$7,029 USD per person twin share
12 Days/11 Nights
May 22 – Jun 02, 2022
Japan is a volcanic archipelago consisting of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku which make up about 97% of Japan's land area.
When visiting Japan, often called the “Land of the Rising Sun”, the first thing that will strike you will be the intertwining of the traditional and the modern which is the very essence of Japanese culture and possibly one of its principal attractions. Long lasting traditions pervade all aspects of life here and will fascinate travellers.
- First Class accommodation
- All transfers and transportation is by private coach (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
- National English speaking guide
- Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance, Departure guide assistance.
- Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
- Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- Train Service – Odawara Station to Nagoya Station /Nagoya Station to Takayama Station / Kanazawa Station to Kyoto
- Station & Kyoto Station to Hiroshima Station return
- Separate luggage courier service Tokyo to Kyoto (1 piece per pax)
- Local taxes, based on current rates.
Tokyo Full Day Tour
As the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, handles more than 2,000 tons of marine products a day. Next visit Asakusa Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo’s most iconic temples. Enjoy a guided walk of Yanaka neighborhoods. Having miraculously avoided major damage during world wars and natural disasters, Yanaka is one of Tokyo's old downtowns. Explore historical sites such as Yanaka Cemetery, traditional wooden houses, atmospheric coffee shops and retro stores.
With your guide and driver travel by coach half way up the famous Mount Fuji for some spectacular panoramic views. Later, enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi followed by a scenic ride on the Hakone Ropeway, one of the world’s longest aerial lifts.
Gion & Pontocho
Pontocho is a narrow alley running parallel to the west bank of the Kamo River, it is considered by many as the most beautiful alley in Kyoto. Gion is Kyoto’s Geisha district. As the night begins, bars, restaurants and a few of the city’s elusive Geisha tea houses along this stone-paved passage start to welcome their guests (sorry no tourists). Other places of interest in Gion include the Kennin-ji Temple, known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine.
Nikko National Park
Explore Nijo Castle, the castle has elaborate décor and fine craftsmanship, the building of the castle started in 1603 and took 23 year to finish. With huge stone walls surrounded by deep moats, Nijo-jo Castle openly demonstrated the power that the Shoguns wielded over Japan for much of its history. Next, we visit the stalls of Nishiki Market, which has been operating for over 400 years. It is known locally as “Kyoto’s pantry” and is a foodies paradise.
Drive through the Kiso mountain range to Nikko. Nikko – meaning ‘sunlight’ – is justifiably one of Japan’s major travel destinations. Our day includes many interesting sights to explore, including Toshgu Shrine a UNESCO Heritage Site, Lake Chuzenji, which resembles the Lake District of England in terms of climate and scenery; and Kegon Waterfalls, one of Japan’s three most beautiful waterfalls.
Nara, located 26 miles outside of Kyoto, was the country's first permanent capital city. It has an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. We travel by coach to explore Todaiji Temple to see Japan's largest Buddha, Deer Park - home to hundreds of freely roaming deer.
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DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT:
I. GROUP DEPOSIT: In order to block land arrangements, a non-refundable deposit of CAD$200.00 per person is required for all tours, except Surprising South Africa, which requires a non-refundable deposit of CAD$600 per persontwin share/$700 per person single room II. ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT: At times, additional deposits may be required for your arrangements and at times this information may be advised after initial quote or confirmation. If applicable, we will advise you as soon as we are made aware of this. III. AIR DEPOSITS: TBA - air deposit will be required on the domestic flights.
IV. FINAL PAYMENT: Final payments are required no later than the following dates; Cultural Dubai: Oct 20, 2021 Enchanting Japan: Feb 11, 2022 Australia Walkabout: Jun 04, 2022 Surprising South Africa: July 15, 2022 CANCELLATION: Prior to Final Payment: Deposit 74-61 Days prior to departure 75% of total cost 60 days prior to departure: 100% of tour cost Important Note: Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions.
INSURANCE: It is strongly recommended that you purchase cancellation insurance to protect against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. Please ask your agent for a quote. PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION*:
Please ensure clients have arranged all documentation with the appropriate consulate well in advance of their departure from US and that passports are also valid for the minimum validity required for ALL destinations being travelled to. The information following only applies to the itinerary booked with Goway Travel and does not cover any independently arranged destinations. I.PASSPORTS Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled return date. II.VISAS Australia: At the time of quotation, the following entry requirements are applicable to this itinerary: ETA (electronic visas) are required to enter Australia.
GENERAL: I.CURRENCY AND PRICING FLUCTUATIONS This rates are based on the current exchange rate(s). Should there be considerable currency fluctuations, we reserve the right to apply any necessary surcharges. In the event of any additional fuel surcharges by the Land Suppliers and/or airlines, we reserve the right to add these to the costs of the land package and/or airfare. Any applicable increases will
be advised in writing prior to final payment. Prices are guaranteed once final payment has been made. II.GROUP DEFINITION Prices are based on a minimum of 10 passengers travelling, and this is the minimum numbe required for tour to operate.
III.FORCE MAJEURE: We shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities IV. RESPONSIBILITIES Goway Travel Ltd. and/or its agents act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel. They assume no responsibility nor liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, motor or other conveyances which may be used, either wholly or in part, in the performance of its duty to the passenger; neither will it be responsible for any act, error, or omission, or any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through the neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the purpose for which tickets or coupons are issued. In the event that it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or well-being of the passengers, or for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers, conversely refund will be made to the passengers if any saving is effected thereby. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of these tours and/or passenger. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours should conditions warrant, also to decline to accept or retain any passengers as Members of the tours.
I. CULTURAL DUBAI IN DEPTH
All International and/or domestic flights, Optional Tours (please enquire for costs), Meals unless listed in the itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in and late check-out of rooms, Travel insurance, Visa/passport handling fees, Any increases in taxes/VAT/Dirha.
II. ENTICING JAPAN All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection, Personal items, Optional Tours, Meals unless listed in itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees, Any increase in local tax rates.
III. AUSTRALIA WALKABOUT
All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection, except if noted above, Personal items, Optional Tours, Meals unless listed in itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees.
IV. SURPRISING SOUTH AFRICA All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection, Personal items, Meals unless listed in itinerary and all drinks, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance , Any changes to Government levies & taxes, Visa/passport handling fees, Victoria Falls Post Tours – please inquire.
MAY 27 - HAKONE TO TAKAYAMA (B) Ride the Bullet train to Takayama. Visit Kusakabe Folk Crafts Museum. See the Yatai Kaikan, and explore Kamisannomachi Street. Remainder of the day at leisure. Accommodation: Hida Hotel Plaza (1 night)
MAY 28 - TAKAYAMA TO KANAZAWA (B/L) Depart Takayama for Kanazawa with a visit to Miyagawa Open Air Market on route. Visit Shirakwago, Kenrokuen Garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. Accommodation: Hotel Vista Kanazawa (1 night)
MAY 29 - KANAZAWA TO KYOTO (B) Travel by train to Kyoto. City Tour of Kyoto including Nijo Castle and Nishiki Market. Immersive Cultural experience, visit Gion & Pontocho area and Kennin-ji Temple. Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4 nights)
MAY 30 - KYOTO (B) Full day tour of Kinkakuji Temple. Explore Tenryu-ji. Arahiyama Bamboo walk. Kembu Samurai show.
MAY 31 - HIROSHIMA (B) Ride the Bullet Train to Hiroshima. Ferry to Miyajima. Visit Itukshima Shrine, return to mainland. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum and A-bomb Dome.
JUN 01 - NARA (B/D) Explore Todajji Temple, see Japan’s largest Buddha and visit the Deer Park. Return to Kyoto and see the Inari Shrine and the Philosopher’s Path. Farewell Dinner with Maiko performance.
JUN 02 - DEPART KYOTO (B) Transfer to airport for your onward flight