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3-Night Tokyo Hosted Pre-Cruise Group
September 29 - October 2, 2022

Join us in Tokyo before our cruise starts with Bailey from Travel Central and a host of local guides from Tokyo. This is a custom, curated, fun experience to kick off our cruise! 

What's Included?

3-night accommodations at the Godzilla Hotel, daily touring with transportation and an English speaking guide, and some meals included (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches), and transfer from Tokyo to the cruise port 

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Day 1: Meet Godzilla and Fellow Travelers! 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Welcome to Tokyo! Transfers directly from the airport to your hotel are available for purchase. Today you will be checking into your super cool Godzilla Hotel in Shinjuku!! On the terrace of the hotel is a towering Godzilla statue — it doesn’t get more epic than this. The monster even moves and roars, with flashing eyes! 

Meet the rest of your group at the hotel lobby tonight for drinks. 

Click here for Video on the Godzilla Hotel. 

Hotel: Gracey Shinjuku (Godzilla Hotel)

Day 2: Kimonos, Asakusa, and Samurais

Friday, September 30, 2022

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide in the lobby to take a private coach to Asakusa. There we will enjoy an Kimono Experience. In Asakusa, we will explore Nakamise Street and Sensoji Shrine. After lunch at a local restaurant, the coach will return to the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Gracery Shinjuku (Godzilla Hotel)

Optional Tour: Samurai Show ($125 per person)

Spend this afternoon learning how to wield a samurai sword and the history and importance of samurai weaponry. 

Day 3: Full Day Tokyo Tour

Saturday, October 1, 2022

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your English-speaking guide at the hotel lobby. We will take a private coach to explore Tokyo's sites today! We will be visiting Meiji Shrine and the Harajuku area. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, we will enjoy a sake tasting experience! Once our day of touring concludes, we will be transferred back to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Gracery Shinjuku (Godzilla Hotel)

Day 4: Kamakura Area and Transfer to Ship

Sunday, October 2, 2022

After breakfast at the hotel, we will assemble in the hotel lobby to meet our English-speaking guide before boarding our private bus. Today we will journey to Kamakura. In the morning we will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, before having free time at Komachi street for lunch on your own. After lunch, we will visit Kencho-ji Temple, Kotokuin, and The Great Buddha. After our tour, we will board our private couch and be transferred to Yokohama port and board out Celebrity cruise! 

Meals: Breakfast

Gracery Shinjuku

Gracery Shinjuku, a wonderfully idiosyncratic hotel in the best Tokyo possible location - Shinjuku! Shinjuku is known for shopping, dining, and nightlife, so there's allot for travelers to do within walking distance. 

If you’re a guest of the hotel, you can access the terrace where Godzilla lives… that is, if you dare. The cafe is guarded by a life-sized version of the monster, similar to this 1995 Godzilla statue that you can put in your home.

The relaxing lounge has an adjoining outdoor terrace, and large selection of snacks and cocktails. There’s even a Godzilla cake that you can bite into.

In the evening, Godzilla awakens at the top of each hour (6pm, 7pm, etc). For a few minutes, he shakes his head and his eyes flash like lightning. The creature bares his pointed teeth and spits out fog — or rather, his secret weapon of “atomic breath.”

Room Type: Standard

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How to Book

Price per person of $1,700 is based on double occupancy. The single supplement is $400. 

Payment Plan: 

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due ASAP to secure place.

  • Final payment of $1,200 for the pre-cruise program will be due on June 1, 2022.  

  • Samurai Experience is an additional $125 per person. 

MAKE A RESERVATION OR GET MORE INFORMATION

​Call Bailey at 504-834-7000 or email bailey@travelcentralvacations.com. A complimentary reservation will be created and emailed over to you with full details for you to consider.

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Pre-Cruise Tokyo 2022
Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2022 || Tokyo

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