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  • Exploring Uji: Tea, temples and tactile totems

    Richard Farmer is one of our expert Japan tour leaders. He lives in Kyoto, Japan's capital of culture and tradition, and heart of the fascinating Kansai region - a veritable hotbed of sightseeing delights. Today, he's headed out to Uji to visit one of the oldest buildings in Japan and discover some of the area's other accomplishments. (more…)

  • Second Harvest Japan

    As Sustainability Officer for Inside Japan Tours, it's Matt's job to think of ways to reduce our impact on the environment and ensure that we give something back to the communities we work in. In this blog post, he introduces Second Harvest Japan - the latest charity to which we have chosen to lend our support. (more…)

  • Tokyo Mystery: The making of a game

    David and Brett are tour leaders for InsideJapan. Both based in Tokyo, they recently turned their capable hands to creating one of our most exciting new experiences: the Tokyo Mystery Game. Read on to find out how they fared... A few months ago, much younger versions of tour leader Brett and myself were challenged to a battle of wits in one of the most complex metro systems in our solar system we know about: The Tokyo Underground (Read about our experience here). What a synaptic fry-up that was. Like skydiving with a parachute that only opens once you successfully solve a series of puzzles. Tears and joy. We were so moved, we set out to create our own game in the arena of Tokyo. Here’s a little about that process: (more…)

  • J-Pop & Go! in photos

    As one of our league of excellent tour leaders, Mike leads our customers on tours up and down Japan - but he's based in the brilliant, buzzing city of Tokyo. Here he explains why our pop-culture-tastic HYPERJAPAN J-Pop & Go! tour is one of his favourite itineraries to lead... (more…)

  • Ready, Steady, Go! Accessible Japan

    Charlea is one of our expert tour leaders, tirelessly taking Inside Japan customers along the length and breadth of Japan. Originally from New Mexico, she lived in Okayama and Osaka before settling in Tokyo - where she is based today. In this post, she and our other intrepid tour leaders headed out on a training day with Josh Grisdale for an introduction to accessible Japan in an electric wheelchair. (more…)


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