Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012
More Tour and Travel Advice for the USA and Canada
Departure times for the start of your tour depend on the city you are starting from while departure times on tour vary day to day.
Tours departing Los Angeles should meet at the Kyoto Grand Hotel at Los Angeles between 6:30 and 7am the morning of departure for a 7:45am departure at the very latest.
You should however try and attend the pre departure meeting at the Kyoto Grand Hotel the evening before departure.
For directions to the Kyoto from LAX, refer to this article.
If you tour starts another city (New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Chicago for example) usually meet up at 7am on the morning of departure. Exact information will be made available in your travel documents closer to the time of departure and the day sheet information will be posted on the hotel notice board.
Departure times while on tour will vary depending on your itinerary for the day. When planning departures, Tour Managers and Drivers must take into account not only the itinerary for the day, but also strict United States Department of Transport driving regulations and laws restricting the time your Driver can spend behind the wheel as well as many other factors.
Every day therefore is different depending on the city you are in and the specific travel itinerary for that day. Generally speaking, most tours depart at roughly 8am most mornings while on tour.