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French business Awards : Japan Experience wins the best Product / Service of the year

January 28, 2015

The French Business Awards (FBA) honor excellence and promote success and innovation across all industries working with France and/or Japan.

The best Product / Service of the year was won for Japan Experience’s Travel Angel service.

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Cosmopolitan UK - 5 reasons to put Tokyo in your bucket list

By Suzy Cox, April 2015

We worked with SuzyCox helping travel around Japan using a Japan Rail Pass.

Here is a round up of Tokyo, and why you should add Japan coolest city to your bucket list. 

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The great Japanese bake-off - at a sand bath spa

By Bee Rowlatt, 17 May 2014

Bee Rowlatt travelled around Kyushu using her Kyushu Rail Pass provided by Japan Experiece.
One of the highlights of her trip was the experience of a hot sand bath heated by the volcanic activity that can be found all around Kyushu which she describes in this article and video.
If you are tempted, a trip to Ibusuki from nearby Kagoshima can be easily be included in our CULT KYUSHU Self-drive Tour here.

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By Nick Redman, May 2014

We recently partnered with Nick Redman, a journalist for the Sunday Times Travel Magazine in London.
Nick spent 2 days with our Travel Angels in Tokyo who showed him a few sights not normally covered by Japanese guides! During his trip, he visited Tsukiji Market and Hamarikyu Gardens, Asakusa, Marunouchi, Akihabara, Nakameguro, Yoyogi Park and  the Meiji Shrine, Shibuya, Shimokitazawa,Shibamata and Shinjuku.
To say that the sights, sounds and tastes of Japan bowled him over could be a bit of an understatement, click on the link below to see his article.


Kyoto: Living Japanese style!

By Didier Regnier, May 21, 2010

"We only want to go travelling to go to a beach and visit the spice market area one morning. Holidaymakers are seeking a feeling, to dive in and immerse themselves in the country that they visit, to mix closely with the people."

"There they are tour-operators who have taken this on-board - we can offer more, we can improve our offer - for example, Japan, 500 euros a week for a genuine Japanese house; a good way of living and travelling.

"The second thing we offer you is experiences, calligraphy courses in the evening or Japanese cookery courses where, for example, you can make the famous Bentos... It's the peacefulness of Kyoto that will surprise you"

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Tourism has invented new guides

By Clotilde Briard, December 19, 2006

"The new Japan Experience concept offers an intermediate solution, why not relive the adventures of the hero of "Lost in Translation," in the film by Sofia Coppola. Independent accommodation in a traditional house or apartment in the capital or in Kyoto linked to the services of a "travel angel".

"People are asking for both freedom and safety". They increasingly want to feel part of a country by living like natives," notes Claude Saulière, creator of the agency Voyageurs au Japon, and former Chairman-founder of Voyageurs au Japon. With 16 homes, the concept that he has created is primarily aimed at families but also couples."

"The offer is very modern. The public are showing their desire for independence by increasingly wanting to rent apartments in European cities or share houses with friends abroad."

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With the kids in the country of mangas

By Martine Guilcher, June 14, 2007

"A stay in the country of the Rising Sun is always a luxury. But we have found a way of going to Japan in a guest house, and taking our children, for the price of one week at Club Med!"

"A trip to Japan no longer falls under pure intellectual speculation but speculation that is too short! The hotel rates also have fallen, but are still beyond the price for a family. Just like in France. So why not do what you do in France? Rent accommodation! it is the inexpensive formula invented by the Voyageurs au Japon specialist."
"For less money than a chalet in season, we can enjoy a house in Kyoto or Tokyo. That just leaves the flight of course, but in the end, this incredible journey is much cheaper than a stay in an upmarket holiday club." 



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