BL Teafighter | May 5-15, 2015
Two years after the BL Teahouse Tour, we’re back…and we’ve brought friends. Ladies and gentlemen, PacSet is proud to announce the BL Teafighter Tour – a tour that promises to be the most legendary, inspiring, and ab-crunching boys love/yaoi-themed tour of Japan EVER.
Aside from your guides, you’ll also be traveling with CC from Teahouse and Hamletmachine from Starfighter! We’ll be visiting Tokyo’s hottest fangirl-centric spots, including the famous Swallowtail Butler Café, Otome Road, Shibuya, Harajuku, and more! Not enough? We’re also whisking you away to a special tea session, the Ghibli Museum, and the Roppongi Kingyo Drag Show. STILL not enough? Join the tour extension and you’ll also get to visit the majestic streets of Kyoto, the shores of Kobe, the bright lights of Osaka AND – by popular demand – spend TWO luxurious days at a Kaga Onsen (hot spring) Ryokan, where you’ll get to explore the countryside, play, and let Japan’s famous baths soothe your cares away.
If you’re ready for a journey you won’t soon forget, sign up today. The boys are waiting… ^_~
DAY 1: Everyone is nervous their first time…
We meet up at LAX and depart for Japan!
DAY 2: Arrive in a different place
Arrive and check-in. In the evening, relax or join your guides for an optional side trip to Tokyo Tower.
Option: Tokyo Tower + Dinner $45
DAY 3: Raising Cain in Ikebukuro
We begin our journey with a visit to Shibuya, Tokyo’s popular hangout spot, to enjoy a mid-morning tea time, shop, and explore. After that, we dive headfirst (we only swim freestyle, for the record) into Ikebukuro’s Otome Road, where you can shop for the hottest doujinshi Japan has to offer. That afternoon, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Swallowtail Café, Japan’s most legendary butler café, where you’ll enjoy treats and teas served by a very handsome group of guys.
DAY 4: Fluffy and Fuzzy
By popular demand, today begins in Mitaka where we’ll visit the Ghibli Museum! Check out the history and inspirations behind the masterworks of Hayao Miyazaki, snap pictures, and see an exclusive anime short by the studio. After that, we’ll relocate to Harajuku to check out Tokyo’s hottest spot for alternative art, fashion, and fun times. Your guides will be on hand to lead optional excursions to the beautiful Meiji Jingu shrine as well as help with shopping. After a break back at the hotel, get ready for a real show as we head to Roppongi for the amazing Drag Queen show at the Roppongi Kingyo showbar!
DAY 5: Making friends
Today begins with one of the most popular stops on this tour: the amazing Kanda Festival! Snack on festival food and watch festival processions as we hang with the locals. In the afternoon, we venture to Akihabara, where guests can shop for the latest in anime goods, hit the game centers, and take an optional side trip to a maid cafe to see “how the other half lives!” In the evening, relax – or join us for dinner and karaoke.
Option: Maid Cafe $40
DAY 6: Let go, be free!
You are free to do whatever you wish today – it’s a free day! Return to a previously visited spot, shop some more, or go somewhere completely new!
Option: Yakatabune Dinner $110
DAY 7: Getting (to) Kinki
We bid our basic tour guests a fond farewell today. ;_; Then it’s off to Osaka by shinkansen (bullet train) and on to Kobe, the area’s cute waterfront area, to enjoy regional desserts, shop, and stroll along the shoreline. Then it’s back to the urban center of north Osaka, Umeda! Here you can sample the city’s famous cuisine, ride rooftop ferris wheels, and get lost in the flashing lights of arcades and neon displays. In the evening, by popular demand, you can join an optional Takoyaki Dinner with our friends at Tako no Tetsu!
DAY 8: Conquering Kyoto!
Experience traditional Japan today in a tour of Kyoto! Our stops include the “gate tunnels” of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the city views from Kiyomizu Temple, and other breathtaking cultural sites in the city limits.
DAY 9: Just relax and enjoy it!
After a free half-day in the morning to explore more of the Kansai area, we’ll be relocating to Kaga Onsen, a beautiful hot spring area on the Japan Sea coast by Kanazawa. After checking in, we’ll get settled and you’ll have free time to explore, use the legendary baths, or just stretch out and relax. That evening, after our first in-house dinner, we’ll have a little party to hang out, play games, and be silly.
DAY 10: Decision Time
Today you have two options. If you’re feeling a little tired and just want to relax, feel free to chill at the resort and do as you please – it’s your vacation anyways, right? If you like, your guides will be escorting a group into Kanazawa to see the city’s legendary spots, including the Kenrokuen Gardens and the Chaya Shopping Streets – a piece of old Japan that still exists today.
DAY 11: Parting is such sweet sorrow…
Return home and tell your friends all the stories that aren’t too scandalous to share with others. XD