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.

Abby Owers

Abby's love of getting off the beaten track has led her to have adventures in countless different countries.

Where many powder hounds flock to the French Alps, after working as a ski instructor in Switzerland, Abby left Europe's frosty slopes in search of something more special in the snowy climes of Jindabyne in Australia and Niseko on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. Skiing in the hidden gem of Kiroro (you heard it here first), with fresh lines from first lift to last, is one of her favourite travel memories.

While she's originally from Salisbury, having lived in seven different countries, it doesn't take Abby long to acclimatise and start living like the locals do - like most people in Hokkaido, soup curry, the regional speciality, soon became her daily favourite dish. Now back in the UK, the days of ski slopes and soup curry are long gone. We do have affordable cheese though, so it's not all bad.

In place of whizzing down those brilliant white slopes, Abby regularly goes swimming and plays netball; she's also been known to flourish a tennis racket when the sun shines (a very occasional hobby in England, then). A self-confessed bookworm, she has a list as long as her arm to get through, but anything about Stonehenge will be held at arm's length; having worked at the ancient site, she has more niche facts about Neolithic life than she's ever likely to need.

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