Essential Japan (Jul-Dec)

Featuring:
Tokyo, Hakone, Hamamatsu, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Mt. Fuji
**Tips and Gratuities included**

Starting From $960.00 Land Only

Duration 6 Days

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

Essential Japan Tour with Charming Travel Destinations visits Tokyo, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara. Great Quality Tours and Excellent Service. Japan is the best choice for any vacation. Japan has diverse four seasons in a beautiful natural environment. It has coexistence of edgy technology and rich tradition. Japan has a developed transport network like no other in the world. It has excellent choices of accommodation and food. Most importantly, it has English speaking, friendly people. Enjoy an
Essential Japan Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

Tour Highlights:

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Nara Park
  • Senso-Ji
  • Dotonbori Street
  • Fuji Mountain 5th Station
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Imperial Palace Gardens
  • Ginza

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal Purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours

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*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.
*This package includes guided tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
*There are 1 designated local shopping stops on this tour (jewelry) and a minimum of time that must be spent at this shopping site (60 mins). However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visits should be treated as a cultural learning experience as all products are deeply ingrained in the Japanese culture and are worth learning about and make fun souvenir gifts as well. Shopping time will not exceed more time than the popular landmark sightseeing spots in our itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions Section

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

  • Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
    Free pick-up service is available for all flights, which arrive from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm at Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 1 & 2. Please provide your flight number before the tour. We will have a guide onsite to assist you to take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel. Travelers who arrive at the other times can take the free shuttle bus on own to the hotel. The location of Hilton Free Shuttle Bus Stop: Waiting area 16 at Terminal 1 and Waiting area 26 at Terminal 2. The last shuttle bus departs at 10:30pm. If the guests arrive after 10:30, please take taxi on own expense (approximately 20 USD) to the hotel. The hotel check-in is available after 3pm with your passport.
    *Travelers making pre-extension stays or arriving at Haneda or Osaka International Airports will need to arrange transfers to hotel on their own
  • Day 2: Tokyo
    After breakfast, visit Senso-ji Temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo, surrounded by imposing gates and the vibrant stalls of Nakamise Dori, Senso-ji is a must-see destination during your trip in Japan. View the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later, enjoy barbecue for lunch and visit the Imperial Palace Out Gardens, Imperial Palace is the home of the Emperor of Japan. The view of the famous Nijubashi Bridge is highlight of the garden. Afterwards, proceed to Ginza Tokyu Plaza. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Tokyo ~ Hakone ~ Hamamatsu
    In the morning, visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station, located halfway up the mountain (If weather not permitting, go to Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead). Then, head to Oshino Hakkai. Bridges and pathways lead you around and over the tranquil ponds there. The traditional buildings, slowly spinning water wheels and amazing view of Mt. Fuji all transport you to another era. Then go to Bussharito Heiwa Park to appreciate the gardening featured with Japanese characteristics. The most famous spot is the peace statue, which is a treasure given by Indian government. Later, proceed to the hot spring resort hotel. Enjoy a Japanese-style banquet or buffet dinner and a hot spring bath. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Hamamatsu ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast, stop by the Jewelry store, visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a World Cultural Heritage site and the oldest temple in Kyoto, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets. Afterwards, head to Gion, where the streets and buildings are mostly maintained in the old style. It is a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Visit Yasaka Shrine, the shrine is almost always buzzing with energy, with eager devotees flocking to receive blessings and pray for good fortune. Walk on Hanamachi Street, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see some geishas passing by on the street. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Kyoto ~ Osaka
    After breakfast, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine where worship the deity of a good harvest and success in business. The seemingly endless path of vibrant orange torii gates leading up Mt. Inari makes for an impressive setting and is one of the most famous images of Japan. Afterward, head to Nara to visit Nara Park where full of very playful and friendly deer. And don’t miss the beautiful view in Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Later on, shop at Tax Free shop. This evening, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka and taste local cuisine at Dotonbori Food Street. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B, L)
  • Day 6: Osaka ~ Home
    After breakfast, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine where worship the deity of a good harvest and success in business. The seemingly endless path of vibrant orange torii gates leading up Mt. Inari makes for an impressive setting and is one of the most famous images of Japan. Afterward, head to Nara to visit Nara Park where full of very playful and friendly deer. And don’t miss the beautiful view in Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Later on, shop at Tax Free shop. This evening, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka and taste local cuisine at Dotonbori Food Street. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B)
*Services of English speaking guide.
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date.
*This package includes guided tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
**Tips and Gratuities included**
*There IS 1 designated local shopping stops on this tour (jewelry) and a minimum of time that must be spent at this shopping site (60 mins). However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visits should be treated as a cultural learning experience as all products are deeply ingrained in the Japanese culture and are worth learning about and make fun souvenir gifts as well. Shopping time will not exceed more time than the popular landmark sightseeing spots in our itinerary.

 

 

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 30 passengers.
          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 $715USD and triple sharing has a $25USD deduction.
          4. Does this tour include any flights?
            International 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 on days of tours and cannot deviate. Any deviation will result in a penalty at the discretion of the local office. However, you will have enough leisure time to do as you please.
          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?
            Japanese 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 Japan tend to be 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 Japan like Gluten Free or specific allergies 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 Japan?
            US and Canada passport holders do not need a visa to enter Japan.
          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?
            **Tips and Gratuities included for the tour guides and drivers.**
          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?
            Arrival Airport transfer is included in Japan. This service is subject to limitations such as hour, airport terminal and as stated on the itinerary. Departure transfer is not included.
          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.
          23. Does this tour have any shopping stops?
            There is 1 designated local shopping stops on this tour (jewelry) and a minimum of time that must be spent at this shopping site (60 mins). However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visits should be treated as a cultural learning experience as all products are deeply ingrained in the Japanese culture and are worth learning about and make fun souvenir gifts as well. Shopping time will not exceed more time than the popular landmark sightseeing spots in our itinerary.
 

 

  • 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

  • Hilton Tokyo Narita – Tokyo, Japan * or similar
    456 Kosuge, Narita, Chiba-ken

    Located 1 mile from the city center and a 10 minute drive from Narita International Airport, this Hilton hotel is to the east of Tokyo Bay. Boso Fudoki-no-oka is 2 miles from the hotel and Aeon Shopping Mall Narita is 4 miles away.

    At Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a spa tub. The hotel also features an airport shuttle and 3 restaurants. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

    Guestrooms feature LCD TVs, air conditioning and WiFi or wireless Internet access (surcharge). Bathrooms come with handheld showers and hair dryers.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website: www3.hilton.com/

  • Shinjuku Granbell Hotel – Tokyo, Japan or similar*
    2 Chome-14-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan

    Located right in the heart of the lively Kabuki-cho area in Shinjuku. All the guest rooms are modern and stylish with unique design concepts. All rooms are provided with Simmons bed to give you comfortable sleep. Free of charge Wi-Fi available for everywhere in the hotel. All rooms are designed by many creators from abroad and Japan domestic.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: http://www.granbellhotel.jp

  • Hamanako Royal Hotel – Shizuoka, Japan * or similar
    4396-1 Yamazaki, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi

    Situated in Hamamatsu, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ulotto Museum, Maisaka-shuku Waki-Honjin, and Hamanako Garden Park. Arai Beach and Ogaji Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    This hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, outdoor tennis courts, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 369 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and phones. Limited housekeeping is available.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:                  www.daiwaresort.jp/

  • Henn na Hotel Kyoto – Japan or similar*
    15, Higashikujo Higashisannocho, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8004, Japan

    Spacious rooms, thoughtful toiletries, attractive receptionist (dinosaurs), convenient location, easy check-in & check-out. Henn na Hotel Kyoto Hachijoguchi-Ekimae is located in front of Kyoto’s gateway, Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit.  Our hotel expresses the modern elements of ‘Kyoto’ and ‘Wa’. It only takes 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel to Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:  https://bian.com

  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel – Osaka, Japan * or similar
    6-1-55 Uehommachi, Tennoji-ku

    Set above Kintetsu Station and connected to a department store, this Tennoji-area hotel is 50 meters (50 yards) from a metro station and 1 km (less than a mile) from Shitenno-ji, one of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples.

    The hotel's top-floor restaurant serves up panoramic city views and buffets of up to 130 items for lunch, dinner, and dessert; 10 other restaurants and lounges are located throughout the hotel.

    Each of the 579 guestrooms is outfitted with cable TV, plus traditional touches such as deep soaking tubs, slippers, and complimentary green tea.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/

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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

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

Email us at [email protected] for Air Rates

**Tips and Gratuities included**

 

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