Imperial Cities of China & Japan

12 days from $6,516 per person*
  • Cycle to the Terra Cotta Army, ancient cities, and Buddhist temples.
  • Take in the view as you stroll along the Great Wall with private guide.
  • Weave through Beijing’s hutongs on your private rickshaw.
  • Private guided tours of Shanghai, Tokyo, Kyoto, and more.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Embark on a dramatic & action packed odyssey through China and Japan's show-stopping cities & natural wonders.

China is a colorful, clashing tapestry of the ancient and modern wonders. Discovering its capital city is a spellbinding journey between an ancient civilization and a brave new world. With a private guide, explore the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and more. Cycle through fabled Xi'an and visit the famous Terra Cotta Army. Fly to Shanghai and explore China's most cosmopolitan city by private guide. Enjoy a cruise on the Huangpud River that divides old Shanghai from the futuristic Pudong. From the urban buzz of Tokyo to the peacefulness of Kyoto, Japan is a spellbinding land of contrats. Led by expert private guide tour the highlights of energetic Tokyo and culturally decadent Kyoto. Featuring bike rides, boat cruises, rickshaw rides, all the legendary highlights, scenic rail journeys, 4* hotels, private car & driver, domestic flights & more.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Tour - Private - Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Tour - Private - Great Wall Mutianyu with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an
    Beijing to Xi'an
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Hutongs of Beijing with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Beijing - Xi`an [(2hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Xi'an
    Xi'an
    • Tour - Private - Terra Cotta Warriors, City Wall by Bike & Pagoda with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Xi'an to Shanghai
    Xi'an to Shanghai
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Xi`an - Shanghai [(2hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Hongqiao Domestic) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bund & Nanjing Road Walking Tour (4hrs) - Guide
  • Day 7 Shanghai
    Shanghai
    • Tour - Private - Bund Cruise, Oriental Pearl, Shanghai Museum & Urban Planning Hall with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Shanghai to Tokyo
    Shanghai to Tokyo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (PVG) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Airport Meet & Assist - Meet & Greet-Narita 9:00-20:55
    • Japan - Welcome
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Narita Airport
  • Day 9 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Tokyo Highlights Tour by Taxi (8 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
  • Day 10 Tokyo to Kyoto
    Tokyo to Kyoto
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station Transfer with Private Vehicle and Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Train - Tokyo - Kyoto [(2.5hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Granvia Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Tour of Nara by Taxi & Local Train (5 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Kyoto Highlights Tour by Taxi (8 hrs) - Guide/Taxi
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Kyoto - Osaka [Kansai Airport] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Beijing

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Beijing
Beijing
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing

Day 2: Beijing

This full day of private guided tour explores Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven with a stop for a deluxe lunch. Tiananmen Square was built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and stretches a vast 440,000 square meters. The Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex with 9,999 buildings. The Outer Court was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation. The Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. Fourteen emperors of the Ming dynasty and ten emperors of the Qing dynasty reigned here until 1924. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 AD during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Day 3: Beijing

Enjoy a full day private guided tour with lunch at the Great Wall at Mutianyu located 45 miles northeast of Beijing. This section winds along lofty, cragged mountains for 1.4 miles. Construction was started in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) and was restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Built mainly from granite with 8 meter walls and 5 meter wide at the top, it is notable for its 22 watchtowers. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*)
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Great Wall at Mutianyu
Great Wall at Mutianyu

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

Enjoy this half day private guided tour of the Hutongs of Beijing. The word "hutong" originates from "hottog" which means "well" in Mongolian, and means a lane or alley - or in fact the passage formed by lines of siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where old Beijing residents live. Beijing's hutongs are inequable ranging from a few feet to over 30 feet wide. The longest has more than 20 turns, though most have a slant, half turn, or are cul-de-sacs "blind hutongs". The gray-tiled houses and identical crisscrossing deep alleys give you the impression of being in a maze - fun to walk through, but be careful not to get lost. This tour includes exploration of the hutongs with a tricycle/rickshaw. Our suggestion is to finish the tour at the bar/restaurant cluster of Houhai rather than return to the hotel. Lunch with a local family is included. 

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Beijing to Xi'an. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Sofitel on Renmin Square (4*)

The heritage of Xian and the classic French hospitality of Sofitel combine to creature the stunning Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square. Welcoming travelers to the heart of the city, the hotel is located very centrally within the Xian city walls near many historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, and Forest of Steles. Additionally, the airport and Terra Cotta Warriors are both a 45-minute drive away. All guest rooms are adorned with modern conveniences, indulging your senses within a chic design that perfectly complements your stay. Explore Mediterranean flavors and Moroccan, Chinese, Brazilian, and Japanese cuisines from the various selections of elegant restaurants in addition to two bars and lounges. For more leisurely pursuits, guests can enjoy the services of Touch Spa with the swimming pool Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Xi'an
Xi'an
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sofitel on Renmin Square
Sofitel on Renmin Square

Day 5: Xi'an

The first stop of this private guided bicycle tour is the Terra Cotta Army. Discovered accidentally in 1974, this incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses, and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin's tomb since 210 BC. Each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and excavation continues in 3 pits which are protected inside huge hangars. The tour continues on to the imposing ancient city wall. The walls, ramparts, gates, and watchtowers from one of the oldest and most complete city defenses still around. They were built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City surrounding the city center. The last leg of the tour is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is a major Buddhist site. The simple, elegant brick pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. The Temple complex has several large halls with some great Buddhist statues and murals.

Accommodation: Sofitel on Renmin Square (4*)
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wild Goose Pagoda
Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Xi'an to Shanghai. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Walk along the famous Nanjing Road and the fabulous Bund area while you listen to your expert local tour guide explain the history and development of China's most cosmopolitan city. Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s major shopping district, is one of the world's busiest shopping streets, packed with bustling stores and food outlets. It's named after the neighboring province’s capital. A large part of Nanjing Road is a pedestrian precinct. The next stop is the Bund, which is Shanghai's famous waterfront. From here you will have spectacular views of the Pudong side of the city

Accommodation: Marriott Shanghai City Center (4*)

The best of Shanghai awaits both inside and outside of the doors of the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. The new luxury property is situated in the heart of the city's downtown area, only minutes away from the Bund, Nanjing Road, and the People’s Square. Guest rooms and suites boast expansive city views and include modern amenities and plush designer bedding. Other on-site amenities include a full fitness center with an indoor pool and our signature Luxury Spa. Amenities at the hotel in Shanghai City Center include an indoor pool, fully equipped gym facilities and relaxing spa. Five delectable restaurants and lounges allow guests to savor everything from authentic Cantonese cuisine to made-to-order afternoon tea. Come see why the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre presents guests with an unparalleled downtown experience.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Tower
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Marriott Shanghai City Center
Marriott Shanghai City Center

Day 7: Shanghai

Experience a full day private guided tour of Shanghai visiting the Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Museum, Nanjing Road, the Bund, cruising on the Huangpu river, and enjoying the views from the Oriental Pearl Tower. The museum is an authentic treasure house of ancient Chinese art and holds around 120,000 precious relics. Bronzes, pottery, paintings, and calligraphies are distinctive features of the museum's collection. The nearby Urban Planning Hall is a fun and informative introduction to Shanghai’s exciting past and future. Strolling down Nanjing Road, which was once listed as one of the most interesting streets in the world, you will arrive at the historic Bund. Enjoy a cruise on the Huangpud River that divides old Shanghai from the futuristic Pudong, before venturing across the water for a trip up the Oriental Pearl Tower to view the city from above. The majority of this tour is best to be done by foot.

Accommodation: Marriott Shanghai City Center (4*)
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Oriental Pearl Tower
Oriental Pearl Tower

Day 8: Shanghai - Tokyo

Airport transfer:

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

 

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

For your added comfort, you will be welcomed by an English speaking assistant who will assist you upon arrival at the airport. Your assistant will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

Welcome to Japan!

Meet your driver for an enjoyable airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: New Otani Tokyo (4*)

The New Otani is surrounded by one of Tokyo’s noted Japanese-style gardens that features a waterfall within its grounds. The garden boasts over 400 years of history, has been painstakingly maintained and exhibits different but equally enjoyable scenery each season. The hotel is continuously being praised by customers for its environmental friendliness through its ‘Hybrid Hotel Project’, aiming to bring about a higher level of service through the ideology that ‘creating environmentally friendly amenities is inherent to the genuine comfort of guests’. By way of a major restoration, the hotel has upgraded its earthquake safety, installed an improved climate control system, and amongst other distinctions has cut its CO2 emissions to offer an eco-friendly level of service. In addition it has many green features like a roof garden, a water recycling plant, a composting plant, and local organic produce.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tokyo
Tokyo
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  New Otani Hotel Tokyo
New Otani Hotel Tokyo

Day 9: Tokyo

Take a day tour of this fascinating city with a local guide. The day begins with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. Take a walk down Omotesando shopping street, a broad tree lined avenue home to the flagship stores of the world’s top fashion brands. Head across town to Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can soak in the atmosphere of the Tokyo of old. Visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. End your day in Hamarikyu garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts, where you will stop for a cup of steaming matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea house on a small island in the park’s lake. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: New Otani Tokyo (4*)
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple

Day 10: Tokyo - Kyoto

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Transfer by train from Tokyo to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2.5 hours.

The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is located directly above the Japan Rail train station. The walk from the train to your hotel is very short and easily done on your own. Thus, no service guide has been included. After exiting your train, please follow the below instructions to reach your hotel.

When using the Shinkansen bullet train: Exit via the Shinkansen Main Exit, turn right and walk straight through Nanboku-Jiyu-Tsuro (North-to-South main corridor) until you reach the escalator to the hotel entrance on your right.

When using the Haruka Express from Kansai International Airport: Exit via the JR Chuo Main Exit and take the escalator on your right to the Lobby on the 2nd floor of the hotel.

Enjoy a scenic 45-minute transfer from your hotel to Nara with a local guide. For 74 years during the 8th century, Nara was Japan’s capital, and many of the temples and shrines built at that time remain. You will have the opportunity to visit Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. The next stop on your tour is Nara’s most celebrated shrine, Kasuga Taisha. This shrine was established in 768 AD and is famous for its hundreds of bronze and stone lanterns which have been donated by worshipers. You will end the day with a walk through Nara Park, locally referred to as Deer Park due to the large population of more than 1,000 tame deer living there. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Granvia Kyoto (4*)

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The Hotel Granvia Kyoto features 12 restaurants and bars, and key fitness facilities that deem this hotel a premier destination for international travelers.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kyoto
Kyoto
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Day 11: Kyoto

Today you explore the former imperial capital with a knowledgeable local guide, utilizing Kyoto’s comprehensive bus system to visit some of Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites. You will start your day with a visit to Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), which was originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. After his death it became a Buddhist Temple at his request, and is now one of Kyoto’s most famous temples. Nijo Castle is an ornamental castle was built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence and is surrounded by stunning surrounding gardens. The main building was completed in 1603, and is famous for its architecture, decorated sliding doors and ‘chirping’ nightingale floors. Take a walk down Nishiki Market, a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. To end the day you can decide what to visit. You may want to go to Kiyomizu (Pure Water) Temple (temple is currently under construction). From the 13m high veranda jutting out from the Main Hall you can enjoy amazing views of the whole of Kyoto, whilst pondering the fact that both the Main Hall and Veranda were built without the use of nails or any kind of joiners; however, it is a steep walk uphill, and the temple is now under repair work, although it is still enjoyable and a Kyoto landmark. You may decide, instead, to visit Sanjusangendo, a temple which is Japan's longest wooden structure (120m). It is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. In the center of the main hall sits a large, wooden statue of a 1000-armed Kannon that is flanked on each side by 500 statues of human sized 1000-armed Kannon standing in ten rows. Together they make for an awesome sight. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Granvia Kyoto (4*)
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple

Day 12: Kyoto

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Park Plaza Wangfujing (4*): Beijing

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lobby
Lobby

Sofitel on Renmin Square (4*): Xi'an

The heritage of Xian and the classic French hospitality of Sofitel combine to creature the stunning Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square. Welcoming travelers to the heart of the city, the hotel is located very centrally within the Xian city walls near many historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, and Forest of Steles. Additionally, the airport and Terra Cotta Warriors are both a 45-minute drive away. All guest rooms are adorned with modern conveniences, indulging your senses within a chic design that perfectly complements your stay. Explore Mediterranean flavors and Moroccan, Chinese, Brazilian, and Japanese cuisines from the various selections of elegant restaurants in addition to two bars and lounges. For more leisurely pursuits, guests can enjoy the services of Touch Spa with the swimming pool Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sofitel on Renmin Square
Sofitel on Renmin Square
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Marriott Shanghai City Center (4*): Shanghai

The best of Shanghai awaits both inside and outside of the doors of the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. The new luxury property is situated in the heart of the city's downtown area, only minutes away from the Bund, Nanjing Road, and the People’s Square. Guest rooms and suites boast expansive city views and include modern amenities and plush designer bedding. Other on-site amenities include a full fitness center with an indoor pool and our signature Luxury Spa. Amenities at the hotel in Shanghai City Center include an indoor pool, fully equipped gym facilities and relaxing spa. Five delectable restaurants and lounges allow guests to savor everything from authentic Cantonese cuisine to made-to-order afternoon tea. Come see why the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre presents guests with an unparalleled downtown experience.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Marriott Shanghai City Center
Marriott Shanghai City Center
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Winter Garden Lounge
Winter Garden Lounge

New Otani Tokyo (4*): Tokyo

The New Otani is surrounded by one of Tokyo’s noted Japanese-style gardens that features a waterfall within its grounds. The garden boasts over 400 years of history, has been painstakingly maintained and exhibits different but equally enjoyable scenery each season. The hotel is continuously being praised by customers for its environmental friendliness through its ‘Hybrid Hotel Project’, aiming to bring about a higher level of service through the ideology that ‘creating environmentally friendly amenities is inherent to the genuine comfort of guests’. By way of a major restoration, the hotel has upgraded its earthquake safety, installed an improved climate control system, and amongst other distinctions has cut its CO2 emissions to offer an eco-friendly level of service. In addition it has many green features like a roof garden, a water recycling plant, a composting plant, and local organic produce.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  New Otani Hotel Tokyo
New Otani Hotel Tokyo
Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  New Otani Room
New Otani Room

Granvia Kyoto (4*): Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The Hotel Granvia Kyoto features 12 restaurants and bars, and key fitness facilities that deem this hotel a premier destination for international travelers.

Imperial Cities of China & Japan Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    We had a GREAT time on this tour with our granddaughter. All the tour guides were knowledgeable. Thanks for planning this great trip for us.

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    I went to private tour w Kensington to Japan for 3 weeks last month. It was incredible. My daughter was studying in Niigata so I wanted her to hook up with me periodically throughout my tour to see all the highlights of Japan. It worked out perfectly. I'd personally like to thank Adam Watkins who was incredible with detail, kindness and professionalism. The guide selection was a perfect fit. I cannot say enough about my and my daughter's experience with Kensington Tours. A trip of a lifetime.

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    All the accommodations were great. The guides were very personable and knowledgeable. As a woman traveling alone, I never felt unsafe.

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    Having Cindy Kwan organize our trip made it incredibly easy. Everything flowed smoothly.

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