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Shoji Australia Small Group Escorted Tour (max 12)

Grand Spring Tour

Sunday 31 March to Tuesday 16 April 2019 (14 nights in Japan)


Shoji Australia Discover Japan Tour 2019

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

    taxi transfers.

  • 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.

Shoji Australia Discover Japan Grand Spring Tour 2019 Destinations


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." 
- Margie


“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.”
- Georgina


“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.”
- Alan


“Thank you again for creating an amazing experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget!”
- Griselda


"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.”
- Ute


"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."
- Wendy 


"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."
- Noeleen


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.