Scent is one of the most moving senses we humans have. One brief wisp of fragrance causes us to recall the most vivid memories, calling forth feelings of home and peace. Certain fragrances have a special place in Japan, with some of the most natural and pungent being reserved for important ceremonies and religious rites. Clear your senses and prepare for a journey using only your sense of smell. Learn about traditional incenses and the place they hold in history and in the present, and prepare to be tested on your ability to memorize and recall some of the many warm and spicy fragrances of the East.
- Culture, History & Arts
- Family Vacations
We are a dynamic company that enables travelers the opportunity to have intimate, personalized encounters with Japan’s fascinating culture. We bring our guests, individuals and groups, directly to the heart of Japan through the soul-stirring cultural windows we weave into our custom journeys. Our extensive knowledge and personal connections established over our many years living and working in Japan puts us in a unique position to open up local culture, areas and experiences, allowing us to take guests off the beaten path, and giving us the flexibility to provide for guests’ unique interests and wishes.
Insider TipAvoid traveling in April. Sure, you'll miss the blossoms, but so many other wonders await year-round!
Terms & Conditions
Tour Confirmation and Payment
To confirm services we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total fare amount in Japanese yen (JPY) only. Please note that we startsecuring services and making reservations only after the tour is confirmed and payment is made. This payment should be made within 7 daysof your acceptance of the tour as offered, and your request for and receipt of the deposit invoice for the tour. The remaining balance should be paid in Japanese Yen (JPY) no later than 30 days prior to your arrival to Japan.
**Please note that when you confirm within 30 days of the arrival date, full payment is required at the time of confirmation.
Payment can be made by credit card through our secure online form. We will send you credit card payment instructions along with the deposit invoice for your tour upon your acceptance of this tour.
Payment can be made via bank transfer to our bank account. Details will be provided along with the invoice we will send upon your confirmation of the tour. Transaction fees charged by the Japanese bank for your first bank transfer transaction will be covered by our agency. In the event of more than one bank transfer transaction, 4,000JPY will be added to your invoice for each additional transfer. Any charges made by the sender’s bank will be covered by the sender.
The itineraries we suggest are always flexible in order meet your preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further fine-tuning of your trip. If you would like to make some changes to booked services after confirmation has been made, an administrative fee of 5,000JPY per person might be charged at our discretion. If you wish to transfer a booking to another date, Windows to Japan might agree to such alterations at its own discretion, subject to an administrative fee of 5,000JPY per person. If you decide to transfer the booking less than 30 days prior to arrival date, this will be treated as cancellation in accordance with our cancellation policy.
Up to 30 days prior to arrival: No charge*.
*Except the non-refundable deposit, and tickets/other non-refundable charges completed prior to cancellation. (read below**)
From 29-20 days prior to arrival: 30% of the tour fare.
From 19-13 days prior to arrival: 50% of the tour fare.
From 12 days prior to arrival to day of arrival: 100% of the tour fare
Your cancellation notice should arrive in writing within our working hours of 10:00 -18:00 JST Monday - Friday. If we receive your cancellation notice outside the above working hours, it will be considered as being received on the next working day.
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