Modern and traditional Tokyo
Majestic Mountains and historic villages
Sobering and scenic Hiroshima
Japan's cultural heart
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
9 to 20
Festival, Rail, Slow paced
|09 Oct 2019||25 Oct 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $11,065|
|12 Oct 2019||28 Oct 2019||Limited Seats||AUD $11,065|
|20 Oct 2019||05 Nov 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $11,065|
|27 Oct 2019||12 Nov 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $11,265|
|30 Oct 2019||15 Nov 2019||Limited Seats||AUD $11,265|
|06 Nov 2019||22 Nov 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $11,265|
|10 Nov 2019||26 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $10,765|
|17 Nov 2019||03 Dec 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $11,065|
|09 Mar 2020||25 Mar 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|18 Mar 2020||03 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|20 Mar 2020||05 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|21 Mar 2020||06 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|22 Mar 2020||07 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|25 Mar 2020||10 Apr 2020||Limited Seats||AUD $10,965|
|26 Mar 2020||11 Apr 2020||Limited Seats||AUD $10,965|
|27 Mar 2020||12 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|28 Mar 2020||13 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|29 Mar 2020||14 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|30 Mar 2020||15 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|01 Apr 2020||17 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|02 Apr 2020||18 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|03 Apr 2020||19 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|04 Apr 2020||20 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|05 Apr 2020||21 Apr 2020||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $10,965|
|06 Apr 2020||22 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|07 Apr 2020||23 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|08 Apr 2020||24 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
|09 Apr 2020||25 Apr 2020||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $10,965|
|10 Apr 2020||26 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $10,965|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Tokyo, Japan’s dazzling capital city. After we check in we'll have the rest of the day at leisure.
Begin the day at the outer section of Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the world’s largest wholesale markets for fish, fruit and vegetables. We’ll then learn the age-old culinary art of making sushi (which we’ll get to enjoy once we’ve finished). This afternoon we’ll stroll through the shopping district of Ginza on our way to dinner. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Admire the city lights on a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay in a typical Japanese-style houseboat from the Heian Era, known as a yakatabune.
An exciting day exploring one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities. Highlights include Asakusa Sensoji Temple and the Nakamise shopping arcade.
Special Experience: Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration over a traditional Chanko-Nabe lunch.
Early this evening we’ll experience the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, including the famous Shibuya intersection - the busiest in the world! [B,L]
We begin our morning with a stroll through the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden. We’ll then travel to Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes.
Special Experience: Visit a former farming village, Iyashi no sato Nenba, recently reconstructed as a museum after being destroyed by a typhoon in 1966.
For the next two nights we stay in an authentic ryokan guesthouse. We’ll be sleeping on traditional Japanese-style bedding made up of a futon bed on top of tatami mats on the floor. We will also have the chance to bathe in a natural onsen (hot springs) and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner. [B,D]
This morning we'll cross Lake Ashi for great views of the majestic and iconic Mt Fuji - a highlight of any trip to Japan! Later we’ll ride the Hakone Ropeway to enjoy magnificent vistas of the volcanic Hakone Mountains and Mt Fuji. En route back to Hakone we'll visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum. [B,D]
We travel by rail to the historic town of Takayama and explore the narrow, traditional streets on foot. [B]
We wander through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago with its famous gasshō-zukuri (‘like hands in prayer’) thatched roofs, designed to withstand the massive snowfalls of winter. This afternoon we discover the traditional art of Japanese rice paper-making. [B,L]
Today we continue our bullet-train journey to Hiroshima, via Nagoya. [B]
Today we cruise to tranquil Miyajima Island and see the giant Itsukushima Torii Gate.
Special Experience: Experience the art of shakushi (Miyajima rice scoop) making, dating back to the 1700s.
This afternoon we’ll visit the Peace Memorial Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum. [B]
Travelling by bullet train, we make our way to historic Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. Here we visit the stunning Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion). The temple’s top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf and the pavilion is set amongst beautiful gardens. [B]
We explore the incredible orange torii gates that make up Kyoto’s famous Fushimi Inari shrine, dedicated to the god of rice and sake in the 8th century. The magical path consists of more than 5,000 gates that wind through the hills at the base of Inari mountain. [B]
Today we discover the art behind Japan’s unique crafts and culinary delights! [B]
Special Experience: Enjoy a variety of local activities including sake brewing & tasting, and a chance to dress in a kimono. Then witness a traditional dance performance by Maiko (Geiko^ apprentices).
^Geiko is the term for Geisha in Kyoto
We experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony before touring the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tenryu-ji Temple, ranked first of Kyoto's five great Zen temples. Here we’ll enjoy a typical Buddhist lunch before walking through the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and visiting the Togetsukyo Bridge later. This afternoon we make our way to Osaka, stopping at the Umeda Sky Building (Floating Garden) for scenic views over the central city. [B,L]
This morning we visit Himeji Castle, Japan’s largest and most-visited castle. It is regarded as the finest surviving example of Japanese castle architecture. Tonight we’ll enjoy a Japanese-style group farewell dinner. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.