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

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
  • Japan Departure Airport Transfer
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional tours (If applicable)

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

  • 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 hours of 11:00am to 9:00pm. For guests arriving outside of the service hours, in Terminal 2, arriving into Osaka Itami Airport, or making pre- extension stay, please make your own way to the hotel and check in with passport.
  • 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)

     

    *March -May are the best times to view cherry blossoms, 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, but we can't guarantee these months as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
    *If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

    This package includes fast-paced tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.

  • 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

  • Stargate Hotel – Osaka, Japan* or similar
    1 Rinkuoraikita, Izumisano

    Located in Rinku, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rinku Park and Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle. Rinku Premium Outlets and Izumisato Furusato Machiya House are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    This hotel features 6 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, meeting rooms, and a 24-hour front desk.

    All 358 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find down comforters, hair dryers, and safes.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.s-gth.jp/english/

  • New Hankyu Kyoto Hotel – Japan* or similar
    579 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shiokojidori, Shinmachi Higahi iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture

    Guest rooms were renovated in July 2015. It features the Kyokarakami paper and the unique pattern of Nishijin textile used for a kimono sash to produce the elegant atmosphere of the ancient city, Kyoto.

    Check in: 3:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm

    Website: https://global.hankyu-hotel.com/new-hankyu-kyoto/

     

  • Tokyo Prince Hotel – Tokyo, Japan* or similar
    3 Chome-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-8560

    Enjoying views of the Tokyo Tower, which is just a 3 minute walk away, Tokyo Prince Hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and an on-site shopping arcade. Air-conditioned rooms come furnished with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

    Tokyo Prince Hotel is a short one minute walk from Onarimon subway station. Daimon Station and JR Hamamatsucho Station are less than a 10 minute walk away. It is a 5 minute drive from Roppongi.

    Featuring large windows and modern decor, the spacious rooms all feature an electric teakettle and a personal safe. Private bathrooms come stocked with a hairdryer and toiletries.

    Guests can spend afternoons singing karaoke at Petrea Karaoke Room, or visit Yamano Beauty Wellness Trinity Spa for a massage. The hotel also provides car rentals, a flower shop and a convenience store.

    Restaurant Porto serves Western dishes, while Shimizu Japanese Restaurant offers sushi and hot tempura. Other dining options include Marronnier Chinese Restaurant and Garden Islands Beer Restaurant. Drinks are available at Windsor Main Bar and Pikake Tea Salon. 

    Minato is a great choice for travelers interested in cleanlinessfriendly locals and culture.

    Hotel Website - http://www.princehotels.com/tokyo/ 

  • Other Possible Hotels


    Tokyo Hotels:

    Name Rating Website
    Tokyo Prince  ★★★★ http://www.princehotels.com/tokyo/
    Tokyo Dome Hotel ★★★★ https://www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp
    Shibuya Granbell Hotel ★★★ http://www.granbellhotel.jp

    Kyoto Hotels:

    Name Rating Website
    Hotel New Hankyu ★★★★ https://global.hankyu-hotel.com
    Rihga Royal Hotel ★★★★ https://www.rihgaroyalkyoto.com/

    Osaka Hotels: 

    Name Rating Website
    Hotel Hanshin Osaka ★★★ https://hotel-hanshin.hotels-in-osaka.com/en/
         
  • Hotel Conditions
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    *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

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*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.

*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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