[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] JANUARY 31, 2019: Yuricon, a celebration of Yuri in anime and manga, and Japan travel leader PacSet (PacSet Tours Inc.) have joined forces to launch the first guided trip to Japan dedicated to the Yuri genre of Japanese animation and manga. The trip will take place from September 8 until September 17 of this year.
Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yuri and lesbian images in Japanese art and literature, the trip will escort Yuri fans on a journey across Japan’s Kanto region to locations featured in many famed Yuri works, as well as popular series like Sailor Moon. The group will also attend the Girls Love Fest to check out the latest in Yuri fan works. In keeping with PacSet’s “off-the-beaten-path” focus, the trip will also visit the famous Akasaka Hikawa Festival, under-explored Tokyo neighborhoods, and spend an overnight at a hot spring resort in the Shonan region.
The journey will have two leaders; Yuricon founder Erica Friedman, who has led smaller private groups to Yuri-themed events and spots in Japan for more than a decade, and PacSet founder Evan Miller, the designer of the trip and creator of numerous trips for fans of Japanese popular culture, including North America’s largest anime-themed trip to Japan.
“We are truly lucky to have the chance to work on a project like this with Erica and the Okazu family,” says Miller. “PacSet has built a strong reputation for working with fans and creators, and to have the chance to create something like this is truly exciting. We hope people like what we have planned!”
The trip includes all accommodations, admission to all activities, all rail transit, and much much more. Prices start at $2,795 for the full journey, and $3,695 for the trip plus round trip airfare to Tokyo from Los Angeles. Guests can visit https://www.pacsettravel.com/ to book.
ABOUT YURICON: Yuricon was founded in 2000 by Erica Friedman with the mission of bringing together fans of lesbian images in Japanese animation and comics. Erica has written about Yuri for Japanese literary journal Eureka, Animerica magazine, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Dark Horse, and contributed to Forbes, Slate, Huffington Post, Hooded Utilitarian, Afterellen and The Mary Sue online. She has written news and event reports, interviews Yuri creators and reviews Yuri anime, manga and related media on her blog Okazu since 2002.
ABOUT PACSET: PacSet (PacSet Tours Inc.) offers a wide variety of Japan adventures that blend both traditional and pop cultures, while also allowing guests to customize their experience. PacSet also specializes in tours for student groups in Japan and travel arrangements for independent travelers. To learn more or make a booking, visit www.pacsettravel.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (310) 218-3816. CST#2107554-40.