Travel Agency For Stuffed Animals Sends Toys On Vacation

Unagi Travel takes stressed animal pals on trips when their owners can't travel.

Kristen Nozell
Kristen Nozell on October 28, 2013. @kristen_n

Unagi Travel is a unique Japanese travel agency that lets stuffed animal owners live vicariously through their toys’ travels. Intended for those who are housebound or can’t afford a trip of their own, the Japanese service takes plush friends on an adventure for $55 or less, depending on the trip. Current vacation packages include Kamakura, Yokohama, Tokyo and a ‘Mystery’ tour. Owners receive updates including photos and videos, which are also posted on the agency’s Facebook page.

‘Armchair travel’ is no new phenomenon, but Unagi adds a very personal twist by allowing would-be travelers to send fluffy companions in their stead. Check out the video below of a depressed Teddy who returns rejuvenated from a trip to Tokyo.

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Kristen is a freelance writer currently based in Amman, Jordan, regularly contributing to PSFK. Besides her passion for branding and design, she is an avid traveler and language-learner. Follow her on twitter and instagram: @kristen_n