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Travel Planning Service

Tailored travel plan ideas - Japan Travel Questionnaire | 45-Minute Skype Call | Personal Travel Plan | Guide Book

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Sometimes all the information out there – even on TheRealJapan.com – can be overwhelming.

My travel planning service is designed to help you cut through the noise and refine a trip to Japan best suited to your budget, interests and time.

I offer Japan travel planning services starting at just $150 for my Essential Japan Travel Package. (This is currently a discounted introductory offer.)

Here’s how it works:

  • I send you a Japan Travel Questionnaire which helps you define what you want from your trip
  • I review your completed questionnaire and use it as the basis for preliminary travel research
  • A 45-minute Skype Call where we chat through your travel needs in more depth, based on your completed questionnaire and my preliminary research
  • I then use the information and insight gathered from the questionnaire and the call to build you a bespoke travel plan
  • I send you your Personal Travel Plan ideas with links to resources where you can make direct bookings
  • Includes a copy of my book "How to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese"

Please note that as I am not a travel agent, I do not make reservations or bookings for you.

However, I can supply detailed travel ideas including links to tours, destinations, accommodation and transportation, which you can directly book yourself.

In some cases these may be for services that pay a commission to TheRealJapan.com, which helps keep my pricing low.

Your Instructor


Rob Dyer
Rob Dyer

Hello, I’m Rob Dyer. I write, publish and travel.

I lead an ever-growing community where I inspire and help folks all over the world explore Japan off-the-beaten track.

I've been having adventures in Japan, off the tourist routes, for almost twenty years, and yet I still feel like I have only seen the tip of the iceberg of this amazing country.

I have a Japanese wife and an adorable, if slightly mad cat, named Salvador.

I started TheRealJapan.com to share my passion for travelling in Japan. To offer inspiration and resources to anyone who wants to discover Japan beyond the clichés. The Real Japan.

Winner: 2018 Content Creator of The Year
- Grey, Grizzled and Gaijin Social Media Awards


"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."

– Natalie Olivey, TRJ Subscriber

Praise for some of my free travel advice

"Just wish we'd had this before we went - this guy knows the country inside out"

- Jane McIntyre, 2emptynesters.com

Praise for my book How to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese

"There is some really, really, really great stuff in here. Definitely worth getting."

- Craig Hoffman, author Grey, Grizzled & Gaijin

Praise for my book How to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the service start and finish?
The service starts immediately and ends with me sending your your travel plan.
Do you make our reservations/bookings?
I do not make reservations or bookings for you. Where required, I can supply detailed travel ideas including links to destinations, accommodation and transportation, which you can directly book yourself.
What's included in the package?
* Japan Travel Questionnaire * 45 Minute Skype Call * Tailored Travel Plan Ideas * Copy of my book "How to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese"
How long does it take?
Typically, between 5 - 10 working days. Just how fast I can deliver depends, in part, on how quickly you can respond to the questionnaire and how soon we can get on a Skype call.

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