Now that tours will be on hold for a bit, some of you might be thinking, “But I still want to go to Japan!” Not to worry – we’re here to support your dream! Find out the options you have and what to do to get started.
We love sharing all the great things Japan has to offer! So, even though tours are postponed, we want to let you know some of the resources we use so you can get started your own adventure. =)
Planning is so important and absolutely necessary for your trip to go smoothly. Lack of proper planning can lead to situations where you’ll not only waste precious time where you could have been doing something awesome, but can also cost a lot of money you’d rather be spending on unique souvenirs.
Below are websites we like to use for planning, with a short description to follow:
Japan-Guide.com – A great comprehensive English resource for those travelling to Japan! Includes descriptions, transportation details, admission fees, and features a forum you can post your own questions to.
Japan National Tourism – Another resource for more Japan inspiration. The festival and events list is helpful too, though many smaller local festivals are not included.
Hyper Dia – A website that lets you calculate your train route and fare from city to city. You can make it more specific to not use certain types of transportation. =)
Kayak – Yes we use online airfare searches too! This site is one of our favorites – it compares several sites quickly and has an intuitive interface.
And here are some English assisted tours that you can throw into your trip that we love:
IACE Guided Tours – We’ve worked with IACE for many years now and have offered some of their tour options on our own group tours! We highly recommend the Mt. Fuji & Hakone 2-Day Onsen Trip, Nara Afternoon Tour or the Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour, & the Kyoto Maiko Night.
JTB Sunrise Tours – We also work with JTB Japan. Several of their tours are also available online and many of them have pop cultural themes! Our favorites include the Ghibli Museum Afternoon, Ninja & Samurai Tour, Tea Ceremony Experience Tokyo, Kimono Wearing in Gion Kyoto.
Of course we’d love to show you Japan ourselves for a uniquely PJT experience, so check-in every so often for updates. =)
We hope to be up and running tours again soon enough!