What's New @ Samurai Tours
Celebrating Five Years!
In October, we celebrated our 5th anniversary of providing tours to Japan. "It certainly doesn't feel like 5 years. It feels like we just started yesterday." says Mike. "While thinking about the last 5 years, at the risk of sounding cliche, I couldn't help but think what a long, strange trip it's been (my apologies to the Grateful Dead). But seriously, when I started to think about all the wonderful people that have been on our tours, it was hard not to become somewhat nostalgic. There is no possible way I can express my feelings to our former tour members. All I can think to say is thank you for choosing to travel with us, and thank you for being such good travelers. I hope our paths cross again someday."
Japanese Travel Agency License
Its official!! We have acquired our Travel Agency License in Japan. The ID is Kyoto-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-576, or Kyoto Prefecture Travel Agency License #3-576 in English. The agency is fully licensed and bonded as dictated by Japanese law. This is another step in our plans to provide a wide range of travel products in Japan.
Introducing our New Independent Travel Packages
If you would prefer to tour Japan independently, our Independent Traveler Services can provide you with whatever you will need to visit Japan. Whether you are looking for someone to create a custom Japan independent travel package, or you just need someone to buy tickets to a Sumo tournament, use our vast knowledge of the Japan travel environment to your advantage. You decide how much or how little of our services you need, and we take care of the rest.
We will work with you to find just the right options to suit your preferences, interests and budget. Because Japan is our focus, and not just another one of many destinations, we are able to suggest and offer things others can't. Because of this, you will get more value out of your travel investment, while enjoying your trip even more. Your vacation time is limited, so make the most out of it by letting us assist you.
Introducing our new Back Door to the Japan Alps Tour
"We are happy to announce our new Back Door to the Japan Alps tour. This new tour is similar to the Best of the Japan Alps and Central Japan, but provides more emphasis on the older, more traditional side of the Japan Alps." according to Mike. "From a personal standpoint, if I had to choose one tour to go on, this would be the one I would choose." The tour is a 15 day/13 night tour visiting Tokyo, Magome, Tsumago, Matsumoto, Obuse, Yudanaka Onsen, Kamikochi, Hirayu Onsen, Shirakawa-go and Takayama.