Essential Japan

8 day Essential Japan tour with return flights, transfers, superior accommodation, meals, sightseeing & more!

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$2,699
8 days | per person twin share | |
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  • Will definitely make another booking with Webjet in the future.
  • We had a great time! Simone D
  • We had a wonderful trip to Japan, spending some time before the tour with our son and daughter in law, traveling around Kyushu and to Yakushima, then joining the Essential… Lucy L

Highlights

 

There’s very little not to love about Japan. With its bright, bubbly locals, stunning traditional architecture and addictive culture, Japan is a must-visit destination. See the very best bits with an 8 day Essential tour

Experience the excitement of Osaka, pet sika deer at blissful Nara Park and admire the Todaiji Temple. Be awed by famous Osaka Castle, discover the ‘jewel of Japan,’ Kyoto and be mesmerised by the incredible Mount Fuji before exploring buzzing Tokyo!

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Your package includes  return international flights, transfers, superior accommodation, meals, sightseeing & more! 

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Day 1:  Australia – airplane-takeoff  – 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 – airplane-takeoff– 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 .

 

 

 

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international flights, transfers, superior accommodation, meals, sightseeing & more…

  • Was $6,399 per person!
  • Return international airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full service airline
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 nights’ twin share accommodation in superior 3-4 star hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Professional English speaking tour guides throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary 

     Highlights:

  • Experience Osaka known for its modern architecture, boisterous nightlife and hearty street food
  • Travel to Nara, home of 1,200 wild sika which roam the city and are considered divine messengers
  • Marvel at the Todaiji Temple, once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples in Japan
  • Visit Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s feudal wonders and which play a role in the unification of Japan
  • Travel to Kyoto, the jewel of Japan and visit the Golden Pavilion and the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple with its sacred streams
  • Gaze at one of nature’s wonders, the picturesque Mount Fiji
  • Be blown away by Tokyo, one of the world’s great cities    

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Fine Print

 

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

Airline:

  •  Return economy airfare with China Southern or China Eastern departing Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Adelaide & Brisbane. A $300 interstate surcharge applies, Please purchase the Sydney and Melbourne twin share vouchers first. Surcharges payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking. Domestic flights from Brisbane and Adelaide will be with either Virgin Australia or Qantas via Sydney or Melbourne before joining China Eastern/Southern to Japan.
  • Perth A $600 interstate surcharge applies, Please purchase the Sydney and Melbourne twin share vouchers first. Surcharges payable direct to Nexus Holidays at time of booking
  • 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.

Single Supplement: $500 per person in addition to the twin share price. Purchase a twin share voucher first and pay the single supplement direct with Nexus when booking your 8 day tour.

Stay behind surcharge: From $250 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference) – please purchase your vouchers first and pay the surcharge direct to Nexus when booking your 8 day tour.

Interstate Surcharge: Departing Brisbane/Adelaide $300, Perth $600. Please purchase your vouchers first and pay the surcharge direct to Nexus when booking your 8 day tour. Domestic flights from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will be with either Virgin Australia or Qantas via Sydney or Melbourne before joining China Eastern/Southern to Japan.

Cathay Pacific Upgrade: A surcharge of $500 per person applies (subject to availability and applicable fare difference) – please purchase your vouchers first and pay the surcharge direct to Nexus when booking your 8 day tour.

Group Size:
up to 50 people

Triple Share: Not available

Accommodation:

Osaka – Kansai Airport Washington Hotel or similar
Osaka – Osaka Dai-ichi Hotel or similar
Nagoya – Nagoya Tokyu Hotel or similar
Mt Fuji – Yamanokako Sun Plaza Hotel or similar
Tokyo – Marroad International Hotel or similar               

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,200 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 90 day prior to departure, payable direct to Nexus Holidays. You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to arrange final payment.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

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

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates

2016

23 October – Autumn Crimson Leaves Season – SOLD OUT
13 November – Autumn Crimson Leaves Season

2017

14 March* 
21 March* – Cherry Blossom – SOLD OUT
4 April* – Cherry Blossom – SOLD OUT
18 April* – SOLD OUT
9 May 
23 May – SOLD OUT
6 June
20 June
4 July* – SOLD OUT
18 July
1 August – SOLD OUT
15 August
29 August – SOLD OUT
12 September
26 September* – SOLD OUT
10 October*
24 October – Autumn Crimson Leaves Season – SOLD OUT
7 November – Autumn Crimson Leaves Season

* Peak Season surcharge of $300 per person applies. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays. 

After purchasing your voucher, the online Nexus Booking System must be completed no later than 30 days after purchasing your Webjet Exclusive voucher. You will receive an email after completing your Webjet Exclusives purchase with a link to the Nexus Booking System. All bookings must be made through the online Nexus Booking System no later than 18 May 2017

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

Please note: Cherry Blossoms & Crimson Leaves are highly seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view the blooms, but we can’t guarantee they will flower on these dates.

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 nights’ twin share accommodation 
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
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