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ASIA, AFRICA & AUSTRALIA | Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama, Hakone, Tokyo

Japan

This trip includes:
11 Days
21Meals
34 Sites

Discover Japan, the island nation that embodies its ancient culture while embracing the modern world. From an isolated mountain village to Tokyo, the capital city where sacred shrines stand in the shadow of skyscrapers, you’ll become immersed in the people and customs of this proud country on an amazing Adventures by Disney family vacation.

Trip Price Starting From $11,099USD

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

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      If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Japan and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      You do not need a visa to travel to Japan.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U. S. citizen, please check with the Japanese Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

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      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. Due to frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring: Opens a dialog Opens MenuSee important details.

      Clothing

      • T-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts
      • Light sweater
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat
      • Closed-toe shoes
      • Slip-On shoes
      • Sturdy-soled walking shoes
      • Sandals
      • Swimsuit

      Miscellaneous
      • Passport
      • Valid Photo ID
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Extra batteries or charger for camera
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Umbrella
      • Electric plug adapter
      • Toiletries - Please note that toiletries like shampoo, razors and deodorant are available, but are usually priced at a premium.

      Hairdryers are available at all hotels.

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      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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      Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka International Airport (ITM), follow airport signage to the passport control/immigration area. Once through Passport Control, you will follow additional airport signage directing you to Baggage Claim. This may include taking a complimentary air train to get from your terminal to the Baggage Claim area.

      Once you have claimed your luggage, exit Baggage Claim and look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist with your baggage and will escort you to your prearranged ground transportation to your hotel.

      At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted to Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda International Airport (HND) for your return flight home.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 KIX or ITM Anytime
      Departure 11 NRT or HND Anytime

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      The unit of currency in Japan is the Yen. U.S. dollars are not always accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATMs are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards.

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      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$9 - $11 USD

      Example:

      • For a 11-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $99 - $121 USD.
      • A family of 4 for a 11-day adventure: $396 - $484 USD per Adventure Guide.

      For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $792 - $968 USD.

      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides may be paid in U.S dollars, local currency or via PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guides for their preferred method of payment.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

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      When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through the hotel. Your Adventure Guides will happily give you further information during your stay.

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      The primary language of Japan is Japanese, and most people in Japan do not speak English.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

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    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

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    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Japan. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Japan.

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    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka International Airport (ITM). Your flight can arrive at any time.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we will transfer you to Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda International Airport (HND) for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For the Japan trip, transfers are included from Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka International Airport (ITM) to the Hyatt Regency Kyoto on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Peninsula Tokyo to the Narita International Airport (NRT) or Haneda International Airport (HND).

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    Yes, due to the extreme time difference, we recommend arriving in Japan 1 – 2 days prior to your departure date to allow time to adjust to the time difference and lose any jet lag you may have.

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    Yes, you may stay extra days before our itinerary. It is recommended that you arrive 1 – 2 days prior to your departure so that you are able to get used to the time difference. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 for further information.

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    During the adventure, transportation is provided by a private motor coach and high speed Shinkansen “bullet” train.

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    While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include one or more hours of walking. Some of the streets and paths may not be paved and can prove challenging. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

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    While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our Japan trip. This is based on several factors, such as extended hours of daily activity programming, time difference and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

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    Typically, breakfast is served in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish or meat and pasta or rice entrees, with vegetables, salad, fruit and dessert. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that à la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available for most meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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    In Tokyo, if there is a specific restaurant that you would like to dine at during an On Your Own meal, we recommend making a reservation in advance of your departure. Please check with the restaurant about their specific reservation and cancellation policies. You may also ask the concierge at your hotel if it is possible to make a reservation at a specific restaurant while in Tokyo.

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    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and solely responsible for, providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss your needs.

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    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

    If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

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    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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