ABOUT US


Our mission: to become the first Tour Operator specializing in Japan and to share our real knowledge of the country.
 

The Japan Experience Vision

 

 


Strip out
intermediaries


For better rates, and to put the traveler directly in contact with the person who will welcome them.


Combine freedom
with security


Our "Travel Angels" based in Tokyo and Kyoto will assist and advise you for the entire duration of your stay.


Experience the country, don't just visit it

Go beyond
the average tourist trip with an exciting and
authentic experience.


The
"Cultural Aspect"


Spend the day
with a private guide or participate in our cultural and gastronomic activities.

 













Key Figures

 
15,870 travelers in  2016
15 million euros turnover in 2016
60 houses in Japan
15 Travel Angels in Japan

 

25 tours and itineraries
tour leaders








The Japan Experience Team


 

The founder

Claude Saulière founded Vivre le Japon and has run it since 1981.




“Discovering a country, especially Japan, so comparable to ours and yet so different, does not just mean looking at how people lived three centuries ago, but how they live today, their daily life. To do this, you need to be able to stroll around, observe things, meet people, lose yourself...”

 

                                                                     Claude Saulière




Our experts in London          

            
             SARAH                        REBECCA


Our experts in Los Angeles  


              BEATRIZ                        FRANK                          


Our experts in Paris


          MICHIKO                         SOPHIE                       THIERRY                       ROMAIN                        JULIEN

Our experts in Berlin


            NANAE                      CHRISTIAN


Our Travel Angels in Japan

in Kyoto



                SAKI                            NIKKI                        CLÉMENT                      WILLIAM   


in Tokyo


            LAETITIA                     CLÉMENCE

in Kanazawa


             CHRIS

in Fukuoka


            YOANN


in Hiroshima


            ALEXIS
in Osaka


                 YANN

in Nara


             SAYOKO

in Hakone


              DANIEL


in Kamakura


            ISABELLE

in Takayama


               KOBA


     Key Dates



2017
New office in Los Angeles
2016
New office in Berlin
2015
Launch of the "Visit Japan" section with 1,500 articles to prepare your trip
2014
Creation of the book "The Japanese Railways Travel Guide"
2013
Launch of Self-drive tours
New office in London
2012
Launch of Car Rental

2011

"Voyageurs au Japon" becomes "Vivre le Japon"
2006
House rentals launched under the "Vivre le Japon" brand
1996
"Voyageurs au Japon" separates from the "Voyageurs du Monde" group
1991
"Carrefour Japon" becomes "Voyageurs au Japon"
1990
1st French travel agency offering trips to Japan

1981
Creation of "Carrefour Japon"

   The Company

 

Japan Experience is the English name of Vivre le Japon.

In France:

Vivre le Japon is a SARL company in France, created in and has been directed by Claude Saulière since 1981.


Siret: 32060777300035
RCS: 320 607 773
N° Atout France: IM075110003
N° IATA: 202 22565
Financial guarantor: Crédit du Nord
Professional Liability Insurance: Policy No. RCP009565 HISCOX

In Japan:
The company Japan Experience in Japan, is a "YugenGaisha" company under Japanese law, established in 2005 by Claude Saulière.
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