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Japan - A visit to the land of the Rising Sun

Have you always wanted to go to Japan? Have you been there before and want to go back for a second trip?

Japan is a land of contrast. As an island nation with a history spanning more than 2000 years, and with an official policy of isolation preventing foreign influence from the 1600s and until the Industrial Revolution, Japan protects many crafts and traditions going back centuries. In contrast to itself though it is also one of the most modern and technologically advanced economies in the world, so you should expect the unexpected.

The Japanese kitchen is second to none, and each of the country’s 47 prefectures is culinary Meccas in their own right.

Experience ancient Japan while navigating through the ancient streets of Kyoto, with its wooden townhouses and temples, or bathe in the light reflected from Tokyo’s colossal skyscrapers. Have a cup of sake with your sushi, or eat one of the myriads of traditional Japanese sweets called wagashi with a cup of green tea. All you can drink alcohol buffet with your BBQ? It’s a challenge or something to stay clear off. It’s up to you, but one thing is certain; Japan is worth a visit.

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Do you speak Japanese?

Don’t worry if you don’t. A lot of signs are written partly with the Roman alphabet, and most people know some of the very basics of English. But if you want to make a reservation at that very special restaurant, or if you want to order the Japan Rail Pass which will let you ride freely on the bullet trains and the JR line you might need the help of somebody seasoned in the language, and possibly somebody with an address in Japan.

Tailor your trip

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No request is too big or too small. Are you planning a trip with your company or your client and need to entertain 40 people in Japan for 10 days? Are you an artist travelling to Japan to have real meetings with other artists and craftsmen? Are you a family of 4 wanting to see Tokyo? Leave it to me. I can provide services as a planner, as a guide, as a translator, or as a fixer. I can attend to you and your party full time for the whole trip, or I can be a phone call or an e-mail away, awaiting your request to order a table at a restaurant, getting you tickets to the kabuki theatre, or any other need you may have. Have you lost your wallet and needs to file a lost property form at the police station? I’ll be right there to help you. So please don’t hesitate to contact me for a quote or to answer any questions.