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z75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

11 days

Our Exclusive WWII Journey to Japan + Hawaii

Our Engaging Experiences

Revered as the cultural heart of Japan, American military leaders chose not to bomb Kyoto during World War II, sparing the many historic landmarks which you’ll visit with our expert guide.
Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and the Yushukan Museum offer insight into the end of World War II and promise a unique foundation for our later visit to Pearl Harbor.
Delight in the forested mountain landscapes of Hakone National Park and views of Mt. Fuji.
Explore moving chapters of the war as you visit the USS Missouri, the Punchbowl Cemetery, and other sites related to Hawaii’s military history.
Join our specialist guide for the many events being planned for the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
+ Save $1,000 per couple | $500 solo when you pay in full at time of booking until the Fourth of July

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Welcome to Kyoto

After customs, you’ll be transferred to the Granvia Hotel. The balance of this day is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish.


Discover Kyoto c

Out of respect for its stature as the spiritual and cultural heart of their country, American military command chose not to bomb Kyoto during World War II. With our expert guide, you’ll visit many of the landmarks that still grace the city including Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu, a temple founded more than 1,200 years ago in the forested hills above the city. After sightseeing, dine with Geisha and experience one of Japan’s oldest traditions. Meals B+D


Visit Hiroshima c

Board the world-famous Bullet Train for Hiroshima and visit Peace Memorial Park where the Memorial Museum surveys the city’s history and the events of August 6, 1945. Nearby, the A-Bomb Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that provides a tangible link to Hiroshima’s past. Before returning to Kyoto, you’ll also visit the fascinating Yamato Maritime Museum in the city’s Kure port district. Meals B


Bullet Train to Tokyo

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you ride in comfort aboard the Bullet Train to Tokyo. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Tokyo Hilton. Meals B+D


Old + New in Tokyo

After an early breakfast, we’ve arranged for a special tour of the famous Tsukiji Fish Market where you’ll join the city’s best chefs who come daily to procure the freshest seafood. Then join one such master chef to learn the art of preparing restaurantquality sushi! Today’s sightseeing also includes Yasukuni-jinja, which was completed in 1869 as a memorial shrine to the 2.5 million Japanese who have died in war. You’ll also visit the Yushukan Museum, where politically controversial military exhibits are sure to stimulate discussion as you look forward to your visit to Pearl Harbor during its 75th Anniversary. Meals B


Hakone National Park

An unforgettable day unfolds as you ascend to the scenic 5th Station of Mt. Fuji. On a clear day, this site offers wonderful views of Fuji’s nearly-symmetrical peak. Continue to Hakone National Park, beloved for its fragrant pine forests and embark on a cruise across the placid waters of beautiful Lake Ashi. You’ll also ascend Mt. Komagatake by cable car for sweeping views over the region’s forested mountains. Return to Tokyo and enjoy your evening at leisure. Meals B


Fly to Honolulu

You’ll be transferred to Narita International Airport for your nonstop flight to Hawaii. Upon arrival in Honolulu, enjoy a traditional Lei Greeting before we escort you to your oceanview rooms at the deluxe Hyatt Regency Waikiki. Meals B+D


USS Missouri + Punchbowl Cemetery

After breakfast, you’ll meet our specialist guide to begin two days of exclusive exploration, beginning with the Battleship Missouri Memorial. As you tour this 58,000-ton behemoth of a ship, you’ll hear dramatic stories about the last American battleship ever built and the historic events of the Japanese surrender that took place here on its decks. At the nearby Pacific Aviation Museum, set inside two hangars on historic Ford Island, you’ll discover unusual aviation exhibits related to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The buildings themselves still show damage from the events of December 1941. From the waterfront, continue to the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Often referred to as Punchbowl Cemetery, this historic site is set inside a volcanic crater and is the final resting place for thousands of American soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for our nation. Today’s sightseeing ends at Fort DeRussy where the unique exhibits of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii are displayed in a massive concrete structure built in the early 1900’s as part of a coastal defense system. Helicopters, guns and tanks are just some of the artifacts that tell the story of Hawaii’s military history from ancient times through World War II and the Vietnam War. Meals B+L


75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Our special guide will be with us for the full day so that you can participate in all the commemorative events for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The exact schedule of events, visits and activities will be advised as soon as they are available. Meals B+L


Day at Leisure + Luau

This day is yours to enjoy as you wish on Oahu. This evening, you’ll delight in the traditional food, music and dance of a festive and colorful Hawaiian luau! Meals B+D


Depart Honolulu

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your return flight to the Mainland. Meals B


Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Take advantage of our Family & Friends offer and Save $100 per person anytime you book 4 or more people on the same A+R program.