Japan with Hiroshima

10 day Japan's Golden route with Hiroshima including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more. Cherry Blossom dates available!

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$2,799
10 days | per person twin share | | Typically $5,060!
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  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • Japan’s Golden route with Hiroshima
  • 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

Highlights

 

Whether it’s the extraordinary contrast of traditional heritage and contemporary touches, the meticulous and thoughtful people or the exquisite culinary delights, you’ll find little not to fall in love with in Japan.

Experience the best that Japan has to offer with this 10 day Japan’s Golden Route & Hiroshima tour.

Travel from Osaka to the moving city of Hiroshima to commemorate the victims of the atomic bomb used in WWII with a visit to the Peace Memorial Park.

See brilliant landmarks including Osaka Castle, Nara Park and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Enjoy a spectacular view of Mt Fuji, ride on the bullet train, explore buzzing tokyo and be mesmerised by the Cherry Blossom season if you travel between March and April.

Your package includes return international airfares, transfers, daily meals, expert tour guides, private coach transportation and so much more.

Essential Package:

 Our Essential packages are for those travellers wanting to experience the destination affordably and in their own way. These packages give you the flexibility of more free time or to tailor make your holiday with your preferred sightseeing. We have included the Essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, standard accommodation, a professional Webjet tour guide and more.

Classic Package:

The Classic package is for the traveller wanting the best of both worlds! We have included all the essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, a professional Webjet tour guide plus relax knowing you have more sightseeing, more meals, superior upgraded accommodation and other benefits included in your Classic Package. 

 

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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Osaka

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Osaka.

Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Osaka (Kansai)

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, please make your own way to your accommodation. Your hotel is located only a short distance from the Airport.

Day 3: Osaka – 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. On arrival the rest of the day is at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 4: Hiroshima – Osaka (B)

Today we begin with the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, which commemorates the victims of the atomic bomb used in WWII. Later, we visit the Shukkeien Landscape Garden, which dates back to 1620. Being a short walk from Ground zero of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Shukkei-en suffered extensive damage, and then became a refuge for victims of the war. After renovations, it reopened in 1951. After we make our way back to Osaka where the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 5: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B)

This morning we drive to the town of Nara and visit the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. The massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). The 15 meters tall, seated Buddha represents Vairocana and is flanked by two Bodhisattvas. Along the approach to Todaiji stands the Nandaimon Gate, a large wooden gate watched over by two fierce looking statues. Representing the Nio Guardian Kings, the statues are designated national treasures together with the gate itself. 

After the Todaiji Temple 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 then continue to the city of Kyoto. We begin with the UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall. The water is said to have a different benefit, namely to cause longevity, success at school and a fortunate love life. The Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan and has spectacular views over Kyoto.  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.

Day 6: Kyoto – Nagoya (B)

This morning is free to enjoy the many wonders of Kyoto. Later, we drive to Nagoya for our overnight stop.

Day 7: Nagoya – Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

This morning we make our way towards the Mount Fuji area to Lake Ashinoko. Lake Ashinoko was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago. Today, the lake with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone. The lake’s shores are mostly undeveloped except for small towns in the east and north and a couple of lakeside. Later, we visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, Continue your tour with a visit to the Mount Fuji 5th Station, which at 2300 meters above sea level, the offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below. After we make our way to Tokyo where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Tokyo (B)

Today is a free day to enjoy one of the world’s greatest cities at your own pace.

Day 9: Tokyo – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Spend the day at your own leisure. At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 10: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Osaka

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Osaka.

Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Osaka (Kansai)

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. 

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. On arrival the afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 4: Hiroshima – Osaka (B)

Today we begin with the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, which commemorates the victims of the atomic bomb used in WWII. Later, we visit the Shukkeien Landscape Garden, which dates back to 1620. Being a short walk from Ground zero of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Shukkei-en suffered extensive damage, and then became a refuge for victims of the war. After renovations, it reopened in 1951. After we make our way back to Osaka where the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 5: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B)

This morning we drive to the town of Nara and visit the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. The massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). The 15 meters tall, seated Buddha represents Vairocana and is flanked by two Bodhisattvas. Along the approach to Todaiji stands the Nandaimon Gate, a large wooden gate watched over by two fierce looking statues. Representing the Nio Guardian Kings, the statues are designated national treasures together with the gate itself. 

After the Todaiji Temple 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 then continue to the city of Kyoto. We begin with the UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall. The water is said to have a different benefit, namely to cause longevity, success at school and a fortunate love life. The Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan and has spectacular views over Kyoto.  

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

This morning 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. 

Later, we board the technological marvel, the Shinkansen (Bullet) train from Kyoto to Nagoya. Travelling of speeds up to 280km/h it provides and incredible experience as the Japanese countryside zips by. On arrival into Nagoya you will be transferred to the hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 7: Nagoya – Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

This morning we make our way towards the Mount Fuji area to Lake Ashinoko. Lake Ashinoko was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago. Today, the lake with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone. The lake’s shores are mostly undeveloped except for small towns in the east and north and a couple of lakeside. Later, we visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, Continue your tour with a visit to the Mount Fuji 5th Station, which at 2300 meters above sea level, the offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below. After we make our way to Tokyo where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Tokyo (B)

Today after breakfast we visit the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Later, stroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples before browsing for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street. This afternoon, relax on a Sumida River cruise before arriving at 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. Your last stop today is Shinjuku Municipal Observation Building for panoramic views of Tokyo before heading to your hotel. The rest of the evening is then free to get to know Tokyo at your own pace.

Day 9: Tokyo –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Spend the day at your own leisure. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 10: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

 
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What You Get

 

Experience the same destination in three unique travel styles to match your travel needs:

Essential Package:

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage.
  • 7 nights standard 3* twin share accommodation throughout
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Professional Webjet tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Cherry Blossom dates available!

Classic Package:

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • Upgraded superior 3* star accommodation throughout.
  • Hassle free return airport transfers
  • Ride the bullet train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  • Extra Sightseeing & experiences including:
    • A visit to Himeji Castle
    • Nijo Castle
    • The famous Togetsu Bridge
    • Asakusa Kannon Temple Tokyo
    • Sumida River Cruise
    • Shinjuku Observation Building

Highlights:

  • Be moved by the region capital with a tragic history, Hiroshima
  • Visit Nara Park where over 1,200 wild deer are considered sacred and roam the park
  • Be awe-struck by one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO Heritage Sites by getting up close to Kyoto
  • Marvel at the picture perfect Mt Fuji and the surrounding Hakone area 
  • Experience all Tokyo has to offer and be mesmerised by one of the World’s great cities
 
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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 by the 65 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 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 2nd Instalment: $1,000 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 120 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • 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 210 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, 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.

Airline: 

  • Essential/Classic – Return economy airfare with China Southern (or similar) departing Sydney or Melbourne.
  • Essential/Classic – 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:

  • 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. 

 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 2nd payment instalment has been made. At this time you will be contact by our operator in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference is to be paid directly to our operator at the time of quotation.

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. PLEASE NOTE: No staybehind will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment is made.

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. PLEASE NOTE: No extension request will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment is made.

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

Single Supplement:

Essential: $1399 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.
Classic: $1699 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: 

Essential: 10 – 48 people
Classic: 10 – 48 people

Accommodation: 

Essential:

Kansai: Airport Prince Hotel KIX or similar
Hiroshima: Ark Hotel Hiroshima or similar
Osaka: Plaza Hotel Osaka or similar
Kyoto: Shinhankyu Hotel Kyoto or similar
Nagoya: Kuwana City Hotel or similar
Tokyo: Grand Central or similar

Classic:

Kansai: Bellevue Garden Hotel or similar
Hiroshima: Hiroshima Grand Intelligent Hotel or similar
Osaka: Plaza Hotel Osaka or similar
Kyoto: Shinhankyu Hotel Kyoto or similar
Nagoya: International Hotel Nagoya or similar
Tokyo: Grand Central or similar

 

Kyoto to Nagoya Bullet Train: Original Class (Classic package only)

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here 

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 

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

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2017
23 October 2017#

2018
12 March 2018
19 March 2018^
26 March 2018^
2 April 2018^
9 April 2018^
16 April 2018^
7 May 2018
25 June 2018
20 August 2018
1 October 2018*
29 October 2018#
5 November 2018#
12 November 2018#
19 November 2018#

^ Cherry Blossom Dates – $300 surcharge per person. Please note: Cherry Blossoms are highly seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view the blooms, but we can’t guarantee they will flower on these dates.

* Peak Season Dates – $300 surcharge per person applies on these 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.

Please note not all dates are available on each travel style. Available dates may differ between Essential and Classic. Please refer to the availability calander for accurate availability.

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • 7 nights standard 3* twin share accommodation throughout
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Professional Webjet tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Cherry Blossom dates available!
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