You wonder about our life in Japan? Our inbound travel manager, DUVAL Sébastien, has started sharing his thoughts and adventures on Twitter (@sebastienplus) on 01 January 2016 for his family, friends and colleagues but kept the access open for all the fans of Japan… Have a look now then click the “Follow” button if you like what you see 🙂
You have questions about one of his photos, visits, suggestions, etc.? Tweet him in English, French or Japanese language!
The Yes in Japan team particularly recommends this Twitter account to those who know the basics of Japan, have already visited Tokyo and Kyoto, and prepare their second (third, fourth…) trip to Japan because Sébastien has been living in Asia for more than 12 years and often visits exceptional destinations, tastes diverse Japanese foods and tries various traditional activities!
Yesterday, we accompanied a nice couple from Greece wishing to visit a beautiful Japanese garden in Tokyo. After visiting the ancient Rikugien garden, we walked a while in the streets of Bunkyo ward then entered a long row of red Shinto gates at Nezu shrine 🙂
Under a big blue sky, the green trees and large pond of the Rikugien garden looked fabulous and extremely peaceful though full of life! We saw cute carps, swimming turtles, a wooden Japanese bridge, a teahouse serving green tea, pink azaleas…
The quiet Nezu shrine features many statues (samurais, foxes, ashuras…) but foreign tourists get most excited by its numerous holy gates. This spot is excellent for a very Japanese souvenir photo!
To finish, we lunched in Akihabara and entered one of the best shops selling kendo equipment in Tokyo; the armours were beautiful! We planned this tour based on the travellers’ interests, season, weather, and accessibility from Hotel Niwa Tokyo. Thanks to these 2 Greek tourists, we also spent a very pleasant Spring day 🙂
To discover the Japanese people and culture through a personalized tour in English during your holidays in Japan, contact the Yes in Japan team…
- Rikugien = 六義園, Nezu shrine = 根津神社 (Nezu-jinja).
- Hotel Niwa Tokyo = 庭のホテル東京 (Niwa-no-hotelu-Tokyo), Tokyo = 東京.
Our inbound travel manager, Mr. Sébastien DUVAL, attended this Saturday an interesting seminar about the future of Japan’s tourism industry organized in Tokyo by the Japanese Business School of Travel Industry. The participants discussed domestic, inbound and outbound travel. To know more, read Mr. Duval’s short note “BSTI & JAPAN’S TRAVEL INDUSTRY seminar at Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College“.
You plan a trip in Japan and are curious about our team? Meet our travel agent helping foreigners coming to Japan, Mr. DUVAL Sébastien, through his recent blog post “Now inbound travel manager in Tokyo at the Japanese travel agency Travel Stand Japan“! If you have questions, he will be happy to answer 🙂
10+ years of study and work in Asia (mainly Tokyo and Seoul) plus numerous trips helped him know Japan and the Japanese culture quite well. Besides, he speaks English, French and Japanese, and is preparing the exam to become a Licensed Interpreter Guide in Japan… There should be no problem 🙂