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What do you want to experience during your stay in Japan? For people who find that just walking around the famous tourist spots is not enough to satisfy you, how about these experiences? They will probably prove to be a much more exciting time, and you’ll get to try something hands-on!
Become a Geisha Experience in Tokyo
Select your favourite kimono and a professional will help you dress up and apply make up in a traditional geisha style!
Tsukiji Fish Market Private Walking Tourgovoyagin.com
Walk through the world’s most famous fish market with an English speaking guide! You can enjoy fresh and delicious sushi around the market too.
Enjoy a market tour and Japanese home cooking in Osakagovoyagin.com
Explore the Temma market to buy the ingredients firsthand and cook a Japanese home meal!
Enjoy an authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyotogovoyagin.com
Enjoy and gain insight into the Japanese traditional culture of tea in a cozy tea house located in Kyoto’s famous Gion district!
Kayak and Snorkel in Blue Cave, Okinawagovoyagin.com
Enjoy the panoramic view of the caves, the coastline and of course the beautiful ocean!
To find and participate in such tours and experiences, try out Voyagin. (The link leads to the English homepage.)
What is Voyagin?
Voyagin offers unique tours and things to do throughout many cities in Japan. It will help you to discover and gain real insight into Japanese culture and traditions, which is difficult to achieve through a guidebook and by yourself. The experiences offered through Voyagin will make your journey feel more authentic, more personal and more meaningful for each of you.
What’s so special about Voyagin?
The best tours and activities
All the hosts and what they offer are screened by Voyagin, so safety and a great experience is guaranteed.
Multilingual personal concierge
In order for you to make the best out of your trip, you can contact Voyagin via live chat, e-mail or phone anytime and anywhere. They have representatives that speak several languages.
Each tour has its own cancellation policy, but will offer a full refund either 2 days, 1 week, 1 month or 3 months prior to the date of your tour.
How to book and enjoy your tour
1. To start
Access the Voyagin homepage. It’s available in English, Chinese, French and Japanese.
Here’s a link to the English homepage: Voyagin homepage
Select Japan for your destination and browse through the available tours to find one ideal for your trip.
You can search further by the area you will visit, by the type of experiences, by price, etc.
Click on a tour that attracts you. The page will give a description of the tour, the duration time, the available dates, the price and some information about the host of the tour. Also check out the reviews by past participants of the tour.
Once you have found a tour that you would like to participate in, choose the number of participating members and a booking date. Then click on the red button “Book It!” to book.
* You will need to create an account and sign in to Voyagin to book your tour. You can also sign in with your Facebook account.
After reviewing your order, enter your payment information. You can pay for the tour either via credit card or with PayPal.
5. Booking confirmation
When your booking request is accepted you will receive an e-mail confirmation with your full itinerary and your host’s contact information.
6. Contact your host
It is recommended that you contact your host to confirm the meeting location and time.
7. ENJOY your tour!
Here are the links to the recommended tours introduced above!
[Tokyo] Become a Geisha Experience
Select your favourite kimono and a professional will help you dress up and apply make up in a geisha style! from 13,400 JPY
[Tokyo] Tsukiji Fish Market Private Walking Tour
Walk through the world’s most famous fish market with an English speaking guide! You can enjoy fresh and delicious sushi around the market too! from 7,900 JPY
[Tokyo] Learn how to Make Traditional Japanese Food
You can learn how to prepare a Japanese set meal based off of the Ichiju-Sansai (一汁三菜)concept, which consists of rice, soup, a main dish and sides. from 16250 JPY
[Osaka] Enjoy a market tour and Japanese home cooking
Explore the Temma market to buy the ingredients and cook a Japanese home meal! from 6,000 JPY
[Kyoto] Enjoy an authentic Tea Ceremony Experience
Enjoy and gain an insight into the Japanese traditional culture of tea in a cozy tea house located in Kyoto’s famous Gion district! from 2,500 JPY
[Okinawa] Kayak and Snorkel in Blue Cave
Enjoy the panoramic view of the caves, the coastline and of course the beautiful ocean! from 7,000 JPY