Highlight of Japan & Taiwan 18 Days Tour Package

Day 1 (Wed) Depart Australia

Depart flight from Sydney with China Airlines CI52 22:00 to Taiwan.

 

Day 2 (Thurs) Arrives Tokyo JAPAN (B)

After breakfast, time at leisure at your own before transfer to Incheon International Airport for your your flight to Tokyo JAPAN. Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel in Tokyo. You will have free time to explore nearby area like the ramen, restaurant, and shops of Tokyo by yourself.

Hotel: Grand Prince Hotel (5*) Tokyo or similar

  

Day 3 (Fri) Imperial Palace East Garden / Asakusa Kannon Temple / Nakamise Shopping Centre Arcade / Tokyo Tower / Meiji Shrine / Ginza / Hama Rikyu Garden / Sumida River Cruise / Asakusa / Nakamise / Kappabashi / Ueno Park / Akihabara (B/L)

Enjoy a pleasant walk in the EAST GARDEN of the IMPERIAL PALACE.TOKYO TOWER - Enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform. MEIJI SHRINE - Take in a fine example of Japanese shrine architecture, nestled in a peaceful, picturesque area. AKASAKA GUEST HOUSE (drive by) magnificent Western-style palace built in the baroque architecture style. Japanese LUNCH included today. Other photo opportunities are GINZA, KAPPABASHI, UENO & AKIHABARA. Afternoon visit to : HAMA-RIKYU GARDEN, SUMIDA RIVER CRUISE, ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE, and NAKAMISE SHOPPING STREETS.

Hotel: Grand Prince Hotel (5*) Tokyo or similar


Day 4 (Sat) Mt Fuji / Hakone Ropeway / Owakudani Valley / Lake Ashi Pirate Ship Cruise (B/L)
Enjoy scenery of rural Japan driving along to MT. FUJI and panoramic view from the 5th STATION (approx. 8,000 ft. altitude) and also double-wired GONDOLA (HAKONE ROPEWAY). Visit OWAKUDANI BOILING VALLEY where you can smell sulfurous fumes and enjoy the CRUISE across the peaceful LAKE ASHI. Tonight, you will be able enjoy the hot spring in the hotel. Hakone has been one of Japan's most popular hot spring resorts for centuries.

Hotel: Palace Hot Spring Hotel, Hakone (4 1/2*) or similar


Day 5 (Sun) Haokone / Kyoto / Kiyomizu Temple / Kodaiji Temple / Yasaka Shrine / Gion District / Kyoto (B)

This morning experience the Bullet Train: Tokyo to Kyoto (150 min) & ancient capital - Kyoto.KIYOMIZU TEMPLE: unique temple has a main hall on a steep slope with a wooden platform supported by pillars, from which a panoramic view of Kyoto can be enjoyed. KODAIJI TEMPLE: commemorates Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a great general in 16th century. It was founded by his widow. YASAKA SHRINE: Well known as the central site for the Gion-Matsuri Festival, held in summer. GION DISTRICT: Gion is one of the famous entertainment and geisha quarters, with traditional restaurants and tea-houses. In the Edo Period, ochaya (geisha houses) were built in this area. It still retains its tranquil, old-fashioned charm.

Hotel: New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto (4 1/2*) or similar
 

Day 6 (Mon) Nara / Tondaiji Temple / Great Buddha / Nara Deer Park / Kofukuji Temple (B)

Nara, the Imperial capital of Japan in the 8th century – TONDAJI TEMPLE: The temple has an enormous bronze Buddha image within its Daibutsuden Hall, one of the largest wooden structures in the world. NARA DEER PARK: Walk among the 1,100 or so tame deer roaming about the park. KOFUKUJI TEMPLE: transferred from Kyoto in 710, has a five-story pagoda, the second highest in Japan. At the end of the tour, you will the opportunity to buy souvenirs at NARA NAGOMIKAN SOUVENIR SHOPS.

Hotel: New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto (4 1/2*) or similar
 

Day 7 (Tue) Nijo Castle / Golden Pavilion / Kyoto Imperial Palace / Heian Shrine / Sanjusangendo / Kiyomize Temple (B)

Today travel by BULLET TRAIN from Kyoto to HIROSHIMA (110 min). HOTEL GRANVIA has been awarded 3 Michelin for its excellent facilities and central location.   You may visit many of the places near the hotel which you can easily access by walking (within 10 minutes) in your own leisure time: SHUKKEIEN GARDEN, HIROSHIMA CATLE, HIROSHIMA GARDEN.

Hotel: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima (5 *) or similar


Day 8 (Wed) Hiroshima / Miyajima Island / Itsukushima Shrine / Peace Memorial Park Bomb Dome / Hiroshima (B)

Today we will explore World Heritage sites in HIROSHIMA and MIYAJIMA in one day.

Miyajima (literally 'shrine island') has been celebrated as a sacred island and one of Japan's three most scenic views. It is most famous for ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE, which, together with its large wooden TORI GATE, stands in the ocean during high tide. DEER move around the island freely, and so do monkeys on top of Misen, the island's highest mountain.

HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL PARK was built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and to promote a peaceful world. It is located in the area around the atomic explosion's epicenter, and houses the Peace Memorial Museum and many other related monuments.

The Peace Memorial Museum graphically displays the atomic bomb's horrible effects on the city and its inhabitants. A visit is naturally depressing. In the museum's east building, Hiroshima's militarist past and the process leading to the dropping of the bomb are documented. Audio guides are available in more than a dozen languages.

The ATOMIC DOME DOMEis one of the few buildings around the explosion's epicenter that partially survived the blast, and the city's only remaining bomb damaged building. Between the museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome stands the Memorial Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims. It contains a list of all the people who were killed by the explosion or died due to the bombing's long-term effects such as cancer caused by radiation. The Statue of the A-Bomb Children and the Cenotaph for Korean Victims are some of many more monuments found in the park.

Hotel: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima (5 *) or similar
 

Day 9 (Thur) Hiroshima Airport JAPAN / Taipei Airport TAIWAN / Taipei 101 / Longshan Temple / Night Market (B/D)

After breakfast, time at leisure until your pre-arranged transfer time to airport for onward flight to Taipei TAIWAN. Arrive TAIPEI TAIWAN at 10:30AM. Meet and Greet to transfer to hotel. You will have leisure time to explore the vibrant city of Taipei. Taipei is a shopaholic’s heaven. You can find all sorts of bargain to all the world famous brands at one area. You can catch the MRT to : Ximending, Xingyi Shopping Districtfor shopping. TONIGHT you will be exploring the night life of Taipei. Firstly, you will have TAIWANESE DINNER, then visit the oldest temple in Taiwan "LONGSHAN TEMPLE" and then off to the most colourful night market in Taiwan "HWAHSI NIGHT MARKET" (aka Snake Valley). World's 2nd tallest building in the world "TAIPEI 101".

Hotel: Gala Hotel Taipei (4*) or similar

 

Day 10 (Fri) Taipei City / National Palace Museum / Chiufen Village (B)

Sightseeing for: PRESIDENTIAL BUILDING (pass by), CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL HALL and NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM (has the world's largest Chinese Art and painting collection), MARTYR’S SHRINE, Chinese Temple then the TAIWANESE HANDICRAFT, where you can see and purchase some Taiwanese souvenirs. CHIUFEN VILLAGE famous for its old mining town's charming characteristics. Many famous Taiwanese movies were short here. You will be able to see beautiful sunset when you arrive at the village. Also visit: PITOU CAPE, NANYA ROCK FORMATION, BAY OF TWO COLOURS, and drive pass CHINKUASHIH VILLAGE.

Hotel: Gala Hotel (4*), Taipei or similar

 

Day 11 (Sat) North Coast / Yehliu / Wulai Aboriginal Village & Waterfall (B)

Today you will see panoramic view of KEELUNG HARBOUR and YEHLIU PARK famous for its natural rocks formations. Cave of the Immortals, a narrow natural cleft in a hill containing Buddhist shrines and sculptures.
Yehliu Park is known for its spectacular rock formations, sculptured throughout the ages by wind and sea erosion leaving fascinating pillars including the famous QUEEN’S HEAD & FAIRY’S SHOES is magnificent beauty of nature.

In the afternoon, visit WULAI ABORIGINAL VILLAGE, famous for hot spring, waterfall and Aboriginal culture. There is even a cable car to whisk you up to the top the mountain to have panoramic view of the valley. Pass the SWALLOW LAKE, and see CHIEFTAIN STATE. Enjoy traditional ABORIGINAL DANCE SHOW.

Hotel: Gala Hotel (4*) Taipei or similar

 

Day 12 (Sun) Tapei / Sanhsia Old Town / Yingkok Pottery Village / Taipei (B)

Visit SANHSIA OLDTWON, where OLD STREET & TSUSHIN TEMPLE(unique temple among all the Chinese temples of the world for the painstaking and time-consuming dedication to classical temple arts that is manifested in its modern reconstruction work). is located.
Visit the famous ceramic town of  YINGKOK’S POTTERY FACTORY & SHOWROOM & POTTERY STREET.

Hotel: Gala Hotel (4*) Taipei or similar

 

Day 13 (Mon) Taipei / Sun Moon Lake (B)

After breakfast, you will be pickup by your guide at the hotel lobby then drive to SUN MOON LAKE which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Tour will stop at the famous WENWU TEMPLE andLITERATURE WARRIOR TEMPLE dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, HOLY MONK SHRINE and CI-EN PAGODA. After touring around the Sun Moon Lake, proceed to hotel for check in, stay overnight at Sun Moon Lake. The hotel we stayed is at Fleur De Chine, which is the newest (built in 2009) deluxe 5 star hotel at Sun Moon Lake, the only hotel in the area that has the unique detox hot spring & spa and rejuvenation facility.

Hotel: Fleur de Chine (5*) Sun Moom Lake or similar

 

Day 14 (Tue) Sun Moon Lake / Foguagshan Monastery / Kaohsiung (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city in Taiwan. FOGUANGSHAN BUDDHIST MONASTERY, learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit “BUDDHA MEMORIAL CENTRE” and communicate with some of the monks & nuns.  You may taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continue to KAOHSIUNG CITY visit LOVE RIVER and LIUHE NIGHT MARKET. Overnight at luxury hotel above Luxury Goods HanLai Department Store.The tour will take you to the romantic Love River and famous Lio Ho Night Market.

Hotel: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel (5*) Kaohsiung or similar

 

Day 15 (Wed) Kaohsiung / Kenting / Zhiben Hot Spring / Taitung (B)

Today, the highlight for many visit Taiwan is a visit to KENTING NATIONAL PARK, undoubtly one of the most beautifully  reserved natural forest in Taiwan. It is located in south of Taiwan with popular beach bordering on the tropical region of Taiwan where palm tree, banana trees, sugar cane and surfing beach are part of the scene. It's an excellent place for swim, surf and dive. Other sightseeings will be visited today are the southern most tip of Taiwan, "MAOPITOU" (named after the shape of cat-nose-like rock). The coast of coral reef is worth a visit for land reforms which strongly affected by wave erosions, efflorescene and salt-soaking. The natural landscape like wave erosion caves, ditches and pillars are amazing, sea view here is attractive and very enjoyable. The ELUANBI LIGHTHOUSE will also be visited. We then continue to TAITUNG via the scenic Southern Link Highway. Overnight at Taitung and enjoy a relaxing bath at the 5 star hotel's SPA & HOT SPRING recreation area.

Hotel: Hotel Royal Chihpen Hot Spring Taitung or Similar

 

Day 16 (Thur) Taitung / East Coast Scenic Area / Hualien (B)

After breakfast, you will be on the exciting East Coast National Scenic Tour. The EAST COAST NATIONAL SCENIC AREA known as "Taiwan's Last Unspoiled Land", stretched 170 kilometres down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at SIAOYELIOU, SANSIENTAI, STONE STEPS, CAVES OF THE EIGHT IMMORTALS. In the late afternoon, we will proceed to HUALIEN for overnight stay at luxury 5 stars hotel inside the magically beautiful TATOKO NATIONAL PARK

Hotel: Silks Place Taroko (5*) Hualien or similar

 

Day 17 (Sun)  Taroko Gorge / Taipei / TPE Int'l Airport (B)

This morning you will depart for TAROKO GORGE NATIONAL PARK. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful area of Taiwan. It is the 'Seven Wonder of Asia", its narrow raving created by the Liwu River which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Stops will be made at ETERNAL SPRING SHRINE (CHANGCHUN TEMPLE) and SWALLOW GROTTO. We will pass by TUNNEL OF NINE TURNS, MARBLE BRIDGE, CIMU BRIDGE and MARBLE FACTORY. We will then drive back to Taipei via Su-Hua Highway with a stop at CINGSHUI CLIFF and drive through Hsuei-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 kilometers) to arrive Taipei at around 6PM. You will be transported to Taipei International Airport for your onward flight (CI51 23:55) back to Australia.

 

Day 18 (Mon) Arrive Australia

The flight will arrive Sydney approximately before 11AM.

Your Highlight of 18 Days Tour to Japan, and Taiwan  will end here, and hopefully the trip brings you wonderful memories in the 2 different countries.

 

 

 

Price guide

 

Highlight of Japan & Taiwan 18
Days Tour Package

Tour Code: TWJP18D

(Min. 1 PAX)
Depart Every Sat, Wed, Thur 
(Low Season)
 

               Twin Triple

Adult  

*Child

$5470

TBA

$5300

 

Single room: +$1820

 

*Child price $ is for child between 2-12 yr old to share bed with existing bedding (sharing with 2 adults).

Land only price:

Adult:  Twin      Triple    Single

           $4370    $4200    $6190


*Land Only Price  excludes the followings:

- International Airfare to Taiwan & Japan 
- Internal flights

 

English Printable Itinerary click here for 18 Days Highlight of Japan and Taiwan Tour Package.

*Tour is valid during 1 March 2016 ~ 31 March 2017. Blackout periods apply. Please contact us at time of booking for correct prices. Prices are correct as at  11May 2016.
 

  • Low Seasons:
    1APR2015~7DEC2015
    27DEC2015~31MAR2016
  • High Seasons:
    8DEC2015~26DEC2015

 

Inclusions

  • Return international economy airfare with China Airlines to Taiwan & Japan
  • 15Nights hotel accommodation (4 - 5 stars
  • Return Airport / Hotel Transfers
  • Meals as specified (B=15, L=1, D=1)
  • Admission and Entrance fees
  • All sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide

BONUS Inclusions

  • Taiwan Holidays Bag (Recyclable Bag)

Exclusions

  • Airport & Government Taxes (Approx A$200 p.p.)
  • Passports & Visa (if applicable)
  • All Tips (suggested A$6 per day)
  • Drinks & Food not mentioned in your itinerary
  • All other items of a personal nature. 

Remark

  • All prices are in AUD, and based on PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. Prices are indicative only and are subject to change at anytime due to currency fluctuations.
  • During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details.
  • Child Price is available from 2-11 years old (inclusive)  with bed & meal, but must sharing room with 2 Adults or would be charged same rate as Adults.
  • Child who is under 2 years old (no bed & no meal) we would charge 10% of adults price.
  • Pirce last updated: 11MAY2016

B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
 


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Imperial Palace East Garden


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