Trip Planning Assistance

Mt. Fuji view from Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha Shrine

Mt. Fuji view from Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha Shrine

Looking for assistance in planning your special trip? Want to have a great experience without too much stress or burden? Let us make your trip even more successful and full of enjoyable moments!

Explore Translation will have a free consultation to find out which plan will fulfill your needs.
Please contact us through our Explore Translation Facebook Page! Our team member with lots of trip planning experience who had worked at a travel agency on base will make sure your trip will be planned in the most enjoyable and stress free way!

We will support you in the best way we can and you will feel relieved and fearless with our tremendous assistance throughout your planning and your tip.

Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture

Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture

 

Trip Assistance Packages

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*Please inquire about your option through our ET Facebook Page before selecting your package price.

*Clients are responsible for paying your own tickets or travel expenses. The prices in the chart are our service fees only.




Phone Call / Messenger / Text Services

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Our rates have been updated as of September 1st, 2019.

 

RESTAURANT/HOTEL/SALON RESERVATION SERVICE

$8 / 5 credits per any type of simple reservation  — Would you like a dinner reservation at a specific place to enjoy dinner with friends or family without having to wait in a line? or do you want to make an appointment to have your nails / hair done at a salon out in town? How about a hotel reservation? We will make extra calls to change your reservation (that was made through us) or cancel it at no additional cost. Let Explore translation help you have a smoothest and easiest process. 

 

PHONE CALL INTERPRETATION SERVICE

$10 or 10 credits for every 20 minutes (during our business hours) ー Are you at City Hall, car dealership, chiropractic office or your child's school and trying to communicate with the workers? We can help over the phone to assist you in making yourself understood. Please message us on Facebook or through our inquiry form in advance so we can serve you better and expect you at a certain time.

*$12.5/20 mins for outside business hours

-$5 extra if an online payment service is included along the way helping you.
-$10 extra if money transaction needs to be made by us at local bank/post office.

 

*Please remember to call/text us right away when you have to cancel/reschedule your appointment or you are running late for your appointment so we can call the place for you! We do not charge to call businesses for the reasons mentioned above if it is an appointment we have made for you.

 

RESEARCH SERVICE

$10 or 10 credits for every 20 minutes (during our business hours) — Do you need assistance in finding something out? We will do research for you and possibly make an appointment / reservation on your behalf. (*This service does not guarantee we necessarily will find the answer to your request.)

*$12.5/20 mins for outside business hours

-$5 extra if an online payment service is included along the way helping you.
-$10 credits extra if money transaction needs to be made by us at local bank/post office.

Monthly translation services

 

MONTHLY TRANSLATING SERVICE BY PHONE CALLS AND/OR TEXTS/EMAILS(ONE SPECIFIC PLACE)

Message us when you need assistance.

Message us when you need assistance.

$40/month — Need assistance in communicating with your child's school/sport team? We will assist you with one specific place as many times as needed during our business hours. (On-site interpreting service will require an additional fee.) You can also use us as a POC when registering your child at a Japanese daycare or signing yourself up with a local gym.

*Have additional place(s) more than just one place? Add one place for +$10/place to your monthly plan.

Please click here to read the contract for this monthly service.

 

VALUABLE MONTHLY TRANSLATION SERVICE BY PHONE CALLS AND/OR TEXTS/EMAILS (UP TO 4 TIMES)

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 $30/month — Need assistance in communicating with some local business places? We can do quick research (up-to 20 mins) and/or call anywhere up to 4 times a month. 

*This deal expires at the end of each month. 
*This service does not include paperwork translation or on-site interpretation services.

 

MONTHLY YOCHIEN NEWSLETTER TRANSLATION SERVICE

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$30 ー Do you receive a couple of pages of newsletter from your child's daycare and want to know what it says? Explore Translation assists you in understanding up-to 4 pages of simple newsletters/handouts/letters per month. This service does not include a phone call interpretation service. If you are in need of getting just one single page translated, please click here. 

*This deal expires at the end of each month. 
*This service does not include phone call/on-site interpretation services.

Paperwork/Letter Services

Our paperwork translation, we require up-to 3 business days. If you are in a hurry, please add "rapid translation service fee" to your cart before checking out. 

 

PAPER/ONLINE REGISTRATION SERVICE

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【Face to face assistance】 $40/first hour (minimum charge) + $10/additional 30 min. — Are you enrolling your child at a daycare/school or signing up for a sport team/healthy grocery delivery service, but do you have trouble filling out enrollment paperwork? We can meet up with you and fill out the paperwork on your behalf.  

【Online registration assistance】$20— Or are you registering your child to a local soccer team or a modeling agency in Japan, and can it be done online? Let us help make the process super smooth!

 

UTILITY/CELL PHONE BILL TRANSLATING SERVICE

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$10/page — Would you like to know what you bills include? Or have you received a very expensive bill recently? Let us help you understand what is going on with your bill.  (*This service includes a verbal/writen statement of what your bill says and you do not receive a complete translated version of paperwork on Microsoft Word unless requested for an additional charge.)  

 

TRANSLATING CERTIFICATES / WEBSITES / ARTICLES / TAX FORMS / DOCTOR'S REPORT / HANDOUTS 

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$40-60/page —We will translate anything you need, from official documents/certificates, forms, doctor's notes, or websites. We will decide which service fee to be applied depending on expertise of each project. Please note that we usually ask to give us about a week to complete most projects, but please inquire about the price and the due date for your project first.

*NOTARIZED TRANSLATION SERVICE...$40 PER AFFIDAVIT
*CERTIFICATE OF TRANSLATION(DECLARATION)...$20
*3-day service...Additional $10/document
*24-hour service...Additional $20/document
(Please talk to us first before placing your order.)

 

SCHOOL NEWSLETTER TRANSLATION

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$20/page―Do you receive a couple of newsletters from your child's yochien/hoikuen monthly and would you like us to translate them? We can translate a up-to letter sized newsletter for this price. If you have a bigger one, please get a quote from us first. We also recommend you subscribe our monthly service if you have more than 2 of them per month. Please see our monthly services.  Be a real part of the school! 

*2-day service...Additional $5
*24-hour service...Additional $10
(Please talk to us first before placing your order.)

 

QUICK TRANSLATION SERVICE

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$2 — Have you encountered a Japanese word or character(s) that you want to find out its meaning of, and do you need a quick help figuring out? Take a picture of it and send it to us. 

*Up to 10 Japanese characters
*We can usually complete this on the same day as your request is made unless it is Sunday.

 

QUICK TRANSLATION SERVICE #2

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$3 — Do you have a quick note or report from your child's school and need assistance in figuring out what it says? We will translate it for you and we also can write a quick response for an additional $2 & up if you would like.   

*We can usually complete this on the same day as your request is made unless it is Sunday or public holiday.

 

QUICK TRANSLATION #3

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$5 & up — Basically this is a letter translation service for things more/longer than just a quick note. Please contact us before you make a payment so we can get you a quote first. Prices vary depending on how long your letter is or how fast you need it.

*We can usually complete this on the same day as your request is made unless it is Sunday or public holiday.

On-site interpretation services

These services would acquire Explore Translation to be present with you. We offer anything from house hunting appointments, hospital visits, and government meetings. For receiving these services, please email us for a private quote.

ON-SITE INTERPRETATION FOR ANY APPOINTMENT

$40/hr for 1st hour & $15/30mins after within Iwakuni / Sasebo
$50/hr for 1st hour & $20/30mins after outside the area above
***We no longer charge for our traveling time if within Iwakuni / Sasebo areas. (12.5 miles/20km distance from each military base)
— Health care/government business in any foreign country can be intimidating, but not with Explore Translation at your side! We will accompany you and assist in communicating smoothly with Japanese-speaking locals. This may be combined with scheduling an appointment and translating any follow-up paperwork. 

Note : Many insurance companies reimburse translation services. Be sure to check what your policy offers.

 

*Additional $10/hour is required for services outside business hours.

For businesses

Looking for some assistance as a company / for your business?
Please let Explore Translation communicate for you!

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ON-SITE INTERPRETATION SERVICE

$40/hour  — We will interpret on-site for your business meeting and assist you in communicating with Japanese nationals. Our rate includes time for traveling, gas and tolls. Please contact us for a private quote.

 
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MONTHLY TRANSLATING SERVICE BY PHONE CALLS AND/OR TEXTS/EMAILS

$50/month — Need assistance in communicating with some places/customers? We will assist you as many times as needed anytime during our business hours.  

Additional $30/month ー Need translating service on FB Messenger or through emails or texts as well? Add this plan to your original monthly service.

 
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TRANSLATING CERTIFICATES / WEBSITES / ARTICLES / DOCTOR'S NOTE

$40/hour —We will translate anything your company needs, from some from official documents/certificates, to some forms, doctor's notes, websites. (*Medical document translation is only available for face-to-face service due to HIPAA regulations.)

 
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RESEARCH SERVICE

$20  — Do you need assistance in finding something out? We will do research for you and possibly make an appointment / reservation on your behalf. (*This service does not guarantee we necessarily will find the answer to your request.)
-$10 extra if an online payment service is included along the way helping you.                          
-$20 extra if money transaction needs to be made by us at local bank/post office.

$40 ― Are you in need of looking for an answer to your unique question? It may take us a few days to do research on youe behalf, but we will do our best to find you the best answer possible.