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.

Michael Trombold

Little did Michael's parents know that the Origami handbook they bought him in 4th grade would inspire a lifelong passion for Japan.

Unfortunately, despite being somewhat of a child prodigy in the paper folding world, nowadays he would struggle to fashion anything more impressive than a paper cup.

From cookery classes with Princess Diana's former chef, to a stint at a fast food restaurant, Michael's first love isn't origami, but food. We've heard he can cook up a storm with nothing more than an idea, a hungry tummy and some ingenuity. Us, angling for a dinner party invite?

You're never far from a good meal in Japan and when living in Askashi, katsudon - fried pork with sweet and salty sauce topped with an egg - soon became his favourite. Katsudon isn't a health food, but it was great fuel for all his outdoor adventures; hiking Mount Fuji, Mount Ishizuchi and a quarter of the Kumano Kodo being just a few.

As if that wasn't enough, alongside cooking, hiking and origami, Michael enjoys crochet, and was a tissue engineering lab research assistant in a previous life. Plenty to talk about at that dinner party.

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
Kester Wright
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
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
Josh Simpson
Rory Burgin
Lachlan Miller
Samantha Ng