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The Destination

Japan is a vibrant youth-driven culture and one of the great undiscovered places on earth.

Japan’s best-kept-secret – the plus-alpha, not to be found in any guide book, which turns a visit to Japan from something you wanted to do once in your life, to something you’ll remember with affection all of your life – is the pure, unadulterated charm to be found in the little things which are so intrinsic to life here. The attention-to-detail, almost religious passion for continually heightening levels of convenience, and well-hidden but wonderful-to-discover passionate individuality of people living in a society demanding conformity, make even the most mundane acts like taking a taxi, travelling on the subway, and most strikingly (!), going to the toilet, eye-opening and simply memorable.


Contact details

Mr Geraint Holt, Managing Director 
Mr James Kent, Operations Manager 
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THE J TEAM is Japan’s only specialist Destination & Event Management Company. We are winners of multiple industry awards. We pride ourselves on our integrity, drive, delivery and customer service. And some say we are incredible fun to work with.

Our insistence on the ‘Destination & Event Management Company’ is born of our belief that every journey is an event for the person making it. And that every travelling group, be it of 9 or 900, is a group of individuals, each bringing their own personal expectations and taking home their own unique memories. 

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The Destination without the drivel 

Location: North East Asia 
Flying Time: 12 - 14 hours 
Time difference: + 9 GMT (no daylight saving time) 
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)
Visas: Not required by UK passport holders

The Destination Highlights

  • Tokyo, the best-organised, safest, and most charming gathering of 10-million-plus people one could imagine

  • Kyoto, a cultural treasure chest to rival almost any historically significant city in the world

  • Mt. Fuji, one the world’s great natural icons, juxtaposing entrancingly ethereal symmetrical snow-capped beauty with the explosive menace intrinsic to a 3,800-metre dormant volcano

  • Osaka whose seemingly limitless resources of local pride and self-deprecating warmth have made it perhaps the friendliest city in Japan, and unquestionably the cradle of Japanese comedy

  • Hiroshima demonstrates humankind’s awesome capacity for, and the awe-inspiring capacity for forgiveness and hope

  • Geisha, samurai, ninja, sumo, sushi, bullet trains, high-tech gadgets, manga and anime

  • Confidence in one’s safety at any given place and moment

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