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9-day Fly & Stay Week in Japan Tour
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9-day Fly & Stay Week in Japan Tour

Stand amongst the neon lights and skyscrapers of Tokyo, explore the regal grandeur of Kyoto, and admire the perfect symmetry of Mt Fuji. This whirlwind tour delves into Japan's most important cities and the natural beauty of Hakone.


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8 Nights
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Start your journey in Tokyo with 2 nights to explore this one of kind metropolis. You will then journey on to Fuji where you’ll ascend 2,300 metres up Japan’s most iconic sight to the ‘5th Station’ for magnificent views of both Mount Fuji’s cone and the surrounding landscapes.

You will then catch the bullet train to Kyoto, it is here that all of the best known cultural arts were born - the tea ceremony, Kabuki and Geisha to name a few.  You will visit one of Japan’s most famous temples, Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion before departing to Nara.  This picturesque, compact city is endlessly charming, something you’ll notice as you explore.  Your last destination is Osaka a vibrant foodie and entertainment district.

Departures available in March, Apr, May, Sep, Oct and Nov 2018

Pricing starts from $5840*pp (prices will vary with departure dates)

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Highlights

  • Travel on the super-fast bullet train
  • Stroll through vibrant Tokyo
  • Experience Osaka’s foodie scene
  • Ascend beautiful Mt Fuji


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Itinerary 

 

DAYS 1-2: FLY TO TOKYO

Fly overnight to the vibrant, neonbright metropolis of Tokyo, Japan’s capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

DAY 3: EXPLORE TOKYO

Tokyo is a city that is always moving forward – from the ever changing skyline to the fashions and trends of the people who call it home. As modern as it may appear, behind the neon fa?ade is a traditional soul that is easy to find amongst the old alleyways, temples and shrines of the Edo era. Today, you will experience both sides of the city, ascending the soaring Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, for panoramic views, before taking a wander through the old districts of Asakusa and Nakamise. Stop to soak up the atmosphere at Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most famous and beloved temple and browse the stalls of Nakamise shopping street. You’ll also visit the Imperial Palace Plaza, where you can admire the ‘Nijubashi’, the two bridges that form the grand entrance to the palace’s inner sanctum. Later take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens. This evening, cruise the waters of Tokyo Bay and enjoy dinner from the perfect vantage point to admire the supercharged lights of the city.

DAY 4: MT FUJI

Travel by road from Tokyo to Fuji, where you’ll ascend 2,300 metres up Japan’s most iconic sight to the ‘5th Station’ for magnificent views of both Fuji’s cone and the surrounding landscapes. If the road to the 5th Station is closed, you will instead visit the Fuji Visitor Centre. Transfer to the spa region of Hakone by coach. Embark on a cruise on the spectacular Lake Ashi, keeping an eye out for the bright red of vermillion torii gates that nestle on the surrounding alpinesque hills and in the shallows of the lake itself. You may even catch a glimpse of the cone of Mt Fuji peering over the hills, though once you have flown high above the lake of the Komagatake Ropeway to the summit of Mt Komagatake the views of Mt Fuji will be breathtaking but weather dependent of course!

DAY 5: BULLET TRAIN TO KYOTO

Transfer to Odawara Station to jump onboard the Hikari bullet train, and whizz your way to Kyoto. The capital for a millennium, Kyoto was also the heart of religion, philosophy, art and cuisine, making it a treasure trove of history and culture. It is here that all of the best known cultural arts were born - the tea ceremony, Kabuki and Geisha to name a few. This afternoon, visit the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine. Follow the pathway through thousands of vermillion torii gates that leads through a complex of shrines spread over a peaceful, forested hillside.

DAY 6: EXPLORE KYOTO

This morning visit one of Japan’s most famous temples, Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Set amongst classical Japanese Zen gardens and on the edge of a reflecting pool, the temple’s main hall is covered in gold leaf – a breathtaking sight no matter what season you visit in. Continue to Ryoan-ji, a Zen temple that is home to Japan’s most famous Zen garden. You’ll have some time to contemplate its mysteries for yourself. This afternoon, enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese culture, experiencing the elegant ritual of a tea ceremony and learning the traditional art of origami.

DAY 7: EXPLORE NARA AND OSAKA

This morning, depart for Nara. Another former capital, Nara also has a huge cultural legacy, considered second only to Kyoto’s. This picturesque, compact city is endlessly charming, something you’ll notice as you explore. Spend the morning discovering Todai-ji Temple which houses the magnificent Daibutsu, a 15-metretall bronze statue of Buddha. Here you’ll also be able to meet Nara’s famous Sika Deer, believed to be the messengers of the Shinto gods. You’ll also stroll Isui-en, a prime example of a Meiji-era (1868-1912) garden. Continue to Osaka, where you’ll have lunch and explore the Dontonburi district, Osaka’s vibrant foodie and entertainment district. It isbest known for its plethora of neon signs and snack-offering street food stalls. Later, you can learn about the turbulent history of the magnificent Osaka Castle.

DAYS 8-9: FLY OSAKA TO AUSTRALIA

Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day. (B)


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^Price is per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Final pricing is subject to availability, departure location, travel time and provider terms and conditions.