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Japan Express

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Japan Express

Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.


At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.


According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

           i) Customer Authority of Travel and Tourism Agencies at provedorapavt.com;

          ii) Arbitration Commission of Tourism in Portugal at turismodeportugal.pt;

         iii) Or any of the entities indicated in the list provided by the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs at http://www.consumidor.pt, which we recommend consulting. 


Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at www.provedorapavt.com. To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at www.turismodeportugal.pt within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at http://www.consumidor.pt.


1) The agency is responsible for the luggage in the legal terms;

2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.


The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.


For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.


The client must have their personal or family documentation in good order (identity card, military documentation, authorization for minors, visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents that may be required). The agency disclaims any responsibility for visa refusal or the client's denial of entry into a foreign country. The client is solely responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such a situation.

Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.


The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.



Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.


When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.


The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.


Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.




If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.


The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.


If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.


The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%


This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

  • The remaining special conditions will be included on the page of each destination and trip - in the particular conditions - and they are part of the travel contract.
  • These general conditions may be supplemented by any other specific conditions agreed upon by the agency and the client.
  • The program prices are based on the average exchange rate of the dollar, so any significant deviation from this currency may result in a revision of the travel prices, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • Due to constant fluctuations in fuel prices, there may be changes to the fuel surcharge included in the price, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • The hotel categories presented in this brochure comply with the quality standards of the host country. However, they may be replaced by similar ones if, due to reasons beyond the agency's control, it is not possible to maintain or confirm the existing reservation. The agency will promptly inform the client once they become aware of such situations.

Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.


Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

Special conditions for children:

Given the conditions applied for children (destination and provider) it is recommended to always question the special conditions that may apply to the tour in question.


The agency offers the sale of insurance that can be purchased depending on the tour to guarantee assistance situations and cancellation expenses.

The maximum age limit, for the insurance, is 75 years-old.


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Japan Express

Condições Particulares

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.

If the customer gives up the trip less than 65 days before the departure date, he/she will have to pay 100% of the value of the land program.

Smoking is forbidden on the street while in transit, and there are specific places for smokers (but difficult to find).

Luggage will always be carried by the participants, so the size of travel bags should be as small as possible.

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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 9 dias
  • Inscrições 2 - 10 people
  • Idade 18 - 75
  • Tipo de viagem Discovery
  • Destinos Japan
  • Alojamento Hotel

Would you like to visit all the must-see touristic spots in Japan, in a short amount of time? If so, then Japan Express is the perfect trip for you!

This trip shows you the best of Japan, including the points of interest in the most popular cities of this fascinating country – Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Get to know the perfect mix of traditional and ultramodern, while experiencing the bustle of the two largest cities in Japan – Tokyo and Osaka – as well as the natural and cultural attractions in the ancient city of Kyoto. On top of all this, you can also see the majestic Mount Fuji in all its splendor.

Join us on this 9-day trip and discover all the places you cannot miss.

Why this viagem is a must?
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Japan's two biggest cities: Tokyo and Osaka;
  • Enjoy a trip to Lake Kawaguchi and see Mt Fuji;
  • Visit one of the most beautiful castles in Japan: Himeji Castle;
  • Savor the gastronomy, in a typical century-old restaurant;
  • Visit the Golden Pavilion and the Fushimi-Inari Shrine in Kyoto;
  • Stop at the beautiful port city of Kobe;
  • See Tóquio and Monte Fuji from Tokyo Sky Tree;
  • Visit the famous Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi.


  • Accompaniment by local English/Japanese blingual guide;
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Japan;
  • Transport and entrance to all the places described in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in a double room hotel;
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners (welcome dinner and farewell dinner);
  • Travel insurance and assistance.


  • International flights;
  • All personal extras (drinks, laundry, etc.);
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Flight from origin city - Tokyo

Flight from the city of origin to Tokyo, possibility of intermediate layovers.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
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Dia 2 Arrival in Tokyo City

Meet with the guide at Narita International Airport (NRT) and transfer to the hotel in central Tokyo.
Once checked in, you will have free time to rest or enjoy the city.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Tokyo: downtown and the ultramodern.

Today we will visit Tokyo. From ancient to modern, Tokyo is one of the greatest cities in the world.

First, we go to the oldest part of the city - Ueno and Asakusa. In Ueno, we wander through the Ameya Yokocho street market, through Ueno Park and on to Asakusa, where we will walk along the famous Nakamise Shopping Street to the Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Sensoji Temple), the oldest and most visited Buddhist temple in Tokyo.

Next, we will visit two of the most modern places in town, the Tokyo Sky Tree and Odaiba. Tokyo Sky Tree is the tallest building in Japan and when we go up to the first observation point (350 m), we can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city of Tokyo and Mount Fuji.

We finish our day in Odaiba, an ultra modern area in Tokyo Bay. Here you can take a boat trip, do some shopping and enjoy the city from the Rainbow Bridge.

At night, we will have a welcome dinner in a local izakaya (Japanese-style restaurant/bar).

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 4 Kawaguchi lake to see the Mt Fuji

Today we head to Lake Kawaguchi to contemplate Mount Fuji, which is 140 km away southwest of Tokyo. Along the way, we have the opportunity to be amazed by the mountain scenery.

The first stop is in Kawaguchi lake, the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes. Here you can walk along its margins, take a boat trip or, if you prefer, take the cable car up to Mount Tenjo.

After visiting Lake Kawaguchi, we will have a special lunch at "Sanrokuen", a century-old Japanese restaurant that serves local delicacies such as "Robatayaki" and "Hoto Udon Noodles".

We end the day with a visit to the famous Chureito Pagoda. This majestic five-floors pagoda is part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine and offers spectacular views of Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast, Almoço
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Dia 5 Ride by "bullet train" to Kyoto

Today we travel from Tokyo to Kyoto on a high-speed train (Shinkansen).

In Kyoto, the visit starts with three of the most iconic places in town - Gion (Geisha District), Yasaka Shrine and the stunning Fushimi-Inari Shrine.

We started our tour in Kyoto, walking through the streets of Gion, the famous geisha district and with luck, we even saw some as we walked through the streets. After, we visit Yasaka Shrine, one of the most famous Shinto shrines in the city.

We end the day with a visit to Fushimi-Inari Shrine, one of the most emblematic places in Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of orange torii gates, which spread a network of trails and lead us to the top of Mount Inari.

Although most people are drawn to the shrine by the scenery, Fushimi-Inari Shrine is actually the most important of thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast
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Dia 6 Nijo Castle - Golden Pavilion - Bamboo Alley

The first stop on today's outing is at Nijo Castle, built in 1603, was the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). The castle's architecture is considered the best preserved from the feudal era in Japan.

Next, we visit the Golden Pavilion (also known as "Kinkaku-ji"), whose name refers to the fact that the temple is completely covered with gold leaf.

We finish the day in Arashiyama, considered one of Kyoto's greatest points of interest, with its picturesque bamboo grove.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast
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Dia 7 Departure to Osaka.

We start by visiting the majestic Osaka Castle, built in 1583.

In the afternoon, we will explore the "downtown" and the Midosuji avenue, the city's main shopping street. We start in Namba and follow to Shinsaibashi, crossing the famous Ebisubashi Bridge.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast
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Dia 8 Himeji

Today we travel to Himeji, making a stop in Kobe (Meriken Park and China City).

Meriken Park is located on the seaside, next to Kobe's waterfront and is the epicenter of the city's most iconic contemporary architecture, such as the Red Tower and the Maritime Museum. On the way to Meriken Park, we have the opportunity to walk around the famous China Town.

After getting to know Kobe, we continue our journey to Himeji, on a high-speed train (Shinkansen). In Himeji, we will visit its majestic castle, commonly known as "White Egret Castle" due to its elegant and white appearance. It is one of 12 castles that has not been restored and is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and imposing in Japan.

In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at an izakaya (Japanese-style restaurant/bar).

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast, Jantar
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Dia 9 Flight Osaka - city of origin

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to return by flight to the city of origin.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Breakfast
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Is this trip for me?

This trip is for people who like to travel in some comfort and want to know Tokyo, Kyoto and the surroundings of Mount Fuji, despite being a short trip, this trip will give you a very complete idea of the regions visited.

Who will guide this trip?

This trip will have a local English-speaking guide.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

We will stay in 3-star hotels with private bathrooms.

What kind of transportation do we use on this trip?

We will use private transport, such as airport-hotel-airport transfers and on the day we visit Lake Kawaguchi and "bullet train" on the way to Kyoto and Himeji or express train on the Kyoto-Osaka connection. In summary, you will always have transport options during the itinerary.

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

Yes, they are included if carried out within the program dates. If you decide to go earlier or extend your trip, consult us.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

If you request a flight proposal, Papa-Léguas sends you one. After you receive it, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas, another agency or online.

Where do I meet the group?

You will meet the group in Tokyo, at the airport or at the accommodation. After your registration you will receive more detailed information about the meeting times.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you do not wish to stay alone in the accommodations, you can share them with another participant. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same trip in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

Can I drink tap-water in the countries of this trip?

Yes, generally, you can drink tap water in Japan, however, make sure before drinking.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

For basic expenses, such as meals not included in the program or gratuities, we can say that around 300 EUR will be enough.

Is insurance included in the land program? What does it cover?

Yes it is included. The exception is for those departing from outside of Portugal, whether they are Portuguese citizens or not. The insurance included does not cover Covid-19 but you can activate an optional insurance suggested by Papa-Léguas that covers expenses or cancellation of the trip related to Covid-19. See our policy on the specific insurance page.

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of return from Japan and two blank pages.

What equipment is essential for this trip?

Comfortable clothing is the quickest answer. In addition to the obvious, you should take hiking shoes, a swimsuit,. All stored in a trolley or duffel bag. When you sign up you will receive a detailed list of the equipment needed.

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. As long as the WHO classifies COVID-19 as a pandemic, countries adjust the rules in short order and without warning, so before your trip, please inform yourself with us about the latest rules applied to entry in the countries you are visiting.


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