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Travel to Japan has never been better.

Travel to Japan has never been better.

Let Kobayashi Travel Service make your trip a memorable one.  Our helpful and courteous agents are just a call away.

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2019 Hokkaido Ice & Snow Winter Festivals

2019 Hokkaido Ice & Snow Winter Festivals

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2019 Spring Okinawa & Circle Shikoku

2019 Spring Okinawa & Circle Shikoku

March 18 - 29, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2019 Spring Tokaido Odyssey #2

2019 Spring Tokaido Odyssey #2

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2019 Spring Circle Kyushu

2019 Spring Circle Kyushu

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2019 Spring Nihon Kai

2019 Spring Nihon Kai

April 4 - 17, 2019 (14 days and 12 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2019 Tohoku Ohanami

2019 Tohoku Ohanami

April 15 - 26, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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The Three Famous Castles of Japan

The Three Famous Castles of Japan

Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures…

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2019 Deep in Hokkaido

2019 Deep in Hokkaido

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2019 Summer Hokkaido

2019 Summer Hokkaido

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We do more than just arrange tour groups; make reservations on your next trip to Las Vegas; or your inter-island airfare to visit.  We strive to provide you with information both on our website as well as through our staff that will benefit you when traveling.

In this section, you can find information on travel destinations; general conditions for our escorted tours; Japan Rail Pass information with more information always being added.

If you have a question, please feel free to contact us.  Contact us now>>

1.  Reservations shall be made through our staffs or your travel agents; please book as early as possible for each group has limited space.

2.   A deposit of $300 per person (check payment) is required at the time of booking; the balance of payment is due 60 days prior to departure. In case of balance of payment not made within the above required period of time, the Grande Holiday reserve the right to cancel reservations and charge some service fee for cancellation,

3.    Cancellation Policy

Written notice is required 60 days prior to departure for any cancellation; within 60 days before departure the cancellation fee will be as follows:

59-31 days prior to departure, $300 per person;

30-15 days prior to departure, 50% of total price. Plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation, like the Yangtze River cruise fare.

14 days prior to departure or withdraw during the tour shall be regarded as willingly give-up of all rights concerned, 100% of total price, and request for other service as substitute shall not be accepted.

 1.     Air transportation: We reserve the right to choose any major carriers for round-trip group rate ticket on economy class, with departure from U.S.A.

2.     Hotels: Costs are based on two people sharing a twin-bedded room. For persons requiring a single room, the supplement cost is shown. Requirement for single room should be indicated when making reservations and payment of single supplement should be made.

3.     Meals: three meals a day either at hotel, local restaurant or onboard flight, train or ship.

4.     Sightseeing: Tours as indicated in itinerary. If circumstances dictate the weather, time, safety, political factors or others), alternative program will be arranged.

5.     Entrance fee: entrance tickets of places of interests and some visit included as indicated in itinerary.
 
1.    Personal expenses, like phone bills, laundry, alcohol, drinks, spring water, mails, insurance, visa fee, excessive weight of luggage, etc.
2.    Additional activities or programs excluded in itinerary.
3.    U.S. and foreign airport taxes/charges, tips to national/ local tour guides and drivers.

4.    Costs caused by weather, strike, blocked or delayed transportation or other causes beyond human control, shall be shared by all tour group members.

1.         Tour itinerary indicated is specially produced by the Grande Holiday. The Grande Holiday will make its all-best efforts to complete the itinerary. Within China all the travel arrangement including board and lodging, sightseeing, transportation (coach, train, ships and flight) will be operated and accordingly finalized by local tour company, the Grande Holiday will not be responsible for any changes that may arise.

2.         All the airlines, coach companies and hotels have their respective regulations of travel safety, and they will be responsible for customers directly. Should a delay in transportation, loss or damage of luggage, unforeseen accidents or the like arise, it will be solved in accordance with the rules and regulations of the relevant company, and the Grande Holiday will not be responsible in such occurrence.

3.  For the interests of tour group and all its participants, the tour leader or the representative of Grande Holiday reserves the right to cancel the tour of any persons who have hindered the activities and benefits of the tour group; provided an unused portion of the tour of the involved person(s) exists, it shall be calculated and refunded when back to the United States. Once the persons leave the tour group, the Grande Holiday will not be responsible for their conduct.

4.     A tour group with Escorted guide from Hawaii will move with a minimum of fifteen persons; Grande Holiday will notify all participants any change of departure date or refund tour fee with no interest 14 days prior to departure. Only the Visa fee will not be refunded.
 
1.    Tour prices are subject to change. The Grande Holiday reserves the right to adjust the listed prices prior to departure for any reasons like increased costs or exchange rate of foreign currency. However, Grande Holiday will not adjust prices once the tour has been confirmed and all the tour fees have been made.
2.       Two people share a twin-bedded room in hotels. Single room supplement will be charged should a late booking is made and a sharing room can not be arranged.
3,       All participants must carry valid passport, visa or other travel documents; even though, Grande Holiday will not be responsible in case an entry can not be allowed for personal reasons by the immigration or custom service; all tour fees will not be refundable and transferable.
4.       Airline regulation entitles each trans-Pacific economy passenger to two check-in suitcases and one carry-on bag that will fit beneath the seat. Dimensions vary from carrier to carrier, Please check directly with the appropriate carrier for your journey. For economy air travel within the Orient, the allowance for check-in baggage is a total of 44 pounds per passenger. In all instances (rail and cruise travel) baggage handling is restricted to 1 suitcase plus carry-on. We recommend that each passenger travel with only one suitcase and one carry-on bag. Excessive number, size, or weight of luggage may result in your inconvenience and/or a surcharge.
 

Travelers and agents often ask about the difference between Ordinary (coach) and Green (first class) cars.

The following are some basics.

1. Reserved seats are available in both classes on long-distance trains. Green Cars are reserved only, while Ordinary class has both reserved and non-reserved cars. With Japan Rail Pass reserved seats are available without charge in the appropriate class.

2. Green Cars do offer wider seats, more leg room and more luggage space, but the difference in comfort is not as extreme as with many airlines. Green Cars may have small amenities like tea or hot towel service but there are no special meals served. In general, passengers who wish to use Ordinary will not find it uncomfortable.

3. To upgrade from Ordinary to Green on individual trains when using a Japan Rail Pass the passenger must pay not only the Green Surcharge but also the Express Surcharge which thus becomes a kind of ‘penalty’. Such upgrading is generally not recommended.

4. Some trains, such as the Railstar service between Osaka and Hakata, or the new Kyushu Shinkansen offer only Ordinary seating which is somewhat roomier than the usual Ordinary seats.

information provide by JNTO (NY): 5/30/2008

 

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Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures to rise to the top. Japan is well known throughout the world for its castles. Amongst both Japanese and foreigners, the “Three Famous Castles” of Japan are places that you must visit while in Japan. The “Three Famous Castles” of Japan are the Himeji Castle in Hyogo...
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The northern island of Hokkaido is sometimes viewed as a country in itself. Although, there is no disputing that it is part of Japan, Hokkaido is also so much different when it comes to its people and even its food.   You can find many food items as you normally would find in the main island of Honshu but Hokkaido has developed several “regional” delicacies which you must make part of...
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