Deluxe Autumn Tour to Japan

October 17 – 31, 2015  (15 Days / 13 Nights)
Oct. 17, Sat.  LEAVE LOS ANGELES.   We will board JAPAN AIRLINES non-stop flight to Osaka Kansai Airport.  En route, we will cross the International Date Line, arriving in Osaka the next day. 

Oct. 18, Sun.  ARRIVE OSAKA/KANSAI AIRPORT.   Upon arrival and after entry procedures, we will
stay overnight at the conveniently located airport hotel.

Oct. 19, Mon.   OSAKA – MANZA BEACH, OKINAWA. Fly to Okinawa/Naha and continue to the beautiful resort with sightseeing along the way.      (B L)

Oct. 20, Tue. MANZA BEACH - NAHA.  We will motorcoach to Naha, after visiting the northern part of Okinawa.      (B L)

Oct. 21, Wed.    NAHA.  City sightseeing after which time is allowed to visit Kokusai-dori, the largest
shopping center of Okinawa.     (B D)

Oct. 22, Thu.  NAHA – FUKUOKA.  Fly from Naha Airport to Fukuoka.  After arrival, sightseeing to
Dazaifu and Kyushu National Museum.      (B L)             
Oct. 23, Fri.   FUKUOKA – HIROSHIMA.  Our first “bullet train” ride will take us to Hiroshima. 
Afternoon sightseeing of Peace Memorial Park and the Museum.     (B L)

Oct. 24, Sat.   HIROSHIMA – MIYAJIMA.  Morning tour to Iwakuni, site of Kintai-kyo Bridge, a uniquely-shaped wooden bridge with five arches atop massive stone pillars.  Board a ferry to the islet of Miyajima,
one of the three most scenic sites of Japan, to see the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B L)
Oct. 25, Sun.   HIROSHIMA – KYOTO.  Ride the “bullet train” to Kyoto.  Afternoon sightseeing to three important sites in Kyoto.  Shab-shab dinner in the evening.    (B D)

Oct. 26, Mon.  KYOTO.   All day free for independent activities.  An optional tour to Nara is available.  (B)
Oct. 27, Tue.  KYOTO – HAKONE.  Travel by train to Odawara, then by bus to our Japanese inn in Miyanoshita.  Weather permitting, take a boat ride on Lake Hakone and a cable car ride for a great view of the area.  (B-D) 
Oct. 28, Wed..   HAKONE - TOKYO.   By train to Tokyo and sightseeing by chartered bus to visit the
Meiji Shrine, Nijubashi, the Asakusa Temple and Nakamise shopping arcade.   (B L)
Oct. 29, Thu.     TOKYO – NIKKO - TOKYO.  An adventure to Nikko and its beautiful scenery of
autumn colors, and the gorgeous Toshogu Shrine.   (B L)
Oct 30, Fri.  TOKYO.  All day free for independent activities or last-minute shopping.  (B D)
Oct. 31, Sat.   HOMEWARD BOUND.      A free morning for last minute sightseeing or shopping. 
Transfer provided to Narita Airport for non-stop flight to Los Angeles.  (B)
Osaka Hotel Nikko Kansai                                                               (1 night))
Manza Beach ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach                    (1 night)
Naha, Okinawa ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa Harborview       (2 nights)
Fukuoka Grand Hyatt Fukuoka                                                      (1 night)
Hiroshima Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima                                    (2 nights) 
Kyoto Granvia Kyoto Hotel                                                             (2 nights)
Hakone Mikawaya Ryokan                                                              (1 night)
Tokyo Imperial Hotel Tokyo                                                           (3 nights)
LAND-ONLY COST:   $5,995 per person, sharing a twin- bedded room. 
                                             $995 supplement for single occupancy. 

AIRFARE:  Airfare is not included in land cost and will be provided separately.   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!
Japan GUIDE:  Mr. Shigeru Shinohara (English-speaking)

TOUR ESCORT: Mrs. Peggy Mikuni, President, Yamato Travel Bureau
NOTE:  Itinerary is subject to change without notice.