Guides and Tipping

Essential Japan & Japan’s Golden Route tour guidesOur Tour Guides on these two tours normally cover one area or city where they have the local knowledge. When you arrive in a new city/destination you will be met by a new guide who will be standing waiting for you at the airport/train/bus station exit with your name clearly written. On all tours (group tours / tailor-made tours) you will be offered a contact telephone number of the local office in Tokyo should there be any problems.

Tipping Policy
Tipping is not a way of life and is not expected in Japan. However, if you feel that your Tour Leader on the Japan Unmasked tour has performed exceptionally well, a tip is considered appropriate and will always be gratefully received. We recommend around 3000 yen (£ 20) per person for a 2-week trip.