Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pop Japan Travel Headed to Tokyo International Anime Fair

Press release from Digital Manga Publishing:

Pop Japan Travel, the premier tour company for pop culture-themed tours to Japan, is pleased to announce a new tour designed with the anime fan in mind: a trip to Japan for the 2010 Tokyo International Anime Fair!

The tour will allow North American anime fans and otaku to experience the largest anime industry event in Japan, giving them a first look at new anime projects and series scheduled for the Spring and Summer TV season in Japan. The tour will also include visits to hubs of otaku culture like Akihabara and Nakano Broadway, the Ghibli Museum, a chance to view the cherry blossoms in bloom, a visit to an animation studio, and much, much more. The tour is being organized in cooperation with Kintetsu Travel, one of Japan's most respected travel companies, and will mark the first time that Pop Japan Travel has organized a tour to the Fair.

“This is a truly unique tour,” says Gigi Guiting, tour organizer. "We'll also be making our first trip to a Cosplay Cafe for dinner and taking our first tour out to picnic by the cherry blossoms. We're going to have an amazing trip!"

The tour is scheduled to take place from March 24 until April 1. The cost of the tour will be $1985 and includes all accommodations, round trip airfare to Japan from Los Angeles, dinner in a cosplay-themed restaurant, transportation, professional bilingual tour guides, entrance fees to all activities, and a customized guidebook created exclusively for the tour. Participants can also arrange their own travel to Japan and attend the tour for $1360 – a price that Guiting calls “the lowest land only price we’ve ever offered!” Pop Japan Travel will also be offering an extension of the tour to the port city of Yokohama and the history-filled city of Kamakura!* People interested in taking the tour may visit or e-mail to sign up. Applications received before February 1 will receive a $50 discount on their tour, and all applications are due by February 23.

DIGITAL MANGA'S POP JAPAN TRAVEL is the original and premiere provider of pop culture themed tours of Japan. Since 2003, PJT has operated more than 15 tours with themes focused on Japanese anime, manga, games and more. Pop Japan tours offer a careful balance of the hyper-modern world of J-pop culture and the rich traditions of ancient Japan, and PJT is the ONLY tour agency to provide exclusive experiences such as visits to anime and game studios, meetings with manga artists, and more.

*Tour extension subject to extra charge. Contact Pop Japan Travel for more information. [END]

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