Kon’nichiwa and welcome to Japan!
Once you have cleared all customs procedures at either Narita or Haneda international airport Comfort travellers will be met by their English-speaking local representative who will assist in taking you to the designated transfer area to make sure you are safely onboard the Coach* to your hotel.
Deluxe travellers will also be met by their English-speaking local representative who will travel on the coach with them and also assist with check-in.
Once checked in, the remaining day is at your leisure.
3 Nights in Tokyo – you can choose your hotel and standards below
*Please note that some Haneda airport shuttles are running on restricted schedules and designated areas. If for any reason the shuttle is not travelling to your selected hotel, we will send a local escort to assist in taking you to TCAT (Tokyo City Air Terminal) where you can catch a local taxi.
Today, explore Tokyo via the bustling public transport system. Escorted by your private English-speaking guide, you’ll visit some of the city’s most famous temples, markets, and shopping districts.
To begin, your expert guide will take you on a tour of the Meiji Shrine. Built in honour of Emperor Meiji before his passing, the shrine is one of Tokyo’s most famous tourist attractions. Visit the Museum, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the shrine and its importance to Japanese culture.
Next, visit the Imperial Palace Plaza and the religious Asakusa Kannon Temple. Constructed originally during the Edo period and lovingly restored over time, it has earned itself a spot on UNESCO’s list of protected cultural sites.
Break up your day at the famous open-air shopping mall, the Nakamise Shopping Arcade, before continuing onto the Ginza area. An amazing, vibrant, and ever-changing cultural hub, it is one of the main districts in central Tokyo.
After exploring the city like a local, you’ll return to your hotel, taking with you memories to keep for many years to come!
Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Home to high-tech, traditional culture and unique local specialities. Today, we will give you suggestions for things to do such as driving a real-life Mario Kart in the city! However, today is about exploring Tokyo at your own pace and taking in all the best sights and sounds.
Pack an overnight bag for two nights, as this morning you will check out of the hotel and your main luggage will be couriered to your hotel in Kyoto arriving two days later.
After breakfast, meet your local English-speaking guide and head to the train station for embarkation on Japan’s famous bullet train, the Shinkansen. A must-experience!
Begin your private sightseeing tour of Hakone National Park, located in the western extremity of Kanagawa Prefecture, at the foot of Mount Fuji. The volcanic region is surrounded by high peaks covered with dense forests, natural hot springs, and some of Japan’s most beautiful pine tree-lined landscapes, scenic lakes, and majestic rocky mountain slopes.
Next, see Japan’s largest outdoor wooden Buddha statue and its tranquil garden at Kotokuin Temple. Take a stroll through Hase Kannon Temple and admire its beauty while learning about its history.
Cruise along the banks of Lake Ashi, taking in the stunning views of Mt. Fuji, terraced rice fields and the beautiful blue water of Sagami Bay.
Return to Hakone with your guide, where you will check into your Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) to enjoy dinner.
Breakfast and dinner included
Overnight in Hakone – you can choose your Ryokan and standards below
This morning, meet your local English-speaking guide for a transfer to Odawara Station. Say Sayōnara to your Hakone guide at the station, then board the Shinkansen bullet train for Okayama.
When you arrive in Okayama, your local English-speaking guide will meet you for a short sightseeing tour of Okayama Korakuen Garden. The garden is one of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama. It was designed by Kobori Enshu, who also designed the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto.
Following your tour of the gardens, board the Shinkansen with your guide and travel to Hiroshima. Once you arrive in Hiroshima, your local guide will help you get settled into your hotel where you will have free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Hiroshima – you can choose your hotel and standards below
This morning, meet your local English-speaking guide for a private guided tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima. Walk through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. This poignant attraction commemorates the victims of the atomic bombing and is the only place in Hiroshima that can be considered an actual monument to peace, serving as a reminder of our shared humanity.
Next, visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, the only building left standing in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped during World War II. Gain some perspective from the rooftop of the Atomic Bomb Dome, where you will get a true sense of the vastness of the devastation and destruction from that fateful day in 1945.
Head onto Miyajima for a visit to the Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the god of ocean and tides, Susanoo-no-Mikoto. Located near the mouth of the Hirara River where it meets the Inland Sea, it’s known for its iconic ‘floating’ Torii gate in the ocean.
After a full day of sightseeing, board the Shinkansen for Kyoto. Once you arrive in Kyoto, your local guide will help you get settled into your hotel where your luggage will be waiting for you. The remainder of the evening will be at leisure.
3 Nights in Kyoto – you can choose your hotel and standards below
After breakfast, meet your local private English-speaking guide for a visit to Kinkakuji Temple, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. With gold leaf covering its main building (the Golden Pavilion), Kinkaku-ji is a very popular tourist attraction in Japan.
Next, visit Ryoanji Temple, one of the most famous Shinto Shrines in Japan. Designed to represent a dragon, it holds important spiritual meaning to the Japanese people and is considered one of their most sacred places.
Later, experience the majestic Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of many impressive examples of the architecture left by the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto.
With your guide, make your way to the Gion District, one of the most important Geisha districts in Japan. Located in Kyoto city and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area has long been home to Geisha, a tradition that continues to this day. Walk with the Geisha through the beautiful streets of Gion. Dressed in their traditional colourful kimonos, this is yet another must-see in Japan.
Return to your hotel where the evening will be at your leisure.
The culture of Japan is a rich one that offers many opportunities for discovery. Today, we will give you suggestions for things to do, such as enjoying dinner with a Maiko. However, the real fun comes from exploring these cultural gems at your own pace, whether it’s by hiking through a beautiful park or sampling some of the local cuisine.
This morning check out of the hotel and your main luggage will be couriered to your hotel in Osaka arriving that same evening.
Meet back up with your local English-speaking guide and head to Nara via the train. Nara is the spiritual heart of Japan. It has been preserved for over 1,200 years and it is one of Japan’s most sacred places. Once arrived, visit one of the city’s most famous temples, Todaiji Temple, Japan’s sacred Buddha statue. Then, visit Kasuga Grand Shrine, known for its massive statues and beautiful grounds.
Next, head back on the train and onto Osaka, for a visit to the Namba district. Located in the heart of Osaka and nicknamed “Dotonbori”, the area is lined with restaurants and bars and filled with colourful lights at night. Learn about its long history, and see the best food, shopping and entertainment options around before checking into your hotel to enjoy your final night. Your luggage will be awaiting for you on arrival.
Overnight in Osaka – you can choose your hotel and standards below
Sayōnara Japan! And what an adventure it has been! Dependent on your departing flight time you may have some time at leisure before heading to the airport.
Airport shuttle transfer tickets will be purchased in advance from Osaka railway station to Kansai Airport (approx. 1 hours). A local taxi can be hired at the hotel reception desk (own expense) to take you to the train station where you can board your shuttle to the airport. Deluxe travellers will be accompanied by a departing assistant to help with boarding the shuttle service.
Most flights will arrive in Australia the following morning, depending on your preferred airline.
Meiji Shrine, Tokyo
Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo
Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Tokyo
Hakone National Park
Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura
Shinkansen (bullet train)
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto
Nijo Castle, Kyoto
Gion District, Kyoto
Todaiji Temple, Nara
Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara
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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 spaces for suitcases in Japanese trains are very limited, this is the reason 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 it is advisable they be valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay. Travellers will have their fingerprints scanned and a photograph is taken upon entry into Japan. Travellers should also be able to show documents confirming their accommodation, and ability to financially maintain themselves during their stay, 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) = 91.41 Japanese Yen
*Correct as of February 2023
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