Travel Planning Service
Tailored travel plan ideas - Japan Travel Questionnaire | 45-Minute Skype Call | Personal Travel Plan | Guide Book
I’d like to help
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.
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 small commission to TheRealJapan.com, which helps keep my pricing low.
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
"My first full day in Japan and I am loving it. Thanks to The Real Japan for the service to put together a sensible and varied itinerary based
around my rugby World Cup matches.
The purchase of JR pass ticket direct to my hotel, a Suica card and an ultra fast router has made arriving and negotiating my way around to be a part of the holiday experience and not a stress.
I’d highly recommend the service as it was above and beyond the call of duty."
- Andy Sparkes, TRJ Subscriber
"Thank you for helping us with our Japan Travel Plan.
The plan worked with us on gives me a lot of confidence in our two weeks of touring Japan on our own. The plan is very detailed and easy to follow… pulling all the necessary elements together.
I am so excited about our trip to Japan in November."
– Amanda Graves, TRJ Subscriber
"The Travel Plan looks fantastic!"
"I can't tell you how useful this is to me!!! I am so much more confident in the trip because of how much you have done."
– Jackson Houston, TRJ Subscriber