Aman Japan Culinary Journey

Date
May 15 - 24, 2022
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $48,888
Interests
Cuisine
Destinations
Tokyo, Shima, Kyoto

Take the foodie journey of a lifetime on The Aman Japan Culinary Journey, exploring Tokyo, the Shima Peninsula, and Kyoto on a whirlwind tour of the finest tastes in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

Staying at world-class Aman properties, travelers will indulge in delicate kaiseki cuisine, enjoy a private geisha dinner and tour the Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery on this exceptional tasting menu of Japan’s culinary delights. 

Via helicopter and bullet train, guests will experience Japan like never before with a small group of like-minded travelers. Hosted by Remote Lands Co-Founder and CEO Catherine Heald, this is the first Aman expedition of its kind.

THE JOURNEY AT A GLANCE

  • Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Amanemu, Shima, Japan
  • Aman Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Highlights

  • Stay at Aman Tokyo, Amanemu, and Aman Kyoto in one journey. 
  • Limited to just 16 guests.
  • Travel by bullet train and helicopter.
  • Unique private dining experiences, including anexceptional private geisha dinner.
  • Deep insight into Japan’s culinary world with experts and special guests.
  • Special access to markets, vineyards, distilleries and breweries, including the off-limits areas of Toyosu Fish Market with a top sushi chef.

Enquire via the website or call +1 (212) 518-1801 for more details and the full itinerary.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The acceptance of your Booking Form and deposit by Remote Lands, Inc. (Tour Operator) creates a contractual relationship between the Tour Operator and the passenger/participant (Client), in the journey provided by the Tour Operator. After reading the terms and conditions, the Client must indicate acceptance of the Terms and Conditions by signing and submitting the Booking Form, along with the deposit to the Tour Operator.

Tour Price:
USD $48,888 per person, based on double occupancy.

The single supplement cost is USD $13,888.

All prices are based on two persons sharing a room. For those desiring a single room, a single supplement has been provided and is subject to space available.

All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

The rates are based on current tariffs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While the Tour Operator will make reasonable efforts to maintain the listed prices, Tour Operator reserves the rights to levy a surcharge if it is necessary and will notify the Client at the time of final invoicing.

Inclusions:

  • Transportation on a Shinkansen bullet train in green class (best class) from Tokyo to Nagoya.

  • Transportation on a charter helicopter from Shima to Osaka. Please note this is weather

    dependent and in the case of inclement weather, we will drive from Shima to Osaka instead.

  • All taxes, resort accommodation, group shared and private transportation and touring as indicated in the itinerary, airport transfers at the beginning and end of the itinerary, excursions and other group and private activities as detailed in the itinerary, beginning with arrival in Tokyo, Japan on May 15, 2022 through departure from Kyoto, Japan on May 24, 2022. For all shared transportation and touring, there will be a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle in addition to a guide and a driver.

  • Breakfast daily, and lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary.

  • All beverages, including house pour alcohol at special events and scheduled lunches, cocktail

    parties and dinners.

  • Complete tour activities, including exclusive experiences at most destinations.

  • Bottled water throughout the program (during sightseeing, at scheduled meals, and in your

    room).

  • Transfers and porterage for one large suitcase and one carry-on suitcase per person throughout

    the trip.

  • Internet access in hotels.

  • Tips and gratuities for your tour guides and drivers, as well as at all included meals.

Exclusions:

  • Transportation from clients’ home to the airport.

  • International airfare between departure city and Tokyo, Japan.

  • International airfare between Osaka, Japan and your destination city / domestic train fare

    between Kyoto, Japan and your onward destination.

  • Travel, Medical and Emergency Evacuation Insurance.

  • Passport fees and visas as needed for your nationality.

  • All items of a personal nature such as souvenirs, laundry, snacks, telephone charges.

  • Any beverages not mentioned in the Inclusions on land and/or not specifically mentioned in the

    itinerary.

  • Minibar charges.

  • Meals listed as Optional on the itinerary.

  • Any optional supplementary activities and private excursions outside of the itinerary.

  • Medical costs and immunizations.

  • Any tips or gratuities not specifically mentioned as included in the total price will be at your

    discretion.

    Reservations and Payments:
    Reservations will be confirmed, based upon availability, upon receipt of the Booking Form and payment to the Tour Operator. Deposit fee amounts will be contingent upon initial payment dates – as detailed in the payment schedule below. Deposits can by paid by major credit card or by cheque made out to “Remote Lands, Inc.” or by wire transfer. Please fax the form to +1.877.848.2026 or scan and email to [email protected] The balance payment and any room upgrades or supplementary experiences or trip extensions is due by November 12, 2021.

    Payment Schedule for a party of two double occupancy (Cumulative % balance due) (30%) 30% Initial Deposit Fee if paying on or before August 12, 2021: $29,333 (50%) 20% 3rd Deposit due on August 13, 2021: $19,555
    (100%) 50% Balance (plus any upgrades) due on November 12, 2021: $48,888

    *Payments on deposit due-dates must include past deposit amounts due, if not yet paid. In order for the booking to be confirmed, the total deposit paid to date must equal the cumulative % balance due according to the payment schedule.

    Cancellation & Refunds:
    Any cancellations and requests for a trip refund must be sent to Remote Lands in writing via email or mail. Cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt.

    Cancellation on or before November 11, 2021: 30% of total deposit paid up to cancelation date is refundable
    Cancellation on or after November 12, 2021: No Refund. We will attempt to sell your seats to other clients and if we are successful, we will apply your payments towards a future trip with Remote Lands.

No refund will be provided for early departure and any non-usage of any portion of the itinerary or any service indicated within the itinerary, including any unused sightseeing, accommodation, transportation, meals or any other services included in the journey.

We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance protection.

The Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel the Aman journey due to inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate. If Tour Operator cancels the trip prior to departure, you will receive a full refund of amounts paid. The Tour Operator also reserves the right to postpone the Aman journey due to force majeure or other events beyond their control, in which case the deposits will be rolled over to the rescheduled journey. Please note that costs for supplementary activities, train transportation, and pre- or post-tour independent arrangements may not be refundable.

Insurance:
Client is responsible for travel insurance, including trip cancellation, health and accident insurance coverage and medical evacuation. The Tour Operator can provide recommendations for international trip insurers.

Baggage:
No responsibility is incurred for loss of, or damage to client’s baggage and/or personal property by Tour Operator.

Meals:
Meals will be provided as per the itinerary. B- Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner. Where a meal is listed as “O” – the meal is not included and may be taken at leisure either in a resort restaurant or outside of the property.

Single Accommodations & Suite Upgrades:
A limited number of single rooms are available at a single supplement charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Suite rooms are available at several resorts – supplement fees are listed on the Booking Form and are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

International Airfare:
Please inform Tour Operator if you require assistance in arranging commercial/private international flights between your departure city and Tokyo, Japan/Osaka, Japan

Pre- and Post-Tour Arrangements:
The Tour Operator is able to assist the Client/s with private pre- and/or post-Tour arrangements. Please notify if additional touring and/or hotel accommodations are desired.

Itinerary Changes:
Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the tour itinerary as planned, however, the Tour Operator reserves the right to modify, change or postpone the itinerary in the best interests and the safety of the group, in the Tour Operator’s sole discretion. The exclusive activities in the itinerary are subject to change due to availability and unforeseen complications.

Health and Wellness Requirements:
This is an active program, which requires walking and climbing stairs. As such, the Client is requested to make a realistic assessment of personal health and fitness. All Participants are expected to be in active good health, to enjoy traveling as part of a group, and to be ready to experience and accept cultural differences. Prior to traveling, it is recommended that the Client visits a personal physician for a check- up and to discuss any medical requirements/recommendations for the journey. For up to date recommendations on specific health precautions for the areas you will visit, consult your physician and the Centers for Disease Control. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment should be reported in writing upon reservation.

Release of Liability and Acknowledgment of Risk:
The Client/s understand(s) that the Aman journey includes travel to remote countries and areas in Asia that are inherently risky. The Client assumes the risks associated with this trip including: forces of nature; weather; terrorism; civil unrest; war; strikes; local laws; accidents; itinerary changes or modifications; and all transportation including land vehicles, boats and aircraft that are not necessarily operated or maintained to standards found in North America.

The Client/s assume(s) all risks associated with altitude, illness, physical injuries sustained, disease, alcohol consumption, physical exertion and sporting activities, knowing that access to evacuation and/or suitable medical supplies and support may not be available. The Client/s assume full responsibility for personal baggage and personal possessions and effects.

Remote Lands, Inc., including its partners, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and successors (hereinafter, "Released Parties"), does not own or operate any entity which is a service provider for Client journeys. Remote Lands purchases all transportation, accommodation, dining and all other services from a variety of independent entities. Remote Lands and all other Released Parties are not responsible or liable for the gross negligence or intentional acts by any service provider or other third party and shall in no way be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider, (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control, and (C) any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise that may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the Tour. For the avoidance of doubt, the “Released Parties” shall include the Aman Group (which means the group of companies whose shares are held or beneficially owned, in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly, by Silverlink Resorts Limited or any subsidiary, whether or not wholly owned, thereof), and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and successors. The Participant waives any claim against all of the Released Parties for any such loss, damage, injury, or death, including any right to seek consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against any of the Released Parties for any reason whatsoever. None of the Released Parties shall be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket.

The passenger tickets in use by the carriers shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the passenger; the carriers are not responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time of the journey.

Express Assumption of Risk & Responsibility:
In recognition of the inherent risk of the travels and related activities in which you are intending to engage, you confirm that you are physically and mentally capable of participating in the journey, that you willingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you or caused by you. By registering for the Tour, you certify that you do not have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for yourself or other Clients.

Tour Operator reserves the right in its sole discretion to accept, decline to accept or remove any Client on the trip and reserves the right, subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, to withdraw any part or all of the trip and to make such changes as may be necessary.

Arbitration:
Any controversy or claim against Tour Operator arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the performance there under, including without limitation any claim related to bodily injury, property damage or death, shall be settled by binding arbitration in New York, NY, U.S.A., in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existing, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the controversy. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive New York law. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the liability release contained in this Terms and Conditions document.

Exclusive Governing Law & Jurisdiction:
This Agreement shall be governed by federal law and the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. With respect to Tour Operator: If the right to seek arbitration is for any reason waived by both parties, or if judicial review of any arbitration is sought, any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the courts of the State of New York. In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.