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Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce invites you on an excursion to Japan


The world’s first bullet train, a man-made island and stunning mountain views are just some of the highlights the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s Japan trip will offer those looking to explore “the land of the rising sun.”


The Chamber, which offers annual trips to the Far East, has added Japan to its heavily stamped passport and would like you to join them as they take on Tokyo.


“Just seeing the bullet train is a highlight in itself, but I think travelers will really respect the efficiency of Japan travel. There will be scheduled tours, and travelers can see Japan on their own at their leisure,” said Fred Boscarino, president of the Chamber. “You will also get to see pure waters, enjoy fresh mountain air and even take in some volcanic activities.”


The Chamber is encouraging anyone who wants to go to sign up for the trip, even those who live outside of Rockdale County.


The Chamber has commissioned the assistance of Asia Getaway Inc., to handle travel accommodations. In March, the Chamber used the travel company to go to China, where sightseers from Georgia, New York, New Jersey and even California went on the trip.


“The world famous Geisha districts and the popular temples are real eye-catchers and the farewell dinner will be a splendid meal featuring some of Japan’s finest dishes,” said Iris Cheung, an agent with Asia Getaway, Inc.

The trip to Japan is planned for March 15 – 26, 2015. The cost for the nine-day excursion is $3,668 per person, double occupancy. The trip will leave from Los Angeles for round-trip airfare in a jumbo jet to Tokyo International Airport.


After arriving in Tokyo, travelers will meet their tour manager, visit the world’s largest fish markets, museums, ancient temples, large shopping areas and will be treated to a welcome dinner.


The trip includes stops in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone and Hiroshima. Travelers will be escorted on chartered coach buses and on one night, will be treated to a “kaiseki,” a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner, as well as a sake brewery tasting.

The package includes a daily buffet breakfast and two dinners throughout the trip, a total of 10 meals included in your trip costs.


Payments are being accepted now. For more information, or to make your payment to join the trip, call 770-483-7049 or visit

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