Japan Uncovered

Japan Uncovered

18 Days Wendy Wu Fully Inclusive Guided Tour

FLY FREE to Japan and SAVE $1,050pp*

A country steeped in ancient traditions, culture and bursting with history; Japan offers a holiday experience like no other. This extensive tour of Japan includes all the classic sights and key cultural activities. Featuring modern cities, historical sights and beautiful landscapes, it will capture your mind and your heart.

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* Choose from over 80 departures across 9 bestselling tours

What's included?

  • International flights and current taxes
  • 15 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
  • Domestic transportation
  • Touring with expert guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Max Group Size: 28

Highlights

  • Discover Japan's spiritual heart in Kyoto
  • Explore Nara - Japan's first capital
  • Venture into the beautiful Japanese Alps to see the infamous snow monkeys
  • Ascend the slopes of Japan's iconic Mt Fuji
  • Watch an exhilirating Sumo Wrestling tournament (on selected tour dates)
  • Experience a traditional Tea Ceremony
  • Washi paper making workshop
  • Cross Tokyo's famous Shibuya Crossing
  • Visit Hiroshima
  • Visit Kubota Itchiku's Art Museum
  • Visit a Wasabi farm
  • Travel by bullet train

Departure Dates

Select travel dates September 2021 - November 2022

Pricing

Twin Share
From $10,840* per person

Single
Single Supplement from $2,350 (does not apply to Solo Exclusive Departures)

*Based on select travel dates for March 2022, April 2022, May 2022, September 2022, October 2022 & November 2022 tour departures.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Fly Australia to Osaka

Fly overnight to the lively, fast-paced city of Osaka. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure, perhaps to sample this city's famous shopping and food.

  • Dinner

Day Discover Nara

Spend the morning in Nara, the small, history-filled city that was Japan's first capital. Stroll through Nara Park to Todai-ji Temple and admire the traditional Isui-en Garden. Return to Osaka and visit the impressive Osaka Castle before cruising along the Yodogawa River.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day Himeji Castle

Depart Osaka for Hiroshima, stopping en route to explore the magnificent 17th Century Himeji Castle and the neighbouring Koko-en, a traditional-style garden.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day Explore Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a vibrant, forward-thinking city that is a pleasure to explore. Reflect on the city’s tragic past at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum paying homage to the victims of the 1945 atomic bomb. Next, hop on the ferry across to the holy island of Miyajima to visit the Itsukushima Shrine and enjoy some free time.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day Bullet Train to Kyoto

Catch a bullet train to Kyoto. Capital for a thousand years, this enchanting city is the epitome of traditional Japan. Visit Ryoanji Temple, home to Japan's most famous Zen garden and Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as 'Golden Pavilion'.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day Japanese Tea Ceremony

Enjoy one of Kyoto’s most delightful spots, Kiyomizu, a 17th Century Buddhist temple, before experiencing the age-old rituals of a traditional tea ceremony. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to further explore this amazing city.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day Travel to Kanazawa

Depart Kyoto and travel to Kanazawa. Meander through Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, before viewing the excellent art collection of the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day Washi Paper Making

Visit the Nomura Samurai House and Garden before departing Kanazawa. Stop in Gokayama for lunch and a hands-on washi paper making workshop. Continue to Shirakawago, where you will explore the 300-year-old Gassho-style Wada House, before reaching Takayama.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10 Explore Takayama

Browse the local handicrafts and fresh produce at the Miyagawa morning market, wander past some of the lovely traditional houses and visit several of the excellent local museums, including the Festival Floats Museum, Kusakabe Folk Crafts Museum and Takayama Jinya followed by a stroll down Kamisannomachi Street.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11 Travel to Nagano

Travel to Matsumoto and explore the formidable 16th-century Matsumoto Castle. Visit a miso house and learn about this famous Japanese seasoning. Also spend some time at a wasabi farm to learn about its cultivation before continuing to Nagano.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12 Snow Monkeys

Travel deeper into the Japanese Alps to see the Japanese macaques (snow monkeys) bathe and play in their hot spring pool at the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Continue to Zenkoji, one of Japan's most prolific Buddhist temples.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13 Mt Fuji

Travel to the Fuji Five Lakes area. Ascend by road to the 5th station (weather permitting), roughly halfway up Mt Fuji, for fantastic views over the surrounding landscapes. Visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum to view the elaborate dyed silk creations of artist Kubota Itchiku.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14 Explore Hakone

Begin the day with a cruise on the peaceful waters of Lake Ashi. You will also enjoy a visit to the Hakone Shrine before taking a ride on the Komagatake ropeway. Later, continue to Tokyo.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15 Discover Tokyo

A dazzling, high-tech metropolis, Japan's capital has wonderfully traditional roots. Start your explorations at the Imperial Palace East Garden, visit Meiji Shrine and walk the famous Shibuya Crossing.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16 More Tokyo

Stroll the vibrant Asakusa district and soak up the ambience of Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple. Ascend to the observation deck of the 634-metre Skytree and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is free until the evening, when you will board a traditional yakata boat for a dinner cruise.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 17-18 Fly Tokyo to Australia

Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

  • Breakfast

Offer ends 31 May 2021

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