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Japan Unveiled

Immerse yourself in tradition and the cutting-edge technology of Japan on a 14 day tour from Fukuoka to Tokyo. Visit castles, temples and iconic landmarks.

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 16,890
  • 2018/2019 Fukuoka > Tokyo

    The lesser known side of Japan

    Is there anything as dazzling as the lights of downtown Tokyo, or as jaw-dropping as your first sighting of Mt Fuji? Is there anything as moving as a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum? Or as elegant as getting up-close to a Geisha in full traditional dress?

    Discover Japan’s ancient history, tradition and religious beliefs which still exist side by side with the industrial might and unique cultural quirks that characterise modern Japan. Visit Zen temples, pottery villages, extraordinary shrines, historical monuments and glorious landscapes. Starting in the southern island of Kyushu in Fukuoka, discover the links to European influences in Nagasaki, the many World Heritage-listed Sites in Kyoto and the beauty of Mt Fuji and the great lakes that surround it. You’ll wonder why you took so long to undertake such a wondrous journey.

    Tour Code:

    JPTF

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Fukuoka

    Return City:

    Tokyo

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Fukuoka

      This evening enjoy your welcome reception at your luxury hotel in Fukuoka, your home for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Fukuoka

      Visit Shofuku-ji, the oldest Zen Temple in Japan and the sixth century Kushida Shrine. Next, wander through the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum where you can witness first-hand the prestigious Hakata-ori woven textile being made.

      Freechoice

      Shop to your heart’s content at Canal City or visit Maizuru Park and the castle ruins located within before enjoying the view from Fukuoka Tower.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Fukuoka > Nagasaki

      Drive through the countryside of Kyushu to Nagasaki, stopping at the Yoshinogari Ruins and the pottery village of Arita en-route. In Nagasaki relax at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Nagasaki

      Over time, Nagasaki’s growth has been shaped by many diverse foreign powers.

      Freechoice

      Explore the footprint of Christianity left by European powers. Alternatively, visit Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum and reflect on a more tragic and modern notoriety.

      Later, venture by cable car to the top of Mt Inasa and take in the sweeping vista of the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Nagasaki > Hiroshima

      Travel by Shinkansen train to Hiroshima

      Enrich

      Experience an emotional visit to the Peace Park and Museum before visiting Orizuru Tower to create your own special origami donation.

      Tonight, sample Okonomiyaki, a delicious Japanese-style pancake, a speciality of the region. You’ll enjoy two restful nights in Hiroshima.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Hiroshima

      Sail by ferry to Miyajima Island to visit Daisho-in Temple and the floating sixth century Torii Gate at the Itsukushima Shrine. Later, see industrial robots perform around the Mazda factory.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Hiroshima > Kyoto

      Travel by Shinkansen to marvel at Himeji Castle, an original and Japan’s most spectacular castle before continuing to Kyoto, home to many World Heritage-listed Sites. Begin a memorable three night stay at your hotel in Kyoto.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Kyoto
      Freechoice

      Revel in the atmosphere of the ancient preservation districts or visit the Silver Pavilion and then stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk. Alternatively visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, featured in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and marvel at the architecture of Nijo Castle.

      Enrich

      After strolling through the Gion District, tonight’s dinner will allow you to interact with a Maiko who’ll host your meal presentation. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about what is involved in becoming a Geisha and the art of Japanese hospitality.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Kyoto > Nara

      Enjoy an excursion to Nara, where you’ll visit Todaiji Temple and Nara Park. En-route back you’ll stop for some sake tasting and visit a sake museum.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between Japanese cuisine at Shinensen Heihachi, or international cuisine at the historic Fortune Garden.

      Ryokan Upgrade
      Choose to stay tonight in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn with futon beds and private facilities including dinner and breakfast (additional cost).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Kyoto > Tokyo

      Visit the Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion and wander the classical Zen Garden at Ryoanji Temple.

      Enrich

      Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony whilst dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, a great photo opportunity.

      Travel by Shinakansen to your wonderful Special Stay hotel in Tokyo for the next four nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Tokyo

      Wander through the Tsukiji Fish Market to see the mornings catch being distributed.

      Enrich

      Immerse yourself in Japanese cuisine with the help of a local chef, as you prepare your own sushi lunch.

      Freechoice

      Visit the Imperial Shinto Meiji Shrine, before seeing the Shibuya scramble crossing. Alternatively wander through picturesque Shinjuku-Gyoen Gardens before witnessing the Shinjuku entertainment district come alive at dusk.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a contemporary Asian mix at China Blue or culturally immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese evening bar scene serving Yakatori.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Tokyo > Five Lakes > Hakone

      Venture deep into the stunning scenery of Kawaguchiko. Discover the incredible workmanship involved in creating kimonos at the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Walk around the hot springs of the Owakudani geothermal area before admiring the stunning scenery during your cable car ride down to your Lake Ashinoko cruise.

      Sundowners

      This evening, take in the bright lights of Tokyo during your dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay on a yakabutane, an old fashioned houseboat.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Tokyo

      Today visit the Asakusa district, paying your respects at Sensoji, the city’s oldest Buddhist temple then enjoy a cruise along the Sumida River. Later, walk through the peaceful Hama-Rikyu Gardens. Tonight relive your highlights at your farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Tokyo

      Say goodbye to the land of the rising sun, but you’ll take many wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 13 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 36 meals - 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners