From (AUD)$11,295
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

Experience a sumo wrestling demonstration before savouring a traditional Chanko-Nabe (a sumo hotpot-style stew) lunch at a local restaurant.
Take part in a soba noodle making class, used in a variety of Japanese dishes.
Enjoy a tasting experience at a local sake brewery in Kyoto and learn how Japan’s drink of choice is made.
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 warriors of pre-modern Japan, the Samurai, during an interactive lesson.

Itinerary Japan Discovery 2023/24



Inclusions Japan Discovery 2023/24



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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 Fushimi 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 (please refer to Some things to note)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 bullet train journeys in Japan
  • Limited Express Train from Takayama to Nagoya
  • Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected


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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, Nagano
  • Hida Hotel Plaza, 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
  • Should you not be travelling on the group tour flights or arriving into Haneda Airport, assisted train transfers with a local representative will be used between the airport and the station located next to your hotel.
  • 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 2023/24


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.


 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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Dates & Prices Japan Discovery 2023/24

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
17 Mar 24
01 Apr 24
Fully Booked
18 Mar 24
02 Apr 24
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19 Mar 24
03 Apr 24
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21 Mar 24
05 Apr 24
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24 Mar 24
08 Apr 24
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25 Mar 24
09 Apr 24
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26 Mar 24
10 Apr 24
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28 Mar 24
12 Apr 24
Limited Seats
29 Mar 24
13 Apr 24
Fully Booked
31 Mar 24
15 Apr 24
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01 Apr 24
16 Apr 24
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02 Apr 24
17 Apr 24
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04 Apr 24
19 Apr 24
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05 Apr 24
20 Apr 24
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07 Apr 24
22 Apr 24
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08 Apr 24
23 Apr 24
Fully Booked

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, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
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 $1,775
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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