19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights

Including return Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific flights, a choice of stopover in Hong Kong or Singapore, all accommodation, daily breakfast, all transfers, bullet train travel, and more.

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  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
  • 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong Stopover and flights
 
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this well organised and chaperoned tour. Bernita G
  • Very happy with the tour. We saw and did so much and yet had free time to explore by ourselves or newly made friends. Our guide Maxim was Amazing! He… Lesley S
  • A fabulous trip. Value for money. Sandra H

Highlights

 

Experience one of the world’s most exciting destinations – Japan – and enjoy time to unwind at the end of the trip on a 19 day Discover Japan tour with Singapore or Hong Kong stopover.

Your first taste of Japan’s incredible culture begins in Osaka. Take a day excursion to neighbouring Nara to see the city’s Todaiji Temple and to meet the furry and four-legged deer residents of Nara Park. Back in Osaka, see its famed Castle and whet your appetite with local cuisine by wandering through Dōtonbori. Journey to Kyoto by thrilling bullet train and take in the Togetsukyo Bridge and the serene Bamboo Grove. Make the most of free time in Kanazawa and wander through the city’s teahouse-lined districts and manicured gardens.

Explore Hida Folk Village and learn about local festivals in Takayama, and marvel at Matsumoto Castle before venturing into the countryside surrounding Mt Fuji. Peer into the clear water springs at Oshino Hakkai and capture your own keepsakes of the mountain from Gotemba Peace Park. Dive headfirst into the frenetic energy of Tokyo as you discover this glittering metropolis at your own pace.

Finally, fly to your choice of either slick Singapore or humming Hong Kong for an end-of-tour stopover. No matter which city you choose, you can enjoy 3 nights in 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation and return airport transfers, plus more. The perfect way to cap off your Japan holiday.

As seen on Webjet’s A Taste of Travel:   

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Osaka

Depart Australia on an overnight Japan-bound flight heading towards Osaka.

Please note that some flights may depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Osaka

Flights land at Osaka’s Kansai Airport, where you will be met by the tour guide or representative and transferred to the hotel for check in. Use the rest of the day to relax in the hotel before your first full tour day tomorrow. 

Day 3: Osaka – Nara – Osaka (B, D)

The group sets out for Nara to visit Todaiji Temple. As well as being one of Japan’s most famous temples, it also houses a 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. On your excursion to the temple, take note of the figures of the Nio Guardian Kings. Walk back to the coach for the return journey to Osaka, but not before taking a detour through Nara Park to see its famous herd of free-roaming deer. Back in Osaka, head to Osaka Castle to admire its feudal-era architecture and then venture into Dōtonbori for the tour’s welcome dinner. 

Day 4: Osaka –train-icon– Kyoto (B)

Step on board the Shinkansen Bullet Train for the high-speed journey to Kyoto (about 15 minutes). The tour’s first stop in Kyoto is Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion. This UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed attraction has two floors covered entirely in paper-thin layers of gold. Then visit the Nishijin Textile Center and sit down to enjoy a traditional kimono show later in the day.

Day 5: Kyoto (B)

You have the whole day as free time to explore Kyoto at your own pace. 

Day 6: Kyoto – Kanazawa (B)

Today promises a jam-packed itinerary and takes you to Nijo Castle, Tokugawa Shogunate, the Arashiyama District, Togetsukyo Bridge and Bamboo Grove. The group travels to Kanazawa in the afternoon. 

Day 7: Kanazawa (B)

Your time in Kanazawa begins by visiting the Higashi Chayagai district; famous for its traditional-style teahouses. Take a stroll through Kenroku-en Garden and then make your way to the Nagamachi Bukeyashiki district, the city’s former samurai district. The day winds down with a tour of Omicho Market. 

Day 8: Kanazawa (B)

Enjoy today as a leisure day to keep seeing Kanazawa however you please.

Day 9: Kanazawa – Shirakawa Go – Takayama ((B)

The journey to Takayama begins after breakfast. There is a stop at Shirakawa-go along the way. This site is located in the eponymous village that sits within the Ono district and is known for its gassho-zukuri architecture. 

Day 10: Takayama – Nagano (B)

Take in some of Takayama’s highlights today, beginning at the Hida Folk Village and including the Matsuri-no-mori museum and Sanmachi Suji. Travel to Nagano in the afternoon. 

Day 11: Nagano – Matsumoto (B)

Your first port of call in Nagano is to see the Hokusai Museum. Afterwards there is an excursion to the city’s Zenkōji Temple. Bid Nagano goodbye as you depart for Matsumoto. On arrival you will visit the Matsumoto Castle – one of the city’s most recognisable sites. There is time to wander through the old merchant district of Nakamachi. 

Day 12: Matsumoto – Mt Fuji (B,D)

Swap the city for more regional landscapes as you venture towards the area surrounding Mt Fuji. One of the first stops is Oshino Hakkai, the site of the Springs of Mt Fuji. This collection of eight springs is fed by water filtering down from the mountain. Continue to Mt Fuji Fifth Station to admire panoramic views of the area. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers tonight. 

Day 13: Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

Capture one last breathtaking shot of Mt Fuji from Gotemba Peace Park and a cruise on Lake Ashi. Head to Tokyo in the afternoon. 

Day 14: Tokyo (B)

You have today as free time to explore the thrilling sights, sounds and streets of Tokyo. 

Day 15: Tokyo – airplane-takeoff – Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

You will be transferred to the airport and catch a flight to either Hong Kong or Singapore. Upon landing in your chosen stopover city, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. 

Day 16: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Your time in Hong Kong or Singapore is entirely yours. Get out to explore your selected city or unwind at the hotel. 

Day 17: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Keep enjoying Hong Kong or Singapore.

Day 18: Hong Kong / Singapore – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

At the necessary time you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Day 19: Australia 

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Osaka

Leave Australia on an overnight flight to Osaka, Japan.

Please note that some flights may depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Osaka (Kansai)

Arrive at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and be met by a tour guide or representative upon clearing customs and immigration. You will be transferred to the hotel for check in. 

Day 3: Osaka – Himeji – Hiroshima (B)

The first excursion of your time in Japan is to Hiroshima via Himeji. The latter city is known for its castle, which is regarded as one of the top in-tact examples of Japanese castle architecture. Continue to Hiroshima for an overnight stay. 

Day 4: Hiroshima – Osaka (B)

Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Museum to learn about the city’s sobering history as the site of the first atomic bomb drop during World War II. You will also see the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and its torii gate. Head back to Osaka in the afternoon.

Day 5: Osaka – Nara – Osaka (B, D)

The group sets out for Nara to visit Todaiji Temple. As well as being one of Japan’s most famous temples, it also houses a 15-metre-tall bronze statue of Buddha. On your excursion to the temple, take note of the figures of the Nio Guardian Kings. Walk back to the coach for the return journey to Osaka, but not before taking a detour through Nara Park to see its famous herd of free-roaming deer. Back in Osaka, head to Osaka Castle to admire its feudal-era architecture and then venture into Dōtonbori for the tour’s welcome dinner. 

Day 6: Osaka –train-icon – Kyoto (B)

Step on board the Shinkansen Bullet Train for the high-speed journey to Kyoto (about 15 minutes). The tour’s first stop in Kyoto is Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion. This UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed attraction has two floors covered entirely in paper-thin layers of gold. Then visit the Nishijin Textile Center and sit down to enjoy a traditional kimono show later in the day.

Day 7: Kyoto (B)

You have the whole day as free time to explore Kyoto at your own pace. 

Day 8: Kyoto – Kanazawa (B)

Today promises a jam-packed itinerary and takes you to Nijo Castle, Tokugawa Shogunate, the Arashiyama District, Togetsukyo Bridge and Bamboo Grove. The group travels to Kanazawa in the afternoon. 

Day 9: Kanazawa (B)

Your time in Kanazawa begins by visiting the Higashi Chayagai district; famous for its traditional-style teahouses. Take a stroll through Kenroku-en Garden and then make your way to the Nagamachi Bukeyashiki district, the city’s former samurai district. The day winds down with a tour of Omicho Market. 

Day 10: Kanazawa (B)

Enjoy today as a leisure day to keep seeing Kanazawa however you please.

Day 11: Kanazawa – Shirakawa Go – Takayama ((B)

The journey to Takayama begins after breakfast. There is a stop at Shirakawa-go along the way. This site is located in the eponymous village that sits within the Ono district and is known for its gassho-zukuri architecture. 

Day 12: Takayama – Nagano (B)

Take in some of Takayama’s highlights today, beginning at the Hida Folk Village and including the Matsuri-no-mori museum and Sanmachi Suji. Travel to Nagano in the afternoon. 

Day 13: Nagano – Matsumoto (B)

Your first port of call in Nagano is to see the Hokusai Museum. Afterwards there is an excursion to the city’s Zenkōji Temple. Bid Nagano goodbye as you depart for Matsumoto. On arrival you will visit the Matsumoto Castle – one of the city’s most recognisable sites. There is time to wander through the old merchant district of Nakamachi. 

Day 14: Matsumoto – Mt Fuji (B,D)

Swap the city for more regional landscapes as you venture towards the area surrounding Mt Fuji. One of the first stops is Oshino Hakkai, the site of the Springs of Mt Fuji. This collection of eight springs is fed by water filtering down from the mountain. Continue to Mt Fuji Fifth Station to admire panoramic views of the area. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers tonight. 

Day 15: Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

Capture one last breathtaking shot of Mt Fuji from Gotemba Peace Park and a cruise on Lake Ashi. Head to Tokyo in the afternoon. 

Day 16: Tokyo (B)

You have today as free time to explore the thrilling sights, sounds and streets of Tokyo. 

Day 17: Tokyo –airplane-takeoff – Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

You will be transferred to the airport and catch a flight to either Hong Kong or Singapore. Upon landing in your chosen stopover city, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. 

Day 18: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Your time in Hong Kong or Singapore is entirely yours. Get out to explore your selected city or unwind at the hotel. 

Day 19: Hong Kong or Singapore (B)

Keep enjoying Hong Kong or Singapore

Day 20: Hong Kong / Singapore – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

At the necessary time you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Day 21: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with either Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, plus all transfers within Japan
  • 13 nights’ twin share accommodation in Japan
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus a welcome and farewell dinner in Japan 
  • Bullet train travel from Osaka to Kyoto
  • Choice of either a 3 night stopover in Singapore or Hong Kong on the way home  
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Koyo/Maple Season dates available!
  • Option to extend to a 21 day itinerary to include a visit to Hiroshima
  • 2020 travel dates available!

Hong Kong stopover includes:

  • 3 nights’ 5-star accommodation at the Royal Plaza Hotel or similar
  • Full buffet breakfast daily 
  • Return airport transfers
  • Half-day Hong Kong Island tour, including one-way ride on the Peak Tram

Singapore stopover includes:

  • 3 nights’ 4-star accommodation at Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel or similar
  • Full buffet breakfast daily 
  • Return airport transfers
  • Unlimited rides on the SIA Hop-on Bus, plus access to more than 20 deals for attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Cable Car, Singapore River Cruise and more 

21 day Hiroshima itinerary includes: 

  • 2 nights’ additional accommodation
  • Time in Hiroshima and Himeji
  • Other inclusions as per the 19 day itinerary

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
  • Experience the technological marvel that is the Shinkansen Bullet Train
  • Step back in time in Takayama and observe the traditional Japanese wooden house still used to this day
  • Travel to Shirakawa, one of the best preserved rural villages in Japan
  • Visit one of the 3 great feudal castles of the Edo Period, and considered a Japanese national treasure – Matsumoto Castle
  • 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
  • Your choice of city stopover destination – immerse yourself in either Hong Kong or Singapore

 

 

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 at least 90 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit information:

  • A deposit of $1,545/$1,525 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 19 day – $2,200 per person in addition to the twin share price
  • 21 day – $2,400 per person in addition to the twin share price

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

Group Size: 10 – 40 people

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

Triple Share: Not available

Accommodation: 

Osaka: Hotel Plaza Osaka or similar
Kyoto: Kyoto Plaza Hotel or similar
Kanazawa: Hotel Route-Inn Kanazawa Ekimae or similar
Takayama: Washington Hotel Plaza Takayama or similar
Matsumoto: Dormy Inn Matsumoto or similar
Mt Fuji: Hotel Alexander Yamanakako or similar
Tokyo: Apa Hotel Asakusa or similar
Hong Kong: Royal Plaza Hotel , The Langham Hong Kong or Hotel VIC on the Harbour or or similar 
Singapore: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel or Carlton Hotel Singapore or Park Hotel Clarke Quay or similar

Hiroshima Extension:

Osaka: Izumisano Centre Hotel or similar
Horishoma: Hotel New Hiroden or similar

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.

Land Only: Not available 

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

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

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates

2019:

12 May
26 May
16 June
8 September
26 September*
6 October*
20 October
3 November*
10 November*
17 November

2020:

3 March
10 March
17 March*^
31 March*^
7 April*^
14 April*^
19 May
2 June
9 June
23 June*
18 August
1 September
8 September
13 October
27 October* #
3 November*#
10 November* #
17 November

*A $500 per person surcharge applies for 2019 and 2020 travel dates

Hiroshima Extension:

2019:

10 May
24 May
14 June
6 September
24 September*
4 October*
18 October
1 November*
8 November*
15 November

2020:

1 March
8 March
15 March*^
29 March*^
5 April*^
12 April*^
17 May
31 May
7 June
21 June*
16 August
30 August
6 September
11 October
25 October*#
1 November*#
8 November* #
15 November

*A $550 per person surcharge applies for 2019 and 2020 Hiroshima extension

^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. 

# 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 45 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airline departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth 
  • Adelaide and Perth a $300 per person interstate surcharge applies. 
  • Including minimum 15kg 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. 
  • If choosing to deviate from the travel itinerary, please note that airport transfers will NOT be included and you must arrange any additional accommodation and transfers at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives and/or our travel partners cannot assist in these additional arrangements. 

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. 

If choosing to deviate from the travel itinerary, please note that airport transfers will NOT be included and you must arrange any additional accommodation and transfers at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives and/or our travel partners cannot assist in these additional arrangements. 

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.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with either Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, plus all transfers within Japan
  • 13 nights’ twin share accommodation in Japan
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus a welcome and farewell dinner in Japan
  • Bullet train travel from Osaka to Kyoto
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • Choice of 3 night stopover in Singapore or Hong Kong on the way home
  • 2020 travel dates available!
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