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SAKURA FULLY ESCORTED TOUR PACKAGE

Spring Essence of Spring Tour 6 nights 7 days with Hiroshima 7 nights 8 days Grand Tour of Japan 12 nights 13 days Southern Japan Tour 7 nights 8 days Anime Japan Tour 5 nights 6 days Takayama Festival Tour 7 nights 8 days 9 nights 10 days 12 nights 13 days 13 nights 14 days

Deluxe Tours


Essence of Spring Explore Japan at its best season of the year. Visit cities where you will find the spectacular views covered by Japan's symbol flower, cherry blossoms. Combine fascinating sightseeing in each city you visit between Tokyo and Kyoto or beyond with a glorious backdrop of pink colors. You will be truly impressed by its nature, historical, and cultural sites. It is truly a blessing to experience Japanese culture during spring time.

Experience for yourself the breathtaking beauty of sakura across famous landmarks of Japan.

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Kanpai! It is the season of sakura, or

is short like the nature of life. Samurai

cherry blossoms, and millions of people

admired it since their life could be cut

are off to a flower viewing party beneath

short at any moment like the sakura. It is

the trees. Most say that Japan is best to

depicted in every object in Japanese life

visit during spring when all the usual

from their kimono to their arts for its

parks and temples look even more

innate beauty. It is now an iconic symbol

beautiful with the flutter of sakura petals

of Japan.

in the background.

Japan Cherry Blossom Tours will take

No other flower can gather a community

you to all the usual highlight routes but

and create an atmosphere so nostalgic

with photogenic views of sakura. Come

like the sakura tree. The concept of

and marvel sceneries like Mt. Fuji,

sakura is about appreciating the present.

Kiyomizu Temple, and Todaiji Temple

In Buddhism, the lifespan of the sakura

but with an essence of spring.


Thank you again for making our dream vacation the absolute trip of a lifetime – Kimberlee

We would like to thank you for a fantastic tour. It was everything you promised, and more – Dick and Judy

It was worth every penny…I thought I knew what being a service to others meant until I experienced the high degree of service in Japan…

KANAZAWA TAKAYAMA

日本

– Alexander

TOKYO KYOTO

HIROSHIMA

MT. FUJI

HIMEJI HAKONE

NIPPON

FUKUOKA

NARA TAKAMATSU

NAGASAKI

MATSUYAMA

SAGA BEPPU TAKACHIHO KUMAMOTO

OSAKA

As standard on all our tours Excellent mix of fine Western style hotels and Japanese style Ryokan Most Meals (Western & Japanese Cuisine) All ground transportation in Japan Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities

Round-trip airport transfers

(Applicable on the designated arrival date)

Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels No local payment

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Essence 6 nights 7 days of Spring

Tour Highlights Tokyo Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Sensoji Temple

Edo Tokyo Museum

Nara

Golden Pavilion

Todaiji Temple-Great Buddha, Nara Deer Park, Green Tea Ceremony

Gion Geisha District

Shibuya Crossing

Kiyomizu KiyomizuTemple Temple Fushimi Inari Shrine

Nara Deer Park

Great Buddha

Kyoto Green Tea Ceremony

Golden Pavilion, Ninenzaka, Sake Museum, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gion Geisha District, Kiyomizu Temple, Arashiyama, Nijo Castle Ninenzaka

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$2,498

Includes:

6 nights

11 meals

Land Tour Package

5 Western Style 1 Japanese Style

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $600 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

TOKYO

Owakudani

Ropeway

MT. FUJI

KYOTO

HAKONE

Hakone/Mt. Fuji Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Boiling Valley

Lake Ashi

NARA OSAKA

from Tokyo to Osaka

from Osaka to Tokyo

Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto.

Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Tokyo.

Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport (Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel : Radisson Narita or similar

Day 1 Arrival Osaka Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) Arrive at Osaka Kansai Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day

2 Full Day Tokyo

Morning

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day

3 Full Day Tokyo

Free at own your leisure

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

[Hakone] Hakone Open-Air Museum

Afternoon

Hakone Ropeway

Owakudani-Boiling Valley

Lake Ashi Cruise

Bullet Train Ride Experience

Hotel

5 Kyoto & Nara [Kyoto] Golden Pavilion

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Evening

Gion Geisha District

Full Day Kyoto

Morning

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Arashiyama

Evening

Hotel

Day 7

[Kyoto] Sake Museum

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Evening

Gion-Geisha District

Hotel

Day 3 Morning

Hotel

*Optional Tours available

Hotel: Biwako Hotel or similar

Deer Park

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar (Breakfast)

Nijo Castle Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Departure Osaka

Day 4 Morning Afternoon

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

Day 6

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Afternoon

Hotel: Biwako Hotel or similar

4 Mt. Fuji & Hakone

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

Evening

Hotel

Nara & Kyoto [Kyoto] Golden Pavilion

Afternoon

Morning

Day

(Breakfast)

*Optional Tours available

Afternoon

Evening

Shibuya

Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Free at own your leisure

Day

Meiji Shrine

Hotel

Morning

Evening

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Day 2

Evening

Day

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Kiyomizu Temple

Ninenzaka

Green Tea Ceremony

Kodaiji Temple

Bullet Train Ride Experience

Hotel

Hotel: Odawara Hilton Hotel or similar

Mt. Fuji, Hakone & Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch)

[Hakone] Owakudani-Boiling Valley Lake Ashi Cruise

Hakone Ropeway

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Hotel

Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

5 Full Day Tokyo

Morning

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day

Deer Park

6 Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Edo-Tokyo Museum Shibuya

Meiji Shrine

Hotel

Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar (Breakfast)

*Optional Tours available

Morning

Free at own your leisure or

Theme Park Day Trip*

Afternoon

Free at own your leisure or

Calligraphy Workshop*

Evening

Day

Hotel

Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

7 Departure Tokyo

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check the back of this flyer or our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.

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広島

Essence with Hiroshima of Spring

8 nights 9 days

HIROSHIMA

Action packed tour touches the essential parts of Japan and sails to the small island of Miyajima Sakura, or cherry blossoms, marks that

We will take you to UNESCO World Her-

This f ully guided tour takes you to

spring has arrived, melting the snowy

itage Sites such as Todaiji Temple where

Hiroshima Peace Park where the sakura

barren terrain and bringing new life.

“Great Buddha” and roaming deer reside

breathe new life to the skeletal remains of

Feel the fresh air of f lowers blooming

in Nara, and the floating torii of Miyajima

the A-Bomb Dome marking peace over

in favorite spots like Tokyo, Hakone,

in Hiroshima. You will participate in a tea

the horrors of war. You can also extend

Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshi-

ceremony in a Buddhist Temple, make

your vacation before/after the tour in

ma, Miyajima, and more. Come cele-

your original cup noodle and take a cruise

Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

brate the beginning of spring in Japan

around Lake Ashi with an awe-inspiring

-the “Sakura” is never far away.

view of Mt. Fuji.

Tour Highlights Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine

Himeji/Hiroshima Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine A-Bomb Dome

Himeji Castle, Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine, A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park

Hiroshima Peace Park

Himeji Castle

Okonomiyaki In Hiroshima, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes) is its signature dish. It is made from flour, eggs, cabbage, meat or seafood mixed and cooked on Teppan (hot plate). Enjoy !

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$2,998

Includes:

15 meals

Land Tour Package

8 nights

7 Western Style 1 Japanese Style

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $800 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

Tokyo Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower

Optional Excursion

Kyoto Gion Corner

Gion Corner is a popular night spot where tourists can experience an overview of 7 kinds of Japanese traditional arts and entertainment in single setting: Kyoto style Dance, Flower Arrangement, Tea Ceremony, Japanese Harp, Comic Play, Court Music and Puppet Play.

Gion District

Nara Deer Park

Kyoto

Nara/Osaka

Todaiji Temple-Great Buddha, Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Green Tea Ceremony, Nara Deer Park, Cup Noodle Sake Museum, Kiyomizu Temple, Museum Arashiyama, Nijo Castle

TOKYO MT. FUJI

KYOTO

HIROSHIMA

HIMEJI

Hakone/Mt.Fuji Owakudani Boiling Valley Hakone Open-Air Museum

Air

Bus

Train

HAKONE

Hakone Open-Air Museum, FUKUOKA Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Boiling Valley

NARA

NAGASAKI

Bullet Train

Walk

Boat

Ropeway

KUMAMOTO

from Tokyo to Hiroshima

Day

Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto or Hiroshima. Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport (Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel : Radisson Narita or similar Day

2 Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day

3 Full Day Tokyo

Free at own your leisure

Afternoon

Free at own your leisure

Day

Meiji Shrine

(Breakfast)

Hotel: Biwako Hotel or similar (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

[Hakone] Hakone Open-Air Museum

Afternoon

Hakone Ropeway

Owakudani-Boiling Valley

[Kyoto] Golden Pavilion

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Evening

Gion Geisha District

Day 6

Full Day Kyoto

Morning

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Arashiyama

Evening

Hotel

Bullet Train Ride Experience

Hotel

Hotel: Biwako Hotel or similar

Hotel

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar (Breakfast)

Nijo Castle Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Osaka & Himeji

Afternoon Evening

Hotel

Morining

Deer Park

*Optional Tours available

Cup Noodle Museum [Himeji] Himeji Castle

Morining

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hotel: Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Full Day Hiroshima

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & A-Bomb Dome

Afternoon

[Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine

Evening

Hotel

Day 9

Lake Ashi Cruise

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

Day 8

Hotel

4 Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Evening

5 Kyoto & Nara

Day 7

Shibuya

Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

*Optional Tours available

Morning

Evening

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Hotel

OSAKA

MATSUYAMA

Hiroshima Sightseeing Hotel: Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Departure Hiroshima

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check the back of this catalog or our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.

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Essence Grand Tour of Japan of Spring

12 nights 13 days

Dramatic action packed journey visiting three major islands of Japan-a trip of your life time The Grand Tour of Japan offers something for every visitor to Japan. Whether you wish to see the Great Buddha in Nara, relax in a natural healing hot spring, sip a cup of tea at a traditional Green Tea Ceremony or ride a Bullet Train, you will be surprised by how many of those we have managed to fit into one tour, Grand Tour of Japan.

Tour Highlights Himeji Castle

A-Bomb Dome

Kiyomizu Temple

Great Buddha

Gion Geisha District Nara Deer Park

Nara

Himeji/Hiroshima

Himeji Castle, A-Bomb Dome, Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park

Kyoto

Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gion Geisha District, Kiyomizu Temple, Ninenzaka, Arashiyama, Nijo Castle

Todaiji Temple-Great Buddha, Nara Deer Park, Sake Museum Green Tea Ceremony Culture

Vending Machines

Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine

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Golden Pavilion

Vending machines sell hot and cold coffee, sometimes in cups instead of cans and bottles. They also sell beer and cigarettes which can only be purchased after confirming you are of age by scanning your ID. It is actually quite difficult to find a vending machine with chips or snacks.


$4,698

Land Tour Package

Includes:

25 meals

12 nights

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $1200 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

10 Western Style 2 Japanese Style

TOKYO HIROSHIMA

KYOTO

MT. FUJI

HIMEJI

YAMAGUCHI

HAKONE

FUKUOKA

NARA TAKAMATSU MATSUYAMA

NAGASAKI

OSAKA

BEPPU TAKACHIHO KUMAMOTO

Glover Garden

Owakudani

Takachiho Gorge

Ropeway Arita Porcelain

Nagasaki/Saga/Kumamoto Glover Garden, Oura Church, Nagasaki Peace Park Arita Porcelain, Kumamoto Castle Ritsurin Garden

Lake Ashi

Miyazaki

Takachiho Gorge

Hakone/Mt.Fuji Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Boiling Valley

Beppu/Matsuyama Takamatsu

Sensoji Temple

Tokyo Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower Shibuya Crossing

Dogo Onsen

The Tour of Hell, Dogo Onsen, Ritsurin Garden, Rickshaw Ride*

Cup Noodle Museum

Naruto Whirlpools

The Sea Hell

Tokyo Tower

Osaka

Cup Noodle Museum 江戸東京博物館

Awaodori Museum

Tokushima

Cup Noodle MuseumAwaodori Museum Naruto Whirlpools,

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Essence Grand Tour of Japan of Spring

Day 7

from Tokyo to Osaka Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto. Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport (Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel : Radisson Narita or similar Day

2 Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day

3 Full Day Tokyo

Hotel *Optional Tours available

Free at own your leisure

Afternoon

Free at own your leisure

Day

4 Mt. Fuji & Hakone

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

[Hakone] Hakone Open-Air Museum

Afternoon

Hakone Ropeway

Day

Owakudani-Boiling Valley

Lake Ashi Cruise

Bullet Train Ride Experience

Hotel

5 Kyoto & Nara [Kyoto] Golden Pavilion

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Evening

Gion Geisha District

Full Day Kyoto

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Arashiyama

Evening

Hotel

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Hotel

*Optional Tours available

Morning

[Himeji] Himeji Castle

Evening

Hotel

Day 8 Morning Afternoon

(Breakfast)

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

[Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine

Bullet Train Ride Experience

Hotel

Hotel : Fukuoka Hyatt Regency or similar

Saga & Nagasaki [Saga] Arita Porceline

Evening

Hotel

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Oura Church

Nagasaki Peace Park

Hotel: Hotel Nikko Kumamoto or similar

Kumamoto & Takachiho

Morning

[Kumamoto] Kumamoto Castle

Afternoon

[Miyazaki] Takachiho Gorge

Evening

Hotel

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Yokagura *Optional

Hotel: Hotel Takachihoor similar

Beppu & Matsuyama

Morning

[Beppu] The Tour of Hell

Afternoon

[Matsuyama] Ishiteji Temple Hotel

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Dogo Onsen

Japanese Drum Show

Shikoku to Osaka

Morning

[Takamatsu] Ritsurin Garden

Afternoon

[Tokushima] Naruto Whirlpools

Evening

Hotel

Day 13

Nijo Castle

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & A-Bomb Dome

[Nagasaki] Glover Garden

Day 12

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Full Day Hiroshima

Afternoon

Evening

Deer Park

Hotel : Rihga Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Morning

Day 11 Hotel: Biwako Hotel or similar (Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

Day 6

Afternoon

Day 10 Hotel: Biwako Hotel or similar

(Breakfast / Lunch)

[Osaka] Cup Noodle Museum

Day 9 (Breakfast)

Hotel

Morning

Evening

Shibuya

Hotel: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Morning

Evening

Meiji Shrine

Osaka & Himeji

Morning

Evening

Edo-Tokyo Museum

12 nights 13 days

Hotel: Tsubaki-kan or similar (Breakfast / Lunch)

Awaodori-Dance Museum Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Departure Osaka

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.


Takachiho Legend states when Susanoo, God of Storm, terrorized Amaterasu, his sister and Sun Goddess, she hid in a cave plunging the world into darkness. The cave is called Ama-no-Iwato, the heavenly rock cave, and it exists in a small town in Kyushu called Takachiho. It is located deep in the forest of Miyazaki away from the bright lights of the city and pollution. Take the steps to uncover the mysteries of Shinto’s beloved goddess by visiting Takachiho Shrine and watch the kagura dance performance where they re-enact the legend of Amaterasu and her escape to the cave. The dramatic finale to the story ends with a dance where the cave opens, bringing sun and life to the world. Next to the shrine, take a boat ride to Takachiho gorge where you will witness gorgeous waterfalls and daunting rock formations.

高千穂 TAKACHIHO 11


Essence Southern Japan Tour of Spring

7 nights 8 days

�塞 KYUSHU

Experience the wild beauty of Kyushu with great volcanoes, relaxing hot springs, and beautiful waterfalls This package tour will give you a glimpse

Kyushu, you will have a chance to take

Especially beautiful is during the spring

of Japan in its elements away from the

the Tour of Hell in Beppu and explore the

season when the pink and white petals of

bright lights of the city. Traveling in

legend of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess,

sakura cascade down on famous land-

Kyushu is an adventure on its own. The

in Takachiho. All the while, you will

marks. Come explore the secluded won-

third largest island is shrouded in legend

truly be mesmerized by the beauty and

ders of Japan which few have traveled

and mystery. Starting from Osaka and

wonders of the sceneries that you cannot

and be the first among your friends to

going all the way to the tip of the south of

get in Tokyo or Kyoto.

explore this uncharted territory.

Tour Highlights A-Bomb Dome

Himeji Castle

Cup Noodle Museum

Glover Garden

Himeji/Hiroshima Himeji Castle, A-Bomb Dome, Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Park

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Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine

Oura Church

Saga/Nagasaki

Osaka

Arita Porcelain, Glover Garden, Oura Church Nagasaki Peace Park

Cup Noodle Museum


KANAZAW

$2,998

T

Includes:

Land Tour Package

7 nights

15 meals

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $700 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

6 Western Style 1 Japanese Style

HIROSHIMA

HIMEJI

FUKUOKA TAKAMATSU

BEPPU

NAGASAKI

Takachiho Gorge

OSAKA

MATSUYAMA

SAGA

TAKACHIHO

Kumamoto Castle

KUMAMOTO

Dogo Onsen Yokagura

Ritsurin Garden

Kumamoto Miyazaki/Beppu Nagasaki Peace Park, Glover Garden, Oura Church, The Tour of Hell

Awaodori Kaikan

The Tour of Hell-blood pond hell

Matsuyama/Takamatsu Tokushima Dogo Onsen, Ishiteji Temple, Ritsurin Garden, Awaodori Kaikan, Naruto Whirlpools

Naruto Whirlpool

from Osaka to Osaka Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto. Day 1 Arrival Osaka Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) Arrive at Osaka Kansai Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Rihga Hiroshima Hotel or similar Day 2

Osaka & Himeji

Morning

[Osaka] Cup Noodle Museum

Afternoon

[Himeji] Himeji Castle

Evening

Hotel

Day

Hotel : Rihga Hiroshima Hotel or similar

3 Full Day Hiroshima

Morning Afternoon Evening

Day

(Breakfast / Lunch)

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & A-Bomb Dome [Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine Hotel

Bullet Train Ride Experience Hotel : Fukuoka Hyatt Regency or similar

4 Saga & Nagasaki

Morning

[Saga] Arita Porcelain

Afternoon

[Nagasaki] Glover Garden

Evening

Hotel

Oura Church

Day

5 Kumamoto & Takachiho

Morning

[ Kumamoto] Kumamoto Castle

Afternoon

[Miyazaki] Takachiho

Evening

Hotel

Day

Yokagura *Optional

[Beppu] The Tour of Hell

Afternoon

[Matsuyama] Ishiteji Temple

Evening

Hotel

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Dogo Onsen

Japanese Drum Show

7 Shikoku to Osaka

Morning

[Takamatsu] Ritsurin Garden

Afternoon

[Tokushima] Naruto Whirlpools

Evening

[Osaka] Hotel

Day

Hotel: Hotel Takachiho or similar

6 Beppu & Matsuyama

Morning

Day

(Breakfast / Dinner)

8 Departure Osaka

Ricshaw *Optional Hotel: Tsubaki-kan or similar (Breakfast / Lunch)

Awaodori-Dance Museum Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar (Breakfast)

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Nagasaki Peace Park

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check the back of this catalog or our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.

Hotel: Nikko Kumamoto or similar

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TOKYO HIROSHIMA

KYOTO HIMEJI

OKAYAMA

YAMAGUCHI

HAKONE

FUKUOKA

NARA MATSUYAMA

NAGASAKI

MT. FUJI

OSAKA

BEPPU

5 nights 6 days 8 nights 9 days 10 nights 11 days 14 nights 15 days

ANIME

Tokyo

AnimeJapan, Akihabara, Animate, J-World, Pokemon Center, Gundam Front, Ghibli Museum, Nakano Broadway, Asakusa, Robot Restaurant, Harajuku, Shibuya, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Tokyo Tower, Ramen

Anime Japan

Harajuku

J-World

Robbot Restaurant

Ghibli Museum

Crepe

Kiddy Land

Tsukiji Fish Market

Pokemon Center

Akihabara

Asakusa Nakano Broadway 14

Gundam Front Ramen

One Piece Restaurant


アニメ

Land Tour Package A

Standard Hotel Plan

Includes: B

Upgraded Hotel Plan

5 nights

9 meals

$1,898 $2,398 ..................................

5 Western Style

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy A $200 B $500 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

5 nights 6 days

Take a break from the real world and escape to the land of Anime and Manga. Spend 6 magical days exploring anime and manga spots no true fan would skip. From the imaginative Ghibli Museum to the giant Gundam, we've kept the best on this fan-favorite Japan tour. Get lost in Akihabara where you can find the best

Itinerary

Air

Bus

electronics and anime goods, catch Pickachu at the Pokemon Center, and watch towering robots at the Robot Restaurant. Hey Jump fans, we also have a trip to J-World, the Jump-inspired theme park, and Tokyo One Piece Tower.

Train

Bullet Train

Walk

Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport(Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Standard : Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa / Upgrade : Radisson Narita or similar Day 2

Full Day Tokyo

Morning

[Tokyo] J-World

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

[Akihabara] Animate

Day

Pokemon Center

Hotel Standard : Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa / Upgrade : Grand Nikko Tokyo or similar

Tokyo Big Sight-AnimeJapan

Afternoon

Tokyo Big Sight-AnimeJapan or

Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Ghibli Museum

Afternoon

Tokyo One Piece Tower

Evening

Hotel

Nakano Broadway Robot Restaurant

Standard : Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa / Upgrade : Tokyo Dome or similar

Full Day Tokyo

*Optional Tours available

(Breakfast)

Morning

Free at own your leisure or

Yoyogi Animation (Workshop)*

Afternoon

Free at own your leisure or

Harajuku*

Evening

Hotel Standard : Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa / Upgrade : Tokyo Dome or similar

(Breakfast)

Complimentary Optional Tour : Tsukiji Fish Market-Tuna Auction

Ropeway

Morning

Day 5

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Morning

Evening

Day 4

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

3 Anime Japan

Early Morning

Boat

We even have an optional day trip to Yoyogi Animation School to help future manga artists or voice actors learn new skills! If you want to see Japan's Anime and Manga culture at its finest, this tour has your name on it.

Day 6

Departure Tokyo

Shibuya*

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay** Harajuku

Shibuya

Gundam Front Hotel Standard : Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa / Upgrade : Grand Nikko Tokyo or similar

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Essence Takayama Festival of Spring

7 nights 8 days

M AT SU R I

Immerse yourself into one of the most beautiful and vibrant festivals in the mountain village of Takayama.

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Isolated deep in the western mountain,

cal puppet shows, brilliant color paper

built gassho-zukuri farmhouses to

there is a “little Kyoto� where the festi-

machete, and lanterns.

combat it. Some homes are as old as 250

val lights illuminate the night and music

This tour package will take you there in

years and able to fit 10 families in one

fills the air. Takayama festival is consid-

time to see the festival and also a side

unit. This trip allows you to become part

ered to be one of the three most beautiful

trip to the majestic UNESCO Heritage

of this unique Japanese culture as it

festivals in Japan. Their huge floats are

Site of Shirakawago. Gifu prefectures

comes to life.

paraded all day and night with mechani-

get huge amounts of snow and the locals


$2,998

Includes:

7 nights

14 meals

Land Tour Package

6 Western Style 1 Japanese Style

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $700 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

KANAZAWA TAKAYAMA TOKYO KYOTO

HIROSHIMA

HIMEJI

MT. FUJI NAGANO

YAMAGUCHI

HAKONE

FUKUOKA

NARA

NAGASAKI

Mikoshi! Palanquins

MATSUYAMA BEPPU

An important element of Japanese festivals is processions, in which the local shrines’ kami (Shinto deity) is carried through the town in mikoshi. KUMAMOTOIt is the only time of the year when the kami leaves the shrine.

Tour Highlights

Soba Soba noodles are native Japanese noodles made of buckwheat flour (soba-ko) and wheat flour (komugi-ko). They are roughly as thick as spaghetti, and prepared in various hot and cold dishes. The most basic soba dish is zaru soba in which boiled, cold soba noodles are eaten with a soy based dipping sauce (tsuyu).

Culture

Slurping Noodles Shirakawago

Takayama Festival

Matsumoto Castle

Slurping noodles is encouraged in Japan. Whether its ramen or soba, slurping is thought to enhance the flavor by adding just enough air. In fact,

Hakane Ropeway

Owakudani

Hakone/Mt.Fuji

Kiyomizu Temple

Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Owakudani Boiling Valley, Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway Green Tea Ceremony Old Town

Kenroku Garden

Kyoto/Nara

Kanazawa/Takayama/Nagano Kenrokuen Garden, Shirakawago Gassho Village, Takayama Festival, Morning Market, Old Town, Matsumoto Castle, Azumino Wasabi Farm Arashiyama

Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Green Tea Ceremony, Gion Geisha District, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Arashiyama, Todaiji Temple-Great Buddha, Nara Deer Park

Ninenzaka Golden Pavilion

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Takayama Festival 7 nights 8 days Tokyo Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower Meiji Shrine

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Itinerary

Air

Bus

Edo Tokyo Museum

Train

Bullet Train

Walk

Boat

Ropeway

from Osaka to Tokyo

from Tokyo to Osaka

Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Tokyo.

Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto.

Day 1 Arrival Osaka Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) Arrive at Osaka Kansai Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Kyoto Neew Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport (Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Radisson Hotel Narita or similar

Day 2

Kyoto & Nara

Morning

[Kyoto] Golden Pavilion

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

Evening

Day 3

Gion-Geisha District

[Nara] Todaiji Temple Hotel

Kiyomizu Temple Nijo Castle

Arashiyama

[Hotel]

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Day 4

Kanazawa, Gifu & Takayama

Morning

[Kanazawa] Kenrokuen Garden

Afternoon

[Gifu] Shirakawago Gassho Village

Evening

[Takayama] Takayama Festival

Morning Afternoon Evening

Day 6 Morning

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning Market

(Breakfast / Dinner) Takayama Festival

Matsumoto Castle Hotel: Hotel Saginoyu or similar (Breakfast / Lunch)

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day 8

Lake Ashi Cruise

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market Hotel

Departure Tokyo

Edo-Tokyo Museum Meiji Shrine

Shibuya Crossing

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar (Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

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Day

Tokyo Tower

Meiji Shrine

Shibuya Crossing

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar

3 Hakone & Suwa

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

[Lake Kawaguchi] Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival

Afternoon

[Lake Kawaguchi] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

Evening

[Suwa] Ryokan-Japanese Style Inn

Day 4

Nagano, Gifu & Takayama

[Takayama] Takayama Festival

7 Full Day Tokyo

Afternoon

Evening

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Hotel

Evening

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Hotel: Takayama Green Hotel or similar

Owakudani-Boiling Valley

Morning

[Tokyo] Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Azumino Wasabi Farm

[Lake Kawaguchi] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum [Tokyo] Hotel

Morning

[Nagano] Matsumoto Castle

Mt.Fuj & Hakone

Evening

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Afternoon

[Suwa] Ryokan-Japanese Style Inn

[Hakone]

2 Full Day Tokyo

Hotel

Takayama Old Town

[ Nagano ] Azumino Wasabi Farm

Day

Morning

Takayama, Nagano & Suwa

Afternoon

Day

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar (Breakfast)

Afternoon

Day 5

Deer Park

Kyoto

Morning

Evening

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Fushimi Inari Shrine

Day 5 Afternoon

Shirakawago Gassho Village

Evening

[Kyoto] Hotel

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Takayama Old Town

Takayama Festival

[ Kanazawa ] Kenrokuen Garden Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto & Nara

(Breakfast / Lunch) Fushimi Inari Shrine

Morning

Golden Pavilion

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

Evening

Hotel

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Deer Park

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto

Morning

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Nijo Castle

Evening

[Hotel]

Day 8

Hotel: Takayama Green Hotel or similar

Takayama, Kanazawa & Kyoto Morning Market

Day 7

(Breakfast / Lunch) [Gifu] Hotel

Morning

Day 6

Hotel: Hotel Saginoyu or similar

(Breakfast) Arashiyama Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Departure Osaka

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check the back of this catalog or our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.


$3,498

Includes:

9 nights 1 Japanese Style 18 meals ................................................................ 8 Western Style

Land Tour Package

9 nights 10 days with Hiroshima

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $900 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

Tour Highlights Hiroshima Peace Park

A-Bomb Dome Miyajima

Itsukushima Shrine

Himeji/Hiroshima Himeji Castle, Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine, A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park Day 5

Itinerary

Air

Bus

Train

Bullet Train

Walk

Boat

Ropeway

from Tokyo to Osaka

Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport (Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Radisson Hotel Narita or similar Day

2 Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

[Tokyo] Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day

Hotel

Edo-Tokyo Museum Meiji Shrine

Shibuya Crossing

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar

3 Hakone & Suwa

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

[Lake Kawaguchi] Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival

Afternoon

[Lake Kawaguchi] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

Evening

[Suwa] Ryokan-Japanese Style Inn

Day 4

Nagano, Gifu & Takayama

Morning

[Nagano] Matsumoto Castle

Afternoon

Azumino Wasabi Farm

Evening

[Takayama] Takayama Festival

Morning

Morning Market

Afternoon

Shirakawago Gassho Village

Evening

[Kyoto] Hotel

Day 6

Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto.

(Breakfast / Lunch) [Gifu] Hotel Hotel: Takayama Green Hotel or similar

Kyoto & Nara

(Breakfast / Lunch) Fushimi Inari Shrine

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

Evening

Hotel

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Nijo Castle

Evening

[Hotel]

Day 8

(Breakfast) Arashiyama Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Osaka & Himeji

Afternoon Evening

Hotel

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hotel: Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Full Day Hiroshima

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & A-Bomb Dome

Afternoon

[Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine

Evening

Hotel

Day 10

Deer Park

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Cup Noodle Museum [Himeji] Himeji Castle

Morining

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Full Day Kyoto

Morning

Morining

Takayama Festival

[ Kanazawa ] Kenrokuen Garden Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Golden Pavilion

Day 7

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Takayama Old Town

Morning

Day 9 Hotel: Hotel Saginoyu or similar

Takayama, Kanazawa & Kyoto

Hiroshima Sightseeing Hotel: Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Departure Osaka

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check the back of this catalog or our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.

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Essence Grand Takayama Festival 13 nights 14 days of Spring

Experience the Best of Japan in Cherry Blossom Season The Grand Tour is a fourteen day trip crossing to different terrains of city streets, rugged trails of the mountains, and agricultural rice fields of Japan. Japan Deluxe Tours has exclusive tours to three major islands – Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku with an added trip to Japan’s beautiful festi-

val, Takayama Festival. We will visit important regions like Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Kanazawa, Takayama, Shirakawago, Matsumoto, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kumamoto, Takachiho, Beppu, Matsuyama and Tokushima.

Tour Highlights Bullet Train

Takayama Festival

Osaka

Cup Noodle Museum

Himeji

Dogo Onsen

Kanazawa/Takayama

Kenrokuen Garden, Shirakawago Gassho Village, Takayama Festival, Morning Market, Old Town

Shirakawago

Kyoto/Nara

Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Green Tea Ceremony, Gion Geisha District, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Arashiyama, Todaiji Temple, Deer

Himeji Castle

Kumamoto/Miyazaki/Beppu

Hiroshima

Kumamoto Castle, Takachiho Gorge, The Tour of Hell

Hakone/Mt.Fuji

Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine, A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park

Matsuyama/Takamatsu Tokushima

Tokyo

Nagano Matsumoto Castle, Azumino Wasabi Farm

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Nagasaki Peace Park

Dogo Onsen, Ritsurin Garden, Awaodori Kaikan, Naruto Whirlpools

Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Owakudani Boiling Valley, Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower


$4,698

Includes:

13 nights

28 meals

Land Tour Package

11 Western Style 2 Japanese Style

Rates per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy $1,300 Please visit our website for updated departure dates.

KANAZAWA TAKAYAMA TOKYO KYOTO

HIROSHIMA YAMAGUCHI

MT. FUJI

HIMEJI

OKAYAMA HAKONE

FUKUOKA

NARA TAKAMATSU

OSAKA

MATSUYAMA

NAGASAKI BEPPU TAKACHIHO KUMAMOTO

Day 8

from Osaka to Tokyo Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Tokyo. Day 1 Arrival Osaka Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) Arrive at Osaka Kansai Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Rihga Hiroshima Hotel or similar Day 2

Osaka & Himeji

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

[Osaka] Cup Noodle Museum

Afternoon

[Himeji] Himeji Castle

Evening

Hotel

Day

3 Full Day Hiroshima

Morning Afternoon Evening

Day

Hotel : Rihga Hiroshima Hotel or similar (Breakfast / Lunch)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & A-Bomb Dome Bullet Train Ride Experience

[Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine Hotel

Hotel : Fukuoka Hyatt Regency or similar

4 Saga & Nagasaki

Morning

[Saga] Arita Porcelain

Afternoon

[Nagasaki] Glover Garden

Evening

Hotel

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Oura Church

Nagasaki Peace Park

Hotel: Nikko Kumamoto or similar

5 Kumamoto & Takachiho

Kyoto & Nara

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Fushimi Inari Shrine

Morning

[Kyoto] Golden Pavilion

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

[Nara] Todaiji Temple

Evening

Gion-Geisha District

Hotel

Day 9

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Full Day Kyoto

Morning

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Nijo Castle

Evening

[Hotel]

Day 10

(Breakfast) Arashiyama Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kanazawa, Gifu & Takayama

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

[Kanazawa] Kenrokuen Garden

Afternoon

[Gifu] Shirakawago Gassho Village

Hotel

Evening

[Takayama] Takayama Festival

Hotel: Takayama Green Hotel or similar

Day 11

Takayama, Nagano & Suwa

Morning

Morning Market

Afternoon

[ Nagano ] Azumino Wasabi Farm

Evening

Day 12

(Breakfast / Dinner) Matsumoto Castle

[Suwa] Ryokan-Japanese Style Inn

Hotel: Hotel Saginoyu or similar

Mt.Fuj & Hakone

(Breakfast / Lunch)

[Lake Kawaguchi] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

[ Kumamoto] Kumamoto Castle

Afternoon

[Hakone]

Afternoon

[Miyazaki] Takachiho

Evening

[Tokyo] Hotel

Evening

Hotel

Day

Day

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Yokagura *Optional

Hotel: Hotel Takachiho or similar

6 Beppu & Matsuyama

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning Afternoon Evening

Day

[Matsuyama] Ishiteji Temple Hotel

Dogo Onsen

Japanese Drum Show

7 Shikoku to Osaka

Morning

[Takamatsu] Ritsurin Garden

Afternoon

[Tokushima] Naruto Whirlpools

Evening

[Osaka] Hotel

Ricshaw *Optional Hotel: Tsubaki-kan or similar (Breakfast / Lunch)

Awaodori-Dance Museum Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Day 13

Owakudani-Boiling Valley

Lake Ashi Cruise

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar

Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day 14

Takayama Festival

Takayama Old Town

Morning

Morning

Deer Park

Hotel

Departure Tokyo

Edo-Tokyo Museum Meiji Shrine

Shibuya Crossing

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar (Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

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Essence Grand Takayama Festival 12 nights 13 days of Spring

Itinerary

Air

Bus

Train

Bullet Train

Walk

Day 7

from Tokyo to Osaka Perfect itinerary to extend your stay in Osaka, Kyoto. Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Tokyo Airport (Narita Int'l Airport/Haneda Airport) Arrive at Narita International Airport. We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Hotel: Radisson Hotel Narita or similar Day

2 Full Day Tokyo

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

[Tokyo] Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Afternoon

Tsukiji Outer Fish Market

Evening

Tokyo Tower

Day

Edo-Tokyo Museum Meiji Shrine

Hotel

Shibuya Crossing

Hotel: Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba or similar

3 Hakone & Suwa

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Morning

[Lake Kawaguchi] Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival

Afternoon

[Lake Kawaguchi] Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

Evening

[Suwa] Ryokan-Japanese Style Inn

Day 4

Nagano, Gifu & Takayama

Morning

[Nagano] Matsumoto Castle

Afternoon

Azumino Wasabi Farm

Evening

[Takayama] Takayama Festival

Day 5

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Afternoon

Shirakawago Gassho Village

Evening

[Kyoto] Hotel

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Takayama Old Town

Takayama Festival

[ Kanazawa ] Kenrokuen Garden Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto & Nara

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Morning

Golden Pavilion

Afternoon

Green Tea Ceremony

Evening

Hotel

Fushimi Inari Shrine [Nara] Todaiji Temple

Deer Park

Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Ropeway

Full Day Kyoto

Morning

Kiyomizu Temple

Afternoon

Nijo Castle

Evening

[Hotel]

Day 8

(Breakfast) Arashiyama Hotel: Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Osaka, Himeji & Okayama

Morning

[Osaka] Cup Noodle Museum

Afternoon

[Himeji] Himeji Castle

Evening

Hotel

Day 9 Morning Afternoon Evening

Day 10

Hiroshima to Kumamoto [Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine [Kumamoto] Hotel

Bullet Train Ride Experience Hotel: Hotel Nikko Kumamoto or similar

Kumamoto & Takachiho [Kumamoto] Kumamoto Catsle [Miyazaki] Takachiho Gorge

Evening

Hotel

Yokagura *Optional

Beppu to Shikoku

Morning

[Beppu] Tour of Hell

Afternoon

[Matsuyama] Dogo Onsen

Evening

Ryokan-Japanese Style Inn

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Hotel Takachiho or similar (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Hotel: Tsubaki-kan or similar

Shikoku to Osaka

Morning

[Takamatsu] Ritsurin Garden

Afternoon

[Tokushima] Naruto whirlpools

Evening

[Osaka] Hotel

Day 13

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

[Hiroshima] Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & A-Bomb Dome

Afternoon

Day 12

(Breakfast / Lunch)

Hotel: Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Morning

Day 11

Hotel: Takayama Green Hotel or similar

Takayama, Kanazawa & Kyoto Morning Market

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Hotel: Hotel Saginoyu or similar

[Gifu] Hotel

Morning

Day 6

Boat

(Breakfast / Lunch) Awaodori Kaikan Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Departure Osaka

(Breakfast)

This is the last day of your Japan tour. Fly home with cherished memories, or enjoy your extended stay**

Hotels & Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice. *Please check the back of this catalog or our website to see some of our optional add-on tours. Additional fees may apply for optional tours.


千羽鶴

The Thousand Paper Cranes "This is our cry. This is our prayer.  For building peace in the world." Sadako’s memorial

SENBA SENBA ZURU ZURU

Through sad circumstances and inspiring life story, the crane origami became the international symbol of peace. It all started with a little girl name Sadako Sasaki. Ten years after the atomic bomb, she died as the result of leukemia caused by the radiation of the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. There is a legend in Japan, where a wish can be given if they can fold one thousand paper cranes. Her courage and determination led her to make one thousand paper cranes in hopes that it might grant her wish to recover. Through her illness, she stayed positive which aspired her classmates and others to find world peace. Sadako’s statue can be seen at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park beautifully decorated with a golden crane on top. People around the world who also wished for peace sent thousands of paper cranes in memory of her. Sadako’s story is one of many stories in the museum. This once in a lifetime visit to Hiroshima will inspire you to also take steps toward Sadako’s dream of peace.

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Saginoyu Ryokan(Nagano)

Onsen 温泉 If you want to know about Japan’s culture, you have to get under the surface and see it bare… quite literally. Soaking in an onsen, hot spring, is the best way to get to know Japan and its people. Possibly nowhere in the world appreciates a good soak in the hot waters like Japan. Young, old, wealthy, or poor can mingle in this one location breaking social barriers and getting to know people in a relaxing setting. It is often referred to as 裸の付き合い (hadaka no tsukiai or naked

communion). Often foreigners are intimidated by the fact that they have to bathe

Hotel Tsubakikan (Matsuyama)

naked with others but soon realize that no one cares about your appearance or state of nakedness. They just want to appreciate the calming and power of the water. There are different types of hot springs with different herbs and minerals in the bath. Some onsen have unique features like herbal tea hot spring in Shizuoka, onsens with views of Mt. Fuji, sand and mud baths in Beppu, and an

Yukata

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azure color of Nyuto. It is worth visiting Japan just to experience the wonderment of the onsen.


Dogo Onsen

道後温泉

“The dango shop where I went was

people in the tank, but sometimes there

was worried and took him to a hot

near the entrance to the tenderloin, and

was none. As the water came up clear

spring. Soon he recovered and danced

as the dango served there was widely

to the breast, I enjoyed, for athletic

on a nearby rock. The second legend

known for its nice taste, I dropped in on

purposes, swimming in the tank. I

tells of a white heron, egret, which had

my way back from my bath. … Since

delighted in swimming in this

a wounded leg and was healed with the

my arrival here, I had made it a part of

30-square feet tank, taking chances of

properties of the hot springs. The

my routine to take in the hot springs

the total absence of other people.”

building has imprints of these legends:

bath every day. While there was

- Natsume Soseki, Botchan

Sukunahikona’s tiny foot-print can be

nothing in this town which compared

seen at the north entrance and heron

favorably with Tokyo, the hot springs

A hidden gem in the outskirts of Japan,

images are etched on the ruff and other

were worthy of praise. So long as I was

Dogo Onsen is one of the oldest hot

locations. The oldest record about the

in the town, I decided that I would have

springs which is said to be 3,000 years

onsen dates back to 574-622 AD when

a dip every day…The bath house I

old. It is also the inspiration for the

Prince Shotoku used to partake in the

patronized was a newly built three-sto-

story of “Sen to Chihiro” (“Spirited

waters. Actually a few Emperors,

ry house, and for the patrons of the first

Away”) with their unique appearance,

Empress, and royal family have visited

class the house provided a bath-robe, in

complex building structure, and

and have their own exclusive facility

addition to an attendant, and the cost

customers being gods. Japanese

reserved for when they visit. Come and

was only eight sen. On top of that, a

folklore tells stories of the healing

see all these legends and stories come

maid would serve tea in a regular polite

qualities of the hot spring. The legend

to life in Dogo Onsen. Have a nice

fashion…. The bath-tub, --- or the tank

states that during their journey to

bath, eat some Botchan dango, and

in this case, --- was built of granite, and

Matsue, Sukunahikona no Mikoto, a

listen to nice drum tunes on top of the

measured about thirty square feet.

thumb-size god, became ill. Okuni-

building that only rings three times a

Usually there were thirteen or fourteen

nushi no Mikoto, patron god of Japan,

day (6:00am/ 12:00pm/ 6:00pm).

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Optional Tours

GHIBLI MUSEUM & ANIME SPOTS

GION CORNER

Take a crash course in voice acting and manga illustration at Japan's largest animation school!

TOKYO 1 DAY $290/PERSON See Miyazaki's works come alive at the Ghibli Museum, catch ‘em all at the Pokémon Center, and shop at the legendary Akihabara!

KYOTO HALF DAY ASK Enjoy traditional Japanese arts and entertainment from the world renowned Geisha of Japan.

NINJA SPY ACTION

MAIKO DINNER

THEME PARK DAY TRIP

TOKYO HALF DAY $260/PERSON Use shuriken and blowguns to learn the skills and techniques of the deadly Ninja during this interactive morning tour.

KYOTO HALF DAY $160/PERSON Enjoy an unforgettable meal as an authentic geisha apprentice entertains you for an evening of culture and delight.

TOKYO, OSAKA 1 DAY VARIES Enjoy a day at Japan’s Best theme parks like: Tokyo DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, or Tokyo Disneyland! (more options available)

YOYOGI ANIMATION GAKUEN TOKYO

HALF DAY

$100/PERSON

Bullet Train

KIMONO DRESSING & STROLLING HISTORIC TEMPLE KYOTO HALF DAY $220/PERSON Dress up in a gorgeous Kimono while you have your picture taken along Kyoto’s beautiful scenery.

HARAJUKU & SHIBUYA CROSSING TOUR TOKYO

HALF DAY

$20/PERSON

Discover Harajuku and Shibuya, two of Tokyo’s most popular districts for shopping and fashion.

UENO, YANAKA, SENDAGI HERITAGE WALK TOKYO HALF DAY $170/PERSON Partake in a half day tour to Ueno park and Kanei-ji Temple, along with sightseeing in Yanaka.

SERENE ARASHIYAMA BAMBOO GROVE

SUSHI MAKING & SUSHI PARTY

PRIVATE TOUR

KYOTO HALF DAY $190/PERSON Arashiyama is sure to take your breath away, especially the light passing through the Bamboo Grove on this scenic morning tour.

TOKYO HALF DAY $110/PERSON Anyone can eat Sushi while in Japan, but to learn how to make sushi is another thing. Of course, you get to eat your lesson at the end!

TOKYO, KYOTO, OSAKA 4 HOURS FROM $300/GROUP Embark on a day long tour with your own personal guide through Kamakura or Nikko, or other destinations.

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*Transportation costs not included. *Fees are subject to change. Please contact us for more info.


京都 KYOTO

Nara may not be the largest town, but with its parks, temples, and 1200 sacred deer, Nara is sure to be one of the friendliest in Japan. Despite a turbulent history, Nara is the home of Buddhism in Japan. Home to Horyu-ji Temple, known as the oldest existing Buddhist temple in Japan, and the Nara National Museum, devoted to Buddhist arts, Nara is a must see for those interested in Buddhist history. The centerpiece of this magnificent city is the Great Buddha, one of the world's largest bronze statues. Standing at a towering 16.2 meters, this National Treasure in Todaiji Temple is a marvel for everyone to enjoy. Tourists are advised to visit Nara throughout the year to enjoy the natural scenery. During the spring, Mt. Yoshino is a perfect spot for Hanami. The view is so popular, it's considered one of the best cherry blossom viewing points in Japan. Before heading to your next city, stop by Nara Park to play with the friendly deer. Treasured by the locals, the deer were once thought to be messengers from the gods. Not only are these deer friendly, but you can even feed them deer crackers sold by local vendors around the park. Some deer even bow to visitors when being fed!

Japan's former capital is filled with tradition and culture around every corner. Home to geisha, temples, shrines, and other historic structures, a trip to Kyoto is essential for the full Japanese experience. As you walk through Kyoto's many traditional streets and paths, feel yourself immersed in Japanese culture. Kyoto is home to seventeen World Cultural Heritage Sites including Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle. Kyoto is also home to the Golden Pavilion, a magnificent temple covered in gold leaf, a must see in Kyoto. If you were hoping to see a traditional Geisha in Japan, Kyoto is the best place to go. Visit the Gion corner, where you might just see a Geisha and her apprentice on their way to an important dinner. Before you leave Kyoto, a walk through the thousand red torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine should be on your itinerary. The oldest and most famous shrine in all of Japan, follow thousands of torii gates that form an unbroken tunnel of red leading to the crest of Mount Inari.

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Accommodations This is the hotel we Japan Deluxe Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown.

Radisson Hotel Narita

Tokyo Dome Hotel

Tokyo(Narita) Style: Western

Tokyo

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Kyoto New Miyako Hotel

Osaka Sheraton Miyako

Rihga Royal Hiroshima

Kyoto

Osaka

Style: Western

Grand Nikko Hotel Daiba

Style: Western

Tokyo

Hiroshima

Style: Western

Style: Western

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Hotel Nikko Kumamoto

Atami Hotel New Akao

Takayama Green Hotel

Kumamoto

Atami

Gifu

Style: Western

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Style: Japanese

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Saginoyu Ryokan

Hotel Takachiho

Hotel Tsubakikan

Nagano

Miyazaki

Style: Japanese

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Matsuyama Style: Japanese

Style: Japanese

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Airfare & Airport Transfers

Airfares DO include your roundtrip airport transfer in Japan when arrive and depart on scheduled tour date. If you wish to arrive early or plan to extend your stay, airport transfers are not included unless otherwise noted.

Flights Coordinated with Your Vacation With Japan Deluxe Tours, think of your entire vacation as one-stop shopping. Rather than spending hours researching flights to coordinate with your vacation start and end dates, let us handle the work. And when we book your flights, if there are any changes to your vacation schedules, we make the necessary changes for you. Take advantage of special tour airfare offered by Japan Airlines, renowned for their high level of in-flight service and reliability. Visit our website for latest fare updates.

Why Book Your Flight With Us ? 1. For a seamless travel experience from start to finish. 2. Big savings in coach, premium economy (A) and business class. 3. Reserve your flight now and pay later with your final payment.(B) 4. No fees for air ticket change or cancellation until final payment 5. Flexible departure option - choose your own travel date.(C) 5. Low cost add-on to Asian cities (D) & Earn frequent flyer miles. (A) JAL SKY PREMIUM is available on JAL trans pacific flights for $500 one-way except flights between Hawaii and Japan and JL69/JL60 between Los Angeles and Osaka. (B) Applicable for Japan Airlines- American Airlines Network from USA, some restrictions may apply. (C) Choose your own travel date for your extended stay up to 30 days without additional charge. (D) JAL operated flights between Japan and Asian cities for $300 roundtrip and Okinawa for $200. <Hong Kong, China, Seoul, Bangkok, Manila, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia>

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BOOK EARLY ! We strongly recommend you to BOOK EARLY as lowest air fare are on first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, more availability on most convenient flights and best seats the earlier you book.

Air Upgrade Option

JAL SKY PREMIUM

Japan Deluxe Tour has carefully selected our "Partner in the Air â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Japan Airlines" which are renowned for their high level of in-flight service and reliability. Once you sample the benefits of traveling in JAL SKY PREMIUM or JAL SKY SUITE, there is no looking back. Enjoy all the benefits and comforts, from armchair-style or flat-bed seating, on demand personal video entertainment system, fine wines, award winning cuisine, separate check-in and VIP airport lounge that will get your dream vacation off to that perfect start.


The Culinary Delights With everything from sushi to sake and ramen to green tea, Japan offers a wide selection of culinary delights. Japanese cuisine features delicate and precise techniques to create delicious works of art. As one of the top food cities in the world, Tokyo has attracted more and more culinary attention worldwide. With such increasing popularity, you are sure to have tried some variation of Japanese food, but tasting the food in its country of origin is an eye-opening experience. Each part of Japan is sure to surprise you with its delectable local cuisine using the freshest ingredients from land and sea.

Sushi & Sashimi

Sushi is considered an accompaniment for beer and sake. All proper sushi restaurants serve their fish over rice, in which case it's called sushi, or without rice, in which case it's called sashimi or tsukuri. There are two main types of sushi: nigiri-zushi (served on a small bed of rice - the most common variety) and maki-zushi (served in a seaweed roll).

Izakaya An Izakaya is the Japanese equivalent of a pub. It's a good place to visit when you want a great meal, a wide selection of food, a hearty atmosphere and, of course, plenty of beer and sake. When you enter an izakaya, you are given the choice of sitting at the counter, at a table or on a tatami floor.

Tsukemono (Pickles)

Yakitori Yakitori are barbecued chicken meat, giblets, and leek on a skewer, seasoned with tare(sauce) or salt. It is a popular after-work meal and a great appetizer.

Tempura

Tsukemono are Japanese preserved vegetables such as radishes, Chinese Cabbage and cucumbers pickled in salt, rice bran, or miso. By pickling for a long time, the vegetables ferment, adding a special flavor.

Tempura is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of fried vegetables, fish or shellfish dipped in dough and batter-fried in high-temperature oil.

Wagashi Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, azuki bean paste, and fruits. Wagashi is typically made from plant ingredients.

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Tour Member’s Agreement Agreement: To be signed by participant and/or parent or guardian.

Terms and Conditions PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Purchase of any travel services offered by Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Japan Deluxe Tours Inc, and represents your acceptance of the Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. “Terms & Conditions” set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking. If the person making the Reservation is doing so on behalf of a party then that person must have the authority to accept these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the entire party and is responsible for ensuring that each member of the party is kept fully informed of all the details of the Reservation.

GENERAL INFORMATION

You are advised to check our website or to request the latest version of the Terms and Conditions from Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. or your Travel Agent prior to your reservation. No variation of these Conditions shall apply unless confirmed in writing by or on behalf of Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. These Conditions together with the Japan Deluxe Tours' Confirmation Invoice constitute the whole agreement between the parties and supersede any prior promises, representations, undertakings or implications whether written or oral. By signing these conditions, you shall be deemed to have accepted and agreed that the supply of the Tour by the Company shall be in accordance with these conditions.

1. RESERVATION

How to Make Reservation Please contact your travel agent or submit your reservation application form through our website or by fax. All tour participants are required to complete, sign and return tour application & tour member’s agreement form.

(1) Land Only Tour Package Participants

No obligation reservation for 14 days on land tour Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. offers no obligation reservation for 14 days, during which time you can cancel your reservation for any reason. If you are making your reservation within 60 days of your tour date, the 14 days grace period is waived. A non refundable deposit of $300 per person is required after 14 days of your initial reservation request. Your final payment is due 60 days prior to your departure date. If the reservation is made within 60 days of tour departure date, full payment is due within 7days of reservation.

(a) Deposit – For Land Only Tour Package Participants For reservation made more than 60 days in advance of the departure date, a non-refundable deposit of US$300 per person is required within 14 days of tour application form received.

(b) Payment – For Land Only Tour Package Participants For reservation made more than 60 days in advance of the departure date, a non-refundable deposit of US$300 per person is required within 14 days of tour application form received. Remaining balance shall be payable in full no later than 60 days prior to the departure date. If the booking is made less than 60 days prior to tour departure date, full payment is due within 7 days of reservation.

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(2) Air Inclusive Tour Participants All documents / tickets will be issued under your passport name. Airlines do not allow travelers to change names on tickets after issuance. Incorrect names will result in cancellation of your reservation. Rebooking will be subject to airline/hotel imposed cancellation penalty charges.

(a) Deposit –For Air Inclusive Tour Participants Reservation made more than 60 days in advance of the departure date, a non-refundable deposit of US300 per person is required within 14 days of tour application form received to secure your spot on land tour. Your flight reservation will be confirmed after receipt of your deposit and ticketing must be done according to the rules of each airlines.

(b) Payment – For Air Inclusive Tour Participants Your airfare shall be payable within 3 days of confirmation of your flight and remaining balance of land tour package is due 60 days prior to your tour departure date.

(3) Lack of Payment Reservation for land tour and/or air transportation may be cancelled if the full payment is not received within the reservation deadline.

2. CANCELLATION

(1) Cancellation Charges When you cancel your reservation, the following fee will be assessed per person accordingly.

Land Only Tour Packages Prior to Departure Cancellation Charges 61 or more days 60 – 31 days 30 – 15 days 14 days or less

Retention of deposit 25% of Land Tour Price 50% of Land Tour Price 100% of Land Tour Price

Air Inclusive Tour Packages Prior to Departure C a n c e l l a t i o n 61 or more days Retention of deposit & Penalty imposed by Airline 60 – 31 days 25% of Land Tour Price & Penalty imposed by Airline 30 – 15 days 50% of Land Tour Price & Penalty imposed by Airline 14 days or less 100% of Land Tour Price & Penalty imposed by Airline Please note - Penalty imposed by airlines will apply to ALL Air Inclusive Tour participants on top of the land tour penalty above. Please note many airline tickets with instant purchase are non refundable in most cases however you can use the value of your ticket for future use by adding administration fees set by each airline. Written notice of cancellation and travel documents must be received by Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. 15 days prior to departure for an eligible refund. Japan Deluxe Tours, Inc. will not be responsible for any non-refundable situations resulting from delayed arrival of your travel documents. Before any credit card payment refund can be issued, all penalty fees must first be paid.

(2) Special Circumstances for Air Inclusive Tour Participants If the passenger or the passenger’s immediate family were deceased prior to tour departure, Japan Deluxe Tours, Inc. will

inquire a penalty waiver from the airline with doctor’s certificate. If the particular airline authorizes such a waiver for the ticket penalty, Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. will only collect the hotel penalty fee and a $50 processing fee per passenger. If the airline denies such a waiver, in a case by case situation, Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. may convert the customer’s payment of the land portion into a nonrefundable credit that will remain redeemable for up to one year. Additional fees may apply depending on future tour departures.

3. TRAVEL INSURANCE Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. strongly suggests tour participants to purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances during your tours or cancellations. Travel Insurance will cover your non refundable trip costs in the event that you must cancel your trip due to illness, family crisis or other emergencies.

4. TOUR FARE INCLUDES

(1) Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are based on double occupancy. Per triple sharing room rate will be same as per twin sharing room. A single room request is subject to availability and with an additional cost. Single rooms are often smaller than twin rooms. Triple room definition is 3 bedded or 2 bedded with a rollaway or cot a twin room, and may not be comfortable for three adults. When the hotel listed in the brochure is not available, a hotel within the same stratum will be substituted without prior notice. Star-ratings may differ from country to country. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. does its best to maintain current information, however is not responsible for any inaccuracies, changes in description details or amenities, or images provided by third parties.

(2) Meals Meals are included as specified in each itinerary.

(3) Admission / Entrance Fees Admission or Entrance fee for attractions are included as specified in each itinerary.

(4) Itinerary Changes Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible. However, its final arrangements will be determined by the local tour escort based on local circumstances which are beyond the control of Japan Deluxe Tours Inc., such as traffic, weather, natural disasters, and incidents at sea, fire, and breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of government or authorities and wars under local condition. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible.

5. NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FARE Insurance premiums, any expenses due to delay or changes of schedule, overbooking of accommodations, Federal Inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigration; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; any other charges levied by local state, federal or national government agencies; security fees; airport taxes and fees; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour Director, driver, Local Guides, and ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol, beverages(these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; porter’s fee at airports; travel protection; excess baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature not outlined in the tour itinerary.


6. AMENDMENT AFTER DEPARTURE

13. VISA

The cost of any changes or additions will be at the local rate at the time of the amendment, not per the Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. website or brochure, and must be borne by the passenger. Changes are subject to a $50 processing fee plus any other amendment fee.

Entry visa is not required for passport holders of USA, Canada, and Australia going to Japan for up to 90 days. Please contact us or check below website for the list of countries with visa exemption arrangements with Japan. www.mofa.go.jp

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS

14. YOUNG TRAVELER

(1) Tour Price

Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult. For any special requirements regarding airline tickets for children, contact your airlines directly.

All tour prices are in US dollars and are based on tariffs and rates of currency exchange in effect at the time of printing. These rates are subject to change as deemed necessary and fair by Japan Deluxe Tours Inc.

(2) Tour Departure Guarantee Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. guarantees departure day for all of our listed tour packages. However, should the total number of tour members fall below 10 persons, Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. reserves the right to change or cancel the tour.

(3) Price Guarantee Your tour price is guaranteed once Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. has received your full payment. Only amendment fees, currency surcharges, optional hotel swaps, optional hotel extensions, flight schedule changes which require additional nights and costs to be added to the package will result in a price reassessment for each passenger.

(4) Unutilized tour features Any unutilized tour features either on air transportation or for land arrangements are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

8. HEALTH To ensure smooth operation of the tour, Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. recommends that travelers be in general good health. Please consult with your physician regarding your wellness and ability to travel long distances. Any physical or mental disability which requires special treatment or attention must be noted at the time of reservation. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. reserves the right to exclude tour participants who are physically unfit to undertake long trips in the interest of the individual traveler’s and the tour group’s well being.

9. WHEEL CHAIRS Wheelchair rental is available upon request for all our escorted tours and nominal charges will apply. Please contact us for pricing and details.

10. BAGGAGE One suitcase & one carry-on luggage are allowed at your own responsibility throughout the tour. Due to possible changes in information, please check our website or your travel agent for more detail.

11. DEVIATION Deviation from our tour itinerary will be the sole responsibility of the individual. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. will not be responsible for any extra charges occurred due to the deviations.

12. PASSPORT Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the return date of your trip. Please consult with your travel agent or contact us for more information.

Due to heightened security, many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a child will be traveling with adults other than the parents or with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents or non-traveling parent granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel. We suggest that you also contact the appropriate consulate and airlines because they may have additional requirements. On Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. escorted vacations, young travelers aged 2–11 who do not require a bed receive a 40% discount on the land price. Young travelers aged 2-11 who need a bed and must share a room with the accompanying adult receive a 5% discount on the land price. Travelers aged 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult price. For children less than 2 years old, please contact us for availability and conditions. List of up to date discounts are available on our website.

15. RESPONSIBILITY Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. and its representatives abroad act only as independent contractors on behalf of neither the customer nor the suppliers and principals. All travel arrangements included in this trip are made on the participant’s behalf upon the expressed condition that neither Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. nor its agents shall be liable or responsible in the absence of its (or their) negligence for any direct, indirect, consequential, or irregularity of any kind which may be accessioned by reason of any act or omission of any person or entity, including without limitation, any act of negligence or breach of contract of any third party such as an airline, train, motor coach, private car, cruise vessel, boat, or any other conveyance, hotel, which is to or does supply any goods or services for this trip. All exchange orders, coupons, and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such means of transportation, accommodations, and other services are offered or provided. The issuance and acceptance of such documents shall be deemed to be consent to the further conditions. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. does not own nor operate the hotels, motor coaches, airlines, cruise lines, or any other service providers which compose their tours, and will not be held responsible for changes and/or cancellations for any reason by airlines, hotels or cruise ships. Participant understands that Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. neither owns nor operates such third party suppliers and accordingly agrees to seek remedies directly and only with those suppliers and nor hold Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. responsible for their acts, omissions or commissions. Without their limiting the foregoing, Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. and its agents are not responsible for any losses or expenses due to delay or changes of schedule, over booking of accommodations, default of any third parties, sickness, weather, strike, natural disasters, acts of government’s civil disturbances, war, quarantine, customs regulations, epidemics, criminal activity or for any other cause beyond its control. All such losses or expenses have to be borne and paid for by the participant.

reliability, quality or authenticity of any goods purchased while on tour or for any mailing, freight or shipping arrangements. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. reserves the right to decline to accept, or retain any person as tour participant, should such person’s health, mental condition, physical infirmity or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights, welfare or enjoyment of other tour participant. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. reserves the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary, withdraw any tour, and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of tours without prior notification. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. Liability for such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by Japan Deluxe Tours Inc., and this will constitute full settlement with the tour member. All tour fares shown are based on the present value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S. dollars in effect on January 15, 2011, and in current tariffs on the same date and are subject to change. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, http://travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.html for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. Baggage is carried at owner’s risk and baggage insurance is recommended. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. is not responsible for typographical or printing errors or omissions in this brochure. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. accepts no responsibility for cost, which may occur as result of a participant failing to secure adequate insurance coverage, which coverage is highly recommended. Generally, your health insurance does not cover expenses outside the United States of America. Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. is not responsible for participant’s visa or passport requirements or reimbursement of any additional expenditure if a participant is denied entry to a country for this or any other reason. The general conditions under which you agree to utilize the services of Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. may not be amended in any way, except in writing, by an authorized officer of Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. By utilizing the services of Japan Deluxe Tours Inc., you agree that the exclusive venue for all claims shall be the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and such claims shall be determined according to the laws and jurisdiction of the State of California. Each exchange voucher and ticket is to be regarded as one contracted by or on behalf of the particular company or person named on it. The issuance of tickets and vouchers shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions and to these terms and conditions.

Japan Deluxe Tours Inc. accepts no responsibility for value,

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Japan Deluxe Tours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Journey that Speaks to Your Spirit Whether you are a first time visitor or an old Japanese hand wanting to discover more local secrets, Japan Deluxe Tours has a tour for everyone that will open a new window on this unique country. Japan Deluxe Tours was founded in 1983 as Travel Oriented Inc. We are an accredited full service travel company licensed by IATA, ARC and bonded in the State of California. With our 32 years of experience serving thousands of travelers, our team of Japan specialists will provide you with top-level customer service both before your departure and throughout your stay in Japan. Japan Deluxe Tours is led by government licensed professional tour guides who have delight in showing our country to you. In out fully escorted tours with flexible schedules, our tour guides will show you the best of Japan while also giving you the freedom to explore on your own. All of the staffs of Japan Deluxe Tours have experience living and working in Japan and have traveled extensively throughout Japan. We have been trained to assist all your needs at the highest service standards possible.

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