Japan Highlights 12 Days - USA Departure


Hiroshima - Himeji - Kobe - Osaka - Nara - Kyoto - Mt Fuji - Tokyo

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U$9,899.00+ U$12,499.00

  • Tour Code: USJH12
  • Days: 12 Day(s)
  • Departing From: New York (all airports) Los Angeles Las Vegas San Francisco Toronto Land Only Boston Chicago Seattle Houston Washington, D.C. Detroit Denver Dallas Phoenix Philadelphia Miami San Diego San Antonio Portland Oregon Atlanta Austin Charlotte Memphis Oklahoma City Milwaukee Sacramento San Jose Orlando Fort Lauderdale New Orleans Tampa
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    ☆ Stay Three Nights In Tokyo Shinjuku Area
    ☆ Itsukushima Shrine-UNESCO World Heritage in Hiroshima.
    ☆ Himeji Castle-The only UNESCO World Heritage castle in Japan.
    ☆ Admire the elegant landmark of Osaka Castle Garden.
    ☆ Marvel at the deer of Nara Deer Park as the frolic in the open.
    ☆ Stroll through Kyoto with a visit to one of Japan"s best-known shrines- the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
    ☆ Climb the magnificent Mt Fuji of the worlds" most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites



  • Service Language: English
  • Better to Book Before: 30 Day(s)
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OVERVIEW

ALL PRICES ARE IN USD

DEPOSIT POLICY:

Full Payment is Required at the Time of Booking.

Optional program and Upgrades:

Since the seats are limited, we recommend you to choose optional and extension programs at the time of booking.

Group Size:

 10 - 40 Each Departure Date.

Flight Choice:

☆ Regular Flight: We are trying to put you on a direct flight. If this is not possible, you will take flights with moderate layover time: + U$0

☆ Express Flight: We are trying to put you on a direct flight. If this is not possible, you will take flights with limited layover time of less than 6 hours each way

     Price: U$499/person

☆ Swift Flight: You will take a direct flight with no layover guaranteed (if there is (an) direct flight(s) service already existing between your departure gateway and the arrival gateway of your destination country)

     Price: U$699/person

 Business Class Flight Upgrade: U$6000 /person

HIGHLIGHTS:
☆ Stay Three Nights In Tokyo Shinjuku Area
☆ Itsukushima Shrine-UNESCO World Heritage in Hiroshima.
☆ Himeji Castle-The only UNESCO World Heritage castle in Japan.
☆ Admire the elegant landmark of Osaka Castle Garden.
☆ Marvel at the deer of Nara Deer Park as the frolic in the open.
☆ Stroll through Kyoto with a visit to one of Japan"s best-known shrines- the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
☆ Climb the magnificent Mt Fuji of the worlds" most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites
☆ Enjoy the city tour in Tokyo with shopping at the Nakamise Shopping Street

*Late March to early April is historically the best time to view cherry blossoms, but we can’t guarantee that they will flower on these dates as they are highly seasonal and subject to climatic conditions.
*From June to August, it is the best time to view fresh spring greens and enjoy the warm climate.
*The end of Oct through early Nov is the best time to see crimson leaves in Autumn.
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ITINERARY

Day 1: USA/CANADA TO HIROSHIMA

Fly to Hiroshima from USA/Canada.

**depends on your departure city, you may have to depart from your departure city 1 day earlier than the itinerary departure date. 

Day 2: HIROSHIMA ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Hiroshima Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel.

*Please note that while we are doing our best to accommodate early arrivals, hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 pm. Baggage storage can be arranged at the hotel. Take the rest of the day to rest up.

Day 3: HIROSHIMA (FREE DAY OR JOIN OUR OPTIONAL TOUR)

Hiroshima Optional One Day Tour With Authentic Local Cuisine Lunch ($159/pp, MIN 10 PAX up)

Drive to Miyajimaguchi for a short cruise to Miyajima to see the Itsukushima Shrine】- a UNESCO World Heritage site that at high tide, appears to be floating on water. Continue to Hiroshima with a stop at Peace Memorial Park, located near the epicentre of the first atomic bomb. Gaze in wonder at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome), the only original structure left standing in the area. A stop will be made at【Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum】, featuring exhibitions of items related to the atomic bomb.  

Day 4: HIROSHIMA - HIMEJI

Today your traditional Japan tour will start from Kurashiki Bikan area. Travel to Himeji, a stop will be made atKurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. With its scenic canals lined with weeping willows, Edo-period gardens, and historic merchant houses, the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter offers an authentic feel of the old Japan in the heart of one of the oldest merchant towns. Following Kurashiki, we will drive to Okayama city, have a visit to the Okayam Kourakuen Garden. The Korakuen Garden in Okayama is rated as one of the top 3 gardens in Japan. That’s high praise in a country with so much natural beauty and so many highly prized gardens. Then drive to the hotel in the Himeji area.  

Day 5: HIMEJI/KOBE/OSAKA (OPTIONAL: JAPANESE WAGYU BEEF LUNCH)

Today we will have a visit to【Himeji Castle, (the World Heritage) in the early morning, relatively less crowded at that time of the day. With a shining white exterior, Himeji Castle boasts great popularity with Japanese and international tourists for its elegant appearance. Beginning with the keep, the largest building on the grounds, Himeji Castle features various highlights like the massive Hishinomon Gate and the Nishinomaru Garden. Nishinomaru Garden offers a prominent view of the keep, making it a perfect photo spot. Himeji Castle has ticket control policy and entering the Castle is not guaranteed. This afternoon we will drive to Kobe, a well prosperous country, very modern with great harmony to tradition, and it is also a fashionable city in Japan, you will have a romantic time at the Harborland. Have a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a beautiful view of Kobe tower. You can also walk around in the Nakamichi China town. Then drive to the hotel in the Osaka.   

Optional:  Japanese Wagyu Beef Lunch:($229 /pp, MIN 10 PAX up)

Day 6: OSAKA - NARA - KYOTO

After breakfast, explore the 【Osaka Castle Garden 】, surrounded by greenery, the garden commands a splendid view of the castle tower and the stone wall surrounding the moat. The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the sixteenth century. Later, enjoy some free time in Shinsaibashi, the prime shopping area in Osaka.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to the city of Nara, which was the first capital city of Japan. Make a    special visit  to【Nara Deer Park】, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure.
Later this afternoon, you will be transferred to Kyoto. Today's highlight is famous 【 Fushimi Inari Shrine 】, with a history tracing back to the 8th century, Fushimi Inari Taisha is the headquarters of the some 30,000 Inari shrines around the country. Located on and around Mt. Inari, the shrine complex is comprised of easily accessible worship halls at the base of the mountain connected via vermilion torii gate-lined paths winding up the heavily wooded heights to more remote inner shrines and surprises that require some hiking to reach.

Day 7: KYOTO

Free day at leisure.

Recommended Options:
Kyoto City In-Depth Tours with Authentic Local Cusine Lunch
【USD 199 Per Person】
Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), a UNESCO Heritage Listed Site.
Kiyomizu-dera, with over 1200 years of history. It is one of the signature World Heritage sites in Kyoto.
Nijō Castle, a flatland castle, and one of Kyoto's most popular and impressive sights.
Gion Walking Tour, feel the history of Gion as you walk, and see Kyoto's famous maiko!

Day 8: KYOTO - MT FUJI AREA - LAKE YAMANAKAKO

After breakfast depart on a full day of sightseeing. Marvel at the natural wonders surrounding 【Mount Fuji】 and enjoy splendid views on this day tour. In the afternoon, visit the sight of eight ponds formed from the melted snow of Mount Fuji at Oshino Hakka, and followed by a 【Lake Yamanaka- ko Cruise】 to witness stirring panoramas of Mt Fuji. 【Oshino Hakkai】 is a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino, a small village in the Fuji Five Lake region, located between【Lake Kawaguchiko】 and 【Lake Yamanakako 】 on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several hundred years ago. The eight ponds are fed by snowmelt from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji that filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in crystal clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Have lunch independently during a stop along your travels today, be sure to take this opportunity to try some of Japan’s unique cuisine. Conclude your busy day with a relaxing stay at your hotel in Fuji Five Lakes Area.

Day 9: HAKONE/KANAGAWA - TOKYO

After breakfast, you will transfer to the beautiful capital city of Tokyo, which is the world’s most populous metropolitan area and hosts the highest number of Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide. It consists of 23 central city wards which are all self-governing. Tokyo is a great mix of old and new, featuring many historical temples and beautiful gardens as well as monumental skyscrapers and entertainment for all ages. The tour will include a visit to the Imperial Palace, known as 【 Edo Castle 】, which was constructed in 1457. Imperial Palace Plaza is located in the center of Tokyo, immersed in natural beauty by the surrounding trees, flowers, and moats, and the building is home to the Emperor of Japan. Then head to Asakusa Kannon Temple, also known as Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century and the oldest temple in Japan. The tour will conclude with a trip to the famous Nakamise shopping street, where you can find traditional Japanese food, souvenirs, and novelty items.

Day 10: TOKYO

Enjoy a free day in Tokyo to explore this dynamic capital city, where over 11 million people live, making the population one of the largest in the world.

Alternatively, you may want to join an optional tour:
Tokyo City Highlight Tours with Authentic Local Cusine Lunch
【USD 199 Per Person】
Odaiba Seaside Park, set on the banks of Tokyo Bay, with great views of the city skyline.
Tsukiji Market, one of Japan’s most iconic places to visit, and a must for food and market lovers.
Meiji Jingu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken.
Shibuya Crossing, famous for being the busiest crossing in the world, the Shibuya Scramble is top of most people’s must-see list in Tokyo.
Kabukichō, it is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku.

Day 11: TOKYO

Free day at leisure.

Day 12: TOKYO TO HOMETOWN

Today, passengers will take own transportation to the Airport concluding your unforgettable journey of Japan.


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Included:

1) Round-trip international flight from Los Angeles to Japan for NO additional charge

The following departure cities are available for an additional charge:

Additional U$500/person
San Francisco / San Jose / Seattle 
Additional U$500/person
Oklahoma City / Phoenix / Portland (OR) / Sacramento / San Antonio / San Diego / Las Vegas
Additional U$700/person

New York / Atlanta / Charlotte / Detroit / Memphis / Miami / Orlando / Fort Lauderdale / Milwaukee / Austin / Dallas / Denver / Philadelphia / Washington D.C. / Boston / Chicago / Houston

Land-only package without round-trip international flight ticket: minus U$200/person

2) Ground transportation between the cities ( BY BUS )

3) Hand-picked value or premium hotel accommodations with daily ABF (Based on ratings by booking.com / TripAdvisor / Expedia)

4) Sightseeing admission fees as listed on the agenda

5) Food as specified on the itinerary (B-breakfast L-lunch D-dinner X-no meal) 

Please note that if the flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by the airline.

6) Special cultural programs as specified in the schedule

7) Professional English speaking local tour expert

8) All tax and fuel surcharge

Excluded:

1. Travel insurance
2. Any personal expenses
3. Tour Extensions and Optional program
4. A Mandatory Service Charge & Tipping USD 290 /person is required and payable by Credit Card Before Depart.
5. Single supplement USD 1199.

Optional Features

Flight Choice:

☆ Regular Flight: We are trying to put you on a direct flight. If this is not possible, you will take flights with moderate layover time: + U$0

☆ Express Flight: We are trying to put you on a direct flight. If this is not possible, you will take flights with limited layover time of less than 6 hours each way

     Price: U$499/person

☆ Swift Flight: You will take a direct flight with no layover guaranteed (if there is (an) direct flight(s) service already existing between your departure gateway and the arrival gateway of your destination country)

     Price: U$699/person

 Business Class Flight Upgrade: U$6000 /person

Optional Program: 【Minimum guarantee of 10 ppl

* Select your optional packages while you are in Japan and pay to the local tour guide.

- Day 03: Hiroshima one day tour with Authentic Local Cuisine Lunch ($159/pp, MIN 10 PAX up)

- Day 05: Japanese Wagyu Beef Lunch ($229/pp, MIN 10 PAX up)

- Day 07: Kyoto City In-Depth Tours with Authentic Local Cuisine Lunch ($199/pp, MIN 10 PAX up)

- Day 10: Tokyo City Highlight Tours with Authentic Local Cuisine Lunch ($199/pp, MIN 10 PAX up)

Stay Like A Local-Extensions:-(Choose before the trip):

1) Tokyo 1 Nights Hotel and flight extension(No drop off service)

                 Price: USD$1399

                 Single Supplement: USD$1399

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

                 *3-4 star hotel accommodations with daily ABF

2) Tokyo 2 Nights Hotel and flight extension(No drop off service)

                 Price: USD$1599

                 Single Supplement: USD$1599

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

                 *3-4 star hotel accommodations with daily ABF

3) Return Flight Extension-3 DAYS(No drop off service)

                 Price: USD$1299

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

4) Return Flight Extension-5 DAYS(No drop off service)

                 Price: USD$1399

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

Visa

【JAPAN DOES NOT REQUIRE A VISA FOR USA, CANADA & MEXICO PASSPORT HOLDERS.】 


Visit the "IATA Travel Centre" for detailed information on country-specific passport, visa and health requirements:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements.htm


More about Travel Documents

*It is your responsibility to ensure that you- and any child travelling with you- have all the valid travel documents necessary to enter in, exit from or transit through, each country/region on your itinerary. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

*Your passport should be valid for six months beyond your date of return. Passport must be in good condition: passport damaged beyond normal wear and tear will not be accepted.

*Consult with the appropriate embassy, high commission or consulate about the travel document requirement for any country that you plan to enter in, exit from or transit through.

*Some country no longer issue paper visas but rather electronic visas. E-Visa holders must present the printed e-Visa and valid passport at the checkpoint.

*International travel with infants and children may be required to show documentary evidence of your relationship and a Letter Consent or permission for the child’s travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian not present.

*Americans holding dual citizenship must travel to the United States with a valid U.S. passport. American permanent residents returning to the United States from abroad must carry a valid passport and a valid U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).

*Canadians holding dual citizenship must travel to Canada with a valid Canadian passport. Canadian permanent residents returning Canada from abroad must carry a valid passport and a valid Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PR Card).


Hotels & Flights

Value or premium Hotels accommodations:

Hiroshima 2 Nights: Hiroshima airport hotel / ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima / Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima / Hotel Granvia Hiroshima / Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima / Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae or similar

Himeji 1 Nights: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Himeji / Hotel Monterey Himeji / Nikko Himeji hotel / Richmond Hotel Himeji or similar

Osaka KIX 1 Night: Washington Hotel Kansai Airport / Karaksa Spring Hotel Kansai Air Gate / Izumisano Center Hotel Kansai International Airport or similar

Kyōto 2 Nights: S Peria Hotel Kyoto / Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo / KYOTO YAMASHINA HOTEL SANRAKU or similar

Fuji Five Lakes Area 1 Night: Hotel Regina Kawaguchiko / Hotel My stay Fuji Onsen Resort or similar

Tokyo 3 Nights: Shinjuku Washington Hotel or similar


International Air:

 (*UTOvacation reserve the right to confirm the airlines below)

  ☆ United Airline:

  ☆ American Airline:

  ☆ Delta Airline:

  ☆ Air China:

  ☆ Air Canada:

  ☆ Hainan Airlines:

  ☆ China Eastern Airlines:

  ☆ Cathy Pacific Airlines;

  ☆ China Southern Airlines;

  ☆ Xiamen Airlines;

  ☆ Beijing Capital Airlines;

  ☆ Sichuan Airlines;

  ☆ Hongkong Airline:

  ☆ Eva Air:


Remark: 

1) We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local conditions.

2) Guaranteed departure with minimum of 10 travelers.

3) Price subject to change at the time of reservation.

4) For travelers under 12 years old are as follow:

Child between 2-11 
years old with bed
Infant under 2 years old
100% of 
adult tour fare

We don"t suggest people bring Infants under 2 years old to participate on this tour 

5) Tour fare is based on American/Canadian adults (non-student group), twin share.

6)The hotels listed in the itinerary are subject to change and may be substituted with a similar category hotel without prior notice, if unavailable. Multi-carriers/airlines are used for the group tour airfare. Once the group tickets are issued the airline information may be released by the group ticketing department about 30 days prior to trip departure. Uto vacation can reserve the right to issue tickets without prior notice.

7) For Travel Visa service: 

* If you choose UTO’s Visa Application Service with your booking, we will contact you by email about 60-120 days prior to trip departure for your visa application. Please call 1-855-526-1286 for more information. 

* Please note: A final trip confirmation will be sent to the main contact passenger via email one month prior to departure that includes a day-by-day itinerary, hotel information, and flight information. If acquiring a visa on your own, the supporting documents will be provided from UTOvacation one month prior to the trip departure date. Supporting documents requested early are subject to a $50 administration fee.

8) Any deviations to other destinations and/or extensions are subject to a $150 change fee, plus any air fare difference---please call 1-855-526-1286 for detail information.

9) Reservation changes: changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person charge plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers. *Please note that name changes to airline reservations are subject to full cancellation and re-booking. See airline name changes section for specific information. Replacing a traveling passenger with another traveling passenger constitutes a cancellation, subject to cancellation penalties, and is not covered by this reservation changes policy. Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. There are no refunds for unused services.

10) Please note that if the flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by the airline.

11) All tour extension & optional programs require a minimum of 10 participants to commence. UTOvacation reserve the rights to cancel the tour extension without prior notice. In the instance of cancellation, the tour extension or optional tours shall be refunded.

12) This tour requires some walking during sightseeing. Handicap facilities are not up to the North American standard. We ask all passengers to be careful of the small steps in the old shrines and temples.