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HIS TRAVEL was established in Japan in 1980 and opened its Auckland office in 1999. It has since emerged as a boutique agent to the Japanese market in New Zealand. Professionalism, high quality service and flexibility are just a few of our benchmark features. With over 10 years experience in the Japanese inbound and outbound markets, HIS Travel has gained invaluable first hand knowledge that makes HIS Travel the specialists for all your travel to Japan.

TABLE OF CONTENTS ● Company Introduction ................................ p1

● Japan s Crimson Foliage Tour .........................

● Map of Japan ..................................................

● Japan s Haze of Blossoms Tour ....................... p9

p1 ● Air & Hotel Package ...................................... p1 ● Rail & Accommodation Package .............. p2 ● Special Tour Package............................... p3-p4 ● H.I.S. Experience Adventure ...................... p5 ● H.I.S. Experience Workshop ...................... p6 ● Day Tours from Tokyo .................................. p7 ● Day Tours from Other Cities ....................... p8

● RYOKAN Accommodation ......................... p10 ● Hotel List .................................................

p11-p12 p13 ● Powder Paradise Japan ............................. p14 ● MATSURI & HANABI .................................... p14 ● Travel Tips & Voice ...................................... p14 ● Air & Rail Passes ...........................................

● Terms & Conditions .......................... Back Cover

AIR & HOTEL PACKAGE

•4 nights in Tokyo •Fly non-stop to Japan FROM

$2,596 per person

This package offers flexibility and great value, with a stay in Japan of 4 to 35 days (Japan Airlines) or 12 months (Air New Zealand). You can also purchase accommodation, tours and rail passes. Package Price includes: •Return Economy Class airfare from New Zealand to Tokyo. •4 nights accommodation in Tokyo (Twin room share). •2∼3 star hotel (Hotel Listel Shinjuku or similar). *Airfare related taxes and surcharge. *Other accommodation and extensions can be arranged, though it may vary the package price. Please enquire with your travel consultant. Package Price does not include: •Any taxes and charges imposed directly by third parties. Conditions: •Price is correct at time of printing and subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel surcharge amendments and any taxes that may increase or decrease. •All prices are subject to availability. •Seasonal surcharges and conditions apply. •Single supplement applies. •All conditions and prices are subject to change without notice.

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Travel times indicated here are in hours and are for guide purposes only.


Rail & Accommodation Packages

Land content only (special airfare available with the package)

The itineraries and highlights of the tours presented below are examples only. Travel Japan can create your own tour itinerary upon request.

14 Days Tour Sample Course 14 7 days Tour Sample Course days

From $2,506 per person

From $1,328 per person

Includes: 14 day ordinary JR pass

Includes: 7 day ordinary JR pass and

13 nights *accommodation (Twin room share) *2 star class hotel or budget type accommodations

Day1 Osaka-Kyoto (30 min) Osaka Castle-Golden Pavilion-Kyoto Imperial Palace-Kiyomizu Temple

Day2 Kyoto-Nara (45 min) Kasuga Shrine-Asuka Temple-Nara Park

Day3 Nara-Kobe (75 min) Rokkosan Mt.-Akashi Kaikyo Bridge-Himeji Castle

Day4 Kobe-Hiroshima (2 hrs+20 min) Peace Memorial Park-A-Bomb Dome-Miyajima Island-Itsukushima Shine

Day5 Hiroshima-Nagasaki (3 hrs+15 min) Glover Garden-Hollander Slope-Oura Tenshudo-Dejima

Day6 Nagasaki-Kumamoto (2 hrs) Kumamoto Castle-Mt. Aso-Shirakawa Spring Source

Day7 Kumamoto-Kagoshima (90 min)

14 7 days days

6 nights *accommodation (Twin room share) *2 star class hotel or budget type accommodations

Day1 Tokyo-Morioka (2 hrs+20 min) Rikuchu Kaigan-Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple

Day2 Morioka-Sendai (73 min) Sendai Casle-Matsushima-Tanabata Festival (Aug.)

Day3 Sendai-Nikko (2 hrs) Nikko Toshogu Shrine-Nikko Edomura-Lake Chuzenji

Day4 Nikko-Matsumoto (3 hrs+50 min) Matsumoto Castle-Nagano Zenkoji Temple

Day5 Matsumoto-Nagoya (130 min) Tsumago-Magome-Nagoya Castle-Toyota Commemorative Museum

Day6 Nagoya-Kamakura (6 hrs) Great Buddha-Hase Kannon Temple-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Day7 Kamakura-Tokyo (60 min) Tokyo Tower-Asakusa-Akihabara-Imperial Palace

Ibusuki Onsen-Senganen-Sakurajima

Day8 Kagoshima-Hakata (2 hrs+40 min) Yatai Food Stands-Tenjin-Canal City Hakata

Day9 Hakata-Okayama (2 hrs) Okayama Castle-Kurashiki Old Town

Day10 Okayama-Shirahama (3 hrs+30 min) Shirahama Beach and Onsen

Day11 Shirahama-Nagoya (3 hrs+30 min)

Day13 Atami-Odawara (30 min) Hakone-Mt. Fuji-Odawara Castle

Nagoya Castle-Toyota Commemorative Museum

Day12 Nagoya-Atami (2 hrs)

Day14 Odawara-Tokyo (40 min)

Atami Onsen-Izu Peninsula

Tokyo Tower-Asakusa Kannon-Imperial Palace Plaza-Sensoji TempleAkihabara

*Travel durations presented in above are estimations and for your information only.

*All prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

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Special Tour Packages

Grand Tour 14 Days

Land content only (special airfare available with the package)

14 days

(S-JP14)

ONE WAY TRIP Course •Adult $7,512 •Child (6-11 years) $6,692 •Single room extra $1,742

Day9 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

ROUND TRIP Course •Adult $7,828 •Child (6-11 years) $6,990 •Single room extra $1,782 •Meals: 6 lunches •Hotel up-grade available at extra cost

Pick-up service: Meeting service at the Narita Airport is included. Drop-off service: Tour disbands at Narita Airport or Kansai Airport. Guide: English-speaking guide or assistant service is included from the

airport on Day 1 to the hotel in Tokyo on Day 14. (Except during onboard transfer to/from the airport, onboard bullet train and the Day 5 & Day 10)

Baggage:

Your baggage will be transported by land from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 7 (and Kyoto to Tokyo on Day 11 for round trip) with allowance of one piece per person. For the overnight stay in Toba, Takayama and Kanazawa, we recommend you to carry a light overnight bag with you. For extra baggage, 2,200yen per piece.

Day1 Arrive at Tokyo Narita airport to the hotel in Tokyo by airport bus.

Day2 Half Day Sightseeing - Tokyo Transportation: bus Tokyo Tower Observatory-Imperial Palace Plaza-Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade-Tasaki Pearl Gallery-Afternoon free time.

Day3 Tokyo - Kamakura - Tokyo Transportation: local train and walk (good walking shoes needed) Hase Kannon Temple-Great Buddha-Japanese style lunch-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine-Komachi Shopping street-Return to Tokyo station & tour disbands there.

Day4 Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo Transportation: bus Nikko Toshogu Shrine-Japanese style lunch-Lake Chuzenji-Kegon Waterfall-Irohazaka (drive through)-Return to Shinjuku or Ginza & tour disbands there.

Day5 Tokyo

Transportation: bus & walk Nijo Castle-Golden Pavilion-Kyoto Imperial Palace-Lunch-Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha-Nara Park-Kasuga Shrine.

Day10 Kyoto Free at leisure

Day11 Kyoto - Takayama Transportation: bullet train, express train & walk (good walking shoes needed) Kyoto station-Nagoya station-Takayama-Yatai Kaikan Hall-Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum-Kami Sannomachi Street.

Day12 Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa Transportation: bus Morning Market of Takayama-Former Toyama Family ResidenceShirakawago / Gassho-Zukuri-Experience of making Japanese pager in Gokayama.

ONE WAY TRIP Course

ROUND TRIP Course

Day13 Kanazawa - Kyoto

Day13 Kanazawa - Tokyo

Transportation: bus & express train. Kenrokuen Garden-Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln-Higashi-chaya Street and Former Guest House “Shima”-Kanazawa stationKyoto station.

Transportation: bus, express train & bullet train. Kenrokuen Garden-Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln-Higashi-chaya Street and Former Guest House “Shim a”-Kanazawa st a t io n Nagoya station-Tokyo station.

Day14 Kyoto - Kansai Airport Transportation: seat sharing van Free at leisure until departure.

Day14 Kanazawa - Tokyo Transportation: airport bus Free at leisure until departure.

2009 Departures

Free at leisure.

Day6 Tokyo - Mt Fuji & Hakone Transportation: bus, ropeway, boat & walk Fuji Visitor Centre-Mt.Fuji 5th Station –Japanese style lunch-TogendaiHakone Ropeway-Owakudani Valley-Lake Ashi Cruise.

Day7 Hakone - Nagoya - Toba Transportation: bus, bullet train & local train Odawara station-Nagoya station-lunch-Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology-Nagoya Castle.

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Day8 Toba - Ise - Kyoto Transportation: bus & local train Ise Jingu Shrine-OkageYokocho-Japanese style lunch-*Ama (Woman Diver) Huts-Mikimoto Pearl Island-Toba station-Kyoto station *Jul.15Aug.31-Toba sea folk museum instead

*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

April 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20 May 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28 July 2, 5, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 August 2, 16, 20, 23 September 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 October 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19 25 November 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22

No departures in December We have various tour packages available, please contact us for more details.

*Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.


Special Tour Packages Historical Japan 9 Days

Land content only (special airfare available with the package)

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(S-JP9A)

ONE WAY TRIP Course •Adult $4,756

8

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(S-JP8)

ONE WAY TRIP Course

•Child (6-11 years) $4,180

•Single room extra $1,034

ROUND TRIP Course •Adult $5,072

Japan’s Highlights 8 Days •Adult $3,910

•Child (6-11 years) $3,644

•Single room extra $932

ROUND TRIP Course

•Child (6-11 years) $4,416

•Single room extra $1,076

•Adult $4,228

•Child (6-11 years) $3,878

•Single room extra $974

•Meals: 5 lunches

•Meals: 4 lunches & 1 Dinner

Pick-up service: Meeting service at the Narita Airport is included. Drop-off service: Tour disbands at Narita Airport or Kansai Airport. Guide: English-speaking guide or assistant service is included from Day 1 to Day 9.

Pick-up service: Meeting service at the Narita Airport is included. Drop-off service: Tour disbands at Narita Airport or Kansai Airport. Guide: English-speaking guide or assistant service is included from Day 1 to Day 8.

Baggage:

Baggage:

(except during onboard transfer and“One Way Trip”on Day 8.

Your baggage will be transported by land from Tokyo to Kyoto on Day 4 (and Kyoto to Tokyo on Day 8 for Round trip) with allowance of one piece per person. For the overnight stay in Hakone, we recommend you to carry a light overnight bag.

Day1 Arrive at Tokyo Day2 Full Day Sightseeing - Tokyo Transportation: bus & boat Meiji Shinto Shrine-Imperial Palace East Garden-Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade-Lunch-Tokyo Bay Cruise “Symphony”-Odaiba / Aqua City Odaiba-Rainbow bridge (drive by)

Day3 Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo

Day4 Tokyo - Mt. Fuji & Hakone Transportation: bus, ropeway, boat & walk Fuji visitor Centre-Mt.Fuji 5th station –Japanese style lunch-TogendaiHakone Ropeway-Owakudani Valley-Lake Ashi Cruise

Day5 Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto Transportation: bus, bullet train & walk Odawara station-Kyoto station-Lunch-Todaiji Temple with Great Budda-Nara Park-Kasuga Shrine

Day6 Full Day Sightseeing - Kyoto Transportation: bus & walk Nijo Castle-Golden Pavilion-Kyoto Imperial Palace-Lunch-Heian ShrineSanjusangendo-Kiyomizu temple

Day7 Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto Transportation: bus, bullet train & boat Kyoto station-Hiroshima station-Miyajima Island / Itsukushima ShrinePeace Memorial Park/A-Bomb Dome-Kyoto

Free at leisure.

Day9 Kyoto - Kansai Airport Transportation: seat sharing van Free at leisure until departure.

Narita airport to the hotel in Tokyo by airport bus.

Day2 Half Day Sightseeing - Tokyo Transportation: bus Tokyo Tower Observatory-Imperial Palace Plaza-Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade-Tasaki Pearl Gallery-Afternoon free time.

Day3 Tokyo - Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Transportation: bus Nikko Toshogu Shrine-Japanese style lunch-Lake Chuzenji-Kegon Waterfall-Irohazaka (drive through)-Return to Shinjuku or Ginza & tour disbands there.

Day8 Kyoto

Your baggage will be transported by land from Hakone to Kyoto on Day 4 (and Kyoto to Tokyo on Day 7 for Round trip) with allowance of one piece per person. For the overnight stay in Inuyama, we recommend you to carry a light overnight bag.

Day1 Arrive at Tokyo

Narita airport to the hotel in Tokyo by airport bus.

ONE WAY TRIP Course

(except during onboard transfer and“One Way Trip”on Day 7.

ROUND TRIP Course

Day8 Kyoto - Tokyo Transportation: bus & bullet train Free at leisure until departure.

Day9 Tokyo - Narita Airport Transportation: airport bus Free at leisure until departure.

2009 Departures

Transportation: bus, ropeway, boat & walk Fuji visitor Centre-Mt.Fuji 5th station –Japanese style lunch-TogendaiHakone Ropeway-Owakudani Valley-Lake Ashi Cruise.

Day4 Hakone - Inuyama Transportation: bus, bullet train, local train & walk Odawara station-Nagoya station-Inuyama station-Lunch-Inuyama Castle-Kimono Experience *Cormorant Night Fishing Show *May 11-October 15 only

Day5 Inuyama - Nagoya - Kyoto Transportation: bus, bullet train, local train & boat Nihon Rhine Boat Cruise-Lunch-Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology-Nagoya Castle.

Day6 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto Transportation: bus & walk Nijo Castle-Golden Pavilion-Kyoto Imperial Palace-Lunch-Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha-Nara Park-Kasuga Shrine

ONE WAY TRIP Course

Day7 Kyoto Free at leisure.

Day8 Kyoto - Kansai Airport Transportation: seat sharing van Free at leisure until departure.

ROUND TRIP Course

Day7 Kyoto - Tokyo Transportation: bus & bullet train Free at leisure until departure.

Day8 Tokyo - Narita Airport Transportation: airport bus Free at leisure until departure.

2009 Departures April 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 / May 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 / July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 / September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 / November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19

May 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 June 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20- 24, 27, 28, 30 July 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 August 1, 2, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30 September 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 25-30 October 2-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31 November 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29 December 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20

*Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.

*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

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H.I.S. Experience Adventure

Land content only

Kumano Kodo Trekking Mt. Fuji Climbing & Sun Rise 熊野古道を往く

富士山登頂

World Heritage, Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes

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People from all levels of society have been making the arduous pilgrimage to Kumano for a long time. The routes that they use are called the KUMANO KODO. Walking the ancient Kumano Kodo is a fantastic way to experience the unique cultural landscape of Kumano’ s spiritual countryside.

•Adult & Child $1,326 ($1,364-August 9-16) Departure Date: Daily until September 30, 2009 Minimum: 2 people Guide: Not included except Trekking assistant (English speaking) Included: 3 nights accommodation / 3 dinner, 1 lunch, 3 breakfast

Local bus fare and Heian Kimono experience (*Rail ticket is not included)

Day1

JR Kii Tanabe station-Take a local bus to Yunomine Onsen-stay at Yoshinoya Ryokan-enjoy an Open Air Spa.

Day2

Yunomine Onsen to Hosshinmon Ohji (Kumano Kodo) by local bus with guide (about 30 min.)-Kumano Kodo Trekking for about 3 hours. After trekking, move to Katsuura via Shingu city by local bus. (about 100 min.) –stay at Wakatake Ryokan.

Day3

Maguro (Tuna) market from 7am (selected days only)-13:00pm move to Daimonzaka by local bus-13:30pm Heian Kimono experience (about 30 min.)-Kumano Kodo trekking (about 3 hours)-stay at Seigantoji (temple) for Shukubo experience.

Day4

Seigantoji to JR Katsuura station by local bus (about 30 min.)

Climb Japan’s most extraordinary mountain

2

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An experienced mountaineer will take you to the summit of Japan’ s highest (3,776m) and most famous mountain, Mt. Fuji. Walk to a mountain lodge where you can rest and enjoy a warming curry for dinner. From midnight, walk to the summit of Mt. Fuji. Whilst eating your traditional Japanese bento box, enjoy the breathtaking view of the sun rising over Japan! After, relax in a onsen to rest any weary legs.

•Adult & Child $480 July 20, 27, Aug.3, 7, 16, 21 •Adult & Child $520 July 04, 11, Aug. 29 Departure Date: July 04, 11, 20, 27, August 3, 7, 16, 21, 29 Minimum: 14 people Meeting place: Shinjuku Station Guide: English speaking mountaineer Included: Bus transportation (Shinjuku-halfway point Mt.Fuji-Onsen-Shinjuku) / 1 night mountain hut accommodation / Onsen fee and all taxes

Day1

7:45am meet at Shinjuku station-8:00am bus departs-12:00noon arrive at halfway point on Mt.Fuji, lunch time (bring your own lunch)13:00pm start walk-16:00pm arrive at the mountain hut and relax there before dinner-rest and sleep

Day2

12:00midnight start walk for the summit-4:00am reach the summit, breakfast (bento box)-6:00am star descent -10:00am bus departs from halfway point on Mt. Fuji-11:30am lunch time (buy your own lunch), relax at the onsen-14:00pm bus departs from the onsen18:00pm arrive at Shinjuku station.

Mt. KOYA (Koyasan) Temple Lodging

高野山の宿坊

Buddhist Training at a temple lodging (SHUKUBO)

2

days

Stay in a World Cultural Heritage site, Mt Koya (Koyasan). Koyasan is home to over 100 Buddhist temples. The area has a number of Shukubo where visitors can experience the vegetarian cuisine of the monks and take part in the AJIKAN, zen-like Buddhist practices. Kumano Kodo Trekking

Mt. KOYA (Koyasan) Temple Lodging

•Adult $302 •Child $244 (4-11 years) Departure Date: Daily until September 30, 2009 Minimum: 2 people Transportation & Guide: None Included: 1 night temple lodge accommodation Meditation lecture and taxes

/ 1 dinner & 1 breakfast /

Day1

16:00pm check in-18:00pm dinner-19:00pm 〜 20:00pm AJIKAN (Zen meditation)-21:00pm bed time.

Day2

6:30am morning rituals-7:30am breakfast-10:00am check out.

Mt. Fuji Climbing & Sun Rise

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*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

*Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.


H.I.S. Experience Workshops

Wear a KIMONO •Women $384 •Men $326

Why not stroll through the streets of historical Asakusa dressed in Kimono? Kimonos for men are also available, allowing couples to participate together. Date: Time:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday (except May 18) 9:15-11:30

Samurai Sword Action

Land content only Hands on the unforgettable Japanese experience

Taiko Drumming & Asakusa Walk •Adult $190 •Child $172

Discover the enjoyment of TAIKO, Japanese drums. After your own chance to play Taiko, enjoy a short tour around Asakusa’s temples and shrines and find out more about traditional Japanese culture. Date: Time:

Thursday (except July 30, Aug 6) 13:30-16:30

•Adult & Child $234

Don’t miss this great opportunity to receive a lesson of Samurai sword moves from the team of “KILL BILL 1”. People who are intrigued with sword fighting performances, or want to be an actor are all welcome. Date: Time:

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony •Adult & Child $388

Participate in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in a small group setting. Enjoy green tea and traditional Japanese food, as well as the tea room’s ambience.

Sunday, Tuesday Sun 13:00-15:30 Tue 10:00-12:30

Make your own SUSHI

Date: Time:

•Adult $344 •Child $304

Learn how to make sushi from a sushi chef in a cozy restaurant. You will master making nigiri sushi and maki sushi.

Date: Time:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 18:00-21:00

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Monday, Wednesday 16:00-18:00

Let’s learn Japanese Dance •Adult $250 •Child $232

Discover Japanese culture through Nihonbuyo (Japanese classical dance). This program is the best for a real Japanese culture experience. Date: Time:

Sunday 13:00-16:30

Various experience workshops are also available, please contact us for more details.

*Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.

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Everyday Japanese Cooking Pop Culture Experience in Akihabara Japanese Traditional Cooking Who Wants to be a Samurai Shamisen

*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

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Kimono Painting Handmade Japanese Paper Art The World of Japanese Calligraphy Ninja

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Day Tours - Tokyo Departure

Land content only

From Tokyo

Tokyo Morning

Nikko & Kegon Waterfall ~World Heritage Site~

(S-A010)

•Adult $104 •Child (6-11 years) $62

Tour includes: Tokyo Tower Observatory, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Tasaki Pearl Gallery. Date:

(S-F300)

•Adult $288v •Child (6-11 years) $144

Tour includes: Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Japanese style lunch, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall, Irohazaka (drive through). Date: Daily (Until Dec. 31), except May 2-5, 18, Jul.18, Aug.13-16, Sep.19-22, Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, Nov. 1, 7)

Daily (Until Dec. 26) (S-F600)

Dynamic Tokyo

Ghibli Museum Afternoon (S-A100)

•Adult $246 •Child (6-11 years) $164

Date:

(S-F550)

•Adult $200 •Child (6-11 years) $200

Tour includes: Sumo Museum & Ryogoku-Kokugikan, Sumo Matches Tokyo Tournament. Date: (S-F880)

•Adult $268 •Child (6-11 years) $134

May 10-24, Sep. 13-27 (S-F900)

Kamakura Walking Tour •Adult $206 •Child (6-11 years) $103

Tour includes: Fuji Visitor Centre, Mt Fuji 5th station, Japanese style lunch, Cruise on Lake Ashi, Mt. Komagatake Aerial Cableway.

Tour includes: Hase Kannon Temple, Great Buddha, Japanese style lunch, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Shopping street

Date: Daily (Until Dec. 29), except Apr.29May 6, Jul.18-19, Aug.1, 2, 8, 9, 13-16, 22, 23, 29, 30, Sep.5, 12, 19-22, Oct.3, 10, 11, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 21)

Date: Daily (Until Nov. 30), Mon., Wed., Fri. in December

Nikko World Heritage & Edo Mura ~Time slip for Edo Period~

Mon. Wed. Fri. (Until Dec 25), except Ghibili Museum close dates

Sumo Match Tour

Daily (Until Dec. 26)

Mt. Fuji & Hakone

•Adult $124 •Child (6-11 years) $114

Tour includes: Local train fare, Ghible Museum.

Tour includes: Tokyo Tower Observatory, Tea ceremony at Happoen Garden, Lunch, Imperial Palace Plaza, Sumida River Cruise, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Date:

~Hayao Miyazaki’s Animation World~

(S-F310)

Various Day Tours are also available, please contact us for further details.

•Adult $288 •Child (6-11 years) $226

Tour includes: Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Fujiya Kanko Centre, Edo Wonderland Nikko Edo Mura. Date: Daily (Until Nov. 30), except May 2-5, 18, Jul.18, Aug.13-16, Sep.19-22, Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, Nov. 1, 7)

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*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

*Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.


Day Tours - Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima Departure

From Kyoto

Nara Afternoon

From Osaka (S-N310)

•Adult $136 •Child (6-11 years) $116

Kyoto 1 Day Tour

(S-P900)

•Adult $296 •Child (6-11 years) $254

Tour includes: Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha, Nara park, Kasuga Shrine. Date:

Land content only

Tour includes: Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Lunch, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple. Date:

Daily (Until Dec. 29)

Daily (Until Dec. 29)

(S-N110)

(P740)

Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Tour Osaka 1 Day Walking Tour •Adult $258 •Child (6-11 years) $210

•Adult $274 •Child (6-11 years) $252

Tour includes: Nijo Castle, Golden pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Lunch, Todaiji Temple, Nara park, Kasuga Shrine. Date:

Tour includes: Aerial Garden Observatory, Lunch, Osaka Castle, River Cruise by Aqua Liner. Date:

Daily (Until Dec. 29)

Tue., Thur., Sat., Sun. (Until Dec. 26)

(H-P26)

Kyoto Cycling Machiya Tour

From Nagoya

•Adult & Child (6-11 years) $240

Tour includes: Cycle Rental, Miyagawacho (Geisha’s place), Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, Lunch, Syosuikaku (Kimono House), Yuzen-printed kimono experience. Date:

Daily (Until Sep. 30)

Nagoya 1 Day Tour

(S-NG100)

•Adult $246 •Child (6-11 years) $226 (S-N240)

Sagano-Arashiyama Walking Tour

Tour includes: Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya TV Tower, Lunch, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology, Nagoya Castle. Date:

Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun (Until Dec. 24)

•Adult $176 •Child (6-11 years) $148

Tour includes: Walk through Sagano Bamboo Grove, Jojakkoji Temple, Tenryuji Temple, Togetsukyo Bridge. Date:

Wed. & Sat. (Until Nov. 28)

Ise Shinto Shrine & Pearl Divers •Adult $406 •Child (6-11 years) $318

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 Day Tour ~World Heritage Site~

(S-NG400)

Tour includes: Ise Jingu, Okage Yokocho, Japanese style lunch, Ama (Women diver) hut, Mikimoto Pearl Island. Date:

May-Aug. & Nov. Thu., Sun., Sep.-Oct. Mon., Thu., Fri., Sun

(S-S1)

•Adult $952 •Child (6-11 years) $788

Tour includes: Return Shinkansen, Miyajima island and Itsukushima Shrine, Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome. Date:

May-Sep. Nov.-Dec. Mon., Tue., Fri., Sat. except May 1-6, Aug. 10-15, Dec. 27-31, Oct. Daily except Wed.

Kyoto Maiko Night •Adult & Child (6-11 years) $216

Tour includes: Traditional Japanese MAIKO dance (30min.), Japanese style Dinner at Hatoya Zuihoukaku. Date:

Wed. & Fri. (Until Nov. 06), except Jul. 15, 17, Aug.12, 14

*Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.

From Hiroshima

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 Day Tour ~World Heritage Site~

(S-N400)

(S-S0)

•Adult $300 •Child (6-11 years) $258

Tour includes: Miyajima island and Itsukushima Shrine, Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome. Date:

May-Sep. Nov.-Dec. Mon., Tue., Fri., Sat. except Dec. 27-31, Oct. Daily except Wed.

*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

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Exclusive to Travel Japan

Land content only (special airfare available with the package)

秋の色 Japan’s Crimson Foliage Tour 春の色 Japan’s Haze of Blossoms Tour One Departure only: 22 November 2009

12 Days from $5,870

Single room extra $1,206

Single room extra $1,206

22 Nov Narita Airport-Tokyo 23 Nov Tokyo

B

27 Mar Narita Airport-Tokyo 28 Mar Tokyo

D

Morning tour in Tokyo-calligraphy and tea ceremony lesson-welcome dinner (traditional Japanese tavern style)

24 Nov Tokyo-Saitama-Tokyo

B

L

Morning tour in Tokyo-traditional Japanese farm visit in Saitamacountry style lunch-Kabuki show

25 Nov Tokyo-Mt Fuji-Hakone

B

L

D

26 Nov Hakone-Takayama

Full day walking tour through Takayama-famous Hida beef dinner (Wagyu)

28 Nov Takayama-Kanazawa

L

B

B

B

L

D

B

Travel to Takayama by train-free time in Takayama-over night at Ryokan for authentic Japanese experience B

D

Full day walking tour through Takayama-famous Hida beef dinner (Wagyu) B

03 Apr Kanazawa-Kyoto

B

Full day walking tour in Kanazawa including visit to sake brewery B

L

Full day tour in Kyoto including Miyako Odori**(Traditional dance performance in Gion)-night cherry blossom viewing with illumination

D

Morning tour in Kyoto-shopping tour or one of the cultural programs*(tea ceremony, flower arrangement, cooking class, kimono wearing)-farewell dinner at Kyoto-style Kaiseki restaurant with short Maiko performance

02 Dec Kyoto-Tokyo

31 Mar Hakone-Takayama

04 Apr Kyoto

D

Full day tour in Kyoto-paper craft making experience

01 Dec Kyoto

L

Morning tour in Kanazawa including Kenrokuen-Traditional Japanese sweets making class

Full day walking tour in Kanazawa including Kenrokuen and sake brewery B

B

02 Apr Takayama-Kanazawa

B

Open air museum for thatched roof houses–proceed to Kanazawa

30 Nov Kyoto

29 Mar Tokyo

Morning tour in Tokyo-calligraphy and tea ceremony lesson-Ueno Park for OHANAMI

01 Apr Takayama

D

29 Nov Kanazawa-Kyoto

D

Full day tour of Mt Fuji and Hakone-relax at Onsen hotel

B

Travel to Takayama by train-free time in Takayama-over night at Ryokan for authentic Japanese experience B

B

Morning tour in Tokyo- traditional Japanese farm visit in Saitamacountry style lunch-OHANAMI (cherry blossom viewing party)-walk through kilometers of cherry blossom -welcome dinner (traditional Japanese tavern style)

30 Mar Tokyo-Mt Fuji-Hakone

Full day tour of Mt Fuji and Hakone-relax at Onsen hotel

27 Nov Takayama

One Departure only: 27 March 2010

12 Days from $5,824

B

05 Apr Kyoto

B

D

Shopping at Kiyomizu Temple-one of the cultural programs *(tea ceremony, flower arrangement, cooking class, kimono wearing)-farewell dinner at Kyoto-style Kaiseki restaurant with short Maiko performance

06 Apr Kyoto-Tokyo

Proceed to Tokyo-free time

B

Proceed to Tokyo-free time

03 Dec Tokyo-Narita Airport

07 Apr Tokyo-Narita Airport *Additional cost for cultural programs. **Miyako Odori may change the date to 5th of April.

Group size: Min 10, Max 20

Guide: English-speaking guide throughout tour

● All travelers must arrive with a 7-day Japan Rail (JR) pass. Please arrange this through your travel agent. ● Itinerary may change due to weather conditions and tourist sights closure dates. ● Some touring will be conducted on foot. All travelers must have a basic fitness level. ● Due to climate conditions, autumn foliage or cherry blossom view cannot be guaranteed. B

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: Breakfast

L

: Lunch

D

: Dinner

Pick up & Drop off service: Narita Airport *Tour details may change, please enquire at time of booking.


Ryokan-Traditional Accommodation 和室 Washitsu

料理

Cuisine

温泉

Onsen

Experience the elements of Japanese culture and customs: living in a room with Tatami (straw mat) flooring and changing into a Yukata robe. After taking an onsen spa bath, sleep on a futon placed directly on the Tatami floor. You will experience the culture and comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.

Onsen Ryokan Selection Ohtsuki Wafuukan

Hodakaso Yamanoiori

Yoshinoya

New Matsumi

熱海

高山

湯の峰

別府

● Minimum 2 people in Washitsu ● Dinner & Breakfast ● 50 min. from Tokyo station to Atami station by Shinkansen 12 min. walk from Atami station

● Minimum 2 people in Washitsu ● Dinner & Breakfast ● 145 min. from Nagoya station to Takayama station by JR limited express 8 min. walk from Takayama station

● Minimum 2 people in Washitsu ● Dinner & Breakfast ● 4 hours from Shin-Osaka station to Shingu station by JR limited express 60 min. from Shingu to Yunomine by bus

● Minimum 2 people in Washitsu ● Dinner & Breakfast ● 20 min. from Hakata station to Kokura station by Shinkansen 80 min. from Kokura station to Beppu station by JR limited express 10 min. walk from Beppu station

$432 〜 ~per person

$230 〜 ~per person

$228 〜 ~per person

$288 〜 ~per person

Atami, Shizuoka

Takayama, Gifu

“Minshuku” are private family-run Japanese style Bed and Breakfasts. They offer less expensive but authentic traditional accommodation in Japan. Staying in a Minshuku is a great opportunity to experience Japanese hospitality by a local family.

Ryokan BIYUNOYADO

湯田中

Yudanaka, Nagano

$228 〜 ~per person ● Minimum 2 people in Washitsu ● Breakfast (Dinner can be required) ● 10 min. from Kyoto station by taxi

京都

$103 〜 ~per person

Kyoto

Travel Japan can also arrange other Ryokan and Minshuku accommodation throughout Japan. *All pricing is based on lead-in price.

Beppu, Ooita

Onsen & Snow Monkey Park

Minshuku HANAKIYA

Yunomine, Wakayama

*Prices may differ due to seasonality.

● Minimum 2 people in Washitsu ● Dinner & Breakfast ● 100 min. from Tokyo station to Nagano station by Shinkansen 45 min. from Nagano station to Yudanaka station by Nagano Dentetsu line 5 min. from Yudanaka station by free shuttle (reservation needed) *A courtesy shuttle bus is also available to see the lively Snow Monkeys

*All prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

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Hotel List - Tokyo Asakusa Vista Hotel

$168

Hotel Listel Shinjuku

Asakusa Tokyo

Shinjuku Tokyo

Shinagawa Tokyo

★★

★★★

• 1 min walk from Subway Tawaramachi Staition • Facilities Coin Laundry Restaurant

• 10mins walk from Shinjuku Station • Facilities Multi-lingual Staff French Restaurant Bar/Lounge Room service

East Tower ★ ★ ★ North Tower ★ ★ ★ Main Tower ★ ★ ★

$288

$155

Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa

$385

$394

$342

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$597

$251

Shiba Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo

Shiba Tokyo

Shinbashi Tokyo

★★★★

★★★

★★★★

• 2 mins walk from JR Shinagawa Station • Facilities Business Centre Swimming Pool Nail / Hair Salon Japanese Teahouse Souvenir Shop

• 8 mins walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station • Facilities Multi-lingual Staff French Restaurant Bar/Lounge Room service

• 7 mins walk from JR Shimbashi Station • Facilities 24 hr Room Service Business Centre Concierge Service European Gift Shops

$458

$326

$364

$437

Shinjuku Washington Hotel

$378

$433

Keio Plaza Hotel-ST Room

Ikebukuro Tokyo

Shinjuku Tokyo

Shinjuku Tokyo

★★★

★★★

★★★★

• 8 mins walk from Ikebukuro station • Facilities Underground Parking Convenience Store Concierge Service

• 8 mins walk from Shinjuku station • Facilities Child Care Bar/Lounge Hair Salon Laundry Service Swimming Pool

• 5 mins walk from West Exit of JR Shinjuku Station • Facilities Fitness Room Relaxation Clinic Souvenir Shops Business Centre

$478

Royal Park Hotel

$546

• 2 mins walk from JR Shinagawa Station • East Tower: $223 • North Tower: $260 $310 • Main Tower: $337 $378

Shinagawa Tokyo

Sunshine City Prince Hotel

$223

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

$237

$330

$399

Hotel Grand Palace

$419

$526

Mitsui Garden Hotel Premier

Nihonbashi Tokyo

Kudanshita Tokyo

Ginza Tokyo

★★★★

★★★

★★★

• 1 min walk from Tokyo City Air Terminal • Facilities Shopping Arcade Work Centre Banquet Hall Superb Restaurants Gym, Spa, Jacuzzi

• 2 mins walk from Kudanshita Subway StationRud dunt

• 5 mins walk from JR Shinbashi Station, Ginza exit

• Facilities Cocktail Lounge Banquet Hall Wedding Chapel Beauty Salon

• Facilities 24 hr Front Desk Business Centre Currency Exchange Internet Access Massage

$697

$371

$396

$485

$355

$519


Hotel List - Other cities Mercure Hotel Narita

$178

Narita Chiba

Mihama Chiba

Shimogyoku Kyoto

★★★

★★★

• 20 mins by free shuttle from Narita Airport • Facilities Bar Fitness Center 24hr-Room Service

• 15 mins by free shuttle from Tokyo Disneyland • 17 mins from Tokyo Station by JR

• 10 mins by taxi from Kyoto Station • Facilities Restaurants Starbucks Coffee Shop Hair Salon Kyoto Special Souvenir Store

$240

• Facilities Disney Souvenir Shop Massage Homemade Cake Shop Restaurants

$342

$444

$172

Nagoya Sakae Tokyu Inn

$262

Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima

Yodogawaku Osaka

Nakaku Nagoya

Nakaku Hiroshima

★★

★★★

★★★

• 3 mins walk from JR Shin Osaka Station • Facilities Restaurants Flower Shop Bridal Salon Japanese Style Rooms

• 8 mins by taxi from JR Nagoya Station • Facilities Restaurants Travel Agent Beauty Salon Starbucks Coffee Shop

• 7 mins by taxi from JR Hiroshima Station • Facilities Restaurants Wine Bar

$274

$204

$336

$136

$202

KYOTO

Suburb

Class

Hakataku Fukuoka

Kyoto Tower Annex

Shimogyo-ku

★ ★

$174

$282

$372

★★★

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Station

★ ★ ★

$188

$310

$414

Kyoto Dai-ni Tower Hotel

Kyoto Station

★ ★ ★

$190

$295

n/a

Hotel New Hankyu

Shionokoji-dori

★ ★ ★

$248

$342

$538

Osaka Tokyu Inn

Kita-ku

★ ★

$202

$336

n/a

Hotel New Hankyu

Kita-ku

★ ★ ★

$220

$350

$490

Hotel Granvia

Umeda

★ ★ ★ ★

$270

$376

$522

Hotel New Hiroden

Hiroshima Station

★ ★ ★

$172

$286

$388

Hotel Granvia

Hiroshima Station

★ ★ ★ ★

$248

$396

$534

Rihga Royal Hotel

Motomachi

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

$292

$486

$566

Chuo-ku

★ ★ ★ ★

$200

$360

$434

Marroad International Hotel

Narita

★ ★ ★

$142

$236

n/a

Holiday Inn Tobu

Narita

★ ★ ★

$204

$274

$376

Washington Hotel

Kansai Airport

★ ★

$164

$282

$356

Ramada Hotel

Kansai Airport

★ ★ ★

$176

$260

$388

Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel

• 10mins walk from JR Hakata Station • Facilities Restaurants Laundry In Room Theater

3 mins walk from JR Kyoto Station

1 min walk from JR Kyoto Station

5 min walk from JR Kyoto Station

3 mins walk from JR Kyoto Station

OSAKA 10 min walk from JR Osaka Station

2 mins walk from JR Subway Osaka Station

$178

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

★★★

New Osaka Hotel

$138

Oriental Hotel Tokyo Bay

$398

Direct access from JR Osaka Station

HIROSHIMA 3 mins walk from JR Hiroshima Station

<Page 11&12> *All pricing is based on lead-in price. *All costs are per room per night. *Prices may differ due to seasonality. *Price may differ due to weekends & public holidays and before weekends & public holidays. *Prices may differ due to currency fl uctuations. *Prices valid from Apr 09-Dec 09.

Direct access from JR Hiroshima Station

15 mins by taxi from JR Hiroshima Station

SAPPORO Keio Plaza Hotel

5 mins walk from JR Sapporo Station

NARITA AIRPORT 10 mins by shuttle bus from Narita Airport

5 mins by shuttle bus from Narita Airport

KANSAI AIRPORT Travel Japan can also arrange other hotels throughout Japan.

10 mins by shuttle bus from Kansai Airport

15 mins by shuttle bus from Kansai Airport

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Air and Rail Passes Air Pass

Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched new Japan Air Passes, offering foreign visitors domestic flights at largely discounted prices. These passes are for foreign visitors only and not available to residents of Japan. The tickets have to be booked and issued outside of Japan. Note that there are some blackout periods during peak seasons.

JR East Pass is a new pass offered to all temporary visitors entering Japan for 90 days or less. It covers all JR-service within the JR-East Area, including popular stations, such as Tokyo, Nagano, Niigata, Sendai, Morioka, Misawa, Akita, etc. Consecutive5-day or Flexible 4-day within 1 month Adult Youth Child

Type

Ordinary Green

<1st class>

JAL Welcome To Japan Fare

Consecutive10-day Adult

Youth

Child

¥20,000 ¥16,000 ¥10,000 ¥32,000 ¥25,000 ¥16,000 ¥28,000

¥14,000 ¥44,800

¥22,400

Youth price for age 12 to 25 / Child price for age 6 to 11

If you have a return air ticket to Japan with any airline, you are eligible to purchase between two and five domestic flights operated by the JAL Group.

JR West Pass JAL One World Yokoso Visit Japan Fare 10,000 Yen per domestic flight This is basically the same as the `JAL Welcome To Japan Fare’(see above), except for the lower price. Now that JAL is a part of One World, this pass is available to passengers who hold a return air ticket to Japan with One World Group Airlines such as Japan Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Cathay Pacific.

One World Yokoso Japan Visit Japan Fare

Welcome to Japan Air Pass

1 Sectors

¥10,000

N/A

2 Sectors

¥20,000

¥26,000

3 Sectors

¥30,000

¥39,000

4 Sectors

¥40,000

¥52,000

5 Sectors

¥50,000

¥65,000

Pass is an interesting twist in service provided for temporary visitors (90 days or less) to Japan. There are two distinct types of rail passes available for travel within the JR-West Area: Sanyo Area Rail Pass and Kansai Area Rail Pass.

Kansai Area Pass Between Kyoto and Himeji Type

1-day

Consecutive Consecutive Consecutive 2-day 3-day 4-day

Adult

¥2,000

¥4,000

¥5,000

¥6,000

Child

¥1,000

¥2,000

¥2,000

¥3,000

Ordinary Child price for age 6 to 11

Sanyo Area Pass Between Shin-Osaka and Hakata (The pass does not cover between Shin-Osaka and Kyoto.)

Consecutive 4-day

Consecutive 8-day

Adult

¥20,000

¥30,000

Child

¥10,000

¥15,000

Type

Ordinary

*Above rates do not include taxes.

Child price for age 6 to 11

Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is a highly cost effective rail pass for foreign visitors to Japan, providing unlimited travel on the nationwide network of Japan Railways (JR). There are various nationwide and regional rail passes in Japan as shown below.

JR Pass (All over Japan) offers opportunities for extensive and inexpensive rail travel throughout Japan. It covers virtually all the JR trains: `Shinkansen’ bullet trains (except `Nozomi’), limited expresses, local services, plus certain buses, airport shuttle services and a ferry.

JR Kyushu Pass is the latest JR regional company pass being offered to travellers in Japan. It covers all of Kyushu’s limited express and local rail lines and allows visitors to see Kyushu for the most economical price. Consecutive 3-day

Consecutive 5-day

Adult

¥13,000

¥16,000

Child

¥6,500

¥8,000

Type

Ordinary Child price for age 6 to 11

The Japan Rail Pass is available to: 1 Tourists visiting Japan from abroad under `temporary visitor’entry status. 2 Japanese nationals living in a foreign country, a) as a permanent resident of that

country, or b) who are married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.

Type

Green

Ordinary

Duration

Adult

Child

Adult

Child

7-day

¥37,800

¥18,900

¥28,300

¥14,150

14-day

¥61,200

¥30,600

¥45,100

¥22,550

21-day

¥79,600

¥39,800

¥57,700

¥28,850

Child price for age 6 to 11

JR Hokkaido Pass

is a new pass offered to all temporary visitors entering Japan for 90 days or less. It covers all JR-service within the JR-Hokkaido Area including Sapporo, ShinChitose Airport, Hakodate etc.

Type

Consecutive3-day

Consecutive 5-day or Flexible 4-day within consecutive 10 days

Adult

Child

Adult

Child

Ordinary

¥15,000

¥7,500

¥19,500

¥9,750

Green <1st class>

¥21,500

¥10,750

¥27,000

¥13,500

Child price for age 6 to 11

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*The above prices are correct at time of printing.

*The above prices may change without notice.


Powder Paradise Japan

Ski & Ride in the world renowned ski resorts! Please contact your travel consultant for the details of ski package tours, air, rail and accommodation arrangements. Niseko Nozawa Onsen Shigakogen Myoko Kogen Hakuba

祭り

MATSURI

Travel Japan client’s voice

Enjoy Japan’s traditional festivals throughout the year!

花火

HANABI

Experience amazing Japan’s fireworks!

Hi. I had the trip of a lifetime! What a fantastic experience Japan is. I absolutely enjoyed every moment. It was exciting and stimulating. I feel like I got to see a lot of Japan in a short time. The food was so wonderful I miss it! Takayama and Shirakawa-go were the highlights. But I also loved Tokyo and Kyoto so it was all fantastic. ~ Deb from Wellington ~ Travel Tips Flights International gateway into Japan is Tokyo, Osaka with Japan Airlines and Air New Zealand.

Climate Japan experiences four distinct seasons. Spring is March to May, Summer is June to August, Autumn is September to November and Winter is December to February. Average temperature range in ° C

Tokyo Osaka Nagoya Kyoto Fukuoka

Jan 1-10 0-9 1-9 3-9 1-10

Apr 10-18 9-19 8-19 9-20 8-19

Jun 22-29 18-27 17-27 23-31 18-26

Oct 14-21 13-23 12-23 13-22 12-23

PLEASE NOTE : This information is intended as a guide only.

Time Difference Japan is 3 hours behind New Zealand Time, except during Daylight Saving time when there is a 4-hour difference.

Passport & Visas requirements

Currency

A valid passport is required for entry into Japan, and a visa is not required for New Zealand passport holders for stay up to 90 days. Non-New Zealand passport holders should check their visa requirements with the Japanese Consulate-General or their travel consultant. IMPORTANT: Passengers need to double-check their visa requirements with the appropriate Embassy/ Consular Office as visa regulations may have changed.

The unit of Japanese currency is the YEN, with four bills, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10000, plus coins of smaller denomination, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500. You can buy yen at hotels, banks, and other authorized money exchangers, however it is recommended to change your money prior to travel.

Public Holidays 2009 2010

29 03 04 05 06 20 21 22 23 13 03 24 23 01 11 11 20

Apr May May May May Jul Sep Sep Sep Oct Nov Nov Dec Jan Jan Feb Mar

Showa Day Constitution Memorial Day Greenery Day Children’ s Day Substitute Holiday Marine Day Respect for the Aged Day National Holiday Autumnal Equinox Day Health-Sports Day Culture Day Labour Thanksgiving Day Emperor’ s Birthday New Year’ s Day Coming of Age Day National Foundation Day Vernal Equinox Day

Credit Cards Major credit cards are widely accepted in cities, however towns in more remote areas will only accept cash payment.

Electricity As a voltage in Japan is 100V, travellers are required an adapters to convert any appliances. Duplex electrical outlets are commonly used.

Duty Allowance 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars 3 bottles (750cc each) of liquor 2 ounces of perfume 2 watches (one watch under 30000yen) Goods other than above which market value does not exceed 200000yen.

PLEASE NOTE : Whilst we take every care to ensure that the information in this brochure is correct at time of printing, we urge you to check details of your selected holiday with your travel consultants prior to booking. You should inquire about local issues and conditions at destinations prior to travel. Travel advice can be obtained from various sources including local governments, local consular offices and the website of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade www.safetravel.govt.nz

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