|Itinerary at a Glance
|3||Tokyo City Tour|
No tour escort; explore at your own pace
|Departures||July – December 2014|
|Departs||Los Angeles (LAX)|
|Highlights||Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple, and Imperial Gardens|
|Included in the Price|
|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.|
Join us on our Tokyo Express vacation package to discover the magic of this ancient yet modern city at a truly remarkable price. Travel to Tokyo, Japan non-stop via the world's #1 carrier, Singapore Airlines. You'll stay at a beautiful and well-located hotel in Tokyo and enjoy a lavish buffet breakfast daily. Transfers and a guided tour of Tokyo are also included as well as plenty of optional day tours. Want to see more of this fascinating country? Try our deluxe Japan Panorama tour instead. But don't wait to reserve your spot! At these prices, space will go very quickly.
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All prices, fees and deposits are per person. Prices below are subject to availability and confirmation. After we receive your booking, we will confirm all prices and availability within 1–2 business days. Prices are subject to change at any time and not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. More about our prices.
|Departures & Prices*|
|Tue||Apr 22||2014||Mon||Apr 28||2014||$1699||Departed|
|Tue||May 6||2014||Mon||May 12||2014||$1699||Closed|
|Tue||Jun 17||2014||Mon||Jun 23||2014||$2099||$1799||Closed|
|Tue||Jul 29||2014||Mon||Aug 4||2014||$2259||$1959||Available|
|Tue||Aug 26||2014||Mon||Sep 1||2014||$2059||$1759||Available|
|Tue||Sep 16||2014||Mon||Sep 22||2014||$2059||$1759||Available|
|Tue||Sep 23||2014||Mon||Sep 29||2014||$1999||$1699||Closed|
|Tue||Oct 14||2014||Mon||Oct 20||2014||$2059||$1759||Available|
|Tue||Oct 21||2014||Mon||Oct 27||2014||$1999||$1699||Closed|
|Tue||Nov 4||2014||Mon||Nov 10||2014||$2059||$1759||Available|
|Tue||Nov 25||2014||Mon||Dec 1||2014||$2059||$1759||Available|
|Tue||Dec 2||2014||Mon||Dec 8||2014||$2199||$1899||Available|
|Tue||Dec 16||2014||Mon||Dec 22||2014||$2259||$1959||Available|
* Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include airfare and Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee. Prices do not include excess baggage fees, extensions or optional items. Prices in orange reflect an early booking discount for bookings made by 5/12/14.
Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to extend your stay later than the scheduled dates, subject to availability. Contact us about dates, prices and restrictions.
Family-Friendly: Departures with this icon are set aside for families who want to travel with other families. Call us at 800-555-5765 for more information and to book these special family-friendly departures.
Children up to age 11 save $150 or more off the prices above on family-friendly departures.
|Single Room Supplement||+$499|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||included|
Coming from somewhere else? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.
To make a reservation, we only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You can pay the balance due later by credit card, check or money order. Your final payment is due 75 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later.
Day 2: Tokyo. Tokyo e Youkoso! Arrive early this evening 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. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Accommodations: New Otani Tokyo or Hotel Okura Tokyo.
Day 3: Tokyo City Tour. After breakfast this morning, set out on a city tour to explore some of Tokyo's main sites. 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, but you will enjoy a walk through the beautifully manicured gardens, with views of the ancient castle walls and ruins. 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. Breakfast provided.
Day 4: Tokyo. Enjoy the next three 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. 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 strowl 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 or arrange an optional excursion. Breakfast provided.
Day 5: Tokyo. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Continue your exploration of Tokyo and its 23 wards on your own, or take advantage of an optional excursion that will take you to one of Japan's most famous sights, Mt. Fuji. Breakfast provided.
Optional Excursion: Enjoy a beautiful panoramic drive from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, an almost perfectly conical volcano that is recognized around the world as a symbol of Japan. It stands over 12,000 feet high and is beautifully snow-capped in winter. Drive to the 5th station, a 5 to 6-hour trek from the summit for experienced hikers, where you'll enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch then continue to Kojiri and board the Lake Ashi cruise to Hakone. Next, ride on the Hakone Sky Gondola and enjoy the view. Return to Tokyo this evening. (Approx. $165 per person, includes lunch. This optional excursion can only be purchased locally.)
Optional Excursion: Travel to Nikko, a city picturesquely set amid mountains, where numerous magnificent shrines and pagodas are found, including Toshogu Shrine, which houses the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa shogun. The shrine has an unusual mixture of Confucian, Zen and Shinto architecture and is the original site of the see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil monkeys, which you will find carved on one of the gates. (Approx. $145 per person, includes lunch. This optional excursion can only be purchased locally.)
Day 7: Tokyo/USA. Today, bid sayonara to Tokyo as you transfer to the Narita Airport, via airport bus, to board your non-stop return flight. Your Japan adventure ends on arrival in Los Angeles later today. Breakfast provided.
Maximize your sightseeing in Japan by taking advantage of optional excursions to some of the country's most popular attractions! The optional excursions below are available for purchase through JTB, our land operator for this tour. For your convenience, you can book these excursions upon arrival in Japan or prior to departure by clicking on the links below.
Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour with Lunch (TYO-O-F800): JPY16,000
Enjoy a beautiful panoramic drive from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, an almost perfectly conical volcano that is recognized around the world as a symbol of Japan. It stands over 12,000 feet high and is beautifully snow-capped in winter. Drive to the 5th station, a 5 to 6-hour trek from the summit for experienced hikers, where you'll enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch then continue to Kojiri and board the Lake Ashi cruise to Hakone. Next, ride on the Hakone Sky Gondola and enjoy the view. Return to Tokyo this evening. (Approx. $165 per person, includes lunch).
Full Day Nikko Tour with Lunch (TYO-O-F300): JPY14,000
Travel to Nikko, a city picturesquely set amid mountains, where numerous magnificent shrines and pagodas are found, including Toshogu Shrine, which houses the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa shogun. The shrine has an unusual mixture of Confucian, Zen and Shinto architecture and is the original site of the see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil monkeys, which you will find carved on one of the gates. (Approx. $145 per person, includes lunch).
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