THE COSTS INCLUDE:
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Deposits received by this date will qualify for the discount listed. Early reservations are recommended. Deadline does not guarantee space availability. Tours with less than 16 passengers by this date may be subject to cost increase.
HOTELS. Based on 2 persons sharing a room with private bath at selected hotels listed or of similar quality. A limited number of single and triple rooms is available. Single room supplement is listed. No discounts for triple rooms, unless offered at time of registration.
MEALS. Meals are included as specified in the itineraries. Full breakfast daily. Meals provided on the tour are listed as:
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner.
TRANSPORTATION. Flights are based on roundtrip, economy class. Fuel surcharges by Airlines are not included. Touring is by chartered motorcoach. When included, tourist class passage on ferries, trains and boats. Kokusai does not own or operate any vehicles.
TRANSFERS & BAGGAGE. Transfer of passenger & porterage of ONE medium size suitcase (50 pound limit on flights) per person, between airport, station & hotel. Usually you will be asked to handle your own suitcase. Kokusai is not responsible for lost or damaged baggage. Airlines' responsibilities are limited. Airline baggage fees not included.
SIGHTSEEING PROGRAMS. Sightseeing activities listed are conducted in English and include admission fees unless otherwise noted.
TIPS & TAXES. Hotel & meal service charges, tips & taxes are included. Tips to baggage porters for standard services included. Tips to Tour Guides, local sightseeing guides and drivers are not included. U.S. usage taxes/foreign airport taxes are not included. Taxes listed are subject to change at any time.
EXCLUSIONS. Personal expenses e.g., but not limited to, travel document fees, visa fees, any insurance, telephone, laundry, meals not listed, bottled beverages, liquors, taxes as listed above, tips to tour guides & drivers, fuel surcharges, airline baggage fees are not included.
PASSPORTS. Tour application – full name as it appears on your Passport. Passport must be valid 6 months beyond time of travel.
AIRLINE SECURITY CHECK. For international flights - full name on flight ticket must match passport.
U.S. CUSTOMS. USA residents are allowed $800 per person duty free.
CURRENCY. Traveler's checks are no longer accepted at many places. Money exchange services are available at many hotels. Credit cards may not be accepted at some places. Notify your credit card company that you may be using it in Japan.
WEATHER. Spring & Fall are ideal in Japan. Rain can be expected at any time. Summer in Japan is warm.
JAPANESE CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES. 1 liter of alcohol, 2 cartons cigarettes, 2 ounces perfume, etc.
WHEN TOURS DISBAND IN JAPAN. Return airfare Tokyo/Osaka/ Los Angeles is included. (Tokyo stopover available for additional charge.) Japan - hotel to airport transportation is not included, but available at a nominal cost.
HOMEWARD FLIGHTS FROM JAPAN. One may remain in Japan up to 60 days. If you plan to remain in Japan after the tour, it is urgent that your return date is noted in your application. Additional airfare for weekend returns (Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday).
SMOKING. Smoking is not permitted on flights or motorcoaches. Non-smoking hotel rooms are requested wherever possible.