Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 1

Arrive Japan

Kon’nichiwa, and welcome to Japan!

Once you have cleared all customs procedures at either Narita or Haneda International Airport, you will be met by your English-speaking local representative, who will assist in taking you to the designated transfer area to ensure you are safely onboard the bus and travel with you on the coach to also assist with check-in.

Once checked in, the remaining day is at your leisure.

2 Nights in Tokyo – you can choose your hotel and standards below

*Please note that airport shuttles have restricted schedules and serve certain areas only. If a shuttle isn’t available for your hotel, a local escort will assist you to the Tokyo City Air Terminal (TCAT) for a taxi. Any arrivals outside regular hours or at certain airports may incur additional fees.

Day 2

Tokyo Highlights

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before travelling as the locals do, using public transport for an authentic experience with your English-speaking guide.

Your adventure begins atop the Bunkyo Civic Centre, where you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of Tokyo’s vast cityscape. Then, step back in time at the Edo Fukagawa Museum, which brings to life the city’s past with its life-size representation of the Edo period.

The tour continues to the Asakusa district, home to the venerable Senso-ji Temple, the oldest in Tokyo. Wander along the famous Nakamisedori boulevard, a lively street with traditional shops, perfect for experiencing Tokyo’s rich cultural tapestry.

Conclude your exploration in the bustling Ginza district, known for its upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment. It’s the ideal place to experience the vibrant heart of modern Tokyo. After a day filled with unique experiences and insights, return to your hotel with cherished memories of Japan’s capital city.

Breakfast included

*Please Note* To ensure competitive pricing, the included city tour of Tokyo is intimate but part of a small group tour with a maximum of 10 travellers. If you prefer a fully private experience with a personal guide in Tokyo and Kyoto, please speak to one of our staff members.

Asakusa Kannon Temple
Day 3

Tokyo – Ogoto Onsen

Start your day with breakfast in Tokyo and pack a hand luggage for your overnight stay at a ryokan in Ogoto Onsen, as your main luggage will be couriered separately to Kyoto. Then, embark on a 3-hour journey to Ogoto Onsen via bullet train to Kyoto and a regional train, with 2nd class reserved seats.

In Ogoto Onsen, a serene town near Kyoto on the shores of Lake Biwa, spend your day unwinding in the renowned thermal baths of your ryokan. For a complete experience, try to arrive at the ryokan by 5 p.m. and indulge in the baths three times: before dinner, before bed, and the following day. Please note that your guide will not be travelling with you and will not be seen until Kyoto.

Enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner at the Ryokan. If you wish, explore Mount Hiei and the historic Enryaku-ji temple for panoramic views, but note that transportation to these sites is not included.

Stay overnight at Ryokan YUZANSO or similar, where rooms come with private thermal baths for an intimate and relaxing experience.

Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 4

Ogoto Onsen – Kyoto

Begin your day with a rejuvenating breakfast at the Ryokan in Ogoto Onsen. Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore the local area. When ready, make your way independently to Kyoto, a brief 20-minute journey using the IC card.

In Kyoto, embark on a half-day tour with an English-speaking guide. Your cultural exploration includes the iconic Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, a landmark temple shimmering in gold, and the serene Ryoan-ji Temple, famed for its Zen rock garden designed to offer a new perspective at every glance. These visits provide a deep dive into Kyoto’s historical and spiritual heart.

The tour continues to the ancient Gion district, known for its traditional tea rooms and occasional maiko (apprentice geisha) sightings in its historic alleys. This area offers a glimpse into the geisha culture and the timeless charm of Kyoto.

After a day of rich cultural experiences, return to find your luggage at the Kyoto Hotel. This seamless transition lets you settle in comfortably and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Breakfast included

3 Nights in Kyoto – you can choose your hotel and standards below

*Please Note* To ensure competitive pricing, the included city tour of Kyoto is intimate but part of a small group tour with a maximum of 10 travellers. If you prefer a fully private experience with a personal guide in Tokyo and Kyoto, please speak to one of our staff members.

Kyoto Detailed
Day 5

Day at Leisure & Nara and Fushimi

Today, embrace the diverse cultural offerings of Japan at your own pace. Comfort travellers have a full day at leisure to explore, relax, or engage in activities of their choice. Meanwhile, Deluxe travellers will embark on a small group guided tour to Nara and Fushimi, delving into the rich historical tapestry of these areas.

Deluxe travellers will explore the majestic Todai-ji Temple, home to the Great Buddha – one of the world’s most giant bronze statues. This visit combines a tour of the Kasuga Shrine, renowned for its over 10,000 lanterns, creating an enchanting atmosphere. These iconic sites are nestled within Nara Park, known for its freely roaming deer and natural beauty.

After a day rich in exploration and discovery, Deluxe travellers will return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Regardless of how you spend your day, it’s an opportunity to absorb Japan’s serene and historic essence.

Breakfast included

Day 6

Kyoto at Leisure

After breakfast at your hotel in Kyoto, prepare for a day of leisurely exploration. Today, you’ll be able to discover more of Kyoto’s unique attractions on your own. Since your main luggage will be transported separately to Tokyo, ensure you have hand luggage for any overnight needs.

For your other free day, consider visiting the breathtaking Kiyomizu-dera, an iconic temple offering stunning views of Kyoto. This temple is distinct from the sights visited on previous days. Another fascinating option is exploring the Arashiyama district, known for its scenic bamboo grove and picturesque landscapes, providing a tranquil escape from the city.

Alternatively, you might travel outside Kyoto using your rechargeable IC card. A recommended destination is the city of Uji, celebrated for its high-quality green tea and the historic Byodo-in Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring unique architecture and serene gardens.

This day in Kyoto is yours to enjoy at your own pace, allowing you to delve deeper into the city’s rich culture and history or to relax and soak in its timeless beauty.

Breakfast included

Kyoto Gardens
Day 7

Kyoto - Tokyo

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Kyoto. Today marks your journey back to the vibrant city of Tokyo. This day is unassisted, allowing you to move at your own pace and soak in the last moments of Kyoto’s serene beauty.

Once ready, go to the train station to transfer to Tokyo. The journey to Tokyo will be aboard the Shinkansen, Japan’s famed bullet train, offering a comfortable and efficient travel experience with 2nd class reserved seats. The trip is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, providing a smooth transition from the historical allure of Kyoto to the bustling energy of Tokyo.

This travel day offers a moment of reflection as you transition between two of Japan’s most iconic cities, each with unique charm and character. Upon arrival in Tokyo, the remainder of your day is at leisure, allowing you to settle back into the dynamic Tokyo rhythm or explore new facets of the city.

Breakfast included

Overnight in Tokyo – you can choose your hotel and standards below.

Day 8

Depart Japan

Sayōnara Japan! And what an adventure it has been! Depending on your departing flight time, you may have some time at leisure before heading to the airport by shuttle bus.

Whether heading to Narita or Haneda Airport, your journey marks the end of a memorable trip in Japan. As you make your way to the airport, reflect on the experiences and sights that have filled your days, from the serene temples of Kyoto to the bustling streets of Tokyo. This final leg of your journey offers a chance to reflect on your adventures and the unique blend of tradition and modernity that Japan has provided.

Most flights will arrive in Australia the following morning, depending on your preferred airline.

Breakfast included


Included in this itinerary

  • 3 Nights in Tokyo
  • Overnight in Ogoto Onsen Ryokan
  • 3 Nights in Kyoto
  • Daily Breakfast and 1 Dinner
  • Airport meeting assistant on arrival
  • Shared airport shuttle from the airport to the hotel on arrival day
  • English-speaking guide on Day 2 & Day 4
  • Small group city tour (max 10) in Tokyo & Kyoto
  • Shinkansen (2nd class reserved seat) Tokyo – Kyoto (day 4), Kyoto – Tokyo (day 7)
  • Rechargeable IC card with 5,000 yen credit for local transport, such as train, metro and public bus
  • Admission to included sights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Shared airport shuttle from the hotel to the airport on departure day
  • Luggage delivery from Tokyo to Kyoto and back to Tokyo (1 piece per person) arriving the next day.
  • All administrations

All trip inclusions

  • Small group guided tour of Nara and Fushimi

Deluxe extra inclusions

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    Please note that hotel rooms are considerably smaller than western ones, and double beds are generally sized 140 x 200cm, with few hotels offering two double beds. The space for suitcases in Japanese trains is minimal, so we include a separate transport for luggage.

    Australian ordinary passport holders do not usually require a visa to enter Japan for up to 90 days for tourists. Passports must be valid for the entire stay; however, they should be valid for six months beyond the intended visit. Travellers will have their fingerprints scanned and a photograph taken in Japan. Travellers should also be able to show documents confirming their accommodation and ability to maintain themselves during their stay financially, as well as tickets and entry documents for their next destination. More information can be found through your Click and Trip online account.

    The exchange rate is 1 Australian Dollar (AUD) = 97.43 Japanese Yen
    *Correct as of January 2024

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    Visa fee for Japan

    Porterage at airports and hotels

    Any meals not listed, beverages, personal expenses etc

    Tips and gratuities

    Cost of optional tours; items not explicitly mentioned as included

    Excess baggage

    Items of personal nature, such as room service; laundry; phone calls, and beverages with meals etc

    International travel insurance

    Expenses derived from problems external to the organisation related to weather conditions

    Anything not mentioned in the included section


    Airfare and itinerary changes can be made via your online account or the Emergency Contact Team. Changes after initial confirmation will incur a fee of $100 per booking and any travel service provider fees.


    ● 55+ days before arrival, $200pp cancellation charge of trip + the airline cancellation fees

    ● 55-40 days before arrival, 20% cancellation charge of trip cost + the airline cancellation fees

    ● 39-30 days before arrival, 50% cancellation charge of trip cost + the airline cancellation fees

    ● 29-16 days before arrival, 85% cancellation charge of trip cost + the airline cancellation fees

    ● 15 or fewer days before arrival, 100% cancellation charge

    Unfortunately, we don’t offer fully customised trips; however, if there is a minor amendment to what is provided, please contact us for options we may be able to assist with. We do provide a self-booking system with a range of trip itineraries, inclusions, and standards to best suit your needs. For more days at leisure, we recommend selecting the essential trip itineraries as they typically include fewer daily scheduled activities.

    The “No Flights” option, or modifying your flight date search, allows you to accommodate side trips or excursions easily. Check out our tutorial video HERE on how to modify flights.


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    Private guided trips let you choose a package that suits your schedule, budget, and activity preference. Itineraries are set in advance though you choose the dates, travel companion(s), and comfort level.

    Our fully inclusive holidays feature private drivers, local private guides, and private stays. We offer trips to suit every demographic imaginable, from couples to singles, retirees to families, and everyone in between.

    Yes, infants and children are accepted to book this trip. Children under the age of 2 years are not charged a supplement when sharing a room with their parents. Three years and older are required to have their bed based on a triple share pricing.

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    We make it easy for you to plan, book and enjoy your next adventure. Select an itinerary based on your travel preferences, identify the best time to travel using our interactive weather maps and choose your preferred airline. After receiving confirmation, you can access your account, download travel checklists, book visas, and more. Let us simplify your experience!

    Our three travel styles — Essentials, Explorer, and Adventurer — include a range of travel experiences. We also offer standards from comfort (3*) to ultra-luxurious (5*). Visit our trip styles page here to find your perfect fit.

    Absolutely! You’ll still receive the same inclusions as a couple, family, or small group, plus private local guides and drivers. Our suppliers always provide a safe travel environment regardless of group preference. Please note our all-inclusive pricing for accommodation, transportation, and guides is charged per travel group. Solo travellers are charged a single supplement fee.

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    Travel insurance protects against unforeseen events that could prevent you from travelling. Please don’t delay! We encourage travellers to book a policy after receiving their personalised documents. Travel insurance is normally covered from the day of purchase. In other words, you’ll be protected from incidents prior to departure, depending on your coverage.

    At a minimum, your travel insurance should cover cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses. It should also include personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money, as well as personal liability insurance.

    Credit card companies and reciprocal medical coverage agreements do not always include comprehensive insurance. To learn more, talk to a recommended travel insurance provider or read our terms and conditions.

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    Absolutely. Please indicate any special requests like bedding, dietary, or medical requirements on the confirmation page. We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. Some airlines require advanced notification of dietary requirements, while other hotels limit capacity for rooms or suites. Please note that we cannot meet every request though we’ll do our best to make a memorable trip.

    Majority of the islands are not wheelchair accessible, which precludes wheelchair users and very limited-mobility travellers. Please get in touch before booking to check your exact mobility requirements. Travellers should be reasonably fit to participate in all our trips. As always, please consult your doctor for all health enquiries before booking.

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