9 Day Japanese Cultural Explorer incl. Tokyo city tour, Hakone Free Pass, Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Kyoto City Tour + more.

9 Day Japanese Cultural Explorer incl. Tokyo city tour, Hakone Free Pass, Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Kyoto City Tour + more.

9 Days
Tokyo

Uncover Japan on this exclusive self-guided tour. Explore the unique, beautiful culture of Japan by truly immersing yourself in its daily life. From riding bullet trains with the locals to exploring the landmark cities and getting right off the beaten track, this is a tour to take at your own pace. 

6 Experiences
1 Country
6 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Japan is one of the most dynamic countries in the world. An electrifying culture that has one foot firmly planted in its rich history and age-old customs, and one always leaping into a no-holds-barred neon future. This blend is apparent everywhere and the joy of straddling the two, of being in a quiet, ethereal temple one minute, and a cafe staffed by wild robots the next, is what makes Japan so incredibly magical. 

 

To understand more of the culture, you really shouldn't see it from a coach's window. It is well worth discovering the unbelievable friendliness, inquisitiveness and helpfulness of the Japanese people by getting out amongst them. We have designed this trip exactly for that purpose. While you will meet local guides for exploring parts of the cities, they won't be there for the full journey. Your tickets will all be purchased, your hotels booked and your guide immaculately written, but you can do whatever you want in between those times. Free to discover, and what a list of places we have put together for you to discover!

 

You kick off in Tokyo, where your immersion begins. After being transferred from the airport, you can spend some time exploring your surroundings. There is an outstanding temple just minutes from your hotel which is a must-visit. After a full-day guided tour, and a free day in Tokyo, you are off into the foothills of Mt Fuji, at Hakone. Here you can experience a gentler side of Japan, soaking in Onsen (natural hot baths) hiking glorious trails and gazing at the expanse of Mt Fuji. 

 

Then you are off on a couple of trips by bullet train, or Shinkansen as it is known in Japan. You will whiz up to the north of the island to visit the stunning city of Kanazawa, one that is only just getting on the tourist radar. With an ancient centre, an incredible castle and arguably the most beautiful garden in Japan, it is a city of wonder. 

 

Your final leg is another trip on the Shinkansen to spend some time in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Kyoto. Its ancient beauty is pretty much unparalleled anywhere in the world, combining old-world perfection with modern-day sensibilities. An incredible end to a trip you will never forget. 

 

What's Included
9-Day Unforgettable self-guided tour of Japan 2 incredible half-day tours of Japan’s great cities
Unique, Iconic Transportation Tickets to get you around wherever you are
8 Nights in modern accommodations
8 Breakfasts to get your days started right

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Where You'll Stay

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3* Accommodation - Double/Twin Basis

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks before your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly.

 

3* Shiba Park Hotel - Tokyo

3* Ubako Onsen Ashinoko Ichinoyu - Hakone

3* Hotel Vista Kanazawa - Kanazawa

3* Citadines Kyoto Karasuma Gojo - Kyoto

 

A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Onsen

 

 
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room

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Optional
3* Accommodation - Solo

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks before your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly.

 

3* Shiba Park Hotel - Tokyo

3* Ubako Onsen Ashinoko Ichinoyu - Hakone

3* Hotel Vista Kanazawa - Kanazawa

3* Citadines Kyoto Karasuma Gojo - Kyoto

 

A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Onsen
Total p/p price+$630
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 Adult
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSingle Room
Other Info
highlights

Too many highlights!! We only have a short space to pack this all in, so rather than the cultural aspects of this changing your life, the way you think, eat and relate to other people, we are just going to talk about the physical highlights. 

 

Tokyo is the most lively city you will ever visit. It is huge, there are so many people that it just shouldn't work, but it does. It works flawlessly. You will visit its quiet hidden temples, its incredible shopping districts and we promise you, take a spare bag, this is shopping heaven! You can dine in Michelin luxury, or take a ticket from a machine, sit at a bar and tuck into the most delicious ramen, or gyoza you will ever eat. 

 

Hakone is the flip side of the coin. Although a popular tourist spot for the Japanese, it gives you a little more insight into the more rural side of life. Onsen bathing, appreciating nature and eating gigantic Kaiseki meals are all part of this experience and with your Hakone Freepass, you will be able to indulge in the most delightful parts of this area. 

 

Kyoto is like another world, another time period. We think its highlights speak for themselves, but we wanted to add a little bit about Kanazawa. It will be the unknown quantity for many travellers to Japan, but we promise, this is an outstanding city. The Ken Roku-en gardens are breathtaking and right across from the immaculate, white castle. Then there is the ancient centre, not to mention a delightful modern art gallery and countless stunning temples. What a city!

 

location

Your trip begins in the wonderful city of Tokyo where you will spend a couple of days exploring. From there you head up to Hakone at the base of Mt Fuji before taking the Shinkansen up to Kanazawa. Then, to finish off the trip, you take the Shinkansen back down to stunning Kyoto where the trip comes to an end. 

 

facilities

The hotels included in our Japanese Cultural Explorer feature the following facilities:

 

  • 24-Hour Reception Desk
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wellness Centre
  • & Many More! 
 

important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • The minimum age for this tour is 6

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Double bed/twin share

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel Insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So whilst you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel for the next 12-18 months.
  • We highly recommend our travellers to look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional at least 30 days before departure or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • This is a self-guided trip, so porterage is not available throughout.

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • You will be collected from the airport in Tokyo and taken back to the airport in Kyoto. All tickets for inter-city travel will be provided, but local transport is at your own cost. 

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request-only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable on the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs a $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

 

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