11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights

Including return Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific flights, choice of end-of-tour stopover in either Singapore or Hong Kong staying in 4 and 5 star accommodation, delicious daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $400* spending money cash back per couple.

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  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
  • 11 day Japan Golden Route tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover
 
  • The Japan Golden Route experience has left me with a satisfied experience which I did not expect at all. This was my first trip to Japan and I think it… Leby H
  • This trip ticked all the boxes - excellent value for money, most inclusions, interesting itinerary, informative guides. We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend it to all our friends. Heather B
  • Overall, it was a wonderful trip. Well planned, good hotels and meals, a good variety of experiences. Mary E
  • The tour organization and customer service from beginning to end was exceptional. Thank you Webjet
  • The trip was excellent and was real value for money. It was truly an unforgettable experience and gave us a real taste of Japan and its people. It has left… James Peters

Highlights

 

Unearth the history and charms of Japan on a 11 day Japan Golden Route tour, which also includes a 3 night stopover in either Singapore or Hong Kong.

The journey begins in Osaka and your time in this vibrant city includes a visit to Todaiji Temple, one of the most recognisable temples in Japan. Look up in awe at the imposing bronze statue that calls the temple home and have a wildlife encounter as you walk back through Nara Park and get up close to some of the park’s wild (yet friendly) deer. Continue to Kyoto and take in views of the city from Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The insight into Kyoto’s history doesn’t stop as you also see Nijo Castle and Togetsu-kyo Bridge.

Board a bullet train for the heart-racing journey to Shizuoka, and swap Japan’s brightest cities for some of its most beautiful countryside vistas as you admire the area around Mount Fuji. The views from Oishi Park and Mount Fuji 5th Station are particularly breathtaking. Travel to Tokyo, one of the world’s most energetic and neon-lit capitals.

Your holiday doesn’t end as soon as you leave Japan; conclude your trip on a high end with a city break in your choice of Singapore or Hong Kong. Explore the waterfront attractions and high-end shops of Singapore or indulge your palate for delectable hawker markets and street eats in frenetic Hong Kong. No matter which city you choose, expect accommodation in 4- or 5-star hotels, full buffet breakfasts and airport transfers.

As seen on  Webjet’s A Taste of Travel:   

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Osaka

Depart Australia for an overnight flight to Osaka

(Please note that some flights may depart 1 day later)

Day 2: Osaka (Kansai)

Arrive at Kansai International Airport (KIX) and meet a tour representative at the arrival lobby exit gate inside the airport. A transfer takes you to the hotel.

Day 3: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B)

Drive to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple. This huge temple is one of the most famous in Japan and it houses a behemoth, 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. Take note of the Nio guardians that stand by the entry gate to the temple. Wander through Nara Park on the way back from the temple and have an up-close encounter with some of the park’s 1200 free-roaming deer. The tour continues to Kyoto where the first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Hold a cup beneath one of the three water streams at Otowa Waterfall and drink to your future prosperity; each stream represents a different fortune.

Day 4: Kyoto –train-icon– Shizuoka (B)

Venture to Nijo Castle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which was the last feudal Japanese military government. The next stop on today’s itinerary is Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Two floors of this temple are covered in layers of thin gold and incorporate three distinct styles of architecture. Your time in Kyoto finishes with a visit to Togetsu-kyo Bridge, and the group then moves to the station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Shizuoka. A transfer takes you to the hotel upon arrival in Hamamatsu.

Day 5: Shizuoka – Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

The group makes its way towards the Mount Fuji area to Lake Ashi. The image of the lake with Mount Fuji as its background is one of the most photographed scenes in Japan. Visit Oishi Park to capture your own scenes of the mountain and then continue up to Mount Fuji 5th Station. Thanks to its perch at 2300 metres above sea level, the station gives it visitors incredible panoramas of the Fuji Five Lakes Area below. Head to Tokyo in the afternoon.

Day 6: Tokyo (B)

Today we drive to Hama-Rikyu, a beautiful landscape garden in central Tokyo featuring seawater ponds, which change level with the tides, and a teahouse on an island where visitors can rest and enjoy the scenery. Then we relax on a Sumida River cruise. Later, stroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples before browsing for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street. Your last stop today is Shinjuku Municipal Observation Building for panoramic views of Tokyo before heading to your hotel.

Day 7: Tokyo – airplane-takeoff – Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Depending on your selected stopover destination, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to either Hong Kong or Singapore. On arrival in your selected city, you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Day 8: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Today is yours to explore your selected stopover city at your own pace. 

Day 9: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Today is yours to explore your selected stopover city at your own pace. 

Day 10: Hong Kong / Singapore – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 11: Australia 

Arrive back in Australia. 

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Osaka

Board an overnight flight to Osaka and get ready to begin your tour of Japan’s Golden Route.

Please note that some flights may depart 1 day later)

Day 2: Osaka (Kansai)

Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the transfer to your accommodation. The tour guide or escort will be waiting at the arrival lobby exit gate (inside the airport) holding a ‘WEBJET’ sign. Please do not go away from the exit gate if you don’t see the tour guide immediately, the tour will come and meet you.

Day 3: Osaka – Himeji – Hiroshima (B)

After breakfast, we make the trip to the moving city of Hiroshima. Largely destroyed when the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. Enroute, we stop in Himeji to visit the castle. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. It was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. After, continue on to Hiroshima. 

Day 4: Hiroshima – Osaka (B)

The day begins by visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which commemorates the victims of the bomb drop. This is followed by a trip to see the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, where you can see the Great Torii Gate on the water at high tide. Head back to Osaka in the afternoon.  

Day 5: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B)

Drive to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple. This huge temple is one of the most famous in Japan and it houses a behemoth, 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. Take note of the Nio guardians that stand by the entry gate to the temple. Wander through Nara Park on the way back from the temple and have an up-close encounter with some of the park’s 1200 free-roaming deer. The tour continues to Kyoto where the first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Hold a cup beneath one of the three water streams at Otowa Waterfall and drink to your future prosperity; each stream represents a different fortune. 

Day 6: Kyoto –train-icon– Shizuoka (B)

Venture to Nijo Castle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which was the last feudal Japanese military government. The next stop on today’s itinerary is Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Two floors of this temple are covered in layers of thin gold and incorporate three distinct styles of architecture. Your time in Kyoto finishes with a visit to Togetsu-kyo Bridge, and the group then moves to the station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Shizuoka. A transfer takes you to the hotel upon arrival in Hamamatsu.

Day 7: Shizuoka – Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

The group makes its way towards the Mount Fuji area to Lake Ashi. The image of the lake with Mount Fuji as its background is one of the most photographed scenes in Japan. Visit Oishi Park to capture your own scenes of the mountain and then continue up to Mount Fuji 5th Station. Thanks to its perch at 2300 metres above sea level, the station gives it visitors incredible panoramas of the Fuji Five Lakes Area below. Head to Tokyo in the afternoon.

Day 8: Tokyo (B)

You are taken to Hama-rikyu, a serene landscaped garden located in the centre of Tokyo. The garden features a teahouse as well as seawater ponds with water levels that change with the tides. Relax on a cruise on the Sumida River and later stroll through Asakusa Kannon Temple. There is time to shop for souvenirs and mementoes at Nakamise Shopping Street. The day’s last stop is Shinjuku Municipal Observation Building to take in the exceptional views across Tokyo’s cityscape. 

Day 9: Tokyo – airplane-takeoff – Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Bid goodbye to Japan today and board a flight to your chosen stopover destination, either sleek Singapore or the hectic Hong Kong. On arrival in your selected city, you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Day 10: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Start your morning by making the most of the full buffet breakfast and then spend the day at your leisure. 

Day 11: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

The day is at your leisure.

Day 12: Hong Kong / Singapore – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer will take you to the airport at the appropriate time, ready for you to board the flight back home.

Day 13: Australia 

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $400* spending money cash back per couple
  • Return international flights with either Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific (determined by choice of stopover location)
  • All transfers within Japan
  • 6 nights’ twin share accommodation in Japan
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • In-depth sightseeing and all monument entry fees as per the itinerary 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation and English-speaking guides throughout
  • Option to extend time in Japan to a 13 day itinerary to include a visit to Hiroshima
  • Additional 2 nights’ accommodation in Hiroshima, and all sightseeing 
  • Choice of stopover location, with a 3 nights’ in either Singapore or Hong Kong for an end-of-tour city break

Hong Kong stopover includes: 

  • 3 nights’ 5-star accommodation (The Langham Hong Kong or similar) 
  • Full buffet daily breakfast 
  • Return airport transfers
  • Half day Hong Kong Island tour, including a one way ride on the Peak Tram 

Singapore stopover includes: 

  • 3 nights’ 4-star accommodation (Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel or similar)
  • Full buffet daily breakfast 
  • Return airport transfers
  • Unlimited travel on the SIA Hop-on Hop-off Bus within the stopover period, plus access to more than 20 great deals for attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Cable Car, Singapore River Cruise and more 

 

 Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,350/$1,310 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • 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.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • 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.

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

Single Supplement:

11 Day – $1,400 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.
13 Day – $1,600 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

Payable direct to our Travel partner upon confirming your dates.

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 10 – 40 people

Accommodation: 

Osaka: Izumisano Centre Hotell or similar (13 Day only)
Hiroshima: Hotel New Hiroden or similar (13 Day only)
Osaka: Plaza Hotel Osaka or similar
Kyoto: Apa Hotel Kyoto Ekimae or similar
Shizuoka: Hotel Crown Palais Hamamatsu
Tokyo: Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar
Hong Kong: The Langham Hong Kong or Cordis Hong Kong or Royal Plaza Hotel or similar 
Singapore: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel or Carlton Hotel Singapore or Park Hotel Clarke Quay or similar 

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

Kyoto to Shizuoka Bullet Train: Ordinary Class

Land Only: Not available 

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

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

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

 Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2019:

16 March
31 March*
7 April*
14 April*
12 May
26 May 
16 June
8 September
26 September*
6 October*
20 October 
3 November*
10 November*
17 November 

Hiroshima Extension: 

2019:

14 March
29 March*
5 April*
12 April*
10 May
24 May 
14 June
6 September
24 September*
4 October*
18 October 
1 November*
8 November*
15 November 

* Peak Season Dates – $250 surcharge per person applies on these dates. Payable direct to our Travel partner upon confirming your dates.

# Koyo/Maple Season Dates – Best time to view Koyo season. Please note: Koyo season is seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view change in colours, but we can’t guarantee autumn foliage.

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 Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airline departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth 
  • 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 you will be contacted 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. 

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
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $400* spending money cash back per couple
  • Return international flights with either Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific
  • All transfers within Japan, and airport transfers in stopover location 
  • 6 nights’ twin share accommodation in Japan 
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • In-depth sightseeing and all monument entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation and English-speaking guides throughout
  • Option to extend time in Japan to a 13 day itinerary to include a visit to Hiroshima
  • Choice of stopover location, with 3 nights’ in either Singapore or Hong Kong for an end-of-tour city break in 4 and 5 star accommodation 

 

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