Singapore & Tokyo AdventureBook this package
based on Sep. 5, 2017 departure
|Featuring||Modern mixes with traditional in Tokyo, plus explore the cultures of Singapore; travel on your own with flights, hotel & city tours included|
|Style||Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
|Departures||Scheduled Dates; select from 3 open departures, September – December 2017|
|Departs||Los Angeles (LAX); other gateways on request (flight schedule)|
|Themes||Family Friendly, History & Culture|
|What to Expect||This leisurely-paced, independent tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for most levels of physical fitness. This tour does not include a tour guide or escort.|
|Already Booked?||Find everything you need to know before you go, including how to pay your balance due, passport & visa requirements, flight information, weather, and more.|
Begin your adventure in Tokyo, a place so deliciously different from what we know. A place where the uber hip and quietly conservative share space in a wonderful mix of neon lights, world-class food, Zen contemplation and downright fun. Cherry blossoms framing a silhouette of Mt. Fuji, sushi and ramen, karaoke and kimonos – Japan is a place so deeply rooted in tradition yet so welcoming of the future, and it all coalesces into a perfectly preened bonsai tree for the inquisitive traveler.
Then, continue on to Singapore, a city state that warmly embraces the kaleidoscope of peoples that call the country home. This melting pot has left a lasting impact on the vibrant culinary scene, one of Southeast Asia’s best. In recent years, awe-inspiring, futuristic attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands have enhanced the city skyline. However, the country still retains its charming, historic neighborhoods crisscrossed by crowded side streets still teeming with traditional vendor stalls. Nicknamed, the “City in a Garden”, Singapore is covered in greenery and full of impressive gardens, such as the Singapore Botanic Garden which is home to the world’s largest orchid display.
Dates, Prices & Options
Departure Dates & Prices
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
|Tue||Apr 18||2017||Wed||Apr 26||2017||$2199||Departed|
|Tue||Apr 25||2017||Wed||May 3||2017||$2399||Closed|
|Tue||May 30||2017||Wed||Jun 7||2017||$2499||$2199||Closed|
|Tue||Jun 27||2017||Wed||Jul 5||2017||$2599||$2299||Closed|
|Tue||Aug 22||2017||Wed||Aug 30||2017||$2499||$2199||Closed|
|Tue||Sep 5||2017||Wed||Sep 13||2017||$2499||$2199||Available|
|Tue||Sep 19||2017||Wed||Sep 27||2017||$2499||$2199||Closed|
|Tue||Sep 26||2017||Wed||Oct 4||2017||$2599||$2299||Closed|
|Tue||Oct 24||2017||Wed||Nov 1||2017||$2599||$2299||Closed|
|Tue||Nov 14||2017||Wed||Nov 22||2017||$2499||$2199||Available|
|Tue||Dec 12||2017||Wed||Dec 20||2017||$2899||$2599||Available|
Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates. Contact us about prices and availability.
Options & Fees
|Singapore & Tokyo Adventure|
|Robot Restaurant Show||+$65|
|Single Room Supplement||+$699|
Flights & Departure Cities
|Los Angeles (LAX)||included|
This package includes round-trip flights from the cities listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.
Coming from somewhere else? Ask us about availability and prices for flights from other cities.
How to Make a Reservation
To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765, Mon–Fri 9:30–6:00 Eastern time. But first, check out our Things to Know section.
We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.
Day 1: Depart USA
- Check-in for your overnight non-stop flight to Tokyo via Singapore Airlines
Day 2: Arrive Tokyo, Japan
Accommodations: 4 nights Hotel Okura Tokyo.
- Meet our representative upon arrival at Narita International Airport
- Transfer via scheduled airport bus to your hotel located in central Tokyo for check-in
Full Day Itinerary: Tokyo e Youkoso! (Welcome to Tokyo!) Arrive today in Tokyo, one of the world's main economic centers and Japan's modern capital. Upon arrival, transfer, via scheduled airport bus, to your hotel located in central Tokyo, near popular districts like Roppongi and Akasaka. En route, you'll have your first glimpse of the stunning, modern skyline and glittering neon-lit streets that are quintessential Tokyo. The remainder of evening is at leisure.
Day 3: Tokyo City Tour
Included meals: Breakfast.
- After breakfast, set out on a city tour to explore some of Tokyo's main sights
- The tour ends at Tokyo Station; explore independently or make your own way back to the hotel
Full Day Itinerary: After breakfast this morning, set out on a city tour to explore some of Tokyo's main sights. Begin at the Tokyo Tower, modeled after (and slightly taller than) the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Proceed to the Imperial Palace Garden Plaza, which dates back to the 15th century and is the former site of Edo Castle and the present residence of the Emperor of Japan. Visitors are not permitted inside this very private residence of royalty. Stop at a view point to admire the Nijubashi Bridge and surrounding gardens.
Continue to Sensoji Temple, also known as Asakusa Kannon, dedicated to the Buddhist deity of mercy and compassion. Sensoji Temple is one of the most popular sights in Tokyo. Later, stroll Nakamise shopping street, which stretches over approximately 250 meters from the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. It is lined with more than 50 shops, which offer local specialties and souvenirs. Finally, drive through Ueno and make a brief stop in Tokyo's "Electric-Town," Akihabara. Finally, the tour will disband at Tokyo Station, where you can continue your exploration independently or make your own way back to your hotel.
Optional Excursion: Robot Restaurant Show, $65 Enjoy the famous, Robot cabaret show at the Robot Restaurant in the Kabukicho red-light district. The hour long show is full of flashing neon lights, techno music and drums, while brightly colored robots perform. Your entry ticket includes one drink (beer, sake, mineral water or soft drink). Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to show time. Tickets must be booked in advance. The official price for this adventure is approximately $80, providing a savings of $15 if booked and pre-paid with Friendly Planet. Show Time: 7:50pm
Note: Due to the high-tech nature of the robots, should there be unexpected maintenance during your scheduled visit, you will be accommodated the following day.
Days 4-5: Tokyo
Included meals: Breakfast.
- 2 days at leisure to explore the wonders of Tokyo on your own
Full Day Itinerary: Enjoy the next two days discovering the wonders of Tokyo and all it has to offer. Your hotel is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo and by train or subway you can easily explore Tokyo's major attractions using your pre-paid Suica transit card. From popular shopping areas like Ginza and Omotesando, where you can purchase the latest fashions, to sprawling entertainment and nightlife districts like Roppongi and Shinjuku, Tokyo seems to have a place to indulge in every desire. And, by taking a relaxing stroll through one of Tokyo's beautiful parks or gardens, you may even forget that you're in the largest city in the world. See the sights on your own, arrange optional excursions or schedule a day trip to Mt. Fuji or Nikko. See the Optional Excursions section below for more information.
Day 6: Tokyo/Singapore
Accommodations: 3 nights Orchard Hotel, Singapore. Included meals: Breakfast.
- Transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore
- Upon arrival in Singapore transfer to your hotel
Day 7: Singapore
Included meals: Breakfast.
- Morning tour of Singapore
- Afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing
Full Day Itinerary: Your morning tour of Singapore features a drive around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Then visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples in Singapore. Afterwards, make a stop a local handicraft market. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, boasting 60,000 orchid plants. The balance of the day is at leisure where you can perhaps explore the Gardens by the Bay or taste your way through Singapore’s many Hawker Food Centers.
Day 8: Singapore
Included meals: Breakfast.
- Full day at leisure to explore Singapore or join an optional excursion
Day 9: Depart Singapore/Arrive USA
Included meals: Breakfast.
- Transfer to the airport for your return flight
- Arrive in the USA later today
To book optional excursions in Tokyo for this tour, go to www.jtb-sunrisetours.jp. These excursions are operated by Sunrise Tours JTB, our land operator for this tour. We are not responsible for these excursions or payments made towards them; please review JTB's terms & conditions. Some excursions may have limited availability and/or require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Excursions may not include transportation from your hotel, so be sure to review the drop off/pickup locations before booking.
Optional excursions in Singapore should be purchased locally. A representative selling excursions will be available on Day 6 upon arrival at the hotel or on Day 7 before the included city tour.
My trip to Japan was the most memorable trip yet. Friendly Planet thought of everything ahead of time, had suggestions prior to my trip, and helped with my many questions. The guides were experienced and went out of their way to make our trip exciting. I would definitely book from Friendly Planet again, without hesitation! Thank you Friendly Planet!
Audrey Russ, Philadelphia, PA
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- I'm traveling solo. Can you help me find a roommate? Yes, you can connect with other travelers to share a room and avoid single occupancy rates.
- Can I bring my kids? Are there any age restrictions? To book this package, you must be 21 or older. Your traveling companions must be 8 or older at the time of travel.
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