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EARLY BIRD PROMOTION! 12 Day Japan Honshu and Hokkaido Highlights Tour (Tour Code: JHH) BUY NOW
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Special Features

*** Stay at a Tokyo downtown hotel to enjoy more time in touring Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace and Ginza;

*** Stay at Kyoto downtown hotel to experience the charming Japanese ancient culture; enjoy a mini traditional Japanese meal – Kaiseki for lunch in Kyoto and enjoy more time to explore the popular sites such as Gion Hanamikoji Street, Ninenzaka and Sannezaka, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine;

*** Stay 4-nights at hot spring hotels, including on-site buffet cuisine, hot spring experience in Hokkaido;

*** Cruise around Lake Ashi and embrace the beauty of Mt. Fuji.

*** Jigokudani (Hell Valley), Lake Toya and Jozankei Onsen.


15/5/20-$4390, 13/11/20-$4390
ITINERARY

Day 01: SYDNEY – TOKYO
Depart from Sydney to Narita, Tokyo via Seoul on Korea Air and arrive in the evening. Upon arrival, we will have a guide onsite to assist you to take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel. Stay overnight in Narita, Tokyo.
Accommodation: Hilton Narita Hotel or similar

 

Day 02: TOKYO (B.L)
Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Emperor Shozo Empress of Japan. This temple has the largest archway in front of Shrine Bridge in Japan. View the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later, visit Senso-ji to admire the ancient Buddhist temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Later, enjoy barbecue for lunch and visit Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, the home of the Emperor of Japan in the afternoon. Then, proceed to Tokyo Tower (Photo-stop). In the evening, go to Ginza for shopping and touring. We will stay in Ginza no less than 90 minutes. Return to the hotel around 8 pm afterwards. 
Accommodation: Tokyo Prince Hotel or Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

 

Day 03: TOKYO – HAKONE – HAMAMATSU (B.L.D)
After breakfast, coach to Hakone. Upon arrival, take a boat to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, take the bus to Oshino Hakkai, another great place to see the beauty of Mt. Fuji. Then go to Bussharito Heiwa Park to appreciate the garden featured with Japanese characteristics. The most famous spot is the peace statue, which is a treasure given by the Indian government. Later, proceed to the hot spring resort hotel in Hamamatsu. Enjoy a Japanese-style banquet or buffet dinner and a hot spring bath. 
Accommodation: Hamanako Hotel or similar

 

Day 04: HAMAMATSU – KYOTO (B.L)
After breakfast, stop by the Jewellery store. Then proceed to Kyoto to visit the World Cultural Heritage site, Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets. In the afternoon, visit Gion, where the streets and buildings are mostly maintained in the old style. It is a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Afterward, visit Hanamachi, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see many geishas passing by on the street. Tonight, return to the hotel within the designated time by the tour guide. Dinner on your own arrangement.
 
Accommodation: Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto or Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or Westin Kyoto Hotel or similar

 

Day 05: KYOTO – OSAKA (B.L)
In the morning, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Fushimi Inari Shrine is a shrine on the south side of Kyoto. It serves the god of agriculture. Afterward, head to Osaka. En-route, visit Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple to view the deer and traditional temple. Later, shop at Tax Free shop. This evening, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka and taste local cuisine at Dotonbori Food Street. Dinner at your own arrangement. 
Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or Hotel Hanshin or Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

 

Day 06: OSAKA – SAPPORO (B)
After breakfast, take the free hotel shuttle bus to transfer to Kansai International Airport. Take a flight to Sapporo for the tour in Hokkaido. Upon arrival, guests will be picked up by a guide and proceed to check in at the hotel. Free leisure time afterward. Today’s schedule has no meals included. 
Accommodation: Tmark City Hotel Sapporo or similar

 

Day 07: SAPPORO – BIEI – SOUNKYO (B.L.D)
Start your day with a colourful Hokkaido tour after breakfast. Drive to Furano and visit Hokkaido’s largest farm, Tomita Farm, with more than 150 kinds of flowers (replaced with Ikeda Wine Castle or Otokoyama Sake Brewery from January to April, November and December). There is also beautiful lavender during summer. Afterwards, head to Biei-cho, where you can experience the beauty of different hills! Taste the Furano buffet and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the beautiful hills during lunch! Visit the colourful “Shikisai no oka” and walk through the “Blue Pond” to explore the breathtaking scenery of the lake (replaced with Aeon Mall from January to April, November and December). In the evening, we arrive at Sounkyo Gorge, the center of Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido. For dinner, enjoy a buffet dinner with a wide selection of Japanese Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine, Seafood, & local Fresh Ingredients and etc. Don’t miss out on the all- you-can-eat delicious Chu crab. 
Accommodation: Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar

Day 08: SOUNKYO – ABASHIRI – LAKE AKAN (B.L.D)
After breakfast, visit the Sounkyo Valley, watch the Ginga Falls, Ryusei-no-taki, and the beautiful Dakan Valley in Sounkyo gorges. Visit Abashiri on the way to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, where you can experience an icy world and learn about the icy sea creature – “Clione limacina”. Later, visit a crystal clear “Lake Kussharo”. Then, check out the clearest lake in the world – Lake Mashu. Tonight, we stay at Akanko Onsen Hotel. Here, there are rich seasonal ingredients, full-open buffets, and exquisite Japanese-style room service, allowing you to enjoy the cuisine of Tohoku. 
Accommodation: New Akan Hotel or similar

 

Day 09: LAKE AKAN – KUSHIRO – TOKACHIGAWA ONSEN (B.L.D)
After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Lake Akan. Visit the hometown of Chlorella and enjoy the beautiful scenery in every season. Afterwards, visit the “Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park”. Then, go to Tokachi River for tonight’s hot spring hotel. This evening, taste exquisite Japanese cuisine made from Hokkaido beef and seasonal vegetables grown from farms. 
Accommodation: Daiheigen Hotel or similar

 

Day 10: TOKACHIGAWA ONSEN – NOBORIBETSU – MOUNT USU – JOZANKEI (B.L.D)
After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, also known as the Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and other volcanic activity. Enjoy Japanese Seafood Hotpot or Bento Box before going to the Bear Park to see the Ussuri Brown Bears. Afterward, take the Usuzan ropeway to climb up the Mount Usu to the Observatory where you can have the panoramic view of Lake Toya. Afterwards, proceed to Jozankei Onsen for overnight. Enjoy Hokkaido local cuisine for dinner tonight. 
Accommodation: Shikanoyu Spring Hotel or similar

 

Day 11: JOZANKEI – OTARU – SAPPORO – SEOUL – SYDNEY (B)
Coach to Otaru this morning after breakfast. The romantic Otaru Canal is sitting in the city. Later, visit Kitaichi Glass Otaru, where you can appreciate many beautiful glass arts. Afterward, transfer to the airport around 11:30 am to take a homebound flight to Sydney. You will fly overnight.

 

Day 12: SYDNEY

You arrive in Sydney in the morning. Your unforgettable Japan tour ends.

 

Departure Dates: 15/05 & 13/11/2020

Tour price: $4,390 per person, twin or double share

Single supplement: $1,390

 

Tour price includes:

1.      Korea Airlines return ticket Sydney – Seoul – Narita//Sapporo – Seoul – Sydney;

2.      Airport tax and fuel surcharge (currently $210, subject to change);

3.      Ten-night accommodation at the hotels as indicated in the itinerary or similar;

4.      One-way ticket from Osaka to Sapporo with tax (check-in luggage allowance is 20 kg);

5.      Airport/hotel/airport shuttle bus transfers as mentioned in the itinerary;

6.      Transportation for the whole trip by air-conditioned vehicle;

7.      Sightseeing tours with entrance fees as stated in the itinerary;

8.      Ten breakfasts in hotels, eight lunches in local restaurants and five dinners in local restaurants or hotel restaurants;

  1. Gratuities to guide and      driver ($120 per person included for guide and driver to share);

10.  Professional English-speaking guide.

 

Tour price excludes:

1.      Travel insurance;

2.      Any meals or service not mentioned in the itinerary;

3.      Personal services.

 

Remarks:

1.      This Early Bird Promotion must be booked before March 2020;

2.      The schedule of the itinerary might change without any notice if the weather conditions in Hokkaido require us to do so.


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