SOCA IN JAPAN TOUR: JAPAN SOCA WEEKEND EDTION 2019
WHEN TO ARRIVE?
Please arrive Wednesday 11th September, 2019 at NRT (Narita) Airport before 3:30pm. SIJ staff will be awaiting your arrival at the airport from 8am to 4pm. Our staff will assist you to hotel via the shuttle bus (included in tour price). Please note Tokyo is a very large city. The bus will take 2 hours to reach Center City and arrive at the hotel. The first event begins at 6:30pm. Patrons who cannot arrive before 3:30pm, please contact SIJ at email@example.com
WHEN TO DEPART?
Unless you have other plans in Japan, the departure date is Tuesday 17th September, 2019. You may depart Japan from NRT (Narita) or HND (Haneda) Airport.
DEPARTURE FROM HOTEL TO AIRPORT
See the bus schedule below when choosing your departure flight. Patrons must provide SIJ with their flight itinerary so SIJ can make necessary reservations for the Airport departure bus. RESERVATIONS IS REQUIRED. SIJ will reserve the bus for our patrons upon receiving their itinerary. Flight itinerary form must be filled out before July 31st, 2019. Link to form HERE. SIJ will not be held responsible for patrons failing to be on time for the departure bus or for patrons failing to provide their flight itinerary.
If you need portable wi-fi or Japanese currency (yen) please notify our staff AT THE AIRPORT so they can assist you. Portable wi-fi rental at the airport is about $10USD/day. There is free wi-fi in the hotel. Please keep in mind time needed to obtain wifi at the airport as the first tour events begins exactly at 6:30pm.
MONEY IN JAPAN
Japan is a cash society. Many places don't accept credit cards. 7Eleven ATMs, the ONLY ATM that accepts foreign credit cards, is widely available throughout Japan. However due to courtesy of others on the tour, we kindly ask that patrons limit stops at 7Eleven. It's best to withdraw monies planned to spend on the trip at the 7Eleven upon arrival at the airport to minimize tour interruptions.
From the Airport to the events, to sightseeing, our patrons can enjoy the luxury of a private bus jamming to the sweet sound of Soca music. Many events and sightseeing and activities are time sensitive, some even require appointments. We kindly ask that patrons be on time for the bus. Japanese culture adheres to strict time schedule, thus being on time is very important. A detailed daily schedule will be given to all patrons before and upon arrival to Japan. Patrons late for the bus may have to independently arrange transportation. As this is a group event, individuals that are late cannot interrupt activities for others. We kindly ask that patrons understand.
Patrons will be given a card/wristband with the address of the hotel, events, and activities along with relevant contact information. In the event patrons need to independently commute please refer to the safety card. Card will be displayed in both Japanese and English.
SIJ TOUR BUS
Please keep tour bus clean. Patrons that feel ill or nauseous should notify our staff immediately. After Jouvert, please utilize clean-up facilities before returning to the tour bus. It is recommended Patrons bring a change of clothes. Patrons can store their clothing in the luggage compartment of the bus or the coin locker at the Jouvert venue. Vomiting on or dirtying the tour bus will result in a fine of up to $200USD
Much like many things in Japan, hotel rooms are typically small. While choosing your hotel room, please keep this in mind.