Prices include savings up to $300
for bookings by Oct. 7, 2014!

Tokyo Express

Tokyo city tour, Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple & Imperial Gardens

Overview

Style Independent/Self-Guided
No tour escort; explore at your own pace
Departures November 2014 – July 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX) (flight schedule)
Highlights Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple, and Imperial Gardens
Included in the Price
  • Round trip flights from Los Angeles via Singapore Airlines non-stop jet service including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 5 nights superior first class accommodations
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Arrival and departures transfers via airport bus
  • Included city tour of Tokyo with local guide
Optional
  • Exciting excursions in Tokyo and to Mount Fuji & Hakone and Nikko
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.

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The trip to Japan was a wonderful trip. Took it 3 weeks ago and both the trip and the Friendly Planet service will make you want to travel with them again! Great trip with great service.

Gaylene Weathers, Wichita, KS

Dates, Prices & Options

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*
Depart Return Price Book by
Oct 7
Tue Aug 26 2014 Mon Sep 1 2014 $1759   Departed
Tue Sep 16 2014 Mon Sep 22 2014 $1759   Closed
Tue Sep 23 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014 $1699   Closed
Tue Oct 14 2014 Mon Oct 20 2014 $2059 $1759 Closed
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
Tue Jan 20 2015 Mon Jan 26 2015 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Feb 17 2015 Mon Feb 23 2015 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Mar 24 2015 Mon Mar 30 2015 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Apr 21 2015 Mon Apr 27 2015 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue May 5 2015 Mon May 11 2015 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Jun 2 2015 Mon Jun 8 2015 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Jun 30 2015 Mon Jul 6 2015 $2099 $1799 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, advance seat reservations, extensions or optional items, unless otherwise noted. Prices in orange reflect an early booking discount for bookings made by 10/07/14.

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.

Tokyo Express
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$499
Departure Airports
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.

Booking Deposit
Standard Deposit $300

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.

Itinerary

Tokyo Express itinerary 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. But don't wait to reserve your spot! At these prices, space will go very quickly. Maximize your sightseeing in Japan by taking advantage of optional excursions to some of the country's most popular attractions, listed below in the itinerary. You can purchase the excursions upon arrival, or pre-book via the links below after you make your final payment.**


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA. Your exciting journey to Japan begins this afternoon as you depart on your overnight non-stop flight to Tokyo via Singapore Airlines

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.

Tokyo Tower 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.

Japanese child 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.

Mt. Fuji Optional Excursion: Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour with Lunch, JPY 16,000 (approx. $165). 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. Price includes lunch. Get more details or book now.

Day 6: Tokyo. Your final full day in Tokyo is yours at leisure to shop, sightsee or join an optional full day excursion to Nikko. Breakfast provided.

Toshogu Shrine, Nikko Optional Excursion: Nikko Tour with Lunch, JPY 14,000 (approx. $145). 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. Price includes lunch. Get more details or book now.

Tokyo at night 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.

** Optional excursions are operated by Sunrise Tours JTB, our land operator for this tour. We are not responsible for these excursions or any payments made towards them; please review JTB's terms & conditions. Some tours may have limited availability and/or require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Some excursions do not include transportation from your hotel, so please be sure to review the drop off/pickup locations before booking.

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