Japan Classic (Jul-Dec)

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

Starting From $1,099.00 Land Only

Duration 7 Days

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

Take a tour into 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 Japan Classic tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only, Contact us for Air Rates from your departing city
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Tips and Gratuities included
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Escorted Group Tour by coach

Tour Highlights:

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Osaka Castle – photostop
  • Sagano Bamboo Forrest
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Lake Ashi Cruise
  • Mt. Fuji 5th Station
  • Senso-ji Temple
  • Shibuya District
  • Ginza District

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

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*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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions Section

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

      • Day 1: Osaka, Japan
        Free pick-up service is available for all flights, which arrive from 11 am to 9 pm at Osaka Kansai Airport Terminal 1. Please provide your flight number before the tour. We will have a guide onsite to assist you to take a free hotel shuttle to the hotel, please come to the meeting point for pick up: South Arrival Gate, T1, Kansai Airport. Travelers who arrive at the other times can take the free shuttle bus on own to the hotel as well. The hotel check-in is available after 3pm with your passport.
      • Day 2: Osaka ~ Kyoto
        In the morning, visit the Osaka Fish Market-Kuromon Market and enjoy a variety of fishery cuisine and sushi. Afterwards, visit Osaka's landmark - Osaka Castle Park (photostop). Then, accompanied by a guide, take the Shinkansen (high-speed train) to Kyoto (Baggage carried on own). In the afternoon, visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a World Cultural Heritage site and the oldest temple in Kyoto, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets. Next, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine where the popular Tori Gates line up leading to Mt. Inari making this one of the most famous images of Japan. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B, L)
      • Day 3: Kyoto
        After breakfast, head to Arashiyama Area. Enjoy some of Kyoto's most picturesque scenery by the Sagano Scenic Railway. Visit Togetsukyo Bridge and walk through thee Sagano Bamboo Forest. After, visit the Nijo Castle, it is one of the best-known castles in Japan.  Then, proceed to Gion. 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 4: Kyoto ~ Hakone
        After breakfast, proceed to Hakone and stop by a Jewelry store. Later on, visit a Tea House in Shizuoka to learn about the traditional tea culture of Japan and have a rest here. After arriving in Hakone, transfer to your hotel for rest. (B, L, D)
      • Day 5: Hakone ~ Tokyo
        In the morning, take a boat cruise to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, 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 will transport you to another era. Later on, proceed to Tokyo, and have a photo stop at Tokyo Tower. Enjoy your time in Shibuya, the center of Tokyo's cutting-edge culture. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B, L)
      • Day 6: Tokyo
        After breakfast, visit the Imperial Palace Gardens. The Imperial Palace is the home of the Emperor of Japan. The view of the famous Nijubashi Bridge is highlight of the garden. Next you'll be able to see the Tokyo Skytree Tower from afar and admire its beauty. Later on, visit Senso-ji Temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo. It's  surrounded by imposing gates and the vibrant shopping stalls of Nakamise Dori, Sensoji is a must-see destination during your trip in Japan. Visit the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a pleasant and refreshing escape from Tokyo's concrete cityscape. Later on, visit the Ginza Tokyu Plaza, Ginza is the opulent downtown district of for the best offerings in fine dining and luxury brand shopping. Dinner is on your own arrangement. (B, L)
      • Day 7: Tokyo ~ Home
        After breakfast, take limousine bus on your own expense and arrangement from the hotel to the airport for the homebound flight. The end of journey. (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 are 2 designated local shopping stops on this tour (jewelry & tea) and a minimum of time that must be spent at each 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 $875USD and triple sharing has a $30USD 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 travelling 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?
            Gratuities are already included. No need to tip in Japan to the guide or driver.
          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 are 2 designated local shopping stops on this tour (jewelry & tea) and a minimum of time that must be spent at each 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

  • Star Gate Hotel Kansai – Osaka, Japan * or similar
    1 Rinkuoraikita, Izumisano-City

    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:  https://www.s-gth.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

  • Hakone Shinzan Hotel – Hakone, Japan or similar*
    Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0408, Japan

    Fully incorporating the magnificent and Mother Nature of Gora’s mountains, our design is based on the calming Japanese Sukiya style (a style of a tea-ceremony arbor) and fused with a stylish design. Featuring warmth, nostalgia, and functionality. This is a 27㎡ Western-style room featuring a twin bed. It is recommended for people with bad legs or those not used to Japanese futon mats.

    Check In Time:  2pm
    Check Out Time: 10am

    Website: http://hakone-shinzan.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

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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 other departure city Air Rates

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

 

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