Health & Safety
This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
Guests in wheelchairs may be accommodated, but please understand some historic sites in Japan are not wheelchair accessible.
In traditional ryokan hotels, we will overnight in tatami rooms and sleep on futons on the floor. This is a very traditional itinerary - we stay in tatami rooms for eight nights on this trip.
In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.
It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no sashimi, no lamb, etc), please let us know two weeks before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
In order to travel comfortably, we recommend leaving large suitcases which may not be needed on the bus. Before taking the ferry to Sado Island, please prepare 2 nights/3 days of clothes in a small and light suitcase (or backpack). Large baggage will be retrieved from the hotel on the last night.
On the last day of our tour, while we are on the bullet train, we will ship everyone's large suitcases to NRT airport via private truck freight. If you are extending your stay elsewhere in Japan, we would be happy to provide shipping instructions to your next destination, but this will be at your own expense.
Porterage service included in hotels where available (most ryokan hotels do not offer porterage).