Duration
8 days
Price From
$3,409

Deposit only $500 per person today to secure your trip

Note:
As flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel can be subject to availability and modifications beyond our control, if cancellations or delays should occur, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement.

Route

Osaka – Nara – Kyoto – Yamahanashi – Mt Fuji – Tokyo

Highlights

  • Osaka has a reputation for its blend of modern and old-world architecture, its thriving nightlife scene and its economic clout.
  • Take up the option to add on the Hiroshima and Himeji tour extension, or dive straight into your discovery of Osaka by taking in sights such as Todaiji temple and Nara Park.
  • Head out into the Japanese countryside towards Mount Fuji and Ashinoko Lake.

Capture the beauty of the landscape and be treated to a panoramic bird’s eye view of Fuji Five Lakes from Mount Fuji Fifth Station.

Itinerary

Day 1: Australia - Osaka

Pack your bags and head to the airport to catch an overnight flight from Australia to Osaka. (Please note that some flights may depart 1 day later).

Meals: In-flight meals

Day 2:Osaka (Kansai)

Arrive at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX) and meet your guide for the transfer to the hotel.

Meals: In-flight meals

Day 3: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto

The first stop on your Golden Route tour of Japan is Todaiji temple in Nara. The temple houses a huge, 15-metre tall bronze statue of Buddha and the gate leading to the temple is flanked by two Nio guardians. The group walks through Nara Park afterwards. The park is one of the oldest in Japan and is most famous for its 1200-strong herd of free-roaming deer. Feeding the deer with ‘deer biscuits’ has become a popular draw for travellers. The tour then travels to Kyoto to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Kyoto – train-icon – Yamahanashi

Visit the city’s Nijo Castle, which was once the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Then make for Togetsu-kyo Bridge. This wooden bridge links the banks of the Katsura River and is a great vantage point for admiring Arashiyama Mountains. In the afternoon, head to the rail station to board one of Japan’s most famous technological innovations: the Shinkansen bullet train. Arrive Yamahanashi and you will transfer to hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Yamahanashi – Mt Fuji – Tokyo

The group makes its way towards the serene Mount Fuji area near Ashinoko Lake. This lake was formed following a volcanic eruption 3000 years ago and now, along with the mountain in the background, makes one of Japan’s most spectacular and recognisable scenes. There is a visit to Oishi Park and Mount Fuji 5th Station. The latter offers an incredible sweeping outlook over the Fuji Five Lakes area below. Travel to Tokyo in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Tokyo

Japan’s capital is as diverse as it is exciting and thrilling. It is a city where old traditions collide with modern technology. Your discovery of Tokyo begins at Hama-rikyu, a meticulously landscaped garden located in the heart of the city. Wander along the banks of the seawater ponds or visit the island-perched teahouse. Embark on a scenic cruise along the Sumida River and then mosey through the Asakusa Kannon temple (also known as Sensoji), one of the most colourful in Tokyo. Swap shrines for shopping by looking for souvenirs and keepsakes at Nakamise Shopping Street. The last stop of the day is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Decks in Shinjuju to take in panoramic city views.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Tokyo – Australia

A transfer will take you to the airport at the appropriate time for your return flight to Australia.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Home Arrive

At the appropriate time, please make your own way to the airport ready for your flight home to Australia.

Meals: In-flight meals

Inclusions

  • Return International flights from Australia
  • Accommodation and breakfast in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • All local boat rentals as mentioned in the program
  • Water bottles during tours
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
  • English speaking guides in Korea
  • 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.


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Plaza hotel Osaka


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Apa hotel Kyoto Ekimae


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Tobu hotel Levant Tokyo

Dates & Prices

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Departure

Price

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16 Feb 2020

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23 Feb 2020

$4,209

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08 Mar 2020

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15 Mar 2020

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22 Mar 2020

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29 Mar 2020

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12 Apr 2020

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19 Apr 2020

$3,809

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19 Apr 2020

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26 Apr 2020

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10 May 2020

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17 May 2020

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24 May 2020

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31 May 2020

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14 Jun 2020

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21 Jun 2020

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16 Aug 2020

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23 Aug 2020

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30 Aug 2020

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06 Sep 2020

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06 Sep 2020

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13 Sep 2020

$3,609

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20 Sep 2020

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27 Sep 2020

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04 Oct 2020

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11 Oct 2020

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18 Oct 2020

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25 Oct 2020

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Fine Prints

HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2ndinstalment of $2,000per person within 30 days.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

 

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

Important Information

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is$576 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

If you’re visiting for less than 90 days as a tourist, for a business trip or conference, or to visit friends and family, you don’t need a visa to Japan. To qualify, you need to show evidence of sufficient funds and an onward/return ticket or confirmed accommodation arrangements.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Group size
15 – 40 people

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fee
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (not mandatory) & personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS

Airfare Information

  • Airline: Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines or similar (30kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage each person only
  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades 

  • Business Class upgrade available from an additional $3,000 per person (subject to availability).

Please specify this as a “Anything else we need to know?” when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund

How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

 

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