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Before setting out on your tour to China, stop over in another iconic Asian country — and enhance the value of your international airfare — with an optional three-night, pre-trip extension in Tokyo, Japan. The world’s most populous city, Japan’s capital is an exciting and colorful urban tour de force. It’s also a fascinating marriage of contrasts, where fiercely traditional culture and passionate modernity coexist and, despite its bustling crowds, the streets would pass any white glove test. During our visit to this dynamic metropolis, we enjoy a panoramic city tour featuring both ancient and contemporary landmarks, including a visit to the Asakusa Kannon Temple.
Fly overnight to Tokyo, Japan
Depart from the U.S. on your flight to Tokyo, Japan.
Landing in Tokyo, Japan
After arriving and checking into your hotel, take advantage of the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Touring Tokyo's highlights
After breakfast, we enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo featuring the Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and the Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a special cultural experience — a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. This evening, we gather for a Welcome Dinner.
Explore bustling Tokyo on your own
After breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day at leisure to explore Japan's vibrant capital city on your own. Situated in Shinjuku — in the heart of Tokyo — our hotel offers convenient access to popular local shopping and entertainment districts, as well as the train station. And with so much to discover here, you're sure to stay busy right up until dinnertime, when you can choose from a spectrum of dining spots.
Fly to Beijing and join the base tour
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing.