Special Spring Tour

 

12 Day Japan Spring Special – 2012

Departure: Friday 23rd March, 2012    Brochure

ex. Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
[Tour code: 12D230312]

TOTAL OF 14 MEALS INCLUDING ALL BREAKFASTS

FEATURES OF THE JAPAN SPRING SPECIAL TOUR

For those travellers who are short of time or think that a trip to Japan is just out of reach, we have put together a budget tour to give you a taste of this fascinating country.

Cherry blossom season is one of the best times to see Japan and we are happy to be able to offer this special, shorter tour this year. You will also experience the excitement, colour and bustle of vibrant Tokyo and the culture of Kyoto and the serenity of its famous temples and gardens. The tour includes Mt. Fuji and Hakone region, Takayama, Shirakawago / Ogimachi, Kanazawa, Hiroshima and Miyajima. A fully escorted tour by professionally licensed staff.

From a minimum of 10 to a maximum of around 25 passengers.

Joining from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Economy class Twin Share from $4,600.00 + taxes and charges, per person
Single Room supplement $ 770.00

Perth passengers – depart one day earlier, on Thursday 22nd March, 2012

Day 1 SYDNEY – NARITA FRI 23 MAR

Arrive Narita Airport and transfer to Tokyo hotel.

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Day 2 TOKYO SAT 24 MAR

Morning tour to Asakusa Temple and stroll down the colourful Nakamise shopping street, Tokyo Tower (drive through) Ueno and Ginza Welcome Dinner at hotel.

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Day 3 TOKYO SUN 25 MAR

Day at leisure. Perhaps visit Nikko or go to Tokyo Disneyland, or 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. (Lunch included)
1. Nikko Kegon Waterfall $185.00/person
2. Kamakura full day tour $130.00/person

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Day 4 TOKYO – Mt. FUJI & HAKONE MON 26 MAR

Morning, leave by Bullet train for Mt. Fuji Hakone National Park region. Enjoy picturesque Hakone including a Lake Ashi ferry trip and Gondola ride at Mt. Komagatake. Lunch included. Enjoy Hakone Onsen hot spring bath at resort.

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Day 5 Mt. FUJI & HAKONE – KYOTO TUE 27 MAR

Mid morning, travel to Kyoto by Bullet train. Upon arrival at Kyoto station catch subway to hotel. After checking in at hotel, remainder of day is free. Perhaps enjoy shopping, evening walk in Gion Geisha district.

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Day 6 KYOTO WED 28 MAR

Morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto, Golden Pavilion, Nijo castle and Handicraft centre. Afternoon free. Perhaps take an optional tour to 400 years old Kiyomizu temple district . Experience the approach to the temple along the steep and busy lanes of the atmospheric Higashiyama district.

* Optional Tour:
Kiyomizu Temple $65.00 /person

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Day 7 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA / MIYAJIMA – KYOTO THU 29 MAR

Early morning, catch a Bullet train to visit Miyajima Island and the famous floating Itsukushima Shrine and world famous Torii gate. Then travel to Hiroshima to view the Peace park (Atomic Bomb Museum). Late afternoon return to Kyoto.

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Day 8 KYOTO – KANAZAWA FRI 30 MAR

Morning, travel to Kanazawa. Afternoon, visit Kanazawa’s old geisha district Higashiyama , Gold Leaf craft work shop, Kutani pottery work shop, Kenrokuen garden, one of Japan’s most famous gardens and samurai residential area.

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Day 9 KANAZAWA – SHIRAKAWAGO – TAKAYAMA SAT 31 MAR

Travel to Shirakawago Ogimachi, a small world heritage listed village, nestled in the mountains beside a pristine mountain river. After soaking up the atmosphere, travel on to Takayama, whose isolation has allowed Edo period streets, lined with tiny shops, museums and eating places, to survive to this day.

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Day 10 TAKAYAMA – TOKYO SUN 1 APR

Enjoy Takayama’s morning market. After strolling along the old streets and enjoying the local hustle and bustle, travel on to Nagoya to catch bullet train to Tokyo.

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Day 11 TOKYO – AUSTRALIA MON 2 APR

Free time until 4:00pm 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. Perhaps follow your tour guide to visit Harajuku Takeshita dori and Omotesando.

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Day 12 AUSTRALIA TUE 3 APR

Morning arrival. Interstate passengers connecting flight.

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Package Inclusions

  • Economy class return airfares
  • High quality deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • Japan Rail Pass?7 day ordinary class
  • Meals included – Breakfast (10) Lunch (1) Dinner (3)
  • Baggage porterage – one piece
  • All transfers and admissions for sightseeing as specified SIGHTSEEING TOURS
  • All sightseeing tours as stated
  • Full day Mt. Fuji & Hakone sightseeing tour
  • Takayama walking tour including Takayama’s morning market
  • Enjoy “Hakone Onsen” (Hot Spring Resort)
  • Sightseeing tour to Gifu Shirakawago (World Heritage listed), including sightseeing in Ogimachi village
  • Kanazawa sightseeing tour to Kenrokuen Garden, Higashiyama, Kutani pottery workshop
  • Kyoto sightseeing tour including Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Handicraft Centre
  • Day trip to Hiroshima & Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine

 

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