Day 1: Australia – – Osaka
Board an overnight flight from Australia via a connecting city to Osaka.
Day 2: Osaka
Arrive in Osaka. Your friendly tour guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer to the airport hotel
Day 3: Osaka – Nara – Osaka (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. Continue to one of Osaka’s most famous landmarks, Osaka Castle; which played a major role in the unication of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period, before being dropped o at Dōtonbori a street known to exemplify Osaka’s vibrant nightlife.
Day 4: Osaka – Kyoto – Nagoya (B,L,D)
This morning, travel to Kyoto and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall. Later, 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. Travel to Nagoya for a good night sleep.
Day 5: Nagoya -Mount Fuji (B,L,D)
Today, visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the Springs of Mount Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow ltering 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.
Day 6: Mount Fuji – Tokyo (B,L,D)
Visit Meiji Shrine in the morning, dedicated to the deied 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. Your last stop today is Tokyo Tower, before heading to a hotel near Narita Airport. (Optional: For guests staying behind in Tokyo, consider an upgrade of tonight’s group accommodation to a hotel in Tokyo CBD from $250/twin share room, transfer is not included).
Day 7: Tokyo – – Australia (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your ight via a connecting city to Australia. If you are ying Cathay Pacic or Japan Airlines, you will be transferred to Narita Airport (approx. 10 min). If you are ying China Southern Airlines or All Nippon Airways, you will be transferred to Haneda Airport (approx. 70 min).
Day 8: Australia
Arrive home today .