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SKI & SNOWBOARD GUIDED TOUR
8 Days | 7 Night | 6 Skiing | Up to 6 Ski Areas

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Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
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Ideal for budget conscious intermediate to advanced skiers & riders who want maximum pow! Based in the traditional town of Yudanaka, which is relatively free of western influence, you will be ensured of an authentic Japanese ski or snowboard experience.
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Nagano Powder Zone

The Nagano Powder Zone is all about variety and this tour gives you a huge selection of resorts to visit in the Nagano prefecture over your six days of skiing and riding. The other two foci are powder chasing and traditional cultural experiences, which are in abundance in this part of the world. There is also a focus on teaching intermediate and advanced riders who wish to become better and more confident at skiing and riding the world famous JAPOW and on-piste.

Groups are mixed in accordance to their ability types to keep the group dynamic flow.

The Nagano Powder Zone combines adventure, culture, quality Japanese run accommodation and personalities to give you the complete Japanese cultural immersion. Visit the world-famous snow monkeys up close, be entertained by a traditional Geisha performance, enjoy the interactive taiko drum, shamisen guitar and lion dance show and participate in a karate performance. Take a ride in the evening in a Pistenbully snowcat up to 2,307 metres elevation to see the unique tree formations know as snow monsters. Also soak in the rejuvenating onsen (hot springs), taste the local sake and beer recipes, and visit historic Shibu Town. And a highlight is a visit to a sushi train restaurant followed by an epic night in the karaoke bar.


Japan's highest & largest ski area...

...incredible Japanese cuisine...

.....mind blowing cultural experiences

Where other companies may talk up the culture of Japan and include the experiences as an option at an extra cost, JPCTs include them so you get a totally authentic Japanese ski and snowboard experience.

Based in the historic onsen town of Yudanaka, which is relatively free of western influence, this tour focuses on finding powder where there are few westerners. So if you like skiing pristine powder all day and not having to fight with the masses then this tour is for you. If you have time constraints, visit the Nagano Powder Chaser Packages.
 

Highlights

  • No need to work out the best places to ski and ride - your guide does this for you
  • Rejuvenate in a local ryokan’s onsen
  • Visit the world famous snow monkeys and walk through 1300 year old Shibu Onsen town
  • Relax and be driven from location to location with the experienced mountain drivers
  • Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese restaurants to eat at each night
  • Visit resorts that many visitors don't get to without the knowledge of a guide
  • Make some new friends to share those face shot stories with over a local ale or wine

Rider Ability

This tour caters for intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders. Avalanche equipment is mandatory and can be rented from us. For further information on skill level please make an enquiry and ask for the ability chart.

There are various other tours that are similar to this that vary with respect to duration or ability level. See the JPCT overview for a summary of the tours.


Visit the snow monkey onsen....

...indulge in Japanese sake...

.....karaoke the night away

Resorts/Ski Areas Visited (Depending on Conditions)

This Nagano Powder Zone tour has the ability to visit a number of different resorts in the Nagano Prefecture. The resorts visited are dictated by the conditions on any given day and each area has its own individual micro climate so don’t be surprised if you visit the same resort a number of times.

The resorts visited are dictated by the conditions on any given day and each area has its own individual micro climate so don’t be surprised if you visit the same resort a number of times. The resorts include: Oku Shiga Kogen, Yakebitaiyama, Ichinose, Giant, Yokoteyaa and Kumanoya (all part Asia’s largest ski resort Shiga Kogen), Togakushi, Myoko SuginoharaNozawa Onsen, Madarao & Tangram.

Drive times to these resorts vary from 25 minutes to 50 minutes in good road conditions.


Partake in Japanese culture....

...the kids will love it...

.....visit an ancient Samurai castle

Itinerary

This itinerary is a guide. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will fit around where the best conditions are. This is a powder tour so wider skis and a powder board are recommended to get the best out of your time. Your guide is there to show you lines you may not have discovered on your own.

Day 1 - Arrival day

Make your way to Yudanaka (home of the snow monkeys) on either the amazing rail system or a shuttle from Narita or Haneda airport. Then it is  just a short walk to your accommodation from the station where you will be greeted by Yoshi & the team (further information on how to get to Yudanaka is contained in the pre trip instructions). The area has a history of over 1,300 years as a hot spring resort and more recently was put on the map due to the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games. Let Yoshi recommend one of his favourite restaurants to enjoy your first of many meals in Yudanaka.

Day 2 - Ski/ride Shiga Kogen

Made up of 18 resorts, Shiga Kogen is the largest ski area in Asia with the highest lift access in Japan. Because Shiga is so large and elevated, fresh lines can be found days after a snowfall. And because relatively few westerners have discovered this area the queues are almost non-existent and another bonus is that very few Japanese ski off-piste. After skiing, why not try an onsen to sooth any aches and pains. Then the group will travel into the town of Nagano to enjoy a meal at Kappa Sushi Train followed by the signature event of karaoke.

Day 3 - Ski/ride Nozawa Onsen

After breakfast we will travel to Nozawa Onsen for some more action on the snow. Considered by some as the birthplace of skiing in Japan, its 300 hectares of terrain and 50km of slopes will not disappoint. At the end of the day we will take a walk through Nozawa Onsen township and enjoy the many shops and eating treats.

Day 4 - Ski/Ride Mararao

Madarao (Madapow) is another of the Japanese ski fields that does not attract the hoards of gaijins (foreigners). This field seems to have its own micro climate and when it snows here it can be very light and deep. If you are looking for a change from the Japanese fare there is a restaurant on the mountain that makes the best burgers and pizzas. Enjoy a meal at one of the many traditional Japanese restaurants in Yudanaka.

Day 5 - Ski/ride Togakushi

Togakushi is one of those hidden resorts that few westerners have either heard of or visited. With a total of seven chairlifts, it is a great resort to explore, and the views over the Japanese Alps are spectacular. If time allows we will visit the local sake museum and taste up to 10 different sakes that are made on site.

Day 6 - Ski/ride Myoko Suginohara

Time to ski once again.  Suginohara is the pick of the Myoko ski resorts, with nice long groomers, some nice tree skiing, and super enjoyable side country. For your night’s entertainment participate in a karate performance and teaching session from one of Japan’s Grand Masters followed by a taiko drum, shamisen guitar and lion dance performance at the Ryokan Biyu. 

Day 7 - Ski/ride Shiga Kogen

After breakfast you will further explore Shiga Kogen. The great thing about the 18 connecting resorts at Shiga is that we may ski one area for the morning then after lunch relocate to another part of the mountain for more powder action. Your pass gives you access to the whole of Shiga and your guide knows where those private stashes are located. After dinner in Yudanaka the group will be heading to Mt Yokoteyama (Japan’s highest lift access 2,307m) and boarding a Pistenbully snowcat to drive to the peak to enjoy the snow monster trees, followed by a hot drink and some homemade baking.

Day 8 - Departure day

It is time to bid farewell to your fabulous hosts at the Lodge Aibiya and Ryokan Biyu.

No visit is complete to Yudanaka without some interaction with the famous snow monkeys. This is the only place in the world you can see the snow monkeys soaking in natural hot pools up close and personal.


Visit historic Shibu Onsen....

..Zenkoji Temple Nagano..

.....Yudanaka is central home base

Accommodation Options & Meals

This tour is based in the township of Yudanaka which is located near the Shiga Kogen ski areas and also ideally located to visit many of Nagano's other great ski areas.

The area is well known for its onsens (hot springs) and it is said that over 1300 years ago a monk who visited the area discovered the healing quality of the water and the popularity of the region grew so much that the Samurai would come to repair their bodies in the rejuvenating waters.

The other attraction to the area is the world renowned snow monkeys who have learnt to keep themselves warm in the natural onsen water. Although the town is visited by foreigners to visit the snow monkeys during the day, you will find the town relatively free of westerners in the evenings. There is a wide array of traditional eating houses in Yudanaka which serve fresh local and regional produce. In the past few years the restaurant scene has expanded to include a number of new eateries which have a mix of Japanese and Western food to suit every palette. A walk through historic Shibu town is also a must with its quaint shops, temples, shrines, foot onsens and authentic architecture.


Indulge in Japanese cuisine...

...check out the local Sushi Train...

...fun social group meals


There are 2 accommodation options; Ryokan Biyu no Yado (deluxe) and Lodge Aibiya.

Deluxe Option - Ryokan Biyo no Yado

Ryokan Biyu no Yado is a 3.5 star Ryokan (Japanese Inn) and is ranked #1 by Trip Advisor, scoring an average of 5 out of 5 from over 160 reviews!

Rooms all come with private ensuite/bathroom and are Japanese-style with woven tatami floors and futon beds. All rooms have a flat screen TV, small fridge & kettle. Your room also has a traditional Japanese wardrobe (Yakata) which is not mandatory to wear at this Ryokan, although it is definitely comfortable attire after a day on the slopes.

The Ryokan also has some western rooms which are double the size of the Japanese rooms available as an up-grade for an additional cost.

There is a spectacular an indoor Japanese bathhouse (onsen) and outdoor hot spring (rotenburo) and there is also a private onsen available for rent for an additional fee.

The 3 night-time meals included in the Tyokan Biyu package are traditional multi-course Japanese cuisine served by your own private waiter in the hotel dining area. Breakfast (also included) is either Japanese or Western-style. For the remaining night-time meals you have the choice of many authentic Japanese restaurants in down-town Yudanaka or Nakano or you can buy additional meals at the Ryokan.

There are massage services available, free wi-fi in the common lounge area, a luxurious lounge bar and common seating area, drinks vending machines, grand piano, large screen TV, karaoke and a souvenir shop.

The Ryokan does not have clothes washing facilities however there is a public laundry a short walk away.


Deluxe Ryokan Biyu..

...traditional Japanese tatami rooms...

.....outdoor hot springs

Budget Option - Lodge Aibiya

Lodge Aibiya is located in Yudanaka township the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes. Yoshi and Seongmi provide a high level of Japanese service backed up with western insights gained by working overseas. English speaking with a wealth of knowledge of the Nagano area, Yoshi and Seongmi will look after all your needs.

The Lodge has an option of quad share single western bed dorm rooms for group bookings and twin share rooms with shared bathroom. They have a twin room with double bed which is ideal for couples or for those that want to upgrade to the single supplement and there is the option to upgrade to the deluxe rooms with private bathrooms which can sleep up to four people.

There is a well equipped kitchen for those who would like to cook themselves (the lodge offers a service whereby they take to the adjoining town several times a week to a large supermarket) or you can enjoy the many traditional Japanese restaurants only a short walk away. There are two different types of lounge rooms and a separate cinema room. There are separate male and female shared shower rooms.

A free continental breakfast is provided each day with breads, cereal, fruits, yoghurt, coffee, tea and fruit juices.

Free WI-FI is available throughout the lodge. A gift shop with crafts made locally and beverages, local Shiga Kogen beer and snacks are available for sale. Experience the tradition at a local ryokan onsens for a small fee.

The lodge is only a 3 minute walk from the train station with local convenience stores nearby.

There is an in house laundry service available at an extra cost.


Lodge Abiya..

...comfy western-style beds...

.....shared cooking facilities

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2022/23 Tour Prices

 Prices are Per Person in Japanese Yen
 Accommodation  Room Type   Price
 Per
 Person
 Single
 Room
 Upgrade
 
 Ryokan Biyu (Deluxe)  Twin room Japanese-style private bathroom  329,000  63,000
 Lodge Abiya (Standard)  Single Share Room - shared bathroom (limited availability)  309,000  n/a
 Lodge Abiya (Standard)  Twin share room with shared bathroom  279,000  n/a
 Lodge Abiya (Standard)  Twin room private bathroom  309,000  n/a
 Lodge Abiya (Standard)  Quad/Triple share room  enquire  

Please enquire for the cost for triple and quad share western style room with shared bathroom for group bookings

Note:

Custom Private Tour Dates
Tours between 17th March and 30th April 2021 can be arranged and are based around a minimum of 4 people. Note that these tours may be a mix of skiers and snowboarders if the minimum of 4 people in each discipline is not reached. Where possible, we will try to have separate skier and snowboarder tours when numbers allow.

Inclusions
  • 7 nights single or twin share accommodation (various options available)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 2 dinners for guests staying at Ryokan Biyu
  • Pick up and drop off at Yudanaka train station (for Ryokan Biyu customers only). Lodge Aibiya is only a short walk from the station)
  • 6 days of lift passes
  • 6 full days of guiding/instruction 1:6 guide to guest ratio
  • All mountain transfers
  • Free transport to the signature night of Sushi train followed by a karaoke evening with the locals of Yudanaka (does not include meal and karaoke cost)
  • Transport to the world-famous snow monkey park (Ryokan Biyu has a complimentary drop-off and pickup shuttle and clients of Lodge Aibiya can use the bus from Yudanaka station, admission to monkeys not included in tour cost)
  • Interactive geisha performance, taiko drum, shamisen guitar & lion dance performance, karate performance
  • Option to have a self-guided rest day or bad weather day to visit Matsumoto Castle & Nagano to visit the Zenkoji Temple & 1998 Winter Olympic Museum
  • Local sake factory sampling tour
  • Walk around 1300 year old historic Shibu town
  • Rejuvenating Onsens visits
Add-ons
  • Avo safety pack (transponder, shovel & probe) - 2,000 yen/day; requirement for all guests riding off-piste
  • Single supplement at Ryokan Biyu at 46,000 yen (Also enquire about western room upgrade and VIP rate)
  • Traditional Thai massage at ¥5000 yen per hour for full body
  • Full ski rental store which includes clothing, helmet, goggles, gloves, ski boots, poles, carving skis & fat skis
  • Extra nights and guiding
  • Option to have an evening tour in a Pistenbully snow cat to the highest lift access point in Japan 2307metres to see the snow monster trees and includes hot drinks and homemade breads ¥5,000 per person
Not Included

Booking Policy for the 2022/2023 season

• 20% of the full cost of the tour will secure a reservation for any of the JPC Tours products. This is fully refundable until 31st August 2022 for any reason and may be further extended.
• On 1st September 2022 the card on file will be charged a further 30% and the final 50% will be charged on 1st December 2022. Failure to receive balance payments by the 15th September 2022 and 15th December 2022 respectively, will result in cancellation of the reservation which will then be subject to our standard cancellation policy.
• For bookings after 1st September 2022 there is a 20% deposit required to secure a reservation with the remaining balance due 60 days before commencement of the tour.
• From 1st September all bookings are to be subject to our standard terms and conditions or by our COVID-19 exclusive policy (see below)

COVID-19 Exclusive Policy

If a COVID-19 travel ban is in effect, prohibiting international travel to and from Japan or to and from your home country, or if a mandatory quarantine is required after arrival into Japan or upon return to your home country:

Up to 30 days prior to your ski trip start date the following applies:

  • You may cancel and receive a refund minus the service fee of ¥15,000 per person.
  • or you may receive a 100% trip credit towards a future JPC Tours trip, with no service fee applied.

Less than 30 days before your JPC Tours trip start date the following applies:

  • You may cancel and receive a 50% refund with a 50% cancellation fee.
  • or you may receive a 75% trip credit towards a future JPC Tours trip, with a 25% cancellation fee.
  • Due to the substantial time and financial investment required in getting our trips prepped for winter, sudden cancellations even under Covid related circumstances will incur the above-mentioned cancellation fees.

Terms of Agreement & Policies/Booking Information
Please carefully read the policies below before you make a reservation.

CUSTOMER INFORMATION FORM

To enable us to complete your arrangements you must complete the customer information spreadsheet as complete as possible at the time. This does not guarantee your booking as we need to confirm that the accommodation you have requested is available. If there is no availability for some/all of your components we will advise you of this and offer an alternative where possible. The alternative product offered may be a different price and prices will be adjusted accordingly. The information which you provide may be used by JPC Tours for further communication to you (unless requested otherwise) but no information will be divulged to any third party.

BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

Once we have confirmed your accommodation requirements JPC Tours will send you a deposit invoice of 20% of the total booking which is nonrefundable once received. We do hold the deposit in credit for you if you wish to book with us at another date. You will then have 7 days to reconfirm your space with your deposit. The payment options for the deposit are through our New Zealand or Japanese bank account or via PayPal as bank transfer or credit card. Any fees associated with the transfer are the client’s responsibility. The final balance is to be paid 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour either via our New Zealand or Japanese bank account or through PayPal. We also have the option to pay by cash yen at the start of the tour for those who wish to avoid the transaction fees and perhaps gain by purchasing cash yen at the time you consider the best rate. If you pay directly into our New Zealand or Japanese account from an overseas institution you are required to cover any applicable fees. This is usually a fee on your end and a $30NZD/¥4000JPY fee when the funds land into our account. If we have been charged any fees for accepting such transactions these fees will be passed on in full. Paying through PayPal there is a 3.4% fee to be paid at your end or via credit card 4.5% through paypal.

CANCELLATION

Once we receive written notification that you are cancelling your trip the following fees will apply. Of the total price of the reservation, a fee of 25% will be charged for all cancellations made more than 3 months before the start of your trip. Cancellations made between 1 and 3 months prior to the start of your program will be charged a 50% fee. Cancellations made with less than one month of advanced notice will not be refunded. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to the departure date, we cannot make exceptions to this policy.
JPC Tours cannot be held responsible for snow conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of snow conditions. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a tour for any reason after the tour has begun. Refunds will be at the discretion of JPC Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason. No refunds will be given for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals, services, lift tickets or any component of the tour not utilized.

AMENDMENTS

If you need to amend any arrangements after your original booking these must be advised in writing. One amendment is free of charge. Any further changes will incur administration costs of ¥3000 per amendment plus any costs levied by our overseas agents and suppliers. Any change to an existing booking constitutes ‘an amendment’. A transfer to another tour is viewed as a cancellation and not as an amendment, and cancellation fees will apply.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

JPC Tours receives bookings subject to the following conditions.
1. A booking is accepted only after JPC Tours receives the deposit and issues the client a Confirmation Invoice. The balance must be received 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour; otherwise JPC Tours may treat the booking as cancelled by the client.
2. Date changes are subject to availability. Date changes may be requested at any time up to 2 months prior to your departure date. Date changes made between 2-3 months prior to the tour will be charged a ¥20,000 fee per person. A ¥10,000 fee will be charged per person for all date changes made more than 3 months prior to the tour.
3. Where this booking would otherwise be subject to the provisions of the Consumer Guarantee Act (C.G.A) 1993, if the supply is a supply for business purposes the client agrees that the services are supplied for business purposes in terms of section 2 and 43 of the C.G.A 1993, and that the provisions of the said Act do not apply to the supply to the client. Such client is not a consumer for the purposes of these booking conditions.
4. Adventure sports activities involve many risks, dangers and hazards. These risks and hazards are outlined in our release of liability, waiver of claims, assumptions of risks and indemnity agreement which all participants are required to read and sign before participating in a JPC Tour. This agreement will affect your legal rights should you be involved in an accident. Managing risk is JPC Tours number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent to side country pursuits (e.g., avalanche, inclement weather, tee-accidents, rock fall, and high winds) but they cannot eliminate them. Please clearly understand that skiing in bounds and out of bounds is an inherently hazardous sport and both actions are only undertaken with the full knowledge and consent from the participant that these are inherently dangerous activities. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which skiers have been injured and worse. While these accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge that risk and make their own choices about whether to engage in this activity. We ask that each participant is physically and mentally fit, is properly attired and equipped, and continues to assess him/her-self throughout the tour to ensure as safe a time as possible. We ask that participants honestly and accurately describe themselves, in terms of fitness, health and skills, and their equipment to their guides, and that they adhere to the advice of their guide.
5. Due to the inherent risk involved in alpine pursuits, and in the interest of your safety, JPC Tours strongly recommends all participants to bring insurance that provides full medical and emergency evacuation coverage. JPC Tours will NOT provide insurance for participants on any JPC tour. If a participant does not have proper insurance documentation, he/she will be liable for her own medical and emergency evacuation expenses and will receive no refund, date change, or any kind of compensation from JPC Tours. Please take this seriously and lean on the side of caution.
6. JPC Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure, including a confirmed tour, due to circumstances beyond our control. If this occurs, you will be given the option of changing to another tour or receive a full refund. JPC Tours is not responsible for any incidental expense you have incurred as a result of your booking. If you choose and alternative tour and it is at a lower value than your original tour, you will be refunded the difference. If the alternative tour is of a higher value, then you will pay the difference in price. Thankfully this has never happened to date.
7. JPC Tours role as tour operator is to arrange through third party suppliers the hotel accommodation, train journeys, rental vehicles, ski passes, cultural activities and other facilities which together provide the holiday arrangement detailed in the itinerary. You should note:
a) That your vacation arrangements are subject to terms and conditions imposed by, hoteliers, train operators, rental car operators, ski resorts and other suppliers of services. Many of those terms and conditions limit or exclude the liability of the supplier and may often be the subject of international convention between countries.
b) JPC Tours does not own or control the hoteliers, train operators, rental car operators, ski resorts or the various suppliers, and JPC Tours does not actually provide those services itself. JPC Tours will take all possible care to ensure that its suppliers have a reputation for maintaining a high standard.
However, JPC Tours is unable to accept responsibility in any way for day-to-day problems with the services provided or for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to persons or property, or any other loss howsoever arising. In particular JPC Tours is unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements affected by matters over which JPC Tours has no control including, without limitation, war or threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, industrial disputes or governmental or official action or reasonable apprehension of the foregoing, cancellation, curtailment, or rescheduling of flights, or any failure on your part to obtain the correct visas and valid passport for travel.
8. While JPC Tours will use its best endeavors to operate all tours as advertised, reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made without notice where deemed necessary or advisable by JPC Tours.
9. JPC Tours does not accept responsibility for disruption, inconvenience, cancellation or alteration directly or indirectly caused by or aggravated by the failure of any computer data processing equipment or media microchip integrated circuit or similar equipment, software or processing, storage or retrieval system.
10. It is a condition of the acceptance of your deposit in respect of this tour that all monies paid to JPC Tours, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of the tour, may be disbursed by JPC Tours as and when it sees fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the tour program and the payment of a deposit for the tour shall be deemed to be a direction by you to JPC Tours to disburse such monies as foresaid. All monies received by JPC Tours are deposited in its name with its bankers, until appropriate disbursement to the suppliers of services or their agents.
11. The flight segment of the tour is to be arranged by the customer and JPC Tours cannot be held responsible for any consequences that may arise due to your air travel arrangements.
12. Receipt of a deposit will be taken as an understanding by JPC Tours that the participant has read and agrees to abide by these terms and conditions stated.
13. The booking conditions and the supply of services herein shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of New Zealand, and both the client and JPC Tours irrevocably submits themselves to the jurisdiction of New Zealand courts in respect of any proceedings arising out of or relating to these booking conditions or services provided hereunder.

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE

Passport and visa fees, insurance, excess baggage charges, extra meals, laundry, drinks, souvenirs, items of a personal nature including medication, departure taxes, and tipping are not included in the price of your holiday. Entrance fees to venues detailed in the itinerary will generally be included, unless specified otherwise in the itinerary.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

A valid passport is required for travel and some countries require that it be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure from those countries. Japan works on a 90 holiday visa for most countries however some countries are excluded from this and require further documentation before travel into Japan is permitted.
The above information should be taken as a general guideline and JPC Tours will endeavor to resolve any issues that may arise in a prompt and professional manner.