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Japan and Beijing 10 Days 8 Nights

Japan is a country like no other. Experience the essential highlights in The Land of The Rising Sun by visiting Tokyo, Hakone, Mount Fuji area, and Kyoto – with optional tours to the captivating cities of Nara and Osaka. Enjoy Japan´s unique culture, sights, sounds, and cuisine.  Climb Mount Fuji, discover ancient temples, castles and more.  Hop over to Beijing on your way home and discover the heart and soul of China.  This breathtaking journey will refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

Visit :   Tokyo,  Hakone,  Mount Fuji,  Kyoto,  Osaka-Airport,  Beijing
Departure Date:
10/13 , 11/10 , 11/17 , 11/24 , 01/12 , 01/19 , 02/02 , 02/09 , 02/16 , 02/23 , 03/02 , 03/09 , 03/16 , 03/30 , 04/06 , 04/13 , 04/20 , 05/11 , 05/18
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Tour Code : AJB
from $1999
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Day 1  USA-Tokyo

Board an international flight bound for Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

Day 2  Arrival Tokyo Accommodation: Okura Hotel East 21 Tokyo or similar

Upon arrival in Tokyo you will be greeted by our friendly ground crew and guided to our coach bus or the airport shuttle bus to transfer to the hotel.

Day 3  Tokyo (B) Accommodation: Okura Hotel East 21 Tokyo or similar

After breakfast, the half-day Tokyo City Tour begins with a visit to the Imperial Palace Plaza -the current residence of Japan’s Imperial Family. The tour will proceed to Asakusa district where the most famous Buddhist temple Senso-ji is located. Walk along the famous 820-ft long Nakamise shopping street that is the front entrance to the Senso-ji Temple where you can explore the lines of stalls selling different Japanese-styled goods and souvenirs. Nothing else can capture the epitome of an upscale area in Tokyo better than the next locale – the Ginza district – where numerous department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses are located. Reputed to be the most luxurious shopping district in the world, it is here that you can be awed by the flagship stores of leading fashion houses and brands before the bus transport returns to take us back to the hotel. You may also stay and wander in the Ginza district and return to the hotel on your own accord. In the evening, experience Japanese tradition & cuisine by enjoying the optional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner. Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner which balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used and are prepared in ways that aim to enhance their flavor. Dishes are also beautifully arranged and garnished.

Optional Tour : Japan and Beijing Best Seller Value Pack  ( $189 ) Kaiseki Dinner (Min. 5 participants - only available for purchase prior to trip departure date)  ( $99 )

Day 4  Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Lake Kawaguchi (B,D) Accommodation: Tominoko Hotel or similar

Start your early breakfast at hotel before we depart for the road trip to visit Japan’s most sacred and most spectacular mountain – Mount Fuji. Your English-speaking guide will provide you with interesting insights along the way and pending weather permitting conditions, the bus will climb to the 5th station at 7,550 feet above sea level. After the awesome view atop Mount Fuji, enjoy the bird’s eye view of the nearby Odawara and Lake Ashi scenic region via the aerial tram Hakone Ropeway (Due to the Mt. Fuji volcanic eruption risk, Hakone Ropeway has been closed for precautionary purposes until further notice. For 5/21 departures and onward - we will take the Komagadake Ropeway instead). Enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Fuji in the distance on board a cruise on Lake Ashi, a crater lake famous for its views of the famous peak. Lunch will be on your own along one of the many rest stops or service areas on the highways where you can enjoy an abundance of unique eats and snacks that will surprise you. Dinner will be arranged and hosted at the hotel. Admissions Included: Hakone Ropeway, and Lake Ashi Cruise.

Day 5  Mount Fuji Area - Kyoto (B) Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel or similar

Depart the Mount Fuji scenic area after breakfast and proceed with the coach trip to Kyoto. The coach will arrive in Kyoto for an afternoon city tour. The tour will stop at one of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto, the Nijo Castle – once a residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns and a home to the Imperial Court. We will also visit the most popular building in Japan, Kinkaku-ji or the Golden Pavilion which is also a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to see the Kiyomizu Temple or “Clear Water Temple” located on the eastern part of Kyoto that was founded in 778 and reconstructed in 1633 without the use of a single nail. Check into the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Lunch will be on your own along one of the many rest stops or service areas on the highways where you can enjoy some local shopping and an abundance of unique eats and snacks. Admissions Included: Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), and Kiyomizu Temple

Day 6  Kyoto (B) Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel or similar

Enjoy today free day at leisure in Kyoto or take the full-day optional tour to Nara and Osaka where we will visit the famous Great Eastern Temple in Nara and view the world's largest bronze statue of Buddha. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Nara Park before venturing into Japan's most famous Osaka Castle. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Optional Tour : Nara and Osaka Excursion with lunch  ( $80 ) Japan Culture / Gion Corner Entertainment and Dinner  ( $99 )

Day 7  Kyoto - Osaka - Beijing (B) Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar

Board an international flight bound for Beijing, eager to begin our Beijing vacation.

Day 8  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar

Today, we start our Beijing Capital tour with Qianmen Street. Qianmen Street was a commercial and entertainment hub due to its convenient location, connecting the Imperial Palace with other communities in Beijing. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, the street underwent a rejuvenation to restore the streetscape to that of the early 20th. We will continue on to visit the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, also known as the “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. Located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square was once the main gate to the Imperial Palace during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Today, it is home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, we drive by the famed Olympic Site and have a photo stop at Olympic National Stadium (the Bird's Nest), Olympic National Aquatics Center (the Water Cube) and National Center for the Performing Art. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore the home to Ming and Qing emperors, Forbidden City. Comprised of 800 buildings covering 720,000 sq. meters, it is the world's largest palace complex.

**For those purchasing the Forbidden City optional tour - your passport is required for entry.  Please note if your passport does not match the passport on file for your reservation, you will be denied entry at the Forbidden City and your ticket will be nonrefundable**

Optional Tour : Forbidden City (only available for purchase prior to trip departure date**)  ( $28 )

Day 9  Beijing (ABF) Accommodation: Doubletree Hilton Beijing or Similar

Explore Beijing on your own today or join the tour to visit the magnificent Great Wall. The Great Wall is a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from invading the mainland. It stretches an impossible 4000 miles across China's north, covering nine provinces. An enormous undertaking that originally began under Qin Shi Huang (first emperor of China) in 200 B.C., the Great Wall was not completed until the Ming Dynasty in 1640. This morning you have plenty of time to walk along its ancient path and experience part of China's fascinating history. Afterwards, head to Sacred Way leading to the Ming Tombs, which is the best-preserved and most skillfully carved. It was believed that the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, would return to Heaven through this road.

Optional Tour : Great Wall & Sacred Way  ( $49 )

Day 10  Beijing - USA (ABF)

Bid farewell to our Asia trip as you board your flight back home filled with memories to last a lifetime.

     ABF-American Breakfast        B-Breakfast        L-Lunch        D-Dinner
*We reserve the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary,withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the tour's operation.
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