Greetings, fellow traveler!
We focus on crafting tailor-made travel planning for individuals, couples, groups, and families. Depending on what you want – we will provide everything within your budget.
With every reservation that we make, we give special attention to exactly what our clients are looking for and what is important to them. Special activities? Great food? Special interests? Relaxation? Let us know and we will tell you how to turn your Japan dreams into reality!
There’s nothing we love more than making travel arrangements and sending people off to explore and enjoy Japan and its culture. We hope that you, too, share this passion with us.
Do not hesitate to contact us when you are planning your dream trip.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"The Land of the Rising Sun! Japan. We can cater to places anywhere in Japan. We specialize in offering a customized itinerary, specific to our client's travel requirements and needs. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I was given the chance to travel to New Zealand for work and was lucky to be able to travel the key cities both in the North and South Islands. The experience became an eye-opener on how travel can expand and broaden your horizon.
While the Coronavirus Pandemic is on a high, I was also given a chance to work with Japan's travel sector. It's a little bit ironic considering the effect brought by the pandemic on the travel industry but there's nothing to complain only gratitude. I am thankful enough for the opportunity to be part of Japan Travel's dynamic and diverse team, who are expert in what they do.
Japan is a beautiful country and knowing about it more and more, there's no way out but to keep falling for it - its landscape, culture, food, experiences, people, and a whole lot more. With that being said, travel indeed opens great doors of discoveries, it has the power to bring people together, open minds and hearts, and create lasting memories. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Dunedin caught me by surprise, I thinks its NZ's South Island's underrated gem. The city is is full of contrast and characters. Its stunning, marvelous and grand architecture is unforgettable. I'll never forget as well the hike and climb at Mount Manganui in Tauranga together with my university bestie. "
Irish's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
If you want to make friends on your trip to Japan, show an interest in Japanese culture—even younger generations are eager to share their heritage. The country's top cultural...
With 10 days in Japan, you can choose to tour Japan's major cities—Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. Or get away from the bright lights and crowds, choosing a trip through...
With two weeks to spend in Japan, you can take a classic tour around the country's highlights—including Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima—or opt for an itinerary focusing specifically...
This action-packed 10-day adventure around Japan is perfect for families! The itinerary leads you from the neon lights, futuristic interactive art, and whimsical character cafés...
This weeklong journey focuses on Japan's busy cities, including ultra-modern Tokyo and historic Hiroshima. You'll explore the contemporary art scene, dine in a character café,...
Offering ancient traditions and futuristic fun, Japan is filled with one-of-a-kind attractions for the young—and the young at heart. This two-week family-friendly itinerary...
Welcome to Japan! On this two-week journey around the main island, Honshu, you'll enjoy a mix of cultural sightseeing and active adventures. Visit sacred temples and shrines,...
This unique 14-day tour will take you to the major cities and destinations of Japan as well as hidden destinations that few tourists explore. You'll see Tokyo's futuristic neon...
Recent trip reviews for Irish
Wonderful vacation in Japan
Jun 2 - Jun 17, 2023
We very much enjoyed our 2 week Japan vacation, thanks to the careful planning of Irish. Irish was a great problem solver when issues came up, she was a thoughtful communicator, responding quickly to questions and she was thorough and organized so everything was arranged on time and without issue.
Our guides were wonderful for the most part. We thought that Shu was exceptionally good in his knowledge, organization and consideration. Miyuki was also terrific, even though she pushed us to... read more
excellent family trip to Japan
May 29 - Jun 11, 2023
Irish planned a wonderful family trip to Japan! She covered every detail needed, from our airport transfers, JR pass, and info needed for Universal Studios as well as the Shimanami Kaido, to selecting very conveniently located hotels which made moving from place to place very easy and comfortable. She encompassed all the experiences we were seeking - the excitement of Tokyo and Osaka to the very different experience of a peaceful mountain onsen in Hakone to the very sad yet well done peace... read more
Japan trip of March 2023.
Mar 13 - Mar 27, 2023
Our recent trip in last two weeks of March 2023 entailed travels to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, Kyoto, and Osaka. The arrangement of the trip by our Guides Claudia, Xavier and Irish was superb in the form of being responsive to all our questions., queries and concerns. The selection of Hotels and their locations was great, well thought out, convenient and excellent. The itinerary was great. We did get to see a lot of Japan in variety of settings and it’s rich history and religious... read more
Our trip was well planned and executed.Irish...
Mar 13 - Mar 27, 2023
Our trip was well planned and executed.
Irish was very responsive. read more
Professional and easy to work with
Jan 22 - Jan 28, 2023
Thanks to Irish and Kristy our first family vacation to Japan was a success! They found us great hotels in Tokyo (Karaska Hotel Premier Tokyo Ginza) and Hakuba (Hakuba Highlands Hotel) and helped us navigate the JR Rail Pass process to get us around Tokyo and to/from Nagano. They also arranged for a driver to pick us up and drop us off at the airport - which was a bonus with the luggage.
fabulous time in tokyo!
Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2022
We had a wonderful time. Irish was fabulous planning everything and Shegao was just wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone visiting Japan! read more
Good help in planning, but at high cost
Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2022
1. Use Kimkim only if you have no idea about the country, like I did with Japan. Irish was very helpful and suggested Hakone, which was a lovely place.
2. Be prepared to pay almost double for your trip, compared to doing it yourself. I saw the price and there was a sticker shock, but I decided to still let Irish have her pay since she did a lot of work already.
3. Give them a lot of time! For example time difference between Japan and US is 13 hrs. So it takes 1/2 a day for the email to be... read more