Our team at Inside Japan Tours
The sun never sets on the InsideJapan Tours team (well, maybe on Sundays) as we have offices in Bristol (UK), Boulder, (USA), Brisbane (Australia) and Nagoya (Japan). On this page you can meet the people behind our Japan tours and holidays.
We have a wide range of backgrounds and interests, but you can be sure that the one thing that ties us all together is a love of Japan, Japanese culture and a passionate desire to share that with other people.
From the accounts department, through the travel consultant teams to the tour leaders and guides on the ground, you can rest assured that everything we do is to make sure you have the best possible experience of Japan.
Alice came to Japan via traditional art and culture, which led her to study for a degree in East Asian Studies at university. These days, her interest in Japan spans everything from linguistics to pop culture.
Alice recently returned from five years teaching English in Gunma Prefecture, in central Japan - but teaching isn't the only string to her bow. Alice has also served as the president of Otakon, one of the largest Japanese popular culture events in the US, and as Communications Director for Japan Expo USA. Those are some pretty serious Japanophile credentials!
Alice is no one-trick pony, however, and her interest in travel and culture that spans many countries. She loves getting to know a new place, learning the ins and outs of the local culture - and she has had plenty of opportunity to do so while living in Montreal, Vienna, Tokyo, Gunma and San Francisco (in addition to her native Washington DC). She also speaks no fewer than seven languages, which is a first even for our team of multilinguists.
When she's not using her boundless Japan expertise to put together exciting itineraries for our customers, Alice's passions are illustration, social media, and travel - or any combination of the three.
What would you say to persuade someone to visit Japan?
Many people these days enjoy Japanese culture through anime, manga and music, but there's no substitute for actually traveling there. It will open your eyes to a whole new understanding. There's really something to appeal to everyone, from culture and history to nature and adventure, with everything in between!