Impressions of Japan 9 Days

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Tour Details

Starting your tour of Japan in Osaka, you’ll visit Kyoto and Nara – famous for their well-preserved ancient castles, temples, and monuments. In Nagoya, visit Inuyama Castle, and explore the 1200 shops and restaurants of Osu Shopping Street. Japan’s stunning natural endowments are on the itinerary too, in the form of sacred Mount Fuji and the surrounding region. Your trip wraps up with time free in Tokyo, for sightseeing, shopping, or your choice of a diverse range of optional activities.

Tour Highlights:

  • Discover Osaka, with a day free at leisure and a selection of optional activities
  • In Nara, visit the Great Eastern Temple with its Great Buddha Hall – the world’s largest wooden building
  • Feed the gentle sika deer at Nara Park
  • Visit Nagoya’s Inuyama Castle, and explore Osu Shopping Street’s 1200 shops and restaurants
  • Drink from clear springs at the foothills of Mount Fuji
  • Enjoy optional activities or free time in Tokyo

Package Inclusions:

  • Economy airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges from Sydney or Melbourne with a full service Chinese (eg. China Eastern/Southern, Air China, China Airlines) or other Asian carrier (e.g. Vietnam/Thai/Malaysia Air)
  • 6 nights 3 to 4 star locally rated hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Coach transportation & transfers
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s)

Price Excludes

  • Tipping: $80
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses

Optional Activities

  • Tokyo Day Tour  $250
    This tour will take you to visit Asakusa, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo Tower and experience a Tokyo bay cruise.
    Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is packed with so much to see and do. First stop on this tour is Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples. Afterwards visit Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified sprits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Proceed to the fashion district Harajuku and Shibuya, an affluent and trendy shopping hotspot. Then proceed to Tokyo Tower, where you will observe the amazing city of Tokyo from up above. Then, relax on a Tokyo bay cruise en route to the beautiful and serene landscaped Hamarikyu Garden beside Tokyo Bay.
    Note: this tour is subject to minimum numbers. Under 15 pax the tour will be by public transport, over 15 pax will be by coachOsaka Day Tour
  • Osaka Day Tour $250
    This optional tour will take you to Osaka Castle, which was built in 1583 as the heart of the intended capital of Japan, before the capital was moved to Edo (now known as Tokyo). Walk through the majestic castle while learning from the exhibit detailing life in old Osaka. Later you will board a popular Osaka Cruise to enjoy views of Osaka from the water. Explore Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, the vast restaurant districts, with eateries offering a variety of Japan’s most famous street foods.Then travel down to Umeda Skybuilding, where you will get a sweeping view of Osaka. Tour finishes in Osaka.
    Note: this tour is subject to minimum numbers. Under 15 pax the tour will be by public transport, over 15 pax will be by coach
Itinerary

Day 1Australia - Osaka

Take an international flight from Australia to Osaka via a connecting city.
Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

Day 2Osaka

Arrive in Osaka. Your friendly tour representative will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to the airport hotel.

Day 3Osaka - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka (B)

This morning, travel to Kyoto and visit Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle before heading to Nara. Visit Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple), with its Great Buddha Hall – the world’s largest wooden building. This impressive building houses the world’s largest (15m) bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. Wander through Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free, before travelling back to Osaka.

Day 4Osaka (B)

Spend today free at your own leisure. You may spend the day visiting one of the most spectacular Japanese aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan; or taking a day trip to Hyogo to visit Himeji Castle (pictured), an enormous and unique castle decorated in white. An optional day tour is available for some departure dates. Please see optional programs for more information.

Day 5Osaka - Nagoya (B)

This morning, head to Nagoya and visit Inuyama Castle. Then, head to Atsuta Shinto Shrine (covering 200,000 square meters and established almost 2000 years ago) before enjoying some time for shopping it the Osu Kannon Shopping Quarter. Transfer to your hotel in the evening.

Day 6Nagoya - Mount Fuji - Tokyo (B)

Today, visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji, through porous layers of lava, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by locals. Afterwards, visit Hakone Shinto Shrine. Standing at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi, the shrine buildings are hidden in dense forest. Finally, visit Owakudani – ‘Great Boiling Valley’ is a valley formed by the explosion of Hakone volcano more than 300 years ago, and contains hot springs and steaming sulphur vents – visitors usually eat eggs cooked in the boiling, sulphurous waters. At the end of the day we head to Tokyo.

Day 7Tokyo (B)

Spend today free at leisure. You may wish to visit Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea (admission $120), or join the Nikko Day Tour ($290) or Tokyo Day Tour ($250). Alternatively, you can join our wide range of optional programs.
NOTE: Optional activities are not guided and transportation is self-arranged. Nikko Day Tour is not available in 2020.

Day 8Tokyo - Australia (B)

Spend today free at leisure as time permits before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Day 9Australia

Arrive home today.

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