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from $8,990 per person         12 Days

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Our Jewels of Japan itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

What's Included:

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
  • All meals - 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • All transporation in Japan
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees

Highlights

  • Tokyo - Witness the fusion of past and present on a city tour in Japan's capital
  • Mt Fuji - Ascend Japan's iconic and inspirational tallest mountain
  • Himeji - Discover the stunning white facade of the feudal Himeji Castle
  • Kyoto - Explore this quintessential Japanese town known as the 'thousand-year capital'

Prices from $8,990 per person

Tour Plan

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Days 1-2: Fly to Tokyo

Fly overnight to Tokyo, Japan’s capital, for a three-night stay. Tokyo was once known as Edo and was a small fishing town. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to soak up the local culture.

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Day 3: Discover Tokyo

Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you’ll find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore. Today’s city tour starts on the observation deck of the 634-metre Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, before seeking out the tranquillity of the ancient Buddhist Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest. Learn about Tokyo’s historical heritage at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and explore Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Plaza.

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Day 4: Meiji Shrine

Take a relaxed morning wander around the classical landscapes of the Hamarikyu Garden. Continue to the Meiji Shrine, the Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken before passing the famous Shibuya Crossing. The afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish. This evening, take a relaxed dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay.

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Day 5: Fuji Five Lakes

Journey through the foothills of the iconic Mt Fuji to the Fuji Five Lakes. The region is spectacular with the calm waters of the five lakes, formed by past volcanic eruptions. Later, try your hand at making traditional Japanese soba noodles before tucking in to your creations. Continue to Oshino Hakkai, a scenic area of ponds full of crystal clear spring water created by Fuji’s melting snow.

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Day 6: Mt Fuji

Ascend 2,300 metres up to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station (weather permitting) where, with its perfectly conical peak looming overhead, you can take in the breathtaking views over the landscapes below. Returning to the beautiful Five Lakes region, explore Iyashi no Sato Historical Village, a former farming village on the shores of Lake Saiko. Destroyed by a landslide in 1966, the remaining thatched-roofed houses of this old villagehave been transformed into an open-air museum and craft village.

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Day 7: Bullet Train to Kyoto

Transfer to Mishima station for the bullet train to Kyoto. Sit back and relax as you speed across the country. Kyoto was capital for a thousand years; today it is the legacy of ancient Japan, full of tranquil temples, silk clad geisha and sublime gardens. The geisha is both an intriguing and integral part of Japanese history – enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with either a maiko (apprentice geisha) or geisha at a typical teahouse. Continue to Ryoan-ji Temple, a Zen temple. End the day at Kinkaku-ji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion.

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Day 8: Explore Kyoto

Explore one of Kyoto’s delightful temples – Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a 17th-century Buddhist temple. In the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Japanese handicraft experience and enjoy Japanese tea at a restored Japanese wooden townhouse.


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Day 9: Hiroshima & Miyajima

Today travel by bullet train to explore Hiroshima and Miyajima. Hiroshima is vibrant and modern with a forward thinking, sunny outlook. Find a moment to reflect at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Hopping on a ferry, make the short trip to the holy island of Miyajima. Visit the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Japan’s most recognisable, rising majestically out of the waters of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Day 10: Himeji Castle

Travel to Himeji to visit its famous castle. The feudal era fort, one of the most impressive in Japan, towers over the city. Appreciate its turbulent past before strolling around Koko-en, the Edo-style gardens just across the castle moat. Afterwards, you will travel to Osaka for an overnight stay.

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Days 11-12: Fly Osaka to Australia

Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day

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