First of all, I want to say that before posting this I contacted the webmaster to ask permission.
I am an employee of a Japanese company called Last Resort. We are currently developing a package tour of Tokyo designed to specifically appeal to foreign fans of Japanese Anime. The idea is to bring people to Japan for a week in which they can encounter a range of Japanese cultural experiences with the focus being on Manga and Anime.
The tour will include :
An Anime / Manga Workshop with a professional artist
A tour of an Anime studio
A trip to one of the big conventions
Tokyo International Anime Fair
Tokyo Game Show
A trip to the StudioGhibliMuseum
A trip to Akihabara
Akihabara is (as you probably know) the best place in Japan to find Manga, Anime and collectibles.
Other possible elements of the tour (depending on the final length of the tour / time of year etc.) could include :
A trip to TokyoTower
A trip to Harajuku.
Harajuku is famous for crazy-looking Goth chicks, street performers and cool fashions.
A trip to the TokyoNationalMuseum
The biggest museum in Japan. It contains a huge variety of Japanese and other Asian art and archaeological objects.
A trip to Mount Fuji
A trip to the Tokyo Dome
There is an amusement park with roller coasters and other rides as well as a park and restaurants, etcÖ
A trip to Oedo Onsen Monogatari
This is a kind of Hot Spring Amusement Park. There are a huge range of different baths to try as well as an 1800ís style shopping street, restaurants, shops and stuff. And, you get to wear a Yukata (a type of kimono) in the design of your choice!
An evening watching Sumo
An evening watching Kabuki
Visits to shrines and temples, shopping, restaurants and other great tourist stuff.
I am looking for some feedback with regards to the content of the tour. To that end, I am contacting Anime fans all over the World to see if people are interested. Of course, we want to provide a tour that will give fans the experiences they really want. That's where you come in.
What do you think about the proposed content?
Is there anything not mentioned that you would like to do?
Would you prefer Western style or Japanese style accommodation?
Would you be interested in going on the tour?
Do you have any other suggestions?
If you are interested in the tour and would like to receive information in the future, please let me know and I will keep you informed of developments.
Also, if you see fit, I would be very pleased if you could tell anyone else you feel would be interested about what we are doing. The more feedback I get, the better we can make the tour.
I want to assure you that this is all legitimate and there will be no attempt made to spam you or anyone else who gets in touch with us. Here is the link to Last Resortís English Language website. Hopefully this will show you that this company really exists! http://company.lastresort.co.jp/en_top.html
Last Resort is a company that tries to promote international understanding and help people to realize their dreams. Generally, the company helps Japanese people travel overseas for home stays and working holidays. But, now we want to help people from other countries take the leap and visit Japan.
I am extremely excited to be working on this project. I have been living in Japan for a few years now and really love this crazy country. I hope that I can help more people experience what Japan has to offer.
Thank you for reading all of this.