16 day Best of Japan tour with flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation, delicious breakfast daily, transfers within Japan, dedicated air-conditioned transportation, English-speaking tour guides, and more.

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  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
  • 16 day Best of Japan tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Discover buzzing cities, ancient temples and modern wonders on this 16 day Best of Japan tour

First stop on this all-encompassing experience is the bustling centre of Tokyo. Home to the iconic Shibuya Crossing, your time here will be spent ticking off some of the city’s most iconic sites including the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Nakamise Shopping Street and Asakusa Kannon Temple.

Admire the grandeur and natural beauty of Mt Fuji, and embark on a cruise along Lake Ashi. Stop by the former merchant district in Matsumoto, and visit the traditional Hida Folk Village in ancient Takayama. Continue on to Kanazawa and the Nagamachi Buke Yashiki district, an ancient samurai town located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle.

Take in the abundance of temples, shrines, palaces and gardens that are peppered throughout picturesque Kyoto, before heading to Nara to feed the wild roaming deer that call this place home. End your experience exploring the spectacular city of Osaka.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Tokyo

Board your flight bound for the buzz of Tokyo. 

Day 2: Tokyo

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Day 3: Tokyo (B)                                            

Wake this morning to enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Head out today to explore the bustling streets of Tokyo. Highlights on today’s agenda include a visit by the Meiji Shrine, a stroll through Asakusa Kannon Temple and a stop at the Nakamise Shopping Street to pick up some souvenirs. This afternoon, you will enjoy a water bus ride to Hama-Rikyu garden and a visit to Tokyo Tower.

Day 4: Tokyo (B)

Today is yours to do as little or as much as you like. Why not brave the crowds and cross the iconic Shibuya Crossing, or spend a fun-filled day at Tokyo Disneyland?

Day 5: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Tokyo (B, L)

The first stop of today is Oshino Hakkai, also known as the springs of Mt Fuji. The eight ponds that make up the natural springs are fed by the melting snow that comes off the neighbouring mountain. Enjoy lunch at a a local restaurant, before embarking on a cruise upon Lake Ashi, located in the stunning Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Return to Tokyo this evening.

Day 6: Tokyo (B)

Today is yours to do as little or as much as you like. As this is your last full day in Tokyo, be sure to tick off any last minute sights you might have missed out on in previous days.

Day 7: Tokyo – Matsumoto (B)

Leave Tokyo behind today as your travel towards the city of Matsumoto. Stop by the iconic Matsumoto Castle, before continuing on to the former merchant district of Nakamachi. Here you’ll find a place filled with traditional architecture, great restaurants and shops for all your souvenir needs.

Day 8: Matsumoto – Takayama (B) 

Rise this morning to make your way to Takayama. First on the agenda is a visit to the Hida Folk Village, an open-air museum that showcases traditional houses from this ancient part of Japan. It’s then on to the Matsuri-no-Mori museum, a place that is home to past relics of the annual Takayama Festival, a celebration that occurs for 2 days in spring and autumn every year.

Day 9: Takayama – Kanazawa (B)

Indulge in a delicious breakfast this morning before heading out to explore the bustling Takayama markets, home to fresh local produce and incredible displays of keepsakes and souvenirs. Spend time wandering down the narrow streets of Takayama’s Sanmachi Suji historic district, a place filled with traditional wooden merchant’s houses that date back to the ancient Edo Period. Stop by Shirakawago Villa, before arriving in Kanazawa later tonight.

Day 10: Kanazawa (B)

Today see’s you discover the beauty of stunning Kanazawa. First up is a visit to the Nagamachi Buke Yashiki district, an ancient samurai town located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle. It’s here where the samurai’s and their families used to reside. Next stop is a stroll through the spectacular Kenrokua-en Garden, regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the whole of Japan. See traditional tea-houses in the Higashi Chayagai district, before heading to the Omicho Market, where you will end the day roaming the stalls filled with fresh local produce.

Day 11: Kanazawa – Kyoto (B)

Leave Kanazawa behind as you make your way to the ancient town of Kyoto. Picturesque and mesmerising are just some of the words you could use to describe this gorgeous destination. Set out on a tour of some of the key highlights of the city, including a visit to Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former residence of Tokugawa Shogunate; Kinkakuji, a Zen Buddhist temple more commonly known as the Golden Pavillion; and the iconic Togetsu Bridge. 

Day 12: Kyoto (B) 

Today is yours to do as little or as much as you like. With over 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 shrines and an abundance of ancient culture, you won’t be short of things to discover and explore in Kyoto.

Day 13: Kyoto – Nara – Osaka (B)

Travel to Nara this morning. Stop by Kiyomizu Temple to be entertained by a traditional Kimono show, and take a look at the iconic orange pillars that make up the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Wander back through Nara Park, a place that is home to over 1,200 freely roaming dear of which are considered in Shinto to be messangers of the Gods. Visit one of Japan’s most well-known temples, Todaji Temple, before continuing on wards towards Osaka.

Day 14: Osaka (B)

Start your day with a visit to Osaka Castle, a structure originally constructed in 1583. It’s then on to Shitenno-ji Temple, one of the oldest in all of Japan, and the Umeda Floating Garden Observatory where you can enjoy picturesque views across the whole of the city of Osaka. End your day shopping up a storm at the Shinsaibashi Shopping District.

Day 15: Osaka – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.  

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers in Japan
  • 13 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail


Highlights:

  • Be awe-struck by one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kyoto
  • Visit Nara Park where over 1,200 wild deer are considered sacred and roam the park
  • Step back in time in Takayama and observe the traditional Japanese wooden houses still in use today
  • Visit one of the 3 great feudal castles of the Edo Period, and set your sites on the ancient Matsumoto Castle
  • Marvel at the picture perfect Mt Fuji and the surrounding Hakone area 
  • Be mesmerised by bustle and grandeur of Tokyo

 

 

Fine Print

 

 How to book:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form
  • Our booking form must be completed as per passport details to secure your requested travel date
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components
  • Voucher valid for 1 person(must purchase 2 vouchers)

Payment Information:

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth – $1,255 deposit per person 
  • Adelaide – $1,555 deposit per person  
  • In addition to the deposit, peak season and interstate surcharges (if applicable) are all due at the time of booking and will be reflected at checkout
  • If you are a solo traveller, single supplements will be collected by our Travel Partner after the booking has been made
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • 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 booking. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment

Documentation:  Documentation will be provided within 2 weeks prior to departure.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Visas
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’

Single Supplement: $500 per person in addition to the twin share price. You will be contacted by our Travel Partner after submitting your booking form to pay the single supplement. 

Group Sizes: 20 – 40 people 

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Hotel locations can be within or outside itinerary cities and may not be centrally located.  Double bedded rooms may be requested but are not guaranteed. 

Tokyo: Akasaka Excel Tokyu or similar or similar
Matsumoto: Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu or Similar
Takayama: Hotel Associa Takayama Resort or similar
Kanazawa: Hotel Vista Kanazawa or similar
Kyoto: Urban Hotel Kyoto Nijo Premium or similar
Osaka: Hotel Plaza Osaka Standard or similar 

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

Bedding configuration: 1 x double or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

Tipping: Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Health/Fitness Requirement: Accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and average mobility. Tours may involve sightseeing on foot, some climbing of stairs and getting on and off boats. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

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 Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

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

*$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

12 May
26 May
2 June
16 June
20 June
12 August
26 August
8 September*
22 September*
6 October
20 October
10 November
24 November 

2021:

9 March*
27 April*** 
11 May
25 May
8 June
22 June
27 July
10 August
24 August
7 September**
5 October*
2 November*
16 November* 

* Peak season surcharge of $200 per person will apply
** Peak season surcharge of $400 per person will apply
*** Peak season surcharge of $800 per person will apply

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth with Japan Airways, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Qantas Airlines and their codeshare partners or similar
  • Adelaide – A $300 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 20kg per passenger
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flight Conditions:

  • Some flights may depart a day later the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

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.

Airline Upgrade:

  • If you wish to upgrade the airline to Premium Economy or Business Class, from $3,000 per person (subject to the airline and availability). Please purchase your tour first and submit a request on your booking form. You will then be provided with the quotations. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected by our Travel Partner in Australian dollars. The airline upgrade is subject to availability. 

Arriving early/Extending your trip:

  • From $200 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations 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. This fee does not include accommodation. Please note, if you have selected a breakaway, airport transfers (if applicable) will not be provided.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers in Japan
  • 13 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail
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