B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
Day 1** Jun. 9 | Honolulu – Tokyo Q
We start our adventure by boarding an international flight to Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, and one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Tokyo is the hub of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2** Jun. 10 | Tokyo
Upon arrival at Haneda International Airport, an Air & Sea Travel representative will greet us and escort us to our hotel.
Day 3** Jun. 11 | Tokyo | (B)
We will visit the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu), the Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. It is located in an evergreen forest that covers an area of 700,000 square meters (about 175 acres). The forest has 120,000 trees of 365 different species donated by people throughout Japan when the shrine was established. The forest is visited by many as a recreation and relaxation area in the center of Tokyo. The Naien is the inner precinct, which is centered on the shrine buildings and includes a treasure museum that houses articles of the Emperor and Empress. The museum is built in the Azekurazukuri style. The Gaien is the outer precinct, which includes the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery that houses a collection of 80 large murals illustrative of the events in the lives of the Emperor and his consort. It also includes a variety of sports facilities, including the National Stadium (Meiji Jingu Gaien Stadium and later, since 1956, on the same site Tokyo Olympic Stadium), and the Meiji Memorial Hall (originally used for governmental meetings, including discussions surrounding the drafting of the Meiji Constitution in the late 19th century). Today it is used for Shinto weddings. After that, we will visit Tsukiji Market, the largest wholesale market for fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables in central Tokyo. Over ten warehouses serve as the distribution centers for food products. It has become one of the world’s largest fish markets, handling 2,000 tons of marine products daily. Since varieties of seafood are available, please enjoy lunch on your own here. We will then transfer to a popular shopping district – Shinjuku. Shinjuku, is a major commercial and administrative center and the site of the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station), handling more than two million passengers every day. Department stores, subterranean malls and electronic shops surround Shinjuku Station on all four sides, and we can enjoy shopping in this area. Tonight, we will have our dinner in Shinjuku.
Day 4 ** Jun. 12 | Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Fujigoko | (B, D)
After breakfast, we will take a Cable Car to enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The cable car offers a unique way to discover this world famous mountain. Fuji-Q Highland is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, near the base of Mt. Fuji. It has two haunted attractions: The Haunted Hospital, the world’s 2nd largest haunted attraction, and the newly built Hopeless Fortress. Among its many roller coasters, there are two famous ones. The 79 Meters Tall Fujiyama Roller Coaster was once the world’s tallest and Dodonpa, which can travel 172 km/h, was once the world’s fastest roller coaster. Tonight, we will stay at Fujigoko to enjoy the famous Hot Springs. Fujigoko is also known as Fuji Five Lakes. Their names are Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Motosu, Lake Sai, Lake Shoji, and Lake Yamanaka.
Day 5** Jun. 13 | Fujigoko – Hakone – Yokohama | (B, L, D)
Today we head to Fuji Hakone National Park. Upon our arrival at Gotemba, we will have a picture stop of Mt. Fuji before going to Hakone National Park. Next, we will visit the Hakone Shrine, a national shrine that stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest but are easily identified by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and the other two over the main street of Moto-Hakone. We will take a Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Ashi on a medieval sailing vessel and enjoy picturesque views of Mt. Fuji.
After that, we will start our adventure by visiting Yokohama, the second largest populated city in Japan after Tokyo and the most populous municipality of Japan. First, we will visit The Cup Noodle Museum. It is a fun and interactive museum in the Minato Mirai District that shows the history of instant ramen noodles using a combination of whimsical exhibits and hands on workshops. In the My Chicken Ramen Workshop we can make our own instant ramen noodles from scratch, package them, and take them home to eat. Yokohama is known for its shipbuilding industry. Therefore, we will board the most fantastic and only entertainment and restaurant ship in Japan tonight – the Royal Wing! This ship serves “modern” Chinese cuisine and has an amazing bay cruise with impressive views of Yokohama, including the Minato Mirai skyline, Yokohama Bay Bridge, factories, and green hills overlooking the bay. In addition, we can enjoy various types of entertainment on the ship, such as card tricks at our table, quick balloon art and live music.
Day 6** Jun. 14 | Tokyo | (B)
Today, we can rediscover the child in us at Mickey Mouse’s hometown – Tokyo DisneySea. This is the fourth most visited theme park in the world. Children young and old enjoy the sights and attractions here. Inspired by ocean tales and legends, the seven themed ports of Tokyo DisneySea offer a wealth of fun attractions and entertainment bursting with imagination. This venue boasts several attractions including the Mermaid Lagoon, American Waterfront, Port Discovery, Mysterious Island and Mediterranean Harbor.
Day 7** Jun. 15 | Tokyo | (B)
This morning, we will visit Sanrio Puroland, an indoor theme park located in Tama New Town, Tokyo that attracts over 1.5 million visitors each year. Opened on December 7, 1990, the theme park is run by the Sanrio Company and hosts various musicals, restaurants, attractions, and theme rides using popular characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamonroll, and Jewelpet. The main live performance is Sanrio Heartful Parade, “Believe.” Visitors are thrilled by the acrobatic show and can enjoy “Kitty’s House” by peeping into rooms such as the living room and bathroom. Afterwards, we will transfer to Tokyo. Enjoy some shopping time at Ginza, a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses located in its vicinity.
Day 8** Jun. 16 | Tokyo | (B)
Full day at leisure. “Shop till you drop; eat till you overflow!” Enjoy this free day to shop around the city and eat whatever looks interesting. If you enjoyed your time at Tokyo DisneySea, we recommend a visit to Tokyo Disneyland on your own. It was the first Disney Park built outside the US in 1983. You will find a unique Japanese-style of Disneyland.
Day 9** Jun. 17 | Tokyo – Honolulu | (B)
After Breakfast, we will go to Senso-ji (,Kinryū-zan Sensō-ji), an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo. It is Tokyo’s oldest and one of its most significant temples. The temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon (Avalokitesvara). Dominating the entrance to the temple is the Kaminarimon or “Thunder Gate”. This imposing Buddhist structure features a massive paper lantern dramatically painted in vivid red-and-black tones to suggest thunderclouds and lightning. Beyond the Kaminarimon is Nakamise-dori with its shops, followed by the Hōzōmon or “Treasure House Gate” which provides the entrance to the inner complex. Within the precincts stand A Stately Five-story Pagoda and the Main Hall, devoted to Kannon Bosatsu. Catering to the visiting crowds, the surrounding area has many traditional shops and eating places that feature traditional dishes (hand-made noodles, sushi, tempura, etc.). These shops themselves are part of a living tradition of selling things to pilgrims who walked to Senso-ji. Then we will take a Water Bus to our last stop – Odaiba, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s into a major commercial, residential and leisure area. Today’s Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing destination for Tokyoites and tourists alike. Major attractions include: Ferris Wheel, Venus Fort, and Aqua City Shopping Center. After a long day, we will transfer to Haneda International Airport for our return flight to Honolulu, taking with us the lasting memories of this wonderful trip to Japan.
Written notice is required for any cancellation. The cancellation fee will be as follow:
**After Mar. 30, 2018, $350 deposit is non-refundable.
** Mar. 31 – May. 7, 2019, 50% of total price plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;
** From May. 8, 2019 to departure or withdrawing during the tour shall be regarded as willingly giving up all rights concerned, 100% of total price, and request for other services as a substitute shall not be accepted.
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Price from: $3,288.00
Includes: Tax and fuel surcharge
(SINGLE SUPP: $750)