The Uniquely Japan Experience
The 1:1 program to create your personalised itinerary that maximises your Japan Experience in 6-8 weeks!
Let me guess...
Here's what's in your mind!
There are too many great options. Which one is the best choice for me?
I don't know how to figure out the best travel route and find the right transport option.
I need help finding and booking good local cultural experiences that can fit well with my travel plan.
that helps you identify your interests easily and effectively so that you'll get clear on the types of experiences you want on your trip
First-hand Japan travel experience and knowledge
that makes the best decision for you on places to visit, accommodation and cultural activities so that you'll create your unique Japan Experience
to create your unique Japan travel itinerary that will guide you through where to visit, what to do, and how to get around in the best possible way so that you'll travel efficiently and deeply
This would make your planning easier and faster, right?
Hi, I'm Miyuki
I'm a Japanese-English speaking licensed guide and independent Japan travel adviser, with my mission in bridging Japan and fellow travellers like you.
Originally from Japan, I was educated in the UK, have worked in international environments and have gained immersive travel experiences in a few dozen countries.
I have travelled around Japan extensively. My style of travelling is to visit the right place for the right activity -- whether it's visiting historically and culturally important sites or participating in cultural activities -- and learn the best about places from local people directly.
Through this program, I'm so excited to guide you through the journey to create your Uniquely Japan Experience.
the 3 steps
we'll work together!
Identify your interests and get clear about your travel priority using my simplified itinerary creator. You'll also gain access to the uniquely Japan resource library that will help you with this process.
Create your travel plan. To simplify the process, I'll first draft your tailor-made itinerary. Confirm your interests, make adjustments and make bookings, as I'll be guiding you through the whole process.
Grab my top tips on how to efficiently get around by public transport, how to better interact with locals and everything else you need to know to maximise your Japan Experience.
At the end of this program, you will have:
Your personalised Japan travel itinerary with suggestions on places to visit, activities and accommodations
The best travel route that makes your trip easier and enjoyable
Your accommodations and activities booked, saving hours of research time
Travel arrangements completed within 6-8 weeks
Confidence to travel without worries
What my amazing clients are saying
I would never have had the confidence to plan everything on my own without Miyuki’s help. I would probably have ended up with a trip to Tokyo and would have missed all the experience that I achieved along the way.
Having never been to Japan before, or known anybody who has, I just needed some confidence that my plans are achievable. I had done a lot of research online with Facebook groups and Tiktok as well as on Japanese tourist websites. I was confident that my goals were achievable but it's the little things like knowing what are good/bad areas in larger cities for accommodation or booking attractions/experiences ahead of time which make you feel more at ease.
Being able to talk to Miyuki face to face at the start, which gives more confidence that the advice you are getting is tailor made to you and not just something that has been copied and pasted from the internet. Miyuki has also been patient with me changing my itinerary, providing me with the benefits of adding in an extra city and swapping around the order of my visits. She also helped with my alternative accommodation choices, giving me the confidence to go ahead and change the accommodation which I had initially researched for weeks before choosing. I also thought that the travel app Miyuki has recommended was invaluable on the trip itself.
I am thankful for Miyuki's suggestion of Hikone as I was unaware of the location before, and it was one of the highlights of my trip. I would advise anybody doing a multi city tour to build in some down time in local areas.
Kirsty from Scotland
Miyuki gave us options I wouldn't have been able to find on my own, such as good traditional Japanese hotels with hot springs, local festivals and sights that are lesser known but well worth seeing.
I know everybody says you should visit Kyoto and Osaka on your first visit. What really struck me was what Miyuki said about how to plan a trip to Japan: we should think about what we want to experience instead of what places we want to visit. We were unsure about how to find locations and activities that best suit our interests. I thought it would be great if she could help us with that.
Her service is really professional and well organised. I really liked in-person consultation sessions. I was somewhat concerned about the heat and rain in Japan. Through her advice, I realised that the time of the year we go is a good time without much rain and heat. This made us feel more confident to go a bit further south during our trip. She has also provided links that I would never have found on my own. And I've searched very hard!
Miyuki really helped us make progress with our itinerary and supplied us with lots of ideas and helpful links. This process really confirmed the things that interest us. I feel very happy and the trip is more prepared than ever!
Extra information about the habits of Japanese people and how to get around was really useful too. I think a lesson about the way of the Japanese (日本人道) gave us a lot of the value.
Ron and Jan from the Netherlands
The format of the program was easy to follow and having a file to build out our trip and ask questions allowed for a seamless planning experience.
Since we had no prior experience travelling to Japan, we needed recommendations and someone to help guide us in creating a travel itinerary. We didn't know where to start!
We loved working with Miyuki and all of the suggestions she provided based on our interests. The format of the program was easy to follow and having a file to build out our trip and ask questions allowed for a seamless planning experience.
We are confident the itinerary we have planned for our upcoming trip will provide us with an adventurous and balanced experience. We are excited to visit the big cities but really looking forward to experiencing some of the quieter towns along the coast and in the mountains.
We had such an amazing time in Japan. Miyuki’s recommendations were great and we really enjoyed our time. I'm so glad we got to try the different hot spring onsens and stay in a traditional ryokan. We had so many memorable experiences and hope to visit again soon!
Zach and Kelly from the United States
Miyuki’s itinerary planning services are above and beyond. I’ve used a few similar services to plan trips in the past and Miyuki is the most helpful by far.
Before working with Miyuki, we were overwhelmed with all of the opportunities and options when going to Japan. The culture is rich and the landscape is gorgeous and we didn't know how to direct our time.
I love that Miyuki gave personalized recommendations. After some emails and an initial meeting, she developed a detailed itinerary which we reviewed and adjusted together. She then helped advise us on route, accommodations and activities based on our preferences. She really gave personal recommendations that catered to our priorities and steered us towards the most authentic experiences.We were given guidelines and roadmap to follow and it was immensely helpful. I especially appreciated the care she took with recommending traditional accommodations and locations to stay.
Our trip is two months away and I have little anxiety because I know we’ve made excellent decisions with Miyuki’s help. We were able to create an itinerary we are excited about and are comfortable with our navigation from place to place. There are four of us planning this trip and I think it helped everyone get what they wanted out of it.
Morgan and Nick from the United States
Here's what's inside:
Your Personalised Japan Travel Itinerary
Not sure about what exactly to experience in Japan? Simply answer 7 questions and fill out your personalised Japan travel itinerary creator. I'll make the first draft based on your interests and needs.
2 × 60 minute pre-travel consultation sessions
In the first session, I'll walk you through all the options I suggest for your personalised itinerary. The second session will be an opportunity for you to finalise the details and have all your questions sorted so that you are fully ready for your better and deeper experience in Japan.
Unlimited private chat support
Want advice on how to make bookings? Keen to know what choice is the best for you? Need your itinerary reviewed after making adjustments? I'll help you with all that to best support your planning and decision making process for a period of up to 8 weeks.
The Uniquely Japan Resource library
You'll gain access to the resource library where you'll find destination guides that are designed to help you travel deeper, self-paced tutorial videos that explain how to best get around Japan and expert interviews that give you inspiration for your trip.
1 × 30 minute post-travel debrief session
Reviewing your travel experience is an important step for you to best plan your future trips. Let's discuss the ways to better prepare for your next trip to Japan.
What's the investment?
The fee is based on the number of days you'll be in Japan with a minimum investment of JPY 85,000, which is about $ 580 USD. If your trip is for more than 14 days, JPY 5,000 per day will be added to the minimum investment. To just give you a couple of examples, here are the prices for the 15 and 21 day plans respectively.
15 day plan
≒ $600 USD
21 day plan
≒ $810 USD
Let me tell you the truth...
The Uniquely Japan Experience is not a group program, so you will have your personalised support, have all your questions answered and have your goal achieved easier and faster. Which one is the choice for you?
Do it yourself
A cookie-cutter itinerary covering only major tourist attractions that are full of international tourists
Hours of researching without knowing what you are looking for and using the Internet where misleading, biased and promotional content do exist
Lack of trust
Online communities where a number of people are sharing their own opinions that confuse your decision making process further
Work with me
Your tailor-made travel plan based on your interests with recommendations on lesser-known and yet worth-experiencing places and activities
My simplified itinerary creator that helps identify your interests easily, combined with first-hand Japan travel experience and knowledge that makes your decision-making process faster
An accountability partner who helps you make the best decisions and will build a friendship that lasts even after your trip
It was so nice to have a partner in planning! Miyuki is very organized, helpful, informative, and professional. We highly recommend the program to other people interested in traveling to Japan!
Before joining this program, we were facing challenges of knowing where to go, narrowing down the choices, making a route and assessing whether a location was worth visiting.
Miyuki really took time to understand what we wanted to do and make recommendations accordingly. Review of our itinerary was invaluable. We also appreciated the very tailored advice. It saved us a lot of time in planning.
It was also nice to have the Facebook group as a companion to the program. We found it helpful to ask questions once the program is finished. Now we are confident in our trip and feel much more prepared!
Amanda and Graeme from the United States
We had an amazing, once in a lifetime trip! I thank Miyuki so much for all of her help - it made it a most memorable experience.
I was looking for an authentic, cultural experience for my first time in Japan. My challenge was finding travel information from native Japanese people. I did not want a travel itinerary based on foreigner's blogs, of which there are many.
I felt good that I have completed this program. It also relieved the stress of endless research on my own.
We had an amazing, once in a lifetime trip! We especially loved Koyasan, the minshuku stay in Shirakawa-go, everything related to food, the art museum near Mt Fuji and the autumn colors.
I loved Miyuki's travel itinerary. I thank her so much for all of her help - it made it a most memorable experience.
Kaitlyn from the United States
Got questions? I've got the answers!
Q: I'm interested! What should I do now?Awesome! Please complete this form as the first step. I'll review and be in touch shortly with the next steps. If you are the right fit for the program, you'll be invited for a 1:1 introductory session where you can share with me about your travel goals and you will also have your questions answered.
Q: Am I the right fit for this program?This program is for you if you are willing to learn about Japan before your trip and to try out authentic Japanese experiences loved by locals. This program is not a done-for-you service, so your initiative is the key to successfully creating your travel plan and completing every step of the process. I will help you through the whole process from setting your travel priority to designing your trip and completing bookings and will also provide the input and resources you need along the journey.
Q: How far in advance should I enrol in the program?Based on my previous experience of working with my clients, 6-8 weeks should give you sufficient time to have your travel plan ready from scratch and complete bookings. It's however advisable to enrol in the program at least 3-6 months before your trip. Popular accommodations and cultural activities will be booked out a few months in advance so I recommend having your itinerary ready in time for the reservation to open so that you won't miss anything you want.
Q: What's the process of working together over the course of this program?You'll be first asked to fill out my simplified itinerary creator and I'll draft your personalised itinerary based on your interests and preferences. During the first consultation session, I'll walk you through all the options I suggest and brief you about pros and cons about each option. Over a 6-8 week period between the first and second consultation sessions, you are encouraged to do your own research, make decisions and complete bookings. If you're facing any challenges in regards to planning and bookings, I'm only an email away, and will also help out during the second consultation session where we can finalise the details. You will have the flexibility to work at your own pace and complete the program within 12 months after your enrolment.
Q: Do I get to ask questions outside of consultation sessions?Of course! Private chat support will be available over a 6-8 week period between the two consultation sessions. I will get back to you within 48 hours except for the weekends and Japan's public holidays.
Q: When are the consultation sessions held?I keep my Fridays free for consultation sessions, so the available time slots will be: Thursday evenings in North America, Friday mornings in Europe and the UK, and Friday daytimes and evenings in Australia and New Zealand.
special bonus for you!
Imagine... you have just come back from your amazing trip to Japan with lots of unforgettable experiences like many of my clients have. In fact, these clients of mine all say they want to plan another trip to Japan. I would love to make a long-term partnership with you even after your upcoming trip to Japan and so I'm so excited to give you:
life-time access to my uniquely Japan resource library!
My immediate plan is to add ready-to-steal travel itineraries for specific interests and for different destinations, a Japanese conversation starter bundle that helps you interact with locals at ease, and so much more! With this special bonus, you'll gain access to all of my future content that will be added to my uniquely Japan resource library at no additional cost, so even after this program ends, you'll be able to access actionable steps, practical guidance and the latest destination guides that will help plan your future trips.
"I can't thank her enough."
The value of Miyuki's guidance for planning my itinerary has been immeasurable. After finding out my interests and a few specific activities I wanted to accomplish during my upcoming visit to Japan, she provided a list of cities and sites for my further research which led me to a few more places I didn't know about and probably would never have known about without her.
- Michael from the USA