12 Day Japan's Golden Triangle incl. Tokyo city tour, Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Osaka & Kyoto City Tours + more.

12 Day Japan's Golden Triangle incl. Tokyo city tour, Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Osaka & Kyoto City Tours + more.

12 Days
Tokyo

Uncover the very best of Japan on our exclusive self-guided tour. The Golden Triangle is made up of the three cities Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto. Discover a blend of past & future in Tokyo, the gastronomy of Osaka & tradition in Kyoto.

 
 
6 Experiences
1 Country
6 Inclusions
4 Room options

About This Trip

The Golden Triangle is the area of central Japan, linked by the three main cities, Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto, our exclusive self-guided tour allows you to explore them all in depth. In each city, you will be met by local guides giving you a feel for the culture & way of life, as you explore together before you have free days to pursue your own passions in these fascinating cities. 

 

A self-guided trip in a country as different as Japan might seem slightly daunting, but this is by far the best way to explore. To discover what makes Japan tick, you have to ride the city trains, talk to the ultra-friendly locals, and explore different parks, temples, pachinko bars and hedgehog cafes (yes really!) Your city tours not only showcase beautiful parts of these cities but teach you how to get around, how to order food and live a little Japanese. 

 

Start off in the wildly vibrant city of Tokyo, here there are more people than you can imagine, but strangely, it never feels any busier than any other big city. Your guided tour will take you around the temples & unique shops of Asakusa, but on your free days, you can explore the Imperial Palace, Sky Tower, futuristic Akihabara, or enjoy crossing the street at the famous Shibuya crossing. 

 

Then you are off on a couple of trips by bullet train, or Shinkansen as it is known in Japan. You will first zoom over to the gastronomic capital of Japan, Osaka. Here, your local guide will show you the ancient & modern sides of this thriving city, but in your free time, we recommend just eating! Famous for its Takoyaki (deep-fried balls of octopus) and Kushikatsu (deep-fried meat and veggie skewers), there is so much to eat here it can be overpowering. There is a whole subway station mall dedicated to Pork Katsu! This is how much the Osakans love their food!

 

Your final corner of the Golden Triangle is the sublime Kyoto, whose 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
12-Day Unforgettable self-guided tour of Japan 4 incredible half-day tours of Japan’s great cities
11 Nights in modern accommodations
11 Breakfasts to get your days started right
Unique, Iconic Transportation Tickets to get you around wherever you are

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Where You'll Stay

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3* Accommodation - Double/Twin Share

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* Ryogoku View Hotel (or similar) - Tokyo

3* Noku Osaka (or similar) - Osaka

3* Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto (or similar) - 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
 
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room

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Optional
3* Accommodation - Solo

Travelling solo, choose this option for your own private rooms on tour.

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* Ryogoku View Hotel (or similar) - Tokyo

3* Noku Osaka (or similar) - Osaka

3* Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto (or similar) - 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
Total p/p price+$925
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 Adult
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
4* Accommodation Upgrade - Double/Twin Share

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.

 

4* Park Hotel (or similar) - Tokyo

4* Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda (or similar) - Osaka

4* Noku Kyoto(or similar) - 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
Total p/p price+$520
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
4* Accommodation Upgrade - Solo

Travelling solo, choose this option for your own private rooms on tour.

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.

 

4* Park Hotel (or similar) - Tokyo

4* Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda (or similar) - Osaka

4* Noku Kyoto(or similar) - 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
Total p/p price+$2,300
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 Adult
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Other Info
highlights

Japan just seems like all highlights. Everything is so different, so unique, that simply walking down any random street in Tokyo will bring delight. Arcades filled with young people trying to win soft toys in claw machines, doors that look shut, but open to reveal the wealth of delights of an izakaya, a Japanese bar with huge ranges of outstanding culinary delights. Beauty and amazement are everywhere in Japan, so jump right in. 

 

Tokyo is the most lively city you will ever visit. It is huge, with so many people that it just shouldn't work, but it does. It works flawlessly. You will visit its quiet hidden temples, and 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. 

 

Osaka is more down to earth. It has the feel of a working city, more grounded than Tokyo and boy do the people here like their food. While Tokyo dazzles and Kyoto amazes, Osaka is the kind of city that you could happily move to, everything about it just seems right. 

 

Kyoto is like another world, another time. As you walk its immaculate streets, it feels like you are on a film set. Such sublime beauty is so hard to comprehend, that it feels like a dream. In each city, we give you a feel for the big ticket highlights, the things you should see, with a little of our own flair. But your free time is 100% highlight laden, every step of the way.

 

location

Your trip begins in the wonderful city of Tokyo where you will spend a couple of days exploring. From there you’re over to Osaka by Shinkansen before finishing off the trip in the stunning city of Kyoto. 

 

facilities

The hotels included in our Japan’s Golden Triangle 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

  • Double bed/twin share
  • Solo basis is available and a solo supplement will be applicable

 

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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