This is the perfect opportunity to visit Japan! Discover the bustling capital city of Tokyo and embark on a tour that includes the Tokyo Tower, Meji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden and Ginza, recognised as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. With time at leisure, perhaps venture out of the city on the optional Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone tour and view the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Join an optional Kimono Dressing & Tea Ceremony Lesson and continue to explore the city at your leisure. Take a stroll in Ueno Park and visit the Tokyo National Museum or perhaps participate in the full day tour to Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has served as a centre for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries. Finish with a visit to Tamozawa Imperial Village and the beautiful Kirifuri Waterfall.
THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 23 Jan 2019
Departs SYD 12 MAY ’19
flying Final Book By:23 Jan 2019
Final Balance: 90 days prior
*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.
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Your Independent Package Includes
Return flights Sydney-Tokyo, Tokyo-Sydney
Other departure cities available.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
5 nights accommodations
DAY 1, Sunday or Tuesday – Depart for Japan
Depart for Japan
China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
DAY 2, Monday or Wednesday – Arrive in Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo, the ultra high-tech and fascinating metropolis and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest and relax Overnight: Tokyo
DAY 3, Tuesday or Thursday – Tokyo City Tour This morning’s city tour of Tokyo begins with a visit to Tokyo Tower. Continue to Meiji Shrine*, dedicated to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan. Next, stroll through the Imperial Palace East Garden, located next to the Tokyo Imperial Palace, considered the largest castle in the area. This was the former site of Edo Castle and is now the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. Your tour concludes at the famous Ginza shopping district, Tokyo’s most celebrated shopping and amusement area. Please note, you are required to make your own way back to the hotel independently. The balance of the day is at leisure, or enjoy the optional Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise on a luxury yacht.
*Meiji shrine may be substituted with the Sensoji-Temple. In that case, the tour will conclude at the Nakamise shopping district. Optional: Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise 7:00 PM Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4, Wednesday or Friday – Full Day in Tokyo
Enjoy a full day to explore Tokyo at your leisure or join the optional Kimono Dressing & Tea Ceremony Lesson*, where you will have an opportunity to wear a kimono and attend an authentic tea ceremony. Enjoy the austere taste of tea and learn how to make it in the traditional Japanese style
* The tour does not include transportation, you are required to make your own travel arrangements to/from the meeting point. Optional: Kimono Dressing & Tea Ceremony Lesson Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5, Thursday or Saturday – Full Day in Tokyo The day is at leisure to explore the enormous, ultramodern metropolis of Tokyo independently or, choose the full day optional tour to Mt. Fuji & Hakone, Japan’s most famous sights. Travel along the scenic roads of rural Japan with its striking natural scenery. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Stop to admire the gorgeous landscape (weather permitting) of the park and lake Ashi. After lunch, proceed to Hakone and view the Owakudani Valley’s extraordinary volcanic zone. Enjoy a relaxing cruise around placid Lake Ashi before returning to your hotel in Tokyo Optional: Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with Lunch Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6, Friday or Sunday – Full Day in Tokyo
Enjoy your last full day at leisure in Tokyo. For a different view of the city, take a stroll in Ueno Park and visit the Tokyo National Museum, housing a collection of fascinating artifacts from across Asia. Or, participate in the full day optional tour to Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has served as a center for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries. After an authentic Japanese lunch, visit the Tamozawa Imperial Village and the beautiful Kirifuri Waterfall Optional: Full Day Nikko Tour with Lunch Overnight: Tokyo Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7, Saturday or Monday – Depart Japan
Transfer included to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast
Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website
Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.
Washington Shinjuku Hotel, Tokyo ★★★
This tourist class hotel is located in the center of Shinjuku close to various shopping and entertainment venues.
Hotel Amenities Guest Rooms: Guest rooms at this hotel are cozy but accommodating with free WiFi and air-conditioning. They are furnished well and equipped with a range of modern amenities for a relaxing stay. Location: Situated in one of the Tokyo’s most popular and active locales, this hotel is in an ideal location to explore the delights of the city. Shinjuku Station is a 7 minute walk from the hotel. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen Park are nearby. Restaurants: The hotel has several restaurants on-site offering a variety of specialties from around the world. The top floor Manhattan Table Restaurant serves exotic cuisines alongside roaming views of the city skyline.
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go
Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise 7:00 PM This evening, experience a delightful dinner cruise, while sailing into Tokyo Bay on a luxury yacht. Savor a multi-course dinner, that includes a selection of international favorites and a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Tokyo Bay and admire the twinkling lights of the city. Cruise underneath the famous Rainbow Bridge, see the illuminated Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan and the Eiffel Tower-inspired Tokyo Tower. View Odaiba, the artificial island in Tokyo Bay with its plethora of restaurants, shops and entertainment complexes.
Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Meeting location is at Hinode Terminal Boarding Point 2-7-104, Kaigan,Minatoku,Tokyo Japan 105-0022. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to a departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
Day #3 AUD$125.00
Kimono Dressing & Tea Ceremony Lesson 9:00 AM Today you will attend an authentic tea ceremony, one of Japan’s traditional cultural practices and have a unique chance to wear a kimono. Learn about the many aspects of the Kimono, particularly its origins stemming from the traditional skills of Japanese dyeing and weaving. Following the explanation, select your favorite Kimono and assisted by an instructor learn the art of Kimono dressing. Afterward attend a tea ceremony and enjoy the austere taste of tea followed by a classic Japanese sweet. A tea master will teach you how to make tea and explain it’s connection to Zen Buddhism. The tea ceremony seeks to purify the mind and attain oneness with nature.
Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Meeting location and time will be advised locally, Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
Day #4 AUD$200
Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with lunch Travel along the scenic roads of rural Japan with its striking natural scenery. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Stop to admire the gorgeous landscape (weather permitting) of the park and lake Ashi. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing cruise around placid Lake Ashi. Ascend to the summit using a cable car, to marvel at sweeping views of Hakone National Park and gain a whole new appreciation of this iconic mountain. Spend time at leisure to explore the surrounding area on your own before returning to your hotel in Tokyo.
Pick up from Shinjuku Washington Hotel (3-2-9 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8336, 3d floor) or Keio Plaza Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330). Pick up time to be advised locally. Drop-off at Shinjuku Station. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.
*Note If the volcanic warning condition is at a high level, the itinerary may be modified and advised locally.
Day #5 AUD$200
Full Day Nikko Tour with lunch Nikko a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the entrance of the Nikko National Park, has served as a center for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries. It is home to several temples and shrines, including the Futarasan Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple. Visit the Toshogu Shrine, the mausoleum of the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, a gorgeous complex of colorful structures featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan’s 17th-century artisans. After an authentic Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant continue to Lake Chuzenji, created 20,000 years ago by an eruption of Mt. Nantai. Afterward, visit the 318 foot Kegon Falls, considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nikko. The tour concludes near Shinjuku Station, one of Tokyo’s most popular shopping and entertainments districts.
Pick up from Keio Plaza Tokyo (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330). Pick up time to be advised locally. The pick-up transfer will take you to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at 105-0013 Tokyo, Minato, where you will board another bus heading to Nikko. Drop-off at Shinjuku Station. Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.
Due to local conditions, from approximately Oct 10 to Nov 10 Kegon Falls will not be visited. Alternate sightseeing will be provided.
Day #6 AUD$220 PP
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