From (AUD)$11,295
Days16
Airfares included
Discover the incredibly scenic, historic and diverse areas of northern Japan on this unique small group tour. From the bright neon lights and modernity of Tokyo and Sapporo to the impressive waterfalls and limestone caves along the Geibikei Gorge, the stunning Hirosaki Castle and the three delicious noodle types of Morioka, northern Japan is an absolute delight.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Transport — Boat, Bullet Train, Cable Car, Coach, Cruise & Yakatabune Cruise
No Hidden Extras

Cruise the beautiful Matsushima Bay with its scattering of some 260 islands of soft white rock covered in pine trees.

Sample Japan’s most famous beverage, at the Asabiraki Sake Brewery.

Photo credit: Charles Postiaux/Unsplash

Wander through the impressive Hirosaki Castle and the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.

See the port city of Otaru and explore its beautifully preserved canal area, as well as the original Kitaichi Glass Sangokan in a converted fishery warehouse.

Photo credit: Joe Sugarman

Special Experiences

Delve into a kaleidoscopic world of interactive art installations at TeamLab Borderless Digital Museum.
Experience the traditional cuisine of Sendai, with the opportunity of sampling the local delicacy, gyutan (beef tongue) at a special dinner.
Admire the impressive waterfalls, rock formations and limestone caves of Geibikei Gorge on a scenic boat trip.
Take part in the local Wanko Soba tradition at a lunch in Morioka.
Explore the Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, discovering the rich history and way of life of the samurai and their wealthy families.
Tour Hirosaki Castle and witness the breathtaking beauty of its Botanical Garden.
Discover the history of beer making in Japan and the famous Sapporo Brewery at the Sapporo Beer Museum.

Itinerary Colours of Northern Japan

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Colours of Northern Japan

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Tour the Meiji Jingu Shrine
  • Experience Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing
  • Visit TeamLab Borderless Digital Museum - Please Note: Shoes will need to be removed to walk through water at one of the exhibits, please dress accordingly.
  • Yakatabune dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay
  • Wander through the Ashikaga Flower Park
  • Cruise Matsushima Bay
  • Visit the Zuigani Temple
  • Learn of the traditional Kokeshi Doll in Matsushima
  • See the Aobayama Castle and the Date Masamune Statue
  • Try the local delicacy of gyutan (beef tongue)
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along Geibikei Gorge
  • Visit Chūson-ji Temple
  • Visit the Mōtsū-ji Temple
  • Spend two nights at authentic Japanese Ryokan
  • Visit Tezukuri-Mura and discover the Japanese art of indigo dyeing
  • Tour Morioka Castle Ruins Park
  • Take part in the local Wanko Soba tradition
  • Enjoy a sake brewing experience at Asabiraki
  • Visit Kakunodate Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
  • Witness panoramic views of Oga and Mayama mountain range
  • Visit the Namahage Museum, Shinzen Folklore Museum and Shinzan Shrine
  • Enjoy a Shamisen performance and visit Tsugaru Neputa Village
  • Wander through the Hirosaki Castle Botanic Gardens
  • Stop at Oirase Gorge
  • Travel to Lake Towada
  • Visit the Sannai Maruyama archaeological site
  • Explore the Onuma Park
  • Take in the panoramic views from Goryōkaku Tower
  • Ascend Mount Hakodate via the Hakodate Ropeway
  • Free time to explore the Hakodate Morning Market
  • Spend a full day exploring Hakodate
  • Stop at Hokkaido Shrine, dedicated to Shinto deities
  • Visit Nijo Fish Market
  • Explore Otaru Canal and visit Kitaichi Glass Sangokan
  • Taste Japan’s famous beer at Sapporo Beer Museum

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Japan. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour 
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 Bullet Train journeys in Japan
  • Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected

Accommodation

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  • 11 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in Japanese Style Ryokan accommodation in Tsunagi Onsen

Properties include:

  • Grand Prince Hotel Shin (New) Takanawa, Tokyo
  • Hotel Metropolitan Sendai East, Sendai
  • Hotel Shion, Tsunagi Onsen (Morioka) - Japanese Style Ryokan accommodation
  • Hotel Metropolitan, Akita
  • Rockwood Hotel & Spa, Ajigasawa Onsen (Aomori)
  • Hotel Aomori, Aomori (01 November 2023 departure only)
  • Century Marina Hotel, Hakodate
  • Grand Hotel, Sapporo

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based national guide

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Shared bus transfers will be used between the hotel and the airport for the departure transfer.
  • On days 4 and 11 we travel by bullet train, we will need to pack an overnight bag for the next two nights. Unfortunately, bullet trains have very limited space for luggage so our luggage will be transported separately and await us at our hotel two nights later. 
  • Minor renovations are being conducted to some of the buildings at Tōshōgū Shrine, but these should not affect our sightseeing. These renovations are due to end in 2024.
  • Women may need a head scarf to enter some mosques and temples, and wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders. Also, a good tip is to pack a spare pair of socks in your daypack, as sometimes shoes need to be removed when entering and the ground can be hot.

Information Colours of Northern Japan

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended period of time

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

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Dates & Prices Colours of Northern Japan

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
01 May 24
16 May 24
$10,995
Fully Booked
08 May 24
23 May 24
$10,995
On Request
02 Oct 24
17 Oct 24
$11,295
Fully Booked
09 Oct 24
24 Oct 24
$11,295
Fully Booked
16 Oct 24
31 Oct 24
$11,295
Limited Seats
23 Oct 24
07 Nov 24
$11,295
Limited Seats
30 Oct 24
14 Nov 24
$11,295
Guaranteed Departure
06 Nov 24
21 Nov 24
$11,295
Available
19 Mar 25
03 Apr 25
$11,595
Available
02 Apr 25
17 Apr 25
$11,795
Guaranteed Departure
23 Apr 25
08 May 25
$11,995
Available
07 May 25
22 May 25
$11,595
Available
21 May 25
05 Jun 25
$11,595
Available

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Booking Deposit
$500 per person
Tipping
Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Single Supplement
From $1,725
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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