Tokyo at night

Tokyo Express

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7 days  •  from $1899 $1599
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*
based on Jan. 16, 2018 departure
$300 Early Bird Discount. Expires Aug. 31, 2017.*   All prices reflect savings.


Featuring Take in modern Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple & Imperial Gardens; explore on your own with flights, deluxe hotel & city tour 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 12 open departures, September 2017 – June 2018
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights from Los Angeles via Singapore Airlines non-stop jet service including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 5 nights deluxe accommodations
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Arrival and departures transfers via airport bus
  • City tour of Tokyo with English-speaking local guide
  • Added-Value: ¥2,500 pre-paid Suica transit/e-money card
  • Exciting excursions in Tokyo and to Mount Fuji & Hakone and Nikko
  • Optional Robot Restaurant Show in Tokyo
  • See some of Tokyo's major attractions like Tokyo Tower & Sensoji Temple
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Enjoy the 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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Prepare for your trip Already booked? Find everything you need to know before you go, including information about passport & visa requirements, flights, luggage, 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

Early Bird Discount: Save up to $300 per person if you book by Aug. 31, 2017!
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
Depart Return Price Book by
Aug 31
Tue Aug 22 2017 Mon Aug 28 2017 $1899   Closed
Tue Sep 5 2017 Mon Sep 11 2017 $2099 $1799 Closed
Tue Sep 19 2017 Mon Sep 25 2017 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Sep 26 2017 Mon Oct 2 2017 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Oct 24 2017 Mon Oct 30 2017 $2499 $2199 Available
Tue Nov 14 2017 Mon Nov 20 2017 $2099 $1799 Available
Tue Dec 12 2017 Mon Dec 18 2017 $2599 $2299 Available
Tue Jan 16 2018 Mon Jan 22 2018 $1899 $1599 Available
Tue Feb 27 2018 Mon Mar 5 2018 $1899 $1599 Available
Tue Mar 20 2018 Mon Mar 26 2018 $1899 $1599 Available
Tue Apr 17 2018 Mon Apr 23 2018 $1899 $1599 Available
Tue Apr 24 2018 Mon Apr 30 2018 $1899 $1599 Available
Tue May 15 2018 Mon May 21 2018 $1899 $1599 Available
Tue May 29 2018 Mon Jun 4 2018 $1899 $1599 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. (details)

Options & Fees

Tokyo Express
Robot Restaurant Show +$65
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$399

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
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.

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. But first, check out our Before You Book 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.

Deposit $800


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 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

Tokyo at nightFull 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

Tokyo TowerFull 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.

Asakusa KannonContinue 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.

Robot Restaurant ShowOptional 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 4-6: Tokyo

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • 3 days at leisure to explore the wonders of Tokyo on your own

Japanese childFull 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

Optional Excursions

Mt. FujiTo book optional excursions for this tour, go to 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.


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The trip to Japan was a wonderful trip. 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

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