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OMAKASE

Perfect for travelers searching for more freedom during their Japan trip. We take care of your hotels and private guide, and the rest are up to your desires and budget.

JAPAN BY RAIL

Travel Japan at your own pace and interests at an affordable price by using public transportations. It's the most economical way to have your private tour.

LUXURY

Travel Japan in style with a private guide and driver for sightseeing based on your interests, as well as the best hotels and ryokans.

Japan by Rail Private Journeys

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys are designed for those who want to travel Japan at their own pace and interests at an affordable price. A private journey to Japan can be expensive. For a small group of 2 people (or a group smaller than 8 people), public transportation is the most cost efficient way to travel Japan. Japan has the world's most convenient public transportation system. Depending on the cities and area, trains cover all transportation needs. Japan's trains are spotless, quiet, and always on time. However, there is a lot of walking involved if you travel by train since some attractions are far from the station. Luggage handling can also be a potential problem, however, as Japan specialists, we know how to make your travels as smooth as possible.

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys feature carefully chosen, centrally located hotel accommodations near stations and sights. This is convenient for exploring the city without hassle as you travel with our private guides by public transportation.

Japan by Rail Private Journeys

Our Japan by Rail Private Journeys feature:

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Advice from specialists who expertise in Japan, all of whom are tour guides with years of background working in Japan

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Flexible and personalized itinerary planning

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An intinerary listing all included entry fees for each site

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Airport meet and greet as well as return airport transfers are NOT included unless requested.

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Travel services provided by public transport, including taxi, bus, subway, and bullet train

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Ordinary class seats on bullet trains and separate luggage transfers are included on select tours (first class bullet train seats can be arranged upon request.)

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A local guide to shepherd you during your tour

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Accomodations centrally located near stations and sights

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Lunches and dinners are NOT included, tour guides will give suggestions and recommendations for restaurants.

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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.

If you're not sure which Japan tour is for you, many of our clients select one of our existing Omakase Private Journeys, Japan by Rail Private Journey & Luxury Private Journey itineraries and modify it according to their interests and budget. Other clients have their own ideas about what to see and do, or even a specific itinerary in mind. Please have a look through some of the itineraries for inspiration. Our itineraries are create by Japan specialists, all of whom have years of background working as a tour guide in Japan.

Our Japan Private Journeys 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 it will meet your specific needs and desires.


Reviews for Our Japan Private Journeys

  4.9 stars based on 9 REVIEWS

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PTIVATE TOUR 2018

10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 24, 2018   

As I was sharing with others about our tour, I became aware our hotel accommodations were very close to the subways and places to shop, eat, etc. I’m glad Kiyoshi planned it this way! While we had a longer bus ride from Tokyo to Kyoto, I’m glad it was fashioned this way, as we had lots of luggage in our group and would have. had a difficult time maneuvering around in the stations. During our long rides, we were entertained and given information about the places we were to visit. Glad we were able to have Eileen as our tour guide the remainder of you trip! Tour is tight with not too much time in some of places we visited, however, I think you tried to acommodate what we wanted to see in the days we had planned. We therefore understand why our schedule was tight. Otherwise we were very happy with everything in our tour!

Woon and Yee family

PRIVATE TOUR 1026

10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 29, 2018   

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable about tour site, optional eating suggestions, and shopping locations. Our Tour bus driver was excellent.

Edward & family from California

Private Tour 1019

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

PRIVATE TOUR 10/13

10/13/2018 - 10/21/2018 / October 23, 2018   

We are very grateful to have Mr. Suzuki-san as our tour guide , he's a total star ... so nice and helpful, we also want to send our appreciation for Mr. Hirakawa-san who had taken us along our trip safely. The itinerary was excellent despite of our limited time, it would be nice if we add 2 or 3 more days so we can have more time to enjoy the onsen, view, shopping and foods. However, we are very satisfied with all the itinerary, accomodation, transportation and service.

Nancy from Indonesia

PRIVATE TOUR 1005

10/5/2018 - 10/20/2018 / November 19, 2018   

We loved the knife factory. We appreciate Kiyoshi's help in whatever I enquired about. Kiyoshi was very flexible in changing our itinerary when circumstances changed. We would highly recommend Kiyoshi and AJT to any of our friends.

The Burns Family from Canada

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