Frequently Asked Questions

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Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, we have decided to temporarily close our office in Tokyo from April 1, 2020. The safety of our clients and our team is our priority. Therefore, JAPAN PRIVATE TOUR in-office operations will temporarily be closed until further notice. Until then we wish everyone good health and safety.

Please send us an email for any enquiries you may have. Due to the outbreak, please expect delay in responses. However, we will try to respond to all incoming enquiries as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we appreciate your patience.

We thank you for your understanding and support.

Unfortunately, we currently do not have an office outside Japan. If you want to discuss your tour to Japan further, please use the CONTACT form (or BESPOKE TOUR BOOKING form) and let us know your phone number so our team can call you directly.

We have staff who can speak English, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese and French. Therefore, please feel free to let us know which language you are most comfortable with.

Travel Support refers to our personnel services. At the moment, we provide two types of guides to help you along with your trip:

Travel Companions (TC) & Region Experts (RE)

TC service is based in Tokyo. TCs are in charge of preparing tickets, taking pictures, communicating with local staffs or vendors, directing clients to the destination, keeping time and assisting clients throughout the trip with what they need. Those people can also speak the same language as the clients do and Japanese. However, TCs might or might not have as much knowledge as a tour guide about specific regions outside of Tokyo because they are not from a particular area. Hence, the service is cheaper.

*For TC, when traveling outside of Tokyo overnight, there will be accommodation fee added. Also, in the case of starting the trip outside of Tokyo, TC needs to standby 1 night before arrival date.

**Moreover, please kindly note that we cannot provide TC service outside of Tokyo without private transportation.

REs are the local staff who live in a specific area for a long time and have good knowledge about the region. Also, they can mostly speak English and Japanese only. For those who request for third language speakers, the price would differ from the normal region expert. However, REs can only guide around the specific area, therefore, when traveling to another prefecture of a far area, the RE will be changed to a new person.

** For our Region Expert, we need to check the availability of the staff beforehand especially during peak times.

As we are based in Japan, we are only able to help you purchase domestic flight tickets and provide you with land tour services.

We do not provide itineraries for visa purposes prior to tour confirmation.

Other than hotels and traditional Japanese inns (Ryokan), we can make reservations in premium established apartments in Japan. However, as we prioritize your security and comfort throughout the trip, we cannot make reservations in Airbnb apartments.

No, since we prioritize your privacy and comfort throughout the trip, we only provide private tours exclusively to your group of guests and cannot be combined with another group.

We accept bank transfers or major VISA, Mastercard & AMERICAN EXPRESS credit cards

This will depend on a variety of factors, but you can get a minimum amount using our Instant Estimate Calculator, available here:

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Please note that this is just an estimated price. The actual value will vary based on the experiences/ activities chosen/ season etc.