Best Of Japan with APT


Best Of Japan with APT

Miyajima Island

Discover Miyajima Island, home to the iconic ‘Floating Torii Gate’ as well as hundreds of tame and mischievous deer.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Evocative and sobering, see the collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the catastrophic atomic bomb.

Geisha Experience Evening

In the former capital, Kyoto, interact with geiko or maiko during an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner.

Expired on Saturday October 17th, 2020

Expired on Saturday October 17th, 2020

DAY 1 Arrive Tokyo

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend however you like. Tonight, head back to your hotel for a welcome reception.

Stay: Three Nights, InterContinental Tokyo Bay

It’s your first full day in Japan. Begin your day with a visit to Meiji Shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji. It’s then onto the Samurai Museum, where you’ll have the chance to learn all about these honour-bound warriors. For some retail therapy and a dose of local culture, head to Ginza, Tokyo’s most exclusive shopping mecca. The afternoon is yours at leisure before a welcome dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Meet a retired sumo wrestler and hear stories from their heyday.

The morning is off to an exciting start with a visit to the Sumo Museum, where you will gain an in-depth insight into Japan’s national sport. After, it’s time to see a sumo demonstration for yourself. If you’re up for it, you might like to try a round of wrestling. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to Asakusa for a wander through old Tokyo before passing Thunder Gate entrance to Sensoji temple. Next stop is the Tokyo Skytree, a television broadcasting tower and the tallest structure in Japan.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

Hakone is a city renowned for its natural beauty, and that’s where you’re heading. En route, visit Honma Yosegi Museum to admire the Edo-period artisan crafts exhibition. After stopping for lunch, you’ll ride the Hakone Ropeway and, if the sky is clear, see Mt Fuji. Cap off your day with a visit to the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

Stay: Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Board a bullet train to Kanazawa. On arrival, visit the Kenroku-en Garden, one of Japan’s most beautiful landscaped gardens. At the old castle town, a tour includes the Nagamachi Samurai district and the Nomura Samurai House, a traditional Japanese home from the Edo period. Dinner is at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Nikko Kanazawa

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Tonight, choose to dine on locally sourced seafood at La PLAGE, or traditional Japanese cuisine at Benkay.

Head out this morning to explore the Higashi Chaya district, where you may spot some of Kanazawa’s geishas. Learn the history of gold leaf art and create your very own set of gold leaf chopsticks. The historic village of Shirakawa-go is your next stop. Take a stroll, admiring the Gassho-zukkuri farmhouses.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

For dinner, perhaps feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet at Bridges, or savour a Japanese Kaiseki course meal at Miyabi Tei.

A bullet train takes you to Hiroshima, where, upon arrival, you’ll have free time. Tonight, choose where you’d like to go for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Spend the morning at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Once the political and commercial hub of the city, the park now stands as a sombre reminder of the importance of peace. From here, a brief ferry ride takes you to Miyajima Island, where you’ll see the iconic ‘Floating Torii Gate’. Drawing visitors from all over the world, the gate gives the illusion of floating atop the water at high tide.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

Board the train bound for Kyoto. On arrival, you’ll take part in a tea ceremony, dressing in traditional Japanese attire, before strolling through Higashiyama district in the hopes of seeing a geisha.

Stay: Four Nights, The Thousand Kyoto

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Experience the art of conversation and dancing during dinner with genuine geiko (geisha) or maiko (apprentice geisha).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps take a rickshaw tour through Arashiyama’s famous bamboo groves. Or follow Philosopher’s path on a walking tour and visit Ginkakuji temple.

Discover the cultural capital of Japan on a full day tour. Visit Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), as well as Nijo Castle and its immaculate surrounding gardens. After lunch, the afternoon is yours to shape with your choice of activity. Tonight, enjoy a Signature Experience.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

In the former capital, Nara, visit the iconic Todaiji temple, located within the popular Nara Park. Also coined ‘Deer Park’ by many, you’ll see hundreds of roaming deer who will enthusiastically bow in exchange for treats. Continue on to the Kasuga Taisha shrine, first established in AD768. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Kyoto and stop by at the Sake Brewery Museum where you’ll relish the chance to sample the local brew. Cap off the day with a visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine where you’ll receive a Shinto blessing by a priest.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

Your farewell dinner is accompanied by the rhythmic beat of a traditional taiko performance.

Unleash your inner celebrity chef with a ramen making workshop this morning. When it comes to a delicious bowl of ramen, it’s all about the broth, seasoning, noodles and toppings. Have a go mastering the art yourself, and then enjoy your hard work for lunch. The rest of the afternoon is yours to while away however you like. Tonight, a farewell dinner is the perfect way to end to your trip.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, with a transfer to Osaka airport.

Daily : Breakfast


Fly Free Including Taxes*

Start Date End Date Double Twin Single
30 May 2020 11 June 2020 From $14,995 From $14,995 From $19,795
26 September 2020 8 October 2020 From $15,495 From $15,495 From $20,795
17 October 2020 29 October 2020 From $15,295 From $15,295 From $20,595

Fly Free Including Taxes: Offer includes economy class airfares and air taxes of up to $200 per person. Available when booking any APT China tour of 22 days or more (CHYC22/CHLS22), departing May to October 2020 or APT Japan tour of 13 days (JA13/JAC27), and when combining an APT China tour with an APT Japan tour departing April to October 2020.

Conditions apply: Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions. APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask APT or your travel agent if you require any clarification. All pricing and saving amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 12 April 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries. All offers are available until 30 November 2019 unless sold out prior. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable with any other offer unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Flights must be booked by APT or Botanica.

Airfare Offers: Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) and wholesale airfares in business class (U Class) with Singapore Airlines (or another airline of APT’s choosing) from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges will apply for other booking classes. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. Air taxes are estimated and subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Note that frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares. A Singapore stopover is allowed in each direction at an additional cost.

For further information on this or any other packages please Call us on 1300 968 787or mail

Expired on Saturday October 17th, 2020


  • Experiences in 6 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 27 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Expired on Saturday October 17th, 2020

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