Japan Escapade in Tokyo

We're finally on the last leg of our Japan Escapade tour with Rakso Travel. Hello from Tokyo, Japan!

From Kawaguchiko, we hopped on our bus to get to Tokyo. Our first stop was Tokyo Disney Sea, details on that trip are posted in another blog. :) The next hotel we stayed at was the Grand Prince New Takanawa Hotel located in Shinagawa.
Personally I think this is the best hotel we've stayed at so far. Sadly, I can't remember our breakfast in the hotel. Haha. I'm sure it was buffet again.

We had a free day in Tokyo and since it was spring, I tried my very best to look for a sakura tree in full bloom. Spotted one in Omotesando Hills.

From Omotesando we walked (which isn't advisable to older people) 'til we saw the Tokyo Tower.

Last but not the least, I had to bring my parents to the action in the heart of Shibuya. They looked cold and tired here. Haha.

I brought my parents back at the hotel and went back to Shibuya where I had to chaperone my sister who's meeting her classmate from college. Of course I did not go with them. I just went around Shibuya and did a photowalk with my iPhone 6:


The next day I was quite annoyed to find out that we need to go Sanrio Puroland. You might ask why? It's an hour away from Tokyo and an hour away from Kawaguchi. My point is, we should've gone there first instead of going straight to the city of Tokyo. You can check Google Maps to understand my point of view. This is just one of the many boo-boos I experienced with Rakso Travel. Sadly, we didn't have a choice but just go with the flow. Tsk.

One consolation prize to visiting Sanrio Puroland is we get to see our family who lives nearby. :) We were given less than 2 hours to go around but we spent it by catching up and having lunch. Gawwd, I hate group tours. Always in a rush, always running out of time.

After lunch we headed straight back to Tokyo to visit our last stop which was the Asakusa Temple.

We were given an hour to walk around so we ended up checking out the stalls selling souvenirs and local street food.

After all the tours, our last stop is the Narita International Garden Hotel. I'm still confused as of writing this post why we had to stay here when our flight is via Haneda. Hay Rakso Travel, kaloka ka. Can I apply and fix itinerary next time?!

I just wish they change the bathroom lights. Lighting is everything!

See? I look like I have Hepatitis A! Kidding aside, this is a 3-star hotel and I can't really expect that much from it. Food was ok! Sorry I forgot to take pics again! Haha.

Moving forward, here are the inclusions for the USD2,599 (approximately ₱120,000.00 per pax) Japan Escapade Tour by Rakso Travel. Take note that rates change every season and this is just a guide of what we paid for:

Round trip internationl and domestic airfare via All Nippon Airways
7 nights hotel accommodations (3-4 star hotels)
Tours and admission fees as per itinerary
7 breakfast, 3 lunch, and 6 dinner
Shinkansen from Osaka to Shizuoka
Kaiseki dinner at Kawaguchiko Hotel
Luggage Transfer: 1 luggage per pax
Japan souvenir item - 1 per pax
English speaking guide
Excluded are tips to driver and the guide.

Would I recommend going on a tour and paying that amount to go to Japan? Hell no! But if you're rich (like my parents, LOL) and too lazy to research then by all means join the tour!