Okay, that’s not it (or is it?). The real reason is because after reading so much manga and watching so much anime we got brainwashed, and now have this itch (urge) to fly to Japan and experience it ourselves.
I’m not going to deny it, I too want to spend at least a week out there experience Japan first hand. That be cool, but I’m missing the one thing. The most important thing. The one thing that would make this a reality, money.
But for those of you out there who don’t mind spending approximately $3,000 for your Japan trip then listen up because I have some great news for you. This of course is something I wanted to share with fellow Otakus
A while back I stumbled upon popjapantravel.com, a website that coordinates and has the ideal Japanese tour just for you. And what I mean by ideal is that they have different packages to choose from:
Anime Inside Tour
Sakura Spring Tour (Great for spring break!)
Fangirl Paradise (Any Yaoi girls out there?)
Well you get the idea, and these are just a few!
So How Does it Work?
Okay, first of you would have to decide on the type of tour: Group tours, custom tours, student/club tours. Once that is set, then you choose your package.
The reason I mentioned $3,000 earlier was because for most of the packages this will include the trip, taxes, and personal spending(i.e., meals and personal purchases).
But prices do vary depending on the package you choose. The least expensive trip is around $1,950, but if you decide to get the early bird discount, then it would be $1,850; not much of a difference, but it still something to consider.
Now each package includes hotel accommodations, round-trip international fare, transportation to and from activities, professional bilingual tours and customized guidebooks.
Yeah, it is a little pricey, but I think that in the long-run it would be a good buy. Not only will you be able to share this experience with others (depending on the tour you choose), but you will probably get to experience things you never even though about.
Now if you do decide on taking one of these trips, let me know! Since after all, I too want to go visit and explore Japan.
Till next time