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PR: PJT kicks off 2011 with the Cold Steel Redux Tour!

Pop Japan Travel kicks off 2011 with the Cold Steel Redux Tour!

Gardena, CA (December 8, 2010
) – After a busy 2010 that saw the company run more tours in a single year than ever before, Pop Japan Travel (PJT), the premier provider of pop culture-themed tours of Japan, is proud to announce their first tour on the 2011 schedule: the Cold Steel Redux Tour.

A variation on the company’s popular “Cold Steel” tour series, the 2011 tour will include a flight to the northern island of Hokkaido for the Sapporo Snow Festival, Japan’s largest and most popular winter festival. While in Hokkaido, guests will also be whisked to the Shikotsu Ice Festival for a fireworks display, shop in the city of Sapporo, and visit a traditional country hot spring. The tour then returns to Tokyo to visit the numerous attractions the big city has to offer, including Harajuku, Akihabara, and Shinjuku. Finally, for guests interested in exploring a different side of winter in Japan, PJT is offering a tour extension that goes to the Kamakura Festival in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, where local residents in giant igloos invite visitors in to visit and partake in traditional food, snacks and drinks. The extension also lets visitors have a crack at some of the finest skiing and snowboarding that Japan has to offer.

Despite the notion that international travelers prefer to visit warmer destinations when they travel in the winter, PJT Director of Operations Gigi Guiting promises that Cold Steel guests will get a winter vacation that is worlds apart from anything else: “Once people see the detail that artists put into the snow sculptures in Sapporo, see fireworks illuminate the night sky over giant ice castles, and snack on mochi with newfound friends in an igloo,” says Guiting, “we’re absolutely certain they’ll be glad they chose Japan over places like Cancun and the Caribbean.”

The Cold Steel Redux Tour is scheduled to take place from February 7 until February 14, with the extension to Yokote and Akita running through February 16. The cost of the tour includes all accommodations, round trip airfare to Japan from Los Angeles, round trip airfare to Sapporo, full tours of numerous Tokyo hotspots, transportation, professional bilingual tour guides, entrance fees to all activities, and a customized guidebook created exclusively for the tour. People interested in taking the tour may visit or e-mail to sign up. All applications are due by January 7.

Since 2003, POP JAPAN TRAVEL has operated countless group tours and custom tours with themes focused on Japanese anime, manga, video games, music, fashion (to name a few) – all at an affordable price. Pop Japan Travel tours offer a careful balance of the hyper-modern world of J-pop culture and the rich traditions of ancient Japan. Additionally, PJT is the ONLY tour agency to provide exclusive experiences such as visits to anime and game studios, meetings with manga artists or designers, and classes at an actual manga school. On every group tour, a friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and bilingual guide will make sure your experience in Japan is everything you could ever hope it would be, and more.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.

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