Taiwan & Japan

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Taiwan: Taipei, Hualien, Nantou, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Japan: Osaka,Tokyo, Shizuoka, Kyoto

Starting From $1,695.00 Land Only

Duration 13 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
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • 12 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, 6 Dinners

Tour Highlights:

  • Imperial Palace of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Senso-ji
  • Nakamise-dori
  • Fuji Mountain 5th Station
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Atsuta Shrine
  • Kiyomizu-dera
  • National Palace Museum
  • Martyr’s Shrine
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • Hot Springs
  • Taroko National Park
  • Presidential Office
  • Taipei Night Market
  • Taipei 101
  • Mr. Brown Avenue
  • Longshan Temple
  • Din Tai Fung Meal

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

  • Day 1: Home ~ Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Upon arrival in Taoyuan, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at own leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Taoyuan ~ Taipei ~ Nantou
    After breakfast, visit the National Palace Museum. With collections of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, it is also called “The Treasury of Chinese Culture” and has become one of the most popular museums in the world. Then, we proceed to National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine. This building was designed based on the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing Forbidden City. The changing ceremony of the honor guard will take place hourly here so visitors can watch the military show of the Republic of China. After lunch, we will head to Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area, which is one of the top 8 attractions in Taiwan. Surrounding a tiny island called Lalu, the Sun Moon Lake is shaped as a Sun at the north side and shaped as a moon at the south side; hence the name Sun Moon Lake. In addition, it is home to the Thao tribe, one of the aboriginals in Taiwan so we will experience the local cuisine, the Feast of Puli Shao- Xing, during dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 3: Nantour ~ Chiayi ~ Kaohsiung
    After breakfast, we will head to Ali-Mountain Eternity Suspension Bridge. It is believed that a couple ca stay together forever after passing through the bridge together. Ali-Mountain is one of the most appropriate places to grow tea in Taiwan, so we will stop by the tea shop and then proceed to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Kaoshiung. This is a Mahayanna Buddhist cultural, religious and educational museum with both traditional and modern architectural features. Here you will find a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha, which show this place is the Buddhist center of South Taiwan. Then, we will visit the diamond center in Kaoshiung city and experience the local food at after night market at night. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Kaohsiung ~ Taitung
    After breakfast, we will visit the pearl center and head to Chengcing Lake Scenic Area. With good natural conditions, it is not only surrounded by trees and flowers but also a peaceful atmosphere. At noon, we will have lunch at Din Tai Fung, which has been selected within the “Top 10 Restaurants in the World” by the New York Times and has won the Michelin Star Restaurant five times. Guests can experience a classic taste of Taiwan. After lunch, we can enjoy watching the beautiful ocean around Taiwan long the South-Link Highway. Even more, we will stop by the Duo Liang Train Station to overlook both the view of Pacific Ocean and passing train. At the end of the day, we will experience the Hot Spring at Chihpen, eastern Taiwan. The hot spring here, which is different from most, is colorless and odorless. With good qualities, it is referred as the “Beauty of Love”. (Swimming suit and cap must be prepared on your own) (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: Taitung ~ Hualien
    After breakfast, we will visit the Chili Coral Museum. In Chinese history, a coral represents an honorable status and symbolizes happiness and eternity. With natural conditions, the quality and quantity of corals in Taiwan are better than the ones in the Mediterranean and Japan. They are loved by Chinese people, especially the first lady of Asia, Ms. Soong Mei-ling. Then, we will proceed to Mr. Brown Avenue, which is Taiwan’s nature heaven. The lunch will be the famous Chishang lunch box. After lunch, we will visit National Taroko Park. It is famous of its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. (If the roads are blocked due to typhoons or heavy rain, the attraction will be rescheduled into Qixingtan Beach.) Lastly, we will visit the Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum, where a series of marble structures are exhibited. (B, L,D)
  • Day 6: Hualien ~ Taipei
    After breakfast, we will head to an aboriginal shop and then take a train to Su'ao. This Train Journey not only avoids the dangerous Suhua Highway but also gives you a special experience in enjoying Taiwan. After arriving in Su'ao, we are going to take a transit bus to Yehliu Geopark, where you can learn the development process of a mushroom rock and witness the appearance of a ginger rock, cleavage, pothole, melting erosion panel, etc. At the end of the day, visit the souvenir shop. (B, L, D)
  • Day 7: Taipei
    In the morning, we will visit Longshan Temple, which is one of the most famous temples in Taiwan. It displays not only the beauty of traditional temples but also the value of traditional art. After, we will proceed to Liberty Square, originally called C.K.S. memorial hall. This archway is established in memory of Mr. Chiang Kai-shek, the earlier president of Taiwan. We can learn the history of Taiwan heading to the Presidential Office, and we will proceed to Taipei 101 after. Taipei 101 is ranked as the Top 9 tallest financial building in the world; in addition, it is also a famous green building. To have a good view of Taipei 101, we will move on to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father. It also has a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the public. At the end of the day, visit one of the most famous night markets in the world. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Taipei ~Tokyo, Japan
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Tokyo, Japan where your vacation will continue. Upon arrival in Tokyo, transfer to the hotel by hotel shuttle bus and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.  (B)
  • Day 9: Tokyo
    After breakfast, we first head to the Imperial Palace of Tokyo – the residence of the royal family – and visit the “double bridge” (Nijubashi) over the moat. The bridge is a symbol of the Palace. Afterwards we go to the Tokyo Skytree. With a height of 634 metres, it is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida. And then we proceed to Senso-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. The Nakamise-dori is a street on the approach to the temple, which housing many traditional shops for souvenirs. Meiji Shrine was built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. 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 people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established. (B, L)
  • Day 10: Tokyo ~ Shizuoka
    After breakfast we head to Fuji Mountain 5th Station, a perfect spot to view the stunning Fuji Mountain. And then visit Oshino Hakkai, a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several hundred years ago. The eight ponds are fed by snow melt from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Visit Lake Kawaguchi before going to Shizuoka Peace Park – which commands a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and houses the chalky stupa. The stupa, the symbol of the park, keeps the Buddha's ashes presented by late Indian Prime Minister Nehru. 4 golden images of Buddha are also housed. Tonight we either enjoy the famous Kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner, or King crab buffet. Enjoy all facilities in the hotel and all kinds of hot spring spa. (B, L, D)
  • Day 11: Shizuoka ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast we head to Atsuta Shrine. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics, which include 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger that is a designated National Treasure of Japan. Proceed to Magome-juku after visiting a Jewelry workshop. 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, which was the precursor to a part of the Nakasendō, running through the Kiso Valley. (B, L, D)
  • Day 12: Kyoto ~ Osaka
    After breakfast we shall go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kiyomizu-dera. 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. Enjoy lunch before going to Tōdai-ji in Nara. Tōdai-ji is currently the world’s largest wood structure. Afterward we shall spend some times for 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 13: Osaka ~ Home
    After breakfast, tour guide will assist you with taking the airport shuttle (On Own Expense) to airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • Hotel Orchard Park – Taoyuan, Taiwan *
    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/en/about.asp

  • Classic Hotel – Nantou, Taiwan *
    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/en/index.php

  • Hotel Holiday Garden – Kaoshiung, Taiwan *
    No.279 Liu-Ho Second Road, Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan

    Hotel Holiday Garden is an International-class Hotel located between Liuohe Tourist Night Market and Love River; with only five minutes away from City Council Station of Kaohsiung MRT by foot, Hotel Holiday Garden is very convenient traffic-wise. The hotel has 270 rooms, all of which are spacious, bright and luxuriously designed, guaranteed to provide our guests a superb accommodation experience. The hotel also provides an outdoor swimming pool with coconut palms along-side, a professional gym, a multi-function business center, and Wi-Fi everywhere to make the tourist feel comfortable and well-pampered. You are the mostly welcomed to stay with Hotel Holiday Garden to enjoy the upmost pleasure of life.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:  http://www.hotelhg.com.tw/english/index.aspx

  • F Hotel Chihpen – Chihpen, Taiwan *
    No.33, Dashun Rd.

    F Hotel Chihpen is located on Provincial Highway No. 9, close to the famous Jhihben Hot Spring and Jhihben National Forest Recreation Area, with the best scenic views of mountains in the back and ocean in the front. The lobby has a five-meter high ceiling and displays fashionable, delicate, graceful, and comfy space with simple stones coordinated with earth tone colors designs and decorations. There are 168 rooms with spacious layouts and complete furnish to meet the different needs of each traveler. Jhihben Train Station is about 5-minute drive away, 20-minute drive to the airport, and about 30-minute drive to downtown Taitung City. Convenient transportation options provide easy access to all scenic spots. We welcome you to come to the back of the mountain, the new landmark in Jhihben, F Hotel, to get away from the hustle-bustle, enjoying the beautiful views of Eastern Cost afar and relax in the pool, soaking up the free atmosphere of your vacation.

    Check In Time:  04:00pm - 11:30pm
    Check Out Time: 05:00am-12:00pm
    Website: http://cp.fhotels.com.tw/en/about_us.php

  • Parkview Hotel – Hualien, Taiwan *
    No.1-1, Lin-Yuan,, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 97063

    Parkview breaths and moves to the groove of Hualien’s rhythm since its conception. Situated in the embrace of the deep blue sea and dense hill ridges, Parkview Hotel is a gateway to Hualien’s beautiful landscape. Whether your destination is to radiant and enchant view at Taroko Gorge, the soothing scenery at Seven Stars Lake, or enjoy delicious foods and collect finest souvenirs you can find in Hualien city… Parkview is the most ideal starting point in your Hualien travels. Furthermore, with an infinite and wide band of blue and green scenery, Parkview is not only a leisure vacation hotel in an urban city, but also the brightest and liveliest landmark in Hualien! In addition to being the geographical center in terms of scenery, it is also a hub for Hualien’s history, culture, and senses. With natural scenery at its core, and local culture as seasoning and spice, Parkview Hotel fulfills the needs of your senses. Now, come and enjoy Parkview, and begin your journey in the heart of Hualien.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  http://www.parkview-hotel.com/en/menu_e.asp

  • Fushin Hotel – Taipei, Taiwan *
    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/Hotel_Review-g1432365-d5998810-Reviews-Fushin_Hotel_Taipei-Xinbei.html

  • Hilton Tokyo Narita – Tokyo, Japan *
    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/en/hotels/japan/hilton-tokyo-narita-airport-NRTHIHI/index.html

  • Urawa Royal Pines – Tokyo, Japan *
    2-5-1, Naka-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi

    Located in the heart of Saitama, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Saitama Super Arena and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hikawa Shrine and Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Saitama Stadium 2002 is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) away.

    This hotel features 8 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a rooftop terrace, and self parking.

    All 196 rooms offer conveniences like refrigerators and electric kettles, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet, and TVs. Hair dryers, safes, and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.royalpines.co.jp/urawa/english

  • Hamanako Royal Hotel – Shizuoka, Japan *
    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/en/hamanako

  • Otsu Prince Hotel – Biwako, Japan *
    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/otsu

  • Stargate Hotel – Osaka, Japan*
    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/

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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.

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