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Tour Details:

   
  Begins: 3/31/2012
Ends: 4/7/2012
Total: 6 nights
  Air-included Price from: $3,505.00
(per person, based on double occupancy)
- Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees INCLUDED
Approx. $506.00
(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: $2,300.00
(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: 2/21/2012
  TOUR STATUS: Reservations Closed.
Please contact us for an availability.

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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Japan's Spring Beauty
~ Great Rail Journey with Sheraton Hotels ~

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 8 day-6 night 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 escorted tour focuses on enjoyment of Japan's season, culture, and foods - join us! 

Kiyomizu Temple - Kyoto
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo

 

  6 nights Japan’s Spring Beauty Land Package available at
    $2,300
  - Airfare NOT included (Your travel starts from April 1st through 7th)


  8 days 6 nights Air-included Package now available at
    $3,505
  - Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees of $506 INCLUDED
  ITINERARY FROM LOS ANGELES
Mar. 31 (Sat.) Leave Los Angeles for Osaka via Incheon (Seoul)  Apr. 4 (Wed.) Transfer to Hiroshima
Hiroshima Half-day Tour
- Click here for the details
《Stay at Hiroshima》
Apr. 1 (Sun.) Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Staff will meet you upon arrival in Osaka and assist you throughout the journey.**

《Stay at Osaka》
 Apr. 5 (Thu.) Miyajima Morning Tour
Transfer to Tokyo
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《Stay at Tokyo》
Apr. 2 (Mon.) Kyoto Full-day Tour
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《Stay at Osaka》
 Apr. 6 (Fri.) Tokyo Full-day Tour
- Click here for the details
《Stay at Tokyo》
Apr. 3 (Tue.) Osaka/Nara Full-day Tour
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《Stay at Osaka》
 Apr. 7 (Sat.) Back to Los Angeles with lots of memories.
Included:
Not Included:
  • Air transportation from Los Angeles to Osaka (via Incheon) and Tokyo - Los Angeles flying with Korean Air (Coach Class) ***
  • Fuel surcharge, applicable taxes & fees (Approx. $506.00 as of Jan. 1, 2012) ***
  • English-Japanese speaking guide from Osaka (Apr. 1 - 6)
  • 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
  • Transportation specified on the itinerary
  • Six (6) Breakfasts, One (1) Lunch, and One (1) Dinner
  • One (1) luggage transfer service from Osaka to Tokyo (Apr. 4)
    ** Participants from other cities will meet a guide at the hotel in Osaka. International airfare and ground transportation between airport and your hotel are NOT included on "Land Only Package."
    *** Applicable to "8 days 6 nights Air-included Package"
  • Meals unless specified on the itinerary
  • 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.
For the participants from other cities, please click here

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. Meet and greet with an English-speaking guide and other tour members at the hotel.
For your convenience, we recommend you to exchange your JR pass voucher at the designated ticket office in Osaka Airport.


Day 3 on Apr. 2 (Mon) : Kyoto 1-day sightseeing Tour

Kyoto 1-day sightseeing Tour

OSAKA - KYOTO - OSAKA

Kyoto full-day sightseeing tour (Approx. 10 hours)
8:30AM - Transfer to Kyoto with an English-speaking guide by local train and get into the tour bus upon arrival
Golden Pavilion - Nijo Castle - Lunch buffet at Ninja Restaurant - Kyoto Handicraft Center - Kiyomizu Temple
6:30PM - Return to hotel by local train









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

OSAKA - NARA - OSAKA

Osaka / Nara full-day sightseeing tour (Approx. 9.5 hours)
8:30AM - Transfer to Nara with an English-speaking guide by local train and get into the tour bus upon arrival
Todaiji Temple - Deer Park - Kasuga Shrine
Osaka sightseeing tour on your return to Osaka with an English-speaking guide by local train
Dotombori - Osaka Castle
6:00PM - Return to hotel








Day 5 on Apr. 4 (Wed) : Hiroshima Half-day Tour
Hiroshima Half-day Tour

OSAKA - HIROSHIMA

Leave your main luggage in the hotel lobby to be sent to Tokyo in advance. (1 piece of luggage per person / Will arrive next day)
In your carry-on bag, pack your toiletry bag and one change of clothing at least.

Transfer to Hiroshima
8:00AM - Transfer to Hiroshima from Shin-Osaka with an English-speaking guide by Shinkansen (Bulllet Train). Leave your over-night bag in your hotel upon arrival.

Hiroshima half-day sightseeing tour (Approx. 3 - 4 hours)
Hiroshima sightseeing tour with an English-speaking guide by Hiroden local train.
Peace Memorial Park - A-Bomb Dome Museum

6:00PM - Dinner at an Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style Pancake) Restaurant
Return to hotel by subway train


Day 6 on Apr. 5 (Thu) : Miyajima Morning Tour
Miyajima Morning Tour

HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA - TOKYO

Miyajima morning sightseeing tour (Approx. 3 - 4 hours)
8:00AM - Take JR train to Miyajima-Guchi (25 min.) with an English-speaking guide, then transfer to Miyajima Island by Ferry (10 min.)
Itsukushima Shrine - Omotesando Shopping Street
Return to your hotel in Hiroshima by ferry and JR train to pick up your luggage.

Transfer to Tokyo
Transfer to Shinagawa from Hiroshima via Shin-Osaka by Shinkansen (Bulllet Train) with an English-speaking guide. Get to your hotel by taxi and check in.




Day 7 on Apr. 6 (Fri) : Tokyo 1-day sightseeing Tour
Tokyo Half-day Tour

TOKYO

Tokyo full-day sightseeing tour (Approx. 10 hours)
8:00AM - Enjoy full-day Tokyo sightseeing with an English-speaking guide by local train.
Tsukiji Fish Market - Edo Tokyo Museum - Akihabara - Asakusa & Nakamise Shopping Mall - Ueno Park (Gazing cherry blossoms if the flowers are in bloom)
6:00PM - Return to hotel by local train








Day 8 on Apr. 7 (Sat) - Tour disbands
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.


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