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  • Shirakawa-go

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  • Kyoto - Fushimi Inari (optional tour)

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9 Day 2 for 1 Japan

  • Discover Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka at leisure
  • Visit Nara Park, Shirakawa-go, Mt Fuji & More
Includes Return International Flights

Get ready for an eclectic mix of technology and tradition, of pristine natural beauty and jaw-dropping man-made wonders. From the electric streets of Tokyo to the serene mountain villages of Gokayama and Shirakawa-go, this incredible nine-day adventure showcases the beauty, history and culture of Japan.

Dazzle the senses with free time in the neon cities of Tokyo and Osaka; take in majestic views of Mt Fuji from the 5th Station; enjoy a short boat cruise on scenic Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park; meet the deer of Nara Park; wander through the UNESCO-listed villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama; enjoy free time in the historic city of Kyoto; and much more. With return international flights, seven nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, return airport transfers and much more, this two-for-one package has all the makings of a truly unforgettable adventure!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland for Osaka, Japan via China. Fly with China Southern, China Eastern, Air China or China Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel near Osaka Kansai Airport.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Hatago Inn Kansai Airport, Karakusa Spring Hotel or Hotel Aston Plaza Kansai Airport
Meals included: In-Flight

This morning, you will drive to the nearby city of Nara and enjoy a half day sightseeing tour. Visit Nara Park and enjoy time to explore Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site which was constructed over 1200 years ago as the head of all provincial Buddhist temples in Japan. The main hall houses one of the largest statues of Buddha, which is 15m tall. Nara Park is also home to hundreds of free roaming deer - you can feed them deer senbei (crackers), which is sold at stalls throughout the park for 150 yen a pack. If you bow to the deer with the deer senbei in hand, they will bow back to you.

Afterwards, continue onwards to Kasuga Taisha, Nara's most celebrated shrine. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. Kasuga Taisha was also the tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara, Japan's most powerful family clan during most of the Nara and Heian Periods. After lunch (not included), travel back to Osak, check into the new hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Toyoko Inn Osaka Abeno Tennoji, Osaka Castle Hotel or similar, Osaka
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a free day to explore Osaka at your own pace or take part in an optional tour to Hiroshima on Japan's famous Shinkansen (not included), known in English as a bullet train.

Optional Tour: Hiroshima Tour – 47,000 Yen (approx. $625 NZD) per person

This morning transfer to Shin-Osaka train station, where your bullet train awaits. Climb aboard and marvel at the train’s incredible velocity during a 2-hour ride to Hiroshima. On arrival, continue the journey to Miyajimaguchi by coach or train then board a boat travelling to majestic Miyajima Island, otherwise known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. A landmass hailed as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island for 45-minutes with your guide. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine then revitalise with a delicious lunch in a local eatery (not included). Re-board the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that articulate the destruction the bomb caused and marvel at the city’s regenerative recovery. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack. Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Osaka on the bullet train, where the tour concludes.

Overnight: Toyoko Inn Osaka Abeno Tennoji, Osaka Castle Hotel or similar, Osaka
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, depart Osaka for Kyoto. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the historic town or take the opportunity to join an optional tour of Kyoto (not included). The bus will depart from downtown Kyoto at 4:00pm to travel onwards to Gifu.

Optional Tour: Kyoto Tour – 5,800 Yen (approx. $78 NZD) per person

The tour includes a stop at Fushimi Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It’s famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The tour continues with a visit to Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto which has gold leaf covered floors on the top two floors. The last stop of the tour is to witness a Kimono Fashion Show where beautiful women wearing varieties of kimono and obi (sash) appear on stage with Japanese music.

Overnight: Quintessa Hotel Ogaki or Comfort Hotel Gifu or similar, Gifu
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will visit the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages, with their Gassho-style houses, survived on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. Both are examples of a traditional way of life that is perfectly adapted to the environment and the people’s social and economic circumstances. Enjoy a walk among the incredible houses. Afterwards travel to Takayama Jinya, a former government outpost established to bring the Hida Province under the direct control of the Edo Bakufu. Next, travel to the hotel in Matsumoto.

Overnight: Route Inn Matsumoto or Route Inn Suwa Inter or similar, Matsumoto
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Located 2300m above sea level, it offers a vantage point for Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (weather permitting). The 5th Station also features shrines, torii gates and souvenir shops. Afterwards continue onwards to Lake Ashi, nearby in Hakone National Park, to admire the scenery as you enjoy a short cruise across the lake. The waters are overlooked by surrounding mountains, including Mt Fuji and Mt Komagatake. Arrive in Tokyo this evening, check into the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari, Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar, Tokyo Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant metropolis of Tokyo. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional tour to see some of the highlights Tokyo has to offer (not included).

Optional Tour: Tokyo Sightseeing Tour – 8,400 Yen (approx. $112 NZD) per person

Start the tour by visiting the Meiji Jingu Shrine, a key Shinto religious site that was dedicated to the Imperial Family in 1926. Walk among the serene gardens that surround the shrine as you listen to details about its importance from your guide. Head back to the bus and drive past the Japanese House of Parliament as you continue to the Imperial Palace East Garden. This idyllic outdoor space, home to a traditional Japanese garden, tea pavilion, stone walls and a moat, is situated within the complex of an Edo-era castle. Continue onwards to Nakamise Shopping Street, a brightly-coloured thoroughfare of food vendors and souvenir stores that leads to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), one of Japan’s most important Buddhist sites. Stay with your guide as you explore the elaborate gardens, architecture and shrines that surround the site. Later head to Asakusa, one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo and then continue to the Ryogoku Area, known for its sumo culture, for lunch (not included). After lunch visit the most famous landmark in Japan, Tokyo Tower, and enjoy the mesmerising view of Tokyo from the observation deck. The tour concludes with a transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari, Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar, Tokyo Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Tokyo Narita Airport for your return flight back to New Zealand via China.

Please note: Check out will be between 10.00am and 12.00pm and luggage storage facilities will be available at the hotel for travellers departing in the afternoon/evening.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the beauty, history and culture of Japan
  • Experience the electric city of Tokyo at leisure
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in fascinating Osaka
  • Visit Nara Park, home to hundreds of free-roaming deer
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed village of Shirakawa-go
  • Explore the remote mountain village of Gokayama
  • Marvel at incredible views from Mt Fuji’s 5th Station
  • Enjoy a morning and afternoon at leisure in Kyoto
  • Be captivated by the beauty of Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site which houses the world's largest bronze statue of Buddha
  • Visit the former government outpost of Takayama Jinya
  • Take a short boat cruise on Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL
  • 7 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • Local English-speaking tour leader
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 15th June 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share.
 
Please be advised, 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a full-priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates (2019)
May: 2, 9, 20, 25
June: 1, 8, 15
 
Departure Cities
Auckland


Full Service Airline(s) Used
China Eastern, China Southern, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Please note: 
- The maximum baggage allowance is 20kgs.
- One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive Early
Not available.
 
Stay Behind
Not available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.


Accommodation Used
3 Star (self-rated):
- Osaka Airport: Hatago Inn Kansai Airport, Karakusa Spring Hotel, Hotel Aston Plaza Kansai Airport or similar
- Osaka: Toyoko Inn Osaka Abeno Tennoji, Osaka Castle Hotel or similar
- Gifu: Quintessa Hotel Ogaki, Comfort Hotel Gifu or similar
- Matsumoto: Route Inn Matsumoto, Route Inn Suwa Inter or similar
- Tokyo Area: APA Hotel Tokyo Bay Makuhari, Hotel Mystays Tachikawa or similar
Please note: Rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 26, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Hiroshima Tour - 47,000 Yen (approx. $625 NZD)
Day 4: Kyoto Tour – 5,800 Yen (approx. $78 NZD)
Day 7: Tokyo Sightseeing Tour – 8,400 Yen (approx. $112 NZD)
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Japan is not required if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Mandatory gratuities/tipping: $11 NZD per person/ day where tour or transfer services are provided
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Tokyo
May:
May is a beautiful month in the city. The days are longer, with the sun rising about 4:30am and staying up until almost 7pm by May 31. You can expect temperatures during the day to be around 20 to 21°C, with 132mm falling over 16 days this month.
 
June: 
June ushers in the high heat and humidity, along with the rain. This is the start of Tokyo’s six-week rainy season, and in June, about 181mm of rain falls over 20 days, so you will need a light rain jacket or poncho, and ideally, light, water repellent or waterproof clothing.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The mandatory tip for the tour leader and driver is $11 NZD per person per day (tour days only), which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa for Japan is not required if traveling on a New Zealand Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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