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2017 Summer Japan Adventure

June 1 -  10, 2017 (10 days and 8 nights)

Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of Kobayashi Travel Service

$100 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
(deposit must be made by 01/1/2017)

Narita, Tokyo (2 Nights), Tokyo Sky Tree, Tsukiji Fish Market, Ameyokocho, Hakone (1 night), Lake Ashino-ko Boat Cruise, Mt. Komagatake Ropeway, Greenpia Makinohara Tea Factory, Nagoya (1 night), Nagoya Castle, Nabana No Sato, Iga-ryu Ninja Hakubutsukan, Kyoto (2 Nights), Arashiyama, Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Bamboo Grove, Japanese Dango Hands-on Experience, Maiko Dance Performance, Nara, Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha), Somen Making Hands-on-Experience, Osaka (2 nights),Umeda Sky Building, Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium, Wax Food Sample Hands-on-Experience, Dotombori, Santa Maria Cruise on Osaka Bay, Kansai

TWIN RATE:
$ 3,875 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
$ 575 per person
LAND ONLY:
$ 3,075 per person
 
(Individual arrangements to meet group are not included)
 

Thursday, June 1 (Day 01)
HONOLULU TO NARITA
Our tour commences this morning when we assemble at the Japan Airlines check-in lobby #5 at the Honolulu Airport for baggage check-in procedures. We will depart Honolulu for Narita International Airport. Lunch and a snack will be served on board the flight.

Friday, June 2 (Day 02)
ARRIVE NARITA - TOKYO (D)
We'll arrive Narita Airport in the early afternoon and after completing entry and customs formalities, we'll transfer to our hotel in Tokyo to check-in for two nights. A welcome dinner is planned for you this evening.

Accommodations at SUNSHINE CITY PRINCE HOTEL or similar

Saturday, June 3 (Day 03)
TOKYO (B)(L)
Tsukiji Fish MarketEnjoy a full day of sightseeing in this exciting metropolitan city. Subject to confirmation, we'll visit Tokyo Sky Tree, the second tallest structure in the world. The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kanto region. The observatory on the top features a spiral glass-covered sky walk and offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding areas (weather permitting). We'll visit the outer marketplace of Tsukiji Fish Market consisting of several blocks of small retail shops and restaurants located along narrow lanes. You can find many food-related merchandise including a nice selection of kitchen knives and an abundance of fresh and dried seafood. Enjoy a shopping adventure at Ameyokocho, a busy and exciting district with many indoor and outdoor vendors offering a variety of food products and various merchandise at discounted prices. Dinner will be on your own this evening. A nice selection of restaurants are available to select from in the mall located adjacent to the hotel.

Accommodations at SUNSHINE CITY PRINCE HOTEL or similar

Sunday, June 4 (Day 04)
TOKYO - HAKONE - MT. FUJI - HAKONE (B)(D)
Lake Ashi no koWe'll travel to Hakone, a mountainous region noted as one of Japan's most popular hot spring resorts with its volcanic hot springs and natural beauty. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Ashino-ko, a serene crater lake formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone, offering a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting). Mt. Komagatake is a 1357-meter high lava dome created by a Hakone volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Enjoy a scenic ride on the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway to the top of the mountain to view the Hakone mountains and Lake Ashinoko and Suruga Bay. We'll continue on to spend the night in Hakone, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, famous for its hot springs, natural beauty, and a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji. Dinner will be provided for you this evening at the hotel.

Accommodations at AURA TACHIBANA or similar

Monday, June 5 (Day 05)
HAKONE - SHIZUOKA - NAGOYA (B)(D)
Our journey continues on to Shizuoka, capital city of Shizuoka prefecture - noted as the largest tea producing region in Japan. We'll enjoy a guided tour of the Greenpia Makinohara Tea Factory to learn about the interesting process of tea production, including a close-up view of tea plants growing in the fields. The shop has a nice variety of tea and tea-related products available for purchase. Samples of their delicious tea will also be available for you to taste. Our drive through Shizuoka prefecture along the scenic coastline of Suruga Bay and the Pacific Ocean provides a beautiful view of Fuji-san and the southern Japan Alps. We'll continue on to spend the night in Nagoya, Japan's fourth largest city and capital of Aichi prefecture. Dinner will be provided for you this evening.

Accommodations at NAGOYA TOKYU HOTEL or similar

Tuesday, June 6 (Day 06)
NAGOYA - KYOTO (B)(D)
Nagoya CastleThis morning, we'll visit Nagoya Castle, one of the largest and greatest castles in the country, constructed on the orders of Ieyasu Tokugawa of the Owari branch. One of the main features of the castle are the kinshachi (golden dolphins) adorning the main ridge of the castle roof, signifying prosperity. We'll continue on to Kuwana city in Mie Prefecture to visit Nabana No Sato, a beautiful floral garden noted as one of the best known attractions in the prefecture. The garden is divided into various sections dedicated to a variety of seasonal flowers such as begonias and roses. We'll travel to the city of Iga to visit the Iga-ryu Ninja Hakubutsukan, a small museum dedicated to the history of the ninja and ninjutsu. The museum's collection includes ancient ninjutsu writings, audiovisuals, models, and extensive displays of the tools, weaponry and techniques employed by ninja. The museum also features a model village with tours and demonstrations. We'll continue on to spend two nights in Kyoto, formerly the Imperial capital of Japan. Dinner will be provided for you this evening.

Accommodations at HOTEL NEW MIYAKO KYOTO or similar

Wednesday, June 7 (Day 07)
KYOTO - ARASHIYAMA - KYOTO (B)
We'll travel to Arashiyama, a picturesque district located in the western outskirts of Kyoto, noted as a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. The name Arashiyama also refers to the mountain across the Oi River which forms a backdrop to the district. Many shops, restaurants, and other attractions are located in the area including Tenryuji Temple, one of Kyoto's five great Zen temples. One of the main attraction in Arashiyama is to visit the Sagano Bamboo Grove, noted as one of the most beautiful bamboo forests in Japan. The groves are particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth. The sound of the wind in the forest has been voted as one of "one-hundred-must-be-preserved-sounds-of Japan" by the Japanese government. We'll return to Kyoto city and enjoy a hands-on-experience to make yatsuhashi (cinnamon-flavored steamed rice cakes with red bean paste filling), a delicious Japanese confectionery. Enjoy a Maiko Dance Performance after you complete your hands-on session. Dinner will be on your own this evening to try some local-style cuisine at one of the restaurants in the train station or at the mall located nearby our hotel.

Accommodations at HOTEL NEW MIYAKO KYOTO or similar

Thursday, June 8 (Day 08)
KYOTO - NARA - OSAKA (B)(L)
Todaiji Temple NaraThis morning, we'll travel to the ancient city of Nara, located at the northern end of the Yamato Plain - a fertile valley where members of the Yamato clan rose to power as the original emperors of Japan. On arrival, we'll visit the Todai-ji Temple Complex, a magnificent Buddhist temple in Nara-koen - a park that is home to many sacred deer roaming freely about. The Daibutsu-den (Hall of the Great Buddha) located within the Todai-ji Temple Complex is considered the largest wooden structure in the world and home to the Daibutsu, an enormous bronze statue of Buddha, perhaps the most famous sight in Nara. Within the hall is a large wooden pillar with a hole at its base and local tradition has it that those who pass through the opening will find their way to an afterlife of paradise. After a lunch break, we'll enjoy a somen-making hands-on-experience. We'll continue on to spend two nights in exciting Osaka - Japan's third largest city. On arrival, we'll visit the Umeda Sky Building, a spectacular high rise building located in the Kita district of Osaka - also known as the "New Umeda City". The building consists of two main towers connected with each other by the 'Floating Garden Observatory' on the 39th floor, offering a breathtaking view of the city. Dinner will be on your own this evening to try some of the local specialties of Osaka.

Accommodations at SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL OSAKA or similar

Friday, June 9 (Day 09)
OSAKA (B)(D)
Wax food samples are displayed at many of the windows and display cases outside of restaurants as an example of what the food actually looks like. Enjoy a fun hands-on-experience to make wax food samples in Dotonbori, a busy district alongside Dotonbori Canal in the Namba ward of Osaka. The area is also well-known for its restaurants, neon lights, and exciting night life. Enjoy a relaxing bay cruise for a complete tour of Osaka Bay on the Santa Maria, a replica of the sailing ship used by Columbus when he discovered America. Appreciate the view of the city from a different perspective, passing by some of Osaka's major sightseeing spots. This afternoon, we'll visit Kaiyukan Aquarium, one of Japan's most spectacular aquariums located in the Tempozan Harbor Village in the bay area of Osaka. Marine life is displayed in 15 tanks, each one representing a specific region of the Pacific Rim. The central tank represents the Pacific Ocean and is home to a whale shark, the aquarium's main attraction. Dinner will be provided for you this evening at a local restaurant.

Accommodations at SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL OSAKA or similar

Saturday, June 10 (Day 10)
OSAKA TO KANSAI TO HONOLULU (B)
The day is at your leisure for your own activities. In the late afternoon, we'll transfer to the Kansai International Airport to check-in for our evening flight to Honolulu, arriving in the morning on the same day due to the crossing of the International Date Line. A late meal will be served on board the flight.

 

 Map of Tour Itinerary

The tour price is based on double occupancy and a minimum group size of 20 passengers. Fare adjustment may apply for groups of 20 or under. The rate is based on tariffs and exchange rates effective 9/1/16. Tour fare is subject to change according to any airfare increase, increase in government taxes, additional fuel surcharges and fluctuation of the rate of exchange between U.S. and foreign currency. In the event of revaluation, the land portion of the tour price may be adjusted prior to your final statement.

Land portion based on 110 Yen = $1.00 U.S


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