• Accommodations in 3 Star hotels including all taxes, fees and breakfast every morning (Click the Upgrades tab to view available upgrade options)
    • Tokyo: Western-style hotel such as Shinagawa Prince Hotel
    • Aizu-Wakamatsu: Japanese-style ryokan such as Aizu Higashiyama Onsen Mukaitaki
    • Nyuto Onsen: Japanese-style ryokan such as Ookama Onsen Ryokan
    • Akita: Western-style hotel such as Dormy Inn Akita
    • Hakodate: Western-style hotel such as Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate
    • Noboribetsu Onsen: Japanese-style ryokan such as Daiichi Takimotokan
  • Detailed, easy-to-follow directions on how to travel between cities
  • Bi-lingual maps, addresses and phone numbers for all your lodging
  • 7 Day Ordinary Car JR Rail Pass
  • English-speaking emergency contact number in Japan
  • Meeting service at the airport
  • Airport transfers
  • Suggested train schedules including train schedules for 2 hours prior and 2 hours after the suggested time to allow you to choose your own times
  • Breakfast every day
  • Electronic version of itinerary
  • A copy of our “Gaijin on Getas” tour handbook (this is the same popular handbook our escorted tour members receive) which contains 180 pages of Japan travel tips, Japanese language tips, Japanese customs and etiquette and Japanese history to prepare you properly for your trip and allow you to enjoy Japan even more after you arrive.
  • Baggage transfer forms (we will provide the necessary forms in Japanese to transfer your main baggage ahead, allowing you the freedom of traveling light. The service provided will only work overnight, so you will need to travel with an overnight bag. The actual transfer fees are not included and will be paid by you at the time of transfer. These fees normally run between 1,250 Yen and 1,750 Yen)

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare is not included
  • Local transportation (subways, buses, taxis, etc.)
  • All admission fees
  • Lunches and dinners (except where noted)
  • Desserts at any included meals (except where noted)
  • Drinks other than water and tea at any included meals (except where noted)
  • A printed itinerary is not included