Japan’s Backroad and Hidden Gems – Fall Foliage Explorer Tour 2022

November 11-21, 2022. Starting from: $3,695 per person triple occupancy
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November 11th- 21st, 2022 escorted from Honolulu
$3,695 per person triple occupancy; $3,795 per person double occupancy; $4,195 single occupancy

Mythology tells us that the origins of the world were in Japan and the origins of Japan were in Kyushu. It is here that we begin the Japan Backroads and Hidden Gems Foliage Tour. History and legend were made here: wealthy trading posts, samurai rebels and from where the decedents of the sun goddess, Amaterasu came to the newly formed Earth. 

And then off to Western Honshu’s Yamaguchi Prefecture with visits to Moji, Tsunoshima, Hagi, and Iwakuni.

Our tour winds down in more familiar areas, visiting Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Himeji, Kobe, and Osaka, Japan’s third largest city. Osaka’s unofficial slogan is kuidaore (‘eat until you drop’), and it seems that everyone is always out for a good meal – and a good time.

It is truly a tour like no other, there’s history, culture, incredible mountain top views, castles, bullet train, sake brewery visits, ropeways and cable cars, and a sightseeing cruise. Get up close to kangaroos and wallabies at Hibikinada Green Park, enjoy ono foods, leisure time for shopping including a complete free day in Osaka. 

By the way, did we mention that its peak foliage time in the region!

Your Japan’s Backroads and Hidden Gems- Fall Foliage Explorer Tour – 2022 – includes:

  • Round trip airfare via Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu.
  • Note: Airline baggage fees are additional and paid directly to the carrier.
  • 9 nights’ accommodations in first class hotels.
  • Daily sightseeing with local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Admission fees included based on itinerary
  • Inflight meals, breakfast daily at your hotel, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • All transportation via private charter bus
  • All tour related taxes included in price
  • Panda Travel® escorts throughout your tour.
  • Reserve with $75 per person deposit, refundable up to 60 days prior to departure, September 12th , 2022
  • Final payment due by September 27th , 2022. Package is non-refundable after this date.
  • Special Assistance: At the time of reservation, you must inform Panda Travel® of any disability requiring special attention. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation should your disability/special need deemed not suitable for the tour or if you are not accompanied by a companion to provide the assistance you will require.

Not included in the tour:

  • Gratuities for local English speaking guide
  • Additional baggage fee charges from the airlines.
  • Alcohol and soft drinks with meals

Please note:

  • A minimum of 16 participants required for tour to operate.
  • A valid passport is required of all U.S. citizens & must be valid at least 6 months from the return tour date. Non-U.S. passport holders need to check with the Japanese Consulate to see if a visa is required.
  • Land tour cost is based on current currency conversion rates. Should there be any major changes that would affect the cost, we will advise and you will have the option to cancel with full refund or pay the difference.
  • Air ticket fare is guaranteed; however taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are subject to change until tickets are issued. If there is any difference at ticketing date, approximately 45 days out, we will advise you.
  • We highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
  • Land Tour Operator is Nippon Travel Agency.

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From $3,695 per person triple occupancy
From $3,795 per person double occupancy
From $4,195 per person single occupancy
Space is Limited!

Flight Schedule
11/11/22 – Depart Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight 827 at 12:55 pm and arrives in Fukuoka at 6:40 pm, 11/12
11/21/22 – Depart Osaka on Hawaiian Airlines flight 450 at 8:45 pm and arrive in Honolulu at 9:20 am (same day).

Group: #12786

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