There's a never-ending supply of incredible experiences to be had in The Real Japan.
Whatever your interests, you'll never be short of things to do here.
I will guide you through the best things to do that suit your needs.

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Witness the splendours of Japan. From the big cities to remote regions. I'll bring you the best half-day to full itinerary tours.

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From the iconic Japanese tea ceremony and spring cherry blossom, to modern art galleries and Tokyo's unique live music scene, through magnificent castles and peaceful shinto shrines, Japan offers something for everybody.

Japan has more 3-star Michelin restaurants than any other country and 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Whether you're interested in ryokan (traditional inns) and onsen hot springs, Japanese culture and history, exploring nature,  art and design, indulging in luxury, lounging on beaches or skiing in winter, you're not short of options.

Below, you'll find my most popular guides and recommendations for what to do in Japan.

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My List Of Recommended Japan Travel Resources

Whether you’re thinking about your first trip to Japan, or you're a seasoned multi-tripper looking for some fresh inspiration, all the travel advice and resources out there can be overwhelming.

That’s why I've compiled my Recommended Japan Travel Resources for you.

This list is filled with carefully selected travel resources. And I only include the best services and products. Those I use myself or recommend to my clients.


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About Me

A writer and publisher from England, Rob has been exploring Japan’s 6,800 islands since 2000.

He specialises in travelling off the beaten track, whether on remote atolls or in the hidden streets of major cities.

He’s the founder of TheRealJapan.com.

What Others Are Saying

Excellent Advice and Guidance

I needed advice regarding travelling around Japan and the various options available over my self planned 3 1/2 week trip.

Rob gave me excellent advice and guidance around the best ways to use my JR pass, suica card and costs for additional day trips I want to do.

I feel much more organised and confident about my upcoming trip.

I also used the Facebook Group for advice of things to do whilst in Fukuoka which was great!

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I love Japan. I love its language and its culture and its people.

Your guide really brings us to the core of the real Japan, the one below the surface, the one where true encounters with people and culture are possible. This is definitely how I want to travel to Japan.

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