Booking a Tour in Japan

For many indie musicians in Japan, playing music is in part, a hobby that they do aside from a regular job.
They often play at live clubs, called "live houses," jazz clubs and outdoor event spaces among other places.


Tour Packages

We offer tour packages that cover the main areas of Kansai and Kanto (Osaka and Tokyo) that range from tours for solo artists to 5 piece bands or bigger. All packages include booking & promotional fees, hotel, tour manager, dinners, and transportation. (discounts may apply with use of the JR Rail Pass)
Please contact us for details on options not listed or if you would like to inquire about hiring musicians living in Japan.
* airfare to/from Japan not included

Tour Packages

solo 2 piece band 3 piece band 4 piece band

 3 - city tour (5 days)

¥229,000 ¥239,000 ¥269,000 ¥279,000

 4 - city tour (6 days)

¥309,000 ¥359,000 ¥419,000 ¥449,000

 5 - city tour (8 days)

¥359,000 ¥419,000 ¥509,000 ¥549,000

5 piece band

6 piece band

 3 - city tour (5 days)

¥469,000 ¥519,000

 4 - city tour (6 days)

¥669,000 ¥689,000

 5 - city tour (8 days)

¥799,000 ¥819,000

Booking Gigs

Mainly in the Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo areas, we can book artists in the best venues for their style of music; mainly live clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and churches. We will send the artist a proposed tour schedule, and once confirmed, we require a one time 60,000yen payment. This can be made by bank transfer or by Paypal.
Once the payment has been confirmed we will start booking the gigs and after each booking has been confirmed, the details will be sent to the artist by e-mail.


Tour Management

Included in our tour packages is the fee for a tour manager fluent in at least 2 languages that will take care of the artist while they are in Japan. This is often necessary to insure that the artist is on time for all scheduled appointments as well as to make sure that the tour goes smoothly. Below are some of the duties of the tour manager:
- guiding from the airport to the hotel/lodging
- providing use of Japanese mobile phone at no charge while in Japan
- explaining the sometimes complicated train system (at least 15 different companies in Tokyo and 11 in Osaka)
- guiding to and from the shows
- providing communication assistance with the venue staff during set up and soundcheck
- interpreting for the artist when talking to fans before and after shows
- taking care of business with venues before/during/after the show or whenever necessary
- distributing promotional materials and helping with merch sales
- bringing friends or inviting important industry people to shows and introducing them
- taking pictures or video for the artist during the show upon request
- acting as a driver for artists that choose to travel by car
- taking the artist to eat at good restaurants for dinner and explaining the menu (often times menus are only in Japanese)