19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights

Including return international flights, return airport transfers, all accommodation, deluxe cruise aboard the luxurious Celebrity Millennium, bullet train travel, daily breakfast, extensive sightseeing, and more.

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  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
  • 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Uncover Japan’s astounding heritage and culture on a 19 day Grand Japan tour with deluxe cruise.

Fly into Osaka and waste no time travelling to nearby Nara to tick off seeing the city’s famed Todaiji Temple. You will also get to meet some of the city’s cutest four-legged residents with a walk through Nara Park to encounter its 1200-strong herd of free wild-roaming deer. Continue to Kyoto to drink to good fortune from the streams at Otowa Waterfall at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and to see sights including Nijo Temple, the Golden Pavilion and Togetsukyo Bridge. Experience one of Japan’s most thrilling technological innovations as you board a high-speed Shinkansen (bullet) train to make the trip between Kyoto and Hamamatsu.

Get your fix of Mother Nature’s beauty by spending a day exploring the landscape around Mt Fuji – the most famous peak in Japan. Take in a bird’s-eye view of the area from Mt. Fuji Fifth Station and then head back down to Oishi Park and Lake Kawaguchiko to see another of the mountain’s photogenic angles. Tour the ever-energetic capital of Japan, Tokyo, by moving between sights including Hama-Rikyu, Sumida River, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, Meiji Shrine and the viewing deck at Shinjuku Municipal Observation Building.

Embark on your Celebrity Cruises voyage from the port in Yokohama. Your vessel for this luxurious experience is the world-class Celebrity Millennium, a cruise ship that comes bedecked with multiple restaurants as well as fitness centre, lounges, day spa, swimming pool and even outdoor running track. The first two ports of the cruising itinerary see you have the chance to explore more of Kyoto and the Mt. Fuji area, and then it is onto pastures unknown as the Celebrity Millennium ports in the cities of Kobe, Kochi and Kagoshima. Cross into South Korean waters and enjoy a day to uncover the treasures of Busan (formerly Pusan). Arrive back in Japan courtesy of a stop in Aomori and then returning to Yokohama.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Osaka

Head to the airport and board your flight towards Osaka, ready to begin your incredible tour of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Please note that some flights may depart one day later. 

Day 2: Osaka

Welcome to Osaka! You are met at the airport upon clearing customs and immigration, and the transfer takes you to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free time, and you can use this opportunity to rest after your flight or get out into the city and soak up its incredible atmosphere and culture. 

Day 3: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B)

The group makes the drive from Osaka to Nara this morning. Here you will visit Todaiji Temple. This temple is one of the most well-known in Japan and is famous for housing mammoth bronze statues of Buddha. After your visit you have the chance to stroll back through Nara Park and meet some of its legendary four-legged residents – free-roaming deer! Shinto belief consider these free-roaming deer to be messengers of the gods, and this almost 1200-strong herd have become emblematic of the city. The group continues to Kyoto afterwards and sees its UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. While here visitors also have the chance to drink from one of the streams at Otowa Waterfall; each stream represents a different fortune – success, love, or longevity. 

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

Travel to Nijo Castle on a morning excursion. The castle is the former Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate and is just one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be found in the city. The tour’s next stop is Kinkakuji, or the Golden Pavilion. Your sightseeing around Kyoto concludes at Togetsukyo Bridge, one of the most prominent landmarks of the Arashiyama District. 

It is then time to board a Shinkansen train for the high-speed journey from Kyoto to Hamamatsu. This train travels at speeds of up to 280 kilometres per hour and is an experience that embodies Japan’s marvellous technological innovations. Look out the window as the Japanese countryside passes by, and arrive in Hamamatsu to find a hotel transfer waiting. 

Day 5: Shizuoka – Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

Travel out to see one of Japan’s most recognisable natural landmarks today: Mt. Fuji. The area surrounding this famed snow-capped peak is glorious, and a trip to Mt. Fuji Fifth Station is the best way to take in the beauty of the region from a lofty vantage point. The group continues to Oishi Park to see Lake Kawaguchiko. Plus, the park also provides an alternative angle of the mountain. The tour makes for Tokyo in the afternoon. 

Day 6: Tokyo (B)

One of the first stops of your time in the Japanese capital is Hama-Rikyu, a marvellous landscaped garden located in the centre of the city. The park is known for its ponds – fed by the sea’s changing tide levels – and a teahouse located on a manmade island. Take to the water with the Sumida River cruise that follows your time in the park. Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street afterwards. The latter is particularly good for souvenir shopping and browsing for quirky knick-knacks. There is a visit to Meiji Shrine in the afternoon to learn about the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Cap off the day by heading up to the viewing deck at Shinjuku Municipal Observation Building to admire the sweeping views of the city. Return to the hotel and have free time for the remainder of the evening. 

Day 7: Tokyo – Yokohama (B) cruise-icon

You have some extra time to explore Tokyo however you like this morning. Get caught up in the organised frenzy of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing, check out the eccentric fashions and styles in Harajuku, wake up early to see the tuna auction at Toyosu Market (tip: book your tickets well in advance for this experience!), or pop into any one of Japan’s one-of-a-kind eateries – cat cafes, robot restaurants and other themed diners. 

In the afternoon, take a transfer to the Yokohama cruise terminal in anticipation of embarking on your deluxe cruise. The ship is scheduled to depart at 8pm. 

Please note that departure times are subject to change throughout the cruising itinerary.

Day 8: Mt. Fuji (Shimizu) (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise sees you return to the Mt. Fuji area as the boat docks in Shimizu. This is a great opportunity to explore more of the area, or snap some additional photos of the mountain. Some things to do in the area include Oshino Hakkai Springs and Arakurayama Sengen Park. The cruise departs at 4pm. 

Day 9: Kyoto (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Arrive into Kyoto at around 12pm and have the afternoon and evening as complete leisure time. Wander through the picturesque bamboo groves at Arashiyama, see the Shinto shrine and its famous gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha, look out for geisha in Gion, and step inside Yasaka Pagoda. Those keen to get a taste of Kyoto’s culinary offering can seek out plates of tofu (a specialty of the city), nishin soba (dried herring with noodles), obanzai (a style of preparing seafood and vegetables specific to Kyoto), and desserts and sweets made from green tea. 

Day 10: Kobe (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The ship departs Kyoto in the wee hours of this morning (about 4.20am) and is scheduled to arrive in Kobe at about 7am. The day is then yours to see Kobe however you like. Foodies may want to make a beeline for a grill house or restaurant to try the city’s famous eponymous beef, or you can head to the Nada district to sample locally produced sake. Relax at the Arima Onsen, or stroll the grounds of Sorakuen Garden. The viewing platforms at Mount Rokko are a must for those wishing to admire gorgeous panoramas of Kobe and neighbouring Osaka. Return to the boat for a 6pm departure.

Day 11: Kochi City (B) cruise-icon

Use today to get to know Kochi City, the capital of the same-name prefecture on Shikoku Island. History buffs can see Kochi Castle, the former seat of the Yamauchi lords in power during the Edo Period. Sample one of the city’s signature dishes by tracking down a serving of katsuo no tataki – lightly grilled skipjack tuna (or bonito) that is plated up alongside ginger, garlic, spring onions and soya. Take in the temple and garden at Mount Godaisan, or slip off your shoes to walk along the sand at Katsurahama Beach. Be sure to be back on-board the cruise for a 3pm departure. 

Day 12: Kagoshima (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Welcome to Kagoshima, the southernmost city on Kyushu. One of the main draws of the city is Sakurajima, an active volcano that sits within the bay off Kagoshima. There are great perspectives to be had of the volcano – the most active in Japan – from Senganen Garden or Shiroyama Park. The cruise departs Kagoshima at 3pm. 

Day 13: Busan, South Korea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise leaves Japanese waters to dock in Busan, South Korea, for the day. This large port city has much to offer its visitors, with beautiful beaches, seaside temples and steaming hot springs. Set your sights on marvelling at the catches on display at Jagalchi Market, the largest seafood market in Korea; uncover the galleries and cafes of the brightly-coloured Gamcheon Culture Village; take in the city views from Busan Tower; or sit down to a feast of Korean barbecue. The cruise has a scheduled departure time of 5pm. 

Day 14: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Today is spent sailing. Use this down time to relax on-board or take advantage of the excellent facilities offered by the Celebrity Millennium. This luxury cruising vessel is decked out with both casual and fine dining restaurants, plus a juice bar and relaxed café. Book in for a treatment at the day spa, pick up some new threads at the boutiques, take a dip in the swimming pool, or take a turn or two on the jogging track. 

Day 15: Aomori (B, L, D) cruise-icon

See the city of Aomori today. Visitors can create their own seafood donburi (rice bowls) at Furukawa Fish market, and there is much to learn about the area’s history at the Sannai-Maruyama Archaeological Site. Duck into the Museum of Art to explore its galleries, stay for a cider tasting at A-Factory, or head slightly away from the city to admire the natural beauty of Shirakami Sanchi. Departure is set for 8pm tonight.

Day 16: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day sailing the high seas and making use of the Celebrity Millennium’s amenities. 

Day 17: Tokyo (Yokohama) (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise arrives back in Yokohama at approximately 8am. You then have the whole day to get to known Japan’s second-largest city. Admire the landscapes and design of Sankeien Garden; meander through the Chinatown precinct, the largest of the three Chinatown districts in Japan; have a noodle history lesson at either the Cup Noodles or Ramen Museums; or enjoy the sea air with a waterfront walk through Yamashita Park. Tonight is spent aboard the ship. This is your last night in Japan. 

Day 18: Tokyo – airplane-takeoff Australia (B)

You will be taken to the airport at the appropriate time via transfer. Board your return flight and begin your journey back to Australia. 

Day 19: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline, including 23 kilograms of checked luggage
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 nights’ 3-star hotel twin share accommodation
  • 11 nights’ accommodation aboard the Celebrity Millennium in an Inside State Cabin, plus all meals while cruising
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Bullet train travel from Kyoto to Shizuoka
  • Professional tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport
  • In-depth sightseeing and all monument entrance fees as per the itinerary, including Nijo Castle, Asakusa Kannon Temple Tokyo, Sumida River Cruise and Shinjuku Observation Building
  • Cherry Blossom travel dates available! 
  • 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:

  • Travel during Cherry Blossom season 
  • Take in the bronze statues of Buddha at Todaiji Temple and meet the inquisitive deer of Nara Park on the way to Kyoto
  • Visit Nijo Castle and marvel at Kinkakuji and Togetsukyo Bridge before boarding a bullet train for the high-speed trip to Hamamatsu
  • Admire the sweeping views from Mt. Fuji Fifth Station and then see Japan’s most famous peak from a different angle at Oishi Park
  • Tour Hama-Rikyu and sail the Sumida River while in Tokyo, and transfer to Yokohama to embark on an incredible cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium
  • Have time to discover more of Kyoto and the Mt. Fuji areas, and enjoy making new ports in the cities of Kobe, Kochi and Kagoshima
  • Cross into South Korean waters as the Celebrity Millennium docks in Busan and use this opportunity to explore the city’s beaches, seaside temples and bustling markets
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth:
    • 19 day itinerary in an Inside Stateroom – $840 deposit per person  
    • 19 day itinerary in an Oceanview Stateroom – $840 deposit per person  
    • 19 day itinerary in a Veranda Stateroom – $840 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-transferrable
  • 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.

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Shore excursions 
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

  • Inside Stateroom – $2,950 per person in addition to the twin share price
  • Oceanview Stateroom – $3,750 per person in addition to the twin share price
  • Veranda Stateroom – $4,950 per person in addition to the twin share price

Payable direct to our Travel Partner at the time of booking. 

Group Size: 10 – 45 people

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Triple Share: Not available

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. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Osaka: Hotel Plaza Osaka or similar 
Kyoto: Apa Hotel Kyoto Ekimae or similar
Hamamatsu: Hotel Crown Palais Hamamatsu or similar 
Tokyo: Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo or similar
Cruise: Celebrity Millennium 

Please note: Unlike western hotels, Japanese rooms can be small in size, only offer twin bedding or have limited in-room facilities like tea & coffee or satellite TV.

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds,
Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people 

Cruise: Celebrity Millenium® – After a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2019, Celebrity Millennium is sporting enhanced features from Celebrity’s Edge-class ships. Throughout the ship, design elements from Kelly Hoppen, the lead designer of Celebrity Edge, are present, including gentle, pastel colors and essence of modern luxury. Each stateroom onboard Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.

  • Interior Stateroom – Interior facing room with no window/oceanview
  • Oceanview Stateroom – Expansive ocean views through a window or porthole
  • Veranda Stateroom- Private veranda with outdoor seating

Triple share: Not available 

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

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. 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: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with 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

$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:

4 April
15 April 

Cherry Blossom season for 2020 is forecast for late March and April. Please note: Cherry Blossom is subject to climate conditions and cannot be guaranteed. 

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

Bookings not accepted when within 45 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information: 

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with China Eastern Airlines, China Southern, Air China and their codeshare partners or similar 
  • Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth – A $300 per person interstate surcharge apply
  • Including maximum 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

Flight Conditions:

  • 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 within 30 days of your 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 Options: 

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, payable direct to our Travel Partner.

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 within 30 days of your 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), payable direct to our Travel Partner. 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.  Please note, if you choose to break away any airport transfers will be forfeited. 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline, including 23 kilograms of checked luggage
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 nights’ 3-star hotel twin share accommodation
  • 11 nights’ accommodation aboard the Celebrity Millennium in an Inside State Cabin, plus all meals while cruising
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Bullet train travel from Kyoto to Shizuoka
  • Professional tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport
  • In-depth sightseeing and all monument entrance fees as per the itinerary, including Nijo Castle, Asakusa Kannon Temple Tokyo, Sumida River Cruise and Shinjuku Observation Building
  • Cherry Blossom travel dates available! 
  • 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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