Visions of Japan with Colleen Alsberg

April 14 - 25, 2024 | 12 Days

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Join us for the beauty of Japan during Cherry Blossom season. This amazing country is yours to enjoy! Get ready to drink in traditional hot sake, green tea, big brothy noodle bowls and the delicious views from neon-lit Tokyo to historic Kyoto. Peaks, palaces, pavilions, and pagodas provide picture-perfect backdrops for your photos, but don’t expect to stand still for very long on this enthralling tour of Japan. A hands-on calligraphy class, a special kimono fitting, an interactive cooking demonstration, and a gold-leaf design class—where you will make your own keepsake bento box—are all part of the fun. You will also browse the produce at a Takayama farmer’s market, stroll through Kanazawa’s famous Kenroku-en gardens, and experience the thrill of a ride on the famous bullet train. Prepare to be floored in more ways than one! 

Tour Highlights

Excursion to Mt. Fuji with Lake Ashi Cruise

Bullet Train ride

Explore Tokyo

Wasabi farm tour and lunch

Sake tasting in the San-Machi Suji historic district, famous for lacquerware shops and sake breweries

Visit Kenroku-en, one of Japan’s three great gardens and dates from the 1670’s 

Explore Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for the thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates

Visit Yuzen Handmade Corner to learn about the yuzen dyeing technique used to decorate kimonos by painting dye directly on the cloth and make your own souvenir using this traditional method

Visit Sanjusajendo Temple,  famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy

Travel to the Higashiyama District to visit Kiyomizu Temple, the “Pure Water Temple,” with stunning views over Kyoto

Fox Tour Manager!

A Tour Manager from Fox World Travel will guide the group, offering peace of mind as you travel!

We’ll also have a professional driver and guide for transfers and included excursions!

11 Night Hotel Accommodations

  • 4 Nights in Tokyo
  • 2 Nights in Takayama
  • 1 Night in Kanazawa
  • 3 Nights in Kyoto


  • Daily Breakfast
  • 5 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners


  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Tokyo, Japan and return from Osaka, Japan including current air taxes and fees  
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Japan (when purchasing air-inclusive package)
  • Local driver/guides for transfers and included experiences 


Complete Package
$ 8,281
per person*
  • Airfare from Chicago O'Hare Included
  • Guided Tour & Inclusions
  • Transfers in Destination

Tour Only

$ 6,681
per person*
  • Purchase Your Own Air
  • Guided Tour & Inclusions

Flights from Chicago O'Hare

Eva Air #55  Depart Chicago O’Hare at 12:20am and arrive in Taiwan at 5:00am (15Apr)

Eva Air #184 Depart Taiwan at 8:00am and arrive in Tokyo at 12:25pm

Eva Air #131  Depart Osaka at 1:10pm and arrive in Taiwan at 3:05pm

Eva Air #56  Depart Taiwan at 8:00pm and arrive in Chicago at 9:00pm 

Meet Your Tour Host, Colleen Alsberg

Colleen will be hosting this tour as your Fox Tour Manager!  Colleen’s career with Fox World Travel began in 1995. After escorting her first tour, a motorcoach group to Canada, she fell in love with the job and hasn’t stopped since. In her 20 plus years of being a tour manager, Colleen’s travels have taken her throughout the world. “I’ve met so many wonderful people and shared a multitude of experiences with them,” said Alsberg. You can travel with Colleen on Fox Group Vacations to destinations like Europe, the Mediterranean and Scandinavia, the Caribbean & Mexico, Hawaii, and so many more!

Alaska is where her true expertise lies, and where she says her heart is, having traveled there over 30 times.  You can also catch Colleen on the road presenting destination travel shows, educating our clients on the many amazing group tours we offer, along with the occasional on-air radio promotions and webinars.

Her personal travels include visits to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, India, Egypt and the Middle East.  Alsberg said, “I’ve been truly blessed and hope to continue exploring new destinations!” Outside of work, she can be found volunteering at many of the events at EAA and working with our veterans, always finding her way back to an airplane!

Important Information

Airfare A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply. Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Single Supplement: $1,265.00

Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person at time of booking + Fox Professional Service Fee

Final Payment Date: No later than January 5, 2024
Requirements: A valid US passport is necessary with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return 

Included: Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Pricing includes current air taxes and fees of $302.54 (subject to change) and a nonrefundable Fox World Travel Professional Fee of $50 per reservation. The Fox World Travel fee will be charged at the time of deposit and will show as an additional payment.

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included but highly recommended. Ask your travel advisor about pricing and options.

Terms: Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. Hotels and daily itinerary are subject to change. 

Optional Insurance:  In these volatile times and for peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to January 5, 2024:  Initial deposit of $400.00 per person + Fox professional fee

  • January 6 to February 13, 2024: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees

  • February 14 to March 14, 2024: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees

  • March 15, 2024 to day of travel: No refunds

Fox World Cancellation Fee of $100.00 per reservation will apply in addition to any Fox Group Vacation or vendor cancellation penalties. Air tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

You will receive customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to uncontrollable factors.

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