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Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour 2013 - Anime Contents Expo 7 nights Package
   Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour 2013 - Anime Contents Expo 7 nights Package
Our most popular annual tour is back!! This tour has been designed for fans who are crazy about Anime/Manga and Video games, and to find out what's happening in Tokyo area now, while seeing the cultural side of Japan as well. This time, we'll visit the Anime Contents Expo 2013 (ACE 2013) which will be taking place on March 30 and 31, 2013 at Makuhari Messe, as it would get scaled up than the previous event and is perfect occasion for all Anime/Manga fans to check out the latest release of their favorite anime series. We'll also visit must-see places in Tokyo with our original excursions; Tokyo Pop Culture Tour, Tokyo Old & New Tour, Akihabara walking tour with Maid Cafe Guide, as well as joining your preferred activity of your choice. Come join us to take advantage of our tour experiencing all Japan has to offer!!
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HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Perfect tour for Anime/Manga Fans - Visiting Anime Contents Expo 2013 on Mar. 30, 2013
  • Best time of the year to explore Japan - Enjoy Hanami (Cherry blossom viewing) if weather permitting
  • Stay 7 nights at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, a 4-star hotel in Shinjuku
  • English-speaking escorted guide throughout the tour
  • Half-day Bus tour + Akihabara Walking Tour with Maid Cafe Guide
  • Full-day Tokyo Pop Culture Tour - Ghibli Museum, Nakano Broadway, Harajuku & Shibuya
  • Full-day Tokyo Old & New Tour - Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree Solamachi, Pokemon Center, and more...
  • Choose your activity; Disney Land, Disney Sea, Fuji-Q Highland, Sanrio Puroland, or Odaiba Full-day
  • Izakaya Dinner Party on the last day of the tour
  •  SAMPLE ITINERARY DEPARTING FROM LOS ANGELES   

    DAY1: March 27 (Wed)
    LOS ANGELES - TOKYO

    Meet your escorted guide and other members at Los Angeles Airport. Make sure to be at our designated meeting spot on time. (TBA)

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

    For participants departing from other cities
    Make your way to the hotel in Tokyo on your arrival date. We’ll advise you the transportation details to get to your hotel before you leave the U.S.
    Click here for more information.


    - We strongly recommend to you get to the airport 2.5 - 3 hours prior to your departure time. If you are meeting the group at LAX, please allow for 2.5 - 3 hours connecting time at LAX.

    DAY2: March 28 (Thu)
    ARRIVED IN TOKYO

    Welcome to Tokyo! You can exchange your money at the airport. Japanese use cash more often than in U.S. so try to keep some cash in your wallet during your stay.

    Take an Airport Limousine Bus directly to Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo in Shinjuku.

    For participants departing from other cities
    Transfer to your hotel on your own. (Transportation fee not included) Meet your guide the arrival night or next morning depending on your arrival flight and time.


    Are you not tired at all? Go exploring the area or have a good rest and be ready for tomorrow!





    DAY3: March 29 (Fri)
    TOKYO HALF-DAY SIGHTSEEING + AKIHABARA WALKING TOUR WITH MAID CAFE

    We’ll start our first morning with Tokyo Half-day Bus Tour + Akihabara Walking Tour with Maid Cafe Guide! 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.

    Get a full taste of Japan's immensely deep history by visiting Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Akasaka Guest House, National Diet Building, Imperial Palace Plaza and Double Bridge. After that, we’ll transfer to Akihabara by local train and enjoy "Akihabara Tour" with an English-speaking Maid Cafe Guide.

     Ramen Dinner & the Night View of Shinjuku






    DAY4: March 30 (Sat)
    ANIME CONTENTS EXPO 2013

    Check out the Anime Contents Expo 2013 (ACE 2013) , which is scheduled to take place at Makuhari Messe venue.
    Following intense discussions regarding whether to hold the event, the members of the Executive Committee eventually decided to do so for two reasons. The first is to respond to the enthusiasm displayed by the 41,628 people who attended the ACE 2012. The second is to provide an opportunity for even more exciting encounters between visitors and animated works. They intend to scale up and make this event more enjoyable in every way than the previous event. The hall space will be expanded to make room for even more visitors. Come take your spot in animation's vanguard!
    Check the official site for Anime Contents Expo 2013.

     Karaoke Anime Night & Dinner at Akihabara





    DAY5: March 31 (Sun)
    FREE AT YOUR LEISURE

    It's your FREE DAY to explore. You are free to do whatever you want or go wherever you want.

    Anime Contents Expo 2nd day (Admission ticket only)
    For participants who couldn't get enough in one day, why not go back and check out a few of the things you missed on the first day? We'll arrange your ticket for the 2nd day and give you directions to go and return on your own.

    Optional day activities available
    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.






    DAY6: April 1 (Mon)
    FULL-DAY TOKYO POP CULTURE TOUR

    Ghibli 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. Then head to what the Japanese are calling Tokyo's 2nd otaku mecca, Nakano Broadway. Mingle with the underground crowd on the streets of Harajuku, and experience true modern style over in Shibuya

     Kaiten Sushi (Revolving Sushi) Dinner and Video Arcade










    DAY7: April 2 (Tue)
    OPTIONAL TOUR OF YOUR CHOICE

    Choose your preferred activity from below, which is already included in the price of tour.

    1.) Tokyo Disney Land or Tokyo Disney Sea 1-day (Transfers included)
    2.) Fuji-Q Highland 1-day (Transfers included)
    3.) Sanrio Puroland 1-day (Transfers included)
    4.) Odaiba Full-day with local train transfers
    (Life-sized Gundam Statue, Tokyo Joypolis, Tokyo Ooedo Onsen Monogatari, etc...)









    DAY8: April 3 (Wed)
    TOKYO OLD & NEW TOUR

    Discover the diversity of Old and New Tokyo in one day that takes to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden to enjoy hanami if the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and weather permitting, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street as well as stopping by the new Tokyo Skytree Solamachi mall. (Admission tickets for the Tokyo Skytree Observation Deck available at additional cost. Enjoy its panoramic views from 1,148 feet above ground. Requires advance purchase and reservation)

    Then head to the newly refurbished red-brick building of Tokyo Station, which has re-opened on October 1, 2012 and stroll into Okashi (Sweets) Land, Character Street, and Ramen Street at the First Avenue Tokyo Station. After that, stop by the Pokemon Center Tokyo, the only shop in Tokyo where you can buy original Pokemon merchandise.

    On the last day of this tour, we'll be having a dinner at Izakaya. Izakaya is a Japanese-style restaurant where many Japanese people go for drinks and food. We will order various dishes and share with others. Enjoy your last dinner in Japan with good friends, delicious food, and refreshing drinks. Kanpai!



    DAY9: April 4 (Thu)
    TOKYO - LOS ANGELES

    Transfer to Narita International Airport with your escorted guide.

    For participants with departure times that don’t coincide with the LAX flight
    Take a Limousine Shuttle bus or local train to Narita International Airport on your own. (Transportation fee not included) Make sure to get to the airport 2 hours prior to your departure time.

    Hope everybody had a great time in Japan. Have a safe trip back to the U.S.!

    - If you plan to extend your trip, we can also help you arrange your travel needs. we will also offer a 3-day extension package to visit Hakone, Kyoto and Nara.
    Click here for the details.



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