based on May 30, 2017 departure from LAX
|Featuring||Take in modern and cultural Tokyo: City tour, Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple & Imperial Gardens with four days to explore on your own|
|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 8 open departures, June – December 2017|
|Highlights||Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple, Imperial Gardens, freedom to explore at your own pac|
|Themes||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.|
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.
Day 1: Depart USA
- Check-in for your overnight non-stop flight to Tokyo via Singapore Airlines
Day 2: Arrive Tokyo, Japan
Accommodations: 5 nights at the Hotel Okura (2017)
- 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
- Included sites: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace gardens, Sensoji Temple and Akihabara, Tokyo's "Electric-Town"
- Tour concludes 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.
Day 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
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.
New Otani Tokyo
The Main, the Garden Tower, and the Garden Court are the four star New Otani Tokyo’s three buildings reside in the city Akasaka of Tokyo.
The hotel is conveniently located within a mile of the Hirakawa Tenmangu Shrine, the National Diet Building, and the Yotsuya Station.
The New Otani Tokyo has 1,479 guest rooms and suites spread across the three buildings, fitted with air conditioning, Internet access, flat-screen TV, and Japanese robes and slippers.
In addition to over 38 restaurants and 6 bars, guests will find many on-site amenities including Japanese and rose gardens, a tea house, outdoor pool, business center, beauty salon, post office, and shopping arcade.
Hotel Okura Tokyo
The 5-star Hotel Okura Tokyo neighbors the Roppongi entertainment district and is located 1 mile from the Imperial Palace, Roppongi Hills, and Hama-Rikyu Garden. The Kamiyacho & Tameike-Sanno subway stations are also nearby.
Hotel Okura Tokyo guarantees you a comfortable room that allows you to relax in a space designed to feel just like home. All 381 rooms are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, on-demand movies, high-speed Internet access, radio, safe, mini bar, refrigerator, coffee/tea making facilities, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, and massage shower.
Hotel Okura has assembled a rich variety of dining options to choose from. The several onsite restaurants and bars offer a unique dining experience highlighted by French, Continental, Western, Chinese, Japanese, or Scottish cuisine.
The Spa Nature Court offers a wide variety of relaxation programs to relieve your mental and physical fatigue. The Nature Program Zone, allows you to sit back and relax in a leisurely manner, and the Total Care Zone allows you to experience more luxurious facial and body care treatments to ensure the ultimate comfort. The Okura Health Club supports members in their quest for fitness. The facility features an indoor pool, gymnasium and club salon.
In the event that your selected hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.
Before You Book
- Do I need a visa or any other documents? Please review the requirements about which documents you need before you travel.
- Should I purchase travel protection? You can purchase our travel protection coverage with your deposit or final payment. It may not be purchased before then.
- What's the fine print? Read the terms & conditions for this package.
- I'm traveling solo. Can you help me find a roommate? Unfortunately, we can't pair you with a roommate on this package.
- 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.
- What should I know about Japan? Check out our country guide for travel tips, the best time to go, blog posts, videos, and more.
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