Day Tours
HISTORIC KAMAKURA

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 9:00 AM
Thursday, 28 June 2018 9:00 AM
Friday, 29 June 2018 9:00 AM


4 hours | US$90


Japan was the land of the samurai, a powerful warrior caste that ruled the archipelago for over 800 years. While Kyoto was always the imperial capital, Kamakura was the first samurai capital. In 1250 AD it was even the planet’s fourth largest city. Today, it’s a small and charming town and often called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan. While in Kamakura, visit the Great Buddha statue, which dates back to 1252 AD. It’s so large, you can go inside this sacred monument and see how it was cast.

Another spiritual experience awaits at the Hasedera Temple. A pilgrimage destination dedicated to Kannon, the goddess of mercy who lend her name to the brand Canon. Major must-sees are the nine-meter tall, 11-headed wooden statue, the hundreds of small Bodhisattvas and the views over the city.

YOKOHAMA GARDEN & BEER

Thursday, 28 June 2018 9:00 AM
Friday, 29 June 2018 9:00 AM
Saturday, 30 June 2018 9:00 AM


4 hours | US$90


Garden design is an important Japanese art form that has been refined for more than 1000 years. Experience the elegance of a Japanese garden at Sankei-en. This vast classical garden not only features ponds, small rivers, bamboo groves, flowers and other seasonal beauty, it is also home to many original historical buildings relocated from all over Japan, making it an ideal stop for those who don’t have the time to visit the entire country.
Having found serenity in this beautiful garden, we follow up with an experience for your taste buds at the Kirin Beer Factory. During our brewery tour you will discover the unlikely history of beer in Japan and you’ll get a front row look at the fermentation tanks and the canning and bottling areas.
HAKONE DAY TOUR

Thursday, 28 June 2018 9:00 AM
Friday, 29 June 2018 9:00 AM
Saturday, 30 June 2018 9:00 AM


8 hours | US$140


Leave Yokohama behind and transfer to Hakone by coach, the gateway to Mt Fuji. Your first stop will be at Owakudani, a mountain station for the world’s second-longest cable car. Here you’ll see the sulphurous fumes and hot springs that shape this active volcanic area. Afterwards we’ll head down the ropeway to Togendai base station and board the pirate ship on Lake Ashi. The lake is in fact the caldera of the gigantic volcano of Mount Hakone, which erupted thousands of years ago. We end our day in Hakone with a lunch at Hakone Hotel.
Throughout the day you might get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, however please keep in mind that she is notoriously shy and it needs to be a clear day. 
YOKOHAMA OUTLET SHOPPING

Sunday, 1 July 2018 9:30 AM
Monday, 2 July 2018 9:30 AM


5 hours | US$80


Are you a shopaholic? Are you a window (or people) watcher? Or perhaps you’re curious how brands cater to the peculiar tastes of Japanese fashionistas?
Quench your curiosity with our shopping tour to Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside. This huge open-air shopping mall by the sea is surprisingly designed like the streets of Nantucket Island. A Japanese interpretation of Western life, the shopping village features 85 outlet shops which are directly-managed by major brands and boasts a magnificent view on one of Japan’s largest marinas.
CONTRASTS OF TOKYO

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 9:00 AM
Thursday, 28 June 2018 9:00 AM
Sunday, 1 July 2018 9:00 AM
Monday, 2 July 2018 9:00 AM


8 hours | US$135


Get a good look at Tokyo by ascending the Tokyo Skytree. From our world’s tallest tower you will have an inspiring view over the largest city of the planet and perhaps even see Mount Fuji.
Afterwards, travel back to a less hasty time by visiting Asakusa. This old part of town still has the atmosphere one would have experienced in Tokyo a few centuries ago. At the center is Senso-ji Temple, a magnificent place of worship where the incense will fill you with unforgettable memories and temple blessings will predict your future. You can also ride a rickshaw through the old streets here.
We end our day in Ginza, Tokyo’s Bond Street, where we’ll do some shopping.
DISNEY TOKYO

Monday, 2 Jul 2018 8:00 AM
Wednesday, 4 Jul 2018 8:00 AM
Thursday, 5 Jul 2018 8:00 AM


10 hours | US$150


Imagine a kingdom where the magic of Disney comes alive and fond memories of old relive. At Tokyo Disneyland, fairytales take flight across seven incredible lands filled with classic attractions, shows and street parades, some with a Japanese twist. Lunch not included in the package and can be had at one of the park’s many theme restaurants.

YUKATA EXPERIENCE IN YOKOHAMA

Monday, 2 Jul 2018 8:00 AM
Wednesday, 4 Jul 2018 8:00 AM
Thursday, 5 Jul 2018 8:00 AM


4 hours | US$175


Transform into a true Japanese by donning a yukata and strolling through a Japanese garden. A yukata is a light kimono leisurely worn by Japanese when going to a temple or evening fireworks. We will teach you how to correctly wear a one at your hotel and when we have you properly dressed up, we’ll head into town for some pictures at Yokohama’s famous landmarks.

Pre & Post Convention Tours

Pre-Convention Tour

KYOTO & NARA

Monday, 25 Jun 2018 8:30 AM - Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 5:00 PM


3 nights and 4 days | US$1700


Board the futuristic bullet train to Kyoto and step into an ancient world of charming temples, shrines and traditions.Upon arrival have lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, before heading to Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion. Originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun, he requested it be converted into a Buddhist temple after his death. Together with the pond, it is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks. Afterwards, head to your hotel for dinner at leisure.


On the next day, explore Arashiyama, a pleasant district in the western outskirts of Kyoto where you’ll visit Tenryuji Temple and its rustic Zen gardens. Not far from Tenryuji also lies the famous bamboo grove. This dense forest often functions as the backdrop for many historical drama shows. Let a rickshaw take you through this enchanted Asian forest and also visit Nonomiya Shrine where unmarried imperial princesses would stay for a year. Lunch will be have tofu lunch at Yoshiya. In the afternoon, leave Arashiyama for Nijo Castle with it’s ‘chirping’ nightingale floors. It used to be the Kyoto home of the Shogun from where he would keep the emperor in check. End the tour at Kiyomizu-dera Temple for a view over Kyoto. The rest of the day will be at leisure.


Rise early the third day to head out to Nara, first making a stop at Fushimi-Inari Shrine which lies just outside of Kyoto and was featured in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha.” The shrine is home to more than 10,000 red tori gates, which form a path up the mountain behind the temple. Next, continue to Nara, Japan’s capital in the 8th century, to find the monumentous Todaiji Temple with the world’s largest wooden building and Japan’s most important temple. It is home to Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statue. Travel back to Kyoto for lunch and then explore the old Gion and Kawaramachi shopping districts at leisure. On the last day, you will have reserved seats aboard the futuristic shinkansen bullet train and will be whisked back to Yokohama in 134 minutes.
* A room will be shared by two people


Post-Convention Tours

HIROSHIMA & OKAYAMA

Wednesday, 4 Jul 2018 8:30 AM - Friday, 6 Jul 2018 2:30 PM


2 nights and 3 days | US$1000


Travel by bullet train to Okayama and visit one of the top three gardens in Japan, be charmed by the traditional Bikan historical quarter of Kurashiki. On the second day continue to Hiroshima and visit the World Heritage Atomic Bomb Dome Site; later you can delight in a special Hiroshima treat: Okonomiyaki . On your final day, visit Miyajima Island with its iconic tori gates, Itsukushima Shrine and the island's famous vistas of the inland sea before the tour finishes at Hiroshima Airport. Please arrange your airplane ticket from Hiroshima Airport to your destination.
* A room will be shared by two people.
ZONTA HOUSE IN YAMADA-MACHI

Wednesday, 4 Jul 2018 7:30 AM - Thursday, 5 Jul 2018 6:00 PM


1 nights and 2 days | US$1200


Transfer to the city of Morioka in northern Iwate Prefecture by bullet train today and visit Zonta House which was established to support women and children affected by the Tohoku Pacific earthquake in 2011. Dinner will be at your accommodations will be in a ryokan with hot spring. The next day, head to Morioka Castle Ruins Park for some easy strolling in the dappled shade of beautiful, verdant trees. During the time of the samurai, a large, stately castle used to stand on this location. The ruins of the castle have since been transformed into a modern park with vivid colors, whilst retaining their historic grandeur. Like many Japanese poets, you will be enchanted by this picturesque fantasy world before heading back to Yokohama by bullet train.
* A room will be shared by two people.