09 Days - Japan

09 Days - Japan

9 Days covering the core of Japan

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Book 12 weeks in advance and get

£100 OFF per adult and child

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 £75 OFF per adult and child



 

Tour Highlights

 

Tokyo

 

 • Tokyo City Tour

 • Imperial Palace Plaza

 • Tokyo Sky Tree

 • Asakusa Sensoji Temple

 • Nakamise Shopping Arcade

 • Sumida river cruise to Odaiba

 • Ginza

 • Odaiba Area

 • Toyota Mega Web

 • Bullet Train to Hiroshima

 

Mt. Fuji

 

 • Visit Mt. Fuji Level 5

 • Hakone Rope-way and the Owakudani Valley

 

Hiroshima

 

 • Itsukushima Shrine

 • Atomic Bomb Dome

 • Peace Memorial Museum

 

Kobe

 

 • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

 • Maiko Marine Promenade

 • Jain Temple

 • Kikumasa Sake Museum

 

Kyoto

 

 • Golden Pavillion

 • Nijyo Castle

 • Japanese Garden

 • Kiyomizu Temple

 

Nara

 

 • Khimono Fashion Show

 • Arashiyama Area

 • Bamboo Groves

 • Togetsukyo Bridge

 • Nara Deer Park

 • Todaji Temple (Great Temple)

 

Osaka

 

 • Visit Osaka Castle

 • Shinaibashi Area

 • Dotombori Area

 

Price Includes

 

  •  Accommodation in 3/4* hotels with buffet breakfast

  •  Meals as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

  •  Local English-speaking tour guide where ever applicable.

  •  Bullet train ride Tokyo – Hiroshima & Hiroshima - Kobe

  •  All entrances as specified in tour highlights

  •  Premium services of Star Tours Representative or experience local group operator.

  •  Tips & Service charges.

 

Price Does Not Includes

 

  • International airfare tickets

  • Visa charges and insurance charges

  • Anything not mentioned in the tour price include columns

 

Day 1

Arrive Narita Airport Tokyo

On arrival at Tokyo Narita airport and after clearing immigrations and baggage claim, meet your tour manager / local airport representative in the arrival hall at 1900 hrs (Japan local time). Your arrival airport in Tokyo must be Narita Airport only. Please ensure your flight arrives much before 16:00 hours. Transfer to Tokyo city. Dinner & check into your hotel. Note : For early flight arrivals, transfers to the hotel can be arranged at an supplement cost. Check in time at hotel is 15:00 hrs.

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Day 2

Tokyo City Tour

Today, meet your local professional guide and depart for a full day city tour. Visit, Imperial Palace Plaza, Tokyo Sky Tree (up-to 350 m) , Asakusa Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Enjoy a Sumida river cruise to Odaiba. Later visit Ginza (drive-by) Odaiba Are, Toyota Mega Web. Evening at leisure

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Day 3

Tokyo - Mt. Fuji & Hakone - Tokyo

Depart for a full day tour of Mt. Fuji & Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji Level 5 (in event of bad weather or winter, we will visit the Fuji Visitor Centre). Later Visit the Hakone Rope-way and the Owakudani Valley. Pirate ship on Lake Ashi. Early evening return to Tokyo.

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Day 4

Tokyo - Bullet Train - Hiroshima

Check out and transfer to Tokyo train station to board the super-fast Bullet train. Arrive at Hiroshima Station and transfer to Miyajima by ferry. Visit Itsukushima Shrine. Later transfer back to Hiroshima by ferry and proceed for sightseeing to visit: Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum. Later check into your hotel. (You must prepare a night carry bag. Your main large luggage will be sent to Kope Hotel to arrive for next day delivery)

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Day 5

Hiroshima - Kobe

This morning we depart for Kobe. Today again you can experience the super-fast bullet train to Kobe. Arrive early afternoon and visit Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Maiko Marine Promenade and the Jain temple. Later visit the Kikumasa Sake Museum.

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Day 6

Kobe - Kyoto
This morning, we proceed for Kyoto - which has a reputation for being Japan’s most beautiful city. On arrival visit the Golden Pavilion, Japanese Garden, Kiyomizu Temple, Khimono Fashion Show, Arashiyama Area, Bamboo Groves. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 7

Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

After breakfast visit Nijo Castle - designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Later visit Fushimi Inari Shrine - the head shrine of the God Inari. Proceed to Nara. On arrival visit Nara Deer Park, Todaji Temple (Great Buddha). Finally proceed onto Osaka.

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Day 8

Osaka

Today, we meet our expert local professional guide and proceed for a city tour. Visit the Osaka Castle, the Umeda Sky Building and fascinating Kaiyukan Aquarium. Later visit Shinsaibashi and Dotombori district. Rest of the evening at leisure.

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Day 9

Departure Osaka - Kansai Airport

After breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your return flight back home. Note: Group transfer from hotel to airport will be at 07:00 hours or earlier. For late departure flight, transfer to airport can be arranged at an additional cost. Check out at hotel is 11:00 hours.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2019 USD Dates and Prices

 

Dates

Adult

Child

(2-11)

Single

Apr-13

$2795

$2320

$3440

May-04, 18

$2795

$2320

$3440

Jul-13, 27

$2795

$2320

$3440

Aug-10, 24

$2795

$2320

$3440


 Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

 Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

 Infants 0 - 23 months price is $560 for a seat in coach only

 Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

 $350 reduction will apply for a 2nd child without a bed

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 12 weeks in advance and get

$140 OFF per adult and child

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

 $105 OFF per adult and child


Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Japan

Tokyo

Yen

Yes

UTC +9

100V,

50/60Hz

+81


Currency

 

The currency of Japan is the Japanese Yen.

 

Japan is fundamentally a cash society. Although most stores and hotels serving foreign customers take credit cards, many businesses such as cafés, bars, grocery stores, and even smaller hotels and inns do not. Even businesses that do take cards often have a minimum charge as well as a surcharge.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.


Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

 

Lunches are not included in this tour.

 

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Japan

Japan


Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in Japan will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Once in Japan, you must carry your passport with you at all times. If caught in a random check without it, you'll be detained until somebody can present it for you. First offenders who apologize are usually let off with a warning, but theoretically you can be fined up to ¥200,000.

 

High Altitude

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

 

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

 

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

 

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

 

Visas & Passports

 

If you have a ‘British Citizen’ or ‘British National (Overseas)’ passport, American or Canadian Passport, you can enter Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa. You may need to provide evidence of a return or onward ticket.

 

Indian Nationals will require a visa in advance of travelling to Japan.

 

All other nationals should check with the relevant embassy.

 

Weather

 

The weather in Japan is generally temperate, with four distinct seasons: Winter, from December to February, is quite dry and sunny along the Pacific coast. The temperatures drop as you move north, with the Central and Northern regions experiencing snowfall. Spring is one of the best times of year to be in Japan. The temperatures are warm but not hot, there's not too much rain, and March-April brings the famous cherry blossoms. Summer starts with a rainy season in June and turns extreme humidity in July-August. Starting in September is also an excellent time to be in Japan. Temperatures and humidity become more tolerable, fair days are common, and fall colours can be just as impressive as cherry blossoms. However, in early autumn typhoons often hit the southern parts of Japan and bring everything to a standstill. Winter may be snowing in Kyoto while it is cloudy or sprinkling rain in Osaka, an hour away.

 

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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