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Kansai Local are doing private tours and adventures to places that tourists don't know about. If this sounds awesome, get in touch with us and we will get back to you!
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They say that in the beginning, there was nothing but ocean. Two young gods Isanagi and Isanami came together. One Day they plunged a spear into the ocean and when they removed the spear, drops of water fell back into the ocean. These drops became the Islands that formed Japan.
There's not a country you'll have visited before that is quite like Japan. With a country that is so incredibly rich with unique culture, it can be quite daunting to know what to do, and I believe the big tourism websites will give you very touristic and perhaps not so authentic advice. My mission is to get you guys off the beaten track to experience the REAL Japan.
Before you do anything, you’ll want to buy a Japan Rail Pass - Click here to buy online. Trains are the best way to get around Japan - the rail network in Japan is super efficient and there is no such thing as strikes or delays! Buying a Japan Rail Pass allows you to not have to fiddle around the confusing ticket machines at stations, and will allow you to save up to 62% on JR train travel, as opposed to actually buying tickets at the station. When you buy it, you'll get sent an exchange order, which you must take to a major Japanese train station and use to pick up your JR Pass. Driving is not a good idea as there's always traffic, and toll prices of roads are expensive. However if you'd like to rent a car (perhaps you are travelling with your family etc), then click here to compare prices of rental cars in Japan.
I do offer off the beaten path adventures and tours, to the places tourists and companies don't know about. If you'd be interested in this, click here to get in touch!
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