11-Day Highlights of Japan & China
From $1269 Land Only and $1969 Land & Air
- Explore Tokyo, Kyoto and the Mount Fuji area in Japan, and the Capital City of China - Beijing
- Experience unique Japanese culture and efficiency
- Cruise on Lake Ashi to take in the majestic view of Mount Fuji
- Ride the Komagatake Ropeway aerial tram.
- Choice of add-on tours to discover more attractions in Hiroshima, Nara, and Osaka
- Option to experience the original Bullet Train - Shinkansen
- Hiking along The Great Wall
- Choice of sightseeing, entertainment and culinary add-ons for enhanced experiences
- Deluxe hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
- International airfares and airfares from Japan to China included
Prices do not include Optional Programs, Local Gratuities, Travel Medical and Interruption Insurances, Airlines Seat Assignments Fees, Personal Expenses …
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Full-Package Prices include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes, and fees. All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Kids under 12 do not have their own beds. Full-Package (Air and land) tour prices apply from the gateway airport or city specified in the Package Highlights. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. The total price will be clearly displayed prior to any deposit being required. Additional baggage charges may apply.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Day 1 Fly to Japan
Board your international flight bound for Japan from your select international gateway. For a more superb flight experience, you can contact us for the opportunity to upgrade your scheduled flight to a non-stop journey across the Pacific Ocean for a fee.
Day 2 Arrival in Japan
Upon your arrival in Tokyo and depending on accommodation availability at the time of booking, your hotel may either be in the city of Narita or near Tokyo Bay. Ride the free hotel bus service to check-in if hotel is in Narita, or proceed to the Airport Limousine Bus ticketing counter at the airport to purchase your affordable Airport Limousine Bus ticket (at own expense) for the convenient ride to check-in for the latter. Your tour representative will meet and greet you at the hotel lobby.
Day 3 Tokyo
You can explore the exciting capital city of Japan, Tokyo on your own, or you may take on our optional Tokyo Discovery Tour (requires a collective minimum of 10 persons to operate).
Optional Program: Tokyo Discovery Tour. Visit the famous Tsukiji Market in downtown Tokyo that used to be the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Although the inner wholesale market has moved in October 2018 to another location, the surrounding colorful businesses and eateries around the market is still as uniquely vibrant as ever attracting locals and visitors from around the world. Take a stroll in the Odaiba Seaside Park (Odiaba Kaihinkoen) and try spotting the Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge along the impressive Tokyo skyline – from across the metropolis on a man-made beach. You even can pose for photo-ops with a miniature Statue of Liberty replica or a full-scale Gundam robot there. Walk into the grounds of the famous Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji) later. This oldest and most famous Buddhist temple in Tokyo was dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu or the Bohdisattva of Compassion, and the long street leading up to the temple door is lined with 89 stores selling many colorful and interesting gifts since the eighteenth century. The excursion shall also venture into the sleepless town of Kabukicho – an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Day 4 Tokyo - Lake Yamanaka or Shizuoka
Check out of the hotel in the morning and board the tour bus for onward sightseeing at the Five Lakes District dominated by majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji. Lunch will be on your own along one of the many pleasant rest stops or unique service areas on the highways where you can enjoy an abundance of surprising and exceptional eats and snacks. Enjoy the bird's eye view of the nearby Hakone and Lake Ashi scenic region via the Komagatake Ropeway aerial tram. Then, enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Fuji in the distance onboard a cruise on Lake Ashi, a crater lake famous for its views of the famous peak. The tour will proceed to Shizuoka, the famous Japanese capital for tea. Depending on the local traffic situation, the overnight stay may be in Shizuoka or in Lake Yamanaka.
Overnight: Mt Fuji Area
Day 5 Shizuoka or Lake Yamanaka - Kyoto
After breakfast, depart for Kyoto, Japan's cultural and artistic center, and the country's capital for over 1,000 years that is still quaint with the alleyways and historical architectural designs of homes and buildings in the city. Kyoto is considered the cultural capital of Japan and a major tourist destination. It is home to numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens, many of which are listed collectively by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, visit Heian Shrine, ranked as a Beppyo Jinja (the top rank for shrines) by the Association of Shinto Shrines.
Optional Program: Kyoto Discovery Tour (Minimum of 10 persons to operate). Visit the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually; see Fushimi Inari Shrine – one of Japan's best-known Shinto shrines, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shrine is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. Then check out the Gion – a Geisha District in Kyoto. Gion Corner hosts traditional Kyomai dances, while Kennin-ji Temple is known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine has seasonal festivals in a lantern-lit courtyard. Nightlife ranges from quiet sake bars to buzzing, pub-like izakayas.
Day 6 Kyoto
Continue exploring Kyoto on your own or choose to join ONE of our optional tours below.
Full-Day Optional Program A: Experience Hiroshima with Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train, 1 hour and 15 minutes one way) at $395 per person (Minimum of 10 persons to operate). This morning, transfer to Kyoto Station for taking Shinkansen to Hiroshima. After arriving in Hiroshima, you will visit Miyajimaguchi by coach then board a boat traveling to the majestic Miyajima Island, known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine. Although the first shrine buildings were probably erected in the 6th century, the shrine has been destroyed several times since. Re-board the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the heartbreaking history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a remaining skeletal structure that miraculously withstood the 1945 attack. Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Kyoto on the bullet train, where the extension tour concludes and you will meet the rest of the tour group (Please note that the manner of transportation, either by bus, taxi, train or tram, between Hiroshima and Miyajima will vary depending on the number of participants).
Full-Day Optional Program B: Tour of Nara and Osaka with lunch at $130 per person (Minimum of 10 persons to operate). You will visit the Todaiji Temple in the morning. Todaiji Temple is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. Todaiji's main hall, the Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the world's largest wooden building. It houses one of Japan's largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). Temple visitors will also have an opportunity to encounter some deer from the adjacent Nara Park, prompting visitors to offer them some deer crackers. Castle Park is another must-see historical site and urban park in Osaka. It is colorfully landscaped by nature. The scenery, which changes from season to season, attracts many visitors throughout the year. Although the castle park is in the center of the city, it is a place of recreation and relaxation familiar to Osakans. The Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi never fail to appeal to international visitors. Osaka's most famous shopping area is Dotonbori, with an overwhelming number of giant billboards crammed into small spaces, while the neighboring area of Shinsaibashi is bustling with rows of restaurants and clothing stores. These areas are the best choice for you when it comes to enjoying delicious street food and shopping and gets close to the life of local people!
Day 7 Kyoto - Tokyo
After breakfast, enjoy your journey back to Tokyo via the Tomei Expressway with Driver. Enjoy lunch at one of the independently operated service areas en route, where you will find a great choice of Japanese or Western food. Since it takes 7 to 8 hours by road from Kyoto to Tokyo, you can opt to travel to Tokyo on the Shinkansen; Bullet Train within two-and-a-half hours, in order to enjoy more free time in Kyoto or Tokyo.
Optional Program: Extra free time in Kyoto and Japan via the Shinkansen Experience (2.5 hours). This great convenience is strongly recommended as a great experience to test-ride the Japanese high-speed train, which can travel at up to 189 mph and offers reclining seats, local refreshments, and picturesque scenery along the way.
Day 8 Depart from Japan for China
Check out of the hotel before noon and ride the convenient, comfortable and affordable Airport Limousine Bus (at your own expense) to the airport. You are suggested to inquire about the transport departure schedule and the limousine bus ticket purchase information at the hotel reception. Fly to China, Upon arrival at Beijing international airport, clear the customs and immigration checkpoints and our professional tour representative will meet you outside the baggage claim exit to guide you to your hotel via the comforts of air-conditioned transfer vehicle. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.
Day 9 Beijing
You can continue to rest and enjoy the comforts of the hotel facilities and venture on your own to explore the surroundings at leisure, or you can join us for these optional tour programs:
Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City Tour with lunch at $65 per person
Get ready to be awed by the largest public square in the world and see the locals stroll and play in Tiananmen Square. Then walk to the legendary Forbidden City nearby – the palace complex of the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1912 where Chinese emperors and their household once ruled as the power and political center. This huge palace ground covers over 180 acres in the center of Beijing city and has been touted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world. Feel free to roam from one end of the complex peeking into the once-home of the generations of emperors and concubines, and then exit on the other side of this vast magnificent compound. Lunch will be hosted at a local restaurant.
Peking Duck Dinner Banquet with wine served at $35 per person
Enjoy this famous culinary dish that had been served on the imperial court menu and aptly named where it had originated – the Peking (Beijing) Duck meal is characterized by servings of deliciously roasted slices of duck skins that you will wrap with steamed rice flour pancakes together with your choice of spring onion stalks and cucumber strips dosed with sweet bean sauce. Serving with a glass of wine will make this unique culinary experience even more exquisite.
Day 10 Beijing
Today will start with an exciting trip to the biggest iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, The Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing city. Spanning over 13,171 miles, this man-made structure stood to awe and inspire every visitor. Hike up the Great Wall from JuYongGuan Pass and span some time to admire the fantastic vista that is uniquely China! The Great Wall was originally built in sections by different dynastic emperors as barriers against nomad invasions from the north into their separate domains. These walls were subsequently linked with unifications of different dynasties. The tour will proceed with an educational experience at the Jade Museum and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Center to learn about the historical significance of Chinese jade and Chinese medicine to end the day.
Optional entertainment for the night for your purchase will be the Golden Mask Dynasty Show at $49 per person – an entertainment galore with over 200 performers of Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting, acoustics, and effects.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Depart Beijing, China
Check out of the hotel in the morning for a transfer to the airport, and home your sweet home.
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Tour duration: 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Tour starts with Tsukiji Fish Market - It is said that "Uogashi" or a riverside fish market dates back to 16th century, the beginning of the Edo period. later on, we visit Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), which is a park along the northwest beach of Odaiba area. Near rocky shore, there is the 11-meters tall replica of "Statue of Liberty" in Paris. Also, we will visit Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple. It is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. Then we will have traditional Japanese lunch. The "sleepless town" Kabukicho is also one of our stops. It is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
dances, while Kennin-ji Temple is known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine has seasonal festivals in a lantern-lit courtyard. Nightlife ranges from quiet sake bars to buzzing, pub-like izakayas.
|Day #3||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$99.00|
Tour Duration: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Then tour the Fushimi Inari Shrine - one of Japan's best known Shinto shrines, and a World Heritage Site. The shrineis famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its mainbuildings.We will also visit Gion, which is a Geisha District in Kyoto. Gion Corner hosts traditional Kyomai dances, while Kennin-ji Temple is known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine has seasonal festivals in a lantern-lit courtyard. Nightlife ranges from quiet sake bars to buzzing, pub-like izakayas.
|Day #5||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$89.00|
Tour Duration: 8:30am-05:30pm
This morning, you will be transferd to Kyoto Station for taking Shinkanse to Hiroshima (appx 1hour and 15 minutes each way).
After arrive in Hiroshima, you will visit Miyajimaguchi by coach then board a boat travelling to the majestic Miyajima Island, known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine. The shrine has been destroyed several times, but the first shrine buildings were probably erected in the 6th century. Reboard the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the heartbreaking history of the region.
Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack.
Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Kyoto on the bullet train, where the extension tour concludes and you meet the rest of the tour group.
Remarks: Manner of transportation (bus, taxi, train or tram) between Hiroshima and Miyajima will vary depending on the number of participants(Minimum 10 people)
|Day #6||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$395.00|
Today you will get a chance to visist the Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant Temples and a landmark of Nara. Todaiji's main hall, the Daibutsuden(Big Buddha Hall) is the world's largest wooden building, it houses one of Japan's largest bronze statues of Buddha(Daibutsu). Temple visitors will also have an opportunity to encounter some deer from the adjacent Nara Park, begging for shika senbei.
Castle Park is another "Must see" historical site and urban park in Osaka. It is colorfully embellished. The scenery, which changes from season to season, attracts many visitors throughout the year. Although the castle park is located in the center of the city, it is a place of recreation and relaxation familiar to Osakans.
The Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi never fail to appeal international visitors. Osaka's most famous shopping area is Dotonbori, with an overwhelming number of giant billboards crammed into small spaces, while the neighboring area of Shinsaibashi is bustling with rows of restaurants and clothing stores.These areas are the best choice for you when it comes to enjoy delicious street food and shopping, and get close to the life of local people!(Minimum 10 people)
|Day #6||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$130.00|
Experience local Japanese' life, the Bullet Train from Kyoto to Tokyo (the best sector of the 'Shinkansen') can travel at up to 189 mph and offers reclining seats, local refreshments, and picturesque scenery.
Passengers who choose this option may have up to 4.5 extra hours free time.
dances, while Kennin-ji Temple is known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine has seasonal festivals in a lantern-lit courtyard. Nightlife ranges from quiet sake bars to buzzing, pub-like izakayas.
|Day #7||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$180.00|
Tour the Tiananmen Square, which is noted as the largest public square in the world and then the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
|Day #9||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$65.00|
Peking Duck Dinner, Beijing's most delicious food, is a must to experience when you come to Beijing. You will also taste the local red wine while enjoying the delicious Peking Duck Dinner. The culinary of Peking duck can be dated back to the Yuan dynasty when it was a dish of imperial food. Peking Duck is prepared from specially-bred Beijing crammed duck with a unique roasting process which gives it a perfect combination of color, aroma and taste, a crisp thin skin and a mouth-melting and delicious flavor. The meat is eaten with scallion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings. Sometimes pickled radish is also inside, and other sauces can be used. You may also have the chance to enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat on tableside.
|Day #9||21 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$35.00|
The Golden Mask Dynasty is a large-scale Chinese musical drama, performed at the OCT Theater in Beijing Happy Valley. The performance is fairy-tale like story of war, royal banquets, and romance. With the Ancient Sanxingdui Civilization as times background, it tells the story of the beautiful Golden Mask Queen who built a glorious kingdom with her wisdom, tolerance, trust and love. The performance has eight chapters and included more than 200 actors from China and abroad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics. Coming here, you will be fully immersed in the ancient romantic legend and the marvelous Chinese art.
|Day #10||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$49.00|