Imperial Tours & Events as your travel agent is happy to be able to accompany you on this exclusive trip with a maximum of 6 participants to the land of the rising sun:

Thursday, March 31st to Saturday, April 16th 2022

Enjoy the high culture of Japan, breathtaking, centuries-old buildings, unique nature, varied cuisine and the most beautiful beaches that this country has to offer. Spring time is cherry blossom time, with a little luck you will experience Japan in magnificent white!

Brief overview by days

DayPlaceHighlights
Day 1Flight to JapanStar Alliance will take you via Tokyo to Osaka
Day 2Arrival in OsakaTransfer to Kyoto, first highlights of the old imperial city
Days 3 - 5Kyoto & NaraFrom the golden pavilion to the temple city of Nara
Day 6HiroshimaPeace Memorial Museum
Day 7MiyajimaRelaxing on the World Heritage island
Days 8-9OsakaExperience Osaka
Day 10Flight from Osaka to IshigakiJapan's Caribbean
Days 11 - 12IshigakiPure island feeling
Day 13Flight from Ishigaki to TokyoBack to the main island of Honshu
Day 14TokyoExperience the heart of Japan
Day 15Drive to Hakone & Fuji sanThe symbol of Japan
Day 16Hakone - Kamakura - YokohamaWe are approaching the end of the trip
Day 17Return flight to your home countryGet home well

Travel program

Airplane

Flight to Japan

1 day

Departure from your home country around noon.
StarAlliance takes you to Japan, enjoy the flight!

Information about your long-haul flight

Flight to Japan
Depending on the desired / booked class, you travel either in the Economy or Business class.

Limousine

Arrival in Kyoto

1 day

Arrival at Osaka International Airport Kansai
Welcome at the airport by Imperial Tours & Events
Transfer to Kyoto (about 2 hours of travel time)
Arrival at the hotel ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto ****
4 overnight stays, breakfast inlcuded

Some of the planned activities

Kyoto
A joint evening city walk – let’s dive into the land of the rising sun!

Metro, taxi & local train

Kyoto & Nara

3 days

Together we discover the most beautiful places in Kyoto and take a day trip to Nara.

Some of the planned activities

Kyoto – Japan’s imperial city
Visit to the Stilt Temple (Kiyomizu dera jo-), stroll on the most famous shopping street in Kyoto, visit the Shogun Palace (Nijo-jo-), morning walk to the shrine of the 1000 red gates, drive to Arashiyama with a visit to the monkey park, rickshaw ride through the bamboo forest, visit the Kinkakuji jo- (Golden Pavilion) and the famous Kyo-to Gosho (Imperial Palace).

Nara
Travel by regional train to Nara, visit the To Daiji temple complex, return trip by regional train to Kyoto.

Taxi & Shinkansen

Hiroshima

1 day

Taxi ride to Kyoto station
Shinkansen ride to Hiroshima
Arrival at the hotel APA Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi ***
1 overnight stay, breakfast included

Some of the planned activities

Hiroshima
Visit to “The Dome”, Hiroshima Castle and the Peace Memorial Museum.

Streetcar, ferry & cable railway

Miyajima

1 day

Tram ride to the port of Hiroshima
Translate to Miyajima by ferry
Shuttle to the ryokan
Arrival at the Ryokan Makoto ****
1 overnight stay, traditional Japanese dinner & breakfast included

Some of the planned activities

Miyajima
Visit the Itsukushima shrine, cable car ride to the Misen Yama overlooking the wide bay and a variety of islands to end the day with a relaxing visit to the onsen (hot bath at the ryokan).

Ferry, streetcar & Shinkansen

Osaka

2 days

Take the ferry to the mainland
Tram ride to Hiroshima Central Station
Continue by Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka
Arrival at the hotel Sarasa Shin-Osaka ***
2 overnight stays, breakfast included

Some of the planned activities

Osaka
Visit to Osaka Castle, city walk, free afternoon.

Limousine, airplane & rental car

Flight to Ishigaki

1 day

Transfer from Osaka to the airport (about 1 hour of travel time)
Domestic flight to Ishigaki jima
Takeover of the rental car
Arrival at the hotel Nata Beach Villa ***
3 overnight stays, breakfast inlcuded

Some of the planned activities

Ishigaki
Fresh fruits on “the terrace”, visit of the viewing platform with a view over the island and the reef in front, cooling off in the sea, drive to the lighthouse in Hirakubozaki enjoying the sunset with a view towards Taiwan (the closest island in the East China Sea).

Rental car & boat

Ishigaki

2 days

Experiencing Japan’s Caribbean!

Some of the planned activities

Ishigaki
Visit the Ibaruma Sabichi cave, island tour with stop at Kabira Bay – Japan’s pearl paradise and most famous bay.
Ishigaki jima is famous for its first-class beef, which you have to taste in the evening.
Day trip out to sea: snorkeling & fishing are on the program! For dinner the self-caught fish will be served, full commitment is required!

Rental car, airplane & limousine

Ishigaki & onward journey to Tokyo

1 day

Car rental ride to Ishigaki Airport
Return of the rental car
Domestic flight to Tokyo
Transfer to the hotel (about 45 minutes of travel time)
Arrival at the hotel REMM Hibiya ***
2 overnight stays, breakfast included

Some of the planned activities

Ishigaki
In the morning a cozy end at the house beach, followed by fresh fruits on “the terrace”.

Tokyo
Walk through Ginza, Tokyo’s world-famous shopping district, where you can shop and stroll.

Metro

Tokyo

1 day

Experience the heart of Japan

Some of the planned activities

Tokyo
Sightseeing tour: Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine including the empress’s tea house, trip to the Tokyo Tower with a panoramic view, city walk, and much more.

Rental car & cable railway

Hakone & Fuji san

1 day

Drive with rental car to Hakone & Fuji san
Arrival at the Ryokan Airu *****
1 overnight stay, traditional Japanese dinner & breakfast included

Some of the planned activities

Hakone
Cable car ride to the volcano Hakone with Onsentamago – tasting. From the summit of the Hakone you can catch a unique and extraordinary view of Mount Fuji. Drive to Lake Ashino and visit the Jinja & Kuzuryu shrine complex, relax in the private and luxurious onsen on your own terrace.

Rental car

Kamakura, Enoshima & Yokohama

1 day

We’re approaching the end of the tour

Some of the planned activities

Enoshima, Kamakura & Yokohama
Exploration of the delightful island of Enoshima, including shrines and the old town. Visit to the over 750 year old Daibutsu including the temple complex in Kamakura. Final stop in Yokohama with the largest Chinatown in Asia and a tour of the port, in which the two Austrian Navy ships were at anchor in 1869. Dinner in Yokohama with a cozy ending. Transfer to Tokyo airport.

Airplane

Return flight to your home country

1 day

Your flight home starts late at night in Tokyo and brings you safely back home relaxed and full of impressions.

Information about your long-haul flight

Flight from Japan to your home country
Depending on the desired / booked class, you travel either in the Economy or Business class.

Included services

Japan in spring 2022

Thursday, March 31st to Saturday, April 16th 2022

Imperial Tours & Events as your travel agent is happy to be able to accompany you on this exclusive trip with a maximum of 6 participants to the land of the rising sun!

Enjoy the high culture of Japan, breathtaking, centuries-old buildings, unique nature, varied cuisine and the most beautiful beaches that this country has to offer. Spring time is cherry blossom time, with a little luck you will experience Japan in magnificent white!

Starting from Osaka, this trip takes you to:
✿ Kyoto (former imperial city)
✿ Nara (temple city with the world-famous 15m high bronze Buddha statue)
✿ Hiroshima (the city of peace with the world famous Peace Memorial Museum)
✿ Miyajima Island (World Heritage Site)
✿ Osaka (with its famous castle)
✿ Ishigaki Jima (our insider tip; is often referred to as the “most Caribbean” island of Japan)
✿ Tokyo (the metropolis par excellence)
✿ Kamakura, Enoshima, Hakone
✿ Fuji san (Japan’s most important landmark)

Long-haul and domestic flights are operated by StarAlliance & JTA (Vienna – Osaka, Osaka – Ishigaki, Ishigaki – Tokyo, Tokyo – Vienna). (All long-haul flights with a stopover, subject to availability).
Within Japan you travel with the entire range of available means of transport: the world-famous Shinkansen high-speed trains, various regional trains, ferries, taxis, subways, rental cars and airplanes.

Scope of included services

✿ Personal support for the entire trip through Imperial Tours & Events
✿ 14 overnight stays (*** or **** hotels, traditional ryokans **** or *****) 
✿ All flights operated by StarAlliance & JTA
✿ Entry fees for the planned sights
✿ Rickshaw ride through the Kyoto Bamboo Forest
✿ One day snorkeling and fish tour on the high seas
✿ Breakfast & dinner (incl. water, tea, as well as a selection of beer and wine)
✿ Transfers, train journeys, rental cars, domestic flights
✿ 24-hour support, maximum 6 participants

Price and program modifications reserved
Bookable until December 31st, 2021; As of April 1st, 2021
Different booking and cancellation conditions apply to this trip.

Prices (based on 2020, per person):
Double room: from 8,690 €
Single room: from 9,490 €
All prices are approximate, based on 2020, the final prices are expected in mid-June 2021.

Have we sparked your interest?

Do not hesitate to contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!

The fine print

This special trip is booked and on-site supported by Imperial Tours & Events.
All services as described are included (with the exception of any activities described as an additional option).

Flights from Vienna in economy class. If you want a different booking class and / or a different home airport, we will be happy to take this into account.

Subject to price and program changes.
Included services that are not consumed, expire and can not be consumed at a later date. A refund is not possible (even partially).

The general travel conditions in the currently applicable version of August 1, 2018 apply.
Deviating from this, the following terms of payment and cancellation apply to this special trip:

Deposit: 25% of the travel price when booking
Final payment: by December 31st, 2021 at the latest

Cancellation charges:
(replace p.t. A 7.1.c.1. of the general travel conditions)

Until December 31st, 2021: 30% of the travel price
From January 1st, 2022 to February 28th, 2022: 60% of the travel price
From March 1st, 2022 to March 24th, 2022: 80% of the travel price
From March 25th, 2022: 100% of the travel price

*Flight tickets after issue 100%.
In the event of cancellation expenses already incurred by Imperial Tours & Events which are verifiably non-refundable (e.g. visa procurement, non-refundable deposits for hotels and other services, non-refundable tickets, etc.) must be paid in full by the customer.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip in case of insufficient number of participants. This special trip is therefore only available until December 31st, 2021.
Small group supplement (for 4 people): € 490 per person.
The small group supplement is automatically applied if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

Completing a travel and cancellation insurance is recommended.
Changes subject to availability, weather, unforeseen circumstances.
A passport that is valid for the duration of the stay is required for entry (visa requirement: normally no).