Meet Old and New in the Land of the Rising Sun

Globotours •

Escape Kit

  • An Eight-Day Trip to Tokyo ($1,799 to $1,899 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, Kyoto, and Hiroshima via Bullet Train
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture; Two Nights at the New Miyako Hotel (or Similar) in Kyoto; and One Night at the Grand Prince Hotel (or Similar) in Hiroshima
  • 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)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation

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

The Destination
Tradition spurs innovation. 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 cherry blossoms and bonsai gardens provide a sense of stability amid the frenzy and modernity. Dine at food stalls in the markets, take in a traditional Kabuki theater show, or marvel at the sheer size of the sumo wrestlers at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan arena—all while navigating the neighborhoods of Japan's capital with one of the most efficient public transportation systems in the world.

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.

An unforgettable history. As the target of the first atomic bomb attack on August 6, 1945, Hiroshima echoes with the haunting moments and memories of that fateful day. Now bursting with hope and ethereal cherry blossoms, great lengths have been taken to rebuild Hiroshima since the war. Both the Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden were rebuilt and visitors can now roam and reflect in the large, central city park—Peace Memorial Park.

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 overnight 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. 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 or similar.

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: Train to Hiroshima
Soak in the last of Kyoto with free time before boarding another bullet train to Hiroshima. When you arrive, a shuttle bus will take you to your hotel and the afternoon is free for you to explore this tragically historic city. Stroll through world-renowned Peace Memorial Park, see the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, or marvel at the reconstructed castle. There's fun to be had, too—balance a pensive day with a night at the Hondori Arcade, where shopping, casual food, and drinks beckon.
Overnight at the Grand Prince Hotel or similar.

Day 7: Return to Tokyo
Arriving back in 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 Hilton Tokyo or similar.

Day 8: 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):
September 1 through 15, 2015 ($1,799)
September 16 through 30, 2015 ($1,849)
October 1 through 15 , 2015 ($1,899)
October 16 through 31, 2015 ($1,899)
November 1 through 15, 2015 ($1,899)
November 16 through 25, 2015 ($1,899)

Priced per person based on double occupancy (see fine print) 

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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by May 28, 2015 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability, and other restrictions that may apply
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes 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, an Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima via Bullet Train
  • Prices listed are valid for outbound travel from Monday to Thursday. Fares for travel on weekends (Friday - Sunday) are $75 higher; all dates subject to availability
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking
  • Voucher does not include passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, any costs not specified as included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during 1 stay
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $699
  • Merchants cancellation policy applies. For more information, please see globotours.net/Terms.aspx
  • Upon confirmation of your reservation, vouchers will be considered used and 100% non-refundable
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services, and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Passports are required for all international destinations with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the completion of your trip and sufficient blank pages for visas and immigration stamps. Passengers are solely responsible for all their travel requirements
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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