Japan by Bullet Train: An all-inclusive journey you’ll never forget

Japan's Bullet Train is a testament to the nations technological prowess. Source: Getty

Speak to anyone just back from a Japan trip, and you’ll hear amazing anecdotes about the rich culture, mouth-watering cuisine and pristine natural beauty.

That’s not to mention the delightful oddities, the vending machines on every corner, and the wonderful sense of safety and comfort you’ll enjoy every step of the way.

Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff or just want to immerse yourself in a new culture, there really is something for everyone Japan.

As with any holiday, it can take effort to figure out how to fit everything into the one trip – often leading to stressful planning and choosing between experiences. Which is where this all-inclusive tour of Japan aboard the iconic Bullet Train can be an absolute godsend.

With this package, every day is already full of experiences, every entrance fee already paid, and every meal and drink already provided — even return airfares from Australia!

So, what can you expect on this epic journey through the Land of the Rising Sun? 

The Bullet Train

Travel across all three Japanese islands. Source: Supplied

This iconic transportation is an experience in and of itself, and its popularity has seen it featured in a number of movies and pop culture, marking it as a must-do experience while you’re in the country.

The Bullet Train is a testament to Japan’s technological genius and innovation. Known for its impressive speed, the train often reaches up to 320 kilometres per hour, allowing you to cover long distances in an impressively short amount of time.

As well as shortening your travel time, the train was thoughtfully designed, featuring spacious seats and carriages and designed to minimise noise and vibration, ensuring a pleasant and smooth journey. There are also a number of amenities onboard the train for travellers’ convenience, including restrooms, vending machines, and food carts to bring you a taste of the local cuisine – and don’t be expecting low-quality train food either! Your tastebuds will be treated to incredible flavours onboard.

Combining stunning views of the changing scenery, from cityscapes, mountainsides, coastal and countryside, this journey gives you a unique perspective of Japan. 

Tour highlights

Experience Japanese culture and tradition in Kyoto. Source: Getty

With return flights included from Australia, this all-inclusive rail holiday spans over 20 days starting at the bottom of the southern island of Kyushu and ending at the northern tip of Hokkaido. Some of the stand-out highlights on this tour include: 

  • Reflecting in Nagasaki and Hiroshima: Includes a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum, where you’ll learn all about the devastating moment in history. 
  • The temples of Kyoto: a fantastic experience for those looking forward to being immersed in Japanese culture and tradition. You’ll visit the famous ‘Golden Pavilion’ Kinkakuji Temple, enjoy the ancient tea ceremony and explore Kyoto’s famous geisha district. 
  • The snow monkeys of Jigokudani Monkey Park: See these adorable monkeys bathing and playing about the hot pools and wander through the truly ethereal forests surrounding the park. 
  • Stunning views of Mount Fuji: Bask in awe of Mount Fuji’s magnificence from the 5th Station of Hakone (weather permitting), 2,400 metres above sea level. 
  • Exploring Tokyo: Where culture and modernity come together, Tokyo is a marvel in itself. You’ll stroll through the peaceful Hamarikyu Gardens, make your own sushi, browse market stalls and have a chance to explore the city at your own pace. 

This premium holiday is truly worth every cent. Secure your place for this year (which is selling quickly!) or plan ahead for next and pocket up to $1,000 per person in savings!*

Call the team at Travel at 60, the over-60 travel experts (for the cost of a local call anywhere within Australia) on 1300 414 198, or visit the website to secure your spot on this amazing tour of Japan by train.

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