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Culture and history are at the heart of Adventure Life's luxury cruises of Japan, visiting renowned metropolitan gems like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagasaki and touring the most important landmarks that have defined this small island nation's history over thousands of years. Cruises to Japan also occasionally feature destinations in Taiwan, and other fascinating destinations of the Bering Sea, between Japan, Russia, and AlaskaContact us when you want to start planning your luxury Japan cruise. 
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Japan Travel FAQs
Do I need a visa to travel to Japan?
Visas are not required for US citizens staying up to 90 days in Japan. Check the visa requirements for more specific information.

Is tipping customary in Japan?
Tipping is not an expectation in Japan, and waiters and hotel porters will often decline tips. Guides and drivers will accept tips between $5-20 per day.

What is internet access like in Japan?
Internet access in Japan is on par with any other developed country - in the major cities, you can count on having access to WiFi and high-speed internet, especially in hotels, cafes, and restaurants. There also might be public WiFi in parks. If you are traveling to more rural areas, naturally you might find yourself out of range.

Can I use my cell phone while in Japan?
The best way to use your phone is to have your service provider unlock it and then purchase a SIM chip once you arrive in Japan. Then your phone will work on the local network. If you can't unlock your phone, then consider an international plan, renting a phone, or simply using WiFi networks when they are available.

Do I need power adapters?
Japan has the US/ North America style plugs (A&B) with either two flat prongs or two flat and one round prongs and runs on 100v power. If you are traveling from Europe, you will need plug adapters. 

What are the toilets like in Japan?
Japan is a very developed country, and you will find a mix of squat and bowl toilets, but mostly bowl toilets in the hotels and shops where you will be staying. Bring your own toilet paper just to be safe and never flush it - rather, put it in the wastebasket next to the toilet.

Can I drink the water in Japan?
Japan is our only destination country in Asia where it is safe to drink tap water. You will also always have access to bottled water if you prefer.

Are credit cards accepted in Japan? Will I be able to find ATMs?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Japan, and it's quite easy to find ATMs throughout the major cities. More isolated parts of the country either might not have ATMs or the networks could be down for days at a time. Many smaller vendors throughout the country also only accept cash, which can be easily withdrawn from an ATM.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes, purchasing travel insurance before going on vacation is always a good idea. Fortunately, we offer some great comprehensive deals through TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked page.
Fun Facts about Japan
  • In Japanese, it is called "Nihon," meaning "sun origin."
  • Iconic Mt. Fuji stands at an altitude of 3,776m above sea level.
  • Although it is relatively smaller than many of the world's countries, it has the 10th largest population, with over 127 million people.
  • This booming population frequently must deal with strong and often devastating earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis due to its location in the ring of fire.
  • Sushi and tempura are signature dishes of Japan and are trademarks of the seafood diet.
  • The renowned Samurai warriors are from Japan.
  • While Japan has many of its own pastimes, baseball is also a popular sport.
  • Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in Japan, most of which is imported from Jamaica.
  • The literacy rate in Japan is close to 100 percent, making Japan one of the best-educated people in the world.

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