The Japan Travel Essentials
The 5-week course for introverted travellers who want to save time, costs and energy in creating unique Japan Travel Experience!
First off, let me ask you...
Are you an introverted traveller?
let's do a little quiz together. Ready?
You value your time alone. When interacting with others, you prefer a 1:1 setting to a big group discussion.
You need some time to recharge yourself after visiting busy places and too much socialising.
You are good at observing other people's behaviours and easily notice what's around you.
You want to ask meaningful questions and give some thoughts to things you care about.
If you've got more than one yes, welcome my friend!
You're a fellow introverted traveller!!
Let me guess...
Here's what's in your mind!
I like to travel solo and usually meet people along my journey. How easy is it to communicate with Japanese people? Should I worry about the language barrier?
I use too much of my energy when visiting busy places. How can I avoid the crowds as much as possible while travelling?
I'm interested in the quiet countryside and rural areas. What's the best way to find the areas that match my interest among many great choices?
I'm keen to know more about Japanese culture and history. Maybe I should hire a tour guide or join a group tour? But spending too much time with someone I don't know well makes me tired and these tours are out of my budget.
I want to keep my travel plan adjustable. How can I create an itinerary like that?
You knew exactly what to say in Japanese and what to expect in different possible scenarios when asking for help and when interacting with locals.
You got to appreciate cultural heritage sites and natural landscapes that you are excited about without being bothered by the huge crowds because you knew exactly where and when to visit and what to look out for at each place.
You had the freedom to adjust your travel plan even during your trip
You would travel independently without worries and feel enlightened and inspired!
Japan has become a popular destination for travellers, with the number of visitors arriving in Japan growing for the 8 straight years through 2019 before the pandemic hit.
With Japan’s border opening, major tourist attractions are already full of tourists from all over the world.
And if you don't plan your trip well, this means you will need more time to explore tourist attractions with longer queues to get in, more money to find accommodation and activities in busy times of the year, and more energy to complete your journey while being surrounded by the crowds.
In order to protect your time, costs and energy, it’s essential to plan your trip better and travel smarter.
The best way to do that is to learn about Japan ahead of planning and travelling, be aware of what you should expect during your trip and make plans accordingly.
Hi, I'm Miyuki!
I'm a Japanese-English speaking licensed guide and independent 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 an international environment and have gained immersive travel experiences in a few dozen countries.
I’m an introvert and sensitive to what’s surrounding me, meaning that I’m highly aware of small changes in natural landscapes but I’m less tolerant of busy places.
I've done lots of solo travelling. What I always enjoy is chatting with locals I meet along my journey.
I often engage in deeper conversations because I love learning about their cultures and their different ways of thinking. These experiences have led me to new discoveries and learnings.
I do lots of research before my trip and prepare myself well. At the same time, I like to make my travel plan adjustable and flexible.
Even with a travel plan, travelling is always unpredictable, which, I believe, makes travelling so much fun. But unexpected events can lead to disappointment or worries sometimes. I have experienced all sorts of feelings during my international and domestic travel experiences but have almost always found serendipity from my experiences, which I felt very grateful for.
Through such precious encounters,
I always find myself feeling energised, encouraged and enlightened during and after my trip.
I have travelled across Japan extensively and am currently focused on travelling more within Kanto, Chubu and Kansai – the 3 regions on the main Honshu island with a great number of historically and culturally significant sites as well as the most developed public transport network.
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. I trust that locals know the best of the region, so when visiting places even within Japan, I connect with local guides to hear their stories and their recommendations. I also enjoy sampling local food and love appreciating regional and seasonal landscapes.
Would you like to create your unique Japan Travel Experience that will become a memory of your lifetime?
Let me show you the best way to travel deeper and smarter!
the Japan Travel Essentials
The complete step-by-step course to create your unique Japan Travel Experience while saving your time, costs and energy
The Japan Travel Essentials course will help you make the 5 key decisions for your trip to Japan --- when, how and where to travel and what and how to experience in Japan --- based on your interest and specific needs.
This course will be offered through self-paced tutorial videos, a 1:1 private consultation session and unlimited chat support, so that you will gain the essential Japan travel knowledge, have all your questions answered, and make your original travel plan at your own pace.
Plus, you'll receive special bonuses that will help you plan your trip and travel around Japan:
Fillable Japan travel planner that will make it easy for you to create your unique travel itinerary
Top 30 spots on Japan's 10 unique cultural themes that will help you find the right places to visit for your area of interest
The self-guided tour bundle in Japan's 10 great sites that's designed for you to gain a better understanding of what to look out for when visiting these sites and achieve deeper cultural appreciation even without a tour guide
The practical Japanese conversation starter kit that will walk you through what to say and what to expect in different possible scenarios
Easy to use and reliable travel route finder that will give you the freedom to adjust your travel itinerary when needed
10+ How To Tutorial Videos
easy to use Travel Route Finder
Fillable Japan Travel Planner
Top 30 spots on Japan's 10 unique cultural themes
Unlimited chat support
The Japanese Conversation Starter Kit
1:1 Consultation session
The Self-guided tour Bundle
in Japan's 10 great sites
Here's just a taste of what you'll learn:
How to pick the right time to visit based on your needs and interest
How to travel in high seasons while avoiding crowds
How to find the best places to visit that match your interest
How to appreciate Japan's 10 great sites like you would travel with a guide
How to enjoy regional landscapes, foods and cultural assets like locals would have
How to find places to try out authentic cultural experiences of your choice
How to locate the most convenient travel route and public transport option instantly
How to select decent local accommodation within your desired price range
How to interact with locals despite the language barriers
How to best prepare for cultural differences in Japan
Here's what's possible for you!
Plan and travel efficiently with the right resources and support, while saving your time and energy
Achieve deeper cultural appreciation through enlightening experiences with locals
Support sustainable tourism by visiting lesser known places and arranging your visits in less busy times
Spend wisely by learning about locals' best travel tips and Japan's challenges in tourism
Here's why you need the Japan Travel Essentials!
Free info on the internet
Time consuming - hours of searching without knowing when and if you find what you need
Biased - sponsored articles that promote only good things or blog articles written by foreign writers who have visited Japan only once or twice
Hard to read - official English websites that are directly translated from Japanese
General - cookie-cutter travel itinerary covering only major tourist attractions that are full of tourists
Lack of trust - random responses from people in Facebook groups that you have no idea when or whether you will speak again
The Japan Travel Essentials
Easy access - everything in one platform immediately
Authentic - first-hand travel experience of a bilingual licensed guide who explains what to expect in addition to primary source collected from other local guides across different parts of Japan
Easy to understand - tutorial videos and written resources with visual images using easy-to-understand language
Personalised - custom travel plan based on your interests with a list of recommendations on less crowded and yet worth-visiting places
Reliable - accountability partner who you can reach out when needed and can do a tour with when you are in Japan
Q: I'm interested in this course but I don't consider myself an introvert. Can I still join this course?
This course is created based on my learnings and experiences as an introvert who has travelled around different parts of Japan as well as a few dozen countries, and as a bilingual licensed guide with 30+ years of living experience in Japan. If you like what's mentioned in this page, I feel you are the right fit for this course!
Real Words from a Fellow Traveller
"Having never been to Japan before, or known anybody who has, I just needed some confidence that my plans are achievable.
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 as a solo female traveller.
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.
Miyuki 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 think that the travel app Miyuki has recommended will be invaluable on the trip itself.
I am excited and confident about my trip now.
Taking advantage of her offer of a Hikone tour also means that I am brave enough to stop off and do a tour in between cities and accommodation."
-- Kirsty from Scotland
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Real words from our Friends
" Miyuki is an outstanding professional and expert on Japan."
"She has taken her curiosity and tenaciousness along with her background as a licensed guide and journalist to create a one-of-a-kind product. Her behind-the-scenes access has presented us with a depth of unrivaled information on Japan." - Scott Gilman