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.

Paul OBrien

Even after travelling around all 7 continents (yes, including Antarctica) Paul is always planning his next holiday.

With over 20 years in the travel industry, Paul certainly knows his stuff. In fact, it would be easier to name the places he hasn't been. If there was a map on the wall dotted with pins, we'd only see the sea.

It's not just holidays though, he has boarded a plane with his worldly possessions more than once, having lived in Australia, Vietnam, and Taiwan, as well as Iran as a child (we presume his belongings were packed for him, but maybe he's even more adventurous than we thought).

As a tour leader in Vietnam, he's travelled the length and breadth of the country (giant bowl of his favourite Pho Bo - beef noodle soup - in hand), but the pretty town of Hoi An remains his favourite. In his words "I know it's not a very original choice, but some places are famous for a reason!"

While Japan also left an impression on him, he certainly left one in return when he found himself moving in only the highest circles. As if it wasn't enough to go curling alongside the Japanese national team, he was featured on Japanese television as he hobnobbed at the National Palace.

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