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Brief of company

We are proud to be a Japan- specialist travel company with the head office in Tokyo and branches offices in Kyoto, Kyushu and Matsumoto and Europe contact office in Germany. Offshore office in Hanoi, Vietnam services as a support office in undertaking efficient business operations in Marketing, IT and FIT enquiry. Our company is headed by 2 young, dynamic industry experts with true passion for Japan, who genuinely believes in cultivating sustainable business practice. We are passionate about what we do and our mission is to spread the “Beauty of Japan” to the world and bring an extraordinary experience of Japanese culture in a responsible way.

We hope to share our genuine local experience, and our everyday inspiration to live and breathe Japan by crafting a rewarding journey for you. Flawless nationwide network with local stakeholders, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, coupled with a passionate internal team, we believe you'll have an unforgettable travel experience while traveling with Beauty of Japan Tours.

We look forward to making your trip very personal and truly inspirational!

Meet Our Team

Takahiro Noguchi
Co- Founder/ Executive Director

After spending a total of 12 years in North America and with travel experience of over 20 countries, he noticed that local culture and tradition, which he calls “beauty”, were mostly found in local region and this also applies to Japan.  
His passion is to share Japanese unique and beautiful culture and tradition to the world and provide opportunity of "experience" to the travelers to Japan.
 
Graduated from Canada and obtained a honors bachelor degree with major in marketing and entrepreneurial management.
 
After he came back to Japan, he joined global sales and marketing department at Sony.  He was transferred to Sony Electronics in the US for 3.5 years to lead a mobile electronics (car audio) business group and achieved major sales and market share growth.  After deeper brand marketing and management experience at Unicharm and Energizer in Japan, he established BOJ, Inc in 2014. 
Taka also spends his leisure time consulting and advising the local government in the areas of Tourism/ Product development in the grassroots level.
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Takahiro Noguchi
Co- Founder/ Executive Director

After spending a total of 12 years in North America and with travel experience of over 20 countries, he noticed that local culture and tradition, which he calls “beauty”, were mostly found in local region and this also applies to Japan.  
His passion is to share Japanese unique and beautiful culture and tradition to the world and provide opportunity of "experience" to the travelers to Japan.
 
Graduated from Canada and obtained a honors bachelor degree with major in marketing and entrepreneurial management.
 
After he came back to Japan, he joined global sales and marketing department at Sony.  He was transferred to Sony Electronics in the US for 3.5 years to lead a mobile electronics (car audio) business group and achieved major sales and market share growth.  After deeper brand marketing and management experience at Unicharm and Energizer in Japan, he established BOJ, Inc in 2014. 
Taka also spends his leisure time consulting and advising the local government in the areas of Tourism/ Product development in the grassroots level.
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Pankaj Pradhan
Co- Founder/ Executive Director

15 years of hands on experience in Tourism industry in Asia. Started the humble beginning as a Tour Leader for a British Adventure Travel and walked organically way up to Executive Management positions with reputed Tour Companies. Over the years he specialized in setting up successful Destination Management Companies across Asia.

Pankaj has embraced the changing technological dynamics, customer needs, operating environment in travel business over the years. One of the thing which still embeds since working as a Tour Leader and until now is the genuine passion of show-casing and sharing the local culture and experience to the clients. He strongly believes travel is not only visiting the country, it is about connecting and experiencing what the country has to offer.

 After spending sometime in Japan, traveling across the country, working with the locals, and being part of day to day life, he is thrilled to have discovered the real beauty of Japan and her stunning diverse culture. And, very excited to share this passion with our partners and travelers.

Pankaj is partly responsible to oversee the satellite office in Vietnam which serves FIT sales centre/ Marketing/ IT service, besides, shutting to Japan regularly to check product and work with operational team and dedicated guides/ leaders.

Takayuki Ono
Product Research Associate

Thirteen years of experience in international marketing research agencies in the management positions. Joined Beauty of Japan in Jan 2015 as a Product Research Associate. His expertise are in finding the unique and exclusive cultural experience to connect the customers and locals directly to enhance the customer service experience in our product offerings. In our ongoing endeavour to work directly with local community in promoting community based tourism and new areas outside the main tourist circuit, Ono-san, plays instrumental role in making this happen by working hand in hand with the management team.

Sam Yokobori
Senior Adventure Tour Guide

Sam leads our guiding team and is in charge of quality control. He went to university in Canada majoring the environmental studies. After his graduation, he polished his mountaineering skills in the mountaineering school in the Canadian Rockies and began his career as a hiking & caving guide at Mt. Fuji. He further developed his guiding skills in the Canadian Rockies and Japanese mountains to guide English speaking tourists. In addition to his deep guiding experience, he is a Wilderness First Aid specialist and established Wilderness Medical Associates Japan to instruct wilderness medicine courses in Japan. He sees the beauty in Japanese cultural histories and subtle changes within transience of nature.
 
 

Kota Utashiro
Operations & Customer Care Executive

Kota graduated in English communication from the university. His passion is to share the beautiful culture to everyone who is interested in Japan. As a Operations and Customer Care Executive, he is committed to provide our guest with impeccable service and the best part is, this comes naturally to Kota. 
Kota spends time equally at the office and outside meeting guest and checking the services to ensure they meet and exceed our standard.
During his leisure time, he is indulged in practising kick boxing and watching sumo practice.

Kenta Sasajima
Kyoto Branch Manager

After graduating in 2014, majoring in sport and medical science, Kenta-san, realised his enthusiasm was about finding the authentic travel experience and connecting with the local community all across Japan. He is often seen out on the road inspecting the boutique hotels, ryokans for our guest, alongside, building lasting relations with our pool of local partners, who are very keen to showcase their unique products.

Kenta, is the man behind crafting our first home-stay program, which is purely along the community based tourism approach, working with local fisherman&;s community, north of Tokyo in Sendai region. Kenta admires the arts and crafts and during this leisure time, he packs his bags and boots to go off for hiking up in the mountains.

Dong-hee Kim
Hotel Reservation & Contracting

She had worked at several hotels in Tokyo as a hotelier, which provided her many chances to meet plenty travelers from all over the world. While working at the hotel, she recommended them a lot of nice things to do around Tokyo. She herself understand the feeling of being in Japan as  a person who can`t speak Japanese, because she also have experience to visit Japan as a traveler. Therefore, she really wanted to help clients to perfect their Japan's travel  plan. Eleven years ago, she visited Japan as a traveler. At that time, she got really good memory and experience, which made her decide to stay in Japan and work for the next nine years.

Kaori Yamakita
FIT Coordinator

Kaori-san had worked in outbound tourism company as travel consultant for Japanese clients to Europe for ten years. Before that, she had supported hundreds of tourists going to Australia ,New Zealand, Canada & USA for eight years. In her opinion, Beauty Of Japan is unique company, and she is exciting to work here, as the company always strive to find new interesting cultural experiences in Japan and introduce it to clients. She likes traveling the world, and thus she would like our clients to enjoy Japan with attentive arrangement.

Kayoko Kurihara
Cultural Experience Coordinator & Accountant

Kayoko used to work in companies that support the establishment the foreign capital companies in Japan, with the vacancy as accounting/ administration work for non-residents and tax related matters under Japanese tax law.  She was fascinated by all aspects of Japan, especially culture and Japanese thoughts and made her decision to join tourism industry and meet Beauty Of Japan. 

Kenta Wada
Tour Leader

Kenta used to work at another tour agency where he was a tour operator for FIT. He feel that not many visitors understand Japan and that's the reason why he wanted show people around Japan and discover Japan for what the country really is. He also want more Japanese people to connect with foreign people, therefore he wants to be a bridge to help connect Japanese people to foreigners. 

Kenta was born in Japan but due to his father work in military I lived in America for more than 10 years. Since he was born, he was always using Japanese and English, which makes him desired to do something that he can use the two languages. That is why he came back to Japan and started his life here to further study his Japanese and learn more about the Japanese culture to help spread beauty of Japan to the world. 

Shun Ito
Tour Leader

He graduated from a vocational college in Tokyo in March 2018. In college, he had studied English, Spanish, and other various aspects of service industry. Between 2012 and 2015, he stayed in Zurich and studied German and other subjects in a high school. While studying in the college, he saw many foreign travellers in Japan facing difficulties. It was his pleasure to help Beauty Of Japan's clients using his language skills, and that experience made him interested in this industry.

Haruka Yokoyama
Cultural Experience Coordinator

Haruka used to work as english teacher in a Japanese middle school and a high school. She loved traveling to foreign countries and have visited over 15 countries until now.  Everytime she travelled abroad, she learned new things about her visited country and how it is different from Japanese culture. The more she learned about other countries and interact with foreign people, the more she got interested in her own country. She loves the beauty of Japan and its every aspects: culture, tradition, and nature, and would love to share them with people all over the world.

Asuka Uchimura
Operation Coordinator

OUR OFFICES

 
Address in Japan
#Shintomicho 1-chome bldg. 5F, 1-3-2 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041
TEL
+81 3 6779 9659
FAX
+81 3 6740 1880
E-mail
inquiry@beautyofjapantours.com
Address in Vietnam
# 11F, 169 Nguyen Ngoc Vu Str., Hanoi, Vietnam (Support Office)
TEL
+84 24 6027 8433
 

Why Travel With Us

Effective response to your request in 24 hours

Customize the program according to your interest and budget

24/ 7 customer service support on the ground

Simple and smooth booking process

Flexible cancellation/ amendment policy

 

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL 

Every single members at Beauty of Japan is passionate in practicing the basics of Responsible travel principle. It maybe small steps such as being mindful not to waste the energy at the office, using public and eco friendly transport that reflects in our itinerary suggestion, working alongside with the locals, promoting community based experience and many more.

We like to keep things fairly simple, easy to understand and practiced by us, partners and our guest alike. That is why, we believe in working hand to hand with hands on approach instead of creating multiple pages of policy and principles, which seems to be getting trendier in the Industry. Below is our illustration in how we embrace and translate Responsible travel at Beauty of Japan Tours.

HOW WE WORK