Japan: From Geisha to Ginza

An introduction to the treasures of Japan

An 11 day introduction, ideal for first time travellers to Japan

Japan – flavour of the decade and more affordable than in the past.

A land of deep history (controversial and enlightening), a unique cuisine and art style all contained within a small land mass with diverse topography.


Depart Melbourne Airport for your flight to Tokyo via Bangkok in late afternoon.

Arrive at Tokyo in the early morning. Your local guide will welcome you at the airport. Visit Tokyo Skytree, Imperial palace and Ginza district (for lunch and shopping) by chartered bus.

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Become immersed in Japanese tradition and history in Asakusa. You will visit Sensoji, one of the oldest temples in Tokyo. Explore more at Edo-Tokyo Museum in the afternoon.

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Transfer to Hakone by JR express train, Shinkansen (bullet train). Enjoy the view at the 5th station of Mt. Fuji. You will experience a traditional Japanese dinner at a ryokan.

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Transfer to Hiroshima by Shinkansen.

You will visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. Enjoy Okonomiyaki, (Japanese savoury pancake) for dinner.

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Visit Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. Enjoy great views from a ropeway on Miyajima

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Transfer to Kyoto by Shinkansen in the afternoon.

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Participate in a guided tour. You will visit Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Nijojo, Kiyomizu temple and Ginkakuji temple with your local guide.

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Spend the day at your leisure.

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Check out of your room this morning. Depart to Osaka.

Evening flight from Kansai airport to Melbourne via Bangkok overnight


As this is a customised privet tour programme the price will vary according to the season of travel and accommodation style chosen, how many people. We will have to quote for you.


  • 8 nights’ accommodation (3 star hotels)
  • Japan Rail Pass (ordinary class) for 7 days
  • Breakfast daily, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Guided tours and escort transfers by chartered bus throughout the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities