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9 Day Tokyo & Kyoto


Independent Package Includes

  • Flights LAX-Tokyo, Osaka-LAX
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Tokyo
    • 3 nights Kyoto
  • All transfers
  • 9 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Transportation between cities via the Bullet Train
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Japan. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Tokyo

DAY 3, Wednesday - Tokyo City Tour
Today, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Tokyo Tower including views of Ginza, Tokyo Bay, Yokohama and even Mt. Fuji in clear weather before participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Happon-en Japanese gardens. Enjoy lunch at the beautiful former manor, the Chinzanso restaurant. Next, stroll through the Imperial Palace considered the largest castle in the area. It is the former site of Edo Castle and the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. Afterward, embark on a relaxing Sumida River Cruise to Asakusa where you can appreciate the city's unique and beautiful skyline. Later, stop and admire Asakusa Kannon, Tokyo's largest Buddhist temple, followed by a visit to the bustling Nakamise shopping arcade known for delicious food and delightful shopping. Please note that the order of the day's sightseeing is subject to change due to traffic conditions
Overnight: Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Tokyo
The day is at leisure to explore the enormous, ultramodern metropolis of Tokyo independently. As a premier global city, Tokyo offers incredible cuisine, from simple noodle dishes and sushi to gourmet Kobe beef prepared by some of the world's top chefs, as well as an vast array of art and fashion venues. A day in this trend-setting city promises to stimulate each of your senses, from the bright, pulsating lights of downtown Tokyo to the delicious aromas billowing from traditional Japanese taverns
Optional: Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with Lunch
Overnight: Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Tokyo
Enjoy your last full day at leisure in Tokyo. For a different view of the city, stroll Ueno Park and visit the Tokyo National Museum, housing a collection of fascinating artifacts from across Asia
Optional: Full Day Nikko Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Tokyo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Bullet Train to Kyoto
After breakfast, you will take a leisurely, guided, stroll to the train station for your bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, you will be met at the platform for the guided, short walk to your hotel. Your luggage will be transferred to and from the train separately. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Kyoto City Tour
Embark on a full day tour of Kyoto, one of the best preserved architectural cities in Japan. Enjoy visits to Nijo Castle known for its unique architecture and nightengale floors, the Golden Pavilion famous for its shimmering golden exterior and its diverse architectural style, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace recognized for generations as the seat of the Empire. Enjoy a buffet style lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to Heian Shrine built in honor of Kyoto's 1,100th anniversary and Sanjusangendo well known for possessing 1001 life sized statues of Kannon, goddess of mercy. Lastly, have a chance to visit Kiyomizu Temple, a national treasure of Japan named for the waterfall that runs throughout the temple grounds. Please note that the order of the day's sightseeing is subject to change due to traffic conditions
Overnight: Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Monday - Full Day in Kyoto
Enjoy a full day at leisure in beautiful and serene Kyoto, a city that once served as the Imperial capital of Japan. Having escaped the firebombings of World War II unscathed, Kyoto is home to 1600 Buddhist Temples, 400 Shinto shrines, and several historic palaces and gardens
Optional: Half Day Nara Tour (PM)
Overnight: Kyoto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport in Osaka for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with lunch

    Day #4 01 Sep 2012 - 30 Apr 2014         $193
    Enjoy a full day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone, the most famous National Park and resort area in Japan. Set amidst the scenic volcanic mountains and wooded forests of Mt. Fuji's Five Lakes region on Lake Ashi, Hakone is renowned for its hot springs, outdoor sports, and natural beauty. Drive halfway up Mt. Fuji to the Fifth Station where, depending upon the weather, you will enjoy panoramic views of the park and lake below. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant nearby. Afterwards, drive to Hakone for a relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi. After your cruise, ride an aerial cableway up and down Mt. Komagatake for sweeping views of the surrounding scenery (time and weather permitting). Return to Tokyo via deluxe motorcoach. (L).

    Departs at 8:20 a.m. from hotel lobby at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour disbands on arrival in Shinjuku or Ginza station. Passengers will be required to make their way back to the hotel independently.
    From Shinjuku station drop off, passengers should take the JR Yamanote link to Shinagawa Station. It is a 5 minute walk to the hotel from Shinagawa station.
    From Ginza Station drop-off, which is closer to the hotel, passengers should take a taxi back to the hotel. More detailed information will be given locally.

    Full Day Nikko Tour with lunch

    Day #5 01 Sep 2012 - 30 Apr 2014         $208
    Enjoy a full day tour to Nikko, a small historical city at the entrance of Nikko National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as a center for Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for centuries. Nikko is home to several temples and shrines, including the Futarasan shrine and the Rinnoji Temple. Visit the Toshogu Shrine, the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa Shogun, a gorgeous complex of colorful structures featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan's 17th-century artisans. Stop for an authentic Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a scenic motorcoach ride up the mountain via the hairpin turns of the Irohazaka Driveway. Arrive at Lake Chuzenji, which is located at the foot of Mt. Nantai, and is known for its extraordinary depth (529 ft.). Next, visit Kegon Waterfall, one of three mystical waterfalls in Japan. Descend the Irohazaka Driveway via a different route for an early evening return to the hotel (L).

    Departs at 8:20 a.m from hotel lobby at the Grand Price Hotel New Takanawa. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour disbands on arrival in Shinjuku or Ginza station. Passengers will be required to make their way back to the hotel independently.
    From Shinjuku station drop off, passengers should take the JR Yamanote link to Shinagawa Station. It is a 5 minute walk to the hotel from Shinagawa station.
    From Ginza Station drop-off, which is closer to the hotel, passengers should take a taxi back to the hotel. More detailed information will be given locally.

    Half Day Nara Tour

    Day #8 01 Sep 2012 - 30 Apr 2014         $98
    Enjoy a tour of Nara, an ancient city known for its "sacred" tame deer, which wander the area freely. Visit the Todaiji Temple with its image of Buddha, the vermilion-hued Kasuga Shrine, and Deer Park.

    Departs at 1:40 p.m from hotel lobby. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at hotel approximately 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
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    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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