Splendid Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido

Product Number: LTEJ02

Welcome to Japan, this tour will take you to fascinating and beautiful sides of Japan with plenty of exploration involved from the modern city of Tokyo to stunning Shizuoka, as well as the chrming ancient culture in Kyoto, the heritage site of Osaka, and the charming Hokkaido.

Return economy air fares
Deluxe hotel accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
Sightseeing/Admission Fees per itinerary
English-speaking guided tour
Gratuities/tips

Depart from Sydney, Melbourne or  Brisbane to Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport our complimentary Hilton Narita Shuttle is ready from the airport to the hotel for check in.

Hotel: Narita Hilton Hotel or similar

After breakfast, we visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine which is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Emperor Shozo Empress of Japan. This temple has the largest archway in front of Shrine Bridge. Sightseeing proceeds to view the tallest standing tower in the World. Later, visit Sen­so-ji to admire the ancient Buddhist Temple, then followed by BBQ lunch. Visit the Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge. Photo stop at the Tokyo Tower before touring the Ginza Shopping Mall before back to hotel in the evening.

Hotel: Tokyo Prince Hotel or similar

After breakfast, head for Hakone. Upon arrival, take a boat ride to see the beauty of Lake Ashi, from there you will get nice view of Mount Fuji. Then, proceed to Oshino Hakkai, another great place to get the full vision of Mount Fuji. Later, heading to Bussharito Heiwa Park for the Japaneses gardens and landscaping. Later, check in at the hotel spring resort hotel in Hamamatsu for hot spring bath as well as Japanese-style dinner.

Hotel: Hamanako Green Tower or similar

After breakfast, heading Nagoya Castle (admission included) which located in Nagoya City Aichi Perfecrure. Along with Osaka City and Kumamoto Castle, Nagoya Castle is one of the most popular castles in Japan. Quick stop at the Japa­nese Art & Jewelry store before lunch.

Proceed to Kyoto after lunch, visiting Gion where all Japanese streets and buildings are maintained in the tradi­tional way, a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Afterwards, visit Hanamachi, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see plenty of geisha passing by in the street. Return to the hotel within the designated time arranged by our tour guide.

Hotel: Rihga Royal Hotel or similar

After breakfast, head to Kyoto World Cultural Heritage site, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets. Later, visit to the Fushimi lnari Taisha Shrine which is on the Southern part of Kyoto which served as God of Agriculture. Heading to Osaka in the afternoon, visit the Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple followed by quick stop at the Japan Duty Free Mall. In the evening, visit to Shinsaibashi in Osaka, which is a great place to experience the Japanese Food Street, Dotonbori Food Street.

Hotel: Star Gate Hotel Kaisai or similar

After breakfast a complimentary shuttle wil be arranged to the Kaisal International Airport. Depart for Sapporo, Hokkaido. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check in and a free day of leisure.

Hotel: Tmark Hotel Sapporo or similar

After breakfast, start the day with a colourful Hokkaido tour by visiting the Furano, the largest farm in Hokkaido (this is replaced by Ikeda Wine Castle or Sake brewery from Jan-Apr/Nov-Dec.

There is also beautiful lavender during the summer season. Later, head to Biei-cho where you can experience the beauty of the hilly landscape. Taste a Furano buffet for lunch. Then visit the Shikisai-no-oka and walk through the Blue Pond to experience the breathtaking scen of the lake (or Aeon Mall from Jan-Apr/Nov-Dec). In the evening, we arrive at the Sounkyo Gorge, the centre of Daisetsuzan. Have an all you can eat Chu Crab dinner before returing to the hotel.

Hotel: Sounkaka Grand Hotel or similar

After breakfast, travel to Sounkyo Valley (admission Included). See the beautiful waterfalls in the valley, including the Ginga Falls, Ryusie-no-taki as well s the Dakan Valley in Sounkyo Gorges. Visit the Abashiri while on the way to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo museum where you can see the icy world and learn about the ice “sea culture “Clione Limacina”. Visit the crystal clear Lake Kussaro as well as Lake Mashu which is known as the clearest lake in the world.

Later in the evening check in at the hotel, popular for the Onsen as well as Japanese style service.

Hotel: New Akan Hotel or similar

Board a cruise on Lake Akan (or ice fishing or ainu folk dancing in Jan-Apr/Nov-Dec). Visit the hometown of Chlorealla and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Later, visit the Kushiro City Red Crowned Crane National Park before proceeding to Tokachi Rivers hot spring hotel. Enjoy the local Hokkaido beef for dinner, locally grown.

Hotel: Hotel Daiheigen or similar

After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, also known as the Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and other volcanic activity. Japanese seafood hot pot or bento for lunch. Then, continue to the Bear Park for the Ussuri Brown Bears. Later take the Usuzan ropeway where you can have a panoramic view of Lake Toya before proceeding to Jozankei Onsen. Hokkaido local cuisine for dinner.

Hotel: Shijanoyu Spring Hotel or similar

After breakfast, visit the Otaru Canal. The canal makes for a pleasant stroll during the day adorned with Victorian style street lamps. It’s a popular tourist destination to the canal year round to enjoy its nostalgic atmosphere. Proceed to the Kitaichi Glass Pavilion. Kitaichi Glass dates back to 1901. Here you will find several stores and art galleries. Then, it is time to head to the Chitose airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end.

Arrive in Australia.

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Flight to/from Japan
  • Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge
  • Deluxe Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals (B/L/D) indicated  per itinerary
  • Sightseeing/Admission Fees per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Gratuity/Tipping for Tour Guide

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single Supplement surcharge $1300pp

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