From (AUD)$10,895
Days17
Airfares included
Explore the true highlights of Japan on this fascinating adventure. Discover Tokyo, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Be amazed at the beauty of Mt Fuji, experience an authentic ryokan guesthouse in Hakone and ride the bullet train to cultural Kyoto.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Transport — Bullet train, Cable Car, Coach, Japanese-style houseboat & Local train
No Hidden Extras
Stroll through the shopping district of Ginza and experience the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, including the famous Shibuya crossing - one of the busiest in the world!
Enjoy a cable car ride on the Hakone Ropeway and see magnificent views of the iconic Mt Fuji (weather permitting).
Wander through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Shirakawago with its famous gasshō-zukuri (‘like hands in prayer’) thatched roofs.
Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.

Special Experiences

Watch a sumo wrestling demonstration before enjoying a traditional Chanko Nabe (sumo stew) lunch at a local restaurant.
Admire the city lights on a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay in a typical Japanese-style houseboat from the Heian period, known as a Yakatabune.
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture during a soba noodle class on our way to Nagano. These delicious noodles are used in a variety of Japanese dishes.
Sample the famous Japanese beverage, sake, and learn about the brewing process.
Learn the way of the Samurai, the warriors of pre-modern Japan, during an interactive lesson. Samurai were elite soldiers and adept with the bow and sword.

Itinerary Japan Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Japan Discovery

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Modern and traditional Tokyo

  • Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration and a traditional Chanko-Nabe lunch.
  • Visit Imperial Palace East Garden, a calm oasis in buzzing Tokyo.
  • Walk through the famous Ginza district and across Shibuya Intersection.
  • Admire the city lights of Tokyo Bay while cruising in a traditional Japanese houseboat.
  • Sushi making experience and lunch.
  • City sightseing of Tokyo including Asakusa Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade.

Majestic mountains and historic towns

  • Visit Iyashi no sato Nenba, a former farming village, reopened as a museum.
  • Spend a night in a traditional ryokan guesthouse.
  • See the iconic Mt Fuji while riding the Hakone Ropeway (weather permitting).
  • Visit Matsumoto Castle built in the 16th century and one of Japan's premier historic castles.
  • Enjoy a soba noodle making class on the way to Nagano.
  • Wander through the historical old battlefield of Kawanakajima, where a famous provincial battle took place in 1561.
  • Take in the sights of historic Takayama by foot.
  • Wander through Shirakawago, with its famous gasshō-zukuri thatched roofs.
  • Learn about the Japanese tradition of washi paper-making in Gokayama.

Sobering and scenic Hiroshima

  • See Hiroshima's sites including the giant Itsukushima Torii Gate.
  • Tour the Hiroshima Peace Park, built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb. Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, the city's only remaining bomb-damaged building, and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum.

Japan's cultural heart

  • Tour the temples of Kyoto, Japan's former capital and very much the cultural heart of the country. Our tour includes the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion), Tenryuiji Temple and the Fushima Inari Shrine.
  • Explore Kyoto and sample the famous sake beverage.
  • Learn how to wear a traditional Japanese Kimono.
  • Delve into the custom of a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto.
  • Stroll the Philosopher's Walk, the same path influential 20th-Century Philosopher & Kyoto University Professor Nishida Kitaro took during meditation.
  • Enjoy a Buddhist lunch at Shigetsu (Tenryuiji Temple).
  • Stroll through the Bamboo forest and see the Togetsukyo Bridge.
  • Learn the way of the Samurai in Osaka, Japan's pre-modern warriors.
  • Visit Himeji Castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of prototypical Japanese castle architecture.

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 (based on arrival into Narita airport and departure from Kansai airport only)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 2 bullet train journeys in Japan
  • Limited express train from Takayama to Nagoya

Accommodation

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  • 13 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 1 night in a traditional Ryokan guesthouse, Hakone

Meals

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  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 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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A note on Torii Gate renovations: From June 2019, Miyajima's famous floating Torii Gate is undergoing renovations, which are expected to take at least one year. During the renovation works, the Torii Gate will be covered under partially transparent scaffolding. A bridge is being built on the left side of the gate to aid the renovation works.

 

Accommodation Japan Discovery

Accommodation

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Japan flag Tokyo

The Shinagawa Prince Hotel is located at the southern gateway to the Tokyo metropolis with breathtaking views of the city and Tokyo Bay. Besides its convenient location, this impressive multi-functional hotel complex offers a wide array of dining and entertainment options. The hotel is home to a 10 screen multiplex theatre, a cabaret, bowling centre, indoor swimming pool, indoor tennis courts, indoor golf centre, and a great selection of restaurants!

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool

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Hotel Okuyumoto

Japan flag Hakone

The Hotel Okuyumoto boasts a rustic open-air bath set beside a mountain stream. Surrounded by the peaceful natural scenery of Hakone, enjoy the hot springs and the beauty of Japan’s natural environment. The hotel is a 9-storey structure with mostly Japanese-style rooms and is located approximately 10 minutes from Hakone Yumoto station.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge

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Hotel Metropolitan

Japan flag Nagano

Hotel Metropolitan Nagano features elegantly decorated rooms and a wide range of dining options. All rooms feature carpeted floors, a seating area, and comes with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a wardrobe. 

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; bar/restaurant

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Hida Hotel Plaza

Japan flag Takayama

Just a 5 minute walk from Takayama Station, Hida Hotel Plaza boasts a rooftop spa with mountain views, a heated swimming pool and 7 dining options including Japanese, French and Chinese cuisine. Hida Plaza’s rooms are elegantly furnished in either Western or traditional Japanese decor. The spa offers indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, massage, a hot tub and a mist sauna. The hotel is also only a 15 minute walk from the historical Old Private Houses, and a 20-minute walk from Higashiyama Temple.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge; safe deposit box

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Sheraton Grand

Japan flag Hiroshima

The Sheraton Hiroshima is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. The property features two restaurants, a bar/lounge and a health club with spa, indoor poool and steam room.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachinjo

Japan flag Kyoto

As the largest hotel in Kyoto with 986 rooms, the New Miyako Hotel combines comfort with functionality. Located in front of the Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Japan Railways and Kintetsu-Kyoto Station, the New Miyako Hotel is in a prime location. The hotel’s many restaurants provide various dining options including Japanese, Chinese and European buffet-style dining.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge

Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachinjo image

Sheraton Miyako Hotel

Japan flag Osaka

Centrally located and in close proximity to many restaurants and sightseeing attractions, the Sheraton Miyako offers 8 restaurants & lounges as well as fitness centre, indoor heated pool, massage, barber shop, florist, beauty salon, currency exchange and gift store.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Information Japan Discovery

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Japan Discovery

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    
04 Oct 20
20 Oct 20
$10,895
Guaranteed Departure
11 Oct 20
27 Oct 20
$11,295
Available
18 Oct 20
03 Nov 20
$11,295
Guaranteed Departure
25 Oct 20
10 Nov 20
$11,295
Guaranteed Departure
08 Nov 20
24 Nov 20
$11,295
Available
22 Mar 21
07 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
23 Mar 21
08 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
25 Mar 21
10 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
26 Mar 21
11 Apr 21
$11,295
Fully Booked
28 Mar 21
13 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
29 Mar 21
14 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
01 Apr 21
17 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
02 Apr 21
18 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
04 Apr 21
20 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
05 Apr 21
21 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
06 Apr 21
22 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
08 Apr 21
24 Apr 21
$11,295
Available
09 Apr 21
25 Apr 21
$11,295
Available

Additional Information

Seasonal Departures
Experience the magic of Japan's Cherry Blossom on our March and April departures or witness stunning Autumn Colours as they sweep the country throughout October and November.
Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Tipping
Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $245
Single Supplement
From $2,250
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
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.

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