Working in Travel Design and as a Concierge for Japan is so interesting.
It explores culture. It brings out the best in everything – art, music, food, spirits, performance. It brings these wonderful things out in the hopes of being enjoyed, and shared. And to have experiences with friends and family in the unique backdrop of Japanese culture and people, that is truly something special.
We love this region, and we love it because it is such a contrast to what we know and experience in Tokyo or Kyoto. We have worked together as a team for years, exploring and understanding the many “faces” and “facets” of Japan, from urban sprawl to meticulously tended to historical cities, to the deep wilder edges of the country’s landscape.
Having so many years living and working in Japan we feel like we bring an important quality to our travel colleagues and friends. We are IN Japan. We are CONNECTED to the people who create tours for our clients. We have a lot of experience working with businesses, both great and small, with celebrities, with industry leaders, with artists, poets, and priests. We have deep connections to local and regional government, and those links bring us to the heart of so much of Japan’s rich culture and tradition. These are the spaces where we invite you to join us.
What we bring to our guests are all the experiences that we have had ourselves, have loved, and enjoy sharing with new friends from overseas. Japan is a treasure trove of experiences that stretch the breadth of the country and where deep pockets of adventure are there to be discovered. We take you through Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and beyond – if your schedule permits! We bring you to the chef’s table, the artist’s studio, the workshop, the inner sanctum of temple and shrine, to the forest and the field, to the brewer’s laboratory and the performer’s stage.
Honesty, reliability, trust, and speaking the truth at all times is central to our work.
We serve our clients and guests to the very best of our abilities and resources.
We do not promise things we cannot fulfill. We are also committed to bring to our guests and clients authentic experiences that are true reflections of Japanese life, culture, custom, and traditions.
We consider it a great pleasure to be in a position to help you step out to have truly original and marvelous experiences in exploration and discovery. It is our deeply happy work to be with you along the way, as your delight becomes ours as well.
Let us know when you are ready to have your one-of-a-kind Japan adventure created.
Are We Qualified? – You Be The Judge
Mark and Kazuyo have between them :
Five University Degrees
Professor Teaching Positions at Seven Different Universities and Graduate Schools
Four Languages: Japanese, English, Portuguese, and French
Over 40 years of working experience with professionals, executives, and corporations
Over 40 years of combined experience as company owners
Three published books
Executive Level work and Consultation with the following:
JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Tobu Top Tours
114 Economic Advisory Council
88 Buddhist Temple Reijokai
Kagawa Medical University
And numerous travel agencies and consortiums throughout Europe and North America