How to Book

Bookings for this tour are closed as the tour has been completed.

For travel enquiries

Suite 22
799 Springvale Road
Mulgrave  VIC  3170
Telephone: 1300 136 960 for calls within Australia OR +61 3 9535 3637 from overseas
Facsimile:  +61 3 9561 4507

ABN 45 094 598 339
ATAS Travel Accredited Member No. A12682

How You Travel

Group flights have been organised to and from Japan on Qantas. Impact can also arrange flights to Japan with JAL, ANA, Jetstar or Cathay Pacific.

Airline Seating Requests

Seating requests will be noted, however seat requests cannot be guaranteed in economy class. Specific seating may be pre-booked for business and first class.


Hotels for each package are listed in the itineraries. All accommodation in hotels is subject to availability in your preferred category.


Please ensure that you are in possession of a current passport with more than seven (7) months validity beyond your intended return date to Australia. If you do not have a current passport, please apply well in advance of your departure date.

Visa Requirements

Australia and New Zealand have “Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements” with Japan for a period of 90 days or less.  If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, please check with Impact if you require a visa.

Consular Directives

The Australian Government issues regular travel advice warnings for overseas travel. This information may be accessed by calling 1300 555 135 or visiting Impact cannot provide any advice concerning the safety of travel and at all times passengers should make their own assessment based on Australian Department of Foreign Affairs Directives.


Generally, travelling in Japan is safe & no major travel illnesses are prevalent, although influenza outbreaks can be severe due to the population density. Pre-travel preparation will help protect your health while you are away.  Impact is not qualified to provide medical advice and this should be sought by consulting your GP at least three (3) months prior to travel, or reading the latest health updates for international travel on the Travelvax web site or calling them direct on 1300 360 164.

Fitness Levels

There is a lot of walking involved with this tour, so participants need to have at least moderate fitness levels and should be able to walk unaided. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Temperatures in Japan in June will be warm (high 20’s) with relatively high humidity.


All costs are quoted in Australian dollars and have been calculated according to exchange rates effective 5 August 2016. These costs are subject to alteration due to fluctuations in exchange rates.


Deposits and balance payments can be made by cheque or direct deposit to Impact Organisation. The preferred method of payment is by Direct Deposit, our bank account details are: Impact Organisation, BSB: 033 365, Acct: 178 080, Ref: 193 + “your surname”. Credit cards are also accepted, Visa and MasterCard incur a 1.5% surcharge, American Express incurs a 3% surcharge.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that attendees consider travel insurance and this should be taken out at the time of booking. Like all forms of insurance there are a wide variety of options available from various companies. What is suitable for one could be quite inappropriate for another. Attendees should carefully consider these options and make the selection most relevant to their circumstances.

Impact can provide travel insurance by Cover-More and SureSave at competitive rates. To obtain a quote please click on the links below:

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Note: It is rare that any travel insurance will cover disinclination to travel in the event of terrorist incidents. If you cancel for this reason, you will be liable for the full published cancellation fees as outlined in the terms and conditions advised when booking.

If you have taken out your own travel insurance, please ensure it is valid for this particular journey. If in doubt, please check with your insurance provider.

Alteration of Itinerary

No change in the routing and/or itineraries is contemplated. However, the operator reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel any of the arrangements contained in this website.

Travel Documents

Please note that travel documents will be dispatched approximately two (2) weeks prior to the group departure dates. It is important if you are departing Australia earlier than the group dates that you advise Impact of your departure date in order to receive your documents before you leave.

Terms & Conditions

Booking terms & conditions are available here. It is very important that you read these terms and conditions before completing your booking. Special note should also be made of the cancellation and amendment policies.