You have holidays or a business trip planned in Asia? Ask us to prepare a wonderful itinerary in Japan, optimize your transportation, find convenient & pleasant hotels in the cities or traditional inns with lots of character in the countryside, recommend diverse restaurants & seasonal regional dishes, guide you in English during personalized excursions including time with Japanese locals…
We are used to helping tourists and professionals travelling alone or in good company from Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Fiji…
To help us propose then organize a pertinent & charming stay for you an your group, tell us where you have already been in Asia, the goals of your trip in Japan, the number and age of the travellers, your budget, your needs (physical condition, halal, vegan/vegetarian), your passions (Japanese or not), the potential dates for your trip, your ideas for destinations & activities in Japan…
Important: Japan lacks hotel rooms for travellers and English-speaking certified guides; reserve 6-12 months before your flight or cruise to ensure you get what you want and to benefit from the best choices at attractive prices!
Charmed by Japan and convinced by the Yes in Japan quality at the end of your stay? Come live in Japan and recommend our travel agency in Tokyo to your friends 🙂
Watch the cool Get Japan video “Japanese Ink Wash Painting” (59 seconds) to learn about Toyokuni Atelier in Tokyo city then give it a thumb up 🙂 You can see original painted scrolls & postcards of Daruma, cats, dragons, etc. for sale and the artist HONDA Yuta drawing bamboo on paper with a brush during a lesson! If needed, activate the subtitles in English, French…
Our French guide accompanied several travellers to this nice art gallery during 1-day tours to introduce the Japanese culture and sumi-e traditional ink wash painting. Families with children particularly enjoyed the sumi-e activity in English (or in French thanks to the guide)! Think about it when you travel to Asia 🙂
You prepare your travel in Asia? Our guides are already booked during your stay in Japan? You wonder what to do today on holidays in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kamakura, Hiroshima…?
Use our free resources Get Japan for independent travellers!
You will find our videos with subtitles (languages: English, French, Japanese…), our original city maps in English for walkers & cyclists (examples in Tokyo: Asakusa, Ginza, Jimbocho), our favourite restaurants (Japanese, vegetarian, halal) and shops (traditional, handmade, made in Japan, high tech), our selection of hotels & ryokans in metropolises and in the countryside, our photos of tourism & nature, our calendars of activities & events…
You like Get Japan? Tell your friends 🙂 Something is missing or should be improved? Tell the team! Enjoy your trip in Japan 🙂
In July, August and September 2015, the ink wash painting lessons with sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (gallery near Jimbocho station, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) only take place between 13:00 and 17:00. Reserve at least two weeks before your selected day and bring 8.000 yens per person for a lesson of 90 minutes in English or Japanese.
The son HONDA Yuta still teaches sumi-e to foreign beginners without reservation 🙂 Come between 12:00 and 19:00 from Tuesday to Saturday or between 12:00 and 17:00 on Sunday with 1.000 yens per person for a lesson of 30 minutes in English or Japanese.
Enjoy a unique experience with a bilingual Japanese artist this summer and hone your artistic skills with a brush on washi paper while you visit or live in Japan!
What local maps of Japan should we create next to make you happy? We plan to provide a new Get Japan free map in English by winter 2015 then spring 2016 to complement our maps of Akihabara/Jimbocho and Ginza/Nihombashi. Feel free to suggest any district/spot of Tokyo, another Japanese city or even a wilder place in Japan during the coming weeks! You can leave a comment below, e-mail us or contact us on social networks in English, French or Japanese.
Planning holidays or a business trip in Japan next year? Your desired map(s) may be available at your hotel or online when you arrive if many readers agree or if we particularly like your suggestion 🙂
If you already travelled in Japan and missed a map there, that’s also something the Yes in Japan team would be glad to know; tell us!
Reserve tours in Japan at our travel agency early to make sure Yes in Japan staff can accompany you on your chosen day, to enable us to make special arrangements and to give us time to negotiate special discounts for your activities, especially if you wish to join our popular personalized private tours (half day, full day, several days) with staff speaking French, Spanish… rather than English! This travel tip is critical if you plan to visit Japan on a business trip with little free time or during the busy season of “sakura” cherry blossoms (mainly March and April).
To contact us before going to Asia, see the page about our Japanese travel agency Travel Stand Japan located in Tokyo 🙂
We are fully booked this week but are available for tours in/near Tokyo from Monday 11 May 2015 (starting at your hotel if you wish). Without guide today, tomorrow or this weekend, enjoy by yourself great events (e.g. Japanese festival at Kanda Shinto Shrine), activities, shopping, food & drinks… using our latest free map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” 🙂
Contact us quickly to book an exciting half day tour or full day tour with Yes in Japan staff speaking English, French or Japanese next week because May 2015 is very busy…
Following its map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” for spring/summer 2015, the Yes in Japan team is preparing a great map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” for summer/autumn 2015. Help us make our map even more interesting and useful by suggesting types of services, restaurants, stores, or Japanese products you would like to see on it before the end of May! Our inbound travel manager recently detailed his preferences but any other idea for foreign adults or children in Japan is welcome 🙂
This free walking and shopping map in English language including the subway/train stations of Ginza, Hibiya, Mitsukoshi-mae, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Toranomon, Tsukiji, and Yurakucho will be available online and will be distributed at local hotels in Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato wards…
Enjoy Japanese wine masterpieces such as Yama no Tannat, Yamazaki Pinot Noir… with cuisine from Provence and Japan!
Typical prices for the drinks and food:
- Glass of house wine: 500 yens
- Bottle of Yama no Tannat (2011): 12000 yens
- Dinner: 3000 yens
Open: 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00 (Sunday: 13:00-20:00, Saturday: closed)
Phone: (+81) 03-5244-5886
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.
Blanc Dans Le Noir is the restaurant 25 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Cook and eat your meat at the counter: well grilled, à point… For sukiyaki, dip your beef in the egg. Really enjoyable!
Typical prices for the food:
- Chicken in hot pot: 650 yens
- Pork ginger: 800 yens
- Steak: 1000 yens
- Sukiyaki: 1100 yens
Phone: (+81) 03-3233-8088
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Menu: English, Japanese.
Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo is the restaurant 18 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015: