Fall 2014 – Japan Escorted Tour (SOLD-OUT!!)

Hawaii Japan Escorted Tour by MOT Japan Tour

Our Autumn 2014 tour group at Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto

“Let’s Enjoy Japan’s Autumn and Local Food & Sake!!”

October 02, 2014 – October 12, 2014


** SOLD OUT!! **

We no longer accept tour reservations for this tour.
Our next trip to Japan is scheduled on Spring 2015.

Check out our Facebook to see pictures of this tour in Japan!

Tour Highlights:
1. Have Fun at Autumn Festivals (Matsuri) in Kyoto & Takayama
2. Experience Kyoto & Tokyo, The Historic Town & Modern City of Japan
3. Enjoy Japan’s Local Food and Premium Sake & Craft Beer in Hida-Takayama

Days/Nights to Stay and Places to Visit:

10 Days/9 Nights

(3 nights in Kyoto, 1 night in Nagoya, 2 nights in Takayama and 3 nights in Tokyo)

Tour Departure:


(*10/03/2014 departure is also okay)

Tour Arrival:


(*We can arrange for your extended stay in Japan)

Tour Price (Land Only)

Double Occupancy

$1,645.73 ($1,580 per person +$65.73 tax)

1) Deposit $156.24 ($150 deposit + $6.24 tax) needed upon initial reservation
2) Balance $1,489.49 ($1,430 balance + $59.49 tax) needed by September 2, 2014

Single Occupancy

$1,854.05 ($1,780 per person + $74.05 tax)

1) Deposit $156.24 ($150 deposit + $6.24 tax) needed upon initial reservation
2) Balance $1,697.81 ($1,630 balance + $67.81 tax) needed by September 2, 2014

Child (under age of 12 or below)
*Please inquire
single supplement

*9 night economy-class/budget/business hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
*Sightseeing from Kyoto to Tokyo escorted by English/Japanese speaking tour guide
*Japan Rail Pass 7-day Ordinary Class (Economy)
*One-way airport bus transfer from Kansai airport (Osaka) to Kyoto
*All admission and local tour participation fees in Japan
*One luggage transfer per passenger to Kansai airport (by Takkyubin/delivery company)
*Roundtrip airport transfers from your house to the Hilo airport (with above flight schedule dates)
*Free Wi-Fi during the tour (works with your smart phone)

*Roundtrip airfare from Hilo, Hawaii to Kansai airport (Osaka, Japan)
*All lunches and dinners in Japan
*Travel insurances
*Passport fees
*Personal expenses
*Incidental hotel charges such as room service, laundry service, phone calls, etc.

Air Tickets
It is highly recommended to book your flights through Hawaiian Airlines with the following flight schedules:

Departing Flight: Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 2:05PM from Honolulu to Osaka-Kansai, Japan (HA449)

Returning Flight: Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 8:45PM from Osaka-Kansai, Japan (HA450)

Update (August 21, 2014):  The returning flight from Osaka-Kansai to Honolulu may be sold out depending on availability. If you are unable to buy the flight ticket(s) that we recommend, you may buy your ticket(s) from a different airline company, return from Osaka-Kansai with a transit at Haneda airport (HND), or extend your stay in Japan instead.  We are happy to assist you by email (jtour@maikaiohana.com) or by phone (808-969-1030)  with any questions you may have.   

Tour Reservation
To reserve your tour, please click on the “Book Now!” button below or download a tour participation form to fill out and mail to us with a deposit fee of $150 per person (PayPal, check or money order). We can also accept your reservation and payment at our office below:

Attn: Yosh Sato, Japan Tour Sales
Maikai Ohana Tours
260 Kamehameha Avenue, Suite 209
Hilo, HI 96720

Final Payment
The final payment for your tour will be due 30 days before the tour departure (September 2, 2014) and can be made online. Also, you can visit our office to make your payment by cash, check, or credit cards. The final amount of your payment will be less your deposit.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your tour reservation, you must notify us in writing.  Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. (See cancellation fees below)

If you cancel your reservation, the followings apply:
Up to 63 days prior to the departure date ( – 7/31): No fee charged (deposit refunded)
62 to 32 days prior to the departure date (8/1 – 8/31): $150 deposit fee per person charged
31 to 15 days prior to the departure date (9/1 – 9/17/2014): 50% of total tour price charged
14 to 0 days prior to the departure date (9/18 – 10/2/2014): 100% of total tour price charged

Terms and Conditions
1. Must have a valid US passport to travel to Japan
2. Participants with non-US passport may require to obtain visa from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu before the tour departure. Please contact at 808.543.3111.
3. Must be in good health and able to walk long-distances.
4. Daily tour schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
5. Due to limited storage space while traveling, we recommended 1 piece of luggage and 1 hand carry bag per person during the tour.
6. Travel insurance is recommended to purchase for your protection.
7. Hotel confirmations will be provided 7 days prior to the tour departure.  Double occupancy rooms have two twin beds.  Single occupancy rooms have one twin bed. Non-smoking rooms may not always be available; however, smoking rooms can be treated with room freshener.
8. Credit cards are widely accepted to make your payments in Japan. However, it is recommended to carry some cash. Local shops and restaurants may not accept credit cards.
9. Children are welcome to participate in the tour, but must be accompanied by a parent(s), grandparent(s) or others with a parent’s permission note. We offer reduced prices for children, so please inquire.
10. A minimum of 10 participants are required to guarantee the departure of the tour.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all tour participants.

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Itinerary Map

Day 1: Osaka/Kyoto

October 2 & 3 – Fly into Osaka (Kansai Airport) and transfer to Kyoto

Arrival at Osaka, Japan & transfer to Kyoto by bus

Check-in at hotel in Kyoto (economy hotel)


Day 2: Kyoto

October 4th – Kyoto

Arashiyama area

– Togetsu Kyo (bridge)
– Tenryu-ji (temple)
– Bamboo grove
– Monkey park at Iwata Mountain
– Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)
– Kitano Tenmangu (Shrine) / Zuiki matsuri (autumn festival)

Arashiyama Togetsukyo


Arashiyama monkey

Arashiyama monkey

Arashiyama bamboo groove

Bamboo groove



Zuiki matsuri

Zuiki matsuri


Day 3: Kyoto

October 5th – Kyoto

Fushimi inari taisha (shrine)

Higashiyama area

– Kiyomizu dera (temple)
– Nene’s road/Ninen zaka/Sannen zaka (omiyage shops)
– Yasaka jinja (shrine)

Fushimi inari taisha

Fushimi inari taisha

Kiyomizu dera

Kiyomizu dera

Nene's road/Ninen zaka

Nene’s road/Ninen zaka

Yasaka jinja

Yasaka jinja


Gion area (geisha street)

– Nishiki market

Geisha street

Geisha street

Nishiki market

Nishiki market


Day 4: Nagoya

October 6th – Nagoya

Nagoya Castle

Shopping at station underground shopping mall

Osukannon Temple: Osu Shopping Arcade

Nagoya Castle Kin No Shachihoko

Nagoya Castle “Kin No Shachihoko”

Nagoya castle

Nagoya castle


Day 5: Takayama

October 7th –  Takayama

Takayama Sanmachi walk (old town shopping area)

Takayama Sanmachi walk

Takayama Sanmachi walk


Day 6: Takayama

October 8th – Takayama

Miyagawa morning market

Shirakawago tour (World Heritage Site)

Shirakawago tour

Shirakawago tour


Day 7: Takayama

October 9th – Takayama

Takayama Autumn Festival

Takayama Autumn Festival

Takayama Autumn Festival


Day 8: Tokyo

October 10th – Tokyo

Tsukiji fish market & shopping

Ueno area (Ameyoko/shopping street)

– Kappabashi

Asakusa area

– Sensoji (temple)
– Nakamise (shopping street)

Night View at Tokyo Sky Tree

Tsukiji shopping street

Tsukiji shopping street

Tokyo sky tree

Tokyo sky tree


Day 9: Tokyo

October 11th – Tokyo

Free Day!!

(You can go explore Tokyo more, visit Tokyo Disneyland or Disneysea (so different from the ones in the US), see your relatives in Hiroshima or Yamaguchi, plan a day trip to Hokkaido.  Anything is possible, so please let us know if you need help.

Day 10: Tokyo/Osaka/Hawaii

October 12th – Transfer from Tokyo to Osaka (Kansai Airport) and fly back to Hawaii

Transfer to Kansai Airport, Osaka by train
Depart from Japan to Honolulu (flight HA450)
Return to Hawaii


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