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Japan Golden Route

11 day tour of the Japan Golden Route from Osaka to Tokyo including flights, transfers, deluxe accommodation, meals & more!

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$3,499
11 Days | per person twin share | | Typically $6,599!
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  • 11 day Japan Golden Route with flights
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  • The tour organization and customer service from beginning to end was exceptional. Thank you Webjet
  • It was a great experience which we will treasure for a long time.
  • 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 Blackadder
  • Overall, it was a wonderful trip. Well planned, good hotels and meals, a good variety of experiences. Mary Ellison
  • A wonderful trip. Tour guide extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Hotels 4 plus and the buses very clean and tidy. We could not fault this trip at all . Thank you… Roslyn Mavis S
  • Thank you so much Webjet and Nexus Holidays, nnI am glad I seen your ad in Weekend Australian back in early October last year!nnWe really had a great time and… ILIJA M
  • Enjoyed our trip away . Pleased with Nexus, would recommend to other travellers. Elizabeth Ann C

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.

Spend 11 incredible days touring the Golden Route and experience the best that Japan has to offer. Travel from Osaka to buzzing Tokyo and on your way 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 and be mesmerised by the Cherry Blossom season if you travel between March and April.

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

See the What You Get section for more.

At Nexus Holidays, every aspect of your trip is taken care of. All you have to do is relax in comfort and focus on creating unforgettable memories of your holiday. Nexus Holidays have been providing travellers with incredible holidays for more than 16 years. With 13 offices located in Australia, China, Canada and the US, they have experienced and dedicated staff available across several continents and time-zones to provide service to thousands of travellers every year. They focus on offering high quality, authentic and culturally rich experiences to destinations right throughout Asia.

 

 
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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Osaka

Take an international flight from Australia to Osaka.

Day 2: Osaka

Arrive in Osaka. Your friendly tour guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to the airport hotel.

Day 3: Osaka (B, L, D)

Today, visit one of Osaka’s most famous landmarks, Osaka Castle; which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period, before being dropped off at Dōtonbori a street known to exemplify Osaka’s vibrant nightlife.

Day 4: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B, L, D)

This morning, travel to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples, with its Great Buddha Hall housing the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. Wander through Nara Park, where over 1,200 wild sika deer roam free before heading onwards to Kyoto, one of the country’s oldest cities. In the afternoon, visit Nishijin Textile Centre and enjoy a traditional kimono show, before capping off your day at the UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall.

Day 5: Kyoto –train-icon -Mount Fuji (B, L, D)

This morning, visit Nijo Castle, the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate and Kinkakuji: Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple and World Heritage site with two doors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of Shinden, Samurai and Zen. Also visit Togetsu Bridge, the landmark of Western Kyoto’s Arashiyama District for over four hundred years, before travelling onwards to Mount Fuji by bullet train (Max. speed 320km/h).

Day 6: Mount Fuji – Hakone – Atami (B, L, D)

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. Later, visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, before taking a cruise on Lake Ashi, and savour the numerous delights of nature. Visit Owakudani Valley, an active volcanic zone with hot springs and hot spring rivers. Also visit Hakone Shrine. Standing at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi, the shrine buildings are hidden in dense forest, its location given away only by the temple’s huge torii gates.

Day 7: Atami – Kamakura – Yokohama – Tokyo (B, L, D)

This morning, visit Odawara Castle. Then travel to Kamakura and visit Daibutsu, the Great Buddha which is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara’s Todaiji Temple. Before back to Tokyo, in the afternoon to visit Yokohama China Town, the largest Chinatown in Asia.

Day 8: Tokyo (B)

Spend today free at your own leisure. You may spend a day in Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea (admission $120). Or alternatively, you can join our wide range of optional programs (Tea Ceremony, Pottery-making Experience, Golden Joinery, Kimono Photo Shoot, Cooking Class). All activities are not guided and transportation is self-arranged.

Day 9: Tokyo (B, L, D)

Visit Meiji Shrine in the morning, 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 and browse for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street. Relax on a Sumida River Cruise. Your last stop today is Tokyo Tower, before heading to a hotel near Narita Airport. On the next morning after breakfast, if you are flying Cathay Pacific, you will be transferred to Narita Airport (approx 10 min). If you are flying China Southern Airlines, you will be transferred to Haneda Airport (approx 70 min).

Day 10: Tokyo – airplane-takeoff – Australia  (B)

Spend the morning at your own leisure before transferring to the airport.

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home this morning.

 
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What You Get

 

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

  • Return international airfares with China Southern Airlines departing Sydney or Melbourne
  • Experience Japan’s marvellous Golden Route with fabulous tour inclusions
  • Return transfers are included for your convenience
  • Stay 8 nights in deluxe 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Most delicious meals are included in your package
  • Private coach transportation will get you around in ease
  • Fully inclusive sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Tipping and gratuities are included
  • You’ll have an English speaking tour guide(s) to answer any of your questions during your trip
  • Ride on the spectacular Bullet Train!
  • See Japan in style!
  • 2017 travel dates available!

Highlights:

  • Take the hassle out of travel with a fully inclusive Japanese experience with all sightseeing and nearly all meals
  • Visit Kyoto’s most famous sights. The Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle & the Todaiji Temple
  • Wander through Nara Park with over 1,200 wild sika deer
  • Travel on the 320km/h Bullet Train from Kyoto to Mount Fuji
  • View the breathtaking Mount Fuji and the hotsprings of Owakudani Valley
  • Be spellbound by the neon splendour of Tokyo and its ancient sights like Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple

Please see ‘Fine Print’ for travel period. 

 
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Fine Print

 

Departure Dates:

2016:

  • 10 April** – SOLD OUT
  • 17 April *– SOLD OUT
  • 24 April* – SOLD OUT
  • 19 June – SOLD OUT
  • 31 July – SOLD OUT
  • 14 Aug – SOLD OUT 
  • 11 Sep* – SOLD OUT
  • 23 Oct* – SOLD OUT
  • 6 Nov – SOLD OUT
  • 13 Nov – SOLD OUT

2017:

  • 14 Mar* –  SOLD OUT
  • 21 Mar **– Cherry Blossom – SOLD OUT
  • 28 Mar **– Cherry Blossom – SOLD OUT 
  • 4 Apr **– Cherry Blossom – SOLD OUT
  • 18 Apr* – SOLD OUT
  • 9 May – SOLD OUT
  • 23 May – SOLD OUT
  • 06 Jun – SOLD OUT
  • 20 Jun
  • 04 Jul *
  • 18 Jul
  • 01 Aug
  • 15 Aug
  • 29 Aug
  • 12 Sep
  • 26 Sep*
  • 10 Oct*
  • 24 Oct
  • 07 Nov

^Taiwan extensions are not available. Extensions payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking.

* Peak season surcharge $300
** Cherry blossom season surcharge $500

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

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Southern ex Sydney or Melbourne
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher

Interstate Surcharge: Departing Brisbane & Adelaide $300, Perth $600 per person. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking.

Stay behind surcharge: From $300 surcharge (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

Single Supplement: $800 single supplement surcharge applies. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking.

Child Price: Same price as adult.

Group Size: 40 – 50 people

Cathay Pacific Upgrade: A surcharge of $500 per person applies. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking.

Pre/Post Tour Accommodation: From $350/room/night (based on twin-share). Payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking.

  • Any questions please call Nexus Holidays on 1800 816 828 (free call) or 02 8226 7777
  • Nexus Holidays is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm and available via email only Sunday.

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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.

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • Experience Japan’s marvellous Golden Route
  • Return transfers
  • Stay 8 nights in deluxe 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Most delicious meals
  • Private coach transportation
  • Fully inclusive sightseeing
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