To see the project(s) supported by our participants and their needs list, click on the specific link below for that accommodation or tour company.

Accommodations & Tour Companies

Note: Locations are approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us.

Once you choose a lodging from this page, you will be able to see the exact needs requested by the community project so you can choose to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring.

Facts about Japan

Vacationers planning an international vacation to the Land of the Rising Sun can expect to encounter beautiful natural scenes, traditional and inspired architecture, and a unique culture. This beautiful country lures visitors with its intriguing history and entertains and delights them with incredible historic sites as well as the latest modern fashions, trends, and a bustling night life. International travelers packing for Japan can expect to include a range of items in their luggage. For humanitarians and travelers who are interested in responsible tourism and are hoping to give back to the community, there are non-profit organizations in Japan that are happy to accept donations.

One service project in Japan that accepts the generosity of voluntourists is the Living Dreams non-profit organization. This program, supported through the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Community Footprints, works to enrich and empower underprivileged children in the orphanages of Japan. This community project works to allow these children cultural experiences at the Ritz-Carlton designed to both educate and inspire them. This project accepts art supplies, soccer balls, baseball gloves, and other toys, as well as t-shirts for children ages eight to eighteen.