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DISCOVERING JAPAN 2017

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DISCOVERING JAPAN 2017

Unescorted Group Departure with Travelmarvel

DISCOVERING JAPAN

Unescorted Travelmarvel Group Tour

Japan’s charm thrives off a fascinating contrast of both conventional & modern customs. Your Travelmarvel Tour Director takes you from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, then on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland visiting iconic cities and sights such as Mount Fuji, Matsumoto & Hiroshima. This 15 day tour includes a one night Singapore experience.

  • Date: 9 April, 2017
  • Length: 15 Days
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Journey: Tokyo to Osaka
  • Accommodation: Premium Hotels
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,499 (Twin Share Per Person)

Why We Choose The Travelmarvel Experience

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value. Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Their expertly planned itineraries provide you the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time, while their professional Tour Directors ensure you enjoy a hassle-free dream holiday.

Offering great value, fantastic inclusions, and even more choice – explore the world in premium style with Travelmarvel and Dream Maker Travel.

Japan’s charm thrives off a fascinating contrast of both conventional & modern customs. Your Travelmarvel Tour Director takes you from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, then on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland visiting iconic cities and sights such as Mount Fuji, Matsumoto & Hiroshima. This 15 day tour includes a one night Singapore experience.

  • Date: 9 April, 2017 (15 Days)
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Journey: Tokyo to Osaka
  • Accommodation: Premium Hotels
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,499 (Twin Share Per Person)

Why We Choose Travelmarvel

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value. Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Their expertly planned itineraries provide the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time, while their professional Tour Directors ensure you enjoy a hassle-free holiday.

Offering great value, fantastic inclusions and more choice.


Japan’s charm thrives off a fascinating contrast of both conventional & modern customs. Your Travelmarvel Tour Director takes you from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, then on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland visiting iconic cities and sights including iconic Mount Fuji, Matsumoto Castle, Hiroshima and Osaka.

This tour also includes a overnight Singapore sightseeing experience.

  • Date: 9 April, 2017 (15 Days)
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Journey: Tokyo to Osaka
  • Accommodation: Premium Hotels
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,499 (Twin Share Per Person)

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Why We Choose The Travelmarvel Experience

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value. Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Their expertly planned itineraries provide the best balance of inclusions and free time, while their professional Tour Directors ensure you enjoy a hassle-free trip.

Offering great value, fantastic inclusions, and more choice – explore the world in premium style with Dream Maker Travel & Travelmarvel.


Japan’s charm thrives off a fascinating contrast of both conventional & modern customs. Your Travelmarvel Tour Director takes you from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, then on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland visiting iconic cities and sights including Mount Fuji, Matsumoto and Hiroshima. This 15 day tour includes a one night Singapore experience.

  • Date: 9 April, 2017 (15 Days)
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Journey: Tokyo to Osaka
  • Accommodation: Premium Hotels
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,499 (Twin Share Per Person)

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Why We Choose Travelmarvel

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value.

Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Expertly planned itineraries offer the best balance of free time & inclusions, while their professional Tour Directors will ensure you enjoy a hassle-free and seamless holiday.

Offering tremendous value, fantastic inclusions, and more choice – explore the world in premium style with Dream Maker Travel and Travelmarvel.

Inclusions & Highlights

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines and enjoy an overnight Singapore sightseeing experience. Then on to Japan where a Travelmarvel Tour Director will take your group from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland
Fly in style with Singapore Airlines and enjoy an overnight Singapore sightseeing experience. Then on to Japan where a Travelmarvel Tour Director will take your group from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland
Fly in style with Singapore Airlines and enjoy an overnight Singapore sightseeing experience. Then on to Japan where a Travelmarvel Tour Director will take your group from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland
Fly in style with Singapore Airlines and enjoy an overnight Singapore sightseeing experience. Then on to Japan where a Travelmarvel Tour Director will take your group from the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, on the Bullet Train through Japan’s historic heartland
This 15 Day Discovering Japan Unescorted Tour includes:

This 15 Day Discovering Japan Unescorted Tour includes:

This 15 Day Japan Unescorted Tour includes:

This 15 Day Japan Tour includes:

  • Return airfares flying Singapore Airlines including taxes
  • 12 Day Travelmarvel Discovering Japan Tour
  • The services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Manager
  • 11 Nights in quality accommodation
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as specified
  • Includes 14 meals – Enjoy 11 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
  • Travelmarvel Taxes & Tipping
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Singapore stopover package

The Singapore stopover includes:

  • 1 Night at the Peninsula Excelsior
  • Early Check-In
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing bonus inclusions
  • Return airport transfers
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Renee from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Renee from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Renee from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Renee from Dream Maker to discuss.

Tour Highlights:

  • Singapore explore stopover
  • Travel extensively by Bullet Train
  • Enjoy a ‘Romance Car’ train journey to Hakone
  • Visit Mount Fuji and Hakone Park
  • Explore Matsumoto Castle
  • Journey to the Japanese Alps aboard the Hida Train
  • Cruise to idyllic Miyajima Island
  • Visit the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima and listen to a talk from a Hiroshima survivor
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony and evening meal in Kyoto
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all around the world, the Dream Maker team are ready to create your dream holiday!
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all around the world, we are ready to create your dream holiday!
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all over the world, Dream Maker Travel are ready to create your dream holiday!
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all over the world, the Dream Maker team are ready to create your dream holiday!

Please note: Travelmarvel itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change

Itinerary

From Tokyo a sprawling metropolis to the iconic natural wonder of Mount Fuji and sublime authentic culinary delights, Japan is a charming country that thrives off a fascinating contrast of conventional and modern customs.

A Tour Manager will guide you on this 12 Day Discovering Japan tour from Tokyo to Osaka.

9 Apr: Brisbane – Singapore

Fly in style on Singapore Airlines from Brisbane to Singapore. Late evening departure. Package includes economy class airfares.

  • Singapore Airlines (8hrs 25mins)
  • Meals on plane
10 Apr: Singapore

Morning arrival in Singapore, where a coach transfer will take you to your hotel for an early check-in. Day at leisure to explore Singapore.

Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. It has been Southeast Asia’s most modern city for over a century. The city blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions. Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing and culinary opportunities.

Find out about discounts available on Singapore attractions using the Singapore Airlines Boarding Pass Privileges Programme.

  • Peninsula Excelsior Hotel (1 night)
11 Apr: Singapore – Tokyo

This morning a transfer will take you to Singapore Airport for a flight to Tokyo. Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers & Tour Director.

  • Singapore Airlines (7hrs 05mins)
  • Shinagawa Prince Hotel (2 nights)
  • Breakfast, Dinner
12 Apr: Tokyo

Your full-day tour of Tokyo includes a visit to the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple and fascinating Ameyoko Market as well as taking in the Imperial Palace Plaza. Later visit Nakajima no Ochaya, a beautiful tea house in the Hamarikyu Garden that dates back to 1704. Opportunity to sample authentic Japanese tea and traditional sweets.

Spend time at the Edo Tokyo Museum, where exhibits depict the fascinating history of Japan’s capital during the peaceful Edo period. The last era of feudal rule in Japan, the Edo period spanned from 1603-1867, and is considered one of the most significant times in Japanese history.

  • Breakfast
13 Apr: Tokyo – Hakone

Today you will make the journey to the resort town of Hakone by train, travelling in a ‘Romance Car’ (observation car) on the picturesque narrow gauge line. On arrival, you will enjoy a tour of the spectacular Hakone National Park. Lying in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Hakone is a stunning area of lakes, forests and hot springs. Enjoy a short cruise on the tranquil Lake Ashi, a former crater, before continuing to the enchanting hot springs at Owakudani.

  • Prince Hotel (1 night)
  • Breakfast
14 Apr: Mount Fuji, Matsumoto

This morning, travel to Mount Fuji, arguably Japan’s most distinctive landmark. Driving along the foot of the famous mountain, disembark at the Mount Fuji Visitor Centre to learn more about the snow-capped peak. Later, enjoy a visit to Matsumoto Castle, an impressive fortress completed in 1593. Built on a plain, this five-storey fortification is a celebrated National Treasure of Japan. Tonight, overnight in Matsumoto.

  • Hotel Buena Vista (1 night)
  • Breakfast
15 Apr: Matsumoto – Takayama

Your journey continues today, travelling to Takayama, pausing en-route for an excursion to the nearby Folk Village, an open air museum of rustic farm dwellings depicting the traditional architectural styles found in the mountains. Set on a hillside overlooking the idyllic Takayama Valley, some of the buildings in the picturesque village date back 500 years.

After exploring here, you’ll continue to Takayama to spend the night. Set deep in the mountains, Takayama is a fascinating town of narrow streets and wooden houses, which appear almost untouched by time.

  • Takayama, Oan Hotel (1 night)
  • Breakfast
16 Apr: Takayama – Hiroshima

After a guided tour of Takayama this morning, enjoy a journey on the Hida Train to Nagoya, continuing onwards by bullet train to Hiroshima. Having seen devastation in World War II, Hiroshima is now a symbol of peace. Massive rebuilding took place after the war and a memorial Peace Park was established to remember the more than 100,000 people who were killed.

After settling in, enjoy time at leisure to explore the city. There remain some historic buildings and temples that were spared the blast that destroyed almost 70 per cent of the city.

  • Sheraton Hiroshima (2 nights)
  • Breakfast
17 Apr: Miyajima Island

Today, travel by tram and boat to Miyajima Island, where you’ll leave modern life behind in the tranquillity of the wooded sanctuary. During your time here you’ll enjoy a walking tour, which includes a visit to the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine. See the iconic Tori Gate, which protects the shrine, and seems to float on the water at high tide. This afternoon is at leisure in Hiroshima.

  • Breakfast
18 Apr: Hiroshima – Kyoto

This morning visit the World Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Dome Museum, both poignant reminders of the destruction levied here in 1945. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a talk from a Hiroshima survivor. Later, travel by bullet train to Kyoto which was the Japanese capital for more than a thousand years and is a living museum of the country’s artistic heritage.

  • Granbach Hotel (3 night)
  • Breakfast
19 Apr: Kyoto

A morning sightseeing tour helps you to get your bearings. Famous Kyoto landmarks include: the Nijo Castle, built in 1603, the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) which has an exquisite Japanese garden; and Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in a typical Japanese thatched farmhouse set amongst formal gardens.

  • Breakfast
20 Apr: Kyoto & Nara

Visit Nara today, another former capital, just a short train ride away from Kyoto. Nara is an attractive, compact city of narrow streets set against a backdrop of wooded hills. Here enjoy a walking tour, taking in Nara Park the site of the beautiful Todai-ji Temple, the largest wooden building in the world and its Great Buddha, Kasuga Shrine. Return to Kyoto this afternoon where you will have free time at leisure before a traditional evening meal at a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
21 Apr: Osaka

Travel by bullet train to the futuristic city of Osaka, and enjoy a guided tour which includes a visit to the Floating Garden Observatory in the iconic Umeda Sky building. Here you will enjoy panoramic views over Osaka and its castle, ahead of a group farewell dinner at the hotel.

  • Cross Hotel (1 night)
  • Breakfast, Dinner
22 Apr: Osaka – Brisbane

Your tour of Japan concludes this morning after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Osaka airport for your flight to Brisbane (via Singapore).

  • Singapore Airlines (6hrs 40mins)
  • Singapore Airlines (7hrs 35mins)
  • Breakfast, Meals on plane
23 Apr: Brisbane

Arrive in Brisbane in the morning

Welcome home!

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