Tokyo & Kyoto of One Mind

Tokyo & Kyoto

Overview

TOUR CODE: TYOKYO

Distinguish how age-old Japanese customs blend flawlessly into contemporary life as you journey through the sophisticated whirlwind of Tokyo & culturally exquisite Kyoto. You will visit Japan’s most significant sites including imperial pagodas and palaces, gleaming towers and experience Japanese aesthetic that’s silent but forceful.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare on Singapore Airlines from Los Angeles
  • Round-trip Hikari bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • 3 nights in a Standard Room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tokyo
  • 3 nights in a Standard Room at the New Miyako Hotel or similar in Kyoto
  • Half-day Tokyo City Tour
  • Half-day Kyoto City Tour
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers by airport limousine bus in Tokyo
  • All taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges

Itinerary

DAY 01

DEPART HOMETOWN/TOKYO

Board your flight to Tokyo.

DAY 02

ARRIVE TOKYO

Upon arrival in Narita Airport, present your airport limousine bus coupons to the airport limousine bus counter at the airport arrival hall for your transfer to your hotel for check in.

DAY 03

TOKYO CITY TOUR

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/KYOTO

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.

(Remarks: One day before, your train tickets to Kyoto will be delivered at the hotel in Tokyo. You may leave your luggage at the bell desk and bring a light carry-on to Kyoto for your convenience)

DAY 05

KYOTO CITY TOUR

A morning Kyoto city tour shows the historical Nijo Castle, once the home to the Tokugawa Shogun. Wandering such grounds will not only give you a greater appreciation for the Japanese’s holistic approach to aesthetics. Here, every angle and every sight line have been considered and provoke reflection but for how carefully they maintain their treasures. Visit the magnificent Kinkakuji Temple, built in 1397 as a residence for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The structure was completely covered in gold leaf, earning it the name Golden Pavilion. Continue to Kyoto Imperial Palace where you will gain exclusive access to the  former residence of the Emperor of Japan, which oversaw many important functions until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869 (Imperial Palace closes on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays. We will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead.). The afternoon is free to explore the city at your own pace. For those who are intrigued by the charm of a geisha, visit Gion district a collection of streets defined by its old wooden buildings, teahouses and exclusive Japanese restaurants. Spend an hour wandering the area and chances are you’ll glimpse a geisha or two shuffling between teahouses in their cumbersome zori sandals and exquisite kimono.

DAY 06

KYOTO

Today is free to plan your own activities, perhaps visit nearby modern areas such as department stores, restaurants, shopping arcades or theaters.  On the other hand, old temples, for example, Higashi-Hongan-ji, Nishi-Hongan-ji and To-ji, also dot the area, providing an oasis in the city, with remnants of the old city and resting places for the people of Kyoto. We also offer an optional excursion to the rural atmosphere of Saga-Arashiyama. With Mt. Arashiyama as the backdrop, take a morning walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove, visiting Zen temples along the way. One of them, Tenryuji, is considered Kyoto’s best Zen temple. Marvel at Togetsu Bridge, Saga-Arashiyama’s landmark, and visit the many shops and cafes in the area.

DAY 07

KYOTO/TOKYO

Take a 5-minute walk (New Miyako Hotel) or take the hotel shuttle bus to your hotel (Rihga Royal Hotel) to Kyoto train station for your bullet train to Tokyo. Upon arrival at Tokyo station, transfer by JR Chuo-train Rapid service train to Shinjuku station. Complimentary hotel shuttle bus service is available from Shinjuku station to your hotel. Reserve your departure airport limousine bus transfer at your hotel bell desk (Limousine bus coupon is required).

DAY 08

TOKYO DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2019Los AngelesSingle Room Supplement
    May 09 - Jun 09$2,099$700
    Jun 10 - Jul 15$2,199$700
    Jul 16 - Sep 29$2,099$700
    Sep 30 - Nov 15$2,199$700
    Nov 16 - Dec 19$2,049$650
    Premium Economy Class Upgrade (L)From $400 each way
    Hyatt Regency Hotel black-out dates: Oct 13-19, 2019
    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. A surcharge of $50.00 per person, per night applies for Kyoto hotel stay on all Saturdays and the day before holiday, and on following dates 2018: Oct 7, Nov 2 & 22, Dec 23 and 2019: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 20, Apr 28, May 02-05, Jul 14, Aug 10-11, Sep 15, 22, Oct 13, Nov 2, 3 & 22. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges. (SQN/88/093018/C10)

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