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Coffee in Tokyo: 47% discount coupons for Mamekohboh shops!

This summer, the Yes in Japan team gives 47% discount coupons to use at Mamekohboh coffee shops in Tokyo city! Your cup of hot coffee costs 100 yens instead of 190 yens in September 2014 (autumn coupons coming soon)… Mamekohboh stores are great to drink black coffee from many countries in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward 🙂

Use our coupons at Mamekohboh shops east of Jimbocho station, west of Jimbocho station, west of Kanda station, or south of Suidobashi station.

To get Japanese coupons, visit or contact our travel agency in Tokyo (we are negotiating diverse ways to give free discounts). Enjoy your coffee in Japan!

Chiyoda map for autumn 2014: Tourism, shopping, discounts, English menus…?

The Yes in Japan team met tonight at Travel Stand Japan to draft its free brochure about Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward for autumn 2014. 25% bigger than in summer and more useful for tourism, its map should cover most of the north of Chiyoda ward: Yasukuni shrine west, Imperial garden south, Akihabara east, and Tokyo Dome city north. Highlighting the Book Town and Electric Town, it should indicate the location of subway/train stations: Akihabara, Awajicho, Iidabashi, Jimbocho, Kanda, Kudanshita, Ochanomizu, Ogawamachi, Shin-ochanomizu, Suidobashi and Takebashi.

This second map should inform about:

  • More bars, coffee shops and restaurants (especially more diverse Japanese food). We are preparing English menus for some partners 🙂
  • More souvenir/gift shops and specialist stores for shopping.
  • Prices, discounts, offers, and possibility to pay by credit card.
  • Activities, experiences and tours.
  • Christian churches, Shinto shrines, museums, places for money exchange…
  • Events such as festivals and martial arts tournaments in October, November and December 2014.

Download our online map of Chiyoda and tell us if a special place is missing… then use our latest version when you visit Japan 🙂
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Shopping in Japan: 5-8% discount coupons for Laox tax-free store chain!

Since this morning, the Yes in Japan team distributes 5% discount coupons (8% for purchases above 10801 yens) to use at Japan’s tax-free store chain Laox. Laox is a good choice if you look for a duty-free store in Japan to buy a digital camera, diverse consumer electronics, Japanese souvenirs, cosmetics, jewellery…

Use our coupons in:

  • Airports – Kansai international airport store, Okayama airport store.
  • Hokkaido prefecture – Chitose outlet mall rera store (Chitose city), Sapporo store (Sapporo city).
  • Kyushu island – Canal city hakata store (Fukuoka city), Nagasaki glover-dori store (Nagasaki city).
  • Okinawa prefecture – Okinawa ashibinaa store (Tomigusuku city), Okinawa kokusai-dori store (Naha city).
  • Osaka prefecture – Osaka dotonbori store (Osaka city near Kyoto city), Shanghai-XTD store (Osaka city), Hotel Agola Regency Sakai store (Sakai city).
  • TokyoAkihabara main store (Chiyoda ward), Ginza main store (Chuo ward), Venusfort store (Koto ward, Odaiba area).

To get the coupons, visit our travel agency in Tokyo or e-mail us (we are considering various ways to provide free discounts). Enjoy your shopping in Japan!

Activity/tour in Tokyo: Prices in US DOLLAR and EURO

Today’s exchange rate is:

  • 1000 Yens ≃ 9.5 US Dollars ≃ 7.3 Euros
  • 1 US Dollar ≃ 105 Yens
  • 1 Euro ≃ 138 Yens

Nowadays, you can enjoy a high-quality activity or tour in Tokyo at a good price, from 24 and 38 US Dollars respectively (18 and 29 Euros). Children can get a discount, joining Yes in Japan tours for as little as 19 US Dollars (15 Euros)…

Activities in Tokyo from 2500 yens ≃ 24 US Dollars ≃ 18 Euros per adult.
      e.g. Japanese tea time at Marebito teahouse
Walking tours in Tokyo from 4000 yens ≃ 38 US Dollars ≃ 29 Euros per adult.
      e.g. Jimbocho shopkeepers x Japanese culture
Holding a shamisen with a shopkeeper in Jimbocho (Tokyo, Japan).

We can even organize a personalized group tour in Tokyo for your family or friends for only 143 dollars. 3 friends would just pay 48 dollars each…

½ day personalized tours from 15000 yens ≃ 143 US Dollars ≃ 109 Euros per group.
      e.g. Tour with Japanese garden, martial arts demonstration, shopping for ukiyo-e…
1-day personalized tours from 30000 yens ≃ 286 US Dollars ≃ 218 Euros per group.
      e.g. Tour with origami exhibition, holy horse at a Shinto shrine, high-tech game centre…
Japanese Gods Grand Tour: Shinto statues of foxes and holy gates in Tokyo.

Reserve before flying to Japan so we can plan a great personalized tour in Tokyo for you!

Yes in Japan on Twitter: Today’s weather, exchange rates…

The Yes in Japan team now tweets information useful for travellers in Japan today: weather forecasts in Tokyo and Kyoto, daily exchange rates (Japanese Yen, US Dollar, Euro)… in addition to maps, links to new blog posts and answers to your questions in English, French or Japanese 🙂

Follow our Yes in Japan Twitter feed in English… and tell us what else you need for your travel and stay!
@ts_tokyo_en       https://twitter.com/ts_tokyo_en
 
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Yes in Japan private tours in English/French in Tokyo area (half day, 1 day or more)

For the convenience of foreigners travelling or living in Japan, our Japanese travel agency Travel Stand Japan now proposes private tours (half day, 1 day or several days) with tour conductor/guide speaking English or French in addition to local walks and traditional activities. We can meet you at your hotel or ryokan early in the morning if necessary 🙂

For a tour conductor/guide in Tokyo area, you pay the same basic price whether you are alone or come as a group (family, friends…):

This service is convenient and quite cheap if you spend holidays in Japan with your family or friends, do a business trip in Asia with colleagues who do not speak the Japanese language, attend an international conference in Tokyo with researchers or students… Besides, we highly recommend you to join a Yes in Japan private tour if you have only one day in Tokyo and are not sure how to get the best from it.

Family looking at carps in a pond at Happo-en (Tokyo, Japan) in April 2014.

During a 1-day private tour in Tokyo, you could for example eat great sushi at Tsukiji fish market, discover the recently renovated Kabuki-za theatre, savour a green tea in a nice tea house surrounded by trees and flowers, walk in small streets, meet shopkeepers, and end the day with a great night view or even live music! If the weather is not so good, you could instead admire Japanese samurai swords, traditional kimono dresses, Buddhist statues, Shinto lanterns at night, and the interior of a gorgeous wedding centre…

Kabuki-za theatre (Tokyo, Japan) in April 2014.

During a 1-day private tour near Tokyo, you can for example leave early for Hakone to see Mount Fuji, enjoy Japanese art, drink green tea while looking at a lake then relax at a hot spring. You could also enter a bamboo grove, see an impressive statue of Buddha and write a sutra in Kamakura! Of course, we can also accompany you to a Japanese festival or other special event.

Mount Fuji seen from Hakone (Japan) in April 2014.

Try to make early reservations for private tours, especially if you wish a tour conductor/guide at night, on week-ends, public holidays, or busy periods: New year (first week of January), cherry blossoms (March/April), Golden Week (end of April and beginning of May), and autumn leaves (October/November).

Enjoy Japan!

Reservations and payments (Japanese activities & walks in Tokyo by Yes in Japan)

For practical reasons, we require reservations for all our Japanese activities and walks in Tokyo. Please read our latest Terms & Conditions before booking and contact us if you have any question.

You can book at our travel agency, by phone, by e-mail or on our Yes in Japan English Website until 18:30 on the last business day before the activity/walk. You can check the dates of the Japanese public holidays on our site if needed.

Our prices are in yens, all taxes included. You can pay at the gathering spot just before the activity/walk or earlier at our agency. Please prepare the exact amount in cash: payments by card or in foreign money are unavailable at the moment.

If you wish to join a walk/activity normally planned on a different day or hour, please contact us to check availability. We will be glad to make your trip in Japan a greater experience 🙂

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