Take in modern Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple & Imperial Gardens; explore on your own with flights, 1st class hotel & city tour includedBook this package
based on Jan. 17, 2017 departure*
|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 6 open departures, January – July 2017|
|Highlights||Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple, Imperial Gardens, freedom to explore at your own pace|
|Departs||Los Angeles (LAX) (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.|
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|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.|
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. You can purchase the excursions upon arrival, or pre-book via the link in the Optional Exursions section below after you make your final payment.
Dates, Prices & Options
Departure Dates & Prices
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
|Tue||Oct 4||2016||Mon||Oct 10||2016||$1599||Departed|
|Tue||Oct 18||2016||Mon||Oct 24||2016||$1599||Departed|
|Tue||Nov 15||2016||Mon||Nov 21||2016||$1899||$1599||Closed|
|Tue||Dec 13||2016||Mon||Dec 19||2016||$2399||$2099||Closed|
|Tue||Jan 17||2017||Mon||Jan 23||2017||$1959||$1659||Available|
|Tue||Feb 14||2017||Mon||Feb 20||2017||$1959||$1659||Available|
|Tue||Mar 21||2017||Mon||Mar 27||2017||$1959||$1659||Closed|
|Tue||Apr 18||2017||Mon||Apr 24||2017||$1959||$1659||Available|
|Tue||Apr 25||2017||Mon||May 1||2017||$1959||$1659||Available|
|Tue||May 30||2017||Mon||Jun 5||2017||$2099||$1799||Available|
|Tue||Jun 27||2017||Mon||Jul 3||2017||$2099||$1799||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.
|Robot Restaurant Show||+$65|
|Single Room Supplement|
|Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 21, Apr 18, Apr 25||+$399|
|Oct 4, Nov 15||+$599|
|All other departures||+$499|
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? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.
Transfers: Transfers for this package are provided on a group basis only. For passengers deviating in any way from the group program, transfers are not provided. Individual, private transfers can be arranged at a supplement in price. Taxis and other forms of transportation are also available and may cost less than private transfers. If you wish to arrange private transfers, please request this service at the time of reservation.
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
- 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 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. 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
- Begin at the Tokyo Tower, modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris
- View the beautiful gardens at the Imperial Palace
- Continue to Sensoji Temple and Nakamise shopping street
- Finally, drive through Ueno and stop in Tokyo's "Electric-Town," Akihabara
- 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 30 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.
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 4-6: Tokyo
Included meals: Breakfast.
- 3 days at leisure to explore the wonders of Tokyo on your own
Full Day Itinerary: 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 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 7: Depart Tokyo/Arrive USA
Included meals: Breakfast.
- Today, bid sayonara to Tokyo as you transfer to the Narita Airport, via scheduled airport bus
- Board your non-stop return flight on Singapore Airlines
- Your Tokyo adventure ends on arrival in the USA later today
To book optional excursions 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.
We just returned from your Tokyo Express tour and we had the time of our lives. The tour itinerary was good, the hotel was beautiful and the city tour was great. Your guides spoke beautiful English and answered all our questions about Japan. I would like to have added another day or two since a lot of the week was in getting there and back, but I want to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip and look forward to booking with you again.
George & Laurie Hernandez, Rancho Cucamonga CA
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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 20 or older. Your traveling companions must be 8 or older at the time of travel.
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