Japan Winter Discovery - 14 Days

Group Travel (16 max)
Grade: Adventurous
FROM $9683pp*
Inclusions:
10 nights hotel accommodation (plus 3 night Ryokan accommodation)
Transfers and local transport
Tokyo, Nagano, Yudanaka, Matsumoto, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Abashiri
Daily breakfast and 4 dinners
Includes touring and entrance fees
20% OFF

DAYS 1-3: TOKYO

Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel. Embark on a tour of the city, taking in a walk of a traditional neighbourhood, Yanaka, and a calligraphy class. Visit a famous bonsai museum and historic street market, as well as the Tokyo National Museum.
Hotel: Shinjuku Washington

DAYS 4-6: MATSUMOTO & YUDANAKA

Journey by train to Matsumoto, where you will tour a wasabi farm, art museum and castle. Travel by train to Obuse, and visit its museum and temple. Continue on to Yudanaka and arrive at your traditional inn or 'ryokan' for the night. Enjoy the onsite onsen and a traditional dinner. Explore the snow monkey park and visit Zenkoji in Nagano, one of Japan's most significant temples.
Hotel: Matsumoto Tokyu REI Hotel
Hotel: Yorozuya Ryokan

DAYS 7-9: SAPPORO

Fly to Sapporo, where the exciting annual Sapporo Snow Festival will be taking place. Experience the magic of giant snow and ice sculptures adorning the city's streets and parks. Explore Sapporo's ski sites, including one used in the 1972 Winter Olympics. Visit a museum dedicated to Japan's oldest beer brewery, the botanic gardens and a historic village. There will time to explore at your own pace on your final afternoon here.
Hotel: Cross Hotel Sapporo

DAYS 10-12: KUSHIRO, LAKE ANAN & ABASHIRI

Take the train to Kushiro to explore a nature park and the endangered Red-crowned Japanese crane. Visit a series of lakes and watch a traditional Aiun performance. In Abashiri, enjoy a ride on an ice-breaker ship, and visits to its prison museum and ice museum. Journey to an onsen where you will stay the night.
Hotel: Hotel ANA Crown Plaza Kushiro
Hotel: Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga

DAYS 13-14: SAPPORO

Visit frozen waterfalls and a sake brewery before travelling by road to Sapporo. On your last day, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Hotel: Cross Hotel Sapporo

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*Conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share and subject to availability at time of booking. Advertised price includes 20% discount. 20% discount applies to all Japan Small Group Tours. Advertised prices based on low season from 31 January 2017 to 13 February 2017. For tours outside low season surcharges apply. Offer valid for sale from 30 June 2017 to 31 July 2017 or until sold-out. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Prices correct as at 30 June 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Valid on new bookings only. ABN 84 003 237 296 Lic. No. 2TA 002558. Issued 30 June 2017