Custom and Group Travel Services

If none of our pre-defined packages are what you are looking for, if you have special interests or any kind of group, contact us regarding your preferences and interests. We will work with you to bring the Japan tour of your dreams to life. Whether you are looking to travel on a backpacker’s budget, looking for a 5-Star luxury vacation, looking for someone to create an entire custom Japan travel package, or you just need someone to buy tickets to a Sumo tournament, use our knowledge of the Japan travel environment to your advantage. And you’ll have the full back up of our English-speaking office staff in Japan to make sure every aspect of your trip goes according to plan. You decide how much or how little of our services you need, and we take care of the rest.

Because we have our own fully-licensed and bonded travel agency in Japan, we are very flexible in what we can offer. Below, you will find some of the services we can provide. If there is something else you have in mind, but don’t see it below, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for Japan travel, just contact us to get started.

If you would like more information about a custom independent package or if you would like to start creating your package, please contact us.

Lodging

Whether you are looking for a room in a luxury, modern high-rise hotel or a cozy little minshuku, we will find the right place for you.

JR Rail Passes

The JR Rail Pass is perhaps the best travel deal anywhere. These passes allow unlimited travel on JR trains. However, there are many options available, and we can recommend the best one for you as well as purchasing the passes for you. And sometimes, pre-purchasing the tickets are less expensive than rail passes. It all depends on how long you will be in Japan and how much train travel you will be doing. We will always compare the cost of rail passes against the cost of purchasing the tickets to make sure you get the best value available.

Guide Services

Japan’s culture is very unique and different. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to understand, especially to westerners. Guides can help to break through the cultural barrier to a greater understanding of Japan and its people. We can arrange for professional, licensed guides, volunteer guides (available only in certain locations) and taxi driver/guides.

Cultural Activities

Here are just a few of the activities we can help to arrange for you:

  • Tea ceremony
  • Meet a Maiko (A Maiko is a Geisha in training.) or a Maiko Dinner Party
  • Zen Meditation
  • Geisha/Samurai Make-up and Dress-up Photo Studio
  • Sushi Making or Japanese Cooking Classes
  • Visit a Sumo Stable Practice
  • Japanese Calligraphy Classes
  • Home Stay
  • Kimono Workshop
  • Martial Arts
  • Shopping Tours
  • And Much, Much More

Ticket Services

  • Sumo Tournaments
  • Baseball Games
  • Ghibli Museum
  • Saiho-ji (Moss Temple)
  • Kyoto Go-Sho (Imperial Palace)
  • Miyako Odori

Consulting Services

Think you may need some help with designing an itinerary or some help with directions once you are in Japan? Our consulting services are designed to help you design the best possible itinerary given your preferences, interests, budget and time constraints.

Travel Insurance

As authorized sellers of Travel Guard Insurance, one of the largest travel insurance companies in the world, we can recommend the best policy and coverage for you in order to protect your travel investment.

Japanese Cell Phones

The majority of non-Japanese cell phones will not work in Japan. If you need to stay in touch while you are in Japan, see our Cell Phone Rental page for details on how to rent a phone.

Internet Connectivity

Japan may be a very advanced country, but they are behind the curve when it comes to the internet. Even many of the larger hotels will have hot-spots only in the lobby. If you need more than this, please see our Internet Connectivity page.