Sports Mania! 2018 | September 9-19, 2018
$4,195 total | Land Only: $3,395 total
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Experience the art and beauty of Japanese sports on our first ever Japan Sports Tour!
Are you an avid sports-lover? Do you indulge in all anime sports-related? Do you like to take part in sports? Learn how the Japanese do sports, an art in itself! We will go on an adventure from Tokyo to Kansai area and experience universal sports such as baseball, cycling, rafting, but also learn the Japanese art of Sumo, Kendo, and the ways of a real-life Ninja!
Designed as a fully-immersive experience, this tour will give you the chance to practice Kendo, see a baseball game among Japan’s legendarily passionate fans, and even experience rafting on the rushing rivers of Shikoku. Of course, as to be expected with a PacSet trip, you’ll also get to stay in a traditional Japanese inn near the end of the tour to relax.
So if you’re ready to cheer, swing a sword, or just experience Japan in a way the average tourist can’t, sign up today for an interactive adventure you won’t find anywhere else!
|TOUR AT A GLANCE|
Baggage: 1 carry-on sized bag — NO LARGE/CHECK-IN SIZED BAGS.
Due to rural destinations and terrain, participants are encouraged to keep their luggage LIGHT. Any large luggage may be shipped to the airport for a small fee.
Single Rooms: $800 (no singles in Tokushima)
Tour price includes:
- R/T airfare from Los Angeles to Japan
- Tour dates: Departs September 9, returns on September 19
- Hotel accommodations: 5 nights hotel Tokyo, 3 nights hotel Osaka/Kansai, 1 night ryokan in Tokushima
- Stops in Tokyo, Yokohama, and points in between
- All transportation (train, bus, ferry, etc.) within Japan
- Professional bilingual guide services
- Admission to all activities
- Customized tour guidebook
- Nightly turndown service with local snacks and homemade sweets
- Much, much more!
FULL TOUR: $4,195 total
LAND ONLY: $3,395 total
SINGLE ROOM: $800 add’l (no single rooms in Tokushima)
All prices listed in US Dollars.
We depart from Los Angeles for Tokyo! Oh boy, in flight meals!*
*= we promise that all the meals that come after this one will be better.
Day 2: Arrival in Tokyo!
Those who want to take in the town, optional dinner in a sports bar that bids respect to MLB! If you choose to opt out, enjoy your evening and get some rest – we’ve got a busy week ahead!!!
Day 3: Akihabara Day
Akiba is the anime and gaming mecca of the world! So much to do, so little time!
AM – Free time in Akihabara!
Choose what your heart desires:
shopping for figures, eating, visiting various themed cafes, checking out an awesome shrine.
PM – Zip through the streets of Tokyo in a go-kart! Be warned, banana peels and turtle shells are strictly prohibited!
Day 4: Sumo-licious
See the REAL E. Hondas in action at the morning sumo exercise session at Tokyo Arashio-beya.
For lunch, we’ll devour a popular menu item from a sumo wrestler’s diet – Chanko nabe!
Afterwards, we’ll be making stops at the Sumo and baseball museums before calling it a day.
Day 5:Real-Life Ninja!
Today is the day we will all become samurai warriors and learn all about the Japanese martial art of Kendo.
If our schedule permits, we may visit Tokyo Arts University and observe the University team practice Kendo.
We’ll also visit a ninja trick house and throw around some shuriken and experience Ninja-ism!
For dinner, there’ll be an optional Izakaya outing for those who want to hang out!
Day 6: PU RO RE SU!
PU RO RE SU! Wait, what the heck is that?! It’s the Japanese take on WWF, less about the theatrics and more about the technique, and it’s FULL contact!
We’ll observe PURORESU and K-1 and you’ll get some free time to wander Shinjuku.
Another a cool attraction that we’ll stop at: VR Zone, and experience the latest in VR Technology!
Day 7: Batter Up!
We’ll board a bullet train and jet down to Osaka today!
After checking in to our hotel, we will have a bit of time to relax or explore the area. Don’t wander off too far though, we will be going to a Hanshin Tigers game in the evening!
After the game, we’ll return to Osaka and eat dinner and go on a bar-crawl!
Day 8: Tour de Kansai
Bicycle rentals are becoming more and more common as we get closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Today, you can opt to cycle around Kansai and take in sights that are normally unable to be done via other means, and get a workout at the same time!
We’ll start off in Osaka and ride off to Kobe, up to Mount Rokko! It’ll be a strenuous ride up, but the downhill ride will be SO worth it! For those who choose to stay back, you have a free day to explore what Osaka has to offer!
Day 9: Wet ‘n Wild
SHIKOKU Day! Rafting and canyoning in the Yoshino River!
We’ll also feast on Tokushima cuisine – Udon Noodles!
We will stay the night in a traditional onsen inn, and soak our tired bodies and eat a multi-course feast.
Day 10: Free Like a Bird!
Today, we head back to Osaka, and you are free to do whatever your heart desires!
Day 11: Return home
SOB, today is the day our tour ends.
We’ll take the bullet train up to Tokyo and board our flights back to REALITY…
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