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Tour Details:

   
  Begins: 3/21/2012
Ends: 3/29/2012
Total: 7 nights
  Air-included Price from: $2,500.00
(per person, based on double occupancy)
- Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees INCLUDED
Approx. $372.00
(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: $1,555.00
(does not include airfare & ground transportation between airport and hotel unless specified)


Single Room Supplement: $700.00


   
 
  Reservation Deadline: 2/29/2012
  TOUR STATUS: Confirmed; Reservations Closed.

Minimum number of participants required for operation: 10

 

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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Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour 2012

This 2012 Tour was successfully completed.
Our most popular annual tour is back to visit Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012! This tour has been created for people who are crazy about Anime, Manga, and Video games, and to find out what's happening in cosmopolitan Tokyo now, while seeing the cultural side of Japan as well. It includes admission to the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012 and Ghibli Museum, a full-day Tokyo sightseeing tour, and a shopping day in Tokyo escorted by one of our staff, hanging out in popular areas like Akihabara, Harajuku, and Shibuya taking local trains. Starting this year, we will also offer an extension package to attend a new anime event, Anime Contents Expo in Makuhari as well as visiting Kyoto. Come join us to take advantage of our tour experiencing all Japan has to offer!!

Testimonial from the tour participants

I just wanted to send an email to let you all know how thankful I am for the tour and how incredibly helpful our guide was. I found your tour online and saw that there was an itinerary that fit the aspects of pop culture that best suited me. With the limited amount of time that I had, being able to focus on pop culture was key. The itinerary of the tour was very well thought out and exactly ideal for the time that I had. I would like to thank you and your entire hard working staff for making this dream trip truly a smooth and comforting experience. If I had gone without the tours, it would have been incredibly isolating but traveling through your agency made me feel that at least I had a friend with me that would not let me get into any trouble.
- Jeffrey Castro -
The Tokyo anime freedom tour is a really fun tour to go on, especially if you are a fan of Japanese pop culture or if this is your first time trip to Japan. Not only do you get to go to the Tokyo anime festival but you also get taken to a lot of the major tourist sights around Tokyo, like the Meiji shrine and Tokyo tower. Our tour guide Keiko was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction or helping us getting to where we wanted to go. I would definitely recommend getting use to the train and subway system the first chance you get. (I was really confused even when someone was explaining it to me but when I started using it on my own, it became very easy to understand.) The food is really good and would recommend trying a little of everything. The people are very nice and will help you if they can. I'm already planning my next trip and can't wait to go on this tour again.
- Greg Formosa -
 


 

  7 nights Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour 2012 available at
    $1,555
  - Airfare NOT included (Your travel starts from March 22nd through 29th)


  9 days 7 nights Air-included Package from
    $2,500
  - Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees of $372 INCLUDED
  ~ Itinerary from Los Angeles ~
Mar. 21 (Wed.) Leave Los Angeles for Tokyo  Mar. 26 (Mon.) Ghibli Museum & Nakano Broadway
Mar. 22 (Thu.) Transfer to your hotel with a guide upon arrival  Mar. 27 (Tue.) Free at your leisure - Optional tours available -
Mar. 23 (Fri.) Tokyo 1-day sightseeing  Mar. 28 (Wed.) Free at your leisure - Optional tours available-
Mar. 24 (Sat.) TOKYO ANIME FAIR 2012  Mar. 29 (Thu.) Back to Los Angeles with lots of memories or you can extend your trip
Mar. 25 (Sun.) 1-day Shopping Tour (Akihabara - Harajuku - Shibuya)
Included:

Not Included:

  • Round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles to Tokyo via Singapore Airlines (Coach Class)*
  • Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees (Approx. $372.00 as of Jan. 1, 2012)*
  • English-Japanese speaking guide from Los Angeles
  • 7 nights accommodation in Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo or similar hotel in Shinjuku
  • Sightseeing tours specified on the itinerary
  • Transportation specified on the itinerary**
    *Applicable to "9 days 7 nights Air-included Package"
    **Transportation between Narita airport and Hotel in Tokyo is not included on "Land Only Package"
  • Meals unless specified on the itinerary
  • Incidental charges and expenses other than those specified in the itinerary, including but not limited to, l aundry, 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
AND you'll also receive a JPY 2,000 (US $26.00) value QUO CARD, which can be used at participating restaurants, convenience stores, toy stores, music stores, book stores, hotels, etc...
Click here to check for the participating retail stores. (Japanese Language)
QUO CARD
- For the participants from other cities, please click here -

Day 1 on Mar. 21 (Wed) : Depart from the U.S. 

Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour begins! Depart from the U.S. on your own - "Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour" begins!
Make sure one more time if you have a valid passport and a visa (if necessary) ready.
Please get to the international airport 2.5 to 3 hours before your departure.
Relax and enjoy your flight!

Cross the International Date Line (Day changes to the next day)


Day 2 on Mar. 22 (Thu) : Arrive in Tokyo, Japan  

Welcome to Tokyo!Welcome to Tokyo!
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 your hotel on your own and Check-in.
Meet and greet with your guide.



Day 3 on Mar. 23 (Fri) : Tokyo 1-day sightseeing Tour

Tokyo 1-day sightseeing Tour Take some time to get acquainted with the sights and sounds of Japan. You've seen Japan in pictures - now see it with your own eyes. A trip to Japan should never be without visits to some classic Japanese shrines and temples. Get a full taste the immensely deep history of Japan by visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa and Imperial Palace East Garden. After that we’ll stop by Sony Building in Ginza to check out their latest products and Tokyo Character street where you may able to find your favorite character goods!







Day 4 on Mar. 24 (Sat) : TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ANIME FAIR 2012
Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012Check out the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012, one of Japan's biggest anime conventions and see exhibits from big-name anime production companies. They'll be showing off the anime you love and revealing brand new shows they're working on! With lots of famous guests and talents of the anime industry present, and booths for all the studios you know and love like Gainax, Gonzo, Pierrot, etc... We can’t miss this exciting anime event after one year break! "Trade Show in 2010" had booth exhibits by 244 anime-related companies with 615 booths. More than 130,000 visited this fair. This is THE anime event to go to!
Check the official site for Tokyo International Anime Fair.




Day 5 on Mar. 25 (Sun) : 1-day Shopping Tour (Akihabara - Harajuku - Shibuya)
1-day Shopping Tour at Akihabara, Harajuku & ShibuyaAn experienced bilingual tour guide will take you on a full-day shopping tour on the sometimes-intimidating train system to three of Tokyo's hottest shopping areas. Enjoy Akihabara for its crazy anime/game atmosphere, mingle with the underground crowd on the streets of Harajuku, and experience true modern style over in Shibuya ! At the end of the day you'll know all about how to ride the trains and get around the city!











Day 6 on Mar. 26 (Mon) : Ghibli Museum & Nakano Broadway
Ghibli Museum & Nakano BroadwayGhibli Museum is the must-visit spot for Anime fans. Visit the famous Museum for a glimpse into the world of animation through the works of the world-famous Studio Ghibli, which now presents a new Special Exhibition "The View from the Cat Bus." Take a stroll through Inokashira Park and suburban Tokyo to see real Japanese neighborhoods, then head to what the Japanese are calling Tokyo's 2nd otaku mecca: Nakano Broadway. Some of our past participants preferred here to Akihabara because of the compact size, reasonable prices, and one main building to do your shopping, and reasonable prices.






Day 7 on Mar. 27 (Tue) : Free at leisure

Free at leisure - Optional Tours available!It's your FREE DAY to explore. You are free to do whatever you want or go wherever you want.

We offer a wide range of optional tours allowing you to customize your trip and make it even more memorable. Tell us where you'd like to go in advance then we can give you directions.




Day 8 on Mar. 28 (Wed) : Free at leisure

Free at leisure - Optional Tours available!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.

We offer a wide range of optional tours allowing you to customize your trip and make it even more memorable. Tell us where you'd like to go in advance then we can give you directions.






Day 9 on Mar. 29 (Thu) - 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 or local train to Narita or Haneda International 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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