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WE KNOW: Jaunting Around Japan

Patricia Saric, Cruise & Travel Specialist at The Cruise & Travel Authority Terrigal has recently returned from a fabulous journey around Japan.

Traipsing around this intriguing country independently, utilising local transport services like buses and trains, Patricia visited Tokyo, Nikko in the mountains north of Tokyo, traditional Takayama, Hakone to Tokyo’s west, then farther afield to Hiroshima and Kyoto.

Patricia found Japan’s rail network incredibly efficient, and travelled on a range of trains including the iconic Shinkansen ‘bullet’ trains that tear around the country at nearly 300km/h.

“A Japan Rail Pass is absolutely the way to go!”, says Patricia.

This was Patricia’s first visit to Japan and she has returned with a number of useful tips:

  • Pack light if you are travelling on public transport.
  • Research Japanese culture before you go to better understand their way of life.
  • Be sure to visit the ‘teamLab’ art collective in Tokyo – an interdisciplinary group of ‘ultratechnologists’ at the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world.
  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Museum and Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Bay.
  • Visit Gion—Kyoto’s geisha district—at night time.

Tokyo’s remarkable teamLab space.

And her favourite personal experiences?

Playing in the snow under the cherry blossoms, and exploring the stunning Fushimi Inari shrine from Kyoto.

Sounds divine, doesn’t it?

For more information about Japan or to make contact with Patricia, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to for a chat.

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Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Refurbishment

We are delighted to advise that a significant renovation of all rooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s room and suites has been completed.

The stunning hotel is located in Tokyo’s prestigious Nihonbashi district—known as the birthplace of Tokyo—where centuries-old artisan businesses rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers.

The new room designs focus on the original hotel design concept of ‘Woods and Water’. All rooms have stunning views of the city—Tokyo Skytree to the east, and Mount Fuji to the west—from high picture windows.

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s legendary service, Michelin-starred cuisine and stunning facilities combine to offer the ultimate luxury experience.

The Travel Authority Group is one of a handful of Mandarin Oriental Fan Club agents in Australia. When you book a Mandarin Oriental stay with us, you enjoy a number of guest perks and privileges.

These include:

  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • Choice of US$100 Food & Beverage or Spa Credit
  • Daily Continental Breakfast for Two
  • Personalized Welcome Amenity and Note on behalf of Agent from Senior Property Management
  • One Category Room Upgrade (subject to availability at time of check-in)
  • Written confirmation of Fan Club reservation within 12-hours of receipt, regardless of method of booking
  • 24-hour Ambassador Team Support
  • Dedicated password protected website
  • Priority waitlist clearance

For more information or to inquire about a stay at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, simply leave us a note in the form below or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

We’d love to hear from you.