Jewels of Japan Tour Including Flights

Discover the World Sale on Selected 2023 Departures

From AU$10,115*
per person, twin share

Japan Holidays promise a unique and dynamic culture that effortlessly combines ultra-modern with deep tradition.

On the streets of innovative, futuristic cities glass towers and tranquil temples stand side by side, whilst picturesque old towns, and gorgeous landscapes are an easy bullet train ride away. Mix these spectacular sights with a welcoming people, delicious cuisine and rich culture and you've got yourself a holiday to remember.

The country's historic isolation has produced a unique culture that flourishes to this day. Distinctive traditions are still honoured from the reflective beauty of intricate tea ceremonies and zen garden design to the raucous spectacle of sumo wrestling. Grand castles are spectacular reminders of the country’s feudal pasts and ancient temples also bear witness to Japan’s deep spiritual connections.

Immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan. Encompassing the essentials with natural wonders, imperial heritage and mystical surprises, this tour incorporates a number of experiences that give your holiday a truly authentic edge.

Price Per Person, Twin Share
! Solo departures with single supplement free offer
* Cherry Blossom Departures
Departure Date From Price
29 March 2023 * AU$10,700*
1 April 2023 * AU$10,700*
7 April 2023 ! Solo Offer AU$11,355*
27 Sep 2023 AU$10,115*
4 Oct 2023 AU$10,115*
18 Oct 2023 AU$10,115*
8 Nov 2023 ! Solo Offer AU$11,355*
19 March 2023* AU$10,545*
21 Mar 2024 * AU$10,545*
23 Mar 2024 * AU$10,700*
25 Mar 2024 * AU$10,700*
7 April 2024 ! Solo Offer AU$11,455*
8 Nov 2024 ! Solo Offer AU$11,455*
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Bookings subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30 April 2024, unless sold out prior. Prices and availability correct at time of publishing


  • 12 Day Japan classic guided tour visiting Tokyo, Fuji Five Lakes, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka
  • A carefully curated itinerary ensuring you enjoy all the major sights plus experience the culture and traditions of Japan
  • International flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Adelaide or Perth and current taxes
  • All on-tour transportation as shown in itinerary
  • Included meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Carefully selected 3 – 4 star accommodation
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees


DAYS 1-2: Fly To Tokyo
Fly overnight to Tokyo, Japan’s capital, for a three-night stay. Tokyo was once known as Edo and was a small fishing town. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to soak up the local culture.
Meals – Dinner

Day 3: Discover Tokyo
Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you’ll find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore. Today’s city tour starts on the observation deck of the 634-metre Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, before seeking out the tranquillity of the ancient Buddhist Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest. Learn about Tokyo’s historical heritage at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and explore Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Plaza.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Meiji Shrine
Take a relaxed morning wander around the classical landscapes of the Hamarikyu Garden. Continue to the Meiji Shrine, the Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken before passing the famous Shibuya Crossing. The afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish. This evening, take a relaxed dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Fuji Five Lakes
Journey through the foothills of the iconic Mount Fuji to its base, where you will find the Fuji Five Lakes. The region is spectacular with the calm waters of the five lakes, formed by past volcanic eruptions, reflecting Fuji’s picture-perfect cone. Head up Fuji’s 5th Station for spectacular mountain vistas. Please note it is only possible to reach the 5th station if weather permits. After lunch, visit the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum to view the elaborate dyed silk creations before exploring the Iyashi no Sato historical village, located on the western shores of Lake Saiko, famous for its thatched-roofed houses. Transfer around 1 hour to your hotel and check in.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Fuji Five Lakes – Kyoto
Visit Oshino Hakkai, a scenic area of ponds full of crystal-clear spring water created by Fuji’s melting snow. Stroll around the area before trying your hand at making traditional Japanese soba noodles, which you will then tuck into for lunch. Drive around 2 hours to Mishima Station to board a 2-hour bullet train to Kyoto. An enchanting city, Kyoto was capital for a thousand years; today it is the legacy of ancient Japan, full of tranquil temples, silk-clad geisha and sublime gardens. Check in to your hotel and have dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Kyoto
Enjoy a full day tour of Kyoto, starting with a visit to the spectacular Kiyomizu Temple. You will spend 1.5 hours on foot exploring the temple. Next, immerse yourself in the culture, learning the traditional Japanese handicraft of origami. After lunch, visit a traditional teahouse where you will be joined by a Tea Master, followed by a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine. With its thousands of vermillion torii gates, the Shrine stretches up Mount Inari (233m high). You will walk up part of the mountain and the incline allows a steady-paced walk.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Kyoto – Osaka – Hiroshima
Begin the day with a visit to Ryoanji Temple, home to Japan’s most famous zen garden, and Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavillion due to its golden exterior. Continue around 1 hour by coach to Osaka to have lunch in the vibrant Dotonbori district. Transfer to the train station and take the bullet train to Hiroshima, a journey of 1 hour 40 minutes. A modern and prosperous city, Hiroshima will be forever remembered as the world’s first atomic bomb target.
Meals  – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: Hiroshima
Hop on the ferry to Miyajima Island, where sightseeing will be at a leisurely pace on foot. Visit Itsukushima Shrine and explore the traditional market town at leisure. Return by ferry and then coach to Hiroshima and have lunch. Later, visit the famous Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Please be aware that the museum may be confronting and upsetting for some group members and it is at your discretion if you wish to visit or enjoy time at leisure exploring the Peace Memorial Park. Also visit the Orizuru Tower.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: Himeji Castle
Travel to Himeji, with a rest stop along the way. On arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the beautiful Himeji Castle and Koko-en Garden. Himeji Castle is largely in its original condition so, please be mindful of your step when walking around. Transfer approximately 2 hours to Osaka for your overnight stay.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 11-12: Fly Osaka To Australia
This morning is free at leisure before you transfer to Osaka airport for your return flight home.
Meals – Breakfast

*Terms & Conditions:

  • Bookings subject to availability.
  • Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
  • Pricing correct as of 10 March 2023 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes.
  • Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
  • This tour is offered and managed by Wendy Wu Tours and their terms and conditions apply.
  • Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.