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2021 New Years in Japan Tours

Japan Land Tour

2021 New Years in Japan – Okinawa Plus Tokyo Fukubukuro Shopping

2021 New Years in Japan – Okinawa Plus Tokyo Fukubukuro Shopping

Starting from $4488 / per person

2021 New Years in Japan – Okinawa Plus Tokyo Fukubukuro Shopping

The Japanese title for New Year is Shogatsu, and it has always been one of the liveliest times of the year in this amazing nation. A popular tradition in Japan is referred to as “Hatsumode,” which is when the locals visit local temples or shrines for the first time in the new year.

Very Unique Tour Itinerary! Let’s explore two diverse climates and cultures in one exciting trip!

  • 8 Nights / 10 Days
  • 16 Meals (8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners)
  • Escorted from Honolulu
  • English-Speaking Licensed Local Tour Guide

TOUR DATE:

December 26, 2020 – January 04, 2021 • Tour Manager: Geri Ichimura

OVERVIEW:

Okinawa is home to a unique culture that differs considerably from that of mainland Japan. Until the islands were invaded by the Satsuma domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture) in 1609, Okinawa existed as an entirely separate country from Japan, known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. After the invasion, the Ryukyu Kingdom served as a tributary state to Japan, but continued to be governed by the royal family from Shuri Castle. It was not until 1879, a few years after the Meiji Restoration, that the kingdom was abolished and incorporated into Japan as Okinawa Prefecture. The castles of Okinawa, known as “gusuku” in the Okinawan language, are among the most vivid monuments that testify to the unique cultural and historical heritage of the Ryukyu Kingdom. In the year 2000, five castles and four related sites were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the collective title of “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.”

VISIT:

Naha • Itoman • Onna Village • Nago • Motobu • Nakijin • Kitanakagusuku • Nanjo • Tokyo

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Shikina-en Garden • Himeyuri-no-to Memorial Park • Mabuni Hill • Naha Main Place • Ryuku Dance Performance • Ryukyu Mura • Michi-no-eki • Awamori Factory • Orion Beer Factory • Ryukyu Music and Dance Show • Churaumi Aquarium • Nakijin Castle Ruins • Okinawa Fruits Lands • Okinawa World

NEW YEARS HIGHLIGHTS:

Fukubukuro Shopping • AEON Mall – RYCOM • Toshi Koshi Soba • Hatsumode at Gokoku Shrine • New Years Dinner • Harajuku Shopping • Sushi-Making Class • Mochi Pounding at Happoen Garden • Ameyoko Shopping • AEON Mall Narita

COMPLETE PACKAGES!
$4488*

INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE FROM HONOLULU, 8 NIGHTS HOTEL, 16 MEALS, TIPS FOR LOCAL TOUR GUIDES AND BUS DRIVERS, ALL TAXES & FEES

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
PER PERSON

BOOK BY JUNE 30, 2020 &
SAVE $100*

BOOK BY JULY 31, 2020 &
SAVE $75*

BOOK BY AUGUST 31, 2020 &
SAVE $50*

*For complete tour details, please view the PDF below.

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