Tokyo Express

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

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7 days from $1899 $1499
per person, double occupancy, including airfare
based on Sep. 6, 2016 departure*
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Style Independent Package
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures Scheduled Dates; select from 5 departures, September – December 2016
Highlights Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple, Imperial Gardens, freedom to explore at your own pace
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights from Los Angeles via Singapore Airlines non-stop jet service including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 5 nights first class accommodations
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Arrival and departures transfers via airport bus
  • City tour of Tokyo with English-speaking local guide
  • Welcome packet with handy map, guide & coupons
  • Added-Value: ¥2,500 pre-paid Suica transit/e-money card
  • Exciting excursions in Tokyo and to Mount Fuji & Hakone and Nikko
Departs Los Angeles (LAX) (flight schedule)
Themes Family Friendly
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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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. 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.

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Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
Depart Return Price Book by
Jul 19
Tue May 31 2016 Mon Jun 6 2016 $1499       Closed
Tue Jun 28 2016 Mon Jul 4 2016 $1499       Closed
Tue Aug 23 2016 Mon Aug 29 2016 $1849 $1549     Closed
Tue Sep 6 2016 Mon Sep 12 2016 $1899 $1599 –$100 $1499 Available
Tue Sep 20 2016 Mon Sep 26 2016 $1899 $1599 –$100 $1499 Available
Tue Oct 4 2016 Mon Oct 10 2016 $1899 $1599 –$100 $1499 Available
Tue Oct 18 2016 Mon Oct 24 2016 $1899 $1599 –$100 $1499 Available
Tue Nov 15 2016 Mon Nov 21 2016 $1899 $1599     Closed
Tue Dec 13 2016 Mon Dec 19 2016 $1999 $1699 –$100 $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.


Tokyo Express
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Sep 6, Sep 20, Oct 4, Nov 15 +$599
All other departures +$499

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.

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.

Deposit $600


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 New Otani 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
  • Explore 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, but you will enjoy a walk through the beautifully manicured gardens, with views of the ancient castle walls and ruins.

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.

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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My trip to Japan was the most memorable trip yet. Friendly Planet thought of everything ahead of time, had suggestions prior to my trip, and helped with my many questions. The guides were experienced and went out of their way to make our trip exciting. I would definitely book from Friendly Planet again, without hesitation! Thank you Friendly Planet!

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