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2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: August 19th, 2015, 11:05 am
by Shuji Yamazaki
We are going again!
2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan
February 3-17, 2016
Enquiry: Please contact Shuji Yamazaki at wabi-sabidesigns@grapevine.net.au

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: August 19th, 2015, 12:04 pm
by JaseH
Can highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking about a trip to Japan. The trip is extremely well run, the group size is small and personal, the itinerary is just full of amazing bonsai and cultural sights, and Shuji is a great guy as well. If I could afford it two years in a row I'd go again :tu2:

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: November 11th, 2015, 1:25 pm
by Steven
I've been given a leave pass and I'm heading to Japan on Shuji's tour! Can't wait for February to come around :tu:

Regards,
Steven

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: November 11th, 2015, 2:09 pm
by JaseH
You'll have a blast Steven! Wish I was going back with you! :mrgreen:

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: November 11th, 2015, 2:16 pm
by Jarad
Pretty jealous of you guys!

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2015, 10:09 am
by Shuji Yamazaki
I am looking forward it too.
The application is officially closed, but there still some places available in the tour.
So if you would like a last minute inclusion, please hurry to contact me.
Shuji
0408-177344

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2015, 12:18 pm
by Rintar
Not that I could afford it this hear but what is a good all inclusive figure to aim to save for joing one of these tours. (including rough costs on extras, excluding pots n tools purchases.)

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2015, 1:04 pm
by JaseH
Rintar wrote:Not that I could afford it this hear but what is a good all inclusive figure to aim to save for joing one of these tours. (including rough costs on extras, excluding pots n tools purchases.)


Best to contact Shuji for up to date tour costs, he has info on suggested daily budget and costs of general things over there. The tour price itself is mostly all inclusive except for airfare, lunch, drinks, some attractions and whatever you want to buy whilst there. Looking at the details he provided for the trip earlier this year, he suggested 5000yen per day budget, you could have got by with less if you needed to.

tour package price + airfare + spending money(~70000yen) = your all inclusive price.

That was earlier this year, the exchange rate and tour price is probably different now so you really need to hit up Shuji, he's a friendly bloke, he'll be glad to help you. :tu:

You definitely wont go hungry - the inclusive dinners are one of the trip highlights! Quality Japanese restaurants every night - I was in food heaven!

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2015, 1:40 pm
by Shuji Yamazaki
The cost of the tour is $4950- which includes accommodation, transport, breakfast, dinner and guide. You will need an air ticket and money for lunch, drinks and shopping which I recommend ¥70000 (¥5000/day) for two weeks.
Shuji

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2015, 8:59 pm
by Elmar
Shuji Yamazaki wrote:The cost of the tour is $4950- which includes accommodation, transport, breakfast, dinner and guide. You will need an air ticket and money for lunch, drinks and shopping which I recommend ¥70000 (¥5000/day) for two weeks.
Shuji


Sad that I won't be able to go, but I found this information useful:
1 Australian Dollar equals
90.24 Japanese Yen

so 70,000 Yen is about $775.70AUD...
from Perth, economy is $575 return light to Narita ($1407 business class)...

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 3rd, 2015, 9:18 pm
by Rintar
SO allowing for inflation etc if I aim to save 10k in 3 years ishould be good or hopefully great ;) that will include airfares etc ;)

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: December 10th, 2015, 2:56 pm
by split007

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 3:43 pm
by Steven
Well, in 48 hours from now I will have arrived in Narita airport ready to begin the tour. I'm getting very excited :tu:
Regards,
Steven

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 3:55 pm
by wrcmad
Steven wrote:Well, in 48 hours from now I will have arrived in Narita airport ready to begin the tour. I'm getting very excited :tu:
Regards,
Steven

:tounge: :mrgreen:

Re: 2016 Bonsai Tour of Japan

PostPosted: February 2nd, 2016, 7:58 am
by kcpoole
wrcmad wrote:
Steven wrote:Well, in 48 hours from now I will have arrived in Narita airport ready to begin the tour. I'm getting very excited :tu:
Regards,
Steven

:tounge: :mrgreen:


x2
I guess that means you will not be at School tonight ?

Ken