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Tour Details:

  Begins: 9/20/2009
Ends: 9/28/2009
Total: 7 nights
  Air-included Price from: $1,752.00
(per person, based on double occupancy)
- Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees INCLUDED
Approx. 80.00
(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: $1,352.00
(does not include airfare & ground transportation between airport and hotel unless specified)

Single Room Supplement: $408.00

  Reservation Deadline: 8/14/2009
  TOUR STATUS: Confirmed; Reservations 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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Tokyo Maximum Tour 2009

The Tokyo Maximum tour is BACK! You've heard about the tour that takes you to the Tokyo Game Show, now's your chance to go! A week in the heart of Tokyo, retro gaming action, and the biggest games convention in all of Japan all on one tour! Also, exclamation points!!



Tokyo Maximum Tour is completed.  See you next year 2010!

Sep-20(Sun) Sep-21 Sep-22 Sep-23 Sep-24 Sep-25 Sep-26 Sep-27 Sep-28 (Mon)
Arrive in
Shopping Tour Exclusive Hafl Day
Free Tokyo Game Show Free Return
Or Extend
Your Stay

Flight Information from Los Angeles
 *Approximate tax is about $80.00

Sep.20 (Sun.) Korean Air 2 Economy  
  Dep. 11:40am Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  Arr. 3:05pm Tokyo, Japan (NRT)
(on Sep21)
Sep.28(Mon.) Korean Air 1 Economy  
  Dep. 2:55pm Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  Arr. 8:40am

Tokyo, Japan (NRT)

*We have the price from New York!

Tokyo Game Show 2009 

The Tokyo Game Show is a fantastic show where companies from throughout the entire video game industry,both Japanese and not, congregate to show off their latest games. With game demo stations, exclusive previews, live performances, and appearances by many leaders in the game industry, the Tokyo Game Show is the KING of gaming events, and Destination Japan will take you there! Last year over 194,000 people parcitipated, taking palce in September this year at Makuhari Messe in Chiba fills up with thousands of excited gamers for the Tokyo Game Show. Located just outside of the main Tokyo area, the Makuhari Messe is a massive venue that houses the Tokyo Game Show's huge game company booths and allows fans to roam around and experience all the great gaming stuff going on.

Official website for Tokyo Game Show 2009

Exclusive Half Day Program

Besides visiting Tokyo Game Show, we’ve added two special events for this tour! First, we’ll be visiting the video game development company, Camelot. Camelot, the company who partnered with Nintendo to develop games like Mario Golf and Mario Tennis, is giving us an exclusive offer to visit their offices. We’ll get a behind the scenes look at their workplace and will hear about games and the gaming development industry. THEN, we will be going to the Vantan Game Academy to hear the latest about the Japanese game industry from a professional game writer.

Official website for Half Day Exclusive Program

7 Nights Accommodations in Ikebukuro, Tokyo

The Tokyo Maximum tour puts you in one of the iggest city, Ikebukuro for seven nights. Ikebukuro is a unique town with full of energy, where many young people hangout after school and weekends. Explore the mega-city of Tokyo,experience the culture, shop it the hottest areas, and have an awesome time.  On the Tokyo Maximum, you get just the right amount of tour activities, and just the right amount of free time, combined to make the perfectly balanced experience for Japan first-timers and veterans. With optional tours available too, you have the freedom to make your time in Japanworth every penny!

About Ikebukuro City

Tokyo Sightseeing

Take some time to get acquianted 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 sightseeing around the city - from age-old pre-war shrines and structures to the high-rise modern buildings and their neon glow.

Check the details of The Tokyo Sightseeing

Shopping Tour: Akihabara, Harajuku, Shibuya

 An experienced bi-lingual 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 game/electronics/anime 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!

Click here for Shopping tour -Akihabara Harajuku Shibuya

FREEDOOOOOM!! Plenty of free time!

Worried you won't have enough time on your own on a tour? Consider this:

1. Destination Japan tours give you ample free time to venture out on your own. Plenty of time to go check out other areas, grab a bite to eat at that restaurant you saw earlier, or shop in the really cool store you keep hearing about! Use your free days to let loose and experience Japan your own way.

2. You are free to do whatever you want and go wherever you want. Don't want to be stuck with a tour group? Then go off on your own! Discover Japan for yourself. We'll miss you, but we know tour groups aren't for everyone.

Click here for Free Day in Tokyo

The Metropolitan Hotel 
The Metropolitan Hotel (formar Crowne Plaza Metropolitan) boasts style, comfort, and convenience.  Its only 3min. walk from West exit of Ikebukuro station where you can have all experiences of shopping, food, arcades, Karaoke, amusement spots. It also gives you quick access to other big cities like Akihabara, Shinjuku and Shibuya just within 20min. by JR line.

 Your hotel at Metropolitan Hotel

Stay longer by extending your trip!
Want to make your trip to Japan longer? Destination Japan can easily arrange your extended stay either in the same hotel as that of the tour, or anywhere else in Japan! Check the right-hand side of this page for details on per-night costs. Space is limited, so sign up and let us know what dates you'd like to stay!

We're more than happy to arrange your extended stay. Get a JR Pass and explore all of Japan - Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and a million other places. We also offer a wide range of great cultural tours. All you need to do is ask!


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