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Homestay in Japan



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Homestay in Japan

At All Japan Tours, we believe one of the best ways to learn and adapt to local customs is none other than staying with a welcoming Japanese family. Many international companies spend a fortune on educating staff members on increasing service value and hospitality through customer service, an area where Japan is second to none. Traditional homestays allow you to experience Japanese hospitality at its very best while learning the traditions of the country from a local’s point of view. It is the perfect way to broaden one’s international views and learn respect for different customs.

Minshuku are family-operated, Japanese-style home accommodations. They are typically located in countryside cities, mountainous areas, or outside of tourist spots. For this reason, many homestay visitors have the opportunity to experience farming, net fishing, logging, and hand picking fresh produce. This is a great way to experience a traditional Japanese lifestyle, as well as to learn to appreciate many things we take for granted in the big city. Japanese homestays are seeing increasing popularity because they allow travelers to acquire and develop better conversational skills through various activities, such as learning how to play Japanese board games with the hosts or creating traditional art (ex. origami, ikebana).

Enjoy homemade Japanese meals and learn the importance of Japanese table etiquette, an important experience that you will take with you wherever you are dining in Japan. Host families are usually enthused to show you their city and its attractions, so be prepared for activity-filled days and embrace your first-hand experience of Japanese culture. Many travelers after a Japanese homestay experience report learning emphasized respect for their elders, how to bow, eco-friendly practices, and an increase in Japanese vocabulary of course. Once you have stayed at a minshuku, you are guaranteed to apply these new experiences in the future, as well as gain a different outlook on life. This unique journey off the beaten path of Japan ensures both an educational and unforgettable life experience for the privileged student groups.

photo of Homestay in Japan
photo of Homestay in Japan
photo of Homestay in Japan
photo of Homestay in Japan

Plan your trip

When you contact us through e-mail or phone, we will discuss the type of trip and services you're interested in. There are many things to consider when planning your trip to Japan, such as your travel date, length of stay, destination cities, points of interest, and budget. Based on this information, we will create an initial “sketch” itinerary that includes an outline of recommended travel routes, destinations, accommodations, transportation type, and services we can provide.

Many of our clients select one of our existing Group Tour itineraries and adjust it according to their interests, budget, and other modifications. We also have clients that have their own ideas about their intentions and plans, or even a specific itinerary in mind. However you envision your tour to Japan, you can depend on us to provide first-rate service and exceptional pricing. A minimum of 15 travelers is recommended to get the best rates. (Although we can accommodate smaller parties at higher rates).

Our Japan Custom Group Travel Inquiry Form is designed to give us a clear picture of your interests and preferences, so that we can create the ideal vacation for you. If one of our itinerary is the ideal base plan for you, please mention so in your inquiry. We will customize the plan so that the plan will meet your specific needs and desires.



Reviews for Our Custom Group Travel

  5.0 stars based on 40 REVIEWS

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Custom Private Pottery Group Tour

6/14/2024 - 6/25/2024 / 2024-06-14   

Our travel group of 4 adults and 15 teenagers had the most profoundly enjoyable and life changing experience touring Japan with All Japan Tours. Yuki, our guide, was very prepared, organized, flexible and very thoughtful. The sites, accommodations, transportation and food all exceeded our expectations. Last minute changes to our itinerary and food restrictions within our travel group were all handled with care and understanding. We intend to return to Japan and will only use All Japan Tours. The trip would not have been as wonderful without the caring support of our guide. Yuki is such a warm and thoughtful person who's good humor and care provided such an enjoyable experience. All members of our group have expressed so much gratitude for Yuki and truly miss her. Thank you Yuki!

Mr. Renner's Group

Private Tour 0602

6/2/2024 - 6/12/2024 / 2024-06-02   

Hotels were very nice and having a bus to pick us up and transport us to the next site was wonderful. Our tour guide, Yuki was very organized, very patient and fun. We saw so much, shopped and ate. Everyone loved the stay at the Ryokan and the delicious kaiseki dinner. The group loved the Onsen at the different hotels. After touring, they found it so relaxing to head to the Onsen. We also loved traveling on the different transportation in Hiroshima. Riding on the bullet train, the ferry, the local train, the local bus and trolley……we were so impressed!

Mr. Yonemoto's Group

Custom Private Group Tour

5/24/2024 - 6/2/2024 / 2024-05-24   

Our trip to Korea was amazing, our tour guides were awesome. We did so many things in 8 days. Totally recommended.

Ms. Maria Latorre

Custom Private Group Tour

5/22/2024 - 5/31/2024 / 2024-05-22   

Wonderful. We had private tours - 7 of them Everything worked as planned with one exception . And the hitch was corrected quickly by AJT . Excellent guides

Dr. Harperminder Chawla

2024 Spring Sanin Sanyo Area

5/12/2024 - 5/25/2024 / 2024-05-12   

You gave us your best driver, Mr. Aizawa. He was excellent in getting us safely to where we needed to be. Yukiko Ishiyama was a very helpful and knowledgeable guide. She welcomed us to Osaka, went with us to the hotel, and helped us check in; the same helpfulness when leaving Yonago, insuring that we and our bags had a smooth check-in. Yuki had a wealth of knowledge about the places we saw, answering our questions, making sure we knew the schedule and times (breakfast, hotel check-out, etc.). Rie Taki is the best in coordinating and helping to ensure everyone enjoyed the tour. I like that there was some flexibility or alternative when something scheduled could not happen (such as cancellation of Jibikiami experience, with alternative choices of remain at hotel or go to Yanaitsu). Overall, an excellent tour that I would recommend to my friends. Can't recall specific temples, parks, or nature, which is why those aren't checked off below. A lot of "wow" packed in this tour. For meals on our own, I like that there were suggestions as to where we could go to eat.

Ms. Marlene Reiko Kono

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