Epic Beijing & Japan

Featuring:
Beijing, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Kamakura, Tokyo

Starting From $1,575.00 Land Only

Duration 10 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Explore two of Asia’s biggest destinations! Experience the beauty and culture that makes Japan the word’s most family-friendly destination. Be mesmerized by its countless attractions that demonstrate the nation’s value in beauty and nature. Travelers can find the most amazing hot spots for shopping, entertainment and food. Visit beautiful temples hidden within colorful gardens and sceneries that inspired countless artists and incredible works of architecture. Then, travel to Beijing, one of the world’s living ancient civilizations, China is full of history waiting to be explored. Immerse yourself where history meets the present. Take a Epic Beijing Japan tour today!

This Tour Package Includes: 

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Some  transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Escorted Group Tour by coach

Tour Highlights:

  • Great Wall of China
  • Ming Tomb
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Summer Palace
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Kuromon Market
  • Todai Ji
  • Kiyomizu-dera
  • Golden Pavillion
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Sensoji
  • Shibuya
  • Free leisure time in Japan
  • and more

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights from home & in Asia
  • Japan Departure Airport Transfer
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional tours (If applicable)
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

In the ever-changing world we live, Charming Travel Destinations wants to equip you, our trusted clients with important travel information from current luggage policies, weather, currency exchange, and more. Visit our Travel Handbook Guide.

  Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Section.

  • Day 1: Beijing, China
    Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at yours to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Beijing
    In the morning, visit the infamous Great Wall of China. You will visit the Juyong Pass of the Wall, one of the three famous passes, was a solid stronghold encircling a valley. Enjoy a walk on the wall and seeing rugged mountain scenery as it is beautiful, and the fort and perimeter wall have been restored to their original glory. The Wall was listed as a World UNESCO Heritage site in 1987. Later, head to the Olympic Park where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games took place. The park was designed to contact ten venues, the Olympic Village, and other supporting facilities. See the Bird's Nest, the National Stadium, which is situated in Olympic Green Village. Transfer back to the hotel and the remaining of the day will be yours to enjoy or opt for an optional tour. (B, L)
    Optional Tour: Tiananmen Square Night Drive By Tour with Beijing Duck Dinner
  • Day 3: Beijing
    Today, the entire day will be at your own leisure to enjoy or opt for an optional tour. (B)
    Optional Tour: Summer Palace & Forbidden City Tour with Lunch
    Optional Tour: Chinese Acrobatic Show with Beijing Noodle Dinner
  • Day 4: Beijing ~ Osaka, Japan
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Osaka. Upon arrival in Osaka, transfer to the hotel by hotel complimentary shuttle bus and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy. (B)

    **Airport assistance will be available for all guests arriving into Osaka Kansai Airport Terminal 1 between the hour of 11:00am to 9:00pm. If the final confirmed hotel does not have a direct airport bus shuttle transfer available from airport-hotel, you may be required to take a taxi at your own expense from the closest airport bus shuttle drop off location.
    **For guests arriving outside of the service hours or in Terminal 2 or arriving into Osaka Itami Airport, please make your own way to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 5: Osaka ~ Nara ~ Kyoto
    This morning, make a photo stop at one of Osaka's prominent landmarks, the Osaka Castle. The five story castle is one of the most visually spectacular creations in the country with a history that dates back almost 450 years. Continue your tour and visit the Kuromon Market. With more than 190 years of history and tradition, this market is a very popular area known by locals as the Gastronome and Osaka's Kitchen, and it is well-known nationwide. Transfer to Nara and visit the Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple. The Nara Park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, considered in Sinto to be messengers of the gods. Todaiji Temple, a landmark of Nara and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Japan's most famous historically significant temples. The main hall, which houses the colossal bronze Buddha statue within, remains the world's largest wooden building. In the afternoon, proceed to Kyoto and visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. The temple is best known for its wooden stage which was built without the use of nails. Take a stroll along the Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka Street, two of Kyoto's most attractive streets. Lined with beautifully restored traditional shophouses and restaurants. Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka are a pair of pedestrian-only lanes that make one of the most atmospheric strolls in the whole city. Afterward, transfer to the hotel and check in.  (B, L)
  • Day 6: Kyoto
    This morning, leave Kyoto city for a day trip to Sagano and visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. It is one of the most beautiful and serene places in Japan. The absolutely gorgeous forest of skinny bamboo trunks is the heroin chic of wooded glades. As the wind passes through the tightly packed plants, the wood bends and creaks, the leaves rustle, and the trunks knock together, creating a peaceful sound like nothing else. See also the Togetsukyo Bridge, a well-known place of scenic beauty in the western hills of Kyoto. The artistic form of the bridge embodies the aesthetic sense that is at the heart of Japan artistic tradition. Return back to Kyoto and visit one of the most recognizable historical buildings in Japan, well-deserving of its recognition by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site, the Kinkakuji also known as the Golden Pavilion. Covered in glittering gold leaves, the pavilion dazzles admirers as it shimmers in the sunlight over its mirroring pond. Next, visit a traditional Sake Brewery for tasting and learn about Japan’s famous sakes. Lastly, visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. The magical, seemingly unending path of over 5,000 vibrant orange torii gates that wind through the hills behind the shrine makes it one of the most popular shrines in Japan. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Kyoto ~ Hakone ~ Tokyo
    After breakfast, accompanied by the tour guide, take the Bullet Train to Hakone, city of the Mt. Fuji. Please note that all guests are responsible to handle their own luggage on and off the train and it will not be transferred separately. On arrival, first visit the Oshino-Hakkai, a peaceful nature area around Mount Fuji. Oshino-Hakkai means the eight seas of Oshino, which is comprised of eight ponds as its name described. These natural ponds are crystal clear and each one is a little unique. Afterward, take a Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi. Today, Lake Ashi is often pictured with Mount Fuji in the background as a symbol of Hakone. Proceed to Tokyo and make your first stop there at the Tokyo Tower for a photo stop before heading to Shibuya, one of Tokyo's busiest districts, packed with shopping, dining, and nightclubs. The Shibuya Crossing, famous for being the busiest crossing in the world, is on top of most people's must see list in Tokyo. You will have some free leisure time here to explore on your own. (B, L, D)
  • Day 8: Tokyo ~ Kamakura ~ Tokyo
    This morning you will visit Kamakura. At Kotoku-in Temple, see the gigantic Buddha statue that stands approx. 13 meters high and weighs about 121 tons. The only national treasure in Kamakura, the statue of Buddha is a sight to behold not just from the outside, but also from the inside as visitors can enter inside the statue. Also visit the Hasedera Temple, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan and can be viewed in the temple's main building. Next drive back to Tokyo and enjoy city tour of Tokyo. Start by visiting the Meiji Shrine, arguably Tokyo's most popular shrine, is surrounded by a lush green forest. Head to the Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most colorful & photographed temples. When approaching the temples, you will see the Karminarimon, the outer gate of the temple and the symbol of Asakusa. After lunch, make a photo stop at the Imperial Palace, the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. Like an island of respite at the heart of Tokyo, the Imperial Palace is surrounded by parks and gardens offering a getaway from the busy city streets. See the Nijubashi, one of the most well-known bridges in Japan. If you are looking at the bridge from the front, the two separate bridges appear as a single two storied bridge. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Tokyo
    Today, enjoy a free day to explore and enjoy the many attractions Tokyo has to offer. Perhaps, you can visit a traditional tea house, discover culture and history at a museum or treat yourself at Tokyo’s cutting-edge stores. (B)
  • Day 10: Tokyo ~ Home
    After breakfast, make your own way to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. Departure transfer is not included. Our tour guide will provide you with assistance and instructions on where to obtain the airport limousine bus ticket. (B)
*Services of Bilingual English/Chinese-speaking guide.
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date.
*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.
*March -May are the best times to view cherry blossoms in Japan, but we can’t guarantee that they will flower on these dates as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
*October- Dec. are the best times to view Fall Foliage in Japan, but we can't guarantee these months as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the group size of this tour?
    Tourist from all over the world join this tour and it can vary from 4 passengers to 45 passengers. Our China & Japan tours are suitable for families, kids, seniors.
  2. What kind of tour is this?
    This is an Escorted Group Tour by coach. This guided tour features the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
  3. How much does single supplement or triple sharing cost?
    Single supplement costs an additional $990USD and triple sharing has a $45USD deduction.
  4. Does this tour include any flights?
    Land Only packages only include domestic flights within one country. International and Inter-Asia flights are not included.
  5. What if I don’t want to join the tour some days or only join for half a day?
    Due to this is a group tour, you will need to follow the group for the entire program and cannot deviate. Any deviation will result in a penalty at the discretion of the local office.
  6. Is there a luggage limit?
    The luggage allowed for each passenger on our Group tours is limited to one piece of a maximum of 66lbs (note airlines and trains have their own limits, normally lower). We may refuse to accept excessively bulky luggage.
  7. Will someone help me with my luggage?
    Porterage is not included and you are responsible to handle your own luggage at all times.
  8. What mode of transportation will be used?
    This tour will use a Coach unless specifically stated.
  9. Will the bus have toilets?
    China & Japan Group tours will not have toilets in the bus.
  10. Are the tours wheelchair friendly?
    Our coaches are not equipped with access ramps for wheelchairs.
  11. What do I do if I want to extend my stay?
    Contact us and let us know if you want pre or post and how many days.
  12. How long is the duration of tour?
    A full day of tour is scheduled from around 8am to 7pm
  13. Can three guests stay in the same room?
    Yes, they can. Hotel rooms in China tend to be international standard. However, in Japan they tend to be much smaller than international standard. It may be a fold out bed or sofa bed. We would suggest this for families traveling with a child.
  14. Can we change the meal plan?
    Charming Travel Destinations offers vegetarian meal options for travelers. Regrettably, we cannot accommodate certain food options in China & Japan like Gluten Free or Halal during Group tours. For private tours, we can accommodate anything, but for this group tour we cannot. Please inquire if you have any allergies we need to know about.
  15. What information do I need to provide to book?
    Please provide legal names, email address, phone number, mailing address, number of rooms (single-triple occupancy), travel insurance preference, birth dates, and passport information.
  16. Do I need a visa to visit ?
    US and Canada passport holders need a visa to visit China. All else, please contact us to check.
  17. How much is the deposit to reserve a spot in the tour?
    For Land Only, the deposit is $300USD. For Land + Air packages, the deposit will be 50% of overall tour price
  18. Are there gratuities included? If not included, how much?
    Gratuities are not included and we suggest the equivalence of $10USD in country currency or USD per person per day.
  19. When should I expect to receive my travel documents and confirmations?
    Travel Documents and Hotel confirmations will be emailed out 1 week before arrival.
  20. What time can we check-in or out?
    The hotel check in is usually about 2pm and check out is 10am. If you want your room to be available for more time, consider booking an extra night.
  21. Are airport transfers included?
    Airport transfers are included in China. In Japan arrival transfers are by airport shuttle. These included service are subject to limitations such as hour, airport terminal and as stated on the itinerary. Departure transfer is not included in Japan. The departure transfer can be booked on your own for $20USD per person.
  22. Are the hotels listed the exact ones we will get?
    Final hotel confirmation will not be available until 1 week prior to departure. Hotels may be confirmed at any of the hotels listed or at similar properties.
 
  • Courtyard By Marriott Beijing Northeast – Beijing, China *
    101 Jingmi Road, Chaoyang District

    Located in Wangjing, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from 798 Art District and within 3 mi (5 km) of Galleria Continua and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. 798 Space and Lady Street Market are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Self parking is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.

    All 258 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, along with conveniences such as sitting areas and refrigerators. Other amenities available to guests include WiFi, wired Internet, and LCD TVs.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/bjsne-courtyard-beijing-northeast

  • Hotels


     

     

     

    Tokyo Hotels:

    Name Rating Website
    Daiwa Roynet Ariake ★★★ https://www.daiwaroynet.jp/
    TMark City Hotel Tokyo Omari ★★★ https://tmarkcity.com/
    Granbell Shinjuku ★★★★ http://www.granbellhotel.jp
    Hilton Narita ★★★★ https://www3.hilton.com/

    Kyoto Hotels:

    Name Rating Website
    Crystal Hotel 3 ★★★ https://www.tripadvisor.com/
    Royal Oak  ★★★ https://www.royaloakhotel.co.jp/
    Westin Miyako  ★★★★ https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/
    Rihga Royal Hotel ★★★★ https://www.rihgaroyalkyoto.com/

    Osaka Hotels: 

    Name Rating Website
    Hotel Hanshin Osaka ★★★ https://hotel-hanshin.hotels-in-osaka.com/en/
    Bay Gulls Hotel ★★★ Tel: 0081-72-490-0055
    Hyatt Regency Osaka  ★★★★ https://www.hyatt.com/
    Noku Osaka Hotel  ★★★★ https://www.nokuhotels.com/
  • Hotel Conditions
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    *All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

    *All rooms are based on standard Run of House and room type cannot be guaranteed

    *Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

    *For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:
    In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
No visa is required for U.S. passport holders

Email us at [email protected] for Air Rates

*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date.
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

*All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation, Click Here to View a List of Possible Hotels

*For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:
  In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense.

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