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*Book and deposit a 2021 Globus Asia, Africa and South Pacific vacation (Excluding Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, intra-vacation air, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 20, 2019 and April 26, 2021 for travel in 2021. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and Peace of Mind Credit and any applicable air credits. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only. 21EC

Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

Forget everything your mother taught you about table manners. In Japan, it’s considered rude not to slurp. Get ready to joyously drink in traditional hot sake, matcha green tea, big brothy noodle bowls and the delicious views from neon-lit Tokyo to time-honored Kyoto. Peaks, palaces, pavilions, and pagodas provide picture-perfect backdrops for your photos, but don’t expect to stand still for very long on this enthralling tour of Japan. A hands-on calligraphy class, a special kimono fitting, an interactive cooking demonstration, and a gold-leaf design class—where you’ll make your own keepsake bento box—are all part of the fun. You’ll also browse the produce at a Takayama farmer’s market, stroll through Kanazawa’s famous Kenroku-en gardens, and experience the thrill of a ride on the famous bullet train. Prepare to be floored in more ways than one!

Countries Visited

Japan

Cities Visited

Kanazawa , Kyoto , Matsumoto , Nara , Osaka , Takayama , Tokyo

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN.
    TOKYO Welcome to Tokyo! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
  2. Day 2
    TOKYO.
    TOKYO Guided sightseeing includes the Meiji Shrine and a drive past the Imperial Palace. Calligraphy class at an artist’s studio, with kimono fitting and [LF] traditional tea ceremony. Guided visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Free time this afternoon. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    TOKYO. EXCURSION TO MOUNT FUJI.
    MOUNT FUJI AREA Cable-car ride with views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Guided visit to Churieto Pagoda.
    TOKYO Free time late this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Tokyo with suggestions from your Tour Director. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    TOKYO–MATSUMOTO–TAKAYAMA.
    MATSUMOTO Guided visit to Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum. Scenic drive through the Japanese Alps en route to Takayama.
    TAKAYAMA Traditional Japanese-style dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    TAKAYAMA.
    TAKAYAMA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the morning market and Takayama Jinya historic site. Free time to browse in San-Machi Suji historic district before a [LF] sake tasting at a local brewery. Free time this evening. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    TAKAYAMA–SHIRAKAWA–KANAZAWA.
    TAKAYAMA Scenic drive through Shokawa Valley en route to Shirakawa.
    SHIRAKAWA Visit to Gassho-Zukuri thatched-roof houses.
    KANAZAWA Guided sightseeing includes Kenroku-en garden, followed by a gold-leaf design class to make your own keepsake bento box. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    KANAZAWA–KYOTO.
    KANAZAWA Thunderbird Express train trip to Kyoto.
    KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to Sanjusagendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and a guided walk through Kyoto. Choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense). (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    KYOTO.
    KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, and Yuzen Handmade Corner to learn about the ancient kimono fabric-dyeing techniques. [LF] Japanese cooking class before free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  9. Day 9
    KYOTO. EXCURSION TO NARA.
    KYOTO Excursion to Nara includes guided sightseeing at Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    KYOTO.
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule departing flights from Kansai International Airport in Osaka after 11 am. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Meals:
American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Tokyo: Park Hotel Tokyo
The luxurious Park Hotel Tokyo is the perfect base for exploring the energetic city of Tokyo. Located on the 25th floor, the hotel offers stunning views of the city. One of the largest atriums in Tokyo, spreading through ten floors, rises above the main lobby, decorated with modern artwork and several eateries featuring various International cuisines.
Address:
1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo , Japan
Takayama: Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Overlooking the northern Japanese Alps, the upscale Hotel Associa Takayama offers amenities such as a bathhouse with geothermal water, a spa, 3 restaurants, and a country-style bar.
Address:
1134 Echigo-cho
Takayama , Japan
Kanazawa: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
The Hotel Nikko Kanazawa combines an elegant European atmosphere with the beauty of the four seasons. Travelers will appreciate that the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in Kanazawa.
Address:
2-15-1 Honcho
Kanazawa , Japan
Kyoto: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto
The ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto looks almost out of place with its modern exterior nestled amongst the sublime beauty and historic grandeur of Japan's old capital. This however belies the traditional hospitality and classic atmosphere you will experience during your stay.
Address:
Nijojo-Mae, Horikawadori
Kyoto , Japan

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Questions & Answers

Question: What are the arrival and departing cities for this tour?

This tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Hiroshima. Both cities have international airports.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.7
Itinerary
3.7
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
3.9
Value for Money
3.6

Ratings based off 17 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

Excellent and professional services and a great discount!

We were very pleased with the Globus tour of Japan. The hotels and guide and included meals were all excellent.

This itinerary offered by Globus is not worth recommending unless you love walking to visit shrines and temples. I would pay more if offered some cultural dances or shows.

I was disappointed because there was no real tour of Tokyo as a city. I just assumed that would happen before we left town. Implied by description.

Organized and on time. Globus Tour Director went out of her way to make sure all had the best experience possible.

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