• Local, licensed, English-speaking, Japanese guides
  • Travel insurance from Travel Guard, one of the world’s largest travel insurance providers, will be provided to everyone from the United States. All others will receive a $100 per person credit and will be responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance in their own home country. (The insurance provided by Samurai Tours will cover the land portion only. Insurance to cover airfare and other additional expenses is the tour member’s responsibility.)
  • Transfers to and from Osaka’s Kansai Airport or Osaka’s Itami Airport by shared shuttle van.
  • For those requiring meeting or sending services on other than the scheduled arrival/departure dates, there will be a $100 fee for the meeting service from the airport into Kyoto or the sending service to the Kyoto train station.
  • Optional meeting service at Tokyo’s airports will be an extra $100 fee per group. If you are arriving or departing at Tokyo’s Narita or Haneda Airports, there will be an extra $150 fee per person for the train tickets to/from Kyoto for either of these airports (the meeting service is required if you want us to purchase the train tickets to Kyoto for arrival).
  • Lodging for 7 nights in a Japanese-style ryokan or western-style hotel
  • Meals
    • Japanese-style or Western-style breakfast every morning.?(Please Note: Some ryokans offer Japanese breakfasts only.)
    • Five Japanese-style lunches
    • One Japanese-style dinner
  • All transportation costs when traveling with the group. (Transportation costs during scheduled free times are the tour member’s responsibility)
  • Electronic version of itinerary
  • Admission fees to the destinations and activities listed in the Tour Highlights column on the right. (Itinerary specifics subject to change.)
  • Sayonara dinner at the end of the tour

Each tour member receives a tour handbook. This handbook is full of tips and suggestions taken from our Japan travel experiences that allow you to better plan and prepare for your trip, and therefore enjoy your trip even more. The tips and suggestions included cover everything from how to save while exchanging money, what to pack, some basic Japanese-language tips, general etiquette do’s-and-don’ts, ryokan customs, etc.


  • Airfare is NOT included
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and desserts are NOT included
  • A printed itinerary is not included