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Tour Details:

   
  Begins: 4/1/2012
Ends: 4/7/2012
Total: 6 nights
  Air-included Price from: N/A
(per person, based on double occupancy)
- Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees INCLUDED
Approx. N/A
(The price may vary depending
on currency exchange fluctuations and other factors)


Departing From: Osaka (Flight arrangements from/to the U.S. available)
(Check for other U.S. cities)
- Must depart the U.S. one day prior to the tour date


Land Only Price: $1,999.00
(does not include airfare & ground transportation between airport and hotel unless specified)


Single Room Supplement: $930.00

Extra Night Fee in Tokyo
- Per person with No Breakfast: $120.00

   
 
  Reservation Deadline: On request basis - Contact us for an availability
  TOUR STATUS: Taking reservations

Minimum number of participants required for operation: 2

 

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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[ Individual Package ] Japan's Spring Beauty
~ 6 nights Great Rail Journey with Sheraton Stays ~

RESERVATIONS CLOSED
Spring is the arguably the most beautiful season to visit Japan. A wide variety of flowers start blooming here and there and weather is generally warm and nice. The highlight of this season is the beauty of Cherry blossom. Because of its short time in blossom (about a week ) and its fragileness (it is easily affected by the weather), people are even more attracted to their glory. This 6 night Spring Tour tries to chase and catch the breathtaking scenery by hopping from Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Tokyo using Japan Rail system. The tour offers comfortable stays at Sheraton Hotels in every city. There is no assurance of viewing the cherry blossom, unfortunately because of its sensitive nature, but we chose the best possible travel dates to relish the Japan's Spring Beauty. This package focuses on enjoyment of Japan's season, culture, and foods - join us! 

Kiyomizu Temple - Kyoto
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo

 


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 on Mar. 31 (Sat) : Depart from the U.S. 

Depart from the U.S.

U.S.A. - OSAKA

Depart from the U.S. on your own
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 Apr. 1 (Sun) : Arrive in Osaka, Japan  

Welcome to OSAKA!

OSAKA

Welcome to Osaka!
Transfer to your hotel in Osaka by Airport Limousine Bus on your own. Staff will meet you upon arrival and assist you to get on a bus to the hotel in Osaka.
For your convenience, we recommend you to exchange your Japan Rail Pass voucher at the designated ticket office in Osaka Airport.


Day 3 on Apr. 2 (Mon) : Osaka 1-day Walking Tour

Osaka 1-day Walking Tour

OSAKA

Osaka 1-day Walking Tour (Approx. 6.5 hours)
10:00AM - Tour assembles at Hotel Granvia Osaka, located right next to JR Osaka Station. (Transportation fee from/to your hotel not included)
Aerial Garden Observatory - Osaka Castle - Lunch - Aqua Liner (1-hour River Cruise)
4:30PM - Tour disbands at Osaka station. (Return to your hotel at your own expense)









Day 4 on Apr. 3 (Tue) : Kyoto & Nara 1-day Sightseeing Tour
Osaka & Nara 1-day sightseeing Tour

OSAKA - KYOTO - NARA - KYOTO - OSAKA

Kyoto & Nara 1-day Sightseeing Tour from Kyoto (Approx. 11 hours)
8:35AM - Tour assembles at New Miyako Hotel, located next to JR Kyoto Station. Use your Japan Rail Pass from JR Osaka Station to JR Kyoto Station. (Transportation fee from your hotel in Osaka to JR Osaka Station not included)
Kyoto (Nijo Castle - Kinkakuji Temple - Kyoto Imperial Palace - Lunch)
Nara (Todaiji Temple - Nara Deer Park - Kasuga Taisha Shrine)
7:30PM - Tour disbands at Kyoto station. Return to your hotel in Osaka using your Japan Rail Pass. (Transportation fee from JR Osaka Station to your hotel in Osaka not included)



Day 5 on Apr. 4 (Wed) : Free at your leisure in Hiroshima
Hiroshima

OSAKA - HIROSHIMA

Transfer to Hiroshima
AM - Transfer to Hiroshima from JR Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen (Bulllet Train) using your Japan Rail Pass. (Transportation fee from your hotel in Osaka to JR Shin-Osaka Station not included)

- We recommend you to send your main luggage to Tokyo in advance. In that case, pack your toiletry bag and one change of clothing in your carry-on bag at least.

Free at your leisure
PM - Free at your leisure upon arrival in Hiroshima. (Visit Peace Memorial Park - A-Bomb Dome Museum, and enjoy Okonomiyaki, Japanese-style Pancake for dinner)
Optional Tours available. Please ask for details.



Day 6 on Apr. 5 (Thu) : Free at your leisure in Hiroshima
Miyajima Morning Tour

HIROSHIMA - TOKYO

Free at your leisure
AM - Free at your leisure. (You may want to visit Miyajima Island and see Itsukushima Shrine recognized as the World Cultural Heritage Site)
Optional Tours available. Please ask for details.

Transfer to Tokyo
Transfer to Shinagawa, Tokyo from Hiroshima via Shin-Osaka by Shinkansen (Bulllet Train) using your Japan Rail Pass. Check-in at your hotel. (Transportation fee to your hotel in Tokyo not included)






Day 7 on Apr. 6 (Fri) : Tokyo Full-day Sightseeing Tour
Tokyo full-day sightseeing tour

TOKYO

Tokyo Full-day Sightseeing Tour (Approx. 10.5 hours)
7:50AM - Tour assembles at your hotel.
Tokyo Tower - Japanese Garden and Tea Ceremony - Lunch - Imperial Palace Plaza - Sumida River Cruise (40 minutes) - Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise-dori - Ginza Shopping District
6:30PM - Tour disbands at your hotel.









Day 8 on Apr. 7 (Sat) - Leave for the U.S.
Japan’s Spring Beauty Tour disbands

TOKYO - U.S.A.

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 sushi restaurant you were thinking about!

Take an Airport Limousine Bus to Narita or Haneda International Airport on your own. (Assist service is not provided)
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.!

Extended stay in Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo also available at special rates.


ICON DESCRIPTION:    BREAKFAST    LUNCH    DINNER 

Included:
Not Included:
  • 3 nights accommodation at Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Osaka
  • 1 night accommodation at Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel in Hiroshima
  • 2 nights accommodation at Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo
  • Sightseeing tours specified on the itinerary: Osaka 1-day Walking Tour (Apr. 2) / Kyoto & Nara 1-day sightseeing Tour (Apr. 3) / Tokyo Full-day sightseeing Tour (Apr. 6)
  • Meet and assist at the Airport in Osaka (Apr. 1)
  • Shuttle bus transportation from Osaka Airport to your hotel in Osaka (Apr. 1) and from your hotel in Tokyo to Narita Airport (Apr. 7)
  • Six (6) Breakfasts and Three (3) Lunches
  • 7-day Ordinary Japan Rail Pass *
    * Participants residing outside the U.S. are required to purchase Japan Rail Pass at designated offices in your own country. Please contact us for the package price without Japan Rail Pass
  • Air transportation between your gateway city and Japan
  • Meals unless specified on the itinerary
  • Local Transportation where Japan Rail Pass is not valid for use
  • 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
- Please note that there is no assurance of viewing the cherry blossoms as the peak bloom date varies each year depending on weather conditions.
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