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Travel Japan History Travel Japan is a brand of H.I.S., whose core passion is to deliver quality Japan travel packages to both corporate and leisure customers at competitive prices, while maintaining the flexibility and first class service that customer’s desire. H.I.S. is one of Japan's leading travel organisations. Founded in 1980, it is now one of the most recognised travel brands with 299 stores in Japan, excluding 215 branches in 134 cities in 64 countries globally; with the company becoming listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2004. The Oceania Region's first office opened in Sydney in 1987, having spread to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Cairns, Auckland, Nadi and representative offices in Nouméa and Pape'ete.

Why book with Travel Japan by H.I.S.? Travel Japan by H.I.S. is your one stop shop for all your travel needs to Japan. Our objective is to continue revolutionising Japanese Travel by going beyond the boundaries in the pursuit of excellence. At Travel Japan by H.I.S. we pride ourselves in quality customer service which is second to none in the travel industry. Our multi-lingual travel consultants have extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, customs, history and places of interest. No matter how complex your itinerary may be, you can have confidence our consultants will be able to assist in delivering the best travel experience. We source and design the best available solutions to match your requirements, by listening and catering to your every need. H.I.S. has become one of the largest vertically integrated travel & tourism companies operating an airline, retail & tour operation divisions and hotels. Our extensive coverage throughout Japan ensures we provide you with the latest Japan travel information, purchasing strength and a broad range of products and services including package tours, accommodation and day tours.

Table of Contents Company Introduction ...................................... 3 Japan Travel Tips ........................................ 4 - 5 Top 10 Things to Do Things to See ................. 5 Japan’s finest moments all in one trip ........ 6 - 7 Cherry Blossom Spring Packages ............. 8 - 9 Escorted Golden Route Package ........... 10 - 13 Independent Tours .................................. 14 - 21 Tokyo & Kanto Region ............................ 22 - 23 Kyoto & Nara Region .............................. 24 - 25 Osaka & Kansai Region .................................. 26 Hiroshima & Chugoku Region ........................ 27 Shikoku Region ............................................... 27 Kanazawa & Hokuriku Region ........................ 28

Be a traveller

Nagoya & Takayama Region .......................... 28

Travel is an encounter with the unknown. It is the moment when, in a place that is not your home, you feel a sense of discovery. The reason why every traveller embarks on a journey lies in that moment.

Jason Brereton

Fukuoka & Kyushu Region ............................. 29 Okinawa .......................................................... 29 Fly & Stay Side Trip Packages ............... 30 - 31 Shimanami Kaido Cycling Tour ..................... 31 Japan Rail Pass & Transfers ........................... 32 Term & Conditions .......................................... 33

Managing Director Oceania Region

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Japan Travel Tips Average Temperature

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0 58

6.5 50

12 63

16 75

17 76

19 104

16 97

10 77

3.5 64

-2.5 51

8.5 99

14 125

18 138

22 25 185 126

27 23 17 147 179 164

12 89

8 45

9 99

14 125

19 138

23 27 185 126

28 24 18 147 179 164

13 89

8 45

9 127

14 139

19 155

23 27 232 258

28 24 141 173

18 12.5 76 63

8 33

19 21 161 165

24 231

27 29 247 141

29 28 240 260

25 22 153 110

19 102

Sapporo -4.5 -4.0 60 33

Monbetsu

Tokyo 5.2 45

5.6 60

Asahikawa Furano Sahoro Tomamu Sapporo

Kyoto / Osaka 5.5 45

6 60

Kiroro Niseko

Hiroshima 6 56

6 74

New Chitose Airport

Rusutsu

Okinawa 17 17 107 119

Average Temperature (max. o C) Average Rainfalls (mm)

Aomori

(Shin Aomori)

Hachinohe

Aomori Airport

Public Holidays 2016

2017

Appi

29 Apr 03rd May 04th May 05th May 18th Jul 11th Aug 19th Sep 22nd Sep 10th Oct 03rd Nov 23rd Nov 23rd Dec

Birthday of Emperor Showa Day Constitution Day Greenery Day Children’s Day Marine Day Mountain Day Respect for Aged Day Autumnal Equinox Day Health and Sports Day Culture Day Labour Thanksgiving Day The Emperor’s Birthday

01st Jan 02nd Jan 09th Jan 11th Feb 20th Mar

New Year’s Day New Year’s Day observed Coming of Age Day National Day Vernal Equinox Day

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Hokkaido

Hakodate

Shinjo

Bullet Train

Naeba Yamagata

Shiga Kogen Nozawa Onsen

Sendai

Fukushima

Nikko

Honshu

Kanazawa

Nagano

Komatsu Airport

Shirakawa-go Itami Airport

Bullet Train

Zao

Niigata

Myoko Kogen Hakuba

Hiroshima Airport

Izumo

Morioka

Akita

Gifu Nagoya Kyoto Kobe

TOKYO

Narita International Airport

Takayama Mt. Fuji

Haneda Airport

Yokohama Hakone

Hiroshima Chubu Airport

Hakata

Shikoku

(Fukuoka)

Fukuoka Airport

Kochi Kumamoto Matsuyama

Naha Airport

Estimated Bullet train travel times from Tokyo 3 hr HACHINOHE

Tokushima Takamatsu

2 hr 20 min. 4 hr

Shin Yatsushiro Airport

2 hr 50 min.

MORIOKA

AKITA YAMAGATA

2 hr 35 min. 1 hr 40 min. 2 hr 10 min.

Nagasaki Kagoshima

Kyushu

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Mt. Koya

OSAKA

Kansai International Airport

Naha

Okinawa

Nara

Kagoshima Airport

Domestic flights from Tokyo Duration To Shin Chitose (Hokkaido) 1 hr 35 min. Aomori 1 hr 15 min. Komatsu (Ishikawa) 1 hr Kansai (Osaka) 1 hr 15 min. Hiroshima 1 hr 25 min. 1 hr 25 min. Matsuyama Fukuoka 1 hr 50 min. 1 hr 50 min. Kagoshima Naha (Okinawa) 2 hr 30 min.

KANAZAWA

NAGANO

NIIGATA

JR (Tokyo Station) NAGOYA

1 hr 50 min.

KYOTO

2 hr 20 min.

SHIN-OSAKA

2 hr 40 min.

HIROSHIMA

4 hrs

HAKATA

5 hr 20 min. KAGOSHIMA - CHUO

6 hr 50 min.


Climate

The weather is a popular topic of conversation in Japan, which comes as no surprise given the complicity of the climate in a country spanning 20 degrees of latitude. Japan experiences four diverse seasons; Spring during March & May, Summer during June & August, Autumn during September & November and Winter during December and February.

Time differences

Japan is 1 hour behind Australian Eastern Standard Time, except during daylight savings time when there is a 2-hour difference.

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Kyoto’s Temples, Shrines & Gardens

With more than one thousand temples to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice in Kyoto. Spend your time finding one that suits.

2 Hiroshima & Miyajima

Passport & Visas

Australians need a current passport with at least six months validity from the date of entry; a visa is not required for Australian passport holders for a stay up to 90 days. Non-Australian passport holders should check their visa requirements with the Japanese Consulate-General or their travel consultant.

The Atomic Bomb Dome is a historical place and a symbol of permanent world peace. The historical architecture of the Itsukushima Shrine is a mysterious shrine including the Great Torii Gate seemingly floating on the sea.

Electricity

As voltage in Japan is 100V, travellers are required to use adaptors to convert any appliances. 60Hz in the West, and 50Hz in the East, with a 2-pin flat plug.

3 Ski & Snow Activities

Currency

Japan has excellent Skiing & Snow activities in Winter with hundreds of operating resorts. Amongst these a dozen or so are particularly large and popular amongst foreign skiers.

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 exchanges, however it is recommended to change your money prior to travel.

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Credit Cards

Credit cards and debit cards of the major issuers are becoming increasingly accepted in the major cities, however towns in more remote areas will only accept cash payment.

Communications

Telephone / Fax: Full international direct service. Country Code: 81

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Dining / Drinking

Japan has a reputation of being extremely expensive, and it can be, depending on where you are looking. If you are looking for a different dining experience, big named restaurants will have prices similar to Australia. A good rule of thumb is look for places which display a price or even a model of the food with the price outside, that way you know what you are in for.

Footwear

When in a hotel or similarly entering a home, shoes are removed and exchanged for a pair of slippers; this is even more particular in traditional Japanese style accommodation, such as a Ryokan. If you can remember try to face the shoes outwards.

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Language English:

Japanese:

Hello Thank you You're welcome Please Excuse me Where is… I want to go to… Goodbye

Konnichiwa Arigatou Douitashimashite Douzo Sumimasen …wa doko desu ka? …ni ikitai desu Sayounara

The historic village of Shirakawa-go has traditional Japanese Gassho Zukuri style houses where locals live in harmony with nature. Takayama is a beautifully preserved old town, retaining its traditional charm.

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Cultural Experiences

Try to see one of the popular Geisha & Maiko Performances, Sumo training or watch a match. Experience traditional Japanese culture with a traditional tea ceremony, Kimono wearing and more.

Cherry Blossom & Autumn Leaves

Cherry blossoms and Autumn leaves are a rare natural beauty occurring once a year and enhanced when viewed in the vicinity of a castle, temple & shrine. Hanami is popular, having parties under Cherry Blossom trees.

Japanese Cuisine

Japan is a food lover’s paradise. You could eat something different every night. ‘B-class gourmet" (simpler, more accessible, but no less delicious food) is now wildly popular such as Ramen Noodles, Udon Noodles, Okonomiyaki & more.

Bowing

The polite greeting in Japan is to “bow”. Bow from the waist and keep your arms straight by your side. Imitate the bows you receive – don’t over bow or ignore the greeting. Smile and nod if nothing else, you don't want to be seen as rude.

Shirakawa-go & Takayama

8 Onsen & Ryokan Experience

A traditional Japanese Inn offers much more than a place to sleep. Experience an Onsen (hot springs), Japanese-style Kaiseki dinner (multicourse meals), tatami floors, and sleep on a traditional Japanese futon.

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Mt. Koya & Temple Stay

The sacred Buddhist monastic complex of Mt. Koya makes you almost feel like you’re ascending to another world. Have a unique experience and stay at a temple lodge (shukubo), includes vegetarian food & participation in morning Buddhist services.

10 Festivals & Events A wide range of cultural events and festivals are all over Japan. Some hold a history of over a thousand years (such as Gion Festival), while others celebrate modern pop-culture (such as Tokyo Game Show).

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Japan's finest moments all in one trip

Escorted Tour

Escorted tours are an excellent option when travelling in a country where you may not know the language or are unfamiliar with the culture. Forget all the hassles and headaches, sit back, relax and enjoy the view and the commentary of a knowledgeable tour leader. We believe that this means you can more confidently immerse yourself in the country.

Escorted tour

Mt.Fuji Hakone

Nara

Osaka

Golden Route Premium 10 days

2. Cherry Blossom Dreams 11 days Tokyo

Kyoto Nara Hiroshima

Osaka

Mt.Fuji Hakone

buildings of the Shinto Religion. People visit in order to pay respect to KAMI (gods) to pray for good fortune. Shinto shrines have the suffix “Jingu”, “Taisha” or “Gu”.

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Nara

Hiroshima

Himeji

*

*Golden Route Premium will visit to Lake Kawaguchi for Mt. Fuji view & activities.

P8

P9

Cherry Blossom Dreams is the second best-selling package. It has the same itinerary as the Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 days, until day 8, then 2 extra days in Hiroshima. Hiroshima is the most popular destination for the floating TORII gate at Itsukushima Shrine and the unforgettable A-bomb dome.

SHRINES are sacred

Hakone

City Walking Golden Route 6 days

This is our regular and best-selling package; where you can enjoy Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms in each area. It covers the metropolitan city of Tokyo, ancient capital of Kyoto and the World Heritage site Mt. Fuji. This tour suits couples, families, and friends. You can extend your stay after the package or before.

Escorted

Mt. Fuji

Cherry Blossom Dreams 11 days

Escorted

Kyoto

Kyoto

Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 days

1. Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 days Tokyo

Tokyo

3. Golden Route Premium 10 days Escorted Lake Kawaguchi

Hakone

Himeji

P10, 11

Suitable if it is your first time to Japan. This package offers you stunning opportunities to enjoy real Japan. You can relax in the hot spring near Mt. Fuji, go on an expedition to elegant Himeji Castle, and taste our special selected local foods in each city. You will get addicted to Japan after this tour.

4. City Walking Golden Route 6 days

P12, 13

Escorted

Tokyo Kyoto Osaka

TEMPLES are Buddhist

temples. The primary purpose is the storage and sometimes display of sacred objects. Temples have the suffix “Tera”,”Dera”, ”Ji” or “In”.

Mt.Fuji Hakone

This tour is an enjoyable, valuable and eccentric 6 days package. Using subway and local buses with your guide who will help you uncover genuine experiences. You can learn to travel in Japan and get used to travelling by yourself for your next trip!

CASTLES

There were once about 5,000 castles in Japan, but today there are only about 50 left. Castles were designed to keep enemies out by creating high walls around the castle.


Independent Tour

Independent tours are arguably the very best way to travel and can’t be beaten for value, experience and sense of achievement. Our independent tours come with everything you need to make for an adventure-filled and rewarding holiday. Accommodation, Train ticket, Luggage transfer, and an informative pre-departure pack, we will organise for you and makes more confident on your journey. Just tell us what you want to explore in Japan and we will help you to discover it all on the best way.

Independent tour

Tokyo

Kyoto

Mt. Fuji

Hakone

Osaka

Nara

Takayama & Hiroshima Shirakawago Kanazawa Nikko Kamakura Mt. Koya Hakata Nagasaki

Japan Golden Route 6 days Japan World Heritage 9 days Historical Japan Tour 9 days Family Friendly Escape 9 days Treasures of Japan 14 days Super Explorer 21 days

5. Japan Golden Route 6 days Idependent

P14

This package is the best seller for independent tours. Start in the modern city of Tokyo, then visit the world heritage site Mt. Fuji, experience high-speed (270km/h) SHINKANSEN bullet trains, and visit the ancient capital of Kyoto. Cover the basics of Japan and witness scenery that is spectacular.

6. Japan World Heritage 9 days Idependent

P15

Most highlights of Japan’s world heritage sites are all in this package. But also, you will see metropolitan Tokyo as well. You can choose the season when you travel, allowing for an unforgettable journey.

7. Historical Japan Tour 9 days Idependent

Shirakawago

P16

See the historical highlights of Japan on a 9 day independent tour. Discover 8 World Heritage listed sites, stay at a traditional Japanese inn at Hakone. Marvel at the graceful blood-orange TORII gate of Itsukushima Shrine, then visit the Peace Memorial Park. The tour concludes in Kyoto and Nara.

RYOKAN are Japanese style inns. Have an opportunity to experience traditional life style and hospitality, incorporating elements such as “Tatami”, “Futon”, Japanese style bath and local cuisine.

8. Family Friendly Escapes 10 days Idependent Tokyo Yokohama Tokyo

Disney Resort

Osaka

Selected contents of family friendly spot in Japan. Kids will have good work pretend experience at KidZania Tokyo, meet favorite characters at Tokyo Disineyland/sea and Universal Studio Japan. We recommend this package for next school holiday trip to Japan.

9. Treasures of Japan 14 days Idependent Kanazawa Takayama Shirakawago Mt.Fuji Hakone Yokohama Kamakura Hakata

Nikko

Kanazawa

Kyoto Nagasaki

Hiroshima

WORLD HERITAGES

Osaka Mt.Koya

Himeji

There are currently 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites across in Japan, 15 cultural ones and 4 natural ones. “Japanese Cuisine” which has been recently recorded.

Tokyo

Mt.Fuji Hakone

Takayama Shirakawago

P19

This is the most comprehensive tour of Japan for 14 days. Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Hakata, Hiroshima and more, you will visit and discover some of Japan’s cultural, historic and scenic treasures on this packages tour. You also enjoy local food in each area.

10. Super Explorer 21 days Idependent

P17

P20, 21

This tour is designed for people who think that will only visit Japan once in a life time. Fantastic opportunity to experience the best of Japan. Our well balanced itinerary will take you to the most important highlights in each destination and enjoy your free time each city.

BULLET TRAIN (Shinkansen) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. Maximum speeds 320km/h, easy linking majour cities. Safety, comfort, punctuality. JR pass is the best option for travel long distance. *See page 30 .

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Cherry Blossom Spring Packages 2017

Spring season in Japan is the best time to see the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms

Escorted Tour from Tokyo

Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 Days

from

Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara

Tokyo Kyoto

Nara

Mt.Fuji Hakone

Osaka

Highlights

1. Enjoy the beautiful Cherry blossom. 2. Visit photogenic Mt. Fuji and Hakone area. 3. Visit the Kyoto and Nara areas. 4. Stay at a Ryokan to experience.

$5,390pp

Departure Date 26 Mar 2017* 30 Mar 2017* 03 Apr 2017*

Twin $5,490 $5,590 $5,490

Triple $5,390 $5,490 $5,390

Minimum of 10 people

Day 1 : Tokyo

Day 6 : Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, L)

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, airport assistant staff will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Please note that you may need to wait for a short time while other passengers are collected. Proceed to your accommodation by shared taxi. Overnight at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up from your accommodation for a Kyoto and Nara Full Day Tour including Kinkakuji (Temple), Ryoanji (Temple), and a buffet lunch in Kyoto. After lunch, transfer to Nara to visit Todaiji (Temple), Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha (Shrine) (* We may change the schedule to visit Nara first, depending on traffic conditions). You will arrive back at your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 2 : Tokyo (B, L, D) Breakfast at your hotel. You will take part in the Tokyo Full Day Tour with an English speaking guide by private motor coach. During the tour, you will visit Chidorigafuchi for Cherry blossom viewing (about 170 trees), Sumida River Boat Cruise from Hinode Pier to Asakusa, Asakusa Sensoji (Temple) and Nakamise Shopping street. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ueno Park for Cherry blossom viewing (about 1,200 trees). Then enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Tokyo. Overnight at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 7 : Kyoto (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy free time at leisure in Kyoto. Please take a look at our day tours section for options during your free time. Overnight at Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 8 : Kyoto (B,D)

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo. Please take a look at our day tours section for options during your free time. Overnight at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy free time at leisure in Kyoto Please take a look at our day tours section for options during your free time. Meet on the ground floor of your hotel, and with your English speaking guide, attend the Farewell Dinner with Maiko Dance Performance in Kyoto. Overnight at Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 4 : Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone (B, L, D)

Day 9 : Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B)

Day 3 : Tokyo (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Please pack an overnight bag for Hakone, leave 1 piece of luggage at reception to be delivered to the Kyoto hotel. You will be collected from your hotel and take part in a Mt. Fuji Full Day Tour by private coach. During the tour you will visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station. (** If the road is still icy or there is snow, you will visit Lake Kawaguchi area to enjoy the view of the Lake and Mt. Fuji) After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi from Sekisho-ato to Kojiri pier, then visit Owakudani Valley, Hakone Ropeway.You will arrive in Hakone Yumoto Hot Spring resort, please enjoy your dinner and the spa facility at the Ryokan. Overnight at Hotel Kajikaso or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up from your accommodation for Airport Shuttle Jumbo taxi to Kansai Airport.

Day 5 : Hakone - Kyoto (B, L) Breakfast at your hotel. Make your way to Hakone Yumoto Station on foot with an English speaking guide (takes around 5 min).Travel on the local Odakyu line to Odawara Station and on arrival transfer to the JR line. Board the bullet train bound for Kyoto, your guide will bid you farewell. Enjoy a bento lunch box on the bullet train. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, you will be met by your Kyoto based guide and start an afternoon tour of Kyoto by taxi or private coach; you will visit Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple and Ninen-Sannenzaka shopping street. Overnight at Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

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* B :Breakfast included / L :Lunch included / D :Dinner included

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking condition on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au – contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.


Escorted Tour from Tokyo

Cherry Blossom Dreams 11 Days

from

Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima Tokyo

Kyoto Nara Hiroshima

Mt.Fuji Hakone

Osaka

Highlights

$6,590pp

Departure Date Twin Triple 26 Mar 2017* $6,790 $6,690 30 Mar 2017* $6,890 $6,790 03 Apr 2017* $6,690 $6,590 Minimum of 6 people

1. Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Sacred Miyajima Island. 2. Enjoy Hiroshima’s local food “Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki”.

Day 1 to Day 8

Same itinerary of Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 Days (P8)

Day 9 : Kyoto - Hiroshima (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Please pack an overnight bag for Hiroshima, and leave 1 piece of luggage at the reception to be delivered to Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei. Meet your guide and leave for JR Kyoto Station by taxi. Board the bullet train for Hiroshima and upon arrival, take the local JR line to Miyajimaguchi Station. Enjoy Miyajima sightseeing, visit Itsukushima Shrine, late lunch is an Okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients.) Return by ferry from Miyajima Island to Miyajimaguchi harbour, then take a local tram to the city. Overnight at Oriental Hotel Hiroshima or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 10: Hiroshima - Kyoto (B,D)

Breakfast at your hotel. You may leave your luggage at the reception. This morning take a tour to the Peace Memorial Park, Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Enjoy lunch on your own , and then meet at your hotel and leave for JR Hiroshima Station by local tram. Board the bullet train for Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station transfer to your hotel by taxi. After checking in at your hotel you will have dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at Mitsui Garden hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 11: Kyoto (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up from your accommodation by an Airport Shuttle Jumbo taxi and be taken to Kansai Airport.

* B :Breakfast included / L :Lunch included / D :Dinner included

Option from Tokyo

Tea Ceremony Experience Experience making your own tea at this authentic Japanese tea ceremony where modern and traditional styles combine to express the true nature of contemporary Tokyo.

Accommodation

Option from Kyoto

Arashiyama Afternoon Tour Visit one of Kyoto's best Zen temples, enjoy the beautiful landscape garden, and take a walk on the path through bamboo groves.

Tokyo: Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu (3 nights)

Hakone : Hotel Kajika – So (1 night)

Kyoto: Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (5 nights)

Cherry Blossom Dreams 11 Days Tour Only

1 min to Subway Akasaka–mitsuke Station Standard twin room approx. 22sqm.

3 min from Subway Kyoto Shijo Station Standard twin room approx. 26sqm

5 min from Hakone Yumoto Station Japanese style room approx.17sqm.

Hiroshima: Day 9 (1 night) Oriental Hotel Hiroshima

5 min drive from JR Hiroshima Station Standard twin room approx. 24sqm.

Kyoto: Day 10 (1 night) Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei 7 min from Subway Kyoto Shijo Station Moderate twin room approx. 22sqm. Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking condition on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au – contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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NEW PREMIUM

GOLDEN ROUTE 10 Days Escorted

Day 1 : Tokyo

Day 4: Tokyo - Lake Kawaguchi - Hakone (B, L, D)

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, your driver will meet you at the arrival exit point and take you to your accommodation by airport shuttle taxi. Please note that you may need to wait for a short time while other passengers are collected. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Regency Tokyo or similar (4.5 Star Hotel)

Breakfast at your hotel. Please pack your luggage for 3 nights for Hakone and Hiroshima, leave 1 piece of luggage at the reception to be delivered to your accommodation in Kyoto. You will be collected from your hotel and take a Lake Kawaguchi Tour, by private coach. During the tour you will visit Lake Kawaguchi which is one of the five lakes surrounding Mt. Fuji, and enjoy the natural reflecting pool, a must sightseeing gateway. Enjoy a Soba making experience and in the afternoon, visit a Kimono art museum, a thatched village Iyashi no sato, and the amazing cool spot of Narusawa Ice Cave. After the tour, proceed to Hakone Yumoto Hot Spring resort. Check in to your accommodation in Hakone Yumoto, and please enjoy Kaiseki dinner and the spa facility at the Ryokan. Overnight at Hotel Kajika so or similar (4 Star Ryokan).

Day 2 : Tokyo (B, L, D) Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the Tokyo Full Day Tour with an English speaking guide by private coach. Drive through the beautifully symmetrical building National Diet Building, visit the Imperial Palace Niju-bashi bridge, drive through Akihabara, and visit Tokyo's new landmark Tokyo Skytree for a panoramic view of the city. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon proceed to the old downtown area of Asakusa; visiting Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise & Okuyama-omairimachi shopping street, finishing with Kappa-Bashi which is a wholesale market street. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Tokyo, along with a romantic night view. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Regency Tokyo or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 3 : Tokyo (B, L) Breakfast at your hotel. You will go on a morning tour with an English speaking guide by private coach. During the tour, you will visit Meiji Shrine where you can learn about Japan’s ancient religion as you visit the sanctuary. Shibuya, it has the busiest pedestrian scramble in the world, then drive by Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Tokyo’s status as an international city. The next spot is Hama Rikyu Garden, it is a large attractive landscape garden in central Tokyo. After Hama Rikyu Garden, proceed to the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, a fish market that proudly houses some of the world's best fish; enjoy the energy of the Japanese. Finish this tour with lunch at local restaurant, ending in Hamamatsu-cho, leaving the afternoon free to explore at your own leisure. Please take a look at our day tours section for options during your free time. Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Regency Tokyo or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Departure dates

Minimum 10 people / Twin shared base

20 Sep 2016 11 Oct 2016 22 Nov 2016 06 Dec 2016 10

$5,990pp $6,090pp $6,390pp $5,790pp

Day 5: Hakone - Hiroshima (B, L) Breakfast at your hotel. You will go on the Hakone morning sightseeing tour by public transport. Take the Hakone Tozan Railway and Ropeway to Owaku-dani Valley*. After the morning tour, proceed to Odawara Station and take a bullet train to Hiroshima. Enjoy a bento lunch box on the bullet train. Upon arrival at Hiroshima Station, transfer to your Hiroshima accommodation by taxi. *Schedule may be omitted or substituted due to weather conditions or other operational reasons. Overnight at Oriental Hotel Hiroshima or similar (3.5 Star Hotel).

Day 6: Hiroshima (B, L, D) After breakfast, you will go on the Miyajima & Hiroshima Tour, visit Itsukushima Shrine by ferry, and then head back to Hiroshima to enjoy an Okonomiyaki lunch. In the afternoon, visit the historic site of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and the symbol of the "peace" at Atomic Bomb Dome. Dinner at local restaurant in Hiroshima city. Overnight at Oriental Hotel Hiroshima or similar (3.5 Star Hotel).

Included

HOTELS : 9 nights accommodation MEALS : 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners GUIDE : One through guide from day 2 to day 9 LUGGAGE TRANSFER : 1 suite case from Hakone to Kyoto on day 5

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.


Tokyo : HYATT REGENCY TOKYO

(3 nights) 1 min to Tocho-mae Station (Oedo line) Standard twin room approx. 24 sqm

Kyoto : HOTEL OKURA

(3 nights) Directly connected to Shiyakusho-mae Station (Tozai line) Standard twin room approx. 37 sqm

Hakone : HOTEL KAJIKA-SO

(1 night) 5 min from Hakone Yumoto Station (Hakone Tozan line) Japanese style room approx. 17 sqm

Hiroshima : ORIENTAL HOTEL HIROSHIMA

(2 nights) 8 min from Hatchobori Station (Street car) Standard twin room approx. 24 sqm

Day 7: Hiroshima - Himeji - Kyoto (B, D) Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Hiroshima Station and take a bullet train to Himeji Station. Upon arrive at Himeji Station, walk to Himeji Castle (approx. 15min walk). Enjoy sightseeing at Himeji Castle; the castle also known as “White Heron Castle” (Shirasagi-jo) due to its elegant, white appearance, is widely considered Japan’s most spectacular castle. Head back to Himeji Station and take a bullet train to Kyoto Station. Transfer to your Kyoto accommodation by taxi. This evening enjoy a Japanese fusion dinner at a Machiya style (traditional wooden townhouse) restaurant. Overnight at Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar (5 Star Hotel).

Day 8: Kyoto (B, L) After breakfast, you will take park in a Kyoto Full Day Tour by private motor coach. During the tour, you will visit Kinkaku-ji Temple, one of Japan’s best-known sights. The main hall is covered in brilliant gold leaf. Ryoan-ji Temple, it’s a famous rock garden in Kyoto. Then proceed to Arashiyama. Togetsukyo Bridge which is Arashiyama’s central landmark. After lunch at a local restaurant visit the Bamboo Grove. Walking into the extensive bamboo grove is like entering another world. Then proceed to Tenryu-ji Temple, one of the most attractive stroll gardens in all of Kyoto. Overnight at Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar (5 Star Hotel).

Day 9: Kyoto (B, D) Breakfast at your hotel. Then head to Fushimi area by private motor coach. Enjoy walking the street of Fushimi Inari Shrine famous for the one thousand gateways painted in blood orange. Proceed to Kiyomizu Temple, best known for its wooden stage that juts out of from it’s main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit Sanjusangendo, it’s famous for 1001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, then proceed to Kodaiji-Temple (Gesshin-in) for a tea ceremony. The tour will end around Gion area. Tonights Farewell Dinner will be held in Kyoto city and includes a Maiko Dance Performance. Overnight at Kyoto Hotel Okura or similar (5 star hotel).

Lake Kawaguchi

Hakone

Himeji

Day 10: Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B) Breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up from your accommodation for Airport shuttle Jumbo taxi to Kansai Airport.

Highlights ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥

Golden Route of Japan, perfect for first time visitors. Stay at a Ryokan to experience a Traditional Japanese Inn. Visit famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo and Kyoto. Visit Lake Kawaguchi which has spectacular views of Mt. Fuji. Visit the Peace Memorial Park and sacred Miyajima Island. Escorted Group Tour from Tokyo.

*Schedule may be substituted due to road conditions or other operational reasons.

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Japan Golden Route

Escorted Tour from Tokyo

City Walking Tour 6 days Explore the local streets with a guide in Tokyo & Kyoto Excellent value including an English guide Suited for first timers to Japan

Day 1 : Narita - Tokyo

Day 2 : Tokyo (B, L)

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, assistant staff will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Please note that you may need to wait for a short time while other passengers are collected. Proceed to your accommodation by shared taxi ( 120 min). Overnight at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Breakfast at your hotel, you will take part in a Tokyo Walking Tour with an English speaking guide. You will learn how to use the Tokyo metropolitan subways and find something different when you walk with your guide. Departing from your hotel, ( 5 min, 30 min, 5 min) transfer to new landmark Tokyo Skytree for a panoramic view (350m deck included). Then visit the old downtown area Asakusa ( 5 min, 3 min) for Sensoji Temple, Nakamise & Okuyama-omairimachi Shopping street ( 6 min) and enjoy a buffet lunch. In the afternoon get on the subway( 7 min, 30 min, 6 min) to Meiji Shrine, where you can learn about Japan’s ancient religion as you visit the sanctuary. The next spot allows you to stroll through the neighbourhood of Harajuku; Takeshita Street is the epicentre of Tokyo youth culture. One of the most sophisticated areas of Omote-sando Street is just South of Takeshita Street ( 20 min). On the way back to your hotel ( 10 min, 2 min), please ask your guide to recommended a local Izakaya (Japanese style pub) or restaurant if you wish. Overnight at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Minimum: 6 people (Single Supplement: $300 pp) Departure: Sundays*

(8, 22 May, 12, 26 Jun, 10, 24 Jul, 7, 21 Aug, 11, 25 Sep, 2, 16 Oct, 6, 20 Nov 2016)

PRICE 6 Days

*Price per person.

One way from

$2,190 *pp Tokyo

INCLUDED HOTELS: Tokyo(2 nights), Kyoto(3 nights) MEALS: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches GUIDE: Engllish speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3,4 Luggage Transfer: 1 time from Tokyo to Kyoto 1 piece of luggage per person. Same day delivery. Entrance fee: All entrance fees which is on the itinerary

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Mt.Fuji Hakone

Kyoto Osaka Icons: Walk

, Bus

, Train

, Ropeway

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking.

, Boat

, Taxi


Japan Golden Route

City Walking Tour 6 days

Day 3 : Tokyo - Mt.Fuji & Hakone - Kyoto (B,L) Breakfast at your hotel. Please pack a day bag for Hakone and leave 1 piece of luggage at reception to be delivered on the same day to your Kyoto hotel. On this day, you will be collected from your hotel and take part in a Mt. Fuji & Hakone tour by coach ( 2 - 2.5 h). During the tour you will visit Mt. Fuji 5th station. After lunch at a local restaurant, hop on the Hakone Ropeway to visit Owakudani Valley, then enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi ( 30 min) (Sightseeing maximum 2 h). In the early evening, take a bullet train from Odawara to Kyoto ( 120min). Upon arrival take a taxi transfer to your Kyoto accommodation ( 10 min). *Schedule may be omitted or substituted due to weather conditions or other operational reasons. Overnight at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 4 : Kyoto (B,L) Breakfast at your hotel. You will go on the Kyoto walking tour ( 6 min, 9 min, 2 min). Enjoy walking the street of Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for one thousand gateways painted in blood orange ( 5 min, 4 min). After lunch at Kyoto, ( 30 min, 15 min) visit Kiyomizu Temple through to Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka shopping street (max 1 h) and ( 3 min) Kodaiji Temple. The Path of Nene’s is among the most beautiful streets in Kyoto, and the remains of old Kyoto can be felt and seen in the Ishibei-koji Alley ( 10 min). Then explore Gion district. If you are lucky, you might spot a geisha on the way. Back to your accommodation by taxi ( Max 2 h) or you can disband the tour at Gion. Overnight at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 5 : Kyoto (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy free time at leisure in Kyoto. Overnight at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo or similar (3 Star Hotel).

OPTIONS: from Kyoto Nara Morning Tour

See the great sights Nara has to oer! Travel from Kyoto to Nara by Kintetsu Express Train, where you can visit Todaiji, the largest wooden structure in the world and home of the Great Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Mingle with the many deer at Nara Park, then proceed to Kofukuji Temple.

Kyoto Night Tour Start the evening in style by participating in a tea ceremony and having dinner at a traditional Japanese inn. At the Gion Corner, enjoy watching tea ceremonies, traditional dancing, music, and performances. *More options available. See page 17 or visit website.

Day 6 : Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B) Breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up from your accommodation by an Airport Shuttle Jumbo taxi to Kansai airport or Itami airport ( 120 min). If you wish to extend your stay in Japan, please contact our consultant. Tokyo : Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu (2 nights) 1 min to Subway Akasaka-mitsuke Station Standard twin room approx. 22sqm.

Kyoto : Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo (3 nights) 6 min to Subway Shijo Station Casual twin room approx. 19sqm.

See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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Japan Golden Route Tour 6 Days Independent Tour

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Tokyo

Highlights

Welcome! Upon arrival at Narita Airport, your driver will meet you at the arrival exit point and take you to your accommodation by shared taxi. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Golden Route of Japan. Perfect for first time visitors.

Day 2 Tokyo (B, L)

Visit to the Mt. Fuji and Hakone area.

After breakfast, enjoy the Tokyo Grand Full Day Tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace Gardens. Then enjoy a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon take a Sumida River Cruise and visit Sensoji Temple. The tour will finish upon arrival at the same pick up location. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 3 Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto (B, L) Breakfast at your hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from the Tokyo hotel to the Kyoto hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 metres on Japan's highest mountain, Mt Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. In the evening, take the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Kyoto. Upon arrival at Kyoto, make your own way to your hotel. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

High-speed Bullet Train experience. Visit Traditional Kyoto & Nara areas. Minimum 1 Participant (Prices are based on 2 or more people travelling. A single supplement surcharge will apply if a solo traveller).

Day 4 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (L) Morning sightseeing of Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, travel to Nara, visiting Todaiji (Temple) which houses the great Buddha, Nara Park is where many tame deer roam freely; visit the colourful Kasuga Shrine, with 3,000 lanterns and Nara Nagomikan. End the day returning back to Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

One way Trip:

Return Trip:

Day 5 Kyoto

Day 5 Kyoto - Tokyo

Full day free to explore Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Free until departure. Catch the Bullet Train back to Tokyo. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 6 Kyoto - Kansai Airport

Day 6 Tokyo - Narita Airport

Free until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by Airport Shuttle. Pick up time is about 4 hours prior to the flight.

Free until departure. Transfer to Narita Airport by Shared taxi.

Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex

Almont Hotel Kyoto

* Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

* All Price per person.

6 Days One way from $1,390 pp | Return from $1,690 pp Minimum: 1 person (Single Supplement: $300pp) Departure: Daily (except peak season) INCLUDED Hotels : One way - Tokyo(2 nights), Kyoto(3 nights)/Return - Tokyo(3 nights), Kyoto(2 nights) MEALS: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches GUIDE: Engllish speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3,4

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Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.


Japan World Heritage 9 Days Independent Tour

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Tokyo Welcome! Upon arrival at Narita Airport, your driver will meet you at the arrival exit point and take you to your accommodation by shared taxi. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 2 Tokyo (B)

Highlights Visit 8 World Heritage listed sites in Japan.

After breakfast, enjoy the Tokyo Morning Tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. Take the afternoon off to enjoy what Tokyo has to offer at leisure. Please look at our day tours section for options. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit photogenic Mt. Fuji, a famous World Heritage Site.

Day 3 Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo (B, L)

Stay at a Ryokan to experience a Japanese Traditional Inn.

After breakfast, enjoy the World Heritage Nikko Full Day Tour, visiting the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls, one of Nikko's three famous waterfalls; followed by a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 4 Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone (B, L, D) Breakfast at your hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from the Tokyo hotel to the Kyoto hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 meters on Japan's highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto Station to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Nanpu-so or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit the Peace Memorial Park and sacred Miyajima Island. See the free roaming deer of Nara.

Day 5 Hakone - Kyoto (B) After breakfast, make your own way from your accommodation in Hakone to Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 6 Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto (B) After breakfast, catch the bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima, followed by a local train to Miyajimaguchi, where you will visit Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Shrine. End the day by returning to Hiroshima and visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome, and catching the bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

HAKONE

Day 7 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, L) After breakfast begin the day with morning sightseeing of Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, travel to Nara, visiting Todaji Temple, which houses the Great Budha. Nara Park is home to many tame deers which roam freely, as well as the colourful Kasuga Shrine, which is filled with 3,000 lanterns. End the day by returning back to Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

One way Trip: Day 8 Kyoto (B)

Return Trip: Day 8 Kyoto - Tokyo (B)

Following breakfast, spend the entire day exploring Kyoto at your own leisure. Please look at our day tours section for options during this day. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Following breakfast, spend part of the day exploring Kyoto at your own leisure, until it is time to take a bullet train back to Tokyo. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 9 Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B)

Day 9 Tokyo - Narita Airport (B)

Following breakfast, spend part of the day exploring Kyoto at your own leisure, until it is time to depart to Kansai Airport via train.

Following breakfast, spend part of the day exploring Tokyo at your own leisure, until it is time to leave for Narita Airport by train.

Hotel Nanpu-so KYOTO

Almont Hotel Kyoto TOKYO: Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex * Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

* All Price per person.

9 Days One way from $2,390 pp | Return from $2,490 pp Minimum: 2 people (Single Supplement : $500 pp) Departure: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (except peak season) INCLUDED HOTELS: Tokyo(3 nights, Return 4 nights), Hakone(1 night), Kyoto(4 nights, Return 3 nights) MEALS: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner GUIDE: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. Transfer cost between Odawara and Hakone Yumoto are not included in the package price. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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Historical Japan Tour 9 Days Independent Tour

Highlights

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Tokyo Upon arrival at Narita Airport, your driver will meet you and you will take a public shared taxi to your accommodation. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit Takayama and Kanazawa, both known as little Kyoto.

Day 2 Tokyo (B) After breakfast at your hotel, begin the Tokyo Morning Tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. The afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit 6 World Heritage listed sites.

Day 3 Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo (B, L) The World Heritage Nikko Full Day Tour, visits the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and one of Nikko's three famous waterfalls, Kegon Falls. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant and end the day with an overnight stay at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit Historical places : Nikko, Gokayama and Shirakawago.

Day 4 Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone (B, L, D)

Stay at a Ryokan to experience a Japanese Traditional Inn.

Breakfast at your hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from the Tokyo hotel to the Kyoto hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 meters on Japan's highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto Station to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Nanpu-so or similar (3 Star Hotel ).

Free leisure time in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Day 5 Hakone - Takayama (B) Following breakfast, make your way from Hakone to Odawara and catch the bullet train from Odawara to Nagoya. In Nagoya change to the limited express train and travel to Takayama, where you can visit Takayama Jinya, Sanmachi Street, Kusakabe Mingeikan and Takayama Yatai Kaikan Hall. Overnight at Best Western Takayama or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 6 Takayama - Shirakawa go - Kanazawa (B)

KANAZAWA

After breakfast at your hotel, depart from the Takayama Bus Terminal for the Historic Villages such as Gokayama World Heritage Site. Enjoy an English guided tour & free leisure time in Gokayama. In the afternoon proceed to Shirakawago for sightseeing. End the day by taking a bus to Kanazawa, then make your own way to your hotel. Overnight at ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Kanazawa or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 7 Kanazawa - Kyoto Free time in Kanazawa, you can visit Kenrokuen, one of Japan's three most beautiful traditional gardens; Kutaniyaki Pottery kiln, an old Samurai residence and Higashi-chaya machi. Catch a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto and make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

One way Trip: Day 8 Kyoto (B)

Return Trip: Day 8 Kyoto - Tokyo (B)

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon you will be free to see Kyoto at your leisure. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon you will be free to see Kyoto at your leisure. Catch the bullet train back to Tokyo and enjoy your last night in Tokyo. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 9 Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B)

Day 9 Tokyo - Narita Airport (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Free until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by Train.

Breakfast at your hotel. Free until departure. Transfer to Narita Airport by JR train.

ANA Crown Plaza Kanazawa KYOTO

Almont Hotel Kyoto TOKYO: Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex HAKONE : Hotel Nanpu-so TAKAYAMA : Best Western Takayama * Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

* All Price per person.

9 Days One way from $2,390 pp | Return from $2,490 pp Minimum: 1 person (Single Supplement: $500pp) Departure: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (except peak season) INCLUDED HOTELS: Tokyo(3 nights, Return 4 nights), Hakone(1 night), Takayama(1 night), Kanazawa(1 night), Kyoto (2 nights, Return 1 night) MEALS: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner GUIDE: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6, 8

Shirakawago

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. *Hakone Yumoto Shuttle or Hakone Taxi fares are only indicative and not included in the package price. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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Japan Family Friendly Escapes 9 Days Independent Tour

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Highlights

Day 1 Tokyo - Disney Resort

Theme Parks and attractions suitable for all ages.

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, take a shared taxi to your accommodation. Overnight at Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel or similar. (4 Star Hotel)

Accommodation at a Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotel.

Day 2 Disneyland or DisneySea - Tokyo (B) After breakfast at your hotel, visit the World’s third most popular theme park Disneyland or Disney Sea and say hello to all your favourite Disney characters. (*Please choose Disneyland or Disney Sea tickets when you make a booking.) End of the day, transfer from Disney Resort to Tokyo by shuttle bus. Overnight at Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar. (3 Star Hotel)

Day 3 Tokyo (B)

Plenty of free leisure time in Tokyo and Osaka. See world-class Japanese technology at Nissan Yokohama Plant. Try make your own Cup Noodles.

After breakfast, full day free to explore Tokyo. Overnight at Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar. (3 Star Hotel)

Day 4 KidZania Tokyo (B) After breakfast at your hotel, visit KidZania which is a real life role play experience for 3-15 years olds in 2/3 the size of a real city, Kids choose an activity from places such as the Fire Station, Airplane, Bank or any of the other 60 options. Put on a uniform and get to work where kids can earn local currency “KidZo”.Use KidZo to shop and pay for services. Visit KidZania on Wednesday for an opportunity to enjoy the unique English atmosphere.(Please make your own way to KidZania, train tickets are not included.) Overnight at Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar. (3 Star Hotel)

Day 5 Tokyo - Yokohama - Osaka (B) After breakfast, your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo hotel to your Osaka hotel. Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel. Then take public transport to visit a modern and marine city Yokohama, you will witness world-class Japanese technology in the Nissan Yokohama Car Plant where you will see the engine assembly line, guest hall, and Nissan engine museum. Following this you will visit the Cupnoodles Museum which has various exhibitions about instant noodles. You will learn about the creative thinking which inspires invention and also try making your own Cup Noodles. The tour will end at Minato-Mirai Yokohama Bayside area. After the tour proceed to Shin-Yokoahama station, and take the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Osaka. Upon arrival at Osaka, please make your own way to your hotel. (*Schedule may change.) Overnight at Hotel Granvia Osaka or similar. (4 Star Hotel)

Day 6 Osaka - (Nara) (B)

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After breakfast at your hotel free time at leisure in the morning. In the afternoon, Please choose one of the following tour options. 1. Nara Afternoon Tour visiting Todaiji (temple) which houses the great Buddha, Nara Park is where many tame deer roam freely, colourful Kasuga Shrine. 2. Osaka Bay Area Half-Day Tour visiting the world biggest class aquarium Kaiyukan, cruise on Osaka bay area.(*Please note subject availability.) Overnight at Hotel Granvia Osaka or similar. (4 Star Hotel)

Universal Studios. All rights reserved. SA15-59J/CR15-1148

DISNEYLAND

Day 7 Universal Studios Japan (B) After breakfast at your hotel, take a local train from Osaka Station to Universal city station. Enjoy Universal Studios Japan which offers a wide variety of entertainment from exciting ride attractions themed after blockbuster Hollywood movies to shows performed by popular characters. Overnight at Hotel Granvia Osaka or similar. (4 Star Hotel)

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay

One way Trip:

Return Trip:

Day 8 Osaka (B)

Day 8 Osaka - Tokyo (B)

After breakfast at your hotel you have a full day free to explore Osaka. Overnight at Hotel Granvia Osaka or similar. (4 Star Hotel)

After breakfast at your hotel you are free until departure for Tokyo. Transfer by local train to Shin- Osaka station, catch a bullet train from Shin-Osaka to Shinagawa direct 146 min. Overnight at Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar. (3 Star Hotel)

Day 9 Osaka (B)

Day 9 Tokyo - Narita Airport (B)

After breakfast at your hotel you have free time until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by train.

After breakfast at your hotel, you have free time until departure. Transfer to Narita Airport by train.

OSAKA

Granvia Hotel Osaka TOKYO: Shinagawa Prince Hotel * Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

* All Price per person.

9 Days

One way from

$2,390 pp | Return from $2,490 pp Tokyo

Minimum: 3 people (2 Adults and 1 Child 4 -11 years) Child Discount: $300 pp

Departure: Sunday (except peak season)

INCLUDED HOTELS: Disney Resort Area (1 nights), Tokyo (3 nights, Return 4 nights), Osaka (4 nights, Return 3 night) MEALS: 8 breakfasts GUIDE: English speaking guide service is included on Day 5 and 6

Yokohama Tokyo Disney Resort

Osaka Return Trip

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. From Prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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Japan Seasonal Escapes 11 Days Independent Tour

Highlights

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Tokyo Upon arrival at Narita Airport, board a shared taxi to your accommodation. Overnight at Park Hotel Tokyo or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Seasonal Experience of Japan

Day 2 Tokyo (B,L) After breakfast at your hotel, take part in the Dynamic Tokyo Tour,experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony visiting Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Gardens, Sensoji Temple and embark on a Sumida River Cruise. Overnight at Park Hotel Tokyo or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Stay at Japanese Inn (Ryokan) in Hakone and Temple lodging in Mt. Koya.

Day 3 Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo (B,L)

Experience the serenity of Buddhism at a 1200 year-old temple

Breakfast at your hotel followed by a World Heritage Nikko Full Day Tour, visiting the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and one of Nikko's three famous waterfalls, Kegon Falls. Overnight at Park Hotel Tokyo or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Visit 7 World Heritage listed sites in Japan.

Day 4 Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone (B,L,D) Breakfast at your hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 metres on Japan's highest mountain, Mt Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. Enjoy a Japanese style lunch. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto station to your accommodation. Overnight at Hakone Pax Yoshino or similar (4 Star Ryokan).

Minimum 1 Participant (Prices are based on 2 or more people travelling. A single supplement surcharge will apply if a solo traveller)

Day 5 Hakone - Kyoto (B) After breakfast at your hotel, make your own way from Odawara station to Kyoto via bullet train. Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 6 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B,L) After breakfast at your hotel, continue the day with morning sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, travel to Nara, visiting Todaji (Temple), which houses the Great Buddha. Nara Park is home to many tame deer which roam freely; visit the colourful Kasuga Shrine, which is filled with 3,000 lanterns. End the day by returning back to Kyoto. Overnight at Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

HAKONE

Day 7 Kyoto (B) . Full day free to explore Kyoto. Overnight at Hotel Granvia Kyoto or similar (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 8 Kyoto - Mt. Koya (B,D) Breakfast at your hotel. Pack an overnight bag for Mt.Koya, and leave Kyoto by train and cable car via Gokurakubashi, where you will have free time at leisure. Your other luggage will be transferred to Osaka, please leave it at your hotel in Kyoto. Enjoy a Japanese-Shojin Ryori (Monk's food - Vegetarian dishes) for dinner at the Temple. Overnight at Henjoko-in Temple.

Hakone Pax Yoshino Mt.KOYA

Day 9 Mt. Koya - Osaka (B) After a Buddhist Monk vegetarian breakfast and lecture, in English, about the history of Mt. Koya and Buddhism Henjoko-in, transfer to Osaka via train. The rest of the day can be spent sightseeing in Osaka at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka or similar. (4 Star Hotel).

One way Trip:

Return Trip:

Day 10 Osaka (B)

Day 10 Osaka - Tokyo (B)

Free until departure. Overnight at Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Free until departure. Transfer to Tokyo bullet train. Overnight at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Henjoko-in Temple

Day 11 Osaka - Kansai Airport

Day 11 Tokyo - Narita Airport

TOKYO : Park Hotel Tokyo KYOTO : Hotel Granvia Kyoto OSAKA : Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka

Free until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by train.

Free until departure. Transfer to Narita Airport by Airport limousin bus.

* Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

* All Price per person.

11 Days One way from $3,190 pp | Return from $3,390 pp Minimum: 2 people (Single Supplement: $1300pp) Departure: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (except peak season) INCLUDED HOTELS: One way Tokyo(3 nights), Hakone (1 night), Kyoto (3 nights), Mt.Koya (1 night), Osaka (2 nights)

Return trip Tokyo (4 nights), Hakone (1 night), Kyoto (3 nights), Mt.Koya (1 night), Osaka (1 night).

MEALS: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners GUIDE: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6

Nikko Tokyo Kyoto Osaka

Nara Mt.Koya

Mt.Fuji Hakone

Return Trip

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. Transfer cost between Odawara and Hakone Yumoto are not included in the package price. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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Treasures of Japan 14 Days Independent Tour

写真提供:広島県

Highlights

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Tokyo Upon arrival at Narita Airport, take a shared taxi to your accommodation. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 2 Tokyo (B, L)

Visit 11 famous destinations in Japan.

After breakfast at your hotel, take part in the Tokyo Grand Full Day Tour visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace Gardens, Sensoji Temple and a Sumida River Cruise. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit World Heritage listed sites Mt.Fuji, Shirakawago and sacred Miyajima Island.

Day 3 Tokyo - Kamakura - Tokyo (B, L) After breakfast, enjoy a day tour to the beloved ancient cities of Kamakura and visit world famous sites including the Great Buddha. After a Japanese style lunch, visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hokoku-ji Temple, experience powdered green tea tasting at the Jomyo-ji Temple and pass over the symbolic Yokohama Bay Bridge. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Visit Kanazawa, famous for Japanese Gardens and the Nagamachi Samurai District.

Day 4 Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone (B, L, D) Breakfast at your hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 meters on Japan's highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto Station to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Nanpu-so or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Stay at a Ryokan to experience a Traditional Japanese Inn.

Day 5 Hakone - Takayama (B) Following breakfast, catch the bullet train from Odawara to Nagoya, and then take the Limited Express train from Nagoya to Takayama. The Takayama Afternoon Tour includes viewing colourfully decorated festival floats at Yatai Kaikan Hall, the Kusakabe Folk craft Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and the streets of Kami Sannomachi where the unique traditional wooden houses are preserved. Overnight at Hida Hotel Plaza or similar (3.5 Star Hotel).

Enjoy Yatai (food stalls) and nightlife in Hakata.

Day 6 Takayama - Shirakawa go - Kanazawa (L) Complete the Shirakawa-go Tour, drive to the World Heritage Site Gokayama Ainokura, enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways old life of the past. After Gokayama, proceed to Shirakawa-go. After a Japanese-style lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village on your own. Continue to Kanazawa for an Overnight stay at Hotel Kanazawa or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 7 Kanazawa - Hakata Join the Kananaza Morning Tour, visiting Higashi Chaya district where Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street. Tentoku-in Temple, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kenroku-en Garden, the top three Japanese gardens which offer amazing seasonal views all year round. Board the Limited Express train from Kanazawa, then catch a bullet train to Hakata and make your own way to your accommodation in the evening. Overnight at Royal Park the Fukuoka or similar (4 Star Hotel).

TAKAYAMA

Day 8 Hakata (B) Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the Hakata Sightseeing Tour, visiting Fukuoka Castle and Ohori Park. This park is one of the most beautiful water parks in Japan. Afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight at Royal Park the Fukuoka or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 9 Hakata - Hiroshima (B)

Hida Hotel Plaza

After breakfast at your hotel you have free time until departure. Catch a bullet train from Hakata to Hiroshima. Overnight at New Hiroden Hotel or similar (3 Star Hotel).

FUKUOKA

Day 10 Hiroshima (B) After breakfast at your hotel, complete the Hiroshima and Miyajima Full Day Tour, visiting Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Overnight at New Hiroden Hotel or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 11 Hiroshima - Kyoto (B) After breakfast at your hotel, you will have free time until its time to depart on the bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 12 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B, L)

Royal Park Hotel the Fukuoka

After breakfast at your hotel, complete the Kyoto Morning Tour, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace.After lunch, travel to Nara, visiting Todaiji (Temple) which houses the Great Buddha. Nara Park is where many tame deer roam freely, and is also the home to the colourful Kasuga Shrine, with 3,000 lanterns. Return to Kyoto for an overnight stay at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

TOKYO: Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex HAKONE: Hotel Nanpu-so HIROSHIMA: New Hiroden Hotel KANAZAWA: Hotel Kanazawa KYOTO: Almont Hotel Kyoto

Day 13 Kyoto (B) Following breakfast at your hotel, you have the whole day free to explore Kyoto. Please look at our Day Tours section for options for your free time. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 14 Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B)

* Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

Breakfast at your hotel, then you have free time until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by Airport Shuttle. Pick up time is about 4 hours prior to the flight.

* All Price per person.

14 Days One way from $3,890 pp

Kanazawa

Minimum: 2 people Departure: Every Thursday (except peak season) INCLUDED HOTELS: Tokyo(3 nights), Hakone(1 night), Takayama(1 night), Kanazawa(1 night), Fukuoka (2 nights), Hiroshima (2 nights), Kyoto(3 nights) MEALS: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner GUIDE: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

Mt.Fuji Hakone

Takayama Shirakawago Yokohama Kamakura

Hakata

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. *Hakone Yumoto Shuttle or Hakone Taxi fares are only indicative and not included in the package price. See booking conditions on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au - contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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Super Explore 21 Days Independent Tour

Day 1 - 8 B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Tokyo Upon arrival at Narita Airport, take a shared taxi to your accommodation. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Annex Hotel or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 2 Tokyo (B,L) Breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the Tokyo Grand Full Day Tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace Gardens. Then enjoy a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon take a Sumida River Cruise and visit Sensoji Temple. The tour will finish upon arrival at the same pick up location. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 3 Tokyo (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tokyo. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 4 Tokyo – Nikko – Tokyo (B,L) After breakfast, enjoy the World Heritage Nikko Full Day Tour, visiting the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls, one of Nikko’s three famous waterfalls; following by a Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant. The tour will finish in the late evening in Shinjuku. Please make your own way to your hotel. Overnight at Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 5 Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone (B,L,D) Breakfast at your hotel. Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from theTokyo hotel to the Kyoto hotel. Travel by coach up to 2,300 meters on Japan's highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, to experience a spectacular view. After lunch, proceed for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. After the tour, make your own way from Hakone Yumoto Station to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Nanpu-so or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 6 Hakone - Takayama (B) Following breakfast, make your way from Hakone to Odawara, and catch the bullet train from Odawara to Nagoya. In Nagoya change to the limited express train and travel to Takayama. The Takayama Afternoon Tour includes viewing colourfully decorated festival floats at Yatai Kaikan Hall, the Kusakabe Folk Craft Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and the streets of Kami Sannomachi where the unique traditional wooden houses are preserved. Overnight at Hida Hotel Plaza or similar (3.5 Star Hotel).

Day 7 Takayama – Shirakawago - Kanazawa (L) Complete the Shirakawa-go Tour; drive to World Heritage Site Gokayama Ainokura, enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways old life of the past and after Gokayama, proceed to Shirakawa-go. Enjoy Japanese-style lunch, savor the taste of home-style cooking that can only be only experienced in this region. After lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village on your own. Continue to Kanazawa for an Overnight stay at Hotel Kanazawa or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 8 Kanazawa Join the Kanazawa Morning Tour, visit to Higashi Chaya district where Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street. Tentokuin Temple, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kenroku-en Garden, the top three Japanese gardens which offer amazing seasonal views all year round. Afternoon is your free time. Enjoy shopping or more sightseeing. Overnight stay at Hotel Kanazawa or similar (4 Star Hotel).

* All Price per person.

21 Days One way from $5,990 pp

Kanazawa

Minimum: 2 people Departure: Every Saturday (except peak season) INCLUDED HOTELS: Tokyo (4 Nights), Hakone (1 night), Takayama (1 night), Kanazawa (2 nights), Kyoto (4 Nights), Hiroshima (2 nights), Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch (2 nights), Mt. Koya (1 night), Osaka (3 nights) MEALS: 17breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners GUIDE: English speaking guide service is included on Day2,4,5,6,7,8,10,12,14

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Kyoto Himeji Hiroshima

Nikko

Tokyo

Mt.Fuji Takayama Shirakawago Hakone

Osaka

Mt.Koya

Nagasaki

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Day 9 - 21 B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 9 Kanazawa - Kyoto Free time until departure for Kyoto, then catch a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto and make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 10 Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto (B,L) After breakfast at your hotel, complete the Kyoto Morning Tour, visiting the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, travel to Nara, visiting Todaiji Temple which houses the Great Buddha, Nara Park where many tame deer roam freely, and also home to the colourful Kasuga Shrine, with 3,000 lanterns. Return to Kyoto for an overnight stay at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 11 Kyoto (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure in Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 12 Kyoto - Himeji - Kyoto (B,L) Breakfast at hotel, catch a bullet train from Kyoto to Himeji by yourself. Upon arrive at Himeji Station, meet English speaking guide at Hotel Nikko Himeji, then walk to Himeji Castle. Sightseeing at Himeji Castle, the castle is also known as "White Heron Castle" due to its elegant, white appearance, and is widely considered Japan's most spectacular castle. After lunch, proceed to Maiko Station, experience the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, and walk along the built-in promenade. Transfer by local train to Himeji Station. Catch a bullet train from Himeji to Kyoto. Overnight at Almont Hotel Kyoto or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Highlights Visit World Heritage Sites Mt. Fuji, Shirakawa-go, sacred Miyajima Island and Himeji Castle. Visit Kanazawa, famous for Japanese Gardens and the Nagamachi Samurai District. Staying at a Shukubo (temple Lodging) in Mt. Koya. Experience the serenity of Buddhism at a 1,200 year-old Temple. Experience the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, by walking along the built-in promenade.

Day 13 Kyoto – Hiroshima (B) Following breakfast, catch a bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima and make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight at New Hiroden Hotel or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 14 Hiroshima (B) After breakfast at your hotel, complete the Hiroshima and Miyajima Full Day Tour, visiting Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. Tour disbands at Hiroshima Station, make your own way back to your hotel. Overnight at New Hiroden Hotel or similar (3 Star Hotel).

Day 15 Hiroshima - Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch (B) After breakfast at your hotel, catch a bullet train from Hiroshima to Shin-Tosu Station, then take a limited express train to Huis Ten Bosch Station and make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight at The Watermark Hotel Nagasakl Huis Ten Bosch (4.5 Star Hotel).

Day 16 Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch (B) After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy your day at Huis Ten Bosch theme park. The park features many Dutch-style buildings such as hotels, villas, theatres, museums, shops and restaurants, along with canals, windmills, amusement rides, and planted seasonal flowers. Overnight at The Watermark Hotel Nagasakl Huis Ten Bosch (4.5 Star Hotel).

HIROSHIMA

HUIS TEN BOSCH

Day 17 Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch - Osaka (B) After breakfast at your hotel, take a limited express train from Huis Ten Bosch Station to Hakata, then catch a bullet train to Shin-Osaka Station, transfer by local train to Osaka Station and make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight at Granvia Hotel Osaka or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 18 Osaka - Mt. Koya (B, D) Breakfast at your hotel. Please leave your main suitecase at your hotel reception. Please pack an overnight bag for Mt. Koya, and leave Osaka by train and cable car via Gokurakubashi, where you will have free time at leisure. Enjoy a Japanese-Shojin Ryori (Monk's food - Vegetarian dishes) for dinner at the Temple. Overnight at Henjoko-in Temple or similar.

Hotel New Hiroden Mt. KOYA

The Watermark Hotel Huis Ten Bosch OSAKA

Day 19 Mt. Koya - Osaka (B) After Buddhist Monk vegetarian breakfast and lecture in English about the history of Mt. Koya, transfer to Osaka via train. The rest of the day can be spent sightseeing in Osaka at your leisure. Overnight at Granvia Hotel Osaka or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 20 Osaka (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure in Osaka. Overnight at Granvia Hotel Osaka or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Day 21 Osaka – Kansai Airport (B) Free until departure. Transfer to Kansai Airport by sheared taxi.

Henjoko-in Temple

Granvia Hotel Osaka

TOKYO: Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex HAKONE: Hotel Nanpu-so TAKAYAMA: Hida Hotel Plaza KANAZAWA: Hotel Kanazawa KYOTO: Almont Hotel Kyoto * Ryokan or Luxury accommodation option is available.

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東京

TOKYO PLACES OF INTEREST IN TOKYO GINZA & TSUKIJI

SHINJUKU

ASAKUSA

SHIBUYA & HARAJUKU

Ginza is the centre of fashion in Japan. It is where famous boutiques from around the world stand side by side. Located nearby is Tsukiji Market. It is the largest seafood market in the world, moving an astounding 2,400 tonnes of seafood a day.

One of the most popular entertainment districts in Japan, Shinjuku Station is the busiest railway station in the world, handling more than 3.5 million passengers every day. Shinjuku has 3 main areas of interest, one being the office town with a row of high-rise buildings. Another is Kabukicho, the prominent entertainment district that never sleeps and it also holds many large shopping malls.

One of Tokyo’s oldest and most visited temples from the 7th century. Numerous shops run along the street towards the Senso-ji Temple. They carry a variety of small crafts made from Japanese-style paper and countless goods such as traditional folding fans that attract many foreign visitors.

Shibuya is an area that is overflowing with youthful fashion, fast food and arcades. Harajuku has many famous designer boutiques located nearby that appeal to the youth interested in fashion. You are also able to enjoy nature by taking a walk in the nearby Yoyogi Park or alongside the precincts of the Meiji Shrine.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN KANTO REGION MT. FUJI & HAKONE

NIKKO

KAMAKURA

YOKOHAMA

Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain (3,776 meters high) and is also the symbol of Japan. Today, it is a popular mountain to climb during July and August. From Tokyo, the town of Hakone is 1.5 hours by train. Hakone is a famous hot spring resort town. Relaxing in one of the many hot springs is a truly worthwhile experience. Located an hour from Tokyo, Kamakura has a long history. It was established as Japan's first feudal capital 800 years ago. Over 100 historical sightseeing locations are scattered around in this city.

Hotels in Tokyo Keio Plaza Hotel

Two hours from Tokyo by train a hidden gem is located - one of the most beautiful examples of traditional architecture in Japan. The Tosho-gu Shrine complex is designed in a way so it becomes one with the surrounding forest. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used to decorate the buildings in a way not seen anywhere else in Japan. Yokohama is located 30 minutes south of central Tokyo. It prospered as one of the busiest trading ports in Japan. Various points of interest include Japan’s biggest Chinatown, the famous night view from Yamashita Park, shopping in Motomachi and historical western-style buildings.

More hotels are available at www.traveljapan.com.au Shinjuku

Grand Prince New Takanawa

Shinagawa

Conrad Tokyo

Shiodome

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5 mins on foot from JR Shinjuku Station

5 mins on foot from JR Shinagawa Station

7 mins on foot from JR Shimbashi Station

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Triple

$169 $145

Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo

Shinjuku

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$209 $189

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Shinagawa

Hilton Tokyo Bay

Twin

Triple

$345 $259

Tokyo Disney Resort

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8 mins on foot from JR Shinjuku Station

2 mins on foot from JR Shinagawa Station

3 mins on foot from Bayside Station of Disney Resort Including Breakfast

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Twin

$195 $135

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$275 $175

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Triple

$269 $235

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.


Kanto Region Map

The Kanto region is located in the east of Japan and consists of seven prefectures. Tokyo is in the Kanto region and is the capital of Japan. It is the world's most populous metropolis, where roughly 13 million people live. Consisting of 23 central city wards the capital alone has multiple cities, towns and villages, along with the Ogasawara and Izu islands. There are a number of attractions in Tokyo that should not be missed. Tokyo offers seemingly endless choices of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors.

NIKKO

ASAKUSA

NARITA DISNEYLAND

SHINJUKU Mt.FUJI

HANEDA YOKOHAMA

HAKONE KAMAKURA

← KYOTO

Day Tours from Tokyo

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TOP SELLER

Mt. Fuji – Hakone 1 Day Tour

Tokyo Grand Full Day Tour

Scale Mt. Fuji - a World Heritage listed site, Pirate Ship Cruise upon Lake Ashi, and Hakone Sky Gondola.

Visit Tokyo’s most popular sightseeing spots: Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden, Asakusa and much more.

Adult $179 | Child $85

Adult $189 | Child $95

Sumo Morning Training Tour

Kamakura 1 Day Tour

Tour start 7:30am Approx. 3 hours

Experience Adult $205 Child $189

Adult $209 Child $209

Tokyo Skytree & Asakusa Tour

Tokyo Robot Show

Newest landmark Tokyo Skytree.

2 hour show. Includes one drink.

Adult $93 Child $53

Adult $169 Child $85

Tokyo Disneyland 1 Day Passport Adult $129 Child $95

Adult $95 Child $95

Kanto Region Ryokan Hakone

Visit World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine, 97 meter high Kegon Falls, and Lake Chuzenji.

Adult $125 | Child $75

Tsukiji Sushi Making

Tenseien

Nikko World Heritage 1 Day Tour

All Ryokans include traditional Japanese breakfast & dinner

Hakone Pax Yoshino

Hakone

Kanemidori

Kusatsu

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12 mins on foot from Hakone Yumoto Station

4 mins by loop bus from Hakone Yumoto Station

30 mins by bus from Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station

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Triple

$205 $269

Yumoto Fujiya Hotel

Hakone

Twin

Triple

$169 $169

Kajikaso

Hakone

Twin

Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa

Nikko

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5 mins on foot from Hakone Yumoto Station

5 mins by loop bus from Hakone Yumoto Station

5 mins by taxi from Nikko Station

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Triple

$299 $305

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$265 $265

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$279 $259

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Triple

$335 $299

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.

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京都

KYOTO PLACES OF INTEREST IN KYOTO FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA GRAND SHRINE

GION

KIYOMIZUDERA TEMPLE

KINKAKUJI TEMPLE & RYOANJI TEMPLE

This shrine is an important Shinto shrine located on the mountain of Inari-san. It has thousands of vermilion Torii gates and many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Foxes are thought to be messengers of Inari, the god of rice harvest and more recently, business. The entire complex sprawls across the wooded forest of sacred Mount Inari.

Gion is the most famous entertainment and Geisha district which is a must-see! Old-style restaurants, shops and ochaya (where Geiko and Maiko entertain) add to the distinctly refined atmosphere. Try on a kimono and go explore the beauty of Kyoto's stone-paved streets with lanterns on both sides.

This ancient temple was first built in 798 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto and derives its name from the fall's pure waters. It is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall 13 meters above the hillside below.

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf, is one of the historical buildings most representative of Japan. The facts regarding Ryoanji Temple’s famous rock garden are less certain. Although there are fifteen rocks only 14 can be seen regardless of which angle the garden is viewed from.

ARASHIYAMA

IMPERIAL PALACE & NIJO CASTLE

Kyoto Imperial Palace is renowned as a pinnacle for its simplicity of Japanese architecture. Nearby is the more lavishly appointed Nijo Castle, designated as a National Treasure; the walls and sliding paper doors of each room are decorated with spectacular screen paintings by the tea master and landscape architect Kobori Enshu.

Arashiyama is popular destination where nobles would enjoy its natural setting. The Togetsukyo Bridge is a central land mark of Arashiyama. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby. The Bamboo Groves is a magical place. The walking path that cuts through the bamboo groves make for a nice walk or bicycle ride.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN NARA TODAIJI TEMPLE & NARA PARK

KASUGA TAISHA SHRINE

Nara's most famous ancient attraction is Todaiji Temple. Constructed in 752, its huge great Buddha statue, in the main hall Daibutsuden, is the world's largest wooden structure. Nara Park’s resident tame deer were considered to be messengers of the gods in pre-Buddhist times.

Hotels in Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

Hotel Keihan Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Kyoto Station Area

Kyoto Tower Hotel

Kyoto Station Area

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2 mins on foot from JR Kyoto Station

1 min on foot from JR Kyoto Station

2 mins on foot from JR Kyoto Station

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$119

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$99

Kyoto Station Area

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Twin

Triple

$145 $125

Kyoto Station Area

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$125 $119 Karasuma Shijo Area

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

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1min on foot from JR Kyoto Station

5 mins by taxi from JR Kyoto Station

1 min on foot from Shijo Station of Subway

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Kyoto Station Area

Popular Hotel

Colourful Kasuga Taisha Shrine, erected in 768, is Nara’s most celebrated Shinto shrine. The vermillion lacquered building creates a beautiful contrast to the surrounding greenery. Kasuga Taisha Shrine was periodically rebuilt every 20 years for many centuries. However, the custom was discontinued at the end of the Edo Period.

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$139 $129

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Twin

$335 $179

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$105

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.

Triple

$85


Kyoto City

Kinkakuji Temple Ryoanji Temple Kamigamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine Ginkakuji Temple

Nijo Castle

Arashiyama

Heian Shrine

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Tenryuji Temple

Yasaka Shrine

Gion District Higashi Honganji

Kiyomizudera Temple

Nishi Honganji Kyoto Tower

Sanju-Sangendo

KYOTO STATION Toji Temple

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Day Tours from Kyoto

Both Kyoto & Nara are ancient capitals that used to thrive as the centre of politics and culture of Japan, before the capital was relocated to Tokyo in the 19th century. Both cities have elaborate gardens, temples & shrines that possess lots of cultural heritages including Buddhist statues. Kyoto also has hana-machi (entertainment district) where beautiful Maiko girls walk through the rows of old houses. Its traditional culture including crafts, arts and performing arts has been passed on throughout the generations and continues to be developed today. In these cities, you can touch and experience Japan’s nature, beauty, and tradition.

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Popular Tour

Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Tour Visit 4 World Heritage Sites: Nijo Castle, Todaiji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and more.

Adult $205 | Child $174

Fushimi Inari Shrine & Sake Tasting

Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama

Enjoy tasting sake at the Gekkeikan Sake Museum & walking the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Walking through scenic Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Grove.

Adult $125 | Child $119

Kyoto One Day Tour

Nara Morning Walking Tour

Approx. 10 hours Tour.

Approx. 4.5 hours Tour. 4.5km Walking.

Adult $185 Child $155

Maiko Performance with Dinner

Adult $95 Child $79

Gion Kimono Experience Tour

Adult $199 Child $199

Japanese Cooking Class

Experience

Philosopher’s Path & Tea Ceremony Tour

Experience

Adult $209

Experience

Adult $145 Child $129

Adult $105

Ryokan in Kyoto Gion Hatanaka

Adult $125 | Child $109

All Ryokans include traditional Japanese breakfast & dinner Gion

Hiiragiya

Gion

Arashiyama Benkei

Arashiyama

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15 mins by taxi from JR Kyoto Station

15 mins by taxi from JR Kyoto Station

14 mins on foot from JR Saga Arashiyama Station

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$519 $449

Gion Shinmonso

Gion

Twin

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$469 $429

Motonago

Gion

Twin

Triple

$639 $619

Kadensho

Arashiyama

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20 mins by taxi from JR Kyoto Station

20 mins by taxi from JR Kyoto Station

20 mins on foot from JR Saga Arashiyama Station

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Triple

$189 $175

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$299 $299

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Triple

$319 $319

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.

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& KANSAI REGION

大阪

OSAKA

The Kansai region, situated in the central-west of Japan, includes the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nara which are famous for the rich cultural heritage from ancient times. Osaka is famous for good eating, the phrase KUIDAORE (eat ‘til you drop) was coined to describe Osaka’s love of good food. Osaka is also a good place to experience a modern Japanese city. Kansai is just the place for those who want to enjoy both historical street scenes as well as modern city life. If you had to choose only one region of Japan to explore, Kansai would be the easy choice.

Day Tours from Osaka

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Mt. Koya 1 Day Tour

Osaka Walking 1 Day Tour

World Heritage Site Mt. Koya. Explore Sacred Temple by yourself Guided Tour available.

Explore popular Osaka spot such as Osaka Castle, the Aerial Garden, walking through the Umeda district and enjoy an Aqua Liner cruise.

Adult $135 | Child $115

Adult $195 | Child $185

Kobe & Nada Sake brewery 1 Day Tour

Osaka Bay Area Half Day Tour Visit the world’s biggest class aquarium.

*Non-alcoholic beverage will not be provided in place of alcoholic drinks.

Adult $205 Child $189

Hotels in Osaka Swissotel Nankai

Adult $139 Child $125

Himeji Castle & Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Walking Tour Tour World Heritage site Himeji Castle, Japanese Garden and walk Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

Adult $239 | Child $189

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN® 1 Day Studio Pass Adult $112 Child $78

© & ® Universal Studios. All rights reserved. SA15-59J/CR15-1148

More hotels are available at www.traveljapan.com.au Namba

Granvia Hotel Osaka

Umeda

Kansai Airport Star Gate Hotel

Kansai Airport

Distance :

Distance :

Distance :

1 min walk from Namba Station of Subway

1 min walk from JR Osaka Station

1 min walk from JR Rinku-Town Station

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

Price pp From *

Namba

Hotel Hankyu International

$175 $149

Hotel Monterey Grasmere

Twin

Triple

$159 $145 Umeda

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$129 $115

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

Universal City

Distance :

Distance :

Distance :

1 min on foot from JR Namba Station

10 min on foot from JR Osaka Station

2 mins on foot from JR Universal City Station Including Breakfast

Price pp From *

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Twin

Triple

$159 $135

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$229 $169

Price pp From *

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.

Twin

Triple

$235 $255


& CHUGOKU REGION

広島

HIROSHIMA

The Chugoku area is located in Western Honshu and is divided into two areas - the Sea of Japan side, and the Seto Inland Sea side. Miyajima and Kurashiki are located on the Inland Sea. Hiroshima is known as the first city devastated by an atomic bomb during World War II. Off the coast of Hiroshima is the small island of Miyajima containing the floating red " Torii " of Itsukushima Shrine. Miyajima is one of Japan’s nihon sankei or 3 unique views.

Day Tours from Hiroshima

Hotels in Hiroshima

TOP SELLER

Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

Itinerary -10:30 a.m.

Depart Hotel Granvia Hiroshima to visit the following by bus and ferry.

Distance : 1 min walk from Hiroshima Station of JR Sanyo Shinkansen

-Itsukushima Shrine (45 min)

Witness the truly breathtaking site of a bright red torii gate emerging from the deep blue sea. Enjoy lunch on your own (80 min).

-Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park / Museum (100 min)

Must Visit!!

Reflect human history through poignant portrayals of Hiroshima's darkest hours.

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 Day Tour World Heritage site Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park / Museum and Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine and more.

Adult $215 | Child $185

From Osaka & Kyoto departure available, additional charge required.

Iwaso

Miyajima

Kinsuikan

Triple

SHIKOKU

REGION

Shikoku Region Ryokan Funaya

Dogo

Miyajima

Triple

$85

Kurashiki

10 mins on foot from JR Kurashiki Station

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$235 $235

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$255 $285

All Ryokans include traditional Japanese breakfast & dinner

Kotohira Onsen Kotosankaku

Kotohira

Distance :

Triple

Tsurugata Distance :

5 mins on foot from JR Kotohira Station

Twin

$95

5 mins on foot from Miyajima Pier

25 mins by bus from JR Matsuyama Station

$339 $305

Twin

Distance :

Distance :

Price pp From *

Price pp From *

All Ryokans include traditional Japanese breakfast & dinner

四国

Twin

Hiroshima

3 mins walk from Hiroshima Station of JR Sanyo Shinkansen

Arrive at JR Hiroshima Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.

$349 $335

Triple

Distance :

-5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

15 mins on foot from Miyajima Pier

Twin

$139 $119

Hotel New Hiroden

Drive by a sobering reminder of World War II and inspiring symbol of peace.

Distance :

Price pp From *

Price pp From *

-Atomic Bomb Dome.

Chugoku Region Ryokan

Hiroshima

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$279 $245

Shikoku is a large island in the west of Japan and synonymous with natural beauty and the pursuit of spiritual perfection. It’s home to the 88 Temple Pilgrimage Route.

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.

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& HOKURIKU REGION

金沢

KANAZAWA

Kanazawa is the old capital of Hokuriku. The city boasts many historical attractions such as Samurai residences and Geisha districts. Best known for Kenroku-en, one of Japan's "three best landscape gardens" that many consider the most beautiful of the three.

Day Tours from Kanazawa Hotels in Kanazawa

Ryokan in Hokuriku Region

ANA Crown Plaza Kanazawa Kanazawa Kissho Yamanaka Uchiwa Fan Workshop & Distance : Gold Leaf Green 1 min on foot from JR Kanazawa Station Tea experience

Experience

Price pp From *

Adult $65

Twin

Triple

名古屋 Price pp From *

NAGOYA

Twin

15 mins by taxi from JR Kaga Onsen Station

$69

Twin

Triple

$279 $245 Wakura Onsen

Distance : 10 mins by courtesy bus from JR Wakura Onsen Station Price pp From *

Triple

$85

Distance :

Price pp From *

$185 $169

Kanazawa Aenokaze Shirakawago & Resol Trinity Kanazawa Gokanyama Distance : World Heritage 12 mins on foot from JR Kanazawa Station 1 Day Tour

Adult $145 Child $129

Yamanaka Onsen

Twin

Triple

$349 $295

More hotels are available at www.traveljapan.com.au / All Ryokans include traditional Japanese breakfast & dinner

& TAKAYAMA

Nagoya City is the centre of politics, economics and culture of Aichi Prefecture. Nagoya Castle is the symbol of the city. At each end of the roof you can see a pair of golden ‘shachi' - legendary creatures possessing a tiger’s head and carp’s body. Takayama is one of Japan’s best, most atmospheric townscapes and a beautiful city tucked away between the Northern Alps of Japan.

Day Tours from Takayama Hotels in Chubu Region Mariott Associa Hotel

Stroll down the side streets, sample sake and local delicacies. You will learn the unique food culture of Takayama through this tour.

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Yudanaka Onsen Distance :

1 min on foot from JR Nagoya Station

8 mins on foot from Yudanaka Station

Single

Twin

$349 $259

Best Western Hotel Takayama

Takayama

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$205 $189

Hodakaso Yamanoirori

Takayama

Distance :

Distance :

1 min on foot from JR Takayama Station

3 mins on foot from JR Takayama Station Excluding Dinner

Including Breakfast

Adult $67 | Child $36

Issa no Komichi Biyu no Yado

Distance :

Price pp From *

Food & Culture Walk Tour

Nagoya

Ryokan in Chubu Region

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$149 $135

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$125 $105

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.


& KYUSHU REGION

福岡

FUKUOKA

The Kyushu area is located in the south-west of Japan. The island’s position as an ancient gateway to countries overseas has helped foster Kyushu’s rich culture of cuisine and many other charms belonging to the island. Fukuoka is an ancient and key point of trade between Japan and the rest of Asia as it was the first place in Japan to be exposed to the culture of the rest of the continent.

Day Tours from Fukuoka Hotels in Kyushu Region Ryokan in Kyushu Region Hotel Okura Fukuoka Fukuoka Afternoon Tour Visit Fukuoka Tower, Marine World Uminonakamichi and enjoy a cruise on Hakata Bay

Adult $115 Child $105

Hakata

Distance :

1 min walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station of Subway

5 mins by taxi from JR Yufuin Station

Price pp From *

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$159 $149 Huis Ten Bosch

Twin

Triple

$349 $335

Beppu Yuya

Beppu Distance :

沖縄

Distance :

Adult $142 Child $132

Yufuin

Distance :

Watermark Huis Ten Bosch Dazaifu Sightseeing Tour Visit Komyozen Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu shrine & Kyushu National Museum

Soan Cosmos

20 mins on foot from JR Huis Ten Bosch Station

15 mins by taxi from JR Beppu Station

Price pp From *

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$169 $165

Indoor/outdoor private onsen included

Twin

Triple

$355 $335

More hotels are available at www.traveljapan.com.au / All Ryokans include traditional Japanese breakfast & dinner

OKINAWA

Okinawa is an island belonging to the Ryukyu Islands, which are a chain of islands only 1.5 hours away from Taiwan. The islands’ climate is semi-tropical, and with coral-fringed islands scattered all around, it feels more like a tropical oasis than the rest of Japan.

Day Tours from Okinawa

Hotels in Okinawa

Hotel Nikko Naha Shuri Castle World Heritage Tour Experience Okinawa’s history & culture

Adult $75 Child $49

Okinawa Kerama Island Snorkelling Tour Adult $155 Child $155

Naha

Rizzan Sea Park Hotel Tancha Bay

Onnason

Distance :

Distance :

30 mins drive from Naha Airport

70 mins drive from Naha Airport

Price pp From *

Twin

$85

The Busena Terrace

Triple

$69 Nago

Price pp From *

Twin

ANA Inter Continental Manza Beach Resort

Manza Beach

Distance :

Distance :

90 mins drive from Naha Airport

80 mins drive from Naha Airport

Including Breakfast

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$115 $105

Including Breakfast

Triple

$295 $245

Price pp From *

Twin

Triple

$255 $219

*All child ages are between 6-11years of age. * All tours require 2 people minimum of participants. * The above prices are correct at the time of printing. For current prices please visit www.traveljapan.com.au or, contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent. * All prices per person based on low season travel.

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Inclusions:

Inclusions:

・Flights with All Nippon Airways Tokyo (Haneda) Saporo (Chitose) Osaka (Itami)

・Accommodation in Sapporo

Sapporo

・Flights with All Nippon Airways

Okinawa

-1 night for 2 days trip -2 nights for 3 days trip

2 days from

3 days from

259pp / $349pp

Kanazawa & Sapporo 3 days / 5 days

2 days from

Tokyo (Haneda) Kanazawa (Komatsu) Sapporo (Chitose) Tokyo (Haneda)

249pp / $319pp

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・Accommodation in Sapporo -1 night for 3 & 5 days trip

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5 days from

509pp / $759pp

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・Flights with All Nippon Airways Tokyo (Haneda)    Sapporo (Chitose) Okinawa (Naha) Osaka (Kansai )

・Accommodation in Sapporo

・Accommodation in Kanazawa -1 night for 3 days trip -2 nights for 5 days trip

3 days from

$

Inclusions:

・Flights with All Nippon Airways

3 days from

・Accommodation in Naha -1 night for 2 days trip -2 nights for 3 days trip

$

Kanazawa

Tokyo (Haneda) Okinawa (Naha) Tokyo (Haneda)

Okinawa

-1 night for 3 days trip -2 nights for 5 days trip

・Accommodation in Naha -1 night for 3 & 5 days trip

3 days from

5 days from

539pp / $819pp

$

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking condition on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au – contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.


HIROSHIMA

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Tokyo > Hiroshima > Tokyo

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3 days / 5 days

Hiroshima

Tokyo

Tokyo > Okinawa > Hiroshima > Tokyo

Tokyo

3 days / 5 days

Hiroshima Sapporo

Okinawa

Hiroshima

Tokyo Inclusions:

・Flights with All Nippon Airways Tokyo (Haneda) → Hiroshima → Tokyo (Haneda)

Inclusions:

・Accommodation in Hiroshima -1 night for 2 days trip -2 nights for 3 days trip

・Flights with All Nippon Airways Tokyo (Haneda) → Sapporo (Chitose) →Hiroshima → Tokyo (Haneda)

2 days from

3 days from

Inclusions:

・Flights with All Nippon Airways Tokyo (Haneda) → Okinawa (Naha) → Hiroshima → Tokyo (Haneda)

・Accommodation in Sapporo -1 night for 3 days trip -2 nights for 5 days trip

・Accommodation in Okinawa -1 night for 3 days trip -2 nights for 5 days trip

・Accommodation in Hiroshima -1 night for 3 days trip -2 nights for 5 days trip

・Accommodation in Hiroshima -1 night for 3 days trip -2 nights for 5 days trip

3 days from

5 days from

3 days from

5 days from

319pp $419pp $509pp $759pp $539pp $819pp

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SHIMANAMI KAIDO CYCLING TOUR 7 DAYS

Location is convenient for Shimanami Kaido cycling route with most rooms providing a bicycle rack. Public areas offer repair space for bicycle maintenance (rental tools available), and a cycle shop in the same building. Standard twin is approx. 20sqm.

2,990pp

Price: from $

Rental Bike Plan (Own bike plan also available)

The Shimanami Kaido cycling route is 70kms that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing across six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

Departure:

Minimum: Included:

Daily from Sydney

*Connect daily from/to Adelaide, Brisbane & Melbourne with Virgin Australia to Sydney. (Except 28 Apr-7 May, 18-28 Jun, 13-15 Aug, 20, 31 Dec 2016)

2 people 4 nights hotel, 4 breakfasts Return economy International and domestic Japan flights 2 days rental bike, Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 day tour

Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Sydney Airport * Flight from Sydney by All Nippon Airways (21:30). Tokyo/Haneda - Hiroshima - Onomichi Arrive at Haneda airport. Fly to Hiroshima. Transfer to Onomichi by shuttle bus. Pick up your rental bicycle at your hotel facilities. Stay at 4 star cycle hotel Onomichi U2 or similar. Onomichi - Shimanami Kaido - Imabari (B) Shimanami Kaido cycling (approx. 70km) to Imabari. Return your rental bicycle in Imabari city. Stay at 4 star hotel in Imabari. Imabari - Hiroshima (B) Free until departure. Transfer to Hiroshima by express bus. Stay at 4 star hotel in Hiroshima. Hiroshima (B) Hiroshima & Miyajima full day tour. Stay at same hotel as on day 4. Hiroshima - Tokyo/Haneda (B) Free until departure. Transfer to Hiroshima Airport by limousine bus. Fly to Tokyo Haneda Airport. Fly back to Sydney by All Nippon Airways (22:10). Sydney Airport * Upon arrive at Sydney Airport, the tour will conclude.

Above prices are correct at the time of printing but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes or currency changes. From prices are subject to seasonality surcharges and confirmed at time of booking. See booking condition on page 31. For more information, please contact our consultant, visit www.traveljapan.com.au – contact H.I.S. directly or licensed travel agent.

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This Pass must be purchased in Australia or another country before arrival and cannot be purchased in Japan.

“Temporary Visitor.” Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS. Please refer our website on www.traveljapan.com.au/rail-pass.

Australian residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East, West, Hokkaido, JR Central or Tokyo-Osaka Hokuriku Arch Pass.

The Japan National Rail Pass is for unlimited travel on Japan Rail lines and affiliated buses and ferries.*

¥29,110

¥38,880

¥46,390

Flexible 5 day Nagano, Niigata Area Pass Flexible 5 day Tohoku Area Pass Flexible 6 day JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass

¥24,000

¥81,870

Kansai Area Pass This pass covers a smaller, more specific area of western Japan, from Kyoto to Himeji (including Osaka)

¥17,000 ¥19,000

This pass covers between Nagoya, Gero and Takayama, and links Kanazawa, Kaga-onsen, Awara-onsen, Kyoto and Osaka. Reserved seats on ordinary cars can be booked up to four times.

¥8,500

¥4,300

¥10,000

¥6,300

¥18,000

¥15,000

¥5,300

Kansai – Hiroshima Area Pass

JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

The Kyushu Island Rail Pass is ideal for travelling to places like Nagasaki, Suizenji Park, Kagoshima and Obi Castle.

¥2,200

¥26,000

5 days Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

The Tokyo - Osaka Hokuriku Arch Pass offers unlimited travel for ordinary car reserved seats on limited express trains (Hokuriku Shinkansen included), express trains, and local trains from Kansai, Narita, and Haneda international airports to the Hokuriku area.

¥62,950

¥59,350 JR East Pass is unlimited rides on normal designated seats including Shinkansens and limited express trains in the designated zone.

TOKYO-OSAKA HOKURIKU ARCH PASS

This Pass covers between Shin-Osaka and Hiroshima. Along with the JR-West Miyajima Ferry from Kansai Airport to Hiroshima, Okayama area and Takamatsu.

5 day

¥13,500

The Hokkaido Rail Pass is valid for all train lines of JR Hokkaido and JR Hokkaido Bus lines (except Hokkaido Shinkansen “Hayabusa”or “Hayate”).

¥13,000

¥16,500 ¥22,000 ¥22,000

*Hokkaido Shinkansen will start operating on 26 March 2016 between Shin-Aomori station on Japan’s main island of Honshu and Shin-Hakodate Hokuto station on the island of Hokkaido via the Seikan tunnel, operated by JR Hokkaido. *The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on "NOZOMI" and "MIZUHO" trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen lines.

Umeda

$41

$21 (6-11yrs)

1 - 4 pax

$489

$25

$14 (6-11yrs)

1 - 4 pax

$269

1 - 4 pax

$399

1 - 2 pax

$265

1 - 3 pax

$539

1 - 6 pax

$549

1 - 6 pax

$295

1 - 6 pax

$509

3 - 7pax

$369

1 - 6 pax

$689

$65 $35 $67 $49

$17 (3-12yrs) $34 (6-11yrs) $25 (Under 12yrs)

* Above mentioned prices as of 18th Mar 2016, but may change due to currency fluctuations.

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For questions regarding your accommodation, please contact our Customer Service Representatives.

Hotel description: Descriptions featured are based on current international hotel guides and contractual agreements provided by hotels and suppliers. Any facilities shown as included are subject to change at any time.

Amendments, Cancellation Fees & Refunds Amendments to your package will incur a Travel Japan fee, which may be varied depending on the period of changing and also on the type of airline ticket or package that is purchased. In addition, you will be required to pay any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airline fees, which can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking. Cancelled bookings will incur charges regardless of whether travel has not yet or has already commenced which will be varied depending on the period of changing and also the type of airline ticket or package that is purchased. In addition, you will be required to pay any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airlines, which can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking. Fees and extra charges will also apply when tickets, vouchers, coupons or documents are re-issued. Where we incur any liability for a cancellation fee or charge for any booking which you cancel, you agree to indemnify us for the amount of that fee or charge.

Accommodation, optional tours and land package reservations Day of Cancellation Amendment Cancellation to the Period of Travel fees fees Day of reservation to 7 weeks prior to departure date

$0.00

(Deposit)

7 weeks to 4 weeks prior to departure date

$33.00

(Deposit plus) $110.00

4 weeks to 2 weeks prior to departure date

$55.00

(Deposit plus) $220.00

Less than 2 weeks up to date of departure

100%

100%

Escorted land package reservation Day of Cancellation Amendment Cancellation to the Period of Travel fees fees Day of reservation to 7 weeks prior to departure date

$0.00

(Deposit)

6 - 8 weeks prior to departure date

$55.00

50%

Less than 2 weeks up to date of departure

100%

100%

Airline reservations Day of Cancellation Amendment Cancellation to the Period of Travel fees fees Prior to Ticketing Date

$0.00

(Deposit)

After Ticketing Date to 2 weeks prior to departure date

$55.00

(Deposit plus) $110.00

Less than 2 weeks up to date of departure

100%

100%

Japan Rail Pass Day of Cancellation Amendment Cancellation to the Period of Travel fees fees Day of reservation to 7 weeks prior to departure date 7 weeks to 4 weeks prior to departure date 4 weeks to 2 weeks prior to departure date

Travel Insurance

As travel plans are sometimes affected by influences outside your control, we strongly recommend you seek advice on obtaining insurance prior to travel and to discuss insurance options. We suggest that the policy should include, but not be limited to, the following cover: ・Loss or damage to personal baggage; ・Loss of money; and ・Emergency medical expenses incurred during travel.

Travel Japan is more than happy to show you for your consideration a range of travel insurance options to cover loss, damage, illness, injury or other unexpected circumstances. You may select travel insurance at QBE Travel Insurance, SureSave Travel Insurance or call our Customer Service Representatives on 1800-802-552 for more information.

Refund of Travel Insurance Premium A fourteen (14) day cooling off period applies to travel insurance purchased as part of your holiday package. If you cancel the travel insurance component of your holiday package or cancel your entire holiday package prior to the expiry of this cooling-off period, you will receive a refund of your travel insurance premium.

Passports and Visas It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you and your party have valid passports and visas to the destinations of your choice. Visa necessity mostly depends on the nationality. Please be sure to check regarding visas, required passport validity or immigration documents necessary before entering Japan. Travel Japan is not liable for any expenses, liabilities or loss incurred in relation to invalid passports, invalid or restricted visas or any other matters regarding your eligibility for entry into the country of your destination.

Travel Advice We strongly suggest you check relevant government websites to find out about any dangers and risks to your health and safety at your chosen destination before your holiday. For example, you can do this by checking with government agencies like the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Unused Land Service To the extent permitted by law, there will be no refund, credit or exchange for any unused land services once travel has commenced.

Product Descriptions $33.00

$110.00

Less than 2 weeks up to date of departure ・Include GST applicable per person; ・All fees are per person, per ticket or items unless otherwise stated; ・These fees are IN ADDITION to any cost recoveries retained and or/if charged by the airlines or other suppliers and are subject to change without notice; & ・100% non-refundable for purchases less than the fees above.

To the extent permitted by law, name changes are not permitted for any bookings. In case of refunds, before or after travel has already commenced, we are unable to provide a refund to you until we receive refunds from the relevant supplier. For refund of travel insurance premium, see 'Refund of Travel Insurance Premium'.

Exclusions The following items are not included in the price of your package: passport and visa charges where applicable, airport taxes (where not pre-payable or pre-paid), items of a personal nature such as drinks, room service, laundry, own meals (unless specified), baggage charges, excess baggage, personal & baggage insurance, telephone calls, postage and the cost of anything else not expressly identified as being included in the package.

Optional Services Optional Services refer to land tours, activities, car hire, transfers and other components (excluding flights and accommodation) that may be booked with a holiday package. On some occasions, guests may be required to contact the Optional Services supplier directly to arrange for pick-up/drop-off times, appointments etc. Any such requirements will be specified in the electronic documentation issued upon confirmation of your booking.

Baggage It is important for you to obtain and read luggage entitlements and restrictions applied by third party suppliers. Airline carriers, tour operators and transfer companies may have policies that restrict the size, number, weight and dimensions of allowable luggage (both carry-on and registered baggage). Some airline carriers, tour operators and transfer companies may charge a baggage fee if you carry luggage that exceeds the restrictions/allowances outlined in each individual policy.

Product descriptions featured on the brochure and throughout Travel Japan promotional material are based on current contractual agreements with suppliers and information provided by suppliers. Any facilities shown as included are subject to change at any time.

Maps and Photographs Maps are shown for general information and may not reflect actual routings, locations or services provided. Whilst photographs display places in geographic areas, they are not necessarily included in any holiday. Photos reflecting hotel rooms may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

Limitation of Liability You agree that neither H.I.S., nor any of its representatives or agents shall accept any liability in contract or in tort for any injury, death, accident, damage to personal property, loss, delay, additional expenses or distress, disappointment, inconvenience caused, directly or indirectly during the holiday however arising in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services by force majeure or other events, acts or omissions which are beyond the control of H.I.S. or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on behalf of H.I.S. including, but not limited to, all civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of government or of any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action (whether or not involving H.I.S. or its employees), strikes, theft, delay or cancellation, changes in itinerary or schedules, riots, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, improper or insufficient passports, visas or other documents. All warranties and conditions implied by statute or generally at law are excluded to the maximum extent of the law. If the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or any similar law applies and an implied condition or warranty cannot be excluded, the liability of H.I.S. will be limited, at their discretion, to either the replacement or resupply of the goods or services.

Consumer Claims Consumer claims should be made in writing within 30 days of return, with supporting documentation. Such claims should be addressed and forwarded to our Customer Service Representatives at info@traveljapan.com.au or mailed to the attention of Travel Japan Manager at PO Box 1517, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217.

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SYDNEY

Interpro House, 12th Floor, 447 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 (between Druitt & Market Street) Phone : (02) 9267-0555

MELBOURNE

4th Floor, 230 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 (entrance next to Hugo Boss) Phone : (03) 9650-9488

BRISBANE

Brisbane Arcade, Lower Level, Shop 9, 117 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 (take the elevator next to L's Espresso Bar) Phone : (07) 3224-1111

PERTH

International House Arcade, 2/26 St George's Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (access from Irwin Street next to Mercure Perth) Phone : (08) 9221-5588

GOLD COAST

Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Suite 8, Level 1, 3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 Phone : (07) 5584-8360

CAIRNS

1st Floor, Orchid Plaza, 79 - 81 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870 Phone : (07) 4051-7181

RESERVATIONS

1800 802 552

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