Shoji Australia Small Group Escorted Tour (max 12)
Grand Spring Tour
Sunday 31 March to Tuesday 16 April 2019 (14 nights in Japan)
This tour is for adults only and is especially suitable for the traveller with no Japanese language ability who is looking for a fun and comprehensive introduction to this unique country.
Our Japan tours are designed and coordinated by Shoji Australia with attention to details and personalized support. Tours are accompanied by an escort who will provide you with all the information you need to understand the culture and enjoy your trip. A detailed information booklet will provide information about locations visited and a background in Japanese history and culture.
Departing Perth Airport Sunday 31 March 2019 (17:10)
Returning to Perth Airport Tuesday 16 April 2019 (05:25)
14 nights stay in Japan
AUD 8,400 per person (Twin Share)
AUD 9,400 per person (Single)
UNESCO World Heritage Hiroshima Peace Park & Museum
Deer roaming freely on Miyajima Island
One of top 3 scenic views in Japan - World Heritage Itsukushima shrine
& ‘floating’ torii gate
One of 12 surviving Feudal castles
Japans oldest and most famous hot spring town
Remote Iya Valley in Shikoku
Traditional boat ride with stunning ravine scenery
Vine suspension bridge
Samurai & preserved thatch houses
Life sized soft-sculpture scarecrow village
Ritsurin Landscape garden
Open air museum of traditional buildings
Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage temples & shrines
Bamboo forest walk
Multi course banquet dinner with maiko or geiko (geisha)
Zen meditation and a private tour of the Buddhist temple
Hakone hot spring hotel
Views of lake Ashi & Mt Fuji
5 storied pagoda
Tokyo cultural and modern icons
Antique flea market
Singapore Airlines economy return air fare including tax & charges
Fully escorted from arrival at Hiroshima International Airport to
departure from Tokyo.
All accommodation at standard city hotels or traditional Japanese Inns
Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, & 11 dinners including kaiseki (Japanese
banquet dinner) with a geisha or apprentice.
All transportation for itinerary: includes 7 day Japan Rail Pass (ordinary
class), subway pass, private coaches (as per itinerary), local buses, and
Admission fees for specified itinerary & meditation experience at
temple in Kyoto.
2 Luggage transfers.
Self-guided advice & information for free time.
Support from your friendly tour leader.
Pre-departure documents including a detailed information booklet.
2019 Current Small Group Escorted Tours
Discover Japan Grand Spring Tour 2019
Dates: Sun 31 March to Tue 16 April 2019
Download DISCOVER JAPAN Grand Spring Tour 2019 Tour Information
Discover Japan Garden Tour 2019
Dates: 7 to 17 May 2019
Download DISCOVER JAPAN Garden Tour 2019 Tour Information
Discover Japan Autumn Cycling Tour 2019
Dates: 2 to 11 Novemberr 2019
Download DISCOVER JAPAN Cycling Tour 2019 Tour Information
Discover Japan Grand Autumn Tour 2019
Dates: 10 to 26 November 2019
Download DISCOER JAPAN Grand Autumn Tour 2019 Tour Information
2020 Escorted Tours - coming soon
Premium Snow Tour 2020
Tour 1: 17 to 27 January 2020
Tour 2: late February 2020
Experience Japan Student Tour 2020
Dates: 17 to 27 January 2020
Discover Japan Grand Spring Tour 2020
Departure: Late March 2020
Discover Japan Architecture Tour 2020
Departure: early May 2020
We have more special interest tours coming up. Please contact us
for further information.
What people say...
"It's taken me a few days to recover from our amazing adventure. Thank you for all your fabulous organisation and thoughtful guiding. Most of all thanks for your consideration, thoughtfulness, great sense of humour and sincere friendship. It was wonderful to share the last two weeks with you."
“What a smorgasbord of experiences! We were certainly given a unique opportunity to sample the delights that Japan has to offer. Thank you! On reflection it is amazing how many things we managed to do, see, and taste.”
“Jen, a special thank you for your leadership, patience and knowledge of Japan. Without you we would not have been able to explore as widely as we did.”
“Thank you again for creating an amazing experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget!”
"I would like to thank you for an amazing introduction into the wonder of Japan. What a diverse itinerary you provided … every day seemed to be something completely new and exciting.”
"What a magical way to tour Japan! With Shoji's insight and knowledge of where to go, what to see, how to get there and where to stay, we explored more of Japan than we thought possible. We went to places we didn't know existed and we had a REAL Japanese experience. Loved it all - thank you Shoji."
"Loved travelling in Japan. It wasn't as much of a culture shock as I thought it would be, local maps were often available in English and the subway system in the larger towns was easy to use. Really enjoyed the history and craft museums (there is a wide choice), historic buildings, especially the castles and geisha house, wandering around the historic Shirakawago and roaming the old streets with the wooden houses in Takayama, Kanazawa and Kyoto. … Travelling with someone who spoke Japanese removed the stress of not being able to communicate. The accommodation was conveniently located to transport and the sights and I loved the experience of staying in a ryokan. All in all, an experience I hope to repeat."
Not what you are looking for?
We can design your own itinerary to suit your style, interests and budget.
Please see "self-guided itineraries" page for further information.