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AJWJ - Japan Winter Highlights

Japan in winter is simply unforgettable. Join this nine-day tour to explore big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, then roam the iconic geisha district in Kanazawa. Visit the Swiss-like village of Shirakawa-go before heading to Kawayu Onsen to enjoy local-style accommodation and the traditional onsens (outdoor hot springs) that make winter tours in this country so fun. Make next winter something special in Japan.

Inclusions

Recharge: Seninburo Hot Spring Visit, Hongu
CEO-led city tours of Tokyo
Ninja Temple visit
Nagamachi samurai district walk
Minshuku stay with traditional meals
Orientation walk of Osaka
Instant Ramen Museum visit (Osaka)
CEO-led city tour of Kyoto, including entrance to Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion
Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days)
Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $3,194
Start Location
Tokyo, Japan
End Location
Kyoto, Japan
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Nov 201804 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,194 
04 Dec 201812 Dec 201815AUD $3,194
19 Jan 201927 Jan 201915AUD $3,549
28 Jan 201905 Feb 201914AUD $3,549
31 Jan 201908 Feb 201915AUD $3,549
26 Nov 201904 Dec 201915AUD $3,549
03 Dec 201911 Dec 201915AUD $3,549
Itinerary
Day 1 - Tokyo
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Tokyo
Enjoy a morning tour of some of the city's highlights. With a free afternoon, opt to head out of town and view Mt Fuji or explore more of Tokyo's diverse districts.
Day 3 - Tokyo/Shirakawa-go
It's a long travel day to reach the scenic village of Shirakawa-go. View the unique architecture before settling into a local style inn for the night. Enjoy a traditional dinner.
Day 4 - Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa
Enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Kanazawa by bus. Wander through the samurai village on a short guided walk and take a guided tour of the Ninja Temple. Opt to visit the impressive 21st Century Museum, the geisha district, or Kenrokuen garden.
Day 5 - Kanazawa/Kawayu Onsen
Travel to Kawayu Onsen in the Kii mountains. Settle into the traditional inn for the evening. Visit the seninburo onsen, dug into the riverbed, and soak in the natural hot spring. Savour a traditional dinner at the minshuku.
Day 6 - Kawayu Onsen/Osaka
Spend a free morning in the area. Opt to walk along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail or visit the Hongu Taisha Shrine and giant torii gate of Oyu No Hara. Travel to Osaka in the late afternoon and opt for a night out in buzzing Namba.
Day 7 - Osaka
Explore this vibrant city before an included visit to the Instant Ramen Museum. Make your own noodles from scratch. With free time opt to visit Spa World or discover artsy caf s and shops in Nakazakicho.
Day 8 - Osaka/Kyoto
Continue on to nearby Kyoto and enjoy a morning city tour. With options like a tea ceremony, a traditional costume photo shoot, and visits to temples or museums, there's tons to see and do.
Day 9 - Kyoto
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this historic city.