Custom Group Travel
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.
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.
5.0 stars based on 6 REVIEWS
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
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
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
10/21/2017-11/3/2017 / November 7th, 2017
Just returned from the amazing trip of Japan.
The trip was great, without any glitches.
Tour guide was Mr Ito was very good and driver Yamado was good.
Most hotels were good.
Kyoto hotel had A C issues.
Most important Japan was amazingly beautiful. People were nice, places were memorable. In spite of two Typhoons, weather was fine for most parts.
Thank you for arranging this trip.
Jay from Florida
2/10/2016 - 2/20/2016 / March 28th, 2016
I just want to tell you what a delight Kim Kida is and how she made our trip recently the best ever. She is always happy, courteous, sensitive and aware of her guests needs, while keeping on schedule and helping everyone to keep to the schedule as well. She is very knowledgeable and if she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she researches it until she finds the answer. She goes above and beyond and we will be recommending her and All Japan Tours to everyone we meet. Fantastic trip thanks to her!!!
Donald & Frances from Hawaii
9/20/2014 - 9/27/2014 / October 13th, 2014
I would like to express my thanks on
behalf of the Yamanaka Family Trip to
Japan. Everything was planned out
The points of interest during our stay was just right. My father-in-law seemed to have been satisfied, especially riding the Shinkansen.
Our personal tour escort Yuka from Shinshu Travel was very knowledgable and spoke English well. During our short time with her, we seemed to have bonded with her. She even made last minute changes to our meals cause we had some that did not eat seafood.
Having a member in a wheel chair took a little effort but Yuka and our driver Fukumoto-san took extra care and patience making sure we were all comfortable.
This was most probably the first and last trip for our father and mother. But for us, the younger generation, we will most likely go to Japan again. The experience with your tour and the ground people handling in Japan (Yuka & Fukumoto-san) made us want to go again.
Once again, thank you for your patience too in creating this personal tour for our family.
Gail from Hawaii