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Simply Affordable Japan (2019 Itinerary)

7 days

7 Day Independent Tour

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Independent Discoveries for Our World Travelers

+ Tailor this trip to your own style with our choice of terrific hotels.
+ Thrill to the high-speed comfort of the famous Bullet Train as you travel from Tokyo to Kyoto.
+ Past and present come to life as you discover centuries-old temples in Japan’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.
+ Enjoy more of Japan with our signature flexibility... Add extra nights in either or both cities and choose from our available guided excursions to Nikko National Park, beautiful Hakone, and Nara - the ancient capital of Japan.
+ Includes 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites c

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You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to the comfortable coach that will take you to your choice of hotel in the heart of the capital.

Join our English-speaking guide to ascend Tokyo Tower for terrific views over this sweeping metropolis. Get a glimpse into the personal lives of the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace Plaza and drive through Akihabara Electric Town. Then stroll through the colorful Nakamise Arcade to visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest in the city. Sightseeing ends downtown at Tokyo Station, where dining and shopping options abound.
Meals B

This entire day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Step out from your city-center hotel to enjoy sightseeing, dining and shopping at your own pace. If you prefer an organized excursion, our full-day tour to Nikko National Park includes the fabulous Toshogu Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the enchanting natural beauty of this forested mountain region. 
Meals B

Travel at startling speeds in safety and comfort aboard the world-famous Bullet Train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, transfer to your choice of hotel in the center of town. Or add our overnight trip to Hakone National Park.
Meals B

Enter the age of the Shoguns as you tour Nijo Castle, built in 1603 for the first Shogun of the Edo Period. Then delight in the gardens and meticulously landscaped grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the sprawling residence of Japan’s royal family until 1868 when the capital moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. End your sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji; nestled in a forest on the banks of a tranquil pond, this historic landmark is covered in gold leaf. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy as you wish.
Meals B

The day is yours to experience more of this cultured city at your own pace. You can also join an available guided excursion to Nara, Japan’s ancient capital.
Meals B


Sayonara, Japan

Step aboard the comfortable airport limousine coach for your trip to the airport.
Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Add on Hakone National Park

On Day 4, ride up the slopes of Mt. Fuji, cruise on Lake Ashi and overnight at a hot springs resort in the National Park. From $799.

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Private Tour Add-Ons

Be a Beijing Insider

This Private Tour just for your traveling party includes your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, 5 meals and extensive sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

Hong Kong Insider

Enhance your travels through China and Asia with our signature Hong Kong Insider. We include your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, chauffeured transfers when you come and go, and our exclusive Hong Kong Insider sightseeing tour.

Japan MapSearch

Save $1,000 Per Couple
+ $500 Solo

Pay in full at time of booking.

Add Our Chauffeured Services  

Delight in the convenience of chauffeured transfers whenever you come and go, and the services of a personal car and driver for your Tokyo and Kyoto private city tours. From $950 per person.

Add Beautiful Hakone  

On Day 4, ride up the slopes of Mt. Fuji, cruise on Lake Ashi and overnight at a hot springs resort in the National Park.
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Date RangeFromAvailabilityDeparture Note
11/5/2019 - 11/30/2019$3,299Available
Superior First Class Accommodations$3,299Available
Deluxe Accommodations$3,499Available
Luxury Accommodations$8,499Available
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12/1/2019 - 12/22/2019$3,099Available
Superior First Class Accommodations$3,099Available
Deluxe Accommodations$3,299Available
Luxury Accommodations$8,499Available
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Book Your Air

Ask about international air service, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

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