Our Travel Planners


Experience in Japan-bound travel

We've built a reputation for excellence in customer service and attention to detail.

Local Experts

Passionate about Japan

They have visited every corner of Japan to bring you the top sights and activities.



Tokyo, London, Paris, Madrid, & Berlin.

Every trip is unique, so are our Travel Planners!

At Japan Experience, we understand that every journey is a personal story waiting to unfold. Our travel planner is here to create a fully customized trip for you according to your interests and dreams, ensuring an unforgettable experience. A complete program and itinerary for an unforgettable trip, including day-by-day activities, accommodation, and means of transport, will ensure your stay is just right for you.

Our experts have extensive knowledge of Japan, making sure that you visit and experience the best that Japan has to offer. From serene temples to bustling city streets, let our travel planners guide you through the wonders of Japan, making each moment uniquely yours. 

For any tailor-made tour inquiries, please contact our teams at +44 (0) 20 3514 6932 or through our online form here!

Meet our Travel Planners

Get to know the experts who will write the story of your next trip to Japan alongside you!


Captivated by Japanese culture, Vincent traveled to Japan to pursue his university education. He spent several years working across the archipelago, living successively in Tokyo, then near the small island of Enoshima (Fujisawa), and finally in Shikoku.

Ever since, he regularly returns to Japan to explore new locations and indulge in the local cuisine. Above all, he loves matsuri (traditional festivals), particularly the renowned Awa Odori festival. Bring up Japan in conversation, and he can talk endlessly about it!


Sandra is a big fan of the Far East and has visited many destinations there, but the one place that has captured her heart the most, is Japan. With over 25 years' experience working in the travel industry, she knows that Japan is one gem that needs to be added onto everyone's bucket list. It keeps on giving and you are always learning something new, something unique.

Her key skills lie in building strong travel trade relationships, product distribution, marketing, training and event management.


Having spent summers with family in Osaka during his childhood years, Andrew has always loved Japan from a very young age. With his uncle teaching him to surf at age 10, one of his favourite things about Japan continues to be its seaside and beaches.

Whilst completing his research thesis in Kyoto on Japanese Hip-Hop, Andrew had the opportunity to experience and immerse himself in Japan’s music and fashion scene, nightlife and a side of Japan most wouldn’t typically associate with its traditional character. If you are particularly interested in visiting the Kansai area, Andrew is the person to talk to!


Christian is German and represents Japan Experience in Berlin. He is perfectly fluent in English & French. His passion for Japan was born during numerous personal trips to the country, where he volunteered with local associations. He has also contributed to the development of Japanese Matsuri (folk festivals) in Berlin.

Above all, he loves the Kansai region and the north of Japan, as well as the shrines and traditional craftsmanship. He enjoys traveling by train and ferry to gradually explore the most remote places in the country.


Juan fell in love with Japan thanks to pop culture. Since then he has become an avid researcher of places to see and visit in Japan, enjoying the particular aesthetic of the Japanese nightlife, he particularly enjoys finding “Yokocho” and hidden temples amidst the cities as well as walking from temple to temple.

He is passionate about providing excellent customer service and helping clients plan their dream holidays to Japan. Juan is based in the Japan Experience Office in Madrid after having lived many years in London.


Virginie is a Japan enthusiast who lived in Tokyo. It was through J-Pop that she fell in love with the country and its language. Since then, she has traveled extensively. Her favorite spot? The Nakano district in Tokyo, known for its vintage vibe and popular restaurants.

She'll likely suggest that you unwind in the city's sentō (public baths) or onsen (hot springs)! One of her favorites is Ganiba Onsen, a bath nestled in nature in Akita Prefecture. If you're looking to explore the charm of the countryside and small Japanese villages, she's the one to ask!


Listy fell in love with Japan in 2002 when she moved there and attended a Franco-Japanese school for a few years. Since then, she has returned many times, often for her studies, and has lived in several cities including Tokyo and Nagasaki.

Her favorite place is the island of Miyajima, near Hiroshima, where she loves climbing Mount Misen at sunset. So, don't hesitate to ask her any questions you have about Japan!


Laetitia fell in love with Japan twice over: first through its pop culture, and then during her travels, which touched her with their harmony and tranquility.

Having spent a year living in Oita as part of a student exchange program, she had the opportunity to experience everyday Japanese life and began practicing yosakoi, a folk Japanese dance from Kochi. Her philosophy? Observe and emulate the Japanese for an authentic immersion.


Since his first trip to Japan in 2007, Norbert has explored the country by foot, bus, and motorcycle. An amateur photographer with a passion for exploration, his latest favorites are the cities of Fukuoka and Kagoshima.

He regularly returns to Japan, always seeking out new places to explore. He is a huge fan of anything related to pop culture. If you talk to him about anime and manga, you'll find he's extremely knowledgeable on the subject.

Tailor-made Tours

Start planning your trip!

Because we know that everyone is different, our team is available to design a travel itinerary tailored to you. 

With more than 40 years of experience and a team of experts who have all lived in Japan, we work closely with you to give you the trip of a lifetime. Find out more about how they can help create your ideal Japan trip on our Tailor-made tours page!

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