Meet Old and New in the Land of the Rising Sun

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Escape Kit

  • A Seven-Day Trip to Tokyo ($1,699 to $1,999 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Flights via Singapore Airlines from Los Angeles to Tokyo with Monday through Thursday Departure Dates
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation Between Airport and Hotel, and Tokyo and Kyoto via Bullet Train
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture and Two Nights at the New Miyako Hotel (or Similar) in Kyoto
  • Half-Day Tokyo City Tour by Coach
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Entrance Fees Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

Travel back in time as you navigate cutting-edge modernity in Tokyo, the current capital, to layered history in Kyoto, an ancient shogunate.

The Destination
Tradition spurs innovation. Teeming with people and skyscrapers, Tokyo presents travelers with the ultimate urban jungle. Glittering, contemporary architecture dominates the horizon, but the sight of Mount Fuji in the distance and the delicate fragrance of cherry blossoms and bonsai gardens provide a sense of stability amid the frenzy and modernity.
Hop a train like the locals. With the help of one of the most efficient public transportation systems around, you'll quickly learn to navigate the neighborhoods of Japan's capital, the largest metropolitan area in the world.
Nosh, legends, and nightlife. Feast on fresh sushi or dine at food stalls in the markets, where gyoza and ramen are made using generations-old recipes. For true entertainment, take in a traditional Kabuki theater show, marvel at the sheer size of the sumo wrestlers at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan arena, or play hard in Tokyo's intense neon nightlife.

Guardian of the ages. While Tokyo always seems to have one foot in the future, Kyoto does its best to hold onto the past. A millennium as the capital of imperial Japan—spanning three shogunates and ending in 1869—certainly helps explain it; it's no surprise Travel + Leisure named Kyoto the World's Best City in 2014. Here, you'll find the Shinto shrines, swooping-gabled temples, and rock gardens of archetypal Japan, not to mention geishas and Kabuki actors carrying their cultural legacy into the modern day.

With so much beckoning you from the past and present, your trip may feel like a whirlwind adventure—but Globotours will help pack a lifetime of memories into your seven-day visit to Japan.

The Itinerary
day 1: you're on your way
Board your nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Narita International Airport in Tokyo.

day 2: arrive in tokyo
After arriving in Tokyo, you'll board the airport limousine bus to the Hilton Tokyo in the Shinjuku ward. This four-star luxury hotel features rooms with a Hilton Serenity bed, LCD TV, MP3 dock, and stunning city views. When you're not out exploring the city, play tennis on the hotel's rooftop court or swim laps in the indoor pool. The health club is open 24 hours a day, so you can relax in the sauna, whirlpool, or authentic Japanese bath after an activity-filled day.
Overnight at Hilton Tokyo.

day 3: tour the city
Board a coach for your included tour of the city's famous and historical landmarks. You'll take in a panoramic view of Tokyo from the main observation platform of the Tokyo Tower before traveling to the peaceful, picturesque Meiji Shrine for a lesson on Japanese architecture. Once you've driven by the State Guest Houses at Akasaka Palace and the National Diet Building—where both houses of the Diet of Japan meet—you'll enjoy a pleasant walk through the east garden of the Imperial Palace. Visit the palace's inner moat, where 15-feet-deep walls and pine trees surround the 250-acre fortress, home of the Emperor and Empress. Your tour ends at the world-famous Ginza District, a posh shopping mecca where luxury brands make for window shopping at its finest.
Overnight at Hilton Tokyo.

day 4: train to kyoto
In the morning, you'll board the hotel's shuttle to reach Shinjuku station, one of the busiest train stations in the world; after a short ride to Tokyo Station, hop a bullet train to Kyoto. Upon arrival, you'll check into the New Miyako Hotel—with 986 guest rooms, the largest hotel in the city. Kick back in your room with a flat-screen TV and high-speed Internet, or dig in at one of several on-site dining offerings, including a restaurant specializing in Kyoto cuisine.
Overnight at New Miyako Hotel or similar.

day 5: explore the ancient capital
During this free day in Kyoto, explore the city on your own or look into additional tour options. You can score an introduction to Kyoto's food culture at the 400-year-old Nishiki Market; meditate at any of the serene temples, dozens of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites; or spend a morning strolling through the glowing Sagano bamboo groves just outside of town.
Overnight at the New Miyako Hotel or similar.

day 6: back to tokyo
Returning to Tokyo via the bullet train, you'll have the rest of the afternoon to spend your last hours in the city. Go to the eastern side of Chiyoda to see thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine in Akihabara, and then polish off your night with a martini in the Roppongi District, where both foreign and local revelers live it up at nightclubs, restaurants, and bars.
Overnight at the New Miyako Hotel or similar.

day 7: pack those souvenirs
Between the rich traditions, friendly people, and bright lights, it won't be easy saying sayōnara to this scintillating country as you check out of your hotel, take the limo bus to the airport, and board your flight back to Los Angeles.

The Dates
Monday through Thursday departures from Los Angeles (LAX):
October 1 through 31, 2014 ($1,899)
January 10 through 31, 2015 ($1,799)
February 1 through 28, 2015 ($1,699)
March 1 through 20, 2015 ($1,999)
Priced per person based on double occupancy (see fine print) 

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Book by Date: Customer must contact Merchant by October 10, 2014 to make booking
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  • Upon confirmation of your reservation, vouchers will be considered used and 100% non-refundable
  • Prices listed are for outbound travel Mondays through Thursdays
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single occupancy requires a fee of $899; due at booking
  • Includes Round-Trip Ground Transportation Between Airport and Hotel, and Tokyo and Kyoto via Bullet Train, Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture and Two Nights at the New Miyako Hotel (or Similar) in Kyoto, Half-Day Tokyo City Tour by Coach, Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Entrance Fees
  • Does not include passport and visa fees (if applicable), meals and beverages other than specified, personal and baggage insurance, gratuities to drivers and costs for anything not specified on the deal
  • Passports are required for all international destinations with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the completion of your trip & sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Passengers are solely responsible for all their travel requirements
  • For US Passport Holders Traveling to Japan: You must have a valid passport and an onward/return ticket for tourist/business "visa free" stays of up to 90 days. Your passports must be valid for the entire time you are staying in Japan. U.S. citizens cannot work on a 90-day "visa free" entry. As a general rule, "visa free" entry status may not be changed to another visa status without departing and then re-entering Japan with the appropriate visa, such as a spouse, work, or study visa
  • For Non-US passport holders, please contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the country or countries to be visited and obtain the specific requirements for entry
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
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