Self-guided Tours Recommended by Japan Post
Japan offers so many amazing places, cultures and cuisines that you may have never experienced before. We hope you enjoy your trip!
- Self-guided tour packages will be processed by Japan Post Staff Co., Ltd. of Japan Post Group.
- Point 1Choose your preferred route and enjoy Japan's lesser-known attractions!
- Point 2Enhance your journey by referring to your original guidebook
- Point 3We will take care of accommodation, transportation and Wi-Fi
- Point 4You can receive support from post offices if you encounter problems while travelling
Example route overviews
- 9 Nights, 10 Days
- Starting from famous Nikko, move on to the beauty of northeast Japan, and finish your trip in Hokkaido.
- Tokyo, Nikko, Ouchijuku, Aizuwakamatsu, Sendai, Yamadera, Ginzan Onsen, Kakunodate, Hakodate, Sapporo, Tokyo
- 6 Nights, 7 Days
- For a fulfilling trip, enjoy exploring Nikko and then continue on to the beauty of lesser-known areas of the northeast.
- Tokyo, Nikko, Ouchijuku, Aizuwakamatsu, Sendai, Yamadera, Ginzan Onsen, Kakunodate, Tokyo
- 4 Nights, 5 Days
- For those short on time, enjoy the beauty of Nikko and then continue northeast to Sendai for a leisurely trip from Tokyo.
- Tokyo, Nikko, Ouchijuku, Aizuwakamatsu, Sendai, Yamadera, Tokyo
Post office support services
Special support provided for self-guided tours
- Tour info guidanceLocal post office staff can recommend local tourist attractions, tasty food, and souvenirs!
- Navigation guidanceIf you get lost or are looking for a certain location, the post office can help you!
- Trouble or emergenciesIf you become unsure while travelling who have an emergency, the post office can help you. They can direct you to a police station or hospital if needed.
Other useful travel services
- Withdraw Japanese yen from ATMsWhenever you need Japanese yen during your trip, you can withdraw from post office ATMs.
"Fukeiin" : Local postmarks
Each post office has pictorial postmarks featuring famous things and places from that area.
― How to get a pictorial postmark ―
We imprint the pictorial postmarks on postcards and letters valued at 63 yen or more.
- If you intend to actually send a postcard or letter, you will also need a postage stamp for shipping costs.
- International mailingYou can send letters or souvenirs to your family or friends back home during your trip.
- "I found a side of Japan that I could not have found myself."
- "Wonderful route ― even the hotel and transportation were reserved. I could travel conveniently and efficiently."
- "Other countries don't offer hospitality like Japan's post offices. It was awesome!"
The first stop of our itinerary was Nikko, a world heritage city located in Tochigi prefecture. We arrived in Nikko around 11:30 pm, with a train full of tourists coming from all over the world.
we soon started looking to something to eat. We found a good ramen restaurant, which had really good reviews and it wasn't expensive, and above all, was really close to the main attractions.