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Japan

20th-28th March 2023

Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto

Overview

Welcome to the, “Land of the rising sun”

Dates
20th March 2022 – 28th March 2023
Duration
8 nights
Tour starts / ends
Starts: Tokyo Airport Ends: Osaka Airport
Cities
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto
Group Size
Max 12 people
Accomodation
luxury double occupancy (single supp available)
Meals
6 dinners, 4 lunches, 8 breakfasts
Trip type
Culture, Explorer, Adventure, Foodie, Luxury
Demographic
Adventurous women
Inclusions
All planned activities

Pricing and Options:


Double occupancy (Twin share): $7,999.00

Non-refundable deposit of $500 AUD, required at time of booking.

Single supp is $2000

Payment plans are available.

Balance must be paid at least two month prior to trip.

The Land of the Rising Sun!

Welcome to Japan. The “Land of the Rising sun” – is an archipelago of more than 6,800 islands in the Pacific Ocean. A fusion between Ancient tradition and ultra-modern life, Japan will leave you breathless. From the mountains to the super modern cities, our Japan women’s tour has so much to offer travellers.

From Geisha spotting in Kyoto to Buddhist Monks in Tokyo, Japan is a land of contrasts. A super safe destination you will fall in love with. Japan is a pioneer in technology, design, fashion and cuisine, here you can enjoy a meal which looks like an art piece, engage in all types of technology which will blow your mind and then visit a village which is so traditional, you will think you have travelled back in time.

In this luxurious 8-night tour, we will follow the Golden Route – From Tokyo, to Hakone, Mt Fuji to Kyoto. We will be staying in some of Japans best hotels, including a traditional Japanese Ryokan and travelling on the super fast Bullet Train (Shinkansen) In First class. 

This fully guided Japan womens tour will take us through the best Japan has to offer including some experiences you will only get While in Japan. From start to finish, this tour will take your breath away and leave you with memories to last a lifetime!

Come with us on this luxurious once in a lifetime Women’s only tour of Japan!

To read more about our tour to Japan and the accommodation in our blog, click here

Itinerary

Tokyo

3 nights

Day 1: Arrivals, Tokyo(D)

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan. After arrival you will be greeted by our driver and brought to our luxury hotel in the heart of Tokyo. Join us for light sightseeing or the remainder of the day is yours to explore or rest before an amazing Japanese welcome dinner later.

Day 2: Tokyo: (B,L)

Today we start with an early morning brekkie in our hotel. After breakfast we head out for a full day of touring around Tokyo. Visit Tsukiji outer market to discover traditional Japanese foods and homewares. Shop in Tokyo’s Luxury shopping complex. After lunch with your guide, discover the continually trendy Harajuku and Shibuya as well as the neighbourhoods they are comprised of, stopping at Meiji Shrine to witness the Shinto traditions of the locals. We then move on to the Imperial Palace and then to Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise District for a tour. Evening and dinner are free for your leisure.

Day 3: Tokyo: (B)

Today is your day at leisure. Please let us know if you would like suggestions, or relax with a spa treatment at the amazing hotel spa.

Included activities

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Imperial palace & Nakamise District

Tour through the historic Explore the historic sites that beautiful Tokyo has to offer.

Enjoy a massage at our luxury hotel

Hakone

2 nights

Day 4: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone: (B,L,D)

Today we depart Tokyo after breakfast and head towards the magnificent Mt Fuji, Our driver will take us up to the 5th station for incredible views of this beautiful mountain, stopping for lunch at an amazing restaurant and then on Lake Kawaguchi where on a clear day you can see a perfect mirror image of Mt Fuji. We head to Itchiku Kubota Art Museum where we can view a magnificent collection of one-of-a-kind kimono designed by an inspired master. Later we check in to our Luxury Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel. The evening indulge in a kaiseki dinner and onsen at the Ryokan.

Day 5: Hakone: (B,L,D)

Enjoy breakfast then, explore more of the area with your guide. Embark on a sightseeing boat that looks like a replica of a pirate ship. This cruise across the lake offers visitors a myriad of photo opportunities of the spectacular natural scenery and magnificent views. Then take the the Hakone Ropeway which soars above the landscape. This ropeway passes over Mt. Owakudani, an active volcanic zone where sulphurous fumes escape from steam vents. Owakudani can be translated as ‘Great Boiling Valley,’ and visitors will not be disappointed by this descriptive name and the smell that pervades the area. It is definitely an impressive and memorable experience that visitors will remember. On clear days, Mt. Fuji is visible from the ropeway and from the station area.

Tonight enjoy kaiseki dinner and onsen in the ryokan.

Included activities

Mt Fuji

Lake Kawaguchi

Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

A magnificent collection of one-of-a-kind kimono designed by an inspired master

Kyoto

3 nights

Day 6: Hakone – Kyoto (B, L, D):

Today after breakfast we depart the Ryokan and transfer to the Odawara station to board the Shinkansen (bullet train), we will be travelling first class. Once we arrive,We head straight to our hotel for a beautiful lunch and hotel check in.  We will have a couple of hours free before our afternoon tour and dinner.

Spend the Late afternoon visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine, which is famous for the thousands of blazing red torii gates that line the trails winding through the forests. Legend has it that torii are gateways between the earthly and divine realms. Follow the route to the sprawling and scenic grounds of Tofuku-ji Temple before ambling to Kiyomizudera Temple, one of Kyoto’s star attractions and an exquisite example of the skill displayed in traditional Japanese carpentry. After strolling around the historical geisha district of Gion and the modern shopping precinct of Shijo, you will get introduced to Kyoto’s most mysterious treasure by stepping into the world of Japan’s highly-trained entertainers: the geisha (the word for “geisha” in Kyoto is “geiko”) and the maiko (young apprentice geiko). Enjoy an authentic traditional kaiseki dinner hosted by geiko or maiko. You will be introduced to the unique geisha culture of this city, while your hosts refill your glass with some sake. Observe the artists while they perform a traditional dance for you. There will be many opportunities for you to take pictures, and ask questions about things you’re curious to know.

Day 7: Kyoto (B,L):

This morning, you will have the opportunity to wear a kimono*, before learning about the culture and history of tea in a traditional tea room. Your instructor will welcome you with a brief introduction to the history and culture of tea, before performing the tea ceremony itself.

After being served a small traditional sweet, you will have the opportunity to make your own bowl of matcha under the careful guidance of your instructor. Then follow your guide for a visit to Nanzen-ji Temple, famous for its magnificent 350-year-old wooden entrance gate known as the Sanmon, and the remarkably Roman-looking red brick aqueduct within its grounds. From here, descend towards Ginkaku-ji Temple, the Silver Pavilion. In the afternoon, visit Kyoto’s iconic Golden Temple. Tonight enjoy an evening free to yourself. 

Day 8: Kyoto (b,L,D):

The day is free at leisure. You could go visit Arashiyama, a picturesque, mountainous area west of Kyoto, to admire the glorious Bamboo Grove. There are also some stunning and significant temples and shrines to explore in the area, such as Tenryu-ji Temple.
Meet with your guide in central Kyoto this evening for a memorable farewell dinner, followed by the most local experience there is: a night-out at the karaoke!

Day 9: Kyoto- Osaka Airport (B):

After breakfast, free time for leisure before your transfer to the airport and flight home. We hope you have had an amazing Japanese experience with us!

Included activities

Golden Pavillion

 Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf

Arashiyama – Bamboo Grove

Tea ceremony & zen meditation

In Kodaiji Temple

Dinner with Geisha

21 Inclusions


Fully escorted and managed by a LWT hostess

Complimentary support with booking flights if needed

24/7 tour leader support throughout the trip

Airport Meet and greet with private transfer to our accommodation

Private English-speaking tour guides and driver throughout

Amazing Luxury accommodation in Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto.

Professional photos taken throughout the trip

Handmade Japanese gift and USB of high-quality images from the trip

8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Welcome Dinner and farewell dinner including drinks.

Amazing Private dinner experience with Geisha

1 hour massage at hotel spa

Private tours of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt Fuji

Onsen experience and kaiseki dinners

Tour of Gion – Geisha spotting 

First class Shinkansen (bullet tarin) experience

Zen Meditation & a Tea Ceremony

Karaoke experience

Kimono experience

Luxury stay in traditional Ryokan

All activities, entrance fees and taxes listed in itinerary 

Exclusion


International airfares

Travel and medical insurance (required)

Alcohol (unless listed)

Additional snacks and meals

Souvenirs

Tips for tour guides and staff (at own discretion)

Accommodation

Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo (or Similar)

Hakone

(ryokan) HAKONE KOWAKIEN TENYU (or Similar)

Kyoto

Hyatt Regency Hotel (or Similar)

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