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Japan is the land of a million experiences. Its variety of natural surroundings, culture and history allows us to offer a breathtaking assortment of unique plans, sufficient to suit any taste your clients might have.
Japan’s exotic appeal has come from a fusion of traditional culture and modern cities. Experience futuristic skylines and fascinating shopping malls as well as the essence of the Japanese tradition, such as performing arts (kabuki, noh,bunraku, etc.), traditional sports (sumo, judo, karate, etc.) and others (flower arrangements, tea ceremony, wearing kimono, etc.).
Japan boasts a wide, delicious array of foods for visitors to enjoy. One cansample sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, kaiseki and Kobe beef, all in their most authentic forms. Your clients will be delighted to see the presentation and taste the flavor that has made Japanese cuisine so popular.
Japan is a country with a dramatic geographical variation. Its landscapechanges greatly with each season of the year, but never fails to impress. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, traditional festivals in summer, changing leaves in autumn and snow-covered mountains in winter. Japan’s natural surroundings are a lesser known, but equally attractive complement to its vibrant cities.
SAFETY & CLEANLINESS
Japan has some of the longest life spans in the world. Its people have longpracticed healthy lifestyles such as hot spring bathing and a diet centered on vegetables and seafood. To experience the traditional Japanese way of living is to experience health and long life.
Passports and Visas
Every person entering Japan must have a valid passport. In addition, persons coming from certain countries must have a visa issued by Japanese consulate in their own country. Please be aware that in some cases, it takes more than one month to obtain a visa. For details, inquire at your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.
The unit of Japanese currency is yen. Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen and bank notes in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen.
Japanese currency is the only form of cash acceptable at stores and restaurants in Japan. You can exchange money at the airport, foreign exchange banks and other authorized exchange institutions upon presentation of your passport. We suggest exchanging your money at the airport upon arrival.
Credit Cards and Traveler’s Checks:
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club and JCB are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops and restaurants, and can be used at over 26,000 post office ATMs in locations throughout Japan. (ATM: automatic teller machines)Only major banks and major hotels in principal cities can accept traveler’s checks and their use in Japan is not as common as in some other countries.
Most banks conduct foreign currency exchange transactions from 9:00 to 15:00 on weekdays.
There is no custom of tipping in Japan. Instead, at places such as restaurants, bars and hotels, a 10% service charge is usually added to your bill.
You are advised to provide your own travel insurance to cover personal accidents, sickness, theft or property damage.
Public telephones accept 10 yen and 100 yen coins and/or telephone cards. Prepaid telephone cards cost 1,000 yen from vending machines, kiosks at train stations and convenience stores.
Tap water is safe to drink anywhere in Japan. Mineral water including major imported brands can be easily obtained from super markets, convenience stores and other similar places.
The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, AC.
A 5% consumption tax will be added to your bill for most goods and services.
Sun. & National Holidays
Police 110Police general information in English 03-6501-0110Fire/ambulance 119The Japan Helpline 0570-000-911, http:’jhelp.com/
(24-hour nonprofit emergency assistance service)
Medical information service (Himawari) 03-5285-8181, Mon.–Fri. (9:00 am–8:00 pm)Tourist Information Center Tokyo 03-3201-3331
There are four seasons in Japan: spring (March–May); summer (June–August); autumn (September–November); winter (December–February). Stretching from north to south, Japan has different climates from region to region. Also due to seasonal winds, the Japan Sea coastal area and its Pacific Ocean side have different climates respectively.
Tokyo’s Average Daytime Temperature & Rainfal
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