Japan & China Highlights – Travelzoo Special

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Osaka

Starting From $2,515.00 Land Only

Duration 15 Days


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

Fall in love with not only one but two of Asia’s best destinations! Experience the beauty and culture that makes Japan the word’s most family-friendly destination. Be mesmerized by its countless attractions and harmony between traditional and modern culture. 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. Then, travel to China to visit its most important cities: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. As 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 Japan & China Highlight Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • Domestic Air within China
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Great Wall of China
  • Changling of the Ming Tombs
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Yu Garden
  • Xintiandi Old French Concession
  • Imperial Palace of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Skytree photo-stop
  • Senso-ji Temple
  • Nakamise-dori
  • Fuji Mountain 5th Station
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Atsuta Shrine
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Package Excludes:

  • International flights
  • International flight (Japan-China)
  • Mandatory Tips $50 USD/per person will be collected upon booking
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours
  *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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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Home ~ Tokyo, Japan
    Depart from the US for your international flight to Tokyo.
  • Day 2: Tokyo, Japan
    Upon arrival in Tokyo, transfer to your hotel (on your own expense) and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
    *Travelers making pre-extension stays or arriving at Haneda International Airport will need to arrange transfers to hotel on their own
  • Day 3: Tokyo
    After breakfast, we 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. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. On the approach to the temple. we will see the Nakamise-dori, housing many traditional shops for souvenirs. Then, head to the Meiji Shrine, dedicated 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, which were donated by many people all over Japan when the shrine was established. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Tokyo ~ Shizuoka
    After breakfast, we head to Fuji Mountain 5th Station, a perfect spot to view the stunning mountain. Visit Lake Kawaguchi– which commands a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji. Then, visit the Heiwa Park. Tonight, we enjoy the famous Kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. You can enjoy all facilities in your hotel including a hot spring spa. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: Shizuoka ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast, we head to Atsuta Shrine. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics including 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger that is designated as a National Treasure of Japan. Next, visit a Jewelry Workshop and proceed to Magome-juku. Magome-juku was the 43rd of the 69 stations of the Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji, a precursor to a part of the Nakasendō, running through the Kiso Valley. Finally, visit the Ena-kyo valley. (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Kyoto ~ Osaka
    After breakfast, we shall go Kiyomizu-dera, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple was founded in 778, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. Then, enjoy lunch before going to Nara's Tōdai-ji, the world’s largest wooden structure. Afterwards,spend some time shopping at the duty free and Shinsaibashi, and enjoy all kind of delicious cuisines in the nearby Dotonbori at your own expense. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Osaka ~ Beijing, China
    After breakfast, make your own way to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy.  (B)
  • Day 8: Beijing
    Today, enjoy a full day tour and visit some of the major sights that the city has to offer. Visit the Summer Palace. Built in 1888, it was once a summer retreat and the imperial park for emperors.  Then, visit the Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the largest public square in the world, holding one million people. The Forbidden City is the inner sanctum and palace where Chinese emperors ruled their world for centuries.  It has a 9000-room maze of courtyards, places, and ceremonial halls, where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was indeed a forbidden place, where commoners were kept out for nearly 500 years in the past. Tour the palace and imagine the mystery, intrigue and incredible power that reigned here. In the evening, enjoy an acrobatic show with a dinner. Watch the acrobatic performances crafted over the years in this show, a landmark of the evolution of acrobatics in China.  Witness traditional lion dancing, fire stunts, stunning bicycling and more. (B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Beijing ~ Xian
    With an appearance of a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the 'Eight Wonders of the World'. To witness its wonders, we tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning. Lastly, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. Fly toward Xian at night, (FLIGHT INCLUDED). (B, L, D)
  • Day 10: Xian
    Enjoy a tour of the ancient city including the Shu Yuan Men Culture Street and the City Wall. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As the symbol of the old-line Xian, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. After, enjoy a Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show. (B, L, D)
  • Day 11: Xian ~ Shanghai ~ Suzhou
    We will have a full day visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses,  the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. Then, pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. After lunch, tour the Shaanxi History Museum. After dinner, we will fly to Shanghai (FLIGHT INCLUDED) and transfer to the hotel in Suzhou (B, L, D)
  • Day 12: Suzhou ~ Hangzhou
    After breakfast, visit a classical garden of Suzhou- The Lingering Garden, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating from the 11th-19th century, the gardens reflect the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture through  their meticulous design. Then, head to the Silk Factory to witness the process of producing silk. After, you will head to Hangzhou and take a boat to visit the West Lake, the soul of the city. The West Lake covers an area of 6 km (600 hectares) and includes some of Hangzhou's most notable historic and scenic places. Adjacent to the lake is a scenic area includes historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills, such as Flower Pond and Orioles Singing in the Willows. Lastly, enjoy a Hang Cuisine for Dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 13: Hangzhou ~ Shanghai
    In the morning, visit the Liuhe Pagoda. After, explore the Dragon-well Green Tea Plantation. Then, transfer back to Shanghai to enjoy a bird's eye-view of the city from the Shanghai World Financial Center. (B, L, D)
  • Day 14: Shanghai
    Today, you will get to enjoy a city tour that highlights the best of the Shanghai including the Shanghai Art Exhibition Center, Xinitiandi, Nanjing Road and the Bund. (B, L, D)
  • Day 15: Shanghai ~ Home
    Today, transfer to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)


  • 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/

  • Tokyo Dome Hotel – Tokyo, Japan * or similar
    1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku

    Located at the very center of Tokyo, Tokyo Dome Hotel is an ideal base for business, leisure and sightseeing.

    Close to some of Tokyo’s most historic neighborhoods, the hotel is also ten minutes away by car or subway from the business and financial districts. Tokyo Dome Hotel towers at a height of 155 meters above the city and includes 1,006 guest rooms, 11 restaurants & lounges, 18 small to large banquet rooms, a chapel and other wedding facilities, a business center, a child care room, and an outdoor pool (summer time only).

    The magnificent, unobstructed view from guest rooms on the south side encompasses the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo bay. The northern guest rooms have a panoramic view of the Kanto plain, including Tokyo Dome City below.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  https://www.tokyodome-hotels.co.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/

  • 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/

  • 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/

  • 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

  • Golden Flower by Shangri-La – Xian, China *
    8 Chang Le Road West Metro Line 1B

    This family-friendly Xi'an hotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Wang Ji Temple, Xingqing Lake, and Xī'ān Museum. Zhangxueliang Residence and TangBo Art Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a marina and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 382 rooms feature comforts like premium bedding and pillow menus, while conveniences include refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests will also find free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 24-hour room service.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.shangri-la.com/cn/xian/goldenflower

  • Grand Metropark Hotel – Suzhou, China *
    1355 Jinjihu Ave, Suzhou Industrial Park

    Located in Suzhou City Centre, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Suzhou University, Gate to the East, and SuZhou YuRun ShiMei HeTian Yu YiShuGuan. CiXiu YunShu ZhanShiGuan and Suzhou Dinghui Temple are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an indoor pool and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a conference center, and self parking.

    All 482 rooms offer free wired Internet, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.metroparkhotels.com/suzhou

  • Crown Plaza Hangzhou – Hangzhou, China * or similar
    No.88 Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou 310020, China

    Crown Plaza Hangzhou is a 10-minute drive from Wulin Square. It features a business center and accommodations with free internet access.

    The air-conditioned guest rooms come equipped with cable TVs, minibar and work desks. Guests can enjoy soothing massage treatment. Karaoke facilities are available for a fun night. The staff at 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage service.

    Check In Time:      10:00am
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Courtyard Shangai Central – Shanghai, China * or similar
    338 Heng Feng Road, Zhabei, 200070 Shanghai, China

    The hotel is located in the commercial centre of Shanghai Jingan District, the Jingan District is an ideal destination for business and leisure. The Metro line 1, 3, 4, 12, 13 just 200 meter from hotel, take you to the Shanghai Railway Station, Yu Garden, Xin Tian Di, Tian Zi Fang, Shanghai Museum of Natural History, Nanjing Road West, Jing An Temple, and People's Square. In addition, hotel is just 30 minutes from Hongqiao International Airport and 50 minutes from Pudong International Airport. Guests will enjoy spacious accommodations featuring well-lit desks, high-speed Internet, in-room safes and mini-bars, as well as a 30th-floor Executive Lounge with panoramic skyline views. To satisfy your craving, our MoMo cafe, MoMo 2 Go and lounges offer coffee, cocktails and casual dining throughout the day. Jump-start your day in our 24-hour fitness center, unwind in our indoor heated pool. To meet with clients in our state-of-the-art event facilities will lead you to focus on a successful session.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: http://www.marriott.com

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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. *Mandatory Tips $50 USD/per person will be collected upon booking.
A China visa is required for all US passport holders.

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*All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

*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

*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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