If you would love to travel to Japan but are a bit hesitant about going it alone, then check out Pop Japan Travel!
I got a little leaflet about this after buying some anime and manga stuff from a site and what actually caught my attention was that they were offering a Mind Over Manga Tour for late 2009.
Basically, you visit Comitia 90, one of Japan’s largest doujinshi conventions, as well as Kyoto and Osaka. You can also create and publish your own doujinshi and Pop Japan Travel will help with the publication of your work! They do this tour every year so be on the lookout for this years Mind Over Matter Tour if you’re interested in doing this.
They do other tours as well like the Tokyo Game Show, the Japanese version of America’s E3 except better, anime fair tours, Tokyo tours, and a bunch of other group tours. They also provide tours for schools, custom tours, day tours, and tour exclusives.
Give them a whirl and let me know how your trip went!