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Okinawa Tour 2018
Itinerary
15th May – Departure from Australia & Arrival into Tokyo


15th May –MEL/BNE delegates

Depart from your home port for your daylight Qantas flight to Narita. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tokyo.

QF 79 MEL/NRT 0935 1900

QF 61 BNE/NRT 1055 1910

SYD delegates

Depart Sydney on ANA overnight flight to Haneda.

NH 880 departs Sydney at 8.55pm for Tokyo (Haneda)

16th May


Arrive into Tokyo Haneda Airport at 5.25am and clear customs. Please exit the arrival halls where you will be met by a representative of JTB holding a sign with Makita Australia Tour and transferred to Tokyo station for train to Kyoto. After lunch transfer to your hotel and check in.

MEL/BNE delegates transfer this morning your hotel to Tokyo station for train to Kyoto.

1800 Dinner at hotel

Hotel: Hotel Granvia Kyoto

  • Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
17th May – Kyoto sightseeing tour


0900 Full day sightseeing tour of Kyoto today visiting

Fushimi Inari Shrine famous for thousands of Bright red Torri Gates.

After lunch visit a Traditional Sake Brewery and gain a sense of the brewing process and the opportunity to sample different kinds of Sake. Also visit Kinkakuji Temple known as the Golden Pavilion one of the most Iconic sights in Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in Gold Leaf. Return to hotel around 4pm.

1900 Dinner tonight is at a traditional Japanese restaurant the Ganko Takasegawa and includes a Maiko performance for your enjoyment.

Hotel: Hotel Granvia Kyoto

  • Kyoto tori gates
18th May – Flight to Okinawa


1130 Depart from hotel and transfer to Itami Airport this morning for your flight to Okinawa.

All Nippon Airways flight NH 767 departs at 2.00pm for Naha.

On arrival at 4.10pm transfer to the Busena Terrace Resort and check in.

This resort is the most famous in Okinawa and it prides itself on its exquisite natural setting – the perfect backdrop for its abundance of rejuvenating activities and spa treatments.

1900 Pre dinner drinks on the Garden Lawns

This evening enjoy a Gala Dinner party, including pre dinner cocktails on the Garden lawns at the Bankoku Shinryokan. Located at Busena Point, it is regarded as one of the most scenic spots in Okinawa and site of the global leaders G8 Summit in 2000. Enjoy entertainment performed by Eisa Dancers.

Hotel: Busena Terrace Hotel

 

  • The Busena Terrace, Okinawa
19th May – Churaumi Aquarium & Welcome dinner


0900 Experience spectacular Churaumi Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The highlight of a visit to the Churaumi Aquarium is the massive Kuroshio Tank, one of the largest in the world. The tank takes its name from the warm Kuroshio current which plays a large part in the variety of Okinawa’s of marine life. The tank contains a wide variety of species, the most striking of which are the giant whale sharks and manta rays. The aquarium is spread out over three floors with the entrance on the third floor and the exit on the first floor.

After lunch return to the hotel with free time until dinner this evening.

1830 – Dinner at hotel

Hotel: Busena Terrace Resort

  • Churaumi Aquarium Kuroshio Tank
20th May – Free day at leisure


Free day at leisure to enjoy the Busena Resort Free day at leisure to enjoy the Busena Resort

Optional tours will be available for you to enjoy from the tours desk

Optional Tours:


  • Premium Outlet shopping at Ashibina

  • Golf day

  • Fishing tour

  • Spa relaxation


1800 Depart hotel visit the picturesque Cape Manzamou which offers breathtaking views of the outer islands and mountains. The unique elephant trunk shaped rock is a photographers dream!

Enjoy the sunset before continuing on to the Manza Beach Resort for an outdoor BBQ seafood dinner.

Hotel: Busena Terrace Resort

  • Free day - Golf
21st May – Flight to Nagoya


After breakfast please check out of your hotel by 11.00am, and settle any incidentals you may have incurred during your stay.

Transfer to Naha city where you can enjoy a brief tour visiting Shuri Castle and Kokosai Dori street.

After lunch enjoy free time for shopping before we transfer to Naha Airport for your flight to Nagoya.

All Nippon Airways flight NH 308 departs at 6.00pm for Nagoya.

On arrival at 8.00pm transfer to your hotel and check in. A dinner box will be provided for you on the coach.

Hotel: Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

  • Shuri Castle - Photo by Yusuke Umezawa
22nd May – Factory visit to Nagoya and Official Dinner


Please meet in the hotel lobby at 10.30am and transfer Please meet in the hotel lobby at 10.30am and transfer by coach to the Makita Plant for site inspection of the facilities.

Dress code: Shirt / collared top and closed shoes required

1500 Depart from the factory and transfer to your hotel in Nagoya.

Free time until Official dinner this evening in the ballroom of the hotel.

1800 Official Welcome party

Hotel: Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

  • Nagoya Castle
23rd May – Depart Nagoya and train to Tokyo


Please check out of your hotel today by 11.00am and settle any incidentals you may have incurred during your stay. Transfer to Nagoya station for your bullet train to Tokyo.

On arrival transfer to your hotel in Tokyo and enjoy free time to explore the city :

Suggestions:


  • Shibuya crossing

  • Akihabara – Electric City

  • Harajuku, Takeshita street


Dinner – at hotel ballroom

Hotel: Imperial Hotel Tokyo

  • Shibuya - busiest intersection in Japan
24th May – Departure from Japan


After breakfast please check out of your hotel by 11.00am, and settle any incidentals you may have incurred during your stay.

Enjoy free time for any last minute shopping or sightseeing.

Your Luggage will be stored until your departure.

MEL/BNE delegates

QF 80 NRT/MEL 2030 0755+1

QF 62 NRT/BNE 2050 0655+1

Transfer this afternoon at 4.00pm to Narita Airport for your overnight flight to Australia.

SYD delegates

NH 879 HND/SYD 2210 0830+1

Transfer this evening at 7.30pm to Haneda Airport for your overnight flight to Australia.

25th May


Arrive into Sydney at 8.30am

  • Say farewell to Tokyo and Japan