Excursion «Japan. New Year in Tokyo (No flights 2023-2024)»

Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language Russian

Day 1 (Sun 29 December): Arrival in Tokyo.

Arrival in Tokyo. Meeting by a Japanese driver at the airport. Group transfer to the hotel.
Check-in after 16:00 (early check-in on request and for an additional fee).

Optional: Excursion "Evening Tokyo" by public transport 17:00-21:00.
The excursion is not available for tourists arriving later than 13:30!

Day 2 (December 30): Excursion  Tokyo - yesterday and today (09:00 - 17:00).

At 09:00, meet with a Russian-speaking guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: public (for a group of more than 10 people – registered transport)
Transfer to the station. Shibuya, where you can take a photo at the monument to your faithful friend, the dog Hachiko, and stand at the busiest intersection in Tokyo, which has become a kind of calling card of Tokyo. Visit to the observation deck on the 47th floor of the Shibuya Sky skyscraper.  From a height of 230 m of the all-round panorama you will be able to see
a stunning view of Tokyo.
Transfer to the Shinjuku area.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit to the Meiji Jingu Shinto shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his
empress consort Shoken.
A walk through the mecca of youth fashion and lovers of anime and cosplay – Harajuku quarter and
Takeshita street to Tokyo's Champs Elysees - Omotesando Boulevard, where the best examples of modern architecture and boutiques of world famous brands are located.
Those who wish can stay in the complex and dine on the “street of gastronomic festivals.”
The interior of the food hall is decorated with carts on the theme of the Nebuta Festival and Koi-Nobori lanterns, and
serves regional cuisine from Hokkaido to Kyushu and Okinawa
Return to hotel at 17:00.

Day 3 (December 31): Evening excursion and New Year's Eve (19:00 - 01:00)

Free time.
19:00 Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby.
Type of transport: public
Transfer to the historical district of Asakusa.
19:30 – 20:30 Visit to the Senso-ji Buddhist Temple.  Here you can buy traditional
souvenirs and Japanese delicacies on the Nakamise-dori shopping street, as well as signs with wishes (for
payment on the spot). 
21:15 – 22:10 You will visit the illumination in the Midtown area of Roppongi, on the construction of which 3 billion dollars were spent. Here you will see the famous 10-meter-tall figure of the insect “Spider Maman” Louise Bourgeois.
Moving to the Nishiazabu area.
22:30 – New Year's program at the Gonpachi restaurant, where the filming of the film "Kill Bill" took place. You
will be offered a set of traditional New Year's hot toshikoshi soba noodles, light snacks
(tempura, yakitori) and three drinks of your choice. A traditional show of Japanese drummers,
symbolizing the 108 strokes of the bell in a Buddhist temple, with which it is customary to celebrate the New Year.
To celebrate the New Year – glass of champagne.
End of the program at 1:00, travel to hotels by public transport.

Day 4 (January 1): Excursion and transfer to Nikko with a short excursion (10:00 – 15:00)

Breakfast at the hotel
In the first days of the new year, the menu includes traditional dishes that the Japanese eat for the New Year,
called osechi-ryori, do not miss the opportunity to try one of them: sweet black beans
"kuromame" – this dish symbolizes the wish for hard work and diligence, and pickled herring caviar
Kazunoko for family well-being; candied chestnut kuri kinton means wealth, and boiled
or fried shrimp are a symbol of longevity.
10:00 Check out from the hotel with your things. Meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer to Nikko (2-2.5 hours).
Type of transport: charter
Nikko contains the most impressive treasures of Japanese wooden architecture,
infinitely beautiful at any time of the year. Traditional elements of Japanese architecture
gracefully harmonize with the surrounding nature of the mountains.
 In the first days of the new year, the Japanese
have a tradition of visiting the temple – hatsumode, when near the shrines they make
wishes for the coming year.  The act of worship is usually quite brief, but due to
the large number of applicants, the temples can be crowded.
14: 30-15:00 end of the excursion and check-in at the hotel.
*Attention, people with tattoos are not allowed to visit the onsen.

Day 5 (January 2): Excursion to the Begonia Garden (09: 30-18:00). Transfer to Osaka.

09:30 Check out from the hotel with things
Type of transport: registered
You will visit the enchanted begonia garden of Hanaichi Monme. The greenhouses with 5,000 pots containing 250 species of begonias are like the Garden of Eden in winter. There is a belief that if you give flowers to someone, your wish
will come true. Here you can try local ice cream - "Begonia Soft Serve" (approximately 300 yen, pay
on the spot).
Next, you can enjoy strawberries, picking them with your own hands from the beds.
Strawberries are considered a Christmas symbol in Japan, so they are quite common
at this time of year on the shelves. But picking it yourself is a pleasure, because you can choose any berry you like.
13:00 Lunch at a local restaurant.
After the excursion, transfer to Tokyo station.
18:00 Seeing off at Tokyo station participants of joint tours departing for Shin-Osaka
followed by a send-off to hotels in Tokyo.
* depending on the traffic situation, the order of the send-off may change.

Day 6 (3 January) Free day.
Free day
Optional, for extra. fee: Excursion to Kamakura and Yokohama by public transport.

Optional: Visit to one of the Disney parks on any
free day, 

Optional: Escort to the park by a Russian-speaking coordinator< /strong>

Day 7 (January 4): Free day.
Free day.
Optional, for extra. fee: Odawara-Hakone Tour by public transport.

Day 8 (January 5): Completion of the tour.
Check out from the hotel before 10:00. Meeting with driver. Group transfer to the airport.

Cancellation without penalty is possible if the tour is canceled at least 15 days before arrival;

●       if the tour is canceled 15-7 days before arrival – fine 30% of the tour cost;

●       if the tour is canceled 7-2 days in advance – fine 50% of the tour cost;

●       if the tour is canceled 1 day before arrival or on the start day of the tour – penalty 100%.

 

Important

Airfare is not included in the tour price

On some dates, the cost of entrance tickets to the Disney park may vary, please check when booking

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Attention:

  • group transfer reservation is guaranteed 15 days before arrival, in case of later booking
    can be replaced with an individual transfer with an additional charge of $80/person one way
  • group transfer booking is possible for departure and arrival flights from 8 am to 20:30 pm, for other
    flights an additional payment for individual transfer is required in the amount of $80/person one way
  •   in case of change of flight details after confirmation of booking, a surcharge for
    re-booking in the amount of 30 USD/person will be charged
  • in case of change of flight details less than 15 days before arrival, in addition to the payment for
    re-booking (30 USD/person), an additional payment for an individual transfer may be required in the amount of
    80 USD/person
  • When changing flights, please note that Tokyo has two airports - Haneda and Narita, located
    60-90 minutes from each other.

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Tokyo

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The city is located on the island of Honshu and serves as the political, economic and cultural center of Japan.

Tokyo is known for its modern subway, skyscrapers, technological innovation and rich cultural scene.

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