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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

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Osaka-Shi, Osaka Japan

Japanese Temples & Hot Springs Abound

Osaka-Shi, OsakaJapan

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

Japanese Temples & Hot Springs Abound

Awake in the “Land of the Rising Sun” with tours of Osaka & Nara that stop at top cultural landmarks, including Osaka Castle.

About Your Trip

Explore ancient and modern Japan as you journey through Osaka — and beyond — starting with a tour in nearby Nara Prefecture. Its lovely landscape includes 78 buildings that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. You’ll visit 2 of them: Todai-ji temple and Kasugataisha shrine. If lucky, you may encounter tame deer that roam freely through the lush terrain.

Back in the city, visit the famed Osaka Castle. Surrounded by cherry trees, gardens, moats and stone walls, Osaka Castle comprises 13 ancient structures that are considered Important Cultural Properties by the government, including Otemon Gate, Sengan Turret and a gun powder storehouse. Enjoy a samurai-sword performance before heading to the observation deck at Abeno Harukas. At 985 feet (300 meters) high, it boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular 360-degree views.

For a change of pace, head to Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum on your second tour. There, you’ll learn all about this legendary Japanese alcoholic drink. Then it’s off to visit Arima Onsen, one of the oldest hot-springs towns in Japan. Upon your return to Osaka, you can enjoy your leisure time and further delve into the city on your own.

What we love:
• Todai-ji is home to a massive bronze statue of Vairocana Buddha that stands at a height of 49 feet (15 meters).
• Besides being a place to socialize, hot-springs baths claim to offer various health benefits, including improved circulation, pain relief and mental relaxation.
• A popular purchase by tourists visiting Japan is an omiyage, typically a special boxed food item; different from a souvenir, the omiyage is given as a gift rather than kept as a memento.
• Namba Station, one of Osaka’s major railway stations, is within walking distance of the Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights in Osaka, Japan, as well as:
• Full-day Osaka tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Half-day Arima Onsen tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Complimentary bottle of water each night in your hotel room (1 per person).
• Complimentary bottle of water on the motor coach during each tour (1 per person).
• English- or Chinese-speaking guide.
• 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Kansai International Airport (KIX), approximately 34 miles (55 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers


Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Kansai International Airport (KIX) to the hotel on July 15, timing based on flight details provided (available every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
The hotel to Kansai International Airport (KIX) on July 19, timing based on flight details provided (available every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by July 1.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by June 11.

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Destination

Situated in the Kansai region, Osaka is the second-smallest prefecture in Japan, but it boasts the country’s third-largest population. Surrounded by the Tokyo mountains and Osaka Bay, its natural scenery and unique culture are key ingredients to the city’s economic success. Popular attractions include Osaka Castle, numerous temples and shrines, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and the National Museum of Art, Osaka. Historically a merchant city, Osaka earned its name as the “nation’s kitchen” for serving as a rice-trading center during the Edo period. Its world-famous cuisine includes takoyaki (fried octopus), udon (noodle dish), traditional oshizushi (pressed sushi) and more. The city is also known for its fine sake, made with freshwater from the prefecture’s mountains. Osaka is home to more than 35,000 wholesale and resale shops, mostly located in Chuo and Kita, 2 of the city’s 24 wards.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive, per-person Japanese-style, Okonomiyaki- inspired dinner on Day 3.

Day 3: Platinum Japanese-style dinner; includes transportation and gratuities.
• 5:45 p.m.: Gather in the hotel lobby and transfer to a local restaurant.
• 6-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy a Japanese-style, Okonomiyaki-inspired dinner at a local restaurant.
• 7:45 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and meet our representatives in the arrivals lobby of Terminals 1 and 2 for your transfer to the hotel (representatives available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Transfer to the hotel by shared airport shuttle bus. (Please note: The bus runs every 30 minutes to Namba district between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Japanese- and Western-style, set-menu welcome dinner in a private room at the hotel.

Day 2

6:30-8:20 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:40 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Full-day Osaka tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8:40 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Nara Prefecture.
• Explore Todai-ji temple and Nara Park.
• See the Kasugataisha shrine. (Please note: Admission to the inner area is at your own expense.)
• Noon – 1:15 p.m.: Buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
• Photo shop at Osaka Castle.
• Watch a samurai-sword demonstration.
• Head to the observation deck at Abeno Harukas for spectacular views.
• 6:45 p.m.: Arrive back at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 3


6:30-8:25 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Half-day Arima Onsen tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8:45 a.m.: Depart from the hotel.
• Visit Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.
• Transfer to Arima Onsen in Kobe and enjoy the hot spring and a set-menu lunch.
• 2 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
• 3 p.m.: Arrive back at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 4

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.


Day 5

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.
Transfer to the airport by shared airport shuttle bus. (Please note: The bus runs every 30 minutes from Namba district between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.)

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Located in Namba, Osaka’s central neighborhood, Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is within walking distance of many popular attractions and Namba Station. Enjoy modern facilities and stately British design as you explore the hotel.

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants.
• On-site Sanno Art Museum and reproduction of All Saints’ Church Brockhampton chapel.
• Concierge desk.
• Self-parking: 1,500 yen per car, per stay.

Nonsmoking Standard Twin Room accommodations with:
• 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults and 1 child age 5 years or younger, or 2 adults and 2 children with 2 children ages 5 years or younger, or 2 adults and 2 children with 1 child age 6 years or older. (Please note: An extra bed is required for occupancy with 1 child age 6 years and older. Please be aware that the hotel allows only 1 extra bed per room, therefore occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children ages 6 years and older is not permitted.)
• Television.
• Air purifier with humidifier function.
• Ionic hairdryer.
• Pajamas to use during your stay.
• Writing desk.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
1-2-3 Minatomachi
Naniwa-ku, Osaka 5560017, Japan



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than June 11, 2019 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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