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.

John Todd

Originally from Perth in Western Australia, John swapped coasts and, after a stint in Melbourne, made Brisbane his home.

When he's not planning his next trip, John can be found making the most of living in vibrant Brisbane by dipping into art galleries and the city's finest coffee shops.

Despite being a competitive gymnast as a child, he went on to study film at university. It was here, after watching plenty of Japanese movies, he found became fascinated by the culture - even adding a Japanese Studies minor to his degree.

Full of wanderlust and an enthusiasm for all things Japanese, he packed his bags and ended up staying in Japan for four years to teach English. Having lived there for so long, it could be tricky to name a favourite place, but John insists (without hesitation) that the "art-islands" of the Setouichi inlet are the most special in all of Japan. He recommends making Takamatsu a base, and taking a ferry to discover a different island each day.

While living in Japan, he couldn't get enough of aburi - raw salmon coated in Japanese mayonnaise and then blowtorched being, in his words, "perfection". If pushed to find one thing he did miss, he concedes that there's nothing quite like his Mum's cooking (some things are universal).

Amy Tadehara
Mark Johnson
Alison Muskett
Halley Trujillo
Claire Brothers
Katrina Cordery
Toby Gallagher
Rachel Rykala
Lily Bascombe
Amy Bowinski
Benjamin Guest
Grant Ekelund
Alice Volkmar
Tim Grisbrooke
Simona Sampaolo
Kester Wright
Van Milton
Anna Sears
Dan Campbell
Lucy Pendlebury
Samantha Barrow
Paul O'Brien
Matt Evans
Sally Edwards
Kana Van Sandt
Lachlan Woodland
Aaron Boothe
Julia Anukam
Anna Tattersall
Holly Brown
Laura Barnes
John Todd
Leslie Wharton
Shakira Johnson
Imogen Lacey
Adeline Kuroki
Bruno Carrillo
Michael Trombold
Becky Barry
Natalie Collar
Sora Jang
Steven McCready
Abby Owers
Daniel Brain
Jon Belcher
Naomi Norton
Sophie Dowdeswell
Charlie Orr
Thomas Lewis
Nicole Rhoden
Malcolm House
Karin Tompkins
Ricky Sheward
Tim Supplitt
Desmon Hickson
Daniel Zehr
Kirsten Belinsky
Babur Moghul