16 day Best of Japan tour with flights

16 day Best of Japan tour including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Experience this 16 day Best of Japan tour, which includes your return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more. 

Your adventure starts in the bustling capital of Tokyo, where you will visit popular temples and shrines before snapping up a bargain on the popular Nakamise Shopping strip. Be awe-struck by Mount Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the Hakone region. 

Travel inland to the cultural city of Matsumoto before making your way to Takayama; spending time in the Hida Folk Village. Head to the remote town of Kanazawa and enjoy a colourful city tour. Make the most of your time in Kyoto, visiting a myriad of their infamous temples, shrines, palaces or gardens. 

Wander through Nara Park and mingle with the hundreds of deer roaming freely. Your tour will finish in Osaka, visiting one of Japan’s oldest Shitenno-ji Temple. Make the most of some last minute shopping and local Japanese cuisine before you spend your last night in this breath-taking country. 

You’ll love every minute of this incredible tour! See the full list of Inclusions here. 

 
 

Day 1: New Zealandairplane-takeoff– Tokyo

Today depart New Zealand for to Tokyo! Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples.

Day 2: Tokyo

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Tokyo city hotel for check-in.

Day 3: Tokyo (B)                                            

Today after breakfast, we make our way to the Meiji Shrine. Later, stroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples before browsing for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street and Odaiba area. This afternoon, relax on a Water bus toward Hama-Rikyu garden. Your last stop today Tokyo Tower before heading to your hotel.

Day 4: Tokyo (B)

Today is a free day to explore one of the world’s greatest cities. Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors or buy an optional tour to Disneyland.

 Day 5: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Tokyo (B,L)

Today, visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the Springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji through porous layers of lava resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Lunch is served at the local restaurant. Later, take a cruise on Lake Ashi, and savour the numerous delights of nature in the Hakone region. Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji.

 Day 6: Tokyo (B)

Enjoy another free day of leisure to explore Tokyo at your own pace.

Day 7: Tokyo – Matsumoto (B)

Today we leave Tokyo behind us and travel inland to the cultural city of Matsumoto, famed for its castle. You will have time to stroll through the former merchant district of Nakamachi, lined with well-preserved old buildings where you can find lovely local crafts, treasures and great restaurants. We then make a visit to Matsumoto Castle, considered in the top 3 feudal castles of Japan and arguably the city’s most famous site.

Day 8: Matsumoto – Takayama (B) 

This morning after breakfast, we leave Matsumoto and make our way to Takayama. Today we visit some of Takayama’s highlights. We begin our day with the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the region. After, we continue to the Matsuri-no-mori museum, which showcases the key aspects of the Takayama Festival, which takes place for two days each spring and autumn.

Day 9: Takayama – Kanazawa (B)

An early start this morning to visit the Takayama markets where local fresh produce and souvenirs stalls are on display. We then continue on through the narrow streets of Takayama’s Sanmachi Suji historic district which are lined with wooden merchants’ houses dating to the Edo Period, along with many small museums. We will stop at Shirakawago Village before arriving in Kanazawa.

Day 10: Kanazawa (B)

After breakfast, we enjoy a city tour of this colorful city. We begin with a visit to the Nagamachi Buke Yashiki district with the highlight of Nomura-ke. Nagamachi was a samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families used to reside. We then continue to the Kenroku-en Garden – from its scale and beauty, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal lords’ gardens in Japan and has been maintained over generations. In the afternoon, explore the Higashi Chayagai district famous for its teahouses built in traditional Japanese design. We finish our day with a visit to the Omicho Market, Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market since the Edo Period.

Day 11: Kanazawa – Kyoto (B)

This morning we leave Kanazawa and make our way to the jewel of Japan, Kyoto. On arrival we visit Nijo Castle, the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate and is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. It is then on to Kinkakuji, commonly known as the Golden Pavilion. A Zen temple and World Heritage site with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of Shinden, Samurai and Zen. We finish with a visit to the Togetsu Bridge, the landmark of Western Kyoto’s Arashiyama District for over four hundred years.

Day 12: Kyoto (B) 

Today is a free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Kyoto attracts millions of visitors every year and it’s no wonder. With over 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens, who would not want to visit? You might be lucky enough to spot a Geisha in the old district.

Day 13: Kyoto – Nara – Osaka (B)

This morning we travel to Nara and visit Kiyomizu Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall and we visit the Nishijin Textile Centre and enjoy a traditional kimono show. We then visit Fushimi Inari Shrine before we wander back through Nara Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara’s nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city. We will leave after visiting Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. The massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu).

 Day 14: Osaka (B)

This morning after breakfast, we get to know this neon powerhouse starting with a visit to Osaka Castle. We then make our way to the Shitenno-ji Temple, one of Japan’s oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. We continue on to the Umeda Floating Garden Observatory for 360 degree views of Osaka. Finally we head to the Shinsaibashi Shopping District which is the city’s most famous entertainment district and offers abundant dining and shopping choices.

Day 15: Osaka –airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.  

Day 16: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service carrier including checked baggage
  • All transfers in Japan
  • 13 nights’ accommodation including breakfast daily
  • Dedicated private coach with air conditioning
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides throughout

 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have completed your online booking you will receive an Order Confirmation, which will include a link to complete our Travel Partners booking form. 
  • This booking form MUST be completed and submitted to our Travel Partner in order to confirm your booking. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping, Visas and anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’

Single Supplement:

$1095 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You will be contacted by our Travel Partner after submitting your booking form to pay the single supplement. 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 -30 people 

Accommodation: 

Tokyo: Candeo Hotels Ueno Park or Similar
Matsumoto: Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu or Similar
Takayama: Route inn Grantia Hida Takayama or Similar
Kanazawa: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kanazawa or Similar
Kyoto: Urban Hotel Kyoto Nijo Premium or Similar

Please note that hotel rooms in Japan are smaller in sizes compare to other countries

Optional Tours:

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

For more information see the itinerary.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

 

Travel Dates

 

 

2019 

22 January**
12 February
5 March*
15 April*
14 May
4 June
16 July
13 August
17 September
15 October*
5 November*

* Departures in March, April, October and November incur a peak season surcharge of $330 per person.

** Departures in January incur a peak season surcharge of $440 per person.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Qantas Airlines or similar.
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $220 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. This fee does not include accommodation

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • All transfers in Japan
  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dedicated private coach with air conditioning
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides throughout
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