Glimpse of Japan – JFK: Travelzoo Special

Featuring:
Tokyo, Shizuoka, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto,

Starting From $2,095.00 Land + Air

Duration 9 Days

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

Take a Glimpse of Japan to experience the beauty that beholds one of the world’s most beloved destinations, Japan. Filled with history, culture and nature, Japan mesmerizes its visitors with its countless attractions. In addition to its history, Japan hosts the perfect harmony between the past and present. Travelers can find the most amazing hot spots for shopping, entertainment and food. Visit beautiful temples hidden within colorful gardens, the grand Mt. Fuji that inspired countless artists and incredible works of architecture. Experience the multiple faces of Japan and most importantly get a taste of their one of a kind cuisine. Take a Glimpse of Japan tour today! 

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land + Air JFK or LAX on Air China or Similar
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Arrival Airport Transfer

Tour Highlights:

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Kiyozumi-dera
  • Atsuta Jingu
  • Magome-Juku
  • Mt. Fuji 5th Station
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Imperial Palace
  • Nijubashi
  • Meiji Jingu
  • Free Leisure Time
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners included

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Departure Airport Transfer
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours
*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.

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Land + Air JFK or LAX on Air China or Similar

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

  • Day 1: Home~ Osaka, Japan
    Depart from your home city to Japan.
  • Day 2: Osaka, Japan
    Upon your arrival to Osaka, transfer to your hotel by the hotel shuttle bus and check in (included). The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
    *Travelers making pre-extension stays or arriving at Osaka International Airport will need to arrange transfers to hotel on their own
  • Day 3: Osaka ~ Nara ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast, enjoy some time visiting the Osaka Castle for a photo stop. Next, you will head out to Nara. In Nara, visit the  Todaiji, the world’s largest wooden structure.  On the way make a stop at a jewelry shop for some quick Japanese shopping and lunch time. Then, visit Nara Park to have fun with the local deers. After, head to Kyoto to visit the Kiyozumi-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it was founded in 778, its present buildings were constructed in 1633 under Tokugawa Iemitsu's orders. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. (B, L) 
  • Day 4: Kyoto ~ Magome Juku ~ Shizuoka
    After breakfast, head to the Atsuta Shrine. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics, including 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger considered a National Treasure of Japan. After, we will proceed to Magome-juku. It was the 43rd of 69 stations in Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji. After the tour, visit the Ena-kyo valley. Lastly, enjoy a Kaiseki Cuisine, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: Shizukoa ~ Tokyo
    After breakfast, we head to Fuji Mountain 5th Station, a perfect spot to catch a stunning view of Fuji Mountain. Then, visit Lake Kawaguchi - which commands another beautiful view of Mt. Fuji from another perspective. Lastly, take a stroll along Heiwa Park, a beautiful park dedicated to peace.   
    (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Tokyo
    Today, enjoy a short trip in Tokyo. After breakfast, we will first head to the Imperial Palace of Tokyo – the residence of the royal family – and visit the “double bridge” (Nijubashi) over the moat. Then, we proceed to Senso-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple known as Tokyo’s oldest and most significant temple. Next, enjoy some time at Nakamise-dori, a street on the approach to the temple housing many traditional shops for souvenirs. We will then visit Meiji Shrine, built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. After the original shrine was destroyed during World War II, the current one was re-built in 1958. This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established. Spend a little time at a Duty Free shop for some last minute souvenir shopping. If time permits you will have time to enjoy at Ginza or Shibuya.  (B, L)
  • Day 7: 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)

    Alternatively, you may enjoy an optional tour to Kamakura and Yokohama to explore two of Japan’s most captivating cities.
    Optional Tour: Full Day Kamakura and Yokohama Tour

  • Day 8: Tokyo
    After breakfast, enjoy your free time to explore Tokyo, getting to do things you weren’t able to do yesterday. (B)
  • Day 9: Tokyo ~ Home
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport on your own expense for your flight home. (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.
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  • 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/

  • Otsu Prince Hotel – Biwako, Japan * or similar
    4-7-7, Nionohama, Otsu

    On the southern shore of Lake Biwa, this contemporary 530-room hotel adjoins the Convention Hall Ohmi. The property is 1 km (under 1 mile) from Biwako Hall, and 3 km (2 mi) from Otsu Station.

    At Otsu Prince Hotel, the Sky Lounge features views of Lake Biwa from the 38th floor. The hotel provides Japanese, Chinese, and French restaurants, a Western buffet restaurant, and barbecues by the outdoor pool.

    Guestrooms at Otsu Prince Hotel offer flat-screen cable TVs with premium channels and pay movies. Free WiFi and refrigerators are provided, too.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  www.princehotels.com/

  • 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/

  • 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/ 

  • 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

Arrival Land Land+Air Availability
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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  Land Only rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of 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 all US passport holders. 

*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.

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

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