2019 Taiwan & Japan

Featuring:
Taiwan: Taipei, Taoyuan, Nantou, Zhanghua, Taichung
Japan: Tokyo, Hakone, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka

Starting From $1,845.00 Land Only

Duration 11 Days

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

Vacation in Taiwan & Japan with Charming Travel Destinations. Enjoy the Taiwanese cuisine which is quickly growing in popularity in the US. Try their famous Din Tai Fung dumplings and many other delicious cuisine. Have fun in their night markets in the evenings and sightseeing during the day. Then, on to Japan to continue your vacation and experience the zen of Japan and the hustle of Tokyo. Enjoy your Taiwan & Japan Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • 10 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 3 Dinners

Tour Highlights:

  • Shihfen Old Streets
  • Fengjia Night Market
  • Tianhou Temple
  • Sun Moon Lake Cruise
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
  • Imperial Palace of Tokyo
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Senso-ji
  • Nakamise-dori
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Nagoya Castle
  • Atsuta Shrine
  • Lake Ashi Cruise

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • 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
    The 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 departing at 10:30pm. If the guests arrive after 10:30pm, please take taxi on own expense (approximately 20 USD) to the hotel. The hotel check-in is available after 3pm with your passport.
  • Day 2: Tokyo
    Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Emperor Shozo Empress of Japan. This temple has the largest archway in front of Shrine Bridge in Japan. View the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from a far. Later, visit Senso-ji to admire the ancient Buddhist temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Later, enjoy barbecue for lunch and visit Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, the home of the Emperor of Japan in the afternoon. Then, proceed to Tokyo Tower (Photo-stop) in the afternoon. In the evening, go to Ginza for shopping and touring. We will stay in Ginza no less than 90 minutes. Return to the hotel around 8 pm afterwards. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Tokyo ~ Hakone ~ Hamamatsu
    After breakfast, coach to Hakone. Upon arrival, take a boat to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, take the bus to Oshino Hakkai, another great place to see the beauty of Mt.Fuji. 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 India government. Later, proceed to the hot spring resort hotel in Hamamatsu. Enjoy a Japanese-style banquet or buffet dinner and a hot spring bath. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Hamamatsu ~ Nagoya ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast, proceed to Nagoya Castle (including the Admission to the castle), located in Nagoya city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Along with Osaka City and Kumamoto Castle, Nagoya castle are the most well-known castles in Japan. Afterwards, stop by the Jewelry store. After lunch, proceed to Kyoto. In the afternoon, visit 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. Afterward, visit Hanamachi, where has been the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see many geishas passing by on the street. Tonight, return to the hotel within the designated time by the tour guide. Dinner on your own arrangement. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: Kyoto ~ Osaka
    In the morning, proceed to Kyoto to visit the World Cultural Heritage site, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets. Then, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Fushimi Inari Shrine is a shrine on the south side of Kyoto. It serves the god of agriculture. Afterward, head to Osaka. En route, visit Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple to see the deer and traditional temple. Later, shop at Tax Free shop. This evening, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka and taste local cuisine at Dotonbori Food Street. Dinner on your own arrangement. (B, L,D)
  • Day 6: Osaka ~ Taoyuan, Taiwan
    After breakfast, the tour guide will assist guests to take the express airport line on own expense to Kansai International Airport (Only 45 minutes). Guests will have to check in with the airline on own and board the flight to Taiwan. Upon arrival at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, a guide will greet you at the arrival section for each arriving flight. Transfer to the hotel afterward. The free transfer is arranged at 10:30/15:30/19:00/23:00. If guest do not want to wait for the specific transfer time, guests can request us to arrange a private transfer at an additional fee. (B)
  • Day 7: Taoyuan ~ Nantou
    After breakfast, visit one of the most popular spots in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area (including cruise + cable car), which is the largest freshwater lake in Taiwan, covering 900 hectares. This area is the holy land for the Shao aborigine in Taiwan. The northern part of the lake is shaped like the sun, the southern half is shaped like the moon; hence its name. Later, proceed to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, located in Nantou County. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is a theme park full of entertainment, cultural experience activities and traditional song/ dance performances. It is a great place to see a combination of Taiwanese recreation, tourism and education. The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is known for its aboriginal cultures, which offers a new insight of Taiwan! In addition to cultural experiences, you can also ride the fun roller-coaster and etc. During some seasons, the village offers seasonal performances or shows, such as a welcome ceremony, blessing ceremony, thorn blessing, ramie, and a historical museum visit. Enjoy a Shaoxing banquet for dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 8: Nantou ~ Zhanghua ~ Taichung

    After breakfast, proceed to Lugang Town, preserving its appearances of the old street during the Qing Dynasty. The red brick road is curved and strolled, full of ancient charm. Lugang was a busy port and economic center years ago. After a hundred years, Lugang Old Street has also been rated as a two-star attraction by the international tourism and food industry authority. "Michelin". From the old street tour, you will see the famous Tianhou Temple, Ding Ancient House, Nine-turn lane. Later proceed to Rainbow Military Community, which has many colorful paintings on the walls of houses. After, visit Taichung Opera House, which was designed by Japanese architect Ito Kazuo, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize. The opera house is an astonishing architecture in the city. Then, stroll down Park Lane by CMP. This was originally an old parking lot. Now after being taken over and remodeled by Qinmei and Eslite teams, it has turned into a three-dimensional city full of sunshine, air and water gardens. In the evening, go to Fengjia Night Market to enjoy the delicious Taiwanese snacks from the night market. Fengjia Night Market is the largest and one of famous sightseeing night markets in Taiwan. Dinner is on own arrangement today. (B, L)

  • Day 9: Taichung ~ Taipei
    After breakfast, visit the Pearl Exhibition Center and visit the curtain-like Shihfen Waterfall. The mist formed by the waterfall often fills the waterfall pool. Therefore, when the sun shines in, the room is filled with a rainbow in the clear sky. After appreciating the Shihfen waterfal. We proceed to the old street where you can set up the sky lanterns (Not included, purchase on own). Shihfen Old Street is famous for the wonders of the streets, shops and crowds right aside the train lane. You will experience a whole different type of street market. Afterward, we proceed to Jiufen Mountain Town. According to legend, when the land road was not opened, all supplies were supplied through sea transportation. Since there were nine households in the village, they were required to prepare the "nine portions" whenever they bought the goods. Overtime, people named it Jiufen, which means nine portions in Chinese. In the 1930s, with the rise in the price of gold, Jiufen, the splendid grandeur of the “Asian Golden Capital” was created. At that time, people called it “small Shanghai” and “small Hong Kong”. Lately, with the retrospective trend, it has become a popular tourist destination. Dinner is on own arrangement today.  (B, L)
  • Day 10: Taipei
    After breakfast, coach to the aboriginal souvenir center and shops to get some Taiwanese snacks or gifts for you and your family. Later, proceed to National Palace Museum, displaying a collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. The collections are worldwide and have covered different dynasties in the 5000-year history of ancient China. After, visit Martyr's Shrine, the shrine was built to honor the fallen Kuomintang soldiers after the Chinese Civil War. After lunch, head to Taiwan's landmark, the Taipei 101 Building, which has a shopping mall and offices. It is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The building has the world's largest damper and the fastest elevator in the world. You can take the elevator to the observation deck to overlook the panoramic view of Taipei at your own expense.(B, L, D)
  • Day 11: Taipei ~ Home
    After breakfast, check out the hotel and take a free transfer to the airport at 9:00 am. (Designated time) If guest wish to go to the airport on own or other time, an extra USD30/per person will be charged to arrange a private airport transportation. (B)
*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.
*This package includes guided tours featuring the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
  • Hotel Orchard Park – Taoyuan, Taiwan * or similar
    No.777 Daguan Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan

    The Orchard Park Hotel is located in the Aerotropolis with convenient transportation; Taoyuan International Airport can be reached in 10 minutes, while the HSR Taoyuan Station can be reached within 20 minutes. It is an international tourist hotel with business, holiday and transit functionalities. With 187 rooms and a modern design, safety is of the utmost concern; state of the art shock absorbing system able to offset an 8-point earthquake ensures maximum safety for our guests. In addition to exquisite guestrooms and suites, with regards to their business and recreational needs, we also provide the Hee Yuet Lau Chinese Restaurant, Orchard Café, Hanamizuki Japanese Cuisine, Atrium Bar, Oasis Club, banquet hall, conference room, shopping street and business center.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  http://www.hotelorchardpark.com/

  • Classic Hotel – Nantou, Taiwan * or similar
    No.8 Fuxing Ln, Yuchi County

    Classic Hotel is the right spot to stay, with numerous tourist attractions nearby. For instance, the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, Sun Moon Lake, Puli, Cingjing Farm, Nantou Jiji, Checheng village and Xitou Forest Park. Along with our meticulous planning, you will be fascinated by the ecology, cuisines, agricultural products, arts, and the cultures here. Enjoy the beauty of Sun Moon Lake heartily.


    Website: http://www.classic-group.net

  • Taichung Heti Hotel – Taichung, Taiwan* or similar
    No. 286號, Yuxian Road, Taiping District, Taichung City, Taiwan 411

    Welcome to heti hotel. It has 217 fine design rooms, tall fashion design, exquisite taste adhere to the spirit and intentions. Sincere service to impress every traveler coming from afar.

    Select is located in the emerging area of Taichung Sunbeam bustling section of focus, with a determination to create Taiping happiest hotel , combined with the local culture and characteristics, happiness, exquisite taste.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  http://www.heti-hotel.com.tw

  • Fushin Hotel – Taipei, Taiwan * or similar
    No.128, Section 1, Datong Road, Xinbei 22145, Taiwan

    Offering a spa and wellness centre, Fushin Hotel - Taipei is placed in Xizhi, only a 5-minute drive from to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall.

    This centrally located hotel is a 5-minute drive from Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall MRT Station as well as Nangang Railway Station. Taipei Main Railway Station is 20 minutes away by car.

    Elegantly furnished, all the rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, minibar and separate dining area. Featuring a bathtub or shower, spacious bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

    Refreshing workouts can be enjoyed at the fitness centre and free shuttle services to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall are available. Other facilities include a 24-hour reception and large meeting rooms.

    At Fushin Hotel – Taipei, guests can dine at Tripod Garden Chinese Restaurant, Delight Buffet Restaurant and Fantasia Western Restaurant. For alternative dining options, room service is available. 

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: https://www.tripadvisor.com/

  • 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/

  • 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/

  • 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/

     

  • 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/

  • 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

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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.

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

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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.

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