From (AUD)$12,295
Days16
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, Subway & 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!

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

Enjoy a cable car ride on the Hakone ropeway and see magnificent views of the iconic Mt Fuji.

Special Experiences

Experience a sumo wrestling demonstration before savouring a traditional Chanko-Nabe (a sumo hotpot-style stew) lunch at a local restaurant.
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.
Partake in a hands-on tofu and shichimi (Japanese seven-spice blend) making session, followed by a delicious lunch featuring creative obanzai dishes.
Dive into the world of pre-modern Japan with a fun, interactive session on the way of the Samurai. Unleash your inner warrior as you learn their legendary skills.

Itinerary Japan Discovery 2025/26

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Japan Discovery 2025/26

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Visit Imperial Palace East Garden
  • Stroll through the Ginza District
  • Experience Shibuya Crossing
  • Admire the city lights of Tokyo Bay while on a dinner cruise
  • Tokyo sightseeing including Asakusa Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade
  • Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration and a traditional Chanko Nabe lunch
  • Visit a former farming village, reopened as a museum
  • See Mt Fuji while riding the Hakone Ropeway (weather permitting)
  • Spend a night in a traditional ryokan guesthouse
  • 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
  • Sample the famous sake beverage
  • Tour the Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Stroll the Philosopher's Walk
  • Take part in a black ink calligraphy class
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto
  • Visit Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Enjoy a tofu and shichimi making lesson
  • Stroll through the Arashiyama Bamboo forest and see the Togetsukyo Bridge
  • Enjoy a Buddhist lunch at Shigetsu (Tenryuiji Temple)
  • 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
  • Explore the Todai-ji Temple
  • Feed the deer in Nara Deer Park
  • Free time to explore Osaka's Dotonbori District
  • Learn the way of the Samurai in Osaka, Japan's pre-modern warriors

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
  • 4 bullet train journeys in Japan
  • 2 Limited Express train journeys in Japan
  • Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected

Accommodation

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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
  • Hakone Yunohana Prince Hotel, Hakone - Japanese Style Ryokan accommodation
  • 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.

Meals

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  • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 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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  • Should you not be travelling on the group tour flights shared bus transfers will be used between the hotel and the airport for the departure transfer.
  • On day 6 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.
  • On day 11 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.
  • If you are travelling on or around the holidays of Golden Week (29 April to 5 May) heavier traffic conditions and longer waiting times can be expected.
  • 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 Japan Discovery 2025/26

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

 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 2025/26

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    
11 Apr 25
26 Apr 25
$12,295
Available
13 Apr 25
28 Apr 25
$12,295
Available
17 Apr 25
02 May 25
$12,295
Available
20 Apr 25
05 May 25
$12,295
Available
22 Apr 25
07 May 25
$12,295
Available
25 Apr 25
10 May 25
$12,295
Available
06 May 25
21 May 25
$12,295
Available
15 May 25
30 May 25
$12,295
Guaranteed Departure
07 Sep 25
22 Sep 25
$12,295
Available
18 Sep 25
03 Oct 25
$12,295
Available
25 Sep 25
10 Oct 25
$12,295
Available
07 Oct 25
22 Oct 25
$12,295
Available
12 Oct 25
27 Oct 25
$12,295
Available
16 Oct 25
31 Oct 25
$12,295
Available
21 Oct 25
05 Nov 25
$12,295
Available
24 Oct 25
08 Nov 25
$12,295
Available
26 Oct 25
10 Nov 25
$12,295
Available
30 Oct 25
14 Nov 25
$12,295
Available
02 Nov 25
17 Nov 25
$12,295
Available
07 Nov 25
22 Nov 25
$12,295
Available
15 Mar 26
30 Mar 26
$12,795
Available
17 Mar 26
01 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
19 Mar 26
03 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
24 Mar 26
08 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
27 Mar 26
11 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
30 Mar 26
14 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
02 Apr 26
17 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
05 Apr 26
20 Apr 26
$12,795
Available
07 Apr 26
22 Apr 26
$12,795
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, 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 $2,625
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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