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All about InsideJapan Tours

Our Concept
Why book with InsideJapan?
100% financial protection
Members of AITO

The InsideJapan Tours' concept was born thousands of miles from Japan, in the heart of the Siberian wilderness in Autumn 2000, as university friends Alastair Donnelly and Simon King were journeying across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Six days on a train is a lot of time to think and having both spent the previous three years teaching English in Toyota City (yes, the home of the motor corporation) they wanted to give others the chance to experience and discover a country they had both fallen in love with - and most importantly, without having to break the bank to do so. And thus InsideJapan Tours was born.

Our Concept

When planning a holiday what really matters is that you get the best advice possible from people with real expertise and experience of the places you will be visiting. Our UK Team have many years collective experience of living and working in Japan and have all travelled extensively throughout each of Japan's four main islands. We all speak Japanese and every year travel to Japan to make sure we are up to date with local changes  - after all, you have to keep up with the latest pop sensations and crazy fashions. Things in Japan change very fast so it is vital we keep informed!

Whether you are planning on taking one of our accompanied tours or wish to travel independently on a fully tailored itinerary, we aim to offer you a first class service and great value for money. With an office in Nagoya, Japan, you can rest assured that we are with you every step of the way and that you know at all times exactly who you are dealing with.

 Why book with InsideJapan Tours?

Expertise and experience are very important when planning a holiday but perhaps the number one reason to book with InsideJapan Tours is that we have a genuine love of Japan and a passionate desire to share this with our customers. We are constantly striving to give our customers the best experiences of Japan and through careful planning to show some of the different faces of the country that help make this such a fascinating and amazing place to visit. We believe our feedback is testament to the quality of the experience we provide our customers with.

Financial protection with ABTOT
As a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), InsideAsia Tours Ltd has provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. In the event of insolvency, protection is provided for non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK and other non-flight packages excluding pre arranged travel to and from your destination. Please note that packages booked outside the UK are only protected when purchased directly with InsideAsia Tours Tours Ltd. In the above circumstances, if you have not yet travelled you may claim a refund, or if you have already travelled, you may claim repatriation to the starting point of your non-flight package. For more information on ABTOT please see

ATOL protection
If you are booking a flight inclusive package through us then your arrangements are protected through the ATOL scheme. InsideAsia Tours Ltd holds ATOL license 9419. For more information please see:ı


Members of AiTO

InsideJapan Tours is a member if AiTO, The Association of Independent Tour Operators. Established in 1976, the AiTO symbol has become the hallmark of good holidays from specialist tour operators. All AiTO companies are fully bonded and governed by AiTO's independent dispute settlement service, which means you are in safe hands when you book with an AiTO member.

For more information please visit the AiTO web-site

Call us today or drop us a line by email and we will be delighted to assist you in making all your plans for adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun!

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Inside Japan Tours - Independent British Travel Awards 2011 - Best Tour Operator To East and Central Asia
The Guardian, The Observer - Travel Awards 2010 Winner - Best tour operator (small)
Inside Japan Tours - Silver at the British Travel Awards 2009