festival Parade
Enjoy the Parade this morning. Special reserved seats have been requested to observe the festival procession. The Gion Festival procession of floats, some of them over 16m in height from the ground to the roof, has its roots in the plagues and illnesses of a thousand years ago.

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Day 4 KYOTO Wed. 18 JUL

This morning, visit fabulous Zen gardens. After lunch at a lovely old local restaurant, you will enjoy hands on experiences learning Japanese calligraphy and making your own tea ceremony.

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Fly to Memanbetsu in Hokkaido. Upon arrival, transfer to the peaceful rustic Utoro fishing village in Shiretoko. We visit Oshinkoshin Waterfall and Shiretoko Goko lakes before travelling to an Onsen Hot Spring Hotel and checking in for 2 nights.

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This morning we travel by chartered bus to the Shiretoko National Park where deer, foxes and squirrels roam free. Afternoon, we enjoy a cruise tour around the Shiretoko peninsula. Dinner at hotel.

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We leave the hotel by chartered coach to visit beautiful Lake Mashu and then travel on to Akan National Park and check in for 2 nights. Visit striking emerald Lake Onnetou. Perhaps stroll around the lake or shopping strip where shops are run by native Ainu people (Indigenous Japanese). Enjoy a Volcanic Onsen hot spring bath. Dinner at hotel.

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Day 8 LAKE AKAN Sun. 22 JUL

After breakfast, enjoy a Lake Akan cruise which takes us around the lake and to see “Marimo exhibition and observation centre” on an island in the lake. Afternoon follow the tour leader on a walking tour by the lake. Relax, or perhaps enjoy trout fishing with local fishing expert.
Enjoy a dip in a hot spring before dinner at the hotel.

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Transfer to Kushiro airport to fly to Haneda and check in at our hotel in Tokyo for 1 night. Enjoy some souvenir hunting or an optional half day activity. Farewell dinner at hotel.

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Leave for Tokyo airport to catch your flight home.

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DAY 11 HOME Wed. 25 Jul

Arrive home.


Special Inclusions:

  • Fully Escorted tour
  • Luxury Hot spring Resort and Accommodation
  • Total 15 Meals Included Breakfast daily(9), 6 Dinners
  • Special reserved seats for Gion Festival Parade
  • Bullet Train ride & Two domestic flights
  • All transportation, All tours and admissions as specified
  • Baggage transfers 1 piece/person

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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