TripADeal's Grand Japan package will take you to the best locations of that popular country.
See Mt Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko in Japan.
The picturesque Higashiyama District in Kyoto, Japan.
See Kyoto's striking Golden Pavilion Zen Temple (Kinkaku-ji) during a tour of Kyoto, Japan.
Dotonbori is a vibrant cuisine and shopping district in Osaka, Japan.
Discover Tokyo during a sightseeing city tour.
Sensoji Temple, Asakusa city, Tokyo.
Tokyo Tower presides over Zojo-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan.
View of Mt Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan.
Shirakawa-go traditional farmhouse, or gasshō-zukuri, in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
In Takayama City, Sanmachi Suji historic district are lined with wooden houses from the Edo period.
Wagashi, traditional Japanese confections featuring gold leaf from Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Attend a Japanese Gold Leaf Craft workshop in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
Kenroku-en,  is considered one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
Bamboo forest in Kyoto.
Bride and groom on their wedding day wearing traditional kimonos in Kyoto.
Choose a Maiko Dinner Show or a Geisha Dress-up Experience in Kyoto (optional activities).
The striking Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of the Kami Inari in Kyoto,
Historic Higashiyama district in Kyoto.
Himeji Castle is a hilltop castle complex situated in Himeji city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Okayama Castle's tower was completed in 1597, destroyed in 1945 & replicated in concrete in 1966.
Visit Mijayima Island, or Itsukushima, in Hiroshima Bay, Japan.
Visit Takamatsu Udon School for a workshop on making Sanuki udon by hand.
Visit Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, an important cultural asset that has lasted for centuries.
Osaka Castle is a five-story tower that featured ornaments covered in gold leaf to impress visitors.
Stutentaku Tower is a main landmark in Osaka, Japan.
Head to Nara Park to spot more than a thousand deer, which are considered messengers of the gods.
Nara deer have become a symbol of the city and have been designated national treasure status.
Some Nara deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed.
Travel to Shizuoka Prefecture, the tea capital of Japan.
Visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology. (Credit: TCMIT)
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Grand Japan

Operated by TripADeal
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & more
Step into the natural beauty & elegance of Japan
Take in stunning views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station
Dates: 23 Jul 2024 - 2 Apr 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights with Qantas Airways
13 nights of quality hotel accommodation
Enjoy daily breakfast
Return airport transfers
Overview
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Overview

Japan is a gentle feast for the senses: neon cities and avant-garde pop culture mixed with delicate beauty in architecture, art and cuisine. And it’s waiting for you to unveil its secrets!

This 15-day cultural adventure visiting Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagano, Okayama and Hiroshima is your chance to experience Japan’s magic. Enjoy tours in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, plus leisure time in Tokyo and Osaka. Take in the sights from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, then look back at the majestic mountain from serene Lake Kawaguchiko. 

In the UNESCO-world-heritage-site Shirakawa-go village, visit the traditional 'gassho-zukuri' farmhouses, some more than 250 years old. In Kyoto, see the iconic Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Ninenzaka, an ancient street lined with historic Japanese-style buildings. Then visit Tokyo Tower in the Japanese capital, where you can view the city from the observation deck, 332.9 metres high.

This package offers several once-in-a-lifetime experiences: In Takamatsu, step into Ritsurin Garden, a culturally-significant park that has been maintained for nearly 400 years. Visit Takamatsu Udon School to learn how to make Sanuki udon noodles by hand. In Nara, hand-feed the cute deer at the popular Nara Park. In Kanazawa, attend a Gold Leaf Craft workshop and decorate your own souvenirs. In this town, eating gold-covered sweets is traditional!
These are the sides of Japan you will remember.

This stellar package also includes return full-service Qantas international flights, 13 nights of quality hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, return airport transfers and more. There are many dates available but this popular bucket list deal will sell fast, so book it today!

Want more? Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early and Stay Behind in Tokyo.

The Grand Japan Flash Sale $200pp discount is valid until midnight on Thursday 29th February 2024, unless sold out prior. Note: Due to high demand, full payment is required at the time of booking and completed Passenger Information Forms must be received by midnight on Thursday 29th February 2024, or the booking will be cancelled.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Immerse yourself in the rich natural beauty and culture of Japan
  • Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Mt Fuji and more
  • Visit the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo’s most prominent shrine
  • View the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo from Japan’s second tallest building - Tokyo Tower
  • Take in stunning views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station located 2300m above sea level
  • Enjoy a cruise along Lake Kawaguchiko, which sits in the shadow of Mt Fuji
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage village of Shirakawa-go, famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses
  • Visit Kenrokuen, regarded as one of Japan's "most beautiful landscape gardens"
  • Explore the cultural capital of Kyoto on a sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and iconic Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
  • Discover Himeji Castle, also known as White Heron Castle due to its elegant, white appearance
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima Island
  • Learn noodle-making at the Takamatsu Udon School in the Kagawa Prefecture
  • Visit Ritsurin Garden, the largest cultural property garden in all of Japan
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Osaka, nicknamed ‘the Nation’s Kitchen’
  • Visit Nara Park, which is home to hundreds of free roaming deer 
  • Visit the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples
  • Explore the Toyota Museum which showcases the evolution and culture of automobiles from all over the world
  • Learn about tea and enjoy a nice cup at the Greenpia Makinohara Tea Plantation
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class) with Qantas Airways, departure city surcharges may apply
ACCOMMODATION
  • Enjoy 13 nights of quality hotel accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
ESSENTIALS
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) – Tokyo, Japan

Today fly from Australia (or New Zealand) with Qantas Airways to one of the most captivating cities in the world - Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tokyo.

Please Note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Villa-Fontaine Tokyo-Kayabacho, Tokyo or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Tokyo Sightseeing Tour

Today head out on a sightseeing tour of this amazing city. Your Tokyo sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Soak in the peaceful surroundings here and make a wish on a traditional ema. Afterwards, continue onwards to Tokyo Tower where you can view the city from the tower's observation deck (entry included). At 332.9 metres, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. Finish the day back at your hotel accommodation where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Villa-Fontaine Tokyo-Kayabacho, Tokyo or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Tokyo Free Day

Today enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo at leisure or alternatively join the below optional tour.

Optional Tour: Tokyo in-depth tour – 10,000 JPY (can be booked on tour)

This morning head out on a sightseeing tour of Tokyo. First, you will visit Tsukiji Outer Market, where you can encounter many kinds of traditional Japanese cuisine. Then visit Asakusa Temple (Sensō-ji), a Buddhist temple and one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples. Afterwards visit Scenic Rock Garden, considered one of the most important elements of Japanese art. Rocks, sand, and gravel are essential features of the Japanese garden. Large rocks often represent mountains and hills, and flat rocks may represent the earth. Smaller rocks can line ponds and streams, and in rock gardens, raked sand or gravel can symbolize beaches, lakes, or flowing rivers. Last visit and Shinjuku Kabukicho, the world’s famous entertainment district best known for nightlife.

Overnight: Hotel Villa-Fontaine Tokyo-Kayabacho, Tokyo or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Tokyo - Mt Fuji - Nagano Region

After breakfast, embark on a journey of approximately 350km, starting with a drive to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Located 2300m above sea level, Mt Fuji’s 5th Station offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below, making it a popular spot even for those who do not intend on climbing the mountain, and it features shrines, torii gates and souvenir shops. Afterwards, continue to Lake Kawaguchiko, to admire the scenery as you enjoy a short cruise across the lake. The waters are overlooked by surrounding mountains, including Mt Fuji and Mt Komagatake. Arrive in Nagano Region this afternoon, check into the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Route Inn Suwa Inter, Nagano Region or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Nagano Region - Takayama - Shirakawa - Kanazawa

Today is a fun day, visiting the countryside of Japan on a trip of approximately 300 kilometers to see how locals live. First visit Shirakawa-go. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, it’s famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Afterwards, visit Takayama Old Town and walk along Sannomachi Street, which survives in a particularly pretty state with many old homes, shops, and restaurants. Takayama was once a bustling hub drawing expert artisans, farmers and merchants from throughout the surrounding area, and Sanmachi, as well as Oshinmachi, preserve the traditional aesthetic of this time. Enter this district, and you step into the closest thing to the Edo period outside of a historical drama. Finish the day in Kanazawa where you will check into your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Kanazawa remains an important city in its region and serves as the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. The city boasts many historical attractions such as restored residences and districts, as well as modern museums. But Kanazawa's unchallenged main attraction is Kenrokuen, one of Japan's "three best landscape gardens" and by many considered the most beautiful of them all.

Overnight: Hotel Resol Trinity, Kanazawa or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Kanazawa - Kyoto

This morning, start a 260-kilometre trip to Kyoto, but first, visit Kenrokuen, justifiably classified as one of Japan's "most beautiful landscape gardens". Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season. Kanazawa is home to 99% of all gold leaf made in Japan and today you will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience attending a Gold Leaf Craft workshop and will see the gold leaf process and decorate your own items. Afterwards, proceed to Kyoto and enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace.

Kyoto (京都, Kyōto) served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its exceptional historic value, the city was dropped from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb and escaped destruction during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.

Overnight: Comfort Hotel Kyoto Horikawa Gojo, Kyoto or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Kyoto Sightseeing Tour

Today enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the ancient capital of Kyoto. First up visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It’s famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The tour continues with a visit to the iconic Temple of the Golden Pavilion, perhaps the most breathtaking in Kyoto. Also known as “Kinkaku-ji,” the temple’s top two floors are coated in gold leaf, creating a dazzling mirror image in the pond on which it’s built. Lastly, enjoy a walk at Ninenzaka, Kyoto’s best old street lined with historic Japanese-style buildings that typify Kyoto.

Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure or join one of the below amazing optional activities

Optional Activity: Maiko Dinner show - 35,000 JPY

Today you will have the unique chance to enjoy an incredible Maiko performance with a Kaiseki dinner in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of the ‘Maiko’ (apprentice geisha) scene during an exquisite evening of culture and cuisine at a Gion district restaurant. Gain fascinating insights into ancient Japanese customs as you chat with maikos and capture photographs to immortalize your memorable evening. Sip on a selection of unlimited drinks and pleasure your palate with delicacies inspired by ‘kaiseki’ cuisine, a traditional Japanese cooking style. Enhance your cultural experience of Japan on this enriching evening adventure.

Or

Optional Activity: Geisha Dress-up experience - 30,000 JPY

Enjoy a unique geisha transformation experience with full white face makeup, a beautiful kimono, a Japanese traditional hairstyle wig and a professional cameraman. The experience of a geisha makeover in the city of geisha is a dream come true for many women from all around the world. You will remember this geisha makeover experience forever.

Overnight: Comfort Hotel Kyoto Horikawa Gojo, Kyoto or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Kyoto - Fukuyama/Okayama Region

After breakfast depart Kyoto on a 270-kilometre trip and visit the famous Himeji Castle. Also known as White Heron Castle (Shirasagijo) due to its elegant, white appearance, Himeji Castle is widely considered Japan's most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well-preserved, complex castle grounds. The castle is both a national treasure and a world heritage site. Finish the day in Fukuyama/Okayama region and check into your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Vessel Inn Fukuyama Eki Kitaguchi, Fukuyama/Okayama Region or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Hiroshima Day Tour

This morning, head to Hiroshima and board a boat travelling to the majestic Miyajima Island, otherwise known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. A landmass hailed as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Island for 45 minutes with your guide. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine then enjoy a delicious lunch in a local eatery (not included).

Cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near the atomic bomb's explosion site. See exhibitions that describe the destruction the bomb caused and marvel at the city’s recovery. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack. Finish the day back in Fukuyama, completing the 320 kilometres of travel for today.

Overnight: Vessel Inn Fukuyama Eki Kitaguchi, Fukuyama/Okayama Region or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Okayama/Fukuyama Region - Osaka

Today depart Okayama/Fukuyama region for Takamatsu in the Kagawa Prefecture, which is known for its excellent udon noodles. Visit Takamatsu Udon School which offers a workshop that lets you try making Sanuki udon noodles by hand. Then visit Ritsurin Garden, the largest cultural property garden in all of Japan, and is an important cultural asset that has been maintained for nearly 400 years. The spacious park features many ponds, hills, historic trees and beautiful pavilions divided into a Japanese-style garden in the south and a Western-style garden in the north. The gardens are set in front of wooded Mt Shiun. which serves as a wonderful background and a great example of borrowed scenery. Finish the 300-kilometre day in Osaka and check in to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome, Osaka or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Osaka Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore this amazing city or take part in an optional tour.

Optional Tour: Kyoto by the Sea – 18,000 JPY (can be booked on tour)

Today you will get to see Japan’s 'most beautiful village', built right on the water. The village of Ine is like nowhere else in the world - the village is built on the waters of Ine Bay, one of UNESCO’s World’s Most Beautiful Bays, and the 230 “funaya” (boat houses) that line the bay trace their origins back to the Edo period. Funaya, the boat houses, are unique buildings, standing along the Ine Bay coastline. The first floor of Funaya is used as a boat garage and workspace for fishermen. The second floor is used as a living space.

Afterwards, visit Chionji Temple, located at the southern entrance to the Amanohashidate sandbar and is dedicated to Monju, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Legend says that Monju was summoned to the area by the primordial Shinto deity Ame no Oshihomimi to quell a mischievous dragon. The temple is believed to have been established in the early ninth century. Although exact construction dates for the main hall are unknown, some building materials have been dated to the Kamakura period (1185–1333). The temple’s principal object of worship is a statue of Monju riding atop a lion (shishi) and its style suggests it is also from the Kamakura period.

Overnight: Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome, Osaka or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Osaka - Nara - Aichi Region

This morning, head to Nara Park to spot more than a thousand deer, which are considered the messengers of the gods. These deer have become a symbol of the city and have been designated national treasure status. Deer crackers are for sale around the park, and you'll find that some deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed.

You'll then visit the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples in Japan. Finish the day in the Aichi Region.

Overnight: Route-Inn Grantia Komaki, Aichi Region or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Aichi Region – Yokohama

This morning visit the Toyota Museum to learn from the pioneers of the automobile through to the latest move to electric cars. Then travel to Shizuoka, the tea capital of Japan and visit Greenpia Makinohara Tea Plantation, where you can touch the tea in the middle of the vast tea gardens, learn about the production process, and enjoy some tea whilst you are at. Finish the day in Yokohama where you will check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: APA Hotel & Resort Yokohama Bay Tower, Yokohama or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Yokohama - Tokyo, Japan – Australia (or New Zealand)

Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia or New Zealand, after one unforgettable trip exploring the beauty of Japan.

Please note: The standard check-out time is noon and luggage storage is available at the front desk for anyone with afternoon/evening departures.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 15 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive + 1 day due to flight schedules.

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.



 



CANCELLATION POLICY



Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.



Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.



 



We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.



 



Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 



Offer essentials


This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 2nd April 2025.



 



This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1,200 applies. 



Please note: accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.



 



Departure Dates



2024 
June: 12
July: °23, 31
August: 6, 13, 20, 28, 29
September: *4
October: *11, °17, *22, 23
November: °6 
 
2025 
February: 12, 26
March: 12**, 19^, 26^^
April: 2^^
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 



Surcharges



Please note: 



• Dates/months with a ° incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person.



• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $150 per person.• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $400 per person.



• Dates/months with a ^ incur a Cherry Blossom season surcharge of $1000 per person.



• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a Cherry Blossom season surcharge of $1500 per person.



 



Flights


Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth & *Auckland



 



Departure City Surcharges



*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $300 per person



*Perth or *Auckland: $500 per person



 



International Full-Service Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Airlines: Qantas and partners (subject to availability).



Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 



 



Qantas Flights



Please note: Any Qantas flights used on this deal may be booked as part of a Qantas group ticket. Group tickets do not allow for any customisations including upgrades, seat selection or paid seating options. Any customisations would need to be requested at the airport upon check-in.  



 



Missed Flights



If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 



 



Arrive early in Tokyo



$300 AUD per person, subject to availability



High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability 



Please note:



• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply



• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.



• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):



• Travel prior to 1st June 2024



- 20th June 2024 - 10th August 2024



- 20th September - 10th October 2024



- 20th November 2024 - 20th February 2025



- 20th March - 5th May 2025



 



Stay behind in Tokyo



$300 AUD per person, subject to availability



High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability 



Please note:



• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.



• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.



• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):



- 20th June 2024 - 10th August 2024



- 20th September - 10th October 2024



- 20th November 2024 - 20th February 2025



- 20th March - 5th May 2025



 



Stopover Packages 



Not available



 



Flight Class Upgrades



Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.



Please note:



• Premium Economy not available.



• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).



• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.



Accommodation


Accommodation Used:



3-Star Properties (Self-Rated)



  • Tokyo: Hotel Villa-Fontaine Tokyo-Kayabacho or similar
  • Nagano Region: Hotel Route Inn Suwa Inter or similar
  • Kanazawa: Hotel Resol Trinity or similar
  • Kyoto: Comfort Hotel Kyoto Horikawa Gojo or similar
  • Okayama/Fukayama Region: Vessel Inn Fukuyama Eki Kitaguchi or similar
  • Osaka: Hotel Sobial Osaka Dome or similar
  • Aichi Region: Route-Inn Grantia Komaki or similar
  • Yokohama: APA Hotel & Resort Yokohama Bay Tower or similar


Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.



 



Extra Nights



Not available at check-out. 



Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post-tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 4-6 weeks before departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel, please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 



 



Maximum Room Capacity



2 people



 



Child Policy



• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.



• Valid for children 8 years old and over.



Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.



 



Triple Share



Not available



 



Bedding Configuration



Twin or double (subject to availability).



Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability. 



General information


Minimum group size 28, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.



 



Optional Tours/Activities



  • Day 3: Tokyo in-depth tour – 10,000 JPY per person
  • Day 7: Maiko Dinner show - 35,000 JPY per person
  • Day 7: Geisha Dress-up experience - 30,000 JPY per person
  • Day 11: Kyoto by the Sea – 18,000 JPY per person


Please note:



• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable directly to the tour operator in the currency specified.



• Some tours may require minimum numbers to operate.



Exclusions


• Visa fees and requirements 



• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer



• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer



• Recommended gratuities/tipping 



• Optional activities/tours 



• Personal expenses



• Travel insurance



Other important information


 



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER



Tour Guide: 



Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 



 



Tour Leader: 



An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 



Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 



 



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES



Japan has four distinct seasons with a climate ranging from subarctic in the north to subtropical in the south. Conditions are different between the Pacific side and the Sea of Japan side. Northern Japan has warm summers and very cold winters with heavy snow on the Sea of Japan side and in mountainous areas.



Eastern Japan has hot and humid summers and cold winters with very heavy snow on the Sea of Japan side and in mountainous areas. Western Japan has very hot and humid summers (with temperatures sometimes reaching 35°C or above) and moderate cold winters. Okinawa and Amami have a subtropical oceanic climate. These areas have hot and humid summers (with temperatures rarely reaching 35°C or above) and mild winters.



 



FLIGHTS



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:



We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.



 



Passport Validity:



Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.



 



COACH TOUR



Meals:



For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.



 



Luggage:



You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.



 



OTHER



Mobility:



If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.



 



Fitness Level Required:



An easy/low level of fitness will be required. Easy/low is described as Light walking on well-maintained surfaces, occasional climbing of stairs and ability to get on and off vehicles without assistance and stand for a minimum of 30 mins in hot/humid conditions. A general level of fitness and mobility.



Please note: If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 



 



Gratuities / Tipping:



Land



Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $10 AUD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 



Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.



 



Sightseeing:



Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



 



Shopping:



Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 



Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.



Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.



Visas


A tourist visa is not required for Australian or New Zealand citizens visiting Japan for stays of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities.



Important: 



• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.



• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.



 



Please note: 



• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.



Schedule of fees


Voluntary Changes



This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Supplier Fees



In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.