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Japan Winter Wonder PLUS 4 Day Ski

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The one that discovers Japan’s iconic cities where ancient and modern collide including 4 days to hit the ski fields

Duration
13 Days
Places
6 places

Visiting Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Hakuba, Hakone

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Ski & Snowboard

Group Size

Max 20 people

Transport Style

Mini-Coach + Train

Highlights

  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at a Izakaya, a Japanese pub in Tokyo
  • Guided sightseeing in Kyoto - Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Nijyo-castle, Sanjyusangendo temple
  • Visit the Kasuga Shrine and Todaiji Temple
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

12 nights accommodation

12 nights in Hotel

You'll spend this tasty adventure in twin-share hotel accommodation. Think comfy, cosy, and in sweet locations.

12 Meals

12 Breakfast

Breakfast every day is included when you travel Contiki, it's how we roll

Team

Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life, along with Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Getting around Asia is half the fun, and all transport is included for the duration of your trip. Private, air conditioned mini coaches allow you soak up all that scenery in style, but it's our unique, local forms of transport that make the journey all part of the adventure.

Experiences

10 included, 6 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Be guided through the sites of Kyoto, including Kinkakuji Temple and Nijyo Castle
- Sip sake and chow down plates of traditional Japanese food at an Izakaya in Dotonbori, Osaka
- Be moved by the Peace Park and Memorial Museum of Hiroshima
- Brave the busiest street crossing in the world and take in the fashion and culture of Tokyo
- Unwind in traditional Japanese hot spring baths known as 'Onsen', braving group nudity in the process*
- Have four days of freedom in the mountain village of Hakuba, famed for its incredible ski slopes with over 130 lifts and 200 runs to explore

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Say konnichiwa to the land of sushi, sake & skiing. In a land where ancient and modern collide, this trip will take you from temples & teppanyaki to geishas, gardens, miniature deer and world class ski runs. Yep, your head's spinning already, and that's before we've even mentioned go kart riding through the streets of Tokyo dressed as your favourite superhero...

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Japan Winter Wonder PLUS 4 Day Ski

10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Guided sightseeing in Kyoto - Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Nijyo-castle, Sanjyusangendo temple
  • Visit the Kasuga Shrine and Todaiji Temple
  • Peace Park and Peace Memorial Museum
  • Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima Island
  • See the grand Imperial Palace and the buzzy neighbourhood of Shibuya
  • Asakusa Senso-ji Temple
  • Nakamise St
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine
  • Witness the ordered chaos of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, rumoured the busiest intersection in the world
  • Take in Japanese mountain vistas on the Hakone Ropeway & see Mt Fuji (weather dependent)

6 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at a Izakaya, a Japanese pub in Tokyo JPY 4300
  • Take a half day trip to Japan's 8th century capital of Nara and see the giant bronze Buddha JPY 4200
  • Taste the delicious flavours of Okonomiyaki savoury pancakes for lunch in Hiroshima JPY 3000
  • Onsen experience JPY 2480
  • Make your childhood Mario Kart dreams a reality as you zoom through Tokyo in a MariCAR JPY 7500
  • Check out the world famous Robot Restaurant Show, Tokyo for a display of robotics, dancing and pyrotechnics JPY 7000

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
2
2 nights
Osaka
2
2 nights
Kyoto
2
2 nights
Hiroshima
2
2 nights
Tokyo
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via
Hakone
1
1 night
Tokyo
3
3 nights
Hakuba
Tokyo
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I bring my own ski gear?

Yes! You can bring your own ski gear. Please keep in mind however that when travelling on the train and bus to and from Hakuba, there is no luggage carriage- you’ll need to keep your equipment with you the entire time. 

Can I hire ski gear from Contiki?

Ski gear is not available for hire through Contiki. The Hakuba Royal, the hotel you will stay at in Hakuba, will be able to tell you where the best equipment hire stores are. There are many all over the ski village.

Is ski gear and lift pass included in the price?

No, ski gear and your lift pass are not included in the price. Hakuba ski resort is a part of the “Epic Pass” which includes access to ski fields all around the globe including Whistler and Perisher.

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