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JAPAN: 8 Day Japan by Rail Package Including Flights For Two

Explore at your own pace - no need to rush.

$3,998

Valued at $5,020

Overview

Board the Japan express and zoom from ultra-modern Tokyo to ‘Japan’s Kitchen’, Osaka, and magnificent Hiroshima aboard the world-class JR system – known for its to-the-second precision.

  • Return International Flights for Two with a Premium Airline
  • 6 Nights of Excellent Centrally-Located Accommodation from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Including Delicious Daily Breakfasts
  • 7 Day Unlimited Japan Rail Pass for Two

INCLUSIONS

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 23kg of Checked Luggage per Person
  • 6 Nights of Centrally-Located Accommodation for Two
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 7 Day JR Rail Pass – That’s Unlimited Travel on ALL JR Trains

HOTELS

  • Tokyo – Hotel MyStays Nishi-Shinjuku or similar
  • Osaka – Hotel Consort Shi or similar
  • Hiroshima – Green Rich Hotel Hiroshima or similar

TRAVEL DATES

2018:

  • 1, 8 November

2019:

  • 7, 14*, 21*, 28* March
  • 4*, 11*, 18*, 25* April
  • 9, 16, 23, 30 May
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 June
  • 4*, 11*, 18*, 25 July
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
  • 5, 12, 19*, 26* September
  • 3*, 10*, 17*, 24*, 31 October
  • 7, 14, 21 November
  • *A High Season surcharge of $300 per person applies for departures on these dates
  • Book early to secure your preferred dates!

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Select your preferred package option, click on Add to Cart and follow the payment prompts
  2. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be emailed a confirmation and online booking form
  3. Complete your booking form as soon as possible to lock in your holiday!

For any other assistance or enquiries please contact support@kogantravel.com or call us on 1300 517 210.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the freedom to explore Japan at your own pace with unlimited travel on Japan Railways’ transportation network, widely regarded as the best in the world.
  • Your centrally located accommodation in Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima puts you in the perfect position to discover everything Japan has to offer.
  • Spend three days exploring Tokyo’s dazzling cityscape – this city has so much to see it’s hard to know where to begin! Check out Shinjuku’s famous nightlife, take a day trip to Mount Fuji, or venture to the fashion-forward district of Harajuku for a taste of the alternative side of the city.
  • Immerse yourself in Japan’s Kitchen, Osaka, with a visit to the buzzing canal sides of Dotonbori or wind through the historic Gion district in Kyoto on a day trip. A visit a karaoke bar is not to be missed and cat cafes are around every second corner in this bustling city!
  • Embark on a self-guided walking tour of Hiroshima. Perhaps pay your respects at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, snap a picture of the A-Dome, explore Hiroshima Castle or take a day trip out to the iconic, deer-filled Miyajima Island.
  • Foodies will salivate at the abundance of gastronomic delights unique to Japan as you travel through the country. Sashimi, ramen and okonomiyaki abound – but there’s plenty more to discover!

ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Australia – Japan

Depart Australia on your international flight to the land of ancient traditions, iconic views and the exceedingly modern via a shortstop in Shanghai.

Day 2: Arrive in Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! On arrival, make your own way to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultra modern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to anime shops and temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding forests and the Imperial Palace sits amid sprawling public gardens. The city is famed for its vibrant food scene, and the Shibuya and Harajuku districts are the heart of its trendy teen fashion scene.

Day 3: Tokyo Free Day (B)

To discover this neon city today, you will need to activate your JR Rail Pass Voucher. This can be done at any major train station at the JR Office and the staff make the whole process effortless with their excellent English. Once your pass is activated, you’re free to explore Tokyo at your leisure.

Optional Activity:

  • Guided Tokyo Sightseeing – discover the must-see sights of this bustling city over nine hours by coach with an included cruise! You’ll see landmarks such as the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tree and more (AUD $159 per person).

Day 4: Tokyo – Osaka (B)

Step aboard a world-class Shinkansen bullet train this morning bound for Osaka. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel, before spending the remainder of the day at leisure, free to explore this ‘Venice of the East’.

Day 5: Osaka Free Day (B)

The birthplace of ramen noodles, you’ll love discovering the buzzing canal sides, neon signage and delicate aroma of Osaka today, from the lively shop fronts of Dotonbori, the magic of Universal Studios and dazzling views from the bright red HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel in Umeda.

Optional Activity:

  • Kyoto Guided Sightseeing – Spend the day discovering this old-world city with visits to ancient temples, including the glorious Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine with thousand of Tori gates, Arashiyama, the immense Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Temple) and more (AUD $179 per person)*.

Day 6: Osaka – Hiroshima (B)

Set off on a Shinkansen to the beautifully vibrant and charming city of Hiroshima today, impressively reborn from the ashes of World War II. En route, you can visit one of Japan’s most beautiful and longest-surviving castles, Himeji, to admire a handful of the fortress’s 83 buildings and nine traditional-style gardens.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel, then spend the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 7: Hiroshima Free Day (B)

Today is yours to spend as you wish. You could pay your respects to A-bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum and A-Dome, or set off on a ferry to Miyajima Island. Home to throngs of friendly deer and the the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, this island is a must for the bucket list!

Day 8: Hiroshima – Osaka – Depart for Australia (B)

Say sayonara to Japan today as you board a shinkansen back to Osaka for your return flight home to Australia!

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, I/F = In Flight Meal

JR PASS REVIEWS

“We are very impressed with our JR pass. The trains have been great and the staff are really great. We don’t speak any Japanese and they have gone out of their way every time to help us throughout our trip. We’ve traveled all over the country for the past 16 days and have nothing but praise for the whole JR system.”
Trustpilot

“The JR Pass made travel so easy. If you are going to be travelling around to different locations like I did – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima – the value for money is fabulous. Also recommend using the app to work out the rail system and when you can use the rail pass for local Tokyo rail trips. “
Trustpilot

FINE PRINT

Buying and Booking:

  • Buy now – limited time offer!
  • Top Tip: Book early to secure your preferred dates!
  • 14 day booking guarantee – if you can’t book your preferred dates within 14 days we will refund you in full. See T&Cs here
  • Bookings are non changeable & non refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

Flight Information:

  • Flights depart from Melbourne or Sydney
  • Flights from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are available for an additional $300 per person
  • Flights are economy class with China Southern Airlines, subject to availability
  • A flight amendment surcharge of $250 per person applies for early arrivals and later departures, plus any additional airfares and taxes
  • Flights are subject to specific promotional economy fare availability
  • Flights may not be direct or operate daily
  • Stopovers are available upon request
  • Subject to availability

General:

  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Valid for 2 people, twin share
  • Separate beds incur a surcharge of $120 per person
  • Travelling solo? A single supplement of $900 applies to those wishing to travel alone

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance – strongly recommended
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Anything not listed under inclusions

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.
  • For information about how we calculate the savings and values of our deals, click here

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Deal end dates are subject to change and may be extended at any time.

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If, within 14 days of purchasing Your Kogan Travel offer (Guarantee Period) You have been unable to secure Your preferred travel dates, and have not confirmed a booking, We will issue You with a full refund to the face-value of Your voucher purchase.

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International Flights Included

International Flights Included

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