PacSet Tours : The Travels

A journal of our guided tours to Japan and beyond.
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See the treasures inside Nakano Broadway this summer on the Animated Summer Tour! Sign-up by April 18th, departs from 4 diff cities. 

A little PacSet Throwback Thursday! Our very first tour two years ago, Animated Spring of 2012. Thanks for the continued support everyone, on to the next journey. ^__^

One of the delicious specialties from Kakunodate was this white chocolate filled nama morokoshi, Morokoshi is a subtly sweet confection made from ground azuki beans, and nama means it’s unbaked. We wish we could share this seasonal treat with you all! ;;__;;

Fire and Ice Day 5 saw us escape the Tokyo Snowstorm and head to Sapporo, a place with a surplus of snow, to attend the Sapporo Snow Festival. We made a pit stop for some Hokkaido flavors and specialties (potato, chocolates, and more!) before heading into the city and going to the first of three festival sites: the ice sculptures in the Susukino area. More to come - including the iconic Odori - on day 6!

Day 3 of the Fire and Ice Tour took us into the most pop-centric areas of our trip, beginning with PacSet’s first voyage on Matsumoto Leiji’s second water vessel, the Hotaluna. Then it was off to Odaiba and Akihabara to shop and explore! Day 4 was a free day, but we decided a trip to Tokyo wouldn’t be complete without stopping to see our friends at Roppongi Kingyo for a show. ^_^

Day 5 is coming up, but we leave you with a shot of Tokyo Tower at the beginning of what became the biggest snowstorm to hit Tokyo in over 20 years. Ironically, we were on the last flight to Hokkaido before they closed the airport, and here in the snow capital of the country, the weather is… clear. :P

The Fire and Ice Tour is underway - but before we frolic in the snow, we took a day to visit a few of our favorite spots in Tokyo! Seen here: Ikegami Honmonji Temple (check out that face!), Shinjuku, and the Ghibli Museum. The adventures continue tomorrow on Day 3!

Asker pacsettours Asks:
When will you be announcing tours for 2015? (Asked by tons of people via e-mail, asking on their behalf here)
pacsettours pacsettours Said:

(Yes, we realize it’s odd to ask this question as ourselves, but since we’ve been getting it a LOT in the inbox, we figured it would be best to answer it here - E)

First off, to everyone who has asked us this: when we first started PacSet, the whole “let’s put tours online a year in advance!” idea was met with a lot of skepticism. Thanks for showing us that we had the right idea. ^_^

We are currently working on 2015 - a LOT - behind the scenes. It’s been all hands on deck here at PacSet for a while now; we’re already working 60-hour work weeks to get some awesome stuff ready for you all. 

That being said, we cannot announce a firm date for the first 2015 dates yet. It will be coming soon - February or March - but we’re also quite busy getting ready for this year’s Fire and Ice, Animated Spring, Pawprint Pathways and Anime De-Tour tours. Once we are able to make an announcement, we will be broadcasting the details on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and the site. 

Worry not, PacSet family: you’ll be hearing about 2015 very soon - and we’re absolutely sure you’ll love it. Stay tuned!

Hello Kitty Fighter kicking down Wednesday and taking names.

Asker nornstoned Asks:
Hi there, I was wondering if you were ever going to a BL Teahouse tour again? If not that specific tour, something similar to it?
pacsettours pacsettours Said:

The answer to this question is a closely guarded secret, not to be breathed to any soul or person. Oh dear, I’ve said too much…

-Kippu

From everyone at PacSet, thank you for supporting us! Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or only found out about us recently, we truly appreciate it. Let’s make some great memories in Japan this year!

From everyone at PacSet, thank you for supporting us! Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or only found out about us recently, we truly appreciate it. Let’s make some great memories in Japan this year!