tour types

Please take a few moments to read through our tours and discover how to make your dream a reality.
Custom

Just let us know what destinations you like or what kinds of sights or activities you enjoy. We will create a custom tour for you.

Independent

These are preset tours that allow you to experience the best of a country with the freedom to go at your pace and visit sights that are interesting to you.

Private

Our Private Tours are designed to give you the convenience of a group tour with the freedom and privacy of independent travel.

Small Group

These tours are fully guided with set dates for up to 12 travelers.

experiences

destinations

To get an idea of where you can go when you visit Japan, please take some time to browse our destinations pages. Click on any of the links below for a short description of the destination's location, history and characteristics.

Toilets in Japan

There are two main kinds of toilets in Japan: the traditional Japanese-style toilet (or ‘squat toilet’) and the Western-style toilet. Public washrooms have Japanese-style toilets although in many tourist areas you may find at least one Western-style toilet. In public washrooms toilet paper is uncommon so please remember to always carry tissue paper everywhere you go (there are tissue paper vending machines located outside of the public washrooms). If you want to only use a Western-style toilet then it is best to use the toilets in department stores or in hotel lobbies. However, if you have to use a Japanese-style toilet here are some basic tips:

In a Japanese home or a ryokan, the toilet and the bathing area are often in separate rooms. In some places, however, they are in the same room just like in a Western home or hotel. If there is a toilet room, guests may find toilet slippers, which are to be worn only inside the toilet room. Leave your regular slippers outside, step inside the toilet room and immediately put on the toilet slippers. When you leave the toilet room, please leave the toilet slippers behind and change back into your regular slippers.

Links

Japanese Toilets from Japan Guide
The Plumber talks about Japanese Toilets

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