Duration: 15-23 March 2020
Destinations: Tokyo
Price: £2,395.00

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The holiday of a lifetime for fans of manga, anime and all aspects of Japanese pop culture. As well as visits to Akihabara and Nakano Broadway, we take you to the Ghibli Museum where the work of this wonderful Japanese animation studio can be admired! Experience Tokyo in all its neon glory with the original Manga Tour. We don’t just visit Japan – we live it!

Download the Brochure: Japan Manga Tour 2020 Brochure

Download the Reservation Form: Reservation Form

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

Want to stay on in Japan? Be sure to check out our fabulous Kyoto Extension package below!

 

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Manga Tour Itinerary

15-16 March: UK-Tokyo

Fly overnight from London Heathrow on 15 March to Tokyo. (Non-UK passengers will have to make their own flight arrangements). Upon arrival the next day (16 March), you will be transferred to your hotel in Tokyo by private coach..

 

17 March: Ghibli Museum, Nakano Broadway

After breakfast, we will visit the superb Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, designed by one of the world’s top animators, Hayao Miyazaki – Academy Award winner for “Spirited Away”. Then we go on to Nakano Broadway – the mega-mall home to Mandarake and countless other manga and memorabilia speciality stores.

   

 

18 March: Shinjuku, Tokyo Tower, Asakusa, Sunshine City

Today we start with an orientation of Shinjuku pointing out local hotspots including animal cafes and robot restaurants! Next we’ll visit the iconic Tokyo Tower – Godzilla’s favourite haunt – where you will gain access to the Special Observatory and the One Piece indoor theme park. We then go to bustling Sensoji Temple in Asakusa – beloved by all Tokyoites. This evening we will head to the largest Pokemon Centre in Sunshine City Mall, Ikebukuro.

 

19 March: Akihabara

After breakfast, we visit Akihabara – Tokyo’s “Electric Town” and home to dozens of anime, manga and electronic goods stores.

 

20 March: Free Day/Optional Tour

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure, or you may want to join one of our Optional trips. The first is a day out to the magical world of Tokyo Disneyland. Alternatively, how about a fully-guided tour to Mt. Fuji and the beautiful nearby resort of Hakone, returning to Tokyo by Bullet Train? If you decide to simply stay in Tokyo, you might want to visit the futuristic district of Odaiba, where you can spend time gaming at Sega Joypolis – an indoor gaming theme park, then go on to see the famous life-sized Gundam. Nearby is Toyota Megaweb – a gigantic car showroom featuring cars of the past as well as the future.

 

21 March: AnimeJapan Convention

Today we will head to Odaiba and attend one of the largest animation-related events in the world: AnimeJapan Con! Featuring numerous booths by Japanese production companies such as Toei Animation, Bandai Namco and Tezuka Productions, you can spend the day watching live shows, special appearances by mangakas (manga creators) and voice actors, seeing the amazing cosplay and maybe even taking part in anime-related workshops!

 

22 March: Harajuku/Meiji Shrine

Today we head to wacky Harajuku and serene Meiji Shrine nearby. As it’s a Sunday, you should have the chance to see beautiful Shinto weddings taking place! We will then move on to Omotesando and Takeshita Street – a great place for souvenir shopping.

 

23 March: Return to the UK

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Narita Airport (Tokyo New International Airport by private coach from where you will depart for the UK.

 

Download the Brochure:  Japan Manga Tour 2020 Brochure

Download the Reservation Form:  Reservation Form

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

Accommodation in Tokyo

Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabukicho

Tokyo (Shinjuku Station)
Standard

This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.

Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

Located in the heart of Tokyo’s entertainment district you are never far away from great places to eat and shop. There are plenty of Karaoke bars nearby as well as a baseball batting centre. Being very close to Higashi-Shinjuku metro station, and only 10 minutes’ walk (or under 5 minutes by taxi) from JR Shinjuku station, Japan’s biggest transport hub and a gateway to the whole of Tokyo, the city is truly at your fingertips.

Download the Brochure:  Japan Manga Tour 2020 Brochure

Download the Reservation Form:  Reservation Form

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

Dates: 15 -23 March 2020

Price Includes:

  • International scheduled return Economy class flights from London.
  • Entry to Ghibli Museum, designed by Hayao Miyazaki, Academy Award winner for “Spirited Away”
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation at a centrally-located 3* hotel in Tokyo and breakfast daily.
  • Private air-conditioned coach transfers to/from Tokyo airport for those travelling on the scheduled group flights.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to all temples, shrines, museums and other attractions on tour including access to the Main Observatory at Tokyo Tower and a 1 Day entry ticket to AnimeJapan Con in Odaiba.
  • All subway and train fares
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys Guide throughout

Not Included in Price:

  • Travel Insurance (see below)
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Optional Tours

Price: £2,395.00 per person on a sharing basis

Land Only Price: £1,645.00 per person on a sharing basis (not including flights. non-UK passengers only))

Single Room Supplement: £345.00

 

SINGLE TRAVELLERS SHARERS OPTION

If you are travelling on your own and you are willing to share a room, we can endeavour to accommodate you with another single traveller of the same sex (thereby allowing you to avoid the single room supplement). Please ask us about this. There is no guarantee we can find you a suitable sharer.

REGIONAL FLIGHT CONNECTIONS (all Economy Class): Available on request. Please contact us for details.

To make a booking, a deposit of 10% of the total price is required.

 

All price estimates are based on a minimum of 20 persons travelling in March 2020.
All price estimates are based on current rates of exchange.

Download the Brochure:  Japan Manga Tour 2020 Brochure

Download the Reservation Form:  Reservation Form

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

INSURANCE

Travel can be a great experience, but it can also be fraught with problems, so when going anywhere it is essential you are properly covered with good travel insurance. You should be protected against cancellation, curtailment and loss or damage to your belongings as well as medical emergencies and have peace of mind if the unexpected happens.

Japan Journeys in association with Holiday Extras, is now able to offer excellent low cost cover to their customers.

Please click on the image below for a quote.

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Optional Tour A: Tokyo Disneyland

Enjoy the dreams and magic of the seven different themed lands in Tokyo Disneyland for one day! By day, experience the fantastic rides and attractions. By night, enjoy the superb Electric Parade.

Please let us know by the balance due date if you would like to join this optional tour.

Price: £110.00

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Optional Tour B: Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Mount Fuji and the beautiful resort of Hakone, returning on the world famous Bullet Train!

Please let us know by the balance due date if you would like to join this optional tour.

Price: £185.00 per person (including lunch)

OMEI EXPRESSWAY – FUJI SKY LINE – 5TH STATION
Enjoy scenery of rural Japan driving along to Mt. Fuji. A panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and peaks of mountains can be seen at 8,000 ft. altitude.

LUNCH!
Grilled Chicken Lunch (please let us know if you require a vegetarian option).

HAKONE ROPEWAY – NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy the latest double-wired gondola with a 360 degree panorama for a breath-taking view of the volcanic Hakone Mountains.

OWAKUDANI BOILING VALLEY
Ancient crater where sulfurous fume and clouds of steam rise from crevasses.
We suggest trying black colored shell eggs (eggs boiled in sulfurous hot spring water).

PIRATE BOAT CRUISE ON LAKE ASHI
Cruise across peaceful Lake Ashi, enjoying the picturesque and serene natural beauty of the crater lake.

RETURN TO TOKYO
Return by Bullet Train (Tour disbands at Tokyo station)

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Greetings to all our otakus out there!

Meet our Manga Tour mascot, Haruka Aoyama (青山 春香), or Haru-chan ( はるちゃん) for short!

Just so you know, Haru-chan is 16 and lives in Nakano.

At weekends she hangs out in Shibuya with her best friend, Emi-chan.

Why not stay on in Japan after the Manga Tour?

Join our fantastic Kyoto extension!

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Add an extra week to your stay and discover another side to this fascinating and beautiful country. After the Manga tour speed off on the magnificent Bullet Train to Japan’s cultural heartland. Kyoto is where you will find the Japan of silent temples nestling in bamboo groves, gardens of finely raked sand and bewitching geisha. This city is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines, exquisite crafts and some of the best cuisine in the country. In short, Kyoto is the heartbeat of traditional Japan. From Kyoto you have the opportunity to take excursions to the nearby Nara and lively Osaka. You will also visit Hiroshima, an attractive, cosmopolitan city which has risen from the ashes of the world’s first atomic bomb attack and stay the night in a traditional Japanese ryokan (Inn) on the nearby beautiful island of Miyajima. We will provide you with all the information you need to travel around Japan independently.We will provide you with all the information you need to travel around Japan independently.

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

EXTENSION ITINERARY

23 March: Tokyo-Hiroshima
Check out of your Tokyo hotel with the rest of the Manga Group. We will provide you with a 7-Day Japan Rail Pass for travel over the next few days. This gives you unlimited access to the entire Japan Rail (JR) network, including the world-famous Bullet Train (Shinkansen) services. Head straight to Hiroshima on the Bullet train and continue by local train and ferry to the lovely island of Miyajima. Check into your ryokan for 1 night. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn where you’ll sleep on a futon on a tatami mat floor. A delicious Japanese dinner (included) will be served to you. Enjoy the sights of this peaceful island. You can walk round the island in the evening wearing your cotton yukata (a robe provided in your room).

24 March: Miyajima & Hiroshima sightseeing, head to Kyoto
After breakfast at your ryokan, head back to the mainland and visit Hiroshima’s moving Peace Memorial Park, Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. There are also several anime- and game-related merchandise shops including the Pokemon Centre, Yellow Submarine and the Jump Shop that  you might want to visit before heading via the Bullet Train to Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan. Check into your superbly-located, spotless 3* hotel for 5 nights.

 

25 March: Kyoto sightseeing
Join a seated coach tour for sightseeing in Kyoto. The tour is guided, lunch is included, and sights include Nijo Castle, the beautiful Golden Pavilion (featured in Blue Exorcist) and Kiyomizu-dera (which appears in Love Hina & Negima), a lovely mountainside temple boasting stunning views over the city.

26 March: Nara sightseeing
Self-guided excursion to the nearby city of Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital and home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We recommend visiting Todaiji where you can see Japan’s largest Buddha statue, Nara Park which is home to hundreds of sacred deer and is featured in Lucky Star, and Kasuga Taisha, Nara’s most celebrated shrine.

27 March: Osaka
Using your Japan Rail Pass why not venture to Osaka, Japan’s lively second city. Head to Namba, commonly known as Osaka’s “mini-Akiba”, home to an abundance of anime merch shops. Next you might like to head to Den-Den Town near Nipponbashi, where you can rummage for vintage Japanese electronics.

28 March: At leisure
Today is your day to do as you choose! Explore Kyoto further – we recommend visiting the Kyoto International Manga Museum, Fushimi Inari Shrine which is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates and is featured in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, Arashiyama with its beautiful bamboo forests, or Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Alternatively head to Nara/Osaka again.

29 March: Return to UK
Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to Japan…until next time! Transfer to Kansai International Airport (Osaka).

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

A selection of accommodation

Jukeiso

Miyajima
Superior

A traditional Japanese ryokan perched on a hill giving it arguably the best views of any property over Itsukushima shrine and the famous tori gate. Rooms are large traditional tatami mat rooms with en suite bath and toilet. A small TV, safe and refrigerator are available in the room. Jukeiso has communal male and female Japanese style baths and also a private bath with fantastic views over the island that can be reserved making it perfect for families or couples. A delicious, elaborate dinner will be served to you in the dining room where you will also take breakfast (which is a choice of Japanese or Western). Free wifi is available in the lobby.

This business class hotel features compact well-equipped rooms with flat screen TVs, refrigerators and bathroom amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi. Computer terminals are available in the lobby along with 24-hour coin laundry.
Breakfast is a light Japanese breakfast consisting of rice balls, miso soup, some salad items and also a little bread.

Superbly located on Shijo Street which is the main street for shopping with a number of department stores and fantastic restaurants. Nearby is the fascinating Nishiki food market and the covered markets.

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.

Extension Dates:

Price Includes:

  • 5 nights’ hotel accommodation at a centrally-located 3 star hotel in Kyoto and Japanese breakfast daily
  • 1 night ryokan (Shared) accommodation on Miyajima*, dinner and breakfast included
  • 7 Day Ordinary Class Japan Rail Pass
  • Seat on coach for guided sightseeing in Kyoto on Day 3

 

Not Included in Price:

  • Insurance
  • Lunches & Dinners not mentioned above
  • Admission fees other than those included in the sightseeing tour on Day 3

 

Total price: £1,225.00 per person on a twin/double room shared basis

Single room supplement: £225.00*

*Single travellers will share a room (with passengers of the same sex) for one night in the ryokan on the island Miyajima Island as is customary at a Japanese ryokan.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS SHARERS OPTION

If you wish to join this extension and you are willing to share a room, we can endeavour to accommodate you with another single traveller of the same sex (thereby allowing you to avoid the single room supplement). Please ask us about this. There is no guarantee we can find you a suitable sharer.

Payment for the extension package will be added to the balance of your trip which must be received 12 weeks prior to departure.

Please ensure you are adequately insured for your extra days in Japan.

Download the Brochure:  Japan Manga Tour 2020 Brochure

Download the Reservation Form:  Reservation Form

To enquire about availability, or find out more, call one of our specialists now on 020 7766 5267.
The balance of the price of the trip must be made 12 weeks prior to departure.

INSURANCE

Travel can be a great experience, but it can also be fraught with problems, so when going anywhere it is essential you are properly covered with good travel insurance. You should be protected against cancellation, curtailment and loss or damage to your belongings as well as medical emergencies and have peace of mind if the unexpected happens.

Japan Journeys in association with Holiday Extras, is now able to offer excellent low cost cover to their customers.

Please click on the image below for a quote.

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