Tokyo – Fuji Five Lakes – Kyoto – Osaka

A Week in Japan

A Week in Japan.from $6,930.00pp

Various Dates | Depart Tokyo | Arrive Osaka

Stand amongst the neon lights and skyscrapers of Tokyo, explore the regal grandeur of Kyoto, and admire the perfect symmetry of Mt Fuji. This whirlwind tour delves into Japan’s most important cities and the natural beauty of Hakone. Take a week to explore the top highlights of this futuristic and eccentric country. Start in Tokyo, then travel to Fuji Five Lakes and the iconic Mount Fuji; explore Kyoto’s traditional streets and temples. Finish in vibrant Osaka. If you’re hungry to see Japan but don’t have much time, this tour is perfect for
you!
▪ Discover Tokyo’s temples and vibrant city streets
▪ Admire breath-taking Mount Fuji
▪ Experience the speedy bullet train
▪ Explore Japan’s history in Kyoto
▪ Meet Nara’s friendly deer

Inclusions

  • Accomodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Flights
  • Sightseeing
  • Some Dinners
  • Some Lunches

Itinerary

Day 1-2: Arrive in Tokyo

Fly overnight to Tokyo, the capital of Japan. On arrival, you will be met by an English-speaking representative and transfer approximately 1.5 hours to your hotel. Please note: Early check-in is not included. If your flight arrives in the morning and you wish to arrange this, please speak to your Reservations Consultant. Transfers will differ depending on group size, but you may share a coach with other passengers who are not part of a Wendy Wu Tour. If you are on a shared bus transfer, you may have to walk for a few minutes to get to your hotel. Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you will find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore; today take a tour by coach of this fascinating city. Head to the 1st observatory of the Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views over the city before taking a wander through the district of Asakusa for an opportunity to pick up
some souvenirs on Nakamise Shopping street and visit Sensoji Temple. Drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza and then stroll through tranquil Hamarikyu Gardens. You will be on your feet for 4-5 hours during your touring in Tokyo. Return to your hotel where your guide will let you know what time to meet for this evening’s dinner cruise. Transfer from the hotel to your boat and take a leisurely 1-hour Japanese dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay for some
excellent city vistas. You will need to get on and off your boat this evening without assistance.

Day 3: Tokyo

Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you will find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore; today take a tour by coach of this fascinating city. Head to the 1st observatory of the Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views over the city before taking a wander through the district of Asakusa for an opportunity to pick up some souvenirs on Nakamise Shopping street and visit Sensoji Temple. Drive by the Imperial Palace Plaza and then stroll through tranquil Hamarikyu Gardens. You will be on your feet for 4-5 hours during your touring in Tokyo. Return to your hotel where your guide will let you know what time to meet for this evening’s dinner cruise.  Transfer from the hotel to your boat and take a leisurely 1-hour Japanese dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay for some excellent city vistas. You will need to get on and off your boat this evening without assistance.

Day 4: Tokyo - Fuji Five Lakes

Journey two hours through the foothills of the iconic Mount Fuji to the mountain’s base. The region is spectacular with the calm waters of the five lakes, formed by past volcanic eruptions, reflecting Fuji’s picture-perfect cone. Head up Fuji’s 5th Station for spectacular mountain vistas; please note, it’s only possible to reach the 5th station if weather permits. If the 5th Station is closed, the Fuji San World Heritage Centre (formerly Fuji Visitor Centre) will be visited instead. Continue to tranquil Lake Ashi.  Take a cruise across the lake before taking the Komagatake cable car for spectacular views of Mount Fuji and the lake below. Transfer to Fuji Five Lakes where you’ll stay overnight.  Please note: You will need to pack a smaller overnight bag for tonight as your main luggage will be transferred this morning directly to your hotel in Kyoto.

Day 5: Fuji Five Lakes - Kyoto

This morning, transfer to Odawara Station, a journey of approximately one hour, to board your two hour Hikari bullet train to Kyoto. An enchanting city, Kyoto was the capital for a thousand years; today, it is the legacy of ancient Japan, full of tranquil temples, silk-clad geishas and sublime gardens. After
lunch at a local restaurant, visit the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine with its thousands of vermillion torii gates. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Kyoto

Today involves a full day of sightseeing, with a lot of time spent on foot at busy temples and in public areas. Begin your explorations of Kyoto with a visit to the Ryoanji Temple before heading to the Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion due to its gold-plated exterior. After lunch at a local restaurant, learn the traditional Japanese handicraft of calligraphy and enjoy the art of a tea ceremony accompanied by a Tea Master. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant within walking distance of your hotel.

Day 7: Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

Transfer by coach to Japan’s former imperial capital Nara, a journey of approximately one hour. Visit Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden structure and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. Also visit Isuien Gardens, known for its natural ponds – sightseeing here will be about three hours on foot. Continue
to Osaka by coach, approximately an hour’s drive. On arrival, enjoy lunch in the vibrant Dotonburi District, a restaurant mecca, where you can sample delicious local delicacies. This afternoon, visit Osaka Castle before enjoying your final dinner in Japan

Day 8 - 9: Depart Osaka

This morning is free at leisure before you transfer to Osaka airport for your return flight home. Please note: Only breakfast is included today


Terms

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Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Full booking and supplier terms and conditions apply.

Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

All prices are in Australian Dollars based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated.

Hotels may charge resort fees or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check in.

Prices Based on Sep 11 , 2022 departure.

Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities. In the Fuji area, hotels tend to be more traditional in style and culture. In this area, you may be asked to take your shoes off at the door and store them in a secure locker – this is very traditional Japanese culture. Please note, double bed requests can be made at time of booking but cannot be guaranteed. Hotels are generally rated as local three to four-star standard, but please note that there is no international classification system for hotels and differences in facilities and quality do exist between Australia and Japan.  Please note that in Japan, hotel rooms and bathrooms are renowned for being small. Standard single rooms are usually smaller than a standard double or twin room, contain one small double bed (or one single bed), and are designed for one person to use. All group tour hotels have private western bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and a telephone. Hotels in Japan often do not have porters and you will be required to carry your own luggage.
If you experience any difficulty, please speak to your National Escort/Local Guide. Rest assured that all hotels used by Wendy Wu Tours are regularly inspected by our staff and our partners to ensure that standards meet your needs.

Airfares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. All passports, visas, travel permits and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.
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