YOUR EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH JAPAN

October 4 – 14, 2020

Join 2BusyNot2Travel for an epic journey through Japan that blends old and new, with soul-stirring visits to ancient centers and modern cities. The country is home to over 126 million people, making it the tenth largest country in the world in terms of population. Its capital city is Tokyo, and it has a growing population of 30 million people.

This Japan tour is a must for value-minded travelers who enjoy history, beautiful settings, and fascinating architecture. You’ll start in Tokyo, end in Osaka, and overnight along the way in the Mount Fuji area, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Highlights of this tour through Japan are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites you’ll visit. Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, has long been worshiped as a sacred mountain; you’ll enjoy views of majestic Mount Fiji during your cruise on crystal-blue Lake Ashi and during your cable-car ride (weather permitting). In Kyoto, visit Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as the shogun’s official residence; the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, a Buddhist temple overlooking a large pond and covered in beautiful gold leaf; and the Pure Water Temple, founded in 780 AD on the site of a waterfall. In Hiroshima, visit Peace Memorial Park and see the only remaining structure—the Atomic Bomb Dome—that predates the 1945 atomic blast. An excursion from Hiroshima takes you to the Itsukushima Shrine, built over water and known for its iconic floating Torii gate.

In addition to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, famous shrines, and other historic sites, this Japan tour also includes visits to two of Japan’s beautiful gardens: Koraku-En, dating to 1686 and considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens, and Shinjuku Gyoen, dating to 1603 when it was a feudal lord’s home. Plus, experience the thrill of a high-speed bullet train on your way to see the towering slopes of snow-capped Mt. Fuji as you admire spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from its 5th station, a magnificent vantage point at 2,300 meters.

History, scenery, and fun experiences…this Japan vacation has it all!

Tour Highlights

TOKYO

Visit Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise Shopping Arcade

KAMAKURA

See the Great Buddha

MOUNT FUJI AREA

Cable-car ride to view Mount Fuji

KYOTO

Bullet train from Mount Fuji area to Kyoto; visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nijo Castle, Temple of the Gold Pavillion, and Kiyomizu Temple

HIROSHIMA

Visit Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum, Memorial Hall, Miyajima Island, and Itsukushima Shrine

OKAYAMA

Visit Koraku-en Garden

OSAKA

Visit Osaka Castle and the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses; walking tour through Dotonbori

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

      • Hiroshima Peace Memorial
      • Itsukushima Shrine
      • Kiyomizu Temple
      • Mount Fuji
      • Nijo Castle
      • Temple of the Gold Pavilion

Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach while touring; bullet train from Mount Fuji area to Kyoto

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodations:

Shiba Park Hotel Tokyo (or similar)

Daiwa Roynet Numazu Mount Fuji Area (or similar)

Daiwa Roynet Shijo Karasuma Kyoto (or similar)

Daiwa Roynet Hiroshima (or similar)

Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu Rei Hotel Osaka (or similar)

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Travel Package Includes

      • 9 Nights Hotel Accommodations
      • Roundtrip Basic or Economy air travel from and to JFK
      • Destination Airport Transfers on the First and Last Day
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Daily Breakfast and One lunch
      • Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach or Alternative Transportation (such as rail journeys)
      • Cherry-Picked Hotels, all Tried and Trusted
      • Optional Experiences and Free Time
      • Porterage and Local Charges Included
      • Must-See Sightseeing and Surprise Extras
      • An Expert Travel Director and Driver
      • All Local Taxes and Porterage for one suitcase
      • Attendee Swag Bag
      • Onsite 2BusyNot2Travel Travel Consultant (with 8 or more travelers)

Travel Package Does Not Include

      • Home gateway origination air travel to and from JFK
      • Travel Insurance
      • Optional Tours
      • Medical Assistance
      • Phone Calls
      • Items of a personal nature

Travel Itinerary

Sunday 4 October, 2020

      • Depart JFK for Tokyo

Monday 5 October, 2020

      • Arrival at Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airport
      • Transferred by Airport Shuttle to your Hotel

Tuesday 6 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Meet Director and other travel companions for Tokyo Sightseeing
      • Visit MEIJI SHRINE
      • Visit SHINJUKU GYOEN GARDEN
      • Visit ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE
      • Visit NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE
      • Return to Your Hotel
      • Leisure Time and Evening on your own

Wednesday 7 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Depart Tokyo to Kamakura and Mount Fuji
      • 750-year-old GREAT BUDDHA
      • Lunch
      • CRUISE on Lake Ashi
      • CABLE-CAR RIDE with views of Mount Fuji (weather permitting)
      • Enjoy an Evening at Leisure

Thursday 8 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto
      • Visit the FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE
      • (Optional) Traditional Ryokan Stay ($405 per person in twin room; $580 single room supplement)
      • Enjoy an Evening at Leisure

Friday 9 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Visit NIJO CASTLE
      • Visit stunning Kinkakuji, the TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION
      • Visit KIYOMIZU TEMPLE, the “Pure Water Temple”
      • Walk through the shopping and dining area
      • Enjoy an Evening at Leisure

Saturday 10 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Morning at your leisure to explore Kyoto
      • Evening motor coach departure to Hiroshima

Sunday 11 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Visit PEACE MEMORIAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Atomic Bomb Dome
      • Visit the MEMORIAL MUSEUM and MEMORIAL HALL
      • (Optional) Join the afternoon excursion to MIYAJIMA ISLAND to visit ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its floating Torii Gate.
      • Enjoy an Evening at Leisure

Monday 12 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Motor Coach to Hiroshima, Okayama and Osaka
      • Visit KORAKU-EN, one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan.”
      • Enjoy an Evening at Leisure in Osaka

Tuesday 13 October, 2020

      • Breakfast, Free Time and/or Fitness Classes
      • Visit OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF OLD JAPANESE FARM HOUSES
      • Visit OSAKA CASTLE and take a WALKING TOUR in Dotonbori, the city’s most famous entertainment district
      • Enjoy an Evening at Leisure (Perhaps return to Dotonbori this evening to sample some local cuisine and see the sparkling neon lights.)

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

      • Depart Osaka
      • Transfer by airport shuttle to airport for your onward flight

Travel Package Pricing

All prices quoted are per person:

      • Single Room $ 6080*
      • Double Room $5500*

Extra nights per person in Tokyo: in single room $274; in twin room $159

Extra nights per person in Osaka: in single room $178; in twin room $132

*Total package cost is subject to change until initial deposit is made. Single room options are limited if available at all and Triples are not available.

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Travel Package Need to Know

      • Each traveling member is allowed to bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag. Due to limited capacity for luggage storage on motor coaches, we will not be able to accept more than one suitcase per person in order to avoid motor coach weight issues and/or additional charges for excessive luggage.
      • Our luggage allowance and/or weight and size regulations may be different from airline requirements. We recommend you check with your airlines directly on luggage restrictions to avoid any additional or excess luggage fees. Most allowed travel luggage is 62 linear inches, which is measured as length + width + height and maximum of 50 lbs. for travel (33lbs. for vacations in India) unless otherwise noted in your travel documents.
      • Some vacations will have restrictions on the type, size, or weight of luggage that is allowed. Your Important Travel Documents will have specific luggage information and restrictions for your vacation.
      • Make sure when checking luggage on planes that you leave it unlocked, or locked with a TSA-approved lock. Checked bags are often screened on flights and any locks will be cut off for inspections.
      • Travel protection is highly recommended. Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Cost varies based on time of purchase and date of birth.
      • Total package cost is subject to change until initial deposit is made and flight price is subject to change until purchased. Accommodations and flight costs are obtained at different times based on client payment frequency and amounts.
      • All rooms will come with two beds or 1 king unless otherwise requested or specified.
      • A valid passport is required for this event. Please ensure that your passport is valid for more than six months after travel.

Travel Policies

      • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
      • All of your payments to 2BusyNot2Travel and partners are non-refundable and non-transferrable and in exception, a cancellation fee will be charged at 15% of total trip cost.
      • Payment Protection coverage is highly recommended!
      • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your valid passport.
      • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this low price to be locked in.
      • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current.
      • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
      • Name changes are allowed and will require a fee.
      • Late monthly payments will incur a 5% of balance late fee every 5 days late.
      • Late payments not received within 30 days of due date will cancel the trip reservation and forfeit all prior payment amounts.
      • Late payment of $50 per person is required the day after final due date unless increased by vendor providing travel services. All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline on your account.
      • Cancellations become effective the date after final payment is due. Late payment requests must be received before final payment to be considered.
      • Reinstated bookings after cancellations are $100 fee if accepted by vendor.

Travel Package Reservations and Payments

      • You may pay in full at the time of booking. No future payments will be needed, unless you later modify your reservations.
      • You are automatically enrolled in automatic billing with your initial payment, relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically via your provided credit card or PayPal account.
      • When you book, we’ll calculate an evenly divided automatic billing plan for you and you will know in advance the day of every month that your payment will be processed. Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge. You will be responsible for ensuring your monthly payments are processed by your financial institution as your reservations can be cancelled after missing one monthly payment.