Yamato Deluxe Autumn Tour to Japan

OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 3, 2016 (15 days / 13 nights)   

April 23, 2016

 The city of Kumamoto, as well as outlying areas, suffered greatly with the April earthquake.  Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected, and we hope and pray that conditions will get better each day.  

 Our Yamato Deluxe Autumn Tour 2016 is now having to make changes.  Instead of Kumamoto, we will be going to Beppu and stay at the beautiful Suginoi Hotel for the two nights.  Then we will be going to the lovely town of Uwajima on Shikoku Island before continuing to Matsuyama. 
Please join us!  It will be another great experience!

 Yamato Travel Bureau 


Oct. 20, Thu.  LEAVE LOS ANGELES.     Depart Los Angeles after midnight.   En route, we will cross the International Date Line, arriving Tokyo the next day. 

 Oct. 21, Fri.  ARRIVE TOKYO/HANEDA - FUKUOKA.   On arrival at Tokyo, proceed through immigration  and   customs,  then to the domestic flight to Fukuoka.  After arrival, tour of the city includes:  Dazaifu, and Tenmangu Shrine (dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, the God of Learning).  Lunch included.  
Check in at hotel after 3 p.m.    (L) 
 
Oct. 22, Sat.  FUKUOKA – NAGASAKI – FUKUOKA.    Leave this morning for Nagasaki.  First visit to Glover Garden, an open-air museum. Lunch at a Chanpon restaurant, after which visit Peace Park/A-bomb Museum.  Return to Fukuoka around 6:30 p.m.     (B L)                                                                        

 Oct. 23, Sun.   FUKUOKA – KOISHIWARA – HITA - BEPPU.  Travel to Koishiwara, pottery town.
 Continue to Hita City for lunch.  On to Beppu.    (B L D)                                                                            

 Oct. 24, Mon.   BEPPU – YUFUIN – BEPPU.  This morning, Yufuin Town, lunch at Saigakukan.
 Afternoon sightseeing in Beppu at Jigoku (3 places) before returning to hotel.   (B L) 

 Oct. 25, Tue.  BEPPU – UWAJIMA  Ferry to Yawatahama for lunch and on to Uwajima.
 Sightseeing of Uwajima Castle and Tenshaen Garden and continue to hotel.  (B D) 

 Oct. 26, Wed.    UWAJIMA – MATSUYAMA.  Visit Date Museum and local market.  Ferry ride to Yizuhaura to see the Terrace Field.  After lunch, depart for Matsuyama. the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island.          (B L)                          

Oct. 27, Thu. MATSUYAMA –TAKAMATSU.  Sightseeing in Matsuyama and visit Matsuyama Castle.
Travel  to Takamatsu, the capital city of Kagawa Prefecture.   Lunch provided. Afternoon sightseeing of Ritsurin Park, a beautiful strolling garden.  (B L)       

 Oct. 28, Fri.   TAKAMATSU.  Travel  to  Shodoshima, a peaceful island getaway, for sightseeing of Marukin Soysauce Memorial and the Movie Village of “Twenty-Four Eyes.”   (B D)  

Oct. 29, Sat.   TAKAMATSU – KYOTO.  Leave Takamatsu by Marine Liner, changing to “bullet” train at Okayama, arriving in Kyoto in time for lunch on your own.  Afternoon sightseeing of two important spots of interest     (B)          

 Oct. 30, Sun.   KYOTO.  Morning visit to Nara.  Afternoon free.  Special Shab-shab dinner tonight.       (B L)                       
Oct. 31, Mon. KYOTO.  All day free for independent activities.   (B)                                                                                              .            
Nov. 1, Tue.    KYOTO – TOKYO.  Travel by train to Tokyo.  Sightseeing of Asakusa Temple and Nakamise shopping arcade.  After lunch, visit the Nijubashi and Meiji Shrine.    (B L)                                                               

 Nov. 2, Wed.  TOKYO.  All day free for independent activities and last-minute shopping.   (B)  

Nov. 3, Thu.   HOMEWARD BOUND.      A free morning for last-minute sightseeing or shopping.  Transfer provided to the airport for your flight home.    “Sayonara” to Japan!   (B)                     

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HOTELS: 

Fukuoka                  Grand Hyatt Fukuoka                        2 nights 

Beppu                      Beppu Suginoi Hotel                           2 nights 

Iwajima                   Hotel Clement Uwajima                   1 night                                    

Matsuyama           ANA Hotel Matsuyama                     1 night 

Takamatsu            JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu         2 nights                                             

Kyoto                     Granvia Hotel Kyoto                            3 nights 

Tokyo                     Imperial Hotel, Tokyo                         2 nights 

 
LAND COST:  $5,950.00 per person, based upon double occupancy.
                              Single supplement:  $995.00 for single room occupancy. 
 
AIRFARE: Will be provided separately, using the lowest economy class fare available at time of booking.
 Premium economy, business, and first- class fares will be quoted upon 
request. 

 
English-speaking tour guide:    Mr. Shigeru Shinohara
                                         tour escort:   Ms. 
Keiko Kawashima

 
This is only an outline of the cities we will visit.  Please join us as we show you Japan with all its beautiful and historical sights! 

Revised April 23, 2016, omitting Kumamoto 


NOTE:  Itinerary is subject to change without notice.


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