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 stay overnight in tatami rooms and sleep on futons on the floor.
You have the choice of upgrading our stay in the Fuji View hotel for a room facing Mt. Fuji for $100USD per room. Availability is limited, so please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to upgrade.
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 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
Due to limited space aboard Shinkansen (bullet train), please prepare an overnight bag (carry-on size) for 2 day/1 night use on Day 5. We will arrange the transfer of your large suitcases to our next hotel.
Porterage service included in all hotels where available (most Ryokan hotels do not offer porterage).
The East Gardens of Imperial Palace
When The East Gardens of Imperial Palace is closed, we will visit Imperial Palace Plaza instead.
Departures affected by closure: All Saturday departure, including Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4, Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Aug 15 and Dec 19 in 2020; Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17, May 8, May 15, Jun 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, Aug 14, Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 18 in 2021
Kubota Itchiku Museum
When Kubota Itchiku Museum is closed, we will visit Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center instead.
Departures affected by closure: Dec 24 in 2020; Dec 23 in 2021
When Miho Museum is closed, we will visit Nijo Castle or Sanjusangendo instead. Please note, Miho Museum’s hours of operation are subject to change without notice.
Departures affected by closure: Mar 5, Jun 11, Aug 15, Aug 20, Dec 10, Dec 15, Dec 17, Dec 19 in 2020; affected departures of 2021 would be announced later in 2020 Fall.