From (AUD)$9,995
Airfares included
Modern Japan retains much of its traditional charm, where ancient customs infuse daily life. Explore the true highlights of Japan on this fascinating adventure. Discover Tokyo, where ornate temples and glass skyscrapers reside effortlessly alongside each other. Be amazed at the beauty of Mt Fuji, experience an authentic ryokan guesthouse in Hakone, ride the bullet train to cultural Kyoto, and pay tribute in moving Hiroshima.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Transport — Bullet train, Cable Car, Coach, Ferry, Local train & Yakatabune cruise
No Hidden Extras

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum and be moved by this harrowing moment in history.

Photo credit: Roy Bisson.

Experience the hustle and bustle of Shibuya and visit the 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.

Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese art forms during a calligraphy class and tea ceremony in Kyoto.

Image: ©JNTO

Special Experiences

Watch a sumo wrestling demonstration before enjoying a traditional Chanko Nabe (sumo stew) lunch at a local restaurant.
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.
Delve into the stunning art form of Japanese black ink calligraphy and try your hand at perfecting this ancient art.
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



Inclusions Japan Discovery



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  • Visit Imperial Palace East Garden, a calm oasis in buzzing Tokyo
  • Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration and a traditional Chanko-Nabe lunch
  • Stroll through the famous Ginza District
  • Experience the famous street intersection at Shibuya Crossing
  • Admire the city lights of Tokyo Bay while enjoying a dinner cruise
  • Tokyo sightseeing including Asakusa Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade
  • Sushi Making experience and lunch
  • Visit Iyashi no sato Nenba, a former farming village, reopened as a museum
  • See the iconic Mt Fuji while riding the Hakone Ropeway (weather permitting)
  • Spend a night in a traditional ryokan guesthouse
  • 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
  • Visit the 7th century Zenkoji Temple 
  • Take in the sights of historic Takayama by foot
  • Free time to explore Miyagawa Open Air Market
  • Wander through Shirakawa-go, with its famous gasshō-zukuri thatched roofs
  • Learn about the Japanese tradition of washi papermaking in Gokayama
  • Explore Kyoto and sample the famous sake beverage
  • Tour the Fushima Inari Shrine
  • Stroll the Philosopher's Walk, the same path influential 20th-Century Philosopher & Kyoto University Professor Nishida Kitaro took during meditation
  • Take part in a black ink calligraphy class
  • Delve into the custom of a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Enjoy a Buddhist lunch at Shigetsu (Tenryuiji Temple)
  • Stroll through the Arashiyama Bamboo forest and see the Togetsukyo Bridge
  • Visit the island Miyajima and see the giant Itsukushima Torii Gate (currently under maintenance)
  • Tour the Hiroshima Peace Park, and visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and the very moving Peace Memorial
  • Visit Himeji Castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of prototypical Japanese castle architecture
  • Learn the way of the Samurai in Osaka, Japan's pre-modern warriors


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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
  • Limited Express Train from Takayama to Nagoya


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  • 12 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 1 night in a traditional ryokan guesthouse, Hakone

Properties include:

  • Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo
  • Yunohana Prince Hotel, Hakone
  • Hotel Metropolitan Nagana, Nagano
  • Hida Hotel, Takayama
  • Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachi Jo, Kyoto
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima, Hiroshima
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Osaka

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


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  • 13 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

Some things to note icon
  • On day 9 we will be travelling by bullet train and our luggage will be transferred via coach. We will need to pack an overnight bag with one night’s worth of luggage. Unfortunately, bullet trains have very limited space for luggage.
  • On day 12 we will be travelling by bullet train and our luggage will be transferred via coach, we will need to pack an overnight bag with two night’s worth of luggage. Unfortunately, bullet trains have very limited space for luggage.
  • From June 2019, Miyajima's famous floating Torii Gate is undergoing renovations. 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.

Information Japan Discovery


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, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  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 South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 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 a minimum of 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 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.

Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!

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Dates & Prices Japan Discovery

Dates & Prices
Select a tour to reserve your place.

*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
02 Oct 22
17 Oct 22
Fully Booked
16 Oct 22
31 Oct 22
23 Oct 22
07 Nov 22
Guaranteed Departure
06 Nov 22
21 Nov 22
19 Mar 23
03 Apr 23
Guaranteed Departure
21 Mar 23
05 Apr 23
Fully Booked
23 Mar 23
07 Apr 23
26 Mar 23
10 Apr 23
Fully Booked
28 Mar 23
12 Apr 23
30 Mar 23
14 Apr 23
Limited Seats
02 Apr 23
17 Apr 23
Limited Seats
04 Apr 23
19 Apr 23
Guaranteed Departure
07 Apr 23
22 Apr 23
09 Apr 23
24 Apr 23
Guaranteed Departure

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
Booking Deposit
$500 per person
Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Single Supplement
From $1,450
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.

Total cost includes air taxes.

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