Tokyo, Kyoto & Okinawa

Overview

TOUR CODE: TYKOKN

Take in the awe-inspiring treasures Japan has to offer on this exciting 10-day trip. Starting in Tokyo, its compact districts teemed with a sharply dressed populace, exotic cuisine, and of course, garish lights everywhere. While Tokyo always seems to have one foot in the future, Kyoto does its best to hold onto the past. Here you’ll find the Shinto shrines, swooping-gabled temples, and rock gardens of archetypal Japan, not to mention the geishas and Kabuki actors carrying its cultural legacy. From the main island, hop on a flight to Okinawa for a tropical retreat and discover their distinct culture and world-renowned beaches.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare on Singapore Airlines
  • One-way economy class domestic flight from Osaka to Okinawa on a local airline
  • One-way economy class domestic flight from Okinawa to Tokyo on a local airline
  • One-way Hikari bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • 4 nights in a Standard Room at Hyatt Regency Hotel or similar in Tokyo
  • 2 nights in a Standard Room at New Miyako Hotel or similar in Kyoto
  • 3 nights in a Standard Room at Hotel Royal Orion or similar in Okinawa
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half -day Tokyo City Tour
  • Full-day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour with lunch
  • Half-day Kyoto City Tour
  • 2 full-day Okinawa tours
  • Airport transfers in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa
  • All taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges

Itinerary

DAY 01

DEPART HOMETOWN/TOKYO

Board your flight to Tokyo.

DAY 02

ARRIVE TOKYO

Touch down at the Tokyo Airport and catch a airport bus transfer to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, your home for the next three nights. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you please.

DAY 03

TOKYO CITY TOUR (B)

Daily breakfast will be hosted by the hotel.

This morning, see the best of Tokyo with a half-day tour of the city’s most glamorous neighborhoods and iconic landmarks. Tour disbands at Yurakucho Station, you will have free time to explore the lively restaurant district near the station at your leisure. Ginza, the famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district is on the east side of the station with approximately 20-minute walk. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

DAY 04

TOKYO/MT. FUJI & HAKONE/TOKYO (B/L)

Travel to Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain that reaches 12,388 feet. Stop at Mt. Fuji’s fifth station at 7,607 feet (weather permitting), where you will be inspired by the beauty of the landscape. After lunch, take a 20 minutes scenic cable car ride up from Owakundani to Togendai. The area is here is famed for its scenic views and kuro-tamago hot springs. Then, we enjoy a boat ride across the picturesque Lake Ashi. We return to our hotel by coach in the late afternoon.

DAY 05

TOKYO/KYOTO (B)

Take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus to Shinjuku Train Station for JR Chuo-train Rapid service” to Tokyo Train Station for your bullet train ride to Kyoto about 160 mins. 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Board the Hikari Shinkansen for Kyoto as indicated on your ticket. Arrive at Kyoto station 1:20 – 2:50 p.m., take a 5-minute walk to the New Miyako Hotel or if staying at the Rihga Royal Hotel, take shuttle service that leaves every 15 minutes. Tonight, use your free time to explore Kyoto’s world-renowned geisha districts as the geiko or maiko make their way to and from their lessons.

(Remarks: One day before, your train tickets to Kyoto will be delivered at the hotel in Tokyo.)

*Your main suitcase (1 piece per person) will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. Please leave your main suitcase at the bell desk by 7:30 am.

DAY 06

KYOTO CITY TOUR (B)

Our morning tour begins at the legendary Nijō Castle—once home of the powerful Tokugawa shogunate—where the interiors are decorated with Kanō school screen paintings. You’ll move onto the Kinkaku-ji Temple, called the Golden Pavilion because its top two stories are completely covered in gold leaf, with eaves stretching out like the wings of a phoenix and sparkling on the surface of its reflecting pond. Then, you’re off to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, where you’ll gain exclusive access to the residence of Japanese emperors until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869. The palace closes on weekends and national holidays, in which case you’ll visit the Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine instead. The remainder of the day is yours to spend scouting around Kyoto.

DAY 07

KYOTO/OSAKA/OKINAWA (B)

Hotel check out and take the shared transfer service to the Osaka Airport for your 2 hour flight to Okinawa. Upon your arrival, you will be assisted in boarding a local taxi to your hotel. Here, the locals have a distinct language and food culture that differs from Japanese cuisine as it has influences of China, South East Asia and the United States, and due to the different climate with its effects on agriculture and the appetite. Okinawa’s most famous export worldwide is the martial art of karate.

DAY 08

OKINAWA (B)

Our full  day sightseeing today will start from the Southern part of the main Okinawa Island. First, visit Shuri Castle, built in the late 1300s with architectural influences from both China and Japan, the Castle shows its exceptional cultural and historical values in its unique stonework and architectural design. Explore Gyokusendo, a limestone cave that was created by elevating coral reefs about 3 million years ago. Our next stop is Ryukyu Glass Village and Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa where you will have free time to browse around and pick up some souvenirs. Tour disbands at Okinawa Bus Station, return to your hotel on your own arrangement.

*Tour pick-up and drop off service may not available from your hotel. Tour conducts by a Japanese speaking guide with a multilingual audio system provided. Itinerary is subject to change.

DAY 09

OKINAWA (B)

Continue our sightseeing in Okinawa with a full day tour to the northern part of the island. Start from Nago Pineapple Park, a theme-park dedicated to pineapples and other tropical fruits in Nago on the main island of Okinawa. We drive across the 1.2 miles long Kouri bridge to Kouri Island (Kourijima), famed for its world-renowned beaches. Visit Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, the second largest aquarium in the world with tanks containing deep sea creatures, sharks, coral and tropical fish. Take a break at Okiashigoten, known for its looks similar to the Shuri Castle and one of the most famous souvenir shops in Okinawa. Our final stop is Cape Manza, a scenic rock formation on Okinawa Island facing the East China Sea and a popular spot for sunset viewing.

* Tour pick-up and drop off service may not available from your hotel. Tour conducts by a Japanese speaking guide with a multilingual audio system provided. Itinerary is subject to change.

DAY 10

OKINAWA/TOKYO (B)

Transfer to the airport by local taxi for your flight to Tokyo. Upon arrival, take the airport limousine bus to your hotel.

DAY 11

TOKYO DEPARTURE (B)

Your time in Japan comes to an end as you take an airport bus back to Narita Airport for your flight home.

Meals: B= Breakfast   L= Lunch

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2019Los AngelesSingle Room Supplement
    Jan 10 - Mar 11$3,499$1,100
    Mar 12 - Apr 19$3,699$1,100
    Apr 20 - 28$3,799$1,200
    May 01 - 24$3,599$1,100
    May 26 - Jun 09$3,599$1,100
    Jun 10 - Jul 15$3,799$1,100
    Jul 16 - Dec 09$3,699$1,100
    Dec 10 - 15$3,599$1,100
    Premium Economy Class Upgrade$400 each way
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. A $75 weekend surcharge will apply for each way based on outbound and inbound dates applicable for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Inbound air peak season surcharge of $75.00 per person from Jan 01-08. $50.00 per person, per night surcharge applies for Kyoto hotel stay on all Saturdays, the day before holiday and on following dates Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 20, Apr 28, May 2-5, Jul 14, Aug 10, 11, Sep 15, 22, Oct 13, Nov 2, 3, 22, 2019. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges. Hotel blackout dates and holiday surcharges may apply. (AI87/100518/C-10)

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