If you want to know more about the hotels for your group tour, we provide a hotel list with the name, address, and contact information of the hotels. Compared to hotels in Western countries, Japanese hotel rooms are relatively smaller. For a 4 star hotel in Japan, the average size is about 22-29 meter sq (236 to 313 sq ft). It is important to understand this cultural difference to avoid any confusion or inconvenience in Japan. Our hotel choices are usually within 3.5 to 4 star rating. Occasionally, we do use 5 star hotels such as the Hilton Narita Hotel. Smoking is generally not allowed in the public area in Japan, however, for private property, owners can decide the permission to smoke. So, some of the restaurants and hotels do allow smoking. We will try our best to arrange a non-smoking room during your Japan trip for Non-smokers, but non-smoking room are usually not available for hot spring hotels. If you prefer a non-smoking room, please inform your agent in advance. Our group tour
usually includes a one night stay in a hot spring hotel(Ryokan). Considering the preferences of our previous clients, we will arrange western style room instead of the traditional Japanese Tatami room. Most of the hotels in Hokkaido are hot spring hotels. Because hot spring hotels are unique to Japanese culture, it is hard to measure the experience with the generic criteria on the hotel. Traditional hot spring hotels are usually small and ancient, but we still keep them on the itinerary so you can have the most authentic taste of Japanese culture. Thus, your understanding and respect on the hot spring hotels are highly appreciated.