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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 20 REVIEWS

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Japan Custom Group Tour

2/2/2018 / February 12, 2019   

Great tour guide and fully informed

Mr. Stefanos Sevastou's Group

Japan Custom Group Tour

1/13/2019 - 11/17/2019 / January 22, 2019   

Second time with Alljapan. Excellent service. Very helpful. Absolutely flawless travel. Thank you.

Susan from New Jersey

Japan Custom Group Tour

10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018   

The All Japan Tour for the Kaneda tour was a "Magical Tour"! Your preparation and organization or this tour was superb! The most impressive part of my trip was the portrait of an amazing people and culture revealed to us by Miharu who explained what we would see - took us to see it - then cemented those observations after the sightings. IT felt like a true Geisha explaining what we seeing and giving us an understanding as to why we were seeing this. For example the explanation that sky scrapers near the Imperial Palace lacked Windows on the top floor to peer into the emperor's living quarters. I felt I saw a side of Japan and Japanese culture that 98% of visitors to Japan never are privy to. I have a huge respect for the way Japanese people conduct and respect their life and other human life. Thank you for this "Magical" tour!

P.S. 1. We did great at the Kawagoe festival and back to Tokyo. 2. I only got about 2200 pictures to remember this tour- Including 1 of Fujiyama.

Leonard & Betsy from California

Japan Custom Group Tour

10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018   

We were all extremely satisfied with our itinerary, meals, and hotels. I had been to Japan many times and had seen most of the sights; but, found that every day, I experienced something new and amazing. Our guide, Miharu was extremely organized, informative, and hysterical! She made the time between destinations, which were sometimes more than 2 hours, go by so quickly. Our driver, Mr. Nakano was excellent. He and Miharu coordinated transfers perfectly. As an example, finding our way back from the Kawagoe Festival to the hotel could have been very exhausting and confusing. However, they thought of an alternative plan and we found the coach waiting for us as soon as we exited the train station. Amazing!

Many of us are tea lovers so we especially enjoyed our visit to the Uji tea farm. It was beautiful and we found the tea farmer's guided tour to be very informative. We all agreed that the lunch we had in Uji was our favorite. Our meal was presented in a bento box with drawers filled with incredibly beautiful delicacies.

I will highly recommend AJT to all our friends and will certainly consider having you assist us with future travels to Japan.

Adele from California

Japan Custom Group Tour

10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018   

My husband and I had an amazing time; it was the best escorted tour we have ever taken. There was a lot of attention to detail and we were very well taken care of. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide and driver than Miharu and Mr. Nakano. The hotels were excellent, the meals were amazing and the tours were well chosen. It was my fourth trip to Japan and my husband’s first time and we are ready to go back.

Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful trip for us. We hope to be contacting you again in the near future for another memorable trip.

William & Carol from California

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