Why choose InsideJapan Tours?

Established in 2000, InsideJapan Tours is a market-leading Japan travel specialist, offering unique group tours, tailored travel and cultural experiences in Japan. Our team have had years of experience living, working and travelling in Japan, and we offer unrivalled advice and support - whatever the budget or personal interests of your clients.

Travel agents recommend us for their clients because we give them the chance to experience both the popular and the little-known aspects of Japanese culture, providing an insight into the diverse character of this fascinating country.

Below are just some of the reasons why you should choose InsideJapan Tours for your clients' trips to Japan.

  • Our Japan Office

    We have our own offices in Japan which allows us to be our own ground handler. As a result, we are often more competitive on price than rival companies who offer Japan.

    This also means we are in full control of the trips we organise and our native English speaking customer support team are available 24/7 whilst your clients are on the ground in Japan.

  • Our Reservations Team

    All members of our reservations teams based in the UK, US and Australia have lived and worked in Japan so know the destination inside-out.

    Whether it is your first time selling Japan, you have clients with very specialist interests or even if you are a confident long term seller of Japan, our travel consultants will be able to give you as much or as little help and advice as you need.

  • The widest range of Small Group Tours

    We have almost 100 Japan group tour departures per year covering five different tour grades: Deluxe, Superior, All-Inclusive, Classic and Essential. Our group tour styles ensure there is always something to suit your clients, whatever their budget and tastes. Some tours visit the most famous sights, whilst others cover special interest areas. For example, our Spring Elegance tour is ideal for those keen to see the famous cherry blossom, whilst A Northen Soul focuses on the Tohoku region.

    Our groups are led by our great team of tour leaders and group size is 14 people maximum*. We'll also confirm the tour departure after just 4* people are booked on.

    *Except for departures of our all-inclusive tour, 'All in Japan', which is maximum 20 people and confirmed at 6 people.

  • Watch our video below to see what our clients think of our small group tours.

  • Fully-tailored Self-guided adventures

    Whether your clients only have time to see a few of the highlights, would prefer to drive rather than take the train, are art lovers or keen ramblers, we'll tailor the perfect trip to suit them. Your clients' holidays can start on any day of the year and visit any corner of the country, giving them complete flexibility over itinerary, duration and budget.

    We'll arrange everything, including airport transfers, accommodation, transport, restaurant reservations and private guides. We also have hundreds of experiences that your clients can choose from.

  • Excellent Travel Documents

    At InsideJapan Tours we aim to make your clients' adventures run as smoothly as possible. To facilitate this we create a detailed Info-Pack for all clients, tailor-written for each specific trip. Maps and directions to accommodation, journey details and train times, addresses in English and Japanese (in case your clients just want to hop in a taxi!) and a lot more are included to help make sure your clients can just focus on enjoying their time in Japan.

    Along with the Info-Pack, we also include destination guides for everywhere your clients will visit during their trip.

  • Outstanding client feedback

    Customer service and satisfaction is hugely important to us and to make sure we are completely transparent, we publish all of our client comments unedited on our website. 97% of all our feedback is positive, with the vast majority of our clients giving us the highest possible "excellent" rating.

    Not only do we want your clients to have a great trip, but we also want to make sure you enjoy working with us. You can read a number of travel agent testimonials here to see what some of our agent partners really think about us!

  • Wide ranging and unique product

    We pride ourselves on finding and creating the most unique product to help your customers "get beneath the surface" of Japan. Our Insider Experiences match customers up with local experts for truly unique experiences. We can offer a whole range of Insider Experiences such as a visit to a sumo stable for morning practice, meeting a master swordsmith, hiking in Kyoto's surrounding mountains, having a street food tour of Osaka, a Tokyo rock music night or even shopping for vinyl in local record shops. The list goes on!

    The below video is an example to show you what to expect from a night out with one of our tour leaders, Brett Plotz, at an izakaya (Japanese tapas style pub) experience.

  • Watch our video below to see an example of our Insider experiences.

  • InsideJapan Tours Accreditation

    As an operator that prides ourselves on the quality we offer to our travel agent partners, we understand the importance of accreditation and recognition by larger bodies in the travel and business world. See the following page to read more about our accreditation.