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.

Tim Supplitt

With a Master's degree in Japanese Anthropology, and experience living and travelling all over the country, in Tim's words "all roads lead to Japan".

Tim has always been interested in different cultures, but it was during a Japanese history lesson that he really found his calling. Inspired by Japanese social constructs (and anime), he went on to study Japanese Anthropology, spending senior year living like the locals at a homestay while attending Tokyo International University. Returning to the US, he continued his Japanese studies with a Master's at the University of Arizona.

A passionate sports fan (spot him in the Seattle Seahawks stands!), Tim took a break from his presidency at the university's anime club to spend three months attending disability athletic events across Japan as part of his research. It's not just learning about sports though, Tim was so good as a hockey goalie that he won MVP of his league. His secret to success? Being able to do the splits! Something that apparently becomes increasingly difficult with age...

Having travelled all over Japan, Tim finds it tricky (nigh on impossible) to narrow down a favourite place, but does have three top highlights: the natural beauty and winter sports opportunities in Sapporo; the unmatched energy and Skytree views in Tokyo; and Hiroshima for its history and his favourite food of all - the city's signature style okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes).

The perfect fuel for working back up to the splits!

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
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
Rory Burgin
Lachlan Miller
Samantha Ng