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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

  5.0 stars based on 3 REVIEWS

PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR

6/3/2017 - 6/13/2017 / July 14th, 2017   

Our family was worn out when we returned home but very happy.
We are still talking about our time in Japan.

Billy was a great guide and went way over and beyond with many of the things he did for us. He was patient and very informative. We appreciated the historical and practical information he shared with us.

Thank you again for your guidance and help in planning our family trip. The only thing we might have changed was a later start a few mornings in Tokyo. And that’s about it!

We are happy to recommend you to our friends and will offer a recommendation to any of your clients on Billy’s behalf.

Judi and Dr. Kent Nakamaru

PURPLE DRAGON PRIVATE TOUR

7/8/2014 - 7/20/2014 / July 25th, 2014   

On behalf of Purple Dragon, I would like to thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip to Japan. It was such a beautiful, lovely, inspiring trip thanks to you and our wonderful tour guide, Miharu San who we came to love as a friend. Because our trip was so memorable, we plan on returning within the next year. Japan is a beautiful country with a rich culture we admire. We would also like to express our humble gratitude for arranging the trip to the Dai Nippon Botuko Kai for our martial arts group, and we ask that our thanks be extended to the Botudo Kai for allowing us to train in their prestigious dojo as it was greatly appreciated and will be a treasured memory no one will ever forgot. Thank you again, and we look forward to traveling to Japan again in the future.

Elizabeth from Florida

Private Custom Tour

12/22/2012 - 12/29/2012 / Jan 15th, 2013   

We are finally home after a month away in HK and Japan, and we would like to inform you that we all had a wonderful and truly memorable family reunion trip in Japan.

Not only was it well organised, we were treated to a luxurious 40 seater bus and travelled in safety and comfort throughout our stops in Japan. All the hotels and onsens we stayed at were first-class especially the Sansuroi onsen in Hakone. There were so many highlights and impressions we all had, but one stand-out was seeing the magnificence and beauty of a perfect Mt Fuji on Christmas day – it was perfect blue skies and sunshine, leaving an indelible view in our memories to last a lifetime.

I will send you a picture once I download all my photos.

On top of such a well organised trip was the professionalism and hospitality of Mr Ito, we are grateful for him looking after us so well throughout our trip … we bid him Syonara not as a tour guide, but as our friend, and I must say that my kids miss him too!

We would also like to thank Takeue-san (the driver) for his professionalism and keeping us all safe on the long and snowy roads as we meandered from Tokyo to Hakone and up to Takayama onwards. We had the luxury of snoozing whilst he had to stay alert on the roads.

Please pass on our gratitude to Mr Ito and Takeue-san, and the tour company they represent, we would like them to know of our gratitude and positive feedback on their service.

Finally, thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our planning correspondence. We are thankful for the itinerary you suggested, and we have no hesitation in recommending ATJ to any relatives and friends … and of course, we would love to organise our 2nd family reunion trip sometime to perhaps Hokkaido or Kyushu … maybe oneday!

On behalf of my parents, sister’s family and my family,

Thank you very much.

Joanne from Australia