Tour Code
JP09
Duration
9 days
Price From
$3,399
Dates
Book Now
Duration
9 days
Price From
$3,399

Deposit only $500 per person today to secure your trip

Route

Tokyo – Hakone – Kyoto–Osaka– Kobe

Highlights

  • Enjoy the World class cuisine and soak up the cultural bounties in ‘The Land of The Rising Sun”
  • Get astounded by the breath taking view of Mt.Fuji.
  • Visit numerous delights of nature in Hakone.
  • Explore buzzing Osaka, and take a bullet train ride to the crown jewel of Japan, Kyoto
  • Experience Tokyo’s incredible nightlife and admire the nation’s icon, Matsumoto Castle.

Itinerary

Day 1: New Zealand – Tokyo

Depart from home by boarding your flight to Tokyo – Japan’s bustling capital – the city that mixes both the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples.

Meals: In-flight meals

Day 2: Tokyo Arrival

Welcome to Tokyo! Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to Tokyo for check-in.

Meals:In-flight meals

Day 3: Tokyo Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, we make our way to the Meiji Shrine. Later, pay a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, also referred to as Tochō for short, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Then, having lunch at Akihabara. We willstroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples, before browsing for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street and Odaiba area. Your last stop today is Tokyo Tower and Ginza area before you head back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Tokyo Free Day

Today is a free day to explore the World’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone – Kyoto

Today, visit OshinoHakkai. Known as the Springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji through porous layers of lava resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Later, take a cruise on Lake Ashi by Pirate Ship and savour the numerous delights of nature in Hakone region. Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo, famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji.From Hakone Station, take a bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, tour guide will welcome you at the station Lobby and help you to check-in to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Kyoto – Osaka

After breakfast, get ready for your sightseeing day.The first destination is Kinkakuji, commonly known as the Golden Pavilion. A Zen temple and World Heritage site with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of Shinden, Samurai and Zen. Travel to Nara and visit Kiyomizu Temple and watch Kimono Show. After lunch on your own, we will visit Fushimi Inari Shrine before we wander back through Nara Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara’s nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city. We will leave after visiting Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. The massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). Upon arrival in Osaka, you will check-in hotel and enjoy your free evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Osaka Sightseeing

This morning, we will be taken to Kobe to visit the Sake Museum, where various sake production implements are on display and traditional methods are explained with actual tools and video. Continue to the waterfront park, Meriken Park, it is home to some of the city’s more iconic contemporary architecture such as the red Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum. After lunch, visit Osaka Castle and head to the Shinsaibashi Shopping District which is the city’s most famous entertainment district and offers abundant dining and shopping choices.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Osaka – Depart to New Zealand

Today you will be transferred to Kansai Airport as per your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 09: Home Arrive

You will arrive in New Zealand today

Inclusions

  • Return International flights from New Zealand
  • 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

Please contact us for more info.

Please contact us for more info.

Dates & Prices

*Prices included Location Surcharge and Peak Season surcharge
* indicates Lowest Price for that region

Departure

Price

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

$3,399

Thu, 06 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 07 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 21 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 18 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 03 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

$3,399

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

$3,399

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Departure

Price

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

$3,399

Thu, 06 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 07 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 21 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 18 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 03 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

$3,399

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

$3,399

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Departure

Price

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

$3,399

Thu, 06 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 07 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 21 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 18 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 03 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

$3,399

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

$3,399

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Departure

Price

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

$3,399

Thu, 06 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

$3,399

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

$3,399

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

$3,399

Thu, 07 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 21 May 2020

$3,399

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 18 Jun 2020

$3,399

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 20 Aug 2020

$3,399

Thu, 03 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

$3,399

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

$3,399

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

$3,399

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Important

  • Surcharge of $300 for departures from Adelaide & Brisbane & and $350 for departures from Perth.
  • Surcharge: $800 for departures in January/February, $400 for departures in April/July and $200 for departures in September.
  • Autumn leaves Surcharge:$130/person – Travel period: October
  • Cherry Blossom Surcharge:$350/person – Travel period: 20 March – 5 April

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.

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.

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS

Airfare Information

  • Airline: Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines or similar (20kg 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)

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. $200per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.

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.

 

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 $646per 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.

 

Optional tour

  • Nikko full day tour – $296/person
  • Kamakura & Yokohama tour -$296/person
  • Tour to Disney Resort -$269/person

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