Japan Spring Escape Tour 2019

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Japan Spring Escape Tour

9 Days

Departs Thursday 21st March 2019

From $4,960

Starting in Osaka and ending in Tokyo, this is a short tour at a relaxed pace, exploring out of way places including a stay at an exclusive villa in the countryside, visiting the ancient Japanese capital Nara, visits to world famous art islands in the Inland Sea and to mountain villages along the historical Nakasendo trade route.

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, you may wish to add a pre or post tour to reacquaint yourselves with your favourite sites.

Itinerary

Day 1: Osaka

Upon arrival at Itami Osaka airport, you will be met and greeted by your guide. Transfer to your hotel in Osaka and check in for 1 night. 

Note: Airport transfer is not included 

Day 2: Nara

In the morning travel to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan. Visit the world’s oldest wooden building and see the largest bronze statue in the world.

Travel on to an exclusive villa in the countryside. This afternoon is at leisure, take in the stunning mountain views or perhaps stroll through the village nearby.

Tonight, enjoy a traditional Japanese style dinner prepared with local ingredients at the villa.

Day 3-4: Naoshima

Travel across the Seto Inland Sea to Naoshima. Visit Chichu museum and The Art House Project with a Naoshima Art museum guide. Check in to Benesse House for two nights.

The next day we will visit another art island, Inushima.

 

 

Day 5: Nagoya

After breakfast, check out from Benesse House and catch the Shikoku Ferry from Naoshima to Okayama to catch the Bullet Train for Nagoya. From Nagoya Station you will be transferred to your hotel and check in for 2 nights.

 

Day 6: Kiso Valley / Tsumago & Magome Villages

Today we travel to Kiso Valley with its quaint historical post towns, Tsumago & Magome, 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, return to Nagoya

 

Day 7: Tokyo

After a leisurely morning, travel to Tokyo by Bullet Train. Check in to the hotel for 1 night.

 

Day 8: Tokyo to Australia

Today our journey concludes. Enjoy your last day in Japan with some last minute souvenir hunting before heading to Tokyo airport to take your flight home to Australia.

Note: Airport transfer is not included

Day 9: Home

Arrive home. Sayounara!

 

Dreams Series Tours

Enjoy the cool Autumn ambiance and gentle Spring air as you wander through rustic villages, majestic castles and ancient temples. Wonder at the majesty of Mt Fuji and the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees. Follow the Golden Route and visit places off the beaten track, from the Northern island of Hokkaido to the Southern islands of Okinawa and Kyushu.

Our Dreams Series of tours are fully escorted and offer a deluxe service that’s great value for money.

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Tour Inclusions

Your Japan Spring Escape Tour package includes:

  • Fully escorted tour by experienced English speaking tour escort
  • First class train travel by 7 day Japan Rail Pass
  • Deluxe quality accommodation
  • All transfers and admissions for sightseeing as specified
  • Baggage porterage – one piece/person
  • Total of 8 Meals: Daily Breakfast (7) and Dinner (1)
  • Naoshima and Chichu Museum expert guide

Package tour price: $4,960 pp twin share. Single room from $6,290

Exclusions: Airfares, airport transfers, your travel insurance, beverages with included meals (except where specified).

*Please select One World member carriers for your international flights. This land-only arrangement tour price is designed to combine with One World member airlines for the international flights. Flying with non-One World member airlines may incur extra fees for domestic flights in Japan.

 

 

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