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  Begins: 11/9/2011
Ends: 11/16/2011
Total: 7 nights
  Air-included Price from: 1999.00
(per person, based on double occupancy)
- Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees INCLUDED
Approx. 728
(The price may vary depending
on currency exchange fluctuations and other factors)


Departing From: Los Angeles
(Check for other U.S. cities)
- Must depart the U.S. one day prior to the tour date


Land Only Price: $1,428.00
(does not include airfare & ground transportation between airport and hotel unless specified)


Single Room Supplement: $250.00


   
 
  Reservation Deadline: 09/30/2011
  TOUR STATUS: Reservation closed

Minimum number of participants required for operation: 15

 

Tour itineraries subject to change without notice. Tax and fuel surcharges are determined by the supplying airline and are subject to change without notice. For more info, please see our Tour Terms and Conditions



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Japan Fast Food Frenzy Attack Tour

Here is our newest tour, the Japan Fast Food Frenzy Attack Tour! This tour is for anyone who loves Japanese fast food! Our tour will focus on local cuisines loved by the locals. The highlight of the tour will be attending the B-1 Grand Prix in Himeji, Hyogo. What is the B-1 Grand prix? It is a local food festival started in 2006 to promote local areas by introducing local popular cuisines. In 2010, more than 46 local foods throughout Japan were entered into the contest and close to 435,000 people visited the event. Visitors purchase tokens, try samples of the local foods, and then vote for their favorite food! This 9 days-7 night package takes you to the west side of Japan to the Kansai Area (Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe). Get your chance to try Okonomiyaki, Ramen, and even Kobe Beef!
Do you want to know more about B-1 Grand Prix? Click here for more info. 


 

  7nights Fast Food Frenzy Attack Package available at $1,428
  (Airfare NOT included - Your travel starts from Nov. 9, Wed. through 16, Wed.)
  9 days 7 nights Air-included Package from $1,999 + tax (1)
  - Sample Itinerary from Los Angeles -
Nov. 08 (Tue.) Leave the U.S. for Osaka, Japan  Nov. 13 (Sun.) Kobe One-day sightseeing on foot
Nov. 09 (Wed.) Transfer to your hotel on your own
Meet and greet with your guide
 Nov. 14 (Mon.) Free at your leisure - Optional tours available -
Nov. 10 (Thu.) Osaka One-day sightseeing on foot  Nov. 15 (Tue.) Free at your leisure - Optional tours available-
Nov. 11 (Fri.) Kyoto One-day sightseeing on foot  Nov. 16 (Wed.) Back to the U.S. with lots of memories or you can extend your trip
Nov. 12 (Sat.) B-1 Grand Prix in Himeji
Included:

Not Included:

  • Round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles to Osaka (Coach Class)*
       * Based on availability so book early
  • English-Japanese speaking guide in Japan
  • 6 nights accommodation in Hotel New Hankyu Osaka or similar
  • 1 night accommodation in Comfort Hotel Himeji or similar
  • Walking tour in Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe
  • B-1 Grand Prix JPY2,000 meal coupon
  • 1 Breakfast, 3 Lunches
  • JPY2,000 Quo Card
       (Use it to get breakfast and snacks at the most convenience stores)
  • (1) Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees (Approx. $728 as of August 1, 2011)
  • Meals unless specified on the itinerary
  • Transportation between airport and Hotel in Osaka
  • Incidental charges and expenses other than those specified in the itinerary, including but not limited to, laundry, domestic and international phone calls, telephone rental, additional meals and drinks, and any other expense of personal nature
  • U.S. domestic air fares, excess baggage charges in respect to number and weight, medical expenses for injuries and illness, and traveling and accommodation costs between arrival and departure outside the duration of the tour itinerary

- For the participants from other cities

Day 1 on Nov. 8 (Tue) - Depart from the U.S. 

Depart from the U.S. on your own - "Japan Fast Food Frenzy Attack Tour" begins!  
Make sure one more time if you have a valid passport and a visa (if it's necessary) ready.
Please get to the international airport 2.5 to 3 hours before your departure.
Relax and enjoy your flight and see you in Osaka!

 

Day 2 on Nov. 9 (Wed) - Arrive in Osaka, Japan  

Welcome to Osaka!
Exchange money at the airport.
People in Japan use cash more often than credit cards. Try to keep more cash in your wallet during your stay.
Transfer to hotel by Airport Limousine Bus on your own. (Ask us about the transfer)
Meet your guide and get your materials at the hotel
Have a good night sleep!
 

Day 3 on Nov. 10 (Thu) - Osaka One-day sightseeing on foot

Osaka is one of the largest cities in Japan. Here you can enjoy all the sides of Japan - modern, pop, and traditional culture. Osaka is especially well known for its FOOD!
By taking local trains, we'll visit must-see places like Osaka Castle, Aerial Garden Observatory, and more.
For lunch we will take you to sample Osaka’s specialty OKONOMIYAKI !!
By the end of the day, you'll be able to navigate the Osaka area using the local trains.

Day 4 on Nov. 11 (Fri) - Kyoto One-day sightseeing on foot
One of the greatest benefits to staying in Osaka is the convenience. It's easy to access Kanasai areas like Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara.
By taking local trains, we will go to Kyoto and see the historical aspects of Japan by visiting the Kiyomizu Temple, the Kodaiji Temple, Yasaka Shrine and more. What's the menu for lunch today? It is a secret! We'll have lunch at a restaurant favored by the locals.

Day 5 on Nov. 12 (Sat) - B-1 Grand Prix in Himeji!
Today is the reason why our fast food frenzy attack team is here in Kansai this year. We'll attend the annual Japanese Junk Food Festival, B-1 Grand Prix !
More than 435,000 people attended last year and you'll be one of them this year. Please mentally prepare for the crazy crowd and the long waiting time to get yummy regional foods! Bring a portable video game or a book with you to kill time in line.
We will stay at the hotel within walking distance of the event site, you can take a rest at the hotel after 3 pm if you're tired or you can walk to Himeji Castle - designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Japanese National Treasure (The castle is under the restoration work but you may be able to view the repair process from inside the roofed scaffolding.)

Day 6 on Nov. 13 (Sun) - Kobe One-day sightseeing on foot
Today we'll stop by Kobe on the way back to Osaka. Kobe is a prominent port city which has been under the influence of various foreign cultures for many years. It has a unique atmosphere distinctly different from Osaka or Kyoto.
From a food perspective, what do you think of when you hear Kobe? We'll have a gourmet day in Kobe by visiting Hakutsuru Sake Brewery, having KOBE Beef lunch, and exploring 'Depachika'* looking for lots of snacks and sweets!
* 'Depachika' literally means the basement level of the large department store. This is where you find a wide variety of to go stores like delicatessens, bakeries, snacks shops, and sweet shops.

Day 7 on Nov. 14 (Mon) - Free at leisure

It's your FREE DAY to explore. You are free to do whatever you want or go wherever you want. There are optional tours available, too.
Option 1) Hiroshima & Miyajima 1 Day Tour from Osaka
Option 2) World Heritage Mt. Koya 1 Day from Osaka
Tell us where you'd like to go in advance then we can give you directions.
 

Day 8 on Nov. 15 (Tue) - Free at leisure

It's your LAST DAY in Japan. You only have one day left to go shopping and visit places. Let us help arrange your last day if you're not sure what to do. There are optional tours available.
Option 1) Korakuen Garden & Kurashiki from Okayama
Option 2) Experience Zen from Kyoto
Tell us where you'd like to go in advance then we can give you directions.
 

Day 9 on Nov. 16 (Wed) - Tour disbands
Time flies! It's already the day to go back to the U.S. You're free until your departure time. Go for the last minute souvenir shopping or try that noodle shop you were thinking about!
Take a Limousine Shuttle bus to Kansai or Itami airport on your own.
Make sure to get to the airport 2 hours prior to your departure time.
Hope you had a great time in Japan
Have a safe trip back to the U.S.!
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