Some quick information about Japan:

1. Area: 377, 935 sq. km of land (coastline of 29,751 km).
2. Population of approximately 127 million.
3. Capital City: Tokyo.
4. GDP $4.66 Trillion.
5. GDP per capita of US$31,500.
6. Time Zone: GMT/UTC +9.
7. Country Dialing Code: 81.

Japan is one of the most densely populated nations on earth, with about 330 persons per square kilometer.

Getting to Japan is convenient and served by some of the most recognized and highly rated, national and international airlines. With round trip air provided by the world best and most secure airlines, there is always a flight available to accommodate your schedule.

Once you are there, you will enjoy the moderate climate that ranges from cool temperature in the North and to tropical in the South.

All forms of transportation-taxi, train and metro-are safe, regulated and secure. PAPT strives to provide secure transportation to and from venues wherever possible. PAPT arranges for private transport for our players to and from the Tour venue.

You will find every name brand five-star hotel available to serve you and to provide you the highest level of service. Literacy is a high 99%, with free public schooling for all children up to junior high school. Language is not a major issue in Japan as most all major hotels offer translation and multi-lingual employees and concierge services. In addition, most hotels in Japan offer dual voltage capability to accommodate 220 V a/c and 110 V a/c.

Japan's traditional fish diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Seafood, sishi and cooked, is available in plenty - and always accompanies the traditional meal of gohan (a bowl of rice), miso shiru (miso soup) tsukemono (pickled vegetables).

The cherry blossom is the best-known tree in Japan, and is the country's national flower. In the month of May, the country comes alive with the colors of the cherry-blossom. Apart from these better known cultural forms, Japan is a treasure trove of unique fine and folk arts such as porcelain Japanese dolls, intricate kimonos, chiseled stone lanterns, hand crafted ceramic dishes and lacquer bowl.

Shopping is a major activity for tourists in Japan, with traditional crafts vying for space with the latest in consumer electronics, fashion clothing, state of the art computer equipment and cameras.

The hiking enthusiast will enjoy Japan's topography. Mount Fuji is an easier peak to climb- it has five relatively easy going trails, which do not require special mountain equipment or trekking skills.

Japan's string of islands makes it a Scuba Divers' paradise, with new dive spots being discovered each year. Okinawa and the Bonin Islands, further south, offer warm tropical waters, filled with colorful fish, turtles, sea snakes and coral reefs.

Japan's monetary unit is the Yen. Foreign currency exchange is available for most currencies at hotels, most large department stores, banks, and authorized money changing shops. International credit cards such as Visa, Diners Club, Master Card, and American Express are accepted.

Come to Japan for the Tour, but stay in Japan to enjoy its weather, beaches and hospitality. Let us help you extend your PAPT enjoyment with some rest and relaxation in Japan. Other structured and safe attractions include Shopping, volcano trekking and hiking, dining at one of many five-star restaurants offering local favorites and scuba diving with one of the professionally run and certified dive centers. Let us help extend your stay for you and your family.