Japan Express (9 Days)

Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka

Japan is an intricate blend of East and West, along with unexpectedly beautiful landscapes and charmingly courteous people. Though some of its cities look highly westernised, the nation remains its tangible sense of history and cherished traditions. This semi-independent tour allows you to capture the essence of Japan at your own pace within a short but gratifying time.

 

Day 01: Depart Australia (-/-/-)

Enjoy your overnight flight to Tokyo.

Day 02: Arrive Tokyo (-/-/-)

On arrival in Tokyo, you will be met by our representative in the arrival hall and transferred to your Tokyo hotel, where you are based for the next 2 nights.

Day 03: Tokyo (B/-/-)

After breakfast, start your Tokyo Morning Tour including Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden. Visit Asakusa Kannon temple and its shopping arcade. We finish in Tokyo station for free time shopping. Return to your accommodation on your own.

Day 04: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone (B/L/-)

You’ll travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Hakone tonight, so this morning your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. We then proceed to Mt.Fuji and join our Hakone tour. We start with a cruise on Lake Ashi, then take the Hakone Ropeway to the mountain top where we enjoy the Owakudani Boiling Valley. After the tour, you will be transferred to the Hotel for your overnight stay. Tonight is a great chance to enjoy the hot spring facilities!

Day 05: Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/-/-)

Transfer to Odawara and take the bullet train to Kyoto (approx. 2.5 hours). On arrival, you’ll meet our assistant who will walk with you to New Miyako Hotel, where you’ll stay for the next 2 nights. This afternoon, make your own way to Kyoto Station to meet your guide. Enjoy a Nara Walking Tour visiting Todaiji Temple, Nara Deer Park and Kofukuji Temple.

Day 06: Kyoto (B/L/-)

After breakfast, make your own way to meet your guide at Tully’s Coffee (or similar). We start your Kyoto Full Day Tour visiting Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangedo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Arashiyama Bamboo forest.

Day 07: Kyoto – Osaka (B/-/-)

Transfer to Osaka by local train and self check-in at your Osaka hotel, enjoy your day in Osaka.

Day 08: Depart Osaka (B/-/-)

After breakfast, your morning is free until your transfer, to Osaka Airport, by Airport Shuttle, for your flight back to Australia.

Day 09: Arrive Australia (-/-/-)

Arrive home in the morning.

Number of Days 9

Price From $3780

Departure Dates

Daily

Peak season surcharges from $380 per person for travel in March, April, May, August, September, October, and November.


Inclusions

Return international economy class airfares with full service airlines
Accommodation (your choice of package)
Meals, as mentioned
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees as mentioned
Bullet train tickets
Luggage transfers from Tokyo to Kyoto
English speaking local guide during the day tours


Exclusions

Travel Insurance
Daily meals (except for two lunches)
Personal expenditures
Peak season surcharge from $380/per person for travel in Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov


Price Details

Standard Hotel Package

Fully Inclusive Twin Share from $3,780 per person departing Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane flying Qantas Airways. Departing Perth and Adelaide flying Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines.
Brisbane and Melbourne depart Day 2 for same day arrival.
Adelaide departures may involve additional domestic flights at an extra cost.

Single Room Supplement from $1,095 per person
Land Only Including Tipping from $2,880 per person, twin share

Standard Hotels include Tokyo Shiba Park, New Miyako Kyoto (Standard Room), Hotel New Hankyu Osaka.

Superior Hotel Package

Fully Inclusive Twin Share from $4,080 per person departing Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane flying Qantas Airways. Departing Perth and Adelaide flying Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines.
Brisbane and Melbourne depart Day 2 for same day arrival.
Adelaide departures may involve additional domestic flights at an extra cost.

Single Room Supplement from $1,295 per person
Land Only Including Tipping from $3,180 per person, twin share

Superior Hotels include Grand Prince New Takanawa, New Miyako Kyoto (Premium Room), Granvia Osaka.


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