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Kristy Baclea-an


My name is Kristy your friendly travel consultant from Japan Travel!
I provide personalized travel planning for individuals, families, groups, etc. From budget recommendations to high-end luxury vacations! Name it.
I grow my network and referrals from my clients that I believe were satisfied and confident in my service.

I focus on organizing unique tours and destinations across the country to promote that Japan has a way lot to offer!

So if you’re in need of help from a travel professional in finding great vacation deals on and other getaways, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Rest assured that you now have someone who will make things easier for you to just "Pack, fly, & go"! We will do the rest.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Anywhere in Japan! We specialize in offering a customized itinerary, tailored to our client's travel needs exclusively. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I myself love to travel and planning is my forte. I found that I enjoyed planning and organizing trips for my friends and even our own trips. I do extensive research and rough drafts before finalizing things. And most importantly, the ability in staying within budget while traveling is a must!

As a person who likes to travel, I personally know my travel needs and what makes it a successful one. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"All the travel experience feedback from my customers is quite memorable! But the one that marked was with the couple in their 70's and wanted to experience Japan for their anniversary! I was so thrilled and excited for them as it was their 1st time traveling to Japan. I had to make sure to maximize their days and the activities that are according to their likes. It was long bumpy planning. But at the end of the day, it was all worth it as they were happy with their Japan experience and it was special for them! "

Kristy is part of the following groups: Japan Travel Agents
Mount Fuji framed by cherry blossoms
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tour - 7 Days

The sakura, or cherry blossom, is the national flower of Japan and a symbol of renewal. It's no wonder that spring is the best time to visit the country! If you're lucky enough to travel to Japan during the brief blooming season, you'll be treated to the sight of the pale pink flowers almost everywhere you look. This 7-day tour takes you around to top sakura-spotting destinations in Osaka, Kyoto, and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, with breaks for cultural sightseeing along the way. You'll end the itinerary with a dedicated cherry blossom tour around Tokyo, including classic photo ops of Mount Fuji in the distance — framed by flowers, of course.

The traditional farmhouses of Shirakawago in winter
Scenic Japan - 7 Days

This photogenic 7-day tour of Japan offers an unbeatable mix of popular attractions and off-the-beaten-path gems. You'll experience the country's beauty, starting in vibrant Tokyo and continuing to the temples, shines, and gorgeously landscaped gardens of Kanazawa. Side-trip to Shirakawago, where charming wooden farmhouses were built to withstand heavy snow in winter — if you're lucky, you'll see the village under a blanket of white! Then end with a couple of days in Kyoto, learning about geisha culture and traditional arts like flower arranging. From start to finish, this colorful itinerary is a visual extravaganza.

A street scene in Tokyo
Discover Japan's Cities - 7 Days

This weeklong journey focuses on Japan's busy cities, including ultra-modern Tokyo and historic Hiroshima. You'll explore the contemporary art scene, dine in a character café, walk around streets lit up with neon at night, and tour temples and historic sites. But the itinerary also features quieter experiences, featuring day trips to the shrines of Nara, a traditional village where you'll learn about the art of kimono design, and a lookout point where you'll get the best photo ops of snow-capped Mount Fuji.

Ishite-ji, Temple 51 on the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail, Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/fumoto_s
Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Self-Guided Walking Tour - 10 Days

Spend 10 days walking and hiking Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail, visiting historic Buddhist temples along the way. You'll see pilgrims, easily identified by their white clothing and walking staff, who spend weeks on the trail visiting all 88 temples. As you explore castles, small villages, and larger communities, sample local specialties and stay in traditional inns or pilgrims' lodgings, you'll get a real taste of Shikoku's unique culture.

Colorful Japanese Lanterns
Family Adventure in Japan: Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto - 10 Days

Traveling together as a family is such a special experience, and this 10-day action-packed adventure is specifically designed with families in mind. From Kanto to Kansai, this trip takes you from Tokyo and its modern, bustling streets to Kyoto with its tight hold on tradition. It's the perfect way to take in all that Japan has to offer while having plenty of family fun.

A dusting of snow along the Nakasendo Trail leading into Magome.
Winter on the Nakasendo Trail: Kyoto, Kiso Valley & Tokyo - 8 Days

Experience the tranquil magic of a Japanese winter during this immersive 8-day itinerary. Starting in Kyoto, you’ll head to the snowy Kiso Valley to hike along the ancient Nakasendo Trail, spending each night in quaint wooden villages or hot spring inns. After a week spent savoring regional cuisine, snowshoeing through cedar forests, and soaking in natural mineral pools, you’ll spend a final night enjoying the hustle and bustle of Tokyo—the historic endpoint of the trail.