Japan from $1,898

Tokyo – Kyoto – Osaka

10 days - 8 nights

US departure date: August 20, 2022
Tokyo land tour start date: August 21
Osaka return date: August 29

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The 10-day land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 8 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms
  • Shinkansen Bullet Train (ordinary class)
  • Ground transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers included with purchased international AESU group airfare

Meals

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 specialty dinners including:
    • Japanese welcome dinner
    • Shinjuku Food Tour
    • Osaka farewell dinner

Activities, Admissions & Sights

  • Welcome orientation in Tokyo
  • Tokyo city tour with local historian
  • Sensoji Buddhist Temple
  • Tsukiji Outer Fish Market
  • Shinto Meji Shrine
  • Digital Art Museum
  • Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • Lake Ashi cruise
  • Owakudani Crater cable car
  • Sumo Wrestler training session
  • Kyoto Tea Ceremony
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kinkakuji - Golden Pavillion
  • Nijo Castle
  • Tenryuji Zen Temple
  • Todaiji Temple
  • Diabutsu - Great Buddha statue
  • Nara Deer Park
  • Osaka Castle
  • Umeda Sky Building
  • Cup Noodle Museum and much more…!

Plus:

  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Discover this timeless country, where ancient traditions seamlessly fuse with contemporary lifestyles and the landscape transitions from mystical temples and shrines to ultramodern architecture in the blink of an eye.

Tour Highlights

  • Welcome orientation in Tokyo
  • Tokyo city tour with local historian
  • Sensoji Buddhist Temple
  • Tsukiji Outer Fish Market
  • Shinto Meji Shrine
  • Digital Art Museum
  • Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • Lake Ashi cruise
  • Owakudani Crater cable car
  • Sumo Wrestler training session
  • Kyoto Tea Ceremony
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kinkakuji - Golden Pavillion
  • Nijo Castle
  • Tenryuji Zen Temple
  • Todaiji Temple
  • Diabutsu - Great Buddha statue
  • Nara Deer Park
  • Osaka Castle
  • Umeda Sky Building
  • Cup Noodle Museum and much more…!

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
Find out more

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Kurama Hike & Hot Springs outdoor baths
$89

Best known for its Buddhist mountain temple and its hot springs, Kurama is a rural town in the northern mountains of Kyoto City, less than one hour from the city center. Hike picturesque trails following the river (approx 2 hours) past ancient hidden temple structures. After lunch we'll relax and soak in outdoor baths called rotemburo, surrounded by forested mountains, taking in the invigorating air and beautiful vistas.

Samurai Kenbu Lesson
$125

Get a glimpse into the philosophies of Bushido, the way of the warrior, by learning general concepts of the world of the samurai, and learning how to wield a real katana while wearing traditional samurai clothes.

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What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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Meals

Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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Hotels

We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. All land package rates are based on two people sharing a room. If traveling solo and not wanting to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender travelers. If a share cannot be arranged a single supplement will apply.

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Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo

Minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, this luxury hotel provides the perfect location to explore the delights of Tokyo. Guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast and wifi, as well as a sky pool, fitness center, a Japanese Tea Ceremony room, and more.

HOTEL VISCHIO KYOTO, Kyoto

Located in Kyoto, 0.7 mi from TKP Garden City Kyoto, Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA features air-conditioned accommodationwith a flat screen TV, bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer. The hotel facilities include a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge. Free WiFi throughout the property,

ANA Crown Plaza, Osaka

The ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel is located right in the heart of Osaka, making it easy for you to make the most of your time in this exciting city. The hotel features multiple restaurants and bars, a fitness center, business center, indoor pool and sauna.

Essential Japan$3898.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In TokyoEnd In OsakaLand Only
2022
Aug 21  Aug 29$3898

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

*Price per person based on a twin share room. If you are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $985 will be applied to your reservation.

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AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Tokyo, return from Osaka.

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport and your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed departure” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 120 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 120 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 120 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $150 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 120 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Northwestern Alumni Association offers travel insurance through Travel Insurance Select. To learn more, please call 800-937-1387 or copy this link into your browser:https://select.travelinsure.com/?pcode=32198

Northwestern Travel Disclaimer:
The University is not the Tour Operator. The University acts as a mere agent for the supplier by: selling travel-related accepting services, accepting reservations, and booking for services that are not directly supplied by the University.
The University is not responsible for changes of flight times, fare changes, damage, loss of baggage, dishonor of airline, hotel or other reservations, delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, airline or tour operator bankruptcies, accidents, or for the acts of defaults of any person or entity engaged in conveying participants or in carrying out other arrangements of the tour. The University reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality. TheTour Operator further reserves the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour should such person’s health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the right or welfare of the other participants. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour.
The University, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract, failure to comply with any state or federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or any intentional or negligent actions or omissions on the part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to travelers or travelers’ companions or group members.
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-Past traveler

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