FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the weather like in Japan in March/April?
Temperatures vary in Japan depending on location. Generally temperatures during late March/early April range from the lows in the mid-40's to highs in the mid-60's. It is advisable to take a sweater regardless of where or when you are traveling. Check out the current weather conditions in Japan.
What is required for entry into Japan?
A current passport is required for entry into Japan. A visa is NOT required. Your passport must be current for at least three months beyond the date of the tour.
Are there any health precautions I should take?
There are no vaccination requirements for travelers.
What is the currency in Japan?
The currency in Japan is the Japanese yen. You may review the current exchange rate, which fluctuates.
What is the tipping policy in Japan?
Tipping is not a common practice in Japan and is not expected. A 10 % service charge is usually added to restaurant bills and no further tipping is necessary.
What are the best things to shop for in Japan?
The best items to shop for in Japan are pearls, silks, pottery, cloisonné, lanterns, furniture, lacquerware, dolls, red coral, cameras, karate gear, green tea, carp kites, Imari porcelain, good-luck charms from shrines, and packaged seaweed.
What are the voltage requirements in Japan?
Voltage: 100V vs. 120V in US. Japanese electrical plugs have two, non-polarized pins which are identical to ungrounded (2-pin) North American outlets. While most Japanese outlets these days are polarized (one slot is slightly wider than the other), it is possible to encounter non-polarized outlets in some places. For more information about electrical outlets in Japan, click here.
What are the terms and conditions related to Linda & Sumire's Deluxe Taste of Japan?
A copy of the terms and conditions may be viewed by clicking here.
ALL ABOUT JAPAN
Population: 128 million
International Dialing Code: +81
Total Area: 377,899 square kilometers
Administrative Divisions: 8 Regions (each divided into several Prefectures)
Head of State: Emperor
Head of Government: Prime Minister
Literacy: 99 percent