Deanna Harris

Travel Bugz

Japan 2022

Aug 17, 2022 to Aug 25, 2022
Japan 2022 Details


What's included in this trip:

Flights Los Angeles-Tokyo, Osaka-Los Angeles

  • Other departure cities will become available as airlines release their schedule. 
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Tokyo
    • 2 nights Kyoto
    • 2 nights Osaka
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • High-Speed Bullet Train: Tokyo-Kyoto
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary


What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance (please accept or decline)
  2. Optional gratuities 
  3. Baggage  handling fees
  4. Any upgrades 
  5. Passport fees
  6. Meals not included in itinerary 


DAY 1,  Depart for Japan
Depart for Japan


DAY 2,  Arrive in Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo; transfer to your hotel. Attend an orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager on the adventure that awaits you in Japan, followed by a Welcome Dinner and drinks with your fellow travelers 
Overnight: Tokyo 
Meals: Dinner


DAY 3, Tour of Tokyo
During the day take a guided tour of Tokyo. In the evening discover on your own why Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world for nightlife 
Overnight: Tokyo 
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 4, Full Day in Tokyo
Spend the day at leisure to explore Tokyo on your own, or, participate in the optional full-day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone.  

Optional: Full day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with lunch 
Overnight: Tokyo 
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 5,  Bullet Train to Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Gion District
At the Shinagawa Station, board the world-famous shinkansen, or "bullet train" that whisks you to Kyoto - a unique experience! Upon arrival, your sightseeing of Kyoto begins with a visit to the celebrated gold-gilded Kinkaku-ji Temple, known as the "Golden Pavilion."  Afterward, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, where you participate in the ritualized art of preparing, serving, and drinking green tea. After lunch on your own, conclude the city tour with a walk in Gion, Kyoto's most famous Geisha district; visit the shops, restaurants, and tea houses. Later, check in to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure 
Overnight: Kyoto 
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 6,  Full Day in Kyoto
Discover Kyoto on your own, or, join the optional tour to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. 
Optional: Full day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour 
Overnight: Kyoto 
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 7, Kyoto City Tour, Drive to Osaka
Embark on a tour of historic Kyoto. Start with a stop at Fushimi Inari Taisha, an impressive Shinto shrine that sits at the foot of Mount Inari. Marvel at the ten thousand vermilion torii gates that line the paths up the mountain. Later, depart Kyoto and drive south to cosmopolitan Osaka, Japan's third largest city, known for its cuisine and nightlife. Begin your exploration at Kuromon Market, an Osaka landmark, with vendors selling fresh food and fast food Japanese-style. Stop for lunch, or just try the tasty snacks. Then, free time to wander along the iconic Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori shopping streets with an array of the fabulous selection of fashionable boutiques. Conclude the tour with a visit to dramatic Osaka Castle, built as a display of power in the 16th century, strategically looming over the surrounding park and moat. Inside, see an excellent collection of art, armor, and collectibles. Check in to your hotel. 
Overnight: Osaka 
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 8, Full Day in Osaka
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy this city on your own, or, embark on the optional tour to the 8th century Imperial capital of Nara. In the evening, gather together for a Farewell Dinner
Optional: Imperial Capital of Nara (AM) 
Overnight: Osaka 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 9,  Depart Japan
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight 
Meals: Breakfast




Tokyo Prince Hotel

Situated next to a quiet, leafy forest in the heart of Tokyo, the Tokyo Prince Hotel offers tranquility in a centralized location. Serene sculptured gardens outside your guest room windows give no hint of the bustle of the city beyond.
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

From the impressive main entrance, and the courtyard water feature recreating the simple purity of the city's Horikawa River, the atmosphere of quiet composure communicates a sense of calm and relaxation to every guest.
Courtyard by Marriott Shin-Osaka Station, Osaka

Courtyard by Marriott Shin-Osaka Station welcomes travelers with intuitively designed rooms, inviting public spaces and a thoughtful mix of services for staying connected, productive and balanced.



Cancellation policy:

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation *

* Travel Protection (Insurance) premiums are not covered by the initial deposit. Insurance premiums may be paid at any time prior to or with final payment and become effective on the date payment is received.
Up to 61 days prior to departure: $200 p.p.
60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
30 to 2 days prior to departure: 90% of cost
1 day or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

Airline assessed change or cancellation fees apply.







Passports should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled return date. We recommend that you have at least 3 free pages in the Visas section of your passport.





Available Packages

Double Occupancy Japan without airfare
Unavailable as of June 3, 2022

Deposit: $200.00

If paying separately from your roommate, select 1 traveler and indicate your roommate. 

Day Classic Japan without airfare

Choose this option if you do not plan to fly out of LA or don't plan to fly to LA to take the flight included in this itinerary.

Double Occupancy Japan
Unavailable as of June 3, 2022

Deposit: $200.00

If paying separately from your roommate, select 1 traveler and indicate your roommate. 


9 Day Classic Japan with airfare out of LAX


Extra Options

Full Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone with lunch
Unavailable as of June 3, 2022


per person pricing

Travel along the scenic roads of rural Japan with its striking natural scenery. Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Stop to admire the gorgeous landscape of the park and Lake Ashi. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing cruise around placid Lake Ashi. Ascend to the summit using a cable car, to marvel at sweeping views of Hakone National Park and gain a whole new appreciation of this iconic mountain. Spend time at leisure to explore the surrounding area on your own before returning to your hotel in Tokyo. 

Full Day Hiroshima & Miyajima
Unavailable as of June 3, 2022


per person pricing

Spend a day exploring the historical highlights of Hiroshima and discovering the idyllic Miyajima Island. Depart on board the bullet train for your ride to Hiroshima. Upon arrival, visit the Hiroshima Memorial Park, a historical site near where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that show the carnal destruction the bomb caused and marvel at how the city recovered. Take a moment to reflect on the heartbreaking history of the region. Continue to the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack. Afterwards, board a ferry to the majestic Miyajima Island, an area known as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and explore the island to learn the history of the iconic red Itsukushima Shrine that appears to float on the water at high tide*. Reboard the ferry and head back to Hiroshima to take the bullet train for your return journey.

Imperial Capital of Nara
Unavailable as of June 3, 2022


per person pricing

Travel via the Nara Keinawa expressway to the 8th century Imperial capital of Nara, a repository of Japan's cultural heritage, with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a wealth of historic treasures. Arrive at the exquisite Todai-ji Temple, one of the world’s largest wooden structures and home of the impressive Great Buddha bronze statue, rising over 50 feet high. You then continue to Nara Park to see the over 1,000 tame deer roaming freely in the peaceful park. The tour concludes with a visit to the famous and beautiful Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, displaying over 3,000 antique hanging bronze lanterns.

Travel Protection with Cancel for Any Reason Waiver
Unavailable as of June 3, 2022

Deposit: $209.00

per person pricing

Travel Protection Plan Highlights

  • Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit (CFAR) provided by Gate 1 Travel (non-insurance feature) is now included
  • Medical Coverage for illness or injury, including COVID-19
  • Trip cancellation, interruption and delay benefits
  • Baggage loss or delay protection
  • Pre-existing medical condition exclusion waiver, available if elected within 21 days of booking date (additional provisions apply)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • 24-hour emergency travel assistance (non-insurance services)

Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit:   You may cancel up to 72 hours before your scheduled departure for any reason not otherwise covered in the Travel Protection Plan and receive a future travel credit equal to the full cost of your trip, less the cost of the initial deposit, airline-assessed fees, amendment fees, and insurance premium.