Packing List

Overall the weather in Japan is moderately temperate with four distinct seasons of: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. In the winter (December to February), it is quite dry and it’s common for snowfall to happen in the northern regions. From March to May, Spring hits and the temperatures get warmer-cherry blossom time! Then in June, summer begins where the rainy season is more prevalent. Summer usually ends in August. Finally in Autumn (September to November) it cools down.  

IMPORTANT: 
  • Passport (MUST be valid 6 months after trip) 
  • Personal medication. Note: It is best to be packed in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked luggage. Also, this medication should be in its original container. If this is not feasible, a copy of the prescription should be carried along with the medication.    
  • One refillable water bottle 
  • Small backpack or day bag for daily excursions

Clothes (Spring/Summer):
  • Short-sleeved shirts  
  • Raincoat (lightweight, water resistant)
  • A warm sweatshirt / fleece (it can get cool at night)
  • Gym / sportswear (for nature walks / service)
  • Undergarments & socks
  • Bathing suits (for hotel pools)
  • Shorts
  • Hiking or yoga pants 
  • Hat & handkerchief / bandana
  • One pair of flip flops / closed-toed shoes 
  • One pair of comfortable tennis/walking shoes (these are for day-to-day activities)

Clothes (Fall/Winter):
  • Comfortable long-sleeved shirts
  • Raincoat (lightweight, water resistant)
  • Heavy winter jacket with gloves and warm hat (for winter months)
  • Warm sweatshirts / fleece 
  • Gym / sportswear (for nature walks / service)
  • Undergarments & socks
  • Bathing suits (for hotel pools)
  • Hiking or yoga pants 
  • One pair of comfortable tennis/walking shoes (these are for day-to-day activities)
*Laundry service is not available during the trip. We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry during the trip.

Bath/ Personal: 
  • Glasses/contacts/contact solution 
  • Personal toiletries (soap & shampoo provided at hotels)

Other: 
  • Sunscreen (for summer months)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses 
  • Ear plugs
  • Portable charger (phone or camera) 
  • Camera 
  • Personal snacks 
  • Books and/or magazines 
  • Watch or small alarm

*Electrical outlets in Japan use 100 volt. Even though it’s lower than the voltage in the United States an electronic adaptor is not needed.

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