Our director, Rachel Lang

As a fluent Japanese speaker, translator and expert in Japanese culture and customs, I have conducted a huge number of incredibly successful incentive and VIP special interest trips that are fondly talked about for years. I travel to Japan frequently and can confidently assert that there are very few non-Japanese who know the country and culture as well as I do.

My knowledge and networks allow me to create unbelievable travel itineraries that deliver a memorable, seamless travel experience for each of my clients. Through my friends and contacts in Japan you will have access to places that local Japanese can’t even dream to go.

I personally escort all my VIP clients on every tour we offer and look forward to making your trip as unbelievable of an experience you could ever dream of.


A Race Day experience like never before.

Anyone in the industry knows, the dominance of Japanese horses on the International Group One stage continues to grow.

In Australia, Japan has produced several spring major winners, while on the International stage in Dubai, Hong Kong, UK and France, Japanese horses have added several incredible horses to their G1 tally.

Our Japan Horse Racing packages offer a unique opportunity to be right amongst the action at either the Japan Cup or Japan Derby – in true Plan Japan style. This means exclusive access and world class racing experts at your fingertips.

Our tours also include incredible Japanese experiences off the track, including exquisite meals in some of the most difficult to book restaurants in the world and private whiskey tastings – made complete with the best in luxury accommodation.

Exclusive tips and information from a Japanese racing expert.

Our co-host Su-Ann Khaw, who is an International Racing Expert and Bloodstock consultant, will also be there on the day as an invaluable resource. She can provide you with all the information you need on how Japanese racing works, including ownership, training, breeding and local industry knowledge.

The Japan Derby, also known as Tokyo Yushun, features many of the top tier horses in Japan and it is certainly the race where home champions make their mark.

The Japan Derby VIP Experience also includes the full Plan Japan Race Day experience – including the private suite on Level 7 of the Fuji View Grandstand and access to the incredible Su-Ann Khaw.

Both the Japan Cup and the Japan Derby are one in a lifetime race day experiences – and both packages also include the sensational highlights below.

Authentic and Exclusive Dining

We take you to the country’s hottest and most exclusive Sushi, Yakitori and Tempura restaurants, which are all once in a lifetime experiences and incredibly difficult to book. You must be known to and respected by the Chef.

First Class Transfers

Plan Japan travels in style - with business class plane tickets and luxury coaches for door to door transfers in Japan. You’ll never have to worry about transport, we’ve got it covered.

Pre-Race Champagne and Caviar

Get Race Day started the right way, in a private room with your mates, toasting to future winnings with delicious celebratory bubbles and premium caviar.

Market Tours

VIP access inside the Toyosu Markets, led by a Michelin Star Chef - as well as a tour of the Tsukiji Markets, sampling an array of fresh seafood and wagyu, cooked to order - plus other delicacies.

Whisky Tasting

 Private Whiskey tasting in one of Tokyo’s most exclusive members only establishments.

Private Tours

We can arrange private tours to prestigious training facilities not accessible to the public.

Day Tours

Enjoy several guided tours, including the luxury capital Ginza, the teamLab Borderless Interactive Light Museum and an architecture tour of Daikanyama / Aoyama, Omotesando and Harajuku.

Surprise Guests

Dinner with distinguished guests or well-known jockeys or trainers..


Here at Plan Japan, we have invested our time into experiencing all the luxury accommodation options Japan has to offer.

Through our own travel, we have compiled a list of the finest hotels – because our guests deserve the best.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

An elegant oasis of space and calm, Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel is the ideal luxury destination in Tokyo where guests can enjoy a 360 degree view of the bustling city and Mount Fuji.

Occupying the top 14 floors of the 52-story tower, the hotel offers guests an unparalleled level of comfort and personalised service as well as top class gourmet dining options at the heart of the vibrant city.

The Ritz-Carlton

A stay at this downtown Tokyo hotel begins on the 45th level of the city’s tallest building, where floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly frame the skyline, from Tokyo Tower to Mt. Fuji.

As you settle into your stay, you’ll discover luxury amenities as impressive as the view. This includes seven incredible restaurants, Club Level accommodations, a floor dedicated to health and wellness and newly reimagined meeting and event spaces.

Aman, Tokyo

With an unparalleled view of the city and sensational location just across from the Imperial Palace gardens, the five-star Palace Hotel Tokyo is a haven of hospitality – providing the elegant and refined hospitality Japan is so famous for.

The hotel has 7 restaurants, a spa and a free-access fitness centre and indoor swimming pool – and is a short walk from Ginza shopping area.

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