Tour Code: AVGJP8

8 Day Highlights Of Japan

Day by Day Itinerary

Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Shizuoka

Highlights

  • Return international airfares included from New Zealand
  • Incredible sightseeing, including Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari and Golden Pavilion, marvel at sacred Mount Fuji, and discover the dazzling cities of Tokyo and Osaka
  • 6 nights at 3* and 4* hotel accommodation in centrally location
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Offer 3 installment payment plan
From pp twin/double share
NZ$3,799
Typically NZ$5,355 -29%
Single traveller
NZ$900
Land tour only
NZ$3,199

Welcome to Tokyo – Japan!
Upon arrival into Tokyo, our driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Take the evening to relax after your flight and prepare for your first full day of the next day.
Meal: In-flight meals
Accommodation: Sunshine City Prince Hotel 3* or Similar

Note: Some flights may depart the day earlier.

After breakfast, you will head to Mount Fuji. Your day starts with a stop at Oishi Park on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi, well known for its serene, flower-lined walking path and its spectacular view of Mount Fuji. Next, stop by the eight ponds at Oshino Hakkai – a small village in the Fuji Five Lake region fed by the snow melt from the nearby mountains. See traditional thatched roof farmhouses in the shadow of the iconic Mount Fuji.
After your day in the Mount Fuji area we continue to Hamamatsu. Enjoy an evening at leisure and overnight at Hamamatsu.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Loisir Hotel Toyohashi 4* or similar

Today we head to Nara, famous for its many temples and its free-roaming deer. First, we visit Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple), one of Japan’s most famous temples. This massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). We then wander through Nara Park, home to hundreds of friendly Sika deer.

We then continue to Osaka, where we will enjoy a walking tour of the Dōtonbori area. One of Osaka’s most popular tourist destinations, this street runs parallel to the Dōtonbori canal and is a hugely popular destination for shopping, street food, bars and entertainment. At night the streets here are illuminated by hundreds of colourful neon lights and mechanised signs, including the famous running Glico Man sign and the Kani Doraku crab sign.  Enjoy an evening at leisure in Osaka.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Inn & Suites Shin Osaka 3* or similar

You are free time at leisure today or buy an optional tour to Kyoto. .
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Inn & Suites Shin Osaka 3* or similar

After breakfast, we depart Osaka for Shizuoka. On the way, we will visit the Ninja Museum of Igaryu where you can see a ninja trick house, ninja museum and experience a ninja show (if time permits, at own expense).

We then visit the historic 17th-century Nagoya Castle. The castle is the most iconic landmark in Nagoya and is an impressive sight. Afterwards, we continue to Shizuoka for an evening at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Associa Shizuoka 4* or similar

After breakfast, we return to Tokyo, where we embark on a tour of this energetic city.
In a city of such frenetic pace, a stop at the charming Asakusa neighbourhood is a refreshing taste of older Tokyo. It’s home to the ancient seventh-century Sensō-ji Temple. Built in the Asuka era, it’s the oldest and most important Buddhist temple in Tokyo – be prepared for crowds! It’s known for its imposing entrance gate, Kaminarimon (also known as ‘Thunder Gate’), with its magnificent red lantern.
We will walk along Nakamise, the shopping street connecting the front gate and main hall of the temple. It’s a wonderful atmosphere, with food stalls and souvenir shops, selling authentic Japanese items like traditional crafts. You will find great souvenirs here. We’ll then stop at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for late afternoon panoramic city views.  Afterwards, we check in to our hotel for an evening at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sunshine City Prince Hotel 3* or Similar

Enjoy your last delicious breakfast this morning, before your Japanese adventure comes to an end. At the appropriate time, we will transfer you to the airport for flight back home.

Arrive your home today and we hope you enjoy your Japan trip with Asia Vacation Group.

Included

  • Rerturn Flights Included from New Zealand
  • 6 nights at 3* and 4* hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
  • Water bottles during tours
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
  • Professional local English speaking tour guide

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (suggestion: $10/pp/day)
  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
  • Luggage transport service
    – Next day service by courier JPY 3000 per luggage
    – Same day service by luggage truck KAWAGUCHIKO – OSAKA JPY 96,800 (2 ton/ max 50 luggage)

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of instalments when you select to book your departure tour

First payment: You will be required to settle $200 per person deposit online through our website link.
Second payment: You will be required to settle second payment at $1,400 per person after 7 days deposit.
Final payment: Final payment will be collected at 120 days before your travel and you will only pay when you receive our company invoice.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

This package includes international flights from Auckland, Queenstown, Chrischurch and Wellington.

Interstate Surcharge
Surcharge of $450 for departures from Queenstown, Chrischurch and Wellington.

In this packages, we will use some different airlines such as: China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines or similar (20/23kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage).

  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Asia Vacation Group change fee of $250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Asia Vacation Group name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler’s expense.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Asia Vacation Group. Asia Vacation Group reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer’s invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in.
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability.
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Asia Vacation Group will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline’s policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences
We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalized quote tailored to your specific requirements.
We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:
Airline Preferences – You may wish to fly with a particular airline
Cabin Preferences – These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) – You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
Meal Requests – You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
Seat Requests – If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of $10 per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $900 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Group size: 20-40 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Japan, for stays less than 90 days.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Cherry Blossoms
Please note that Cherry Blossoms are weather dependent and it is not guaranteed that they will be in bloom at the time of your arrival.

Luggage Policy:
1 Passenger is limited to carrying a maximum of 2 Suitcases with following Dimensions;
1 Suitcase having measurement of L 51 cm x W 31 cm x H 77 cm, with maximum weight 30 KG
1 Common Carry on Cabin Suitcase having L 38cm x W 23cm x H 60cm, with maximum weight of 10kg
Extra Charge for transfers is needed for any overweight and over quota luggages

Coach
* Drivers’ working hours are regulated by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
* Driver’s daily working hours may not exceed 12 hours, including leaving/returning/standby time (average service hours: 09.00 – 20.00)
* Daily driving time shall not exceed 9 hours. In addition to this, driver must have a daily rest period of at least 8 consecutive hours.
* Daily driving distance shall not exceed 500 KM.
* ONLY 1 piece of large suitcase per guest will be accepted to be loaded in coach trunk.
* Should there the bus trunk capacity is FULL, Guests have to bear the luggage transfer cost according to their respective dimension or weight.
* If over 35 pax/coach, luggage transfer truck is required on Arrival and Departure.
* Regarding current official government guidelines in safe coach operation, passengers may be required to wear masks and body temperature screening will be conducted whenever it is necessary.
* There is also a possibility of changing in passenger capacity per coach to keep passengers apart from each other. (ex. Maximum 25 pax per coach) Therefore, with this in mind, please note that price may change based on government measures.

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

Pre and post tour accommodation
Pre Tour Accommodation:
$300 per room, per night for double/twin/single
Post Tour Accommodation: $300 per room, per night for double/twin/single

If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.

After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
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Depart Date
Return Date
Price
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Saturday
17 Aug 2024
Saturday
24 Aug 2024
NZ$4,399
Saturday
14 Sep 2024
Saturday
21 Sep 2024
NZ$4,099
Saturday
12 Oct 2024
Saturday
19 Oct 2024
NZ$4,499
Saturday
26 Oct 2024
Saturday
02 Nov 2024
NZ$3,799
Saturday
02 Nov 2024
Saturday
09 Nov 2024
NZ$4,399
Saturday
16 Nov 2024
Saturday
23 Nov 2024
NZ$4,399
Saturday
15 Mar 2025
Saturday
22 Mar 2025
NZ$4,799
Saturday
22 Mar 2025
Saturday
29 Mar 2025
NZ$4,799
Saturday
05 Apr 2025
Saturday
12 Apr 2025
NZ$4,799
Saturday
19 Apr 2025
Saturday
26 Apr 2025
NZ$10,799
Saturday
10 May 2025
Saturday
17 May 2025
NZ$3,899
Saturday
24 May 2025
Saturday
31 May 2025
NZ$3,899
Saturday
07 Jun 2025
Saturday
14 Jun 2025
NZ$3,899
Saturday
21 Jun 2025
Saturday
28 Jun 2025
NZ$3,999
Saturday
19 Jul 2025
Saturday
26 Jul 2025
NZ$4,399
Saturday
16 Aug 2025
Saturday
23 Aug 2025
NZ$4,399
Saturday
30 Aug 2025
Saturday
06 Sep 2025
NZ$4,299
Saturday
13 Sep 2025
Saturday
20 Sep 2025
NZ$4,199
Saturday
27 Sep 2025
Saturday
04 Oct 2025
NZ$4,499
Saturday
04 Oct 2025
Saturday
11 Oct 2025
NZ$4,199
Saturday
18 Oct 2025
Saturday
25 Oct 2025
NZ$3,869
Saturday
08 Nov 2025
Saturday
15 Nov 2025
NZ$4,499
Saturday
22 Nov 2025
Saturday
29 Nov 2025
NZ$3,799

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