• 4 Steps to a Perfect Vacation

    Before we start to design your perfect itinerary, we'll get to know your travel style, any must-see spots, and your budget. Based on your preferences, we will craft an itinerary specifically for you and your travel party, with as much or as little input from you on specific accommodations, tours, and trains as you'd like. Based on our expertise, we can guide you on the best time of year to visit different locations, and local experiences you wouldn't otherwise have access to.

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    Itinerary

    We start working with you by putting together an itinerary outline based on your unique interests, must-see cities and sights, and desired pacing.

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    Accommodations

    Want to experience a traditional Japanese inn with hot springs and a multi-course dinner? Prefer a hotel with a gym and all of the amenities when staying in big cities? We can recommend and book it all!

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    Activities

    Experiences and guides really do make a trip. To help you get the most from your time in Japan, we can recommend everything from knowledgeable local guides to great cooking classes to the best shrine festivals.

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    Logistics

    No trip can run smoothly without spot-on logisics. We can book bullet train tickets, recommend taxi or subway routes in the larger cities, and organize a rental car or private car and driver if you'd like to get out into the countryside.

  • Hanami: Picnicking Under the Cherry Blossoms

    Onsen: Hot Springs

    Shinto: Worship of Ancestors, Gods, and Nature

     Ikebana: Flower Arranging

     Kaiseki: Traditional Multi-Course Meal

     Meiso: The Way of the Breath (Meditation)

    Bukkyo: Buddhism

     Omakase: Chef's Choice

    Sado: The Way of Tea 

     Ryokan: Traditional Countryside Inn

     Yukata: Lightweight Kimono Worn to Summer Festivals

  • Our Trip Planning Services

    We believe in transparent pricing, with no markups, so that we can deliver the best recommendations and best trip for your budget and preferences. To do this, we charge a fee per trip day, which allows us to focus on finding the best experiences and accommodations for you, rather than relying on more touristy options which offer commissions.

    Osusume

    Custom Japan Itinerary

     

    Accommodation & Logistics Recommendation and Booking

     

    1 Activity/Tour Per Day

     

    Restaurant Recommendations

     

    Unlimited Travel Advice

     

    Up to 6 Travellers

    Omakase

    Custom Japan Itinerary

     

    Accommodation & Logistics Recommendation and Booking

     

    2 Activities/Tours Per Day

     

    Restaurant Reservations

     

    Unlimited Travel Advice

     

    On-Trip Support

     

    Up to 10 Travellers

  • About Adeline

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    Hi, I'm Adeline! I fell in love with Japan on my first trip there in 2013. I was lucky enough to be able to move to Fukuoka, in western Japan, in 2014. I started a fitness studio, where I led group hikes in the countryside and taught yoga classes in English to a mix of locals and expats. In my free time, I loved going to onsen, Japanese hot springs, and learning about the traditional tea ceremony. My husband and I met and married in Japan, then moved to Colorado in 2018 where I spent several years working for InsideJapan Tours as a Travel Consultant.

     

    I started Savor and Soak Travel Co. because I have a passion for travel and love talking all things Japanese culture, food, and language. I love when my clients are able to come home from a trip not only with an album full of gorgeous photos, but also moments where they connected with the people and the culture.

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  • Get Started

    Ready to start planning your next getaway to Japan? Send us a message with your preferred service level, number of travellers, and travel dates (if any), and we'll get back to you within 24 hours with next steps! We can't wait to hear from you!