10 Day Traditional Japan by Rail

10 day Traditional Japan by Rail including return international flights, breakfast daily, accommodation, sightseeing and more.

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10 days | per person twin share | |
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Highlights

 

Timeless landscapes, stunning architecture, kind and courteous locals and a stunning traditional culture that blends exquisitely with modern life: Japan is a masterpiece. Explore at your own pace with this wonderful 10 day Traditional Japan by Rail package.

Explore Nikko’s most famous sightseeing spots, ride a bullet train to Nagano, discover the Edo-era districts of Kanazawa and admire the landscaped gardens of Kenrokuen Garden.

Take a half day guided tour of Shirakawago, explore Takayama, see the castle town of Nagoya and so much more!

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, sightseeing and more.

See What You Get for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Tokyo

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Tokyo.

Please note: Some flights may depart 1 day later

Day 2: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection. Then make your own way to your hotel.

Please note: You have been provided with a 7 day JR Rail Pass. Please do not activate your rail pass this day.

Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neonlit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding forests. The Imperial Palace sits amid sprawling public gardens. The city is famed for its vibrant food scene, and its Shibuya and Harajuku districts are the heart of its trendy teen fashion scene.

Day 3: Tokyo  (B)

Today, you’ll need to activate your JR Rail Pass voucher. This can be done at any major train station at the JR Office. JR staff speak good English and make the whole process easy and understandable.

Today is free at leisure to enjoy Tokyo

Day 4: Tokyo –train-icon– Nagano (B)

When you are ready board the Shinkansen Bullet Train for Nagano.

On arrival, make your own way to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Nagano – train-icon– Kanazawa (B)

When ready, head back to Nagano JR station to board the bullet train to the Kanazawa. On arrival, make your way to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Kanazawa known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. Kenrokuen Garden, begun in the 17th century, is celebrated for its classic landscape designs incorporating ponds and streams and home to one of Japan’s best preserved feudal gardens.

Day 6: Kanazawa – train-icon – Takayama (B)

Enjoy the morning free at leisure to explore Kanazawa.

In the afternoon, take a train to Takayama. Takayama is a city in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture. The narrow streets of its Sanmachi Suji historic district are lined with wooden merchants’ houses dating to the Edo Period.

Day 7: Takayama (B)

Today, enjoy the day exploring the historic city of Takayama.

Day 8: Takayama –train-icon– Nagoya (B)

Today board a train to the southern city of Nagoya. On arrival, the day is at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

Nagoya developed as the castle town of the Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family during the Edo Period. Much of the city, including most of its historic buildings, were destroyed in the air raids of 1945. The Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its headquarters just outside of Nagoya.

Day 9: Nagoya –  train-icon– Osaka – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today there is free time before transferring yourself to the airport to board your homeward flight. From Nagoya you can board the bullet train to Osaka before transferring to the Kansai express to Osaka’s Kansai airport.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Tokyo

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Tokyo.

Please note: Some flights may depart 1 day later

Day 2: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection. Then make your own way to your hotel.

Please note: You have been provided with a 7 day JR Rail Pass. Please do not activate your rail pass this day.

Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neonlit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding forests. The Imperial Palace sits amid sprawling public gardens. The city is famed for its vibrant food scene, and its Shibuya and Harajuku districts are the heart of its trendy teen fashion scene.

Day 3: Tokyo – train-icon– Nikko – train-icon– Tokyo (B,L)

Today, you’ll need to activate your JR Rail Pass voucher. This can be done at any major train station at the JR Office. JR staff speak good English and make the whole process easy and understandable.

Today, enjoy a day trip from Tokyo to the mountain town of Nikko, most famous for Toshogu, Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. This guided tour from Tokyo takes you to some of Nikko’s most popular sightseeing spots like World Heritage Site Toshogu Shrine, the mesmerising 97 meter high Kegon Falls, and beautiful Lake Chuzenji. It includes round-trip transportation from Tokyo by bus.

Day 4: Tokyo – train-icon– Nagano (B)

When you are ready board the Shinkansen Bullet Train for Nagano.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Nagano –train-icon – Kanazawa (B)

When ready, head back to Nagano JR station to board the bullet train to the Kanazawa. On arrival, make your way to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Kanazawa known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. Kenrokuen Garden, begun in the 17th century, is celebrated for its classic landscape designs incorporating ponds and streams and home to one of Japan’s best preserved feudal gardens.

Day 6: Kanazawa –train-icon– Takayama (B)

Enjoy the morning free at leisure to explore Kanazawa.

In the afternoon, take a train to Takayama. Takayama is a city in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture. The narrow streets of its Sanmachi Suji historic district are lined with wooden merchants’ houses dating to the Edo Period.

Day 7: Takayama –train-icon – Shirakawago –train-icon – Takayama (B)

Enjoy the morning free at leisure to explore Takayama. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day guided tour to Shirakawago. The Shirakawa-go regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

After returning to Takayama, the afternoon is at leisure to explore Takayama.

Day 8: Takayama – train-icon– Nagoya (B)

Today board a train to the southern city of Nagoya. On arrival, the day is at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.Nagoya developed as the castle town of the Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family during the Edo Period. Much of the city, including most of its historic buildings, were destroyed in the air raids of 1945. The Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its headquarters just outside of Nagoya.

Day 9: Nagoya –train-icon – Osaka –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today there is free time before transferring yourself to the airport to board your homeward flight. From Nagoya you can board the bullet train to Osaka before transferring to the Kansai express to Osaka’s Kansai airport.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

What You Get

 

Essential:

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • 7 Day JR Rail Pass, in ordinary class
  • 7 nights in centrally-located standard 3* twin share accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Weekly departures to best suit your schedule

Classic:

  • Includes all of the above; plus
  • Superior 3* accommodation throughout
  • Guided Nikko day tour from Tokyo
  • Guided morning tour of Shirakawago

Signature:

  • Includes all of the above; plus
  • Deluxe 3-4* accommodation throughout

Please note: This is a self-guided (independent) tour. No escorted guide is included except on the day tours mentioned.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the flexibility to experience Japan in your own style on this self-guided rail package
  • Ride the technological marvel, the Shinkansen Bullet train
  • Savour the freedom of using Japan’s world class rail network to explore at your own pace
  • Daily departures to best suit your schedule

See Fine Print for travel period.

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book at least 90 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 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.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 90 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

 

Single Supplement:

Essential: $849 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.
Classic: $1019 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.
Signature: $1499 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 1-2

Accommodation: 

All room types (Twin, Double, Single) are on a request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Essential:

Tokyo: Hotel Hokke Club Asakusa or similar
Nagano: Hotel Sun Route Nagano or similar
Kanazawa: Kanazawa mystays Hotel Castle or similar
Takayama: Takyama City Four seasons or similar
Nagoya: Nagoya Ekimae Monblanc Hotel or similar

Classic:

Tokyo: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar
Nagano: Kokusai 21 Nagano or similar
Kanazawa: Kanazawa mystays Hotel premier or similar
Takayama: Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza or similar
Nagoya: Nagoya Ekimae Monblanc Hotel or similar

Signature:

Tokyo: Keio Plaza Hotel or similar
Nagano: Hotel Metropolitan Nagano or similar
Kanazawa: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa or similar
Takayama: Hotel Associa Takayama or similar
Nagoya: Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier or similar

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” in 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.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Refund Policy: 

Bookings may be cancelled with a full refund provided the cancellation occurs strictly within 48 hours from the time of purchase. All cancellation requests must be made in writing inside of this period to qualify for the refund request. Otherwise, deals purchased from Webjet Exclusives after the 48-hour period has surpassed are strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Please note that if you have selected a departure date that is inside 70 days of departure, strictly no refund will be applicable as we begin to make arrangements for your booking immediately.

Circumstances that do not qualify for Refunds:

  • Where you have contacted Webjet Exclusives after the conclusion of the deal or Book By Date;
  • Where you have failed to read the Specific Terms and Conditions of the offer (located under the “Fine Print” and “Flight Info” tabs on the deal page of our Website on the day of the offer), and the General Terms and Conditions;
  • If you have failed to complete and submit our Travel Partners Booking Form as required in order to secure your preferred departure date;
  • If you have failed to make payment within the advertised payment terms and your booking has been automatically cancelled as a result;
  • If an optional tour or tour extension request cannot be confirmed on your booking (for whatever reason);
  • If you change your mind after you have purchased a deal (for whatever reason);
  • If the tour or stay did not meet your general expectations (for whatever reason);
  • If you have had a dispute with the business on behalf of whom we are advertising the offer; or
  • If the Business does not have availability to redeem your voucher because you have not attempted to make a booking within a reasonable period of time or by the Book By Date advised on the deal page.
  • If you have selected a departure date that is inside 70 days of departure, as mentioned above 

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2017

11 September
18 September*
25 September*
2 October*
9 October*
23 October*
30 October*
6 November
13 November
20 November

2018

12 March*
19 March*
26 March**
2 April**
9 April**
16 April*
23 April*
7 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July*
9 July*
16 July*
23 July*
30 July
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September*
24 September*
1 October*
8 October*
22 October*
29 October
5 November
12 November
19 November

* $300 per person surcharge applies
** $600 per person surcharge applies

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

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

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  •  Return economy airfare with China Southern (or similar) departing Sydney or Melbourne.
  • Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth Customers – A $300 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days. 

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

PLEASE NOTE: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your final payment has been made. After this time our Flight specialists will contact you in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference must be paid at time of quotation in order to confirm your flights. 

If choosing to deviate from the travel itinerary, please note that airport transfers will NOT be included and you must arrange any additional accommodation and transfers at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives and/or our travel partners cannot assist in these additional arrangements. 

Flights are booked in departure date order and we endeavour to send you this information 30 days before departure, if not sooner. 

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Stay behind surcharge:

If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. 

Extending your trip

If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations 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.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • 7 Day JR Rail Pass, in ordinary class
  • 7 nights in centrally-located twin share accommodation in the standard of your choice!
  • Breakfast daily
  • Weekly departures to best suit your schedule
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