Small group escorted tour (maximum 12 travellers) – scenic and educational. 

Local knowledge is the key to the most rewarding travel and this tour has been custom designed to offer you an amazing experience of Japan.  The tour includes locations in 6 prefectures with particular focus on Tokyo, Hakone (Mt Fuji area), and Kyoto to offer a broad range of sightseeing and experiences.  Accommodation will include western style hotels and a traditional hot spring ryokan (Japanese inn).  Transportation in Japan will include private coaches, subways, local trains, and shinkansen (bullet trains).

This tour is for adults onlyand is especially suitable for the traveller with no Japanese language ability who is interested in gardens, and Japanese style and techniques.  The tour will be coordinated and accompanied by an escort who will provide you with all the information you need to understand everything and enjoy your trip.  A detailed information booklet will provide information about locations visited and a background in aspects of Japanese history and culture.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tokyo / Kyoto
DATES Meet the tour in Tokyo on Sunday 10 May 2020
Tour concludes in Kyoto on Wednesday 20 May 2020
9 nights stay in Japan
INCLUDED
Full escorted
Accommodation
Local transportation
Daily Breakfast
6 lunches
All dinners
Admission fees for specified itinerary
1 local luggage transfer
Workshop and private tours
Self-guided advice for free time
Support from your friendly tour leader
Pre-departure documents including detailed information booklet
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare
Travel insurance
Meals admissions not specified in the itinerary

Highlights

  • Exclusive gardening workshop in Tokyo
  • Tea ceremony in Japanese garden
  • Gardens, museums & cultural icons of Tokyo
  • Ashikaga Flower Park (wisteria, azalea, peony)
  • Bonsai Museum
  • Views of Mount Fuji & Hakone National Park sightseeing & gardens
  • Fuji Shibazakura Festival (moss phlox festival of flowers)
  • Kyoto temple gardens & mambo forest
  • Private garden tours in Kyoto
  • Reserved seating at major Kyoto cultural festival
  • Nijo Castle in Kyoto
  • Nara Park & monuments
  • Cable car ride to mountain top azalea park
  • Green tea picking and tasting experience in Nara
  • Traditional hot spring Japanese inn experience
  • 6 lunches and all dinners offering a range of Japanese cuisine

Additional information

twin shareAUD 5,700
single travellerAUD 6,700
Airfrom AUD 1,300
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Day 1: Meet in Tokyo

Meet your fellow travellers at a ‘welcome’ Japanese dinner.
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Day 2

Tokyo
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Day 3

Tokyo
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Day 4

Day trip to Tochigi
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Day 5

Tokyo
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Day 6

Fuji/Hakone
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Day 7

Kyoto
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Day 8

Kyoto
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Day 9

Kyoto
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Day 10

Kyoto
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Day 1: End in Kyoto

Depart from Kansai International Airport or option to travel further.