Japan Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best Japan travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in Japan who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Andy Moser

(7 reviews)
Japan Travel Agent based in Kyoto, Japan
Andy specializes in: Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Cultural tours of Japan
Recent traveler reviews for Andy:
"All arrangements were professionally, efficiently and patiently handled by our pre-travel contact Andy, our trip guide Atsuko-san and our local guide from Usui Toge to Yokokawa, Riki-san." - by Louise, Oct 27, 2018 · see review
"We planned our trip with Andy who was accessible and communicated clearly." - by Gwen, Oct 26, 2018 · see review
"Andy and the team were very responsive to our needs and went out of their way to celebrate my wife's birthday with a cake at our initial dinner." - by Clarence, Oct 22, 2018 · see review

Jeff Aasgaard

(2 reviews)
Japan Travel Agent based in Michigan and Japan
I first moved to Japan when my dad was transferred to Hiroshima, this experience changed my life. When I returned to the US I finished my degree and changed my major international business which included studying Japanese language, history, and culture. After graduation I moved back to Japan and... read more

Alan Williams

(1 review)
Japan Travel Agent based in Japan
Alan specializes in: Islands, Spiritual retreats, hidden getaways, countryside, martial arts, Japanese traditional arts, sake, sake breweries, outdoor trips, hiking trips, nature, cameras (film), matsuri, festivals
I want to provide you with the best experience that you can possibly have while in Japan. My aim to help you dive deep into the culture and to see Japan from every angle. From its high-speed, futuristic cities to its relaxing and inviting villages, we promise a well-rounded itinerary that... read more

Kanata Ide

(1 review)
Japan Travel Agent based in Kyoto, Japan
Hi, I'm Kanata Ide, and I am a Japanese American who has relocated to Japan. I currently live in Kyoto and I have been off the beaten path all around Japan. I hope to share the knowledge I have gained, through travelling through this country, and create experiences for people that they will never... read more
Japan Travel Agent based in Japan
Gibwa specializes in: Deep cultural experiences, traditional activities, island exploration, city tours, hiking, spiritual retreats
I grew up in South Africa, but my parents were originally from Britain and Uganda, which made our family a bit of an anomaly in post-apartheid South Africa. Being mixed and receiving exposure to so many different cultural groups growing up, meant that I always had an appreciation for different... read more
Japan Travel Agent based in Kyoto
Carrick specializes in: Off the beaten path, walking trails,
My name is Carrick and I first moved to Kyoto as a foreign exchange student in 2013, returning a few years later to live in nearby Osaka - a bustling city known for its ever evolving cityscape and deep history. My personal interests are in local folklore, modern literature and Japanese soul food. read more
Japan Travel Agent based in Osaka, Japan
Dario specializes in: Luxury stay in Japan Ryokans, Custom Japan Accomodations, Tailor-made Tours of Japan Beautiful natural hot springs, ancient pilgrimage trails, Buddhist Temples, Japanese agritourism
I'm originally from Italy. In 2004 my love affair with Japan started, I decided to leave Italy for Japan. In the following years I explored all the Japan. I am currently based in Osaka, not far from Kyoto. read more

Trip Reviews for Japan

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.7
(28 reviews)

Best trip ever because of Kimkim · Japan - Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2019

Traveler: Candyce K. - Local specialist: Patrick Marsh

I cannot begin to write a review that can give my friends and my experience traversing the Nakasendo Trail in Japan. I think a large part of this amazing time was the service provided by Kimkim and the team. We did not use a guide but honestly, this group is so organized, they gave us almost step by step instructions on how to hike the trail, going to far as to provide pictures of junctures so that we could not get lost even if we tried.
All our train tickets, itinerary and inn... read more

I cannot begin to write a review that can give my friends and my experience traversing the Nakasendo Trail in Japan. I think a large part of this amazing time was the service provided by Kimkim and the team. We did not use a guide but honestly, this group is so organized, they gave us almost step by step instructions on how to hike the trail, going to far as to provide pictures of junctures so that we could not get lost even if we tried.
All our train tickets, itinerary and inn reservations (including food restrictions) were all handled ahead of time with no necessary added work on our part. In fact, due to the typhoon that occurred just prior to our trip, a Kimkim agent came to our inn with updated instructions and amended train tickets to accommodate the change in plans due to problems on the trail. I have never, never experienced such service in my life.
This is what I would say, if anyone is considering walking the Nakasendo Trail, please trust your trip to Kimkim. Yes, you can do it yourself, and yes it might cost to give it over to this company. However for peace of mind and even looking back on it now, it was the smartest move and the best money I have ever spent on a trip.

peter

A very well thought out trip · Japan - Sep 26 - Oct 14, 2019

Traveler: peter e. - Local specialist: Jeff Aasgaard

A very well thought out trip working around 2 Rugby world cup matches which inevitably constrained the itinerary to a degree. The information provided before and during the trip was excellent and where we had guides they were very good, it was nice to be met at the airport and talked through using the train system and to set up our japan rail pass. We became confident in using the transport systems much more quickly than we would have left to our own devices.
Hotel choices were well judged... read more

A very well thought out trip working around 2 Rugby world cup matches which inevitably constrained the itinerary to a degree. The information provided before and during the trip was excellent and where we had guides they were very good, it was nice to be met at the airport and talked through using the train system and to set up our japan rail pass. We became confident in using the transport systems much more quickly than we would have left to our own devices.
Hotel choices were well judged with great locations and were a better standard than I expected for the cost of the tour. We took up a couple of suggestions that we wouldn't normally have gone for and were glad that we did - the evening guided food and drink tour in Osaka was particularly memorable.
We started with a few days in Tokyo then travelled down to Hiroshima and over to Miyajima Island - that was a highlight despite the iconic Tori gate being covered in scaffolding. We then got the train back up to Kyoto where we were based for 4 nights, as well as visiting numerous sites here we also did day trips to Nara - must visit, loved the deer and Himeji castle where we were shown round by a volunteer guide - these were available at numerous sites and very knowledgeable.
The station hotel in Kyoto was probably our favourite in Japan - great rooms, facilities and location and good restaurant recommendations by the concierge.
Next we went back to Tokyo for 3 days and met up with some friends for a couple of days watching England beat Argentina, visiting the robot restaurant and going on a bar/restaurant crawl, we also really enjoyed the team labs borderless digital art gallery.
From Tokyo we did a loop through the mountains first to Kanazawa, we then stopped at the world heritage site village of Shirakiwa-go in the mountains on the way to Takayama. We stayed for 2 nights in a ryokan in Takayama to coincide with the autumn festival - a lovely town and great experience. From here we got the bus to Matsumoto where we visited the castle and art museum.
Our last stop on the trip was Yokohama - very near Tokyo but quite a different feel with a very interesting waterfront. Unfortunately the England v France match was cancelled as Typhoon hagibis passed through on the saturday - it was eerie spending a day in the hotel with everything shut down.
The weather was beautiful the next morning and we managed to get tickets to watch Japan beat Scotland - a memorable last night in Japan before our flight home next morning.

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Jeff Aasgaard, local specialist, responded to this review:

Peter,

I was so happy to read your very kind review and to see all of the photos you took. I am glad you had a wonderful time and even tried a few new activities like the evening tour in Osaka.

I hope that you are able to return to Japan and will contact us again.

Thank you,
Jeff Aasgaard

Kumano Kodo - Do it! · Japan - Oct 7 - Oct 17, 2019

Traveler: Emily S. - Local specialist: Andy Moser

Carrick was integral in making this trip happen! From booking the travel and accommodations, to answering questions, to helping me be as flexible as possible, there was no way I could have done the Kumano Kodo without her help. Through Carrick, I was able to do not only the Nakahechi Route, but the lesser traveled and (I think) more rewarding Kohechi Route. Even when things went slightly awry, their English speaking support team was able to help me work through any missed connections. I fully recommend her, Oku Japan, and their services via KimKim! Thank you for making my trip so amazing.

Trip to Japan · Japan - Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2019

Traveler: Meghan G. - Local specialist: Alan Williams

We had a fantastic 10 day trip throughout Japan! Alan, Gibwa, and Katherine were wonderful to work with. They were quick to respond and very thorough. They created a custom journey with many of the must-see highlights as well as some hidden treasures. Some highlights were our bike tour through Takayama with our guide Taka. The festival float exhibition hall exceeded expectations and we'd love to go back and experience the exhibition. Our cooking class in Kyoto was a blast! We had a wonderful... read more

We had a fantastic 10 day trip throughout Japan! Alan, Gibwa, and Katherine were wonderful to work with. They were quick to respond and very thorough. They created a custom journey with many of the must-see highlights as well as some hidden treasures. Some highlights were our bike tour through Takayama with our guide Taka. The festival float exhibition hall exceeded expectations and we'd love to go back and experience the exhibition. Our cooking class in Kyoto was a blast! We had a wonderful conversation and long walk through Nishiki Market, a surprise stop at a sake brewery followed by an informative and delightful class where we made sushi and miso soup. The Edo Wonderland was a bit underwhelming for us, but might be a great activity for a family. We would've been happy using that time to explore more of Tokyo. Overall it was a fantastic trip and we would highly recommend Kim Kim and Kichi Japan in the future. Gibwa and Katherine it was wonderful to meet you in person! Thank you for everything!

Hike Japan's Nakasendo Trail - 5 Days · Japan - Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2019

Traveler: Phillip A. - Local specialist: Kanata Ide

The trip was very well organised by Kanata. Our only concern in booking was a delay in progress every now and again. The hike was FANTASTIC! Accommodation SUPERB. Maps and booklet etc EXCELLENT