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Tokyo Express

Take in modern Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Sensoji Temple & Imperial Gardens; explore on your own with flights, deluxe hotel & city tour included

Overview

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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 June – December 2020
Themes History & CultureCity Stays
Activity Level Easy
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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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. Maximize your sightseeing in Japan by taking advantage of optional excursions to some of the country's most popular attractions.

   

Package 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
  • 5 meals: 5 buffet breakfasts
  • 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

Optional add-ons

  • Exciting excursions in Tokyo and to Mount Fuji & Hakone and Nikko
  • Optional Robot Restaurant Show in Tokyo

Why you'll love it

  • Discover the magic of this ancient yet modern city with a tour of Tokyo's highlights.
  • Enjoy sprawling views from atop the Tokyo Tower.
  • Visit Tokyo's most significant temple, Sensoji Temple.
  • Browse over 50 retail stalls selling local specialties and souvenirs along Nakamise Shopping Street.
  • Spend three days exploring Tokyo independently or enjoy optional excursions to Nikko, Mt. Fuji & more.
  • Explore with the ease and convenience of a pre-paid Suica transit/e-money card.

Itinerary at a Glance

Tokyo Express map

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $300 off if you book by Jun. 4, 2020!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*"Your Price" column already reflects discounts & Instant Savings
2020 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
Instant
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Departs U.S.: Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Mar 24 – Mar 30
$1899 Departed
Departs U.S.: Tue, Apr 14, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Apr 20, 2020
Apr 14 – Apr 20
$1999 Closed
Departs U.S.: Tue, Apr 28, 2020
Finishes: Mon, May 4, 2020
Apr 28 – May 4
$1849 Closed
Departs U.S.: Tue, May 12, 2020
Finishes: Mon, May 18, 2020
May 12 – May 18
$1849 Closed
Departs U.S.: Tue, May 26, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Jun 1, 2020
May 26 – Jun 1
$1899 Closed
Departs U.S.: Tue, Jun 23, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Jun 29, 2020
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Jun 23 – Jun 29
$2399 –$300 $2099 Book
Departs U.S.: Tue, Sep 1, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Sep 7, 2020
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Sep 1 – Sep 7
$2199 –$300 $1899 Book
Departs U.S.: Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Sep 21, 2020
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Sep 15 – Sep 21
$2199 –$300 $1899 Book
Departs U.S.: Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Sep 28, 2020
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Sep 22 – Sep 28
$2199 –$300 $1899 Book
Departs U.S.: Tue, Oct 13, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Oct 19, 2020
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Oct 13 – Oct 19
$2199 –$300 $1899 Book
Departs U.S.: Tue, Nov 10, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Nov 16, 2020
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Nov 10 – Nov 16
$2199 –$300 $1899 Book
Departs U.S.: Tue, Dec 8, 2020
Finishes: Mon, Dec 14, 2020
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Dec 8 – Dec 14
$2199 –$300 $1899 Book

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Los Angeles (LAX) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Detailed Itinerary

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

Hotel Okura Tokyo or Keio Plaza Hotel

Full Day Itinerary
Tokyo skyline

Tokyo e Youkoso! (Welcome to Tokyo!) Arrive early this afternoon 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.

Departures from Sep 1, 2020 will stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel

Day 3 Tokyo City Tour

  • 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 Tokyo's "Electric-Town," Akihabara
  • The tour ends at Tokyo Station; explore independently or make your own way back to the hotel

Hotel Okura Tokyo or Keio Plaza Hotel Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Sensoji Temple, Tokyo

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 Tokyo's "Electric-Town," Akihabara. Finally, the tour will end at Tokyo Station, where you can continue your exploration independently or make your own way back to your hotel.

Departures from Sep 1, 2020 will stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel

Optional Excursion: Robot Restaurant Show, +$65
Robot Restaurant Show

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) - dinner is not included. 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. Make your own way, independently to/from the restaurant.

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.

Day 4 Tokyo

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

Hotel Okura Tokyo or Keio Plaza Hotel Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Shinjuku

Enjoy today 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 Nikko.

Departures from Sep 1, 2020 will stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel

Optional Excursion: Full Day Nikko with lunch, +$210
Toshogu Shrine, Nikko

This full day tour by motor-coach will take you from Tokyo to the UNESCO World Heritage site of 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. Return to Tokyo by motor-coach this evening. The tour ends in Tokyo at Ginza or Shinjuku, then make your own way back to your hotel or stay and experience some of Tokyo’s famous nightlife. Nikko is approximately 2.5 hours from Tokyo by bus. This is a regularly-scheduled, English-speaking bus tour. Assistance from Hotel Okura to tour pick up point is included.

Note: Apr 28 & Sep 15 departures: both optional tours to Nikko and Mt Fuji will operate on Day 4. There are no optional tours running on Day 5.  Please choose one of the optional tours.

Day 5 Tokyo

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

Hotel Okura Tokyo or Keio Plaza Hotel Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Tokyo Tower

Full day at leisure to explore Tokyo.

See the sights on your own, arrange optional excursions or schedule a day trip to Mt. Fuji.

Departures from Sep 1, 2020 will stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel

Optional Excursion: Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with lunch, +$165
Mt. Fuji

This full day trip from Tokyo takes you to one of Japan’s most iconic places, Mt. Fuji. Travel by motor-coach all the way up to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station. At this height, you will be amazed at the spectacular, breathtaking views from high above the clouds. After an included lunch, sightseeing continues in popular Hakone with a Lake Ashi cruise and a gondola ride on one of Hakone's ropeways. Return to Tokyo by motor-coach this evening. The tour ends in Tokyo at Ginza or Shinjuku, then make your own way back to your hotel or stay and experience some of Tokyo’s famous nightlife. Mt. Fuji is approximately 2.5 hours from Tokyo by bus. This is a regularly-scheduled, English-speaking bus tour. Assistance from Hotel Okura to tour pick up point is included.

Note: Apr 28 & Sep 15 departures: both optional tours to Nikko and Mt Fuji will operate on Day 4. There are no optional tours running on Day 5.  Please choose one of the optional tours.

Day 6 Tokyo

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

Hotel Okura Tokyo or Keio Plaza Hotel Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Edo-Tokyo Museum

Enjoy your last full day in Tokyo independently.

See the sights on your own or arrange optional excursions.

Departures from Sep 1, 2020 will stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel

Day 7 Depart Tokyo/Arrive USA

  • 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

Breakfast

Hotels

Hotel Okura Tokyo
Hotel Okura Tokyo
Deluxe

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.

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Keio Plaza Hotel

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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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